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 they would be working in.
The mission of the club is to facilitate understanding of economics through an interactive process of participating in shared learning activities so that the future managers 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 governing institutions continue to grapple with. 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 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. 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 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 world.
PiE features a blog on WordPress called ‘ArthManch’. It is created with the 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.
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 in a simpler and fun way.
It is the annual economics magazine of IIM Udaipur published by PiE and is 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 the most renowned annual economics summits in India 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. Antardrishti provides an opportunity to discuss the contemporary macroeconomic factors affecting India and its 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 2020-21 has been selected as ‘Surpassing Uncertainty and Paving the Road Ahead.’
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 major arguments in support of 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. The 2019 Vaad Vivad event consisted of 3 rounds, with the final debate round conducted in the IIM Udaipur campus.
It is an Online business simulation game competition. The aim of the competition is 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. Participants from multiple B-schools and UG colleges/universities from across the country actively participated.
Econ-Writing is the article writing competition organized by PiE during Solaris. The aim of this competition is to provide exciting opportunities for students from various B-schools to showcase their knowledge in economics by sending articles on various topics. The best articles are published in Tathya–the Annual Economics Magazine.
Budget quiz is conducted every year after the release of the Union Budget. The aim of the quiz is to encourage students to be aware of the budget and how it is different from the current scenario. Students from various B-schools participate to test their knowledge.
The club organizes workshops for students to help them prepare for summer and final placements.