The Foundation Day Lecture Series was introduced in 2004 has been immensely successful. So far as many as 15 scholars of national repute have addressed the students and faculty under its auspices. The recipients of the Scholar of the Year Award have delivered lectures on diverse topics including Urbanization challenges, Democratization of Capital, India in a Globalizing World: Retrospect and Prospects, Does Support to Ongoing Market-oriented Reforms Require Giving up on Socialism, to name a few.
The Foundation Day lecture is delivered on 16th July every year which is the Foundation Day of the college. It has become a seminal forum for ideas in business studies for both students and the faculty. The scholar is requested to be the chief guest at the foundation /day ceremony in the evening and presented with a citation in appreciation of his/her contribution to economics and business knowledge.
The scholars have included eminent dignitaries such as Dr. Gita Piramal (2004), Business historian and writer, Dr. Narendra Jadhav, economist and banker; former Vice Chancellor, Pune University (2005) and now, Member, Planning Commission, Dr. Prakash Apte, Management Scholar; Director, IIM, Bangalore (2006) and the late Dr. Suresh Tendulkar, economist; formerly, Director, Delhi School of Economics, Dr. Subramaniam Ganti, Distinguished Economist/Former Director, NIBM, (2008-09); Dr. Ajit Ranade, Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group (2009-10); Dr. V Chandrasekhar of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad (2010-11); C.A. Mayur Naik, President, Bombay Chartered Accountant Society(2011-12); Dharmakirti Joshi, Chief Economist, CRISIL (2012-13); Mr. Achyut Godbole , I.T. Expert (2013-14); Dr. Vikas Chitre, economist, President, Indian School of Political Economy (2014-15); Dr. Mahendra Dev, Director and Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development and Research, Mumbai (2015-16); Dr. Santosh Panda, eminent academician and policy maker (2016-17); Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar,Former Vice Chancellor, Economist, Teacher, Educationist and Social Worker(2017-18); Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, eminent economist and Chairperson ICRIER (2018-19).