Upcoming Live Courses

Introduction to Excel

Prajakti Gokhale
(5+ Years of Teaching Experience as a visiting Faculty at Symbiosis School of Economics and Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics.)

This course will introduce beginners to the underlying concepts in Excel.
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Data Analysis Specialist Certification Program

Dr. Sandhya Krishnan
(Assistant Professor, MDAE)

Dr. Ishita Ghoshal
(Assistant Professor, Fergusson College)

Pravesh S. Tiwari
(Manager in L&T financial services)

Shailesh Bharati
(Masters and M.Phil in Economics)

Vignesh Iyer
(Principal Engineer, StateStreet)

Sai Ramachandran
(Founder, Moogle)

Become a MDAE’s certified data analysis specialist. The job of Data analyst has already become the hottest job in recent times because each business requires data driven decision making. Companies require an employee with the capability to analyze data and present insights to make decisions.
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Investing in Global Financial Markets

Siddharth Bhargava
(Managing Director & CIO - India Credit for Samena Capital)

Dr. Tirthankar Patnaik
(Chief Economist, National Stock Exchange)

Ms. Prachi Ganu
(Visiting Faculty, MDAE)

This course on Financial Markets is unique as it not only deep dives into Equities, but also gives you a flavor of the broader Global Financial markets [Equity, Fixed Income, Fx, Commodities, Derivatives and Crypto], along with a practical understanding of macroeconomic factors/ global events and their links to financial markets.
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Sustainability and Public Policy

Anirudh Tagat
(Research Author, Dept. of Economics, Monk® Prayogshala®)

Dr. Sandhya Krishnan
(Assistant Professor, MDAE)

Labanya Prakash Jena
(Visitin Faculty, MDAE)

This course will build foundations in understanding climate change and sustainability through the lens of public policy. The course covers environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) topics such as climate finance, renewable energy, and other carbon mitigation strategies in depth.
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Data Science

Intro to Python Programming

Pravesh S. Tiwari
(Manager in L&T financial services)

The course will introduce participants to the general principles of programming as also serve as a detailed introduction to the Python programming language. Participants will learn how to code in Python. It will serve as a first crucial step towards a career in data analysis and data science.
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Data Science Specialist Certification Program

Dr. Neeraj Hatekar
(Professor)

Dr. Sandhya Krishnan
(Assistant Professor, MDAE)

Dr. Ishita Ghoshal
(Assistant Professor, Fergusson College)

Pravesh S. Tiwari
(Manager in L&T financial services)

Shailesh Bharati
(Masters and M.Phil in Economics)

Become an MDAE’s certified data science specialist. The job of Data scientist has already become the hottest job in recent times because each business requires data-driven decision making. Companies require an employee with the capability to analyze data and present insights to make decisions.
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Data Analysis Specialist Certification Program

Dr. Sandhya Krishnan
(Assistant Professor, MDAE)

Dr. Ishita Ghoshal
(Assistant Professor, Fergusson College)

Pravesh S. Tiwari
(Manager in L&T financial services)

Shailesh Bharati
(Masters and M.Phil in Economics)

Vignesh Iyer
(Principal Engineer, StateStreet)

Sai Ramachandran
(Founder, Moogle)

Become a MDAE’s certified data analysis specialist. The job of Data analyst has already become the hottest job in recent times because each business requires data driven decision making. Companies require an employee with the capability to analyze data and present insights to make decisions.
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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Finance and Economics

Dr. Rahee Walambe
(Assistant Professor, SIT)

Dr. Ketan kotecha
(Professor, SIT)

This course is designed for introducing the beginners to fascinating world of AI and its applications to the Finance and Economics domain. It will cover some common techniques of machine learning followed by the discussion on specific use cases of those techniques for finance and economics applications.
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Statistics and Maths

Introduction to Data Analysis with Tableau

Dr. Tarun Bhatt
(Manager)

This course will introduce beginners to the underlying concepts in Tableau, a tool used to create dashboards to generate actionable business insights from the data. It will also help you understand the various ways to visualize your data using interesting charts.
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Introduction to R Programming

Ms. Vibha Dicondwar
(Assistant Professor, Department of Economics of D.G. Ruparel College, Mahim)

Ms. Vaishnavi Patil
(Assistant Professor, Department of Economics of D.G. Ruparel College, Mahim)

Dr. Sandhya Krishnan
(Assistant Professor, MDAE)

This course will introduce beginners to the best practices of coding and data analysis in the R programming language. It is your first step towards a career in data science or data analysis.
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Finance

