Discovery of the Week   

Gita Gopinath: A Trailblazing Economist and Leader at the IMF

Ricky Carippa, MBA, JAGSoM

Gita Gopinath is an Indian American economist, who is famous for a number of things of which she is quite famous for being the first deputy director general of the International Monetary Fund. Gita was very well versed in economics and having a varied experience in the field of economics she had a 2 decade long career as an academician in the field of economics in the Harvard university where she was a Zwaanstra professor for international studies and economics.





Gita Gopinath



Earlier, as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Booth School Of Business, Gita has also worked as an honorary economic adviser to the Kerala government.

Gita was appointed as the chief economist of the IMF in October 2018 this was Gita’s first role in the IMF. In December 2021 she was appointed as the first deputy managing director of the IMF which is like the second most highest position of the IMF.

Gita was always very much indulged in economics from a very young age. In 1992, Gopinath got her B.A degree in economics from the prestigious Delhi 1996 she earned her master’s degree from the Delhi School of Economics. She got her second master’s degree in economics from the university of Washington. In 2001 she earned her PH. D from Princeton university.

She also well known for some of the high quality paper publications such as the “Pandemic Paper” this was basically concentrating on how to end covid-19 pandemic that set globally endorsed targets for vaccinating the world. This paper was very crucial for the set up of a multilateral Task Force made up under the leadership of the IMF, World Bank, WTO, and WHO to help end the pandemic and the establishment of a group in association with the vaccine makers to identify trade barriers, supply bottlenecks, and accelerate delivery of vaccines to low and lower middle income countries. Which was one of the greatest achievements of her career. She is also responsible for creating the climate change team inside the IMF to analyse.

As the first deputy managing director of the IMF Gopinath represents the fund at multilateral forums, maintains high level contacts with member governments and board members. The media and other institutions lead the fund’s work on surveillance and related policies, oversee research and flagship publications and the work of senior staff.  

Gopinath was also earlier the CO-director of the international finance and macroeconomics program at the National Bureau Of economic research, she is also a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank Of Boston, a member of the economic advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank Of New York.
Looking at all her achievements she is the prime example of the quote “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence”.

  Education News  

"Pipeline Of Talent" Is Needed For Both Countries: PM Modi In US

NDTV, June 22nd, 2023

PM Modi in US: The prime minister also highlighted the initiatives undertaken by India to promote education, research and entrepreneurship.

Education Is Cornerstone Of Bond Between India-US: Jill Biden

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PM Modi in US: She also stated that to make the economies of both nations strong, India and the US need to invest in young people who are the future.

  Faculty Fundas    

Study with Nature, is this the new future?

Studying with nature has been shown to have numerous benefits for students of all ages. Some of the key benefits include:

Improved Concentration: Being in natural environments can help students to focus and concentrate better, as it provides a calming and peaceful environment. Studies have shown that spending time in nature can improve cognitive function, and reduce symptoms of ADHD in children.


Nishant Agarwal, Visiting Faculty- Analytics, JAGSoM


Reduced Stress: Nature has a calming effect on the mind and body, and being in natural environments can help to reduce stress levels. This can be particularly beneficial for students who may be experiencing high levels of stress related to academic work or personal life.

Increased Creativity: Being in natural environments can also help to stimulate creativity and imagination. This is because natural environments are rich in sensory stimuli that can inspire new ideas and perspectives.

Improved Physical Health: Studying with nature can also have physical health benefits, such as reducing blood pressure and heart rate. It can also provide opportunities for physical activity, such as hiking or walking, which can improve overall fitness and wellbeing.

Enhanced Learning: Studies have shown that students who learn in natural environments often perform better academically. This may be due to the improved concentration and reduced stress that nature provides, as well as the enhanced creativity and imagination that can be stimulated by natural surroundings.

Environmental Awareness: Spending time in nature can also help to foster a greater sense of environmental awareness and appreciation in students. This can be particularly important in today's world, where issues related to climate change and sustainability are becoming increasingly urgent.

Overall, studying with nature can provide numerous benefits for students, including improved concentration, reduced stress, increased creativity, improved physical health, enhanced learning, and environmental awareness. Incorporating nature into learning environments can be a simple yet effective way to improve student wellbeing and academic performance, while also promoting a greater sense of environmental responsibility.

  Week Gone By    

Vijaybhoomi University Bids Farewell to Graduating Seniors

Saarang Arora, Btech AI- INSOFE

In a heartfelt gesture, the juniors at Vijaybhoomi University organized a memorable farewell party for the outgoing senior students. The event, held at the university premises, aimed to celebrate the accomplishments and journey of these soon-to-be graduates.

The ambiance of the farewell party exuded warmth and intimacy, as the organizers focused on creating a minimalistic setup that encouraged genuine connections and camaraderie. The venue, comprising a classroom and a terrace, provided a cozy space for the attendees to mingle and reflect on their shared experiences.

The festivities included a talented DJ, who set the perfect mood with lively music, and a photo wall where students could get their pictures clicked with their friends. The evening also included a few rounds of party games.

The farewell party served as an ideal platform for the outgoing students to bid adieu to their alma mater and forge lasting connections with their peers. As the students prepare to embark on new journeys, the farewell party provided an opportunity for them to celebrate their achievements, reminisce about their time at the university, and strengthen the bonds they have formed. The evening left a mark on everyone's memories.


  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

What are the treks around the campus?


Sagar Urs G, MBA, JAGSoM

The University is surrounded by the Sahyadri range on 3 sides. There are almost 265 waterfalls in the area surrounding the campus, which makes it a beautiful and one-of-a-kind experience trekking.

Places like Kothligad, Panduranga, and Solanpada Dam are hotspots to trek and spend your time. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas, Bhimashankar, is situated on the other side of one of the mountains, which is an 8 hours trek overall.

Treks are organized during the weekends when most of the students are free from their academic schedules. Students register with the Sports Committee a few days in advance and also attend drill sessions by PEP Faculty, specifically run for longer and difficult treks.


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Vijaybhoomi University is India's first Liberal Professional University, which uses the liberal-professional framework of education to build a unique curriculum aligned to Industry 4.0. The curriculum facilitates the process of self-discovery in the initial year and thereafter choice of majors and minors to prepare oneself in high-demand careers in data science, artificial intelligence, business, law, music and design. The university is located in Karjat, Greater Mumbai, and nurtures holistic, socially responsible, and continuously employable professionals who can make a positive difference in the world.


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rs innovation and scholarship to impact practice and communities


Nurture holistic, socially responsible, and continuously employable professionals.