PiE is the Economics Club of IIM Udaipur. Economics is the most vital subject for the future managers irrespective of the industry and domain they are working in. Mission of the club is to help students develop a larger perspective of the world around them which in turn would help them to make better decisions when they step into the corporate world. The club provides a platform to debate and discuss the prevalent policy issues that governing institutions continue to grapple with. We try to accomplish this through various channels and activities.
Mission: To facilitate knowledge creation through an interactive process of participating in shared learning activities
Vision: To be the best Economics club amongst all B-schools in India
Antardrishti 2017, the economics summit conducted by PiE during Solaris on the topic “Protectionism in the age of Globalization” was organized on 11/11/17, with Mr. Saugata Bhattacharya (Chief Economist, Axis Bank) and Dr. Andreas Bauer (Sr. Resident Representative, IMF) gracing the occasion.
Vaad Vivaad 2017, the Annual Economics Debate, conducted by PIE-The Economics Club of IIM Udaipur was concluded on 12/11/17. Team WinterVengeance, from IIM Indore were adjudged the winners, followed by Kautilyas, from IPE Hyderabad, who came a close second and El Jugadors from Fore School of Management who stood third.
Antardrishti is an annual business conclave organized during Solaris, the annual management fest of IIM Udaipur by a collaboration between PiE and ConsultU. It aims to promote synthesis of ideas and insightful exchanges between industry and academia by engaging in discussions on the latest issues in the world of economics. Antardrishti provides an opportunity to discuss the contemporary macroeconomic factors affecting India and their interplay with global economic and financial situation. The summit consists of thought-provoking insights by guest speakers, panel discussions, and open house sessions.
Vaad-Vivaad is an annual inter-college debate competition conducted under the flagship management festival, Solaris. The purpose of the debate is to develop ideas, discussion, and major arguments in support of and opposed to a pre-specified economic topic. Debate embodies the ideals of reasoned argument, tolerance for divergent points of view and rigorous self-examination.
Every year, PiE organizes a budget quiz soon after the announcement of the budget. This is an inter B-school quiz organized by the club, where, the best minds of the country compete to prove their mettle in understanding and interpreting the budget. The quiz consists of questions on a variety of formats and students battle it out to connect the dots. In its inaugural version, we received tremendous response from the best B-schools of the country and saw the participation of 400+ teams.
The quiz is conducted in July exclusively for the newly inducted batch, to give them a taste of the world of Economics and an indication of what to expect from PiE. The quiz challenges the students to use the power of the internet to find answers to the mind-boggling questions.
Every week, the club analyses the contemporary issues taking place around the world in the form of 'Article of the Week' and represent it in a concise form that makes it easier and quicker for the reader to understand, given the fast pace of life at the institute.
Ecodose is a weekly newsletter series consisting of a balanced combination of national and international news related to the major Micro- and Macro-economic developments. It is circulated with the intention of keeping the student community up-to- date with the recent happenings around the globe.
PiE also features a blog on WordPress created with an idea of providing a platform where people can not only read but also comment and discuss economic issues on the go. It offers the readers a systematic collection of the articles written by the club members and also the ones shared by the community. It goes in line with the club's mission of improving the economic knowledge base of the community, where, the role of knowledge creation (enhancement) is not limited to the club members.
The club actively updates news content on three social media platforms- Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.