Moneta, RA Podar College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai, Management Festival, Maha

Moneta is a Management Festival Organised by: RA Podar College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Moneta dates:
Fest dates: 6th-9th December 2013
Last Dates for Registration: Mumbai Colleges –
Last day for Registration & Payment: 2nd December 2013 until 2pm.
Outstation Colleges –
Last day to Register : 24th November 2013.
Last day for Payment : 27th November 2013.

Moneta is a national level financial market event organized by S. P. Mandali’s R.A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics annually. It is an inter-collegiate festival in existence since 2009 and is held usually in the month of December. The event intends to encompass the whole spectrum of financial knowledge and to inculcate a financial acumen amongst the participants to operate situations surfacing in the increasingly complex financial markets today. Competitions varying from the world sensitive events such as the Euro Debt Crisis to insightful events such as the CFO Challenge are some of the highlights of Moneta.


Moneta is the brainchild of the Students of R.A. Podar College. A one-of-a kind financial event, it first began in the year 2009. Over the years, Moneta has managed to achieve what it was conceptualized for; creating financial literacy amongst the Gen-next of India.
The earlier editions of Moneta were:
**Moneta 2009 – The Beginning
**Moneta 2011 – A Step Ahead
**Moneta 2012 – Continuing the legacy
Over the years, Moneta has managed to draw around 10000 participants pan India with presence from premier institutions throughout the country ranging across Management schools, B-schools, Engineering colleges and Undergraduate colleges.
Moneta has also been associated with the crème de la crème of the financial industry witnessing their presence during the various events, seminars and workshops which include the likes of Mr. G.N. Bajpai (Ex-chairman of LIC and SEBI), Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani (Chairman and MD of Hiranandani Constructions), Ms. Shaheen Mistri (CEO - Teach for India & Founder, The Akanksha Foundation), Ms. Devita Saraf (CEO - Vu Technologies), Mr. Arvind Talekar (Representative - The Dabbawallahs of Mumbai.)

Moneta Management, Workshop Events in Mumbai :

Moneta endeavors to venture into different arenas of the financial market and introduce students to various aspects by creating virtual ‘real life’ situations through events, seminar and workshops.


Moneta is adorned by intriguing events which bring about the best in the participants.
**Bull Ring: It is a 3 day event flagged by virtual trading taking place through NSE’s dedicated trading terminals. This electronic trading platform gives the participants an opportunity to trade on the basis of various significant events which impact the financial markets. This trade is established on the basis of pre structured news circulating such as that of Mergers and Acquisitions, Period of Recession and Boom, Bank Failures, etc.
**Black Gold: This event explores the field of commodity trading by entailing participants to trade commodities in the real world environment. The participants here get the opportunity to deal in the daunting commodity markets.
**Synergies: Synergies is devoted to achieve the right combination of mergers in the corporate world. Synergies achieved to make the merger a successful one is a vital aspect of this event.
**The CFO Challenge: The Chief Financial Officer is the financial backbone of an organization. This challenge incorporates all the demanding situations which a CFO confronts as well as the measures that the CFOs performance for the success of the company.
**Battle of The Nation: This event of Moneta bestows a chance of being the financial planner of the nation. The integral facet of this event is the opportunity to analyze the country’s financial position, attract potential investors globally and thus make their nation the next Investment Hub.
**Mutual Fund Challenge: The proficiency of the participants to market the entire concept of mutual funds and how it can be sold to prospective investors is evaluated in this event.
**Financial Planner: This mid cap event is based on formulating the ideal portfolio for the client based on the client’s specifications in order to discover the most lucrative investment opportunities make the portfolio a flawless one.
**The Contagion: The Contagion deals with participants building a debt policy to reinstate the debt-affected European nations back on the trail of stability and progress. The features of this event include decision making and financial planning based on the backdrop of the Euro Crisis.
There are various other challenges where participants compete by way of group discussions and quizzes where their knowledge on varied fronts from company fundamentals to general trivia is tested effectively.


Moneta conducts various seminars wherein eminent speakers from the financial industry share their wisdom. Subjects such as capital markets, equities, commodities and derivatives, corporate social responsibility, venture capital and private equity, FOREX and currency markets, investment flows, aviation, real estate, wealth management, etc are enveloped by Moneta year after year.
Some of our past celebrated speakers include:
**Mr. G. N. Bajpai, Past Chairman – LIC & SEBI
**Mr. Nirmal Jain, Chairman – IIFL
**Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani, Chairman & MD – Hiranandani
**Mr. Anuj Puri, Chairman and Country Head - Jones Lang LaSalle
**Mr. S. P. Tulsian, CEO & Editor - Premium Investments
**Mr. Vallabh Bhansali, Chairman – Enam Group
**Mr. Nilesh Shah, President, Corporate Banking – Axis Bank
**Mr. Shuja Siddiqui, Head , Wealth Management - Motilal Oswal
**Mr. AV Srikanth, Executive Director - Anand Rathi Investments
**Mr. R Laxman, Director - Kotak PE

The Panel Discussion ventures into prominent experts from the fields of finance, economics, political sciences and management contributing in an on-stage discussion and expressing their outlook about the core financial aspects.
The Conclave is a congregation of noteworthy speakers from the field of finance and beyond who impart financial as well as non-financial knowledge to the audience in an intriguing 20 minute session per speaker. A few of the distinguished speakers from the past include Ms. Shaheen Mistri (CEO- Teach for India), Ms. Devita Saraf (CEO – Vu Technologies), Mr. Arvind Talekar (Respresentive – The Dabbawalahs of Mumbai.)


Workshops in Moneta are implemented to bridge the gap between events and seminars which participants can attend to reap simple yet fundamental knowledge about various financial stances. These aim at providing the much needed pragmatic perspective which nurtures the practicality of the subject.


The Learn India Initiative resolves to impart financial literacy to those who have the inclination to learn but do not have enough access to the essential information and resource for the same. This project, undertaken by the students of R. A. Podar College, contributes in connecting villages to the modern world by conducting visits in over 100 schools and colleges in 4 Indian States. The chief attribute of this initiative is to fabricate the financial knowledge of such students thereby leading to further empowerment.
Through this initiative, we, the students of Podar, will be visiting colleges across India spreading awareness and literacy regarding financial markets and the state of the economy.

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