Invitation for Research Proposal 2019-20

GUJARAT ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION SILVER JUBILEE TRUST

INTRODUCTION:

The trust was founded by Late Dr.I.G.Patel (Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India and also Former Director London School of Economics) together with two other founder trustees – Late Prof. Manu Shroff  (Former Additional Secretary.  Ministry of Finance, and also Editor, The Economic Times)  and    Late Prof. V.N. Kothari (Former Head, Department of Economics. M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara).  Being academicians to the heart, the three founding members felt the need to raise the academic standards by supporting and encouraging various academic endeavors by the students and  teachers from various colleges and Universities. These endeavors and activities included,  the Faculty development programmes for the Teachers, supporting post-graduate students with scholarships, providing financial support to those attending seminars, and also to those who organize seminars, apart from encouraging translations of good writings in English into Gujarati.  Keeping in mind the wider interests of the student and teaching community Gujarat Economic Association Silver Jubilee Trust (GEASJT) was founded in the year June 1996. Its objectives have been as follows

 

OBJECTIVES 

  1. To assist the activities of the Gujarat Economic Association in all possible ways.

  2. To promote and carry out research and teaching of economics, social sciences and other related fields and facilitate their dissemination.

  3. To propagate and educate people from all walks of life irrespective of caste, creed, religion a or community about Economics and social Sciences and to create awareness among people regarding these disciplines.

  4. To undertake all such activities that would facilitate and provide understanding of economic issues among the general public.

  5. To encourage translation and production of literature in economics in to Gujarati Language.

 

SOME IMPORTANT ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND INITIATIVES

  1. Faculty Development Programmes:  The trust under the guidance of Lt. Dr. I.G Patel, initiated the first “Faculty Development Programme” at the Department of Economics, M.S.University of Baroda, Vadodara in the year 2000-2001.  Over thirty five teachers had participated in this programme. Academicians like Prof. V.N.Pandit and Prabhat Patnaik were some of the main speakers during the programme.  Since then six  Faculty Development programmes (immediate past four years) were provided with financial support.  Four to the  Department of Human Resources Development, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.  And two to the Department of Economics, Bhavnagar University (Last two years) .


    Needless to say that around two hundred teachers  and Students in the Veer Narmad South Gujarat Area, Bhavnagar University area and all over Gujarat have benefited out of these trust-assisted Faculty Development Programmes. 


  2. Scholarships:  The trust provides a scholarship of Rs. 12000 – each -  (recently raised from Rs. 9000) to the students pursuing their post-graduation in economics in various PG Departments of the Universities in Gujarat.  This is available to students in the first and second year respectively.  In case of a more number of eligible students, the amount, at the discretion of the respective head of the department, can be divided among the number of students.  The support is based on the recommendation of the Heads, Department of Economics in different universities.

     

  3.  Support to participate in International Seminars and Conferences:  Young teachers whose papers have been accepted for presentation at international seminars/conferences are encouraged to make their presentations by providing part-financial support to them.  In two such instances financial support up to Rs. 25,000  was extended.  


  4. Support to Conduct Seminars and Conferences: On the request for providing financial support to organize seminars/conferences, the trust in certain instances has granted amount up to Rs.25,000 to organize seminar/conference. One such instance was, to organize Gujarat Economic Conference and the other one being a National Seminar entitled “Globalization and Cooperation”. The latter one was organized by the Department of Economics, VNSGU, Surat.   

     

  5. Translations: Initiatives are on to encourage translations of important articles, research papers and books from English to Gujarat for the benefit of the wider academic and student community.  The trust is aware of this objective and making efforts in this direction.


OFFICE BEARERS

  1. Chairman: Shri Sanat Mehta. Fmr. Member. Loksabha and Fmr. Finance Minister. Government of Gujarat.

  2. Managing Trustee. Dr. N.M.Pandya. Fmr. Professor & Head. Department of Economics. M.S.U. Baroda/

THE REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT CAN BE ADDRESSED TO THE FOLLOWING.

DR. N.M.PANDYA.

MANAGING TRUSTEE, GEASJT

C/5. DR. C.S.PATEL ENCLAVE.

3. PRATAPGUNJ

VADODARA – 390002.

(MOBILE NO: 98253 19930)