Strides

STRIDES – A STUDENTS' JOURNAL OF SHRI RAM COLLEGE OF COMMERCE

Strides is an academic Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce. The Journal publishes academic research papers and articles by the students on contemporary topics and issues in the area of commerce, economics, management, governance, policy etc. twice in a year. Foundation Issue of the Journal was successfully released on the 91st Annual Day held on April 13, 2017 by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Honb'le Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

91ST ANNUAL DAY (PHOTOS) RELEASE OF STRIDES (VIDEO) FOUNDATION ISSUE
 

HISTORY OF THE JOURNAL

The idea to launch this Journal was discussed in December 2016 by the former Officiating Principal, Dr. R. P. Rustagi with Dr. Santosh Kumari, the Editor of the Journal. Since the idea appealed to Dr. Santosh Kumari, she took the initiative to contribute to SRCC by creating this new academic research Journal and took the responsibility for its Creation, Registration, License and ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) etc. along with Editorship. Therefore, Dr. Santosh Kumari, Assistant Professor in the Department of Commerce, Shri Ram College of Commerce was appointed as the Editor of the Journal vide. Office Order – SRCC/AD-158/2017 dated March 14, 2017. She meticulously worked hard in creating the concept and developing the structure of the Journal. She introduced the concept of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) to maintain high academic standards of publication.

On behalf of the college, Dr. Santosh Kumari made every effort in seeking License from Deputy Commissioner of Police (Licensing), Delhi to register the Journal at "The Registrar of Newspapers for India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India". The paper work for seeking license started under the former Officiating Principal, Dr. R.P. Rustagi on March 27, 2017. The foundation Issue of the Journal "Strides – A Students' Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2016-17" was successfully released on the 91st Annual Day of SRCC held on April 13, 2017 by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Honb'le Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The title of the Journal got verified and approved by the Registrar of Newspapers for India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India on April 21, 2017. On September 1, 2017, Prof. Simrit Kaur joined SRCC as Principal and signed each and every legal document required for further processing and supported Dr. Santosh Kumari.

On December 18, 2017, the College got the license "License No. - DCP / LIC No. F. 2 (S / 37) Press / 2017" to publish 'Strides – A Students' Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce'. Due to change of Printing Press, the License got updated on March 09, 2018. On April 26, 2018, the SRCC Staff Council unanimously appointed Dr. Santosh Kumari as the 'Editor of Strides' for the next two academic years.

On April 27, 2018 (The Foundation Day of the College), Dr. Santosh Kumari submitted the application for the registration of the Journal. On May 04, 2018, the college received the 'Certificate of Registration' for Strides – A Students' Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce and got the Registration No. DELENG/2018/75093 dated May 04, 2018. On behalf of SRCC, it was a moment of pride for Dr. Santosh Kumari to receive the 'Certificate of Registration' on May 04, 2018 at the Office of Registrar of Newspapers for India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India (website - www.rni.nic.in).

On May 07, 2018, Dr. Santosh Kumari submitted the application for seeking ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) at "ISSN National Centre – India, National Science Library, NISCAIR (National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources). Weblink - http://nsl.niscair.res.in/ISSNPROCESS/issn.jsp". Finally, the College received the International Standard Serial Number "ISSN 2581-4931 (Print)" on June 01, 2018.

We are proud that this journal is an add-on to the enriched catalogue of SRCC's publications and academic literature.

 

ABOUT THE JOURNAL

ISSN 2581-4931 (Print)

Shri Ram College of Commerce is well known for its academic excellence and dedicated approach towards dissemination of knowledge in the academic world. The college appreciates the role of research in education and is committed to developing an inclination towards research in both faculty and students. In this pursuit, the college has taken the initiative to launch a new Journal named 'Strides - A Students' Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce'.

ABOUT THE JOURNAL

It is a double blind reviewed bi-annual Journal launched exclusively to encourage students to pursue research on the contemporary topics and issues in the area of commerce, economics, management, governance, polices etc. The journal provides an opportunity to the students and faculty of Shri Ram College of Commerce to publish their academic research work.

 

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Prof. Simrit Kaur

The mission statement of the College, signifying the existence and its road map to the achievement of its vision, reads as:

"To achieve and sustain excellence in teaching and research, and enriching local, national and international communities through our research, the skills of alumni, and the publishing of academic and educational materials"

To achieve and promote excellence in publications and applied research, the College has taken the initiative to launch a new journal exclusively to publish students' research papers and articles. It will be an add-on to the enriched catalogue of College publications and academic literature.

