M CT M Chidambaram Chettiyar Memorial Lecture by Shri Bibek Debroy

Location: Faculty Hall



By Shri Bibek Debroy
Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India

Title : The making of a new India

The year 2022 marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of India’s independence. By then, Prime Minister Narendra Modi envisions transforming ndia into a New India – a strong, secure and prosperous nation where everyone has access to opportunities of development. The scale of this vision is certainly unprecedented, considering the nation’s status as a democracy with 1.3 billion people, of contrasting social and economic back grounds. With four years gone and four more to go, we are almost mid-way into this journey which started with the swearing in of the Modi government in 2014. It is now an opportune time to reflect on the impact of various initiatives and reforms implemented by the government thus far. Are these reforms on course to achieve their objectives? How have people benefited from them? How are things changing o ground? Is there a legacy being created that could prove to be a road map for other developing countries facing similar challenges? In this memorial lecture, I would like to attempt to answer such fundamental questions and present a comprehensive view on the multi-dimensional efforts being invested into transforming India.

About the Speaker
Shri Bibek Debroy is an economist and was educated in Ramakrishna Mission School, Narendrapur; Presidency College, Kolkata; Delhi School of Economics and Trinity College, Cambridge. Presently, he is Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and Member, NITI Aayog, Government of India. He has worked in Presidency College, Kolkata (1979-83), Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune (1983-87); Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi (1987-93); as the Director of a Ministry of Finance/UNDP project on legal reforms (1993-98); Department of Economic Affairs (1994-95); National Council of Applied Economic Research (1995-96); Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (1997-2005); PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2005-06); and Centre for Policy Research (2007-2015). He has authored/edited several books, papers and popular articles and has also been a Consulting/Contributing Editor with several newspapers.

24.12.2018, 4.00 p.m.

Faculty Hall, Main Building, IISc. Bengaluru

Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc will preside

High Tea: 5.00 p.m.

All are welcome

With Best Regards

Prof. P K Das

Divisional Chair

Indian Institute of Science

Bengaluru- 560012

Karnataka, India

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