India: Agenda 2020 for economic development

India: Agenda 2020 is one of the best research projects I have undertaken till date. I had done this project in 2004 as a part of my assignment for the qualifying round of a management festival called Vistas organized every year by PES BBM (People’s Education Society, Bangalore). The event I had participated in was called The clerk of the course or simply put the best manager of the lot. This was a very challenging event and the only one where individuals participated (i.e. no group participation). One hell of a fest it was for it drew the best out of us (me and my college fellas). Though I did not win my event, I did reach the finals (which you can say is an achievement of sorts :-)).

Talking more about the management festival, Vistas was a national level event with participating colleges coming from all over the country. They had Amity from Delhi, Loyola from Chennai, ICFAI (i.e. us) from Hyderabad, Christ College and a few others from Bangalore, SDM from Mangalore, Goa Instiute of Management (not sure of the name) from Goa and a few colleges from places like Gulbarga, Mysore etc. I must say that it was one of the best organized management fests I had ever been to (I did go to quite a few fests during my college days) and the events were innovatively designed (no usual write, speak, win stuff).

Now about my project: India Agenda 2020 was a research project which required the participants to develop a success agenda for India’s economic development with the time frame being up to year 2020. The project needed to be realistic, practical and cover the following areas with specific emphasis:

1. Impact of WTO (World Trade Organization)
2. Role of

a. SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India)
b. RBI (Reserve Bank of India)
c. ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India)
d. IRDA (Insurance Regulatory Development Authority)
e. CERC (Central Electricity Regulatory Commission)

3. Should we move towards Capitalist economy?

It took me 3 full weeks to complete this project. During those weeks I was home most of the time to read stuff and collect facts, figures, analyze them and write my inferences. My attendance got all messed up because of that!

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