PiE- People Interested in Economics is the official Economics Club of IIM Udaipur. Economics is one of the most vital subjects for future managers, irrespective of the industry and domain in which they work.
The club’s mission is to facilitate understanding of economics through an interactive process of participating in shared learning activities so that future managers develop a larger perspective of the world around them, which would help them make better decisions when they step into the corporate world. The club provides a platform to debate and discuss the prevalent policy issues which continue to grapple with the governing institutions. We try to accomplish this through various channels and activities.
The Club’s vision is to be the best Economics club amongst all B-schools in India. We try to imbibe our core values, which are Clan culture, Excellence, Consistency, Transparency, and Teamwork in all our activities.
Every week, the club analyses the contemporary issues taking place around the world in the form of 'Article of the Week' and represents 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. We conduct an AoW quiz for the student community in the third term based on the articles published throughout the year.
Ecodose is a weekly newsletter series showcasing a balanced combination of national and international news related to the significant Micro- and Macro-economic developments. It is circulated to keep the student community up-to-date with the recent happenings around the world.
PiE features a blog on WordPress called ‘ArthManch’. It is created with the idea of providing a platform where people can read and 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.
Recently, the club started its Instagram page to increase its reach on social media. With its weekly blog series “Piece of PiE” (PoP) on Instagram, PiE aims to explain economic concepts more straightforward and fun.
It is the annual economics magazine of IIM Udaipur published by PiE and unveiled during Solaris, the annual management fest of IIM Udaipur. The articles on contemporary issues are invited from esteemed academicians and also from students from various B-schools across the country.
Antardrishti is one of India's most renowned annual economic summits hosted annually by PiE during Solaris, the annual management fest of IIM Udaipur. It aims to promote the synthesis of ideas and insightful exchanges between industry and academia by engaging in discussions on the latest issues in the world of economics. It provides an opportunity to discuss India’s contemporary macroeconomic factors and their interplay with global economic and financial situations. The summit consists of thought-provoking insights by guest speakers coming from national and International Banking Institutions and Regulatory Bodies by having panel discussions and open house sessions with them. So far, eminent personalities from RBI, World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, Deutsche Bank, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, and HDFC bank have graced the occasion.
The need for taking extraordinary measures in these challenging times calls for an analysis of macro and micro-economic trends in the Indian economy and predictions to strategize well for the future. Along this line of thinking, the theme for Antardrishti 2021-22 has been selected as ‘Chapter of Digitalization in Indian Economy.’
Vaad-Vivad is an annual inter-college debate competition conducted under the flagship management festival of IIM Udaipur, Solaris. The purpose of the debate is to develop ideas, discussion, and significant arguments supporting and opposed to a pre-specified economic topic. Students from top B-schools across the country participate and test their understanding of economics and current affairs.
It is an Online business simulation game competition. The competition aims to let participants put their economics knowledge to use and compete with some of the best minds across the country. The event had the highest registration among all the events conducted by PiE as a part of Solaris’20 and witnessed participation from multiple B-schools and UG colleges/universities from across the country.
Econ-Writing is the article writing competition organised by PiE during Solaris. This competition aims to provide exciting opportunities for students from various B-schools to showcase their knowledge in economics by sending articles on multiple topics. The best pieces are published in Tathya–the Annual Economics Magazine.
Budget quiz is conducted every year after the release of the Union Budget. The quiz aims to encourage students to be aware of the budget and how it is different from the current scenario. Students from various B-schools participate in testing their knowledge.
Cross-Swords is an annual fun, and informative event introduced this year for all the students of IIM Udaipur. The event consists of various rounds, including picture quiz, rapid-fire, taboo, dumb-charades, and many more on Economics, current affairs, and general knowledge.
The club organises workshops for students to help them prepare for the summer internship and final placements.