The journal has provided an opportunity to the students of our college to focus on research. Since the students were not opened to the research methodologies at the undergraduate level, they were mentored by experienced senior faculties of our College. Simultaneously, their articles were also reviewed by the referees and tested for plagiarism before publication. After reporting all the suggestions recommended by the referees, the articles were revised and then finally published. The College had successfully released the foundation issue of the Journal "STRIDES – A Students' Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2016-17" on the occasion of 91st Annual Day of College held on 13th April, 2017. The Journal was released by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Honb'le Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

The college has already applied for seeking International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) for the Journal. The application for ISSN is still under process.

I would like to congratulate the students whose papers are published in this issue of the journal and simultaneously encourage all the students to contribute their research papers and articles for the successive issues of the Journal.

Best wishes for their future endeavor.

Prof. Simrit Kaur

Principal

 

EDITOR'S MESSAGE

Dr. Santosh Kumari

Shri Ram College of Commerce is well known for its academic excellence and dedicated approach towards dissemination of knowledge in the academic world. The College appreciates the role of research in education and is committed to developing an inclination towards research in both faculty and students. In this pursuit, the College has taken the initiative to launch a new Journal named ‘Strides – A Students' Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce’ to encourage students to pursue research under the guidance of the faculty of Shri Ram College of Commerce.

It is a bi-annual journal launched exclusively to publish academic research papers and articles by the students on contemporary topics and issues in the area of commerce, economics, management, governance, policies etc.

In order to maintain high standards of publication, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) has been constituted. The COPE shall be the apex authority to take all decisions related to publication of research papers and articles in Strides. The decision of the COPE shall be final and binding.

To maintain high academic standards, academic ethics and academic integrity, a rigorous process of double blind review of research papers is followed along with screening for plagiarism of each manuscript received by the college for publication. The research work published in Strides is original and not published or presented at any other public forum.

The foundation issue of the Journal i.e. “Strides – A Students' Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2016-17” was successfully released on 91st Annual Day of the College held on 13th April, 2017 by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Honb'le Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

The successive Issues of ‘Strides – A Students’ Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce’ shall be bi-annually released.

Dr. Santosh Kumari

Editor

 

Patron

Shri Ajay S. Shriram

Chairman, Governing Body

Principal

Prof. Simrit Kaur

Editor

Dr. Santosh Kumari

Ph.D., M.Phil., M.Com., M.A. Educational Leadership and Management

(University of Nottingham, England, United Kingdom)

 

Assistant Professor

Department of Commerce

Shri Ram College of Commerce

University of Delhi

Delhi-110007

India

Email: strides@srcc.du.ac.in

COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION ETHICS (COPE) 2019-20

Prof. Simrit Kaur Chairperson
Dr. Santosh Kumari Editor of STRIDES and Convener of COPE
Dr. R. P. Rustagi Former Principal (Officiating) of SRCC
Dr. Ashok Sehgal Senior-Most-Faculty in SRCC
Dr. Suman Bhakri Coordinator, Global Business Operations, SRCC
Dr. Santosh Kumari Teacher-in-Charge, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. Ritu Ranjan Teacher-in-Charge, Department of Economics, SRCC

COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION ETHICS (COPE) 2018-19

Prof. Simrit Kaur Chairperson
Dr. Santosh Kumari Editor of STRIDES and Convener of COPE
Dr. R. P. Rustagi Former Principal (Officiating) of SRCC
Dr. Ashok Sehgal Senior-Most-Faculty in SRCC
Dr. Suman Bhakri Coordinator, Global Business Operations, SRCC
Dr. Santosh Kumar Teacher-in-Charge, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Ms. Priyanka Bhatia Teacher-in-Charge, Department of Economics, SRCC

COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION ETHICS (COPE) 2017-18

Prof. Simrit Kaur Chairperson
Dr. Santosh Kumari Editor of STRIDES and Convener of COPE
Dr. R. P. Rustagi Former Principal (Officiating) of SRCC
Dr. Ashok Sehgal Senior-Most-Faculty in SRCC
Dr. Suman Bhakri Coordinator, Global Business Operations, SRCC
Dr. Mallika Kumar Teacher-in-Charge, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. A.J.C.Bose Teacher-in-Charge, Department of Economics, SRCC

COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION ETHICS (COPE) 2016-17

Dr. R.P. Rustagi Chairperson
Dr. Santosh Kumari Editor of STRIDES and Convener of COPE
Mr. S.K.Aggarwal Senior-Most-Faculty in SRCC
Dr. Anil Kumar Coordinator, Global Business Operations, SRCC
Ms. Santosh Sabharwal Teacher-in-Charge, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Mr. Rajiv Jha Teacher-in-Charge, Department of Economics, SRCC

REFEREES
The following referees reviewed research papers for Strides, Volume 2, Issue 2, January-June 2018

Dr. Anil Kumar Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. Deepashree Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. Rachna Jawa Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Mr. Avinash Kumar Jha Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, SRCC
Mr. Rajeev Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, SRCC
Ms. Kinneri Jain Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
CA Avinash Gupta Assistant Professor, Global Business Operations, SRCC
Mr. Harish Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC

The following referees reviewed research papers for Strides, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2017-2018

Mr. S. K. Aggarwal Former Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. Ravi Gupta Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. Anil Kumar Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. Deepashree Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. S.K.Bohidar Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. Suman Bhakri Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. A.J.C.Bose Associate Professor, Department of Economics, SRCC
Mr. Amit Sachdeva Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. Santosh Kumari Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC.
Dr. Pankaj Chaudhary Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. Monika Bansal

 

Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC

 

The folowing referees reviewed research papers for Strides, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2016-2017

Mr. S. K. Aggarwal Former Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. Anil Kumar Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. Deepashree Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. Suman Bhakri Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. A. J. C. Bose Associate Professor, Department of Economics, SRCC
Ms. Renu Aggarwal Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Mr. Rajiv Jha Associate Professor, Department of Economics, SRCC
Dr. Rachna Jawa Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Mr. Amit Sachdeva Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Dr. Santosh Kumari Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC.
Mr. Avinash Kumar Jha Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, SRCC
Ms. Renu Bansal Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, SRCC
Dr. Pankaj Chaudhary Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Mr. Harendra Nath Tiwari Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, SRCC
Publication Ethics

Shri Ram College of Commerce is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. As part of the submission process you need to declare that you are submitting original work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere.

Plagiarism

To maintain the high academic standards, academic ethics and academic integrity each research paper will be sent for plagiarism check on "Turnitin". The maximum tolerance limit is fixed at 25%. After screening for plagiarism, research papers will be sent for double-blind peer review.

Peer Review Policy

The journal adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are concealed from both parties. Each manuscript is subject to initial review by the Editor. All papers are then reviewed by at least two referees. The review report submitted by the Referee will be sent to the respective author for improvement (if any). If any of the research papers is rejected by the Referee, no further proceedings will be taken into account. Once rejected means cannot be published at all.

Preparation of Manuscript for Submission

Please read the following guidelines carefully before final submission of your manuscript. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be rejected.

 

1.1.Formatting

 

Format of the article on the front page should be: a) Title b) Name(s) of the contributor(s) c) Abstract, and d) Introduction.

 

The designation of the author(s) should be mentioned in footnote style on the first page of the article.

 

1.2. Abstract

 

The abstract should capture the essence of the article and entice the reader. It should typically be of 100-150 words, and in italics.

 

1.3. Font type and Word limit

 

The research paper is to be typed on A-4 size paper with single line spacing. The complete length of the paper should not exceed 5000 words including endnotes and references. The font size should be 12 and font style should be Times New Roman.

 

1.4. Reference style

 

The Journal adheres to the Harvard Referencing Style. View the Harvard Referencing Guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

 

1.5. Endnotes

 

Endnotes should be serially arranged at the end of the article well before the references and after conclusion.

 

1.6. Table, Figures, Graphs

 

The first letter of the caption for table, figure, graph, diagram, picture etc. should be in capital letter and the other words should be in small letter - e.g. Table-1: Demographic Data of Delhi, Figure-1: Pictorial Presentation of Population etc.

 

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Soft Copy: The soft copy of the manuscript should be sent through e-mail at strides@srcc.du.ac.in and cc to principaloffice@srcc.du.ac.in

 

Hard Copy: Hard copy of the manuscript is to be submitted in the Principal Office.

 

Deadline for submission is 31st October, 2018

 

Declaration

As part of the submission process you need to declare that you are submitting original work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. A declaration for the same has to be sent along with the research paper.

 

Again, the paper should not have been presented in any seminar or conference.

 

Copyright

The student / students shall remain the whole sole author of their respective research paper published in 'STRIDES – A Students' Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce' and shall hold its copyright.

The following guidelines are to be carefully adhered by the students before final submission of the manuscript. The submitted manuscripts not conforming to the following guidelines are not taken into consideration for any further processing.

Format

Format of the article on the front page should be:

  1. Title
  2. Name(s) of the student(s) and mentor along with their details
  3. Abstract
  4. Keywords
Abstract

The abstract should capture the essence of the article and entice the reader. It should typically be of 100 -150 words, and in Italics.

Font type and word limit

The research paper is to be typed on A-4 size paper with single line spacing. The complete length of the paper should not exceed 5000 words including endnotes and references. The font size should be 12 and font style should be Times New Roman.

Referencing style

The Journal adheres to the APA (American Psychological Association) Referencing Style, Sixth Edition. Students must refer to the APA Referencing Guidelines to ensure conformance to this reference style. For further information you may visit the following link - http://www.apastyle.org

Endnotes

Endnotes should be serially arranged at the end of the article well before the references and after conclusion.