Investing in Global Financial Markets

Mrs. Prachi Ganu

Dr. Tirthankar Patnaik

Siddharth Bhargava

This course on Financial Markets is unique as it not only deep dives into Equities, but also gives you a flavor of the broader Global Financial markets [Equity, Fixed Income, Fx, Commodities, Derivatives and Crypto], along with a practical understanding of macroeconomic factors / global events and their links to financial markets.
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Economics

Mathematics for Economic Analysis

Dr. Sandhya Krishnan

Dr. Ishita Ghosh

This course will cover the basic concepts of mathematics that are used by economists. The course will be taught in an intuitive manner, encouraging students to learn mathematics as a language that is used to express economic phenomena. The course will cover a number of problems and real world applications of concepts. Students will be expected to submit assignments at frequent intervals during the course as well as a final project at the end of the course.
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Self Learning Programs

Economics

Ideas of Great Economists

Lord Meghnad Desai
(Chairman, MDAE & Professor Emeritus, LSE)

Understand the thoughts of Smith (Labour), Marx (Profits), Ricardo (Rent), Keynes (Aggregate Output) and other eminent economists.
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Behavioral Economics

Anirudh Tagat
(Research Author, Dept. of Economics, Monk® Prayogshala®)

This course seeks to provide an introduction to behavioural economics at the undergraduate level. It will draw on foundational theories related to behavioural economics and place them in the context of traditional economic theory that makes the assumptions of homoeconomicus (i.e., rational, self-interested, utility-maximizing individual).
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Macro without Mystery, Exchange Rates Without Enigma

Prof. V. Anantha Nageswaran
(India's Chief Economic Advisor)

Economics affects us all. Newspapers and news channels discuss the stock market. As you watch TV, the stock market ticker scrolls by at the bottom. The Reserve Bank of India may be far away in Mumbai for many of us in India. But, it is no longer a remote institution.
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International Trade

Prof. Ishita Ghosh
(Assistant Professor, Symbiosis School of Economics)

This course will provide an overview of international economics, global trade, the political economy of trade its implications in the present time.
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Financial markets and modeling

Mr. Vignesh Iyer
(Principal Engineer at State Street & Visiting faculty at IIMs, NMIMS, SP Jain Mumbai)

This course will introduce beginners to the Financial Markets and Modeling.
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Economics of Labour: An Indian Perspective

Dr. Priyanka Chatterjee
(Ph.D. in Economics – Jawaharlal Nehru University)

This course will introduce young researchers to the basic concepts of labor economics and its condition in India. The course will also introduce these researchers to how to analyze the condition of the Indian labour market over the years with the help of national-level data in the statistical software STATA.
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Finance

Introduction to Fintech

Mr. Vignesh Iyer
(Principal Engineer at State Street & Visiting faculty at IIMs, NMIMS, SP Jain Mumbai)

The purpose of this course is to provide the students with a holistic view of the Fintech ecosystem in both the Indian and global context.
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Introduction to Financial Analysis

Pradeep K.V.
(Assistant Professor, SCMS Cochin School of Business)

In this course, the participants will learn the inter relationship between financial statements by analysing the financial data using various tools. This course also focuses on refining the analytical skills required for financial decision making.
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Data Science

Introduction to SQL

Sai Ramachandran

This course introduces beginners to relational databases and explains how to extract and manipulate data using SQL. Knowledge of SQL lets you generate beautiful reports and design complex apps with real world impact.
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Data Visualization Using Python Programming

Prof. Amlesh Kanekar
(30+ years of global IT experience, Ex - Oracle)

This course will introduce students to the philosophy, design, best practices and tools of Data Visualization. The visualizations shall be taught using Microsoft Excel, Python’s Matplotlib, Power BI and Tableau.
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Data analytics with R

Dr. Sandhya Krishnan
(Assistant Professor, MDAE)

Dr. Ishita Ghoshal
(Assistant Professor, Fergusson College)

This course will introduce beginners to programming to the basics of coding and statistical analysis in R. Participants will learn to handle data, visualize it and perform statistical operations like hypothesis testing and regressions on fairly structured data.
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How to Program on Python

Prof. Amlesh Kanekar
(30+ years of global IT experience, Ex – Oracle)

The course will introduce participants to the general principles of programming as also serve as a detailed introduction to the Python programming language. Participants will learn how to code in Python.
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Data Visualization with R

Pravesh S. Tiwari
(Manager in L&T financial services)

Data visualization is an integral part of data analysis and presentation. This course will introduce you to creating interesting visualizations of different types of data, ranging from simple univariate and bivariate numerical and categorical data, to more complex multi-variable data.
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Introduction to R Programming

Dr. Sandhya Krishnan
(Assistant Professor, MDAE)

Dr. Ishita Ghoshal
(Assistant Professor, Fergusson College)

