Performers for the cultural program at the Ansari Audi.; Monday, Feb 27, 2012 (Behzad Fatmi)

Dept. of Comm. and Dept. of Eco. Celebrate Annual Fest Dubbed “Ecocracy”

The department of commerce and business studies in collaboration with the department of economics organized a two-day annual fest called “Ecocracy” on the university campus. The whole day included many fun related learning activities and cultural events. The festival took place on February 27 and 28, 2012. There were three different venues reserved for about a dozen of activities including the Ansari Auditorium.

Participants for "Ad Mad" at the Ansari Audi.; Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 (Photo: Behzad Fatmi)


On requests of both the concerned departments Dr. Pronab Sen, Adviser Perspective Plan Division, Planning Commission of India visited the University for the Inaugural Address of the event. In his speech in the Ansari Auditorium, he appreciated the two departments for organizing an event together. Usually these departments consider each other as arch-competitors. He emphasized on the symbiotic relationship between the two fields of study and urged both the departments to coordinate with each other and keep on inculcating the expertise in its pursuant to create future scholars and help burgeon India’s economy.

Dr. Pronab Sen (Center) at the Ansari Audi.; Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 (Photo: Behzad Fatmi)

He further highlighted India’s entrepreneurial might and described an extremely impressive ratio between household and enterprise at 2.5:1 in India with only country standing close is China, whose statistical figures shows this ratio at 18:1.

Dr. N.U.K Sherwani, Associate Professor, department of commerce and business studies presented the vote of thanks to Dr. Sen and declared the two day event open.

The inaugural address was followed by “Dumb Charades” which witnessed a large turnout of participants from different faculties and even some from different universities. The day was packed with back to back activities like “Quiz Mania,” “Ad Mad,” “Paper Presentation” and Essay writing competition. A palpable sense of fun and amusement was easily witnessed among the students.

“I am glad to see us coordinating and organizing a fest in our department. A few months later we’ll be passed out of Jamia and this is surely going to be something I will bask joy from”, said Mr. Kamran Yahya, a final year graduate student and a member of the core management committee of the event.

The day one concluded with singing and dancing performances by the university students from different faculties. An estimated 400 students were enjoying the show that lasted for about an hour.

Selected participants for the "Bulls & Bears"; Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 (Photo: Behzad Fatmi)

The fest resumed on the second day with Group Discussion and was followed by “Extempore,” “Sudoku,” “Bulls & Bears,” Poster making competition and “Just a Minute.” There was brisk participation on the second day of the event as well. Many returned disappointed because they could not participate as the registration was no longer open for more players.

“This event has given me a brief insight of stock market and the way share prices wobble on the indices. I found the game really interesting and congratulate the coordinators of this event for drafting such an amazing learning concept,” said Ms. Fabeha Amin Qureshi, a participant in the Bulls & Bears.

Bulls and Bears is the term derived from the stock market trend where bullish market implies growth in economy and increase in share prices whereas bearish market means a regressive situation in which share prices tumbles.

With the conclusion of all the activities, the winners of the respective games of both the days were honored with cash prize and certificates at the valedictory function inside the Ansari Auditorium.

Dr. K N Murthy, Professor, Hyderabad Central University was present as the chief guest at the valedictory function along with Mr. T.M.S. Mohammad, branch manager, Indian Bank as the guest of honor.

Performers for the cultural program at the Ansari Audi.; Monday, Feb 27, 2012 (Behzad Fatmi)


“I whole heartedly thank my team mates for wonderfully coordinating and making this event possible. We did not have much of financial resources but our tenacity paid off and this event goes so well. There were around 2000 students who showed up to the fest either for participating or just for enjoyment. It was indeed an amazing experience”, said Mr. Azharuddin Ansari, the coordinator of the event.

About Mohammad Behzad Fatmi

Mohammad Behzad Fatmi (Class of 2012) is a former staff writer for Jamia Journal, and a 2012 Bachelor of Commerce graduate. He can be reached via email at: behzad.fatmi[at]

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