Table, Figures, Graphs

The first letter of the caption for table, figure, graph, diagram, picture etc. should be in capital letter and the other words should be in small letter - e.g. Table-1: Demographic Data of Delhi, Figure-1: Pictorial Presentation of Population etc.

Soft Copy

The soft copy of the manuscript should be sent through e-mail to the editor at strides@srcc.du.ac.in and cc to principaloffice@srcc.du.ac.in.

Hard Copy

The hard copy (3-Sets) of the manuscripts should be submitted in the Administrative Office of the College.

Declaration

As part of the submission process, the student and mentor needs to declare that they are submitting original work for first publication in the Journal and that their work is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Again, the paper should not have been presented in any seminar or conference. The scanned copy of duly signed declaration by the students and their respective mentors has to be emailed along with the research paper.

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1 VOLUME 2 ISSUE 1 VOLUME 2 ISSUE 2 EDITOR, 2017-18
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 1 VOLUME 3 ISSUE 2

The authors of best three papers from every Issue are awarded – First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize on the SRCC Annual Day.

STRIDES – A STUDENTS’ JOURNAL OF SHRI RAM COLLEGE OF COMMERCE
ISSN 2581-4931 (Print)
VOLUME 2 ISSUE 2 JANUARY – JUNE 2018
AWARD AUTHOR (S) NAME TITLE OF PAPER
FIRST PRIZE Akriti Dureja
BA (Hons.) Economics
3rd Year, SRCC
Structural Breaks in the Indian Agriculture: A Painful Journey
SECOND PRIZE Bipul Verma
BA (Hons.) Economics, 3rd Year, SRCC and
Khushboo Chattree
BA (Hons.) Economics,
3rd Year, SRCC
A Study of Some Determinants of an Education Policy
THIRD PRIZE Vaishnavi Paul
BA (Hons.) Economics,
3rd Year, SRCC and
Deveshi Chawda
BA (Hons.) Economics,
3rd Year, SRCC
Bilateral Causality between Economic Growth and Economic Development
STRIDES – A STUDENTS’ JOURNAL OF SHRI RAM COLLEGE OF COMMERCE
ISSN 2581-4931 (Print)
VOLUME 2 ISSUE 1 2017-18
AWARD AUTHOR (S) NAME TITLE OF PAPER
FIRST PRIZE Arihant Jain
B.com (Hons.)
2nd Year, SRCC
Startups Restoring The Indian Economy? – A Study on Impact of Startups on the Indian Economy
SECOND PRIZE Prashasti Rohatgi
B.Com (Hons.)
2nd Year, SRCC and
Shreya Gupta
B.Com (Hons.)
2nd Year, SRCC
Inflation Targeting
THIRD PRIZE Vartika Agarwal
B.Com (Hons.)
3rd Year, SRCC
India and Its New States: An Analysis of Performance of Divided States – Pre and Post Bifurcation
STRIDES – A STUDENTS’ JOURNAL OF SHRI RAM COLLEGE OF COMMERCE
ISSN 2581-4931 (Print)
VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1 2016-17
AWARD AUTHOR (S) NAME TITLE OF PAPER
FIRST PRIZE Parth Verma; and
Prajwal Gupta
B.A. (Honours) Economics
Ist Year, 2016-17
Structural Changes in the Russian Economy
SECOND PRIZE Madhurima Khosla
B.Com. (Honours)
IIIrd Year, 2016-17
Is China Heading towards the Next Financial Crisis? A Case Study of the Parallels between US Economy and Chinese Economy
THIRD PRIZE Shiv Kumar Bansal
B.Com. (Honours)
IIIrd Year, 2016-17
The Ripple Effect of the Strike

The student(s) remain the whole and sole author of their respective research papers published in ‘Strides – A Students’ Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce’ and hold its copyright. Also, the ‘author’ is wholly and solely responsible for plagiarism caught after publication (if any). The Editor, Referees, Mentors, COPE, SRCC, Printer, Publisher and Printing Press shall not be responsible for any plagiarism.

Printed and published by Prof. Simrit Kaur (Principal, Shri Ram College of Commerce) on behalf of 'Shri Ram College of Commerce' and printed at M/s Poonam Printers, C-145, Back Side Naraina Industrial Area, Phase-I, New Delhi and published at Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, Maurice Nagar, Delhi-110007, India.
Editor - Dr. Santosh Kumari

License No. – DCP / LIC No. F. 2 (S / 37) Press / 2017
Registration No. DELENG / 2018 / 75093
ISSN 2581- 4931 (Print)

CONTACT US

All correspondence relating to publication of the Journal should be addressed to:

The Principal

Shri Ram College of Commerce

University of Delhi

Maurice Nagar

Delhi-110007 (India)

Email: principaloffice@srcc.du.ac.in

WEBLINK

Visit : http://www.srcc.edu/publications/students-publications