The School of Management (SOM) Presidency University, Bangalore conducted a Two-Day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Applied Econometrics for Business and Finance” from November 8-9, 2019 (Friday & Saturday). The primary objective of this FDP was to provide orientation in essential econometrics relevant for research in business and finance.
Forty-Five participants have registered from 25 various educational institutions across the country and Forty-Two of them attended, out of which 26 and 16 were faculty members and research scholars, respectively.
The FDP began with the inaugural ceremony on 8th November, 2019. Honorable Vice President of Presidency University, Mr. Salman Ahmed, Dr. Radha Padmanabhan, Vice Chancellor and Dr. Nilanjan Chattopadhyay, Dean of SoM were present in the inaugural session. Inaugural speech was delivered by Honorable Mr. Salman Ahmed. He addressed the gathering and emphasized on the importance of econometrics tool in research studies and enrichment of knowledge. Dr. Nilanjan Chattopadhyay, Dean of SoM delivered the Welcome Address on behalf of School of Management and he greeted all the participants to effectively utilize the platform to improve their knowledge and skills in econometric modelling.
Dr. Radha Padmanabhan, Vice Chancellor greeted all the participants and gave her valuable thoughts on importance of such programmes. She expressed her wish to the School of Management to conduct more such initiatives which creates awareness regarding statistical methods and prepares research scholars to enable scientific approach for their research studies.
The FDP consists of eight sessions and they were equally shared and delivered by Prof. Bipasha Maity and Prof. P. Srinivasan, School of Management (SOM), Presidency University. The FDP provided a platform for the participants to learn the developments in theoretical tools and empirical methods with special focus on Bivariate and Multivariate models and Time-Varying Conditional Variance models in finance and business research. The final sessions of the FDP provided hands-on instruction on empirical applications using relevant econometrics software, viz. EVIEWS.
The FDP was concluded with a vote of thanks.