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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Indian Economy: Some Contemporary Perspectives

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


Understanding the role of economic activities has always been a challenging task for non-economics students and it is an unavoidable task. This course is designed for undergraduate students to learn the art of understanding the functioning of the economy in the light of its mixed economic set-up, historical developments and recent reforms. The course touches upon various relevant topic which are indeed useful for the budding economist and non-economics students who want to apply for general competitive exams and master’s program in management and civil services.
UG & Senior UG students PREREQUISITES : NoneINDUSTRIES SUPPORT :Banking, Financial Services, Consulting and Advisory Services



Week 1:Indian economy since independence, analysis of the pre- and post-reform periods of India’s economic growth and developmentWeek 2:Assessment of agriculture sector reforms, industrial reforms in a mixed economic set-up and tracing the contours of liberalization and self-relianceWeek 3:Socio-economic development and tax reformsWeek 4:Financial sector reforms and financial inclusion
Week 5:Indian banking sector crisis and recent developmentsWeek 6:India and WTO regulations: Inward and outward analysisWeek 7:Structural shocks and analysis of recent policy initiatives Week 8:Indian economy: Recent outlook and challenges

Taught by

Prof. Wasim Ahmad

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