This course will introduce beginners to the best practices of coding and data analysis in the R programming language. It is your first step towards a career in data science or data analysis.
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Soft Skills

Business Communication

Sai Ramachandran

This course helps students communicate more persuasively with peers, managers, and business counterparts. Students learn to write emails and content which converts.
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Statistics and Maths

Time Series Analysis

Dr. Ishita Ghoshal
(Assistant Professor, Fergusson College)

This course will introduce the participants to the basic concepts and models in analysing timeseries data and applications of the same in EViews and R software.
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Quantitative Essentials For Data Science

Shailesh Bharati
(Masters and M.Phil in Economics)

Quant Reasoning enables us to apply basic math and stats skills to solve such real-world problems across disciplines. The idea of this course is to drill these concepts in a visual and interactive fashion and develop critical thinking which is a must-have for any career, especially one in Data Science!
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Free Courses

Ideas of Great Economists

Lord Meghnad Desai
(Chairman, MDAE & Professor Emeritus, LSE)

Understand the thoughts of Smith (Labour), Marx (Profits), Ricardo (Rent), Keynes (Aggregate Output) and other eminent economists.
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Epidemics And Indian History

Dr. Tirthankar Roy
(Professor in Economic History at the London School of Economics (LSE))

As the world battles Covid-19, it will interest us to know that India has been in the frontline of similar battles with epidemic diseases in the past.
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Decoding Blockchain And Cryptocurrencies

Mr. Vikram Rangala
(CMO, Zebpay)

Prashanth Irudayaraj
(VP R&D – Zebpay & Ex-Senior Program Manager – Tesla)

The sudden rise in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and its subsequent decline, focused the world’s attention on cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. Blockchain technology powers Bitcoin and has been hyped as the next new, transformative technology.
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Nudge: How Policy Influences Behavior

Prof. Mukherjee

Experimental and Behavioral Economics
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Wide range of online courses to choose from. Exposure to cutting edge thoughts in Economics, Finance, Public Policy and Data Analytics

An immersive “LIVE” online experience. Interact, engage and debate with faculty and peers.

Certificate of completion from Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics

Life-long access to notes, recordings and the MDAE network

Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics

MDAE was founded by some of the leading economists of India in 2015. Our Post Graduate Diploma programs are jointly offered with Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics (GIPE) Pune. MDAE has been established as an institution of excellence to provide students with the academic rigour and applied skills to meet the needs of a dynamic and globalized workplace. In our programs, we train you to expand your knowledge and advance your career. We constantly evolve and develop our programs based on market-oriented learning outcomes.

MDAE alumni are working in diverse roles in industry leading companies such as JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, Fractal Analytics, MU Sigma, Reliance, Piramal, Praxis etc while others have gone to pursue further education at foreign universities such as LSE, Rutger, Oxford, Columbia, Harvard to name a few.

At Meghnad Desai Academy, we strive to build a solid foundation based on our 4 principals Rigour – Agility – Access – Integrity

Rigour

Intense classroom teaching focused on developing critical thinking and analytical skills. Continuous and varied evaluation process.

Agility

Dynamic, industry driven curriculum that moves with the times.

Access

Learn from the best, Mentorship and regular interactions with industry veterans.

Integrity

What we say is what we do.

Testimonials

"It was a great course on Economics of Pandemics by Dr. Abhinay Muthoo. The course started charting out the channels through which any pandemic could/would impact the economy and in the next three days the same was also explained with behavioural background. In a strategic environment, how people might make decisions which may be away from social optimal and how the public policy plays a role in nudging people (as a country) back to a social optimality was explained well

Professor Rohit Muraleedharan

Professor, NMIMS, Mumbai

Recently completed a 10-hour online course on “India-China Ties: Strategic, Defence and Diplomatic” conducted by Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE) and Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations. The various topics covered in the three-day course ranged from the Indo-Pacific, multilateralism, Chinese and India influence in regional and global organizations, border disputes, QUAD and Tibet’s role in Chinese infrastructure.

Overall, it was a great learning experience to know more about the different dimensions of the relationship between the two countries and the course will help analyse the current events in a much clearer manner.

Gunjan Periwal

B.A (Hons.) Liberal Arts, Symbiosis School of Liberty Arts, Pune

I had one of the most fruitful weekends attending a short certificate program on "Getting started with research" hosted by Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE) and Prayogshala (मंक प्रयोगशाला).

The session was led by Anirudh Tagat and Hansika Kapoor, PhD. This was a very good refresher on the research methods and foundations and I am quite charged up to keep progressing into the world of research in my work and otherwise.Overall, such a fulfilling weekend.

Smitha Gopinath

Head of Travel Channels, Amadeus Labs