Sonam Thakar Dinesh

Teacher of Economics


  • MBA, Pune University, India
  • Postgraduate in Foreign Trade, Pune University, India
  • Bachelors in Commerce, Pune University, India

I started my career as a financial analyst in mergers and acquisitions division of a corporate firm in 2006 and have worked for a number of years in a private finance sector in India. I started teaching economics at UWC, Dilijan in 2016 and I am currently an examiner for IB economics. I am not only impressed by the beauty of this place but also people who strive each day to make this community a safe, exciting and thriving space for students to take intellectual risks. It is admirable to see these young students thinking beyond their academic interests and compassionately taking over the social responsibility of giving back to the community and taking little steps to change the world in a true sense. 

What is the favourite part of the course you teach?
When students realise that they have already been using economics in their daily lives unknowingly much before they knew what is economics or any of its concepts.

What advice would you give to a student of your subject?
A bad grade isn't the end of the world. Focus on progress, not perfection.

What is your life motto?
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi