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Date(s) - 20/11/2023 - 23/11/2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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National Seminar
“75 years of Indian Economy and Polity – Way forward in Amrit Kaal”


Three Day (3 Day) National Seminar at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla from 20th to 22nd November 2023
Title: 75 Years of Indian Economy and Polity -Way forward in Amritkaal
India has completed 75 years after independence and it seems to be the most appropriate time to look back to the very formative years of Indian economy and polity, its period of accelerating economic growth during reforms and looking forward to the next 25 years. A country with second largest population in the world, facing challenges of unparallel in human history including issues related to partition, poverty and food scarcity, poor economic growth etc.
After Independence, we attempted to direct Indian economy and polity in the socialist path with public sector enjoying the commanding heights of the economy. Our political leadership was fascinated by the erst while Soviet Model of development and for that we instituted Planning Commission as the central agency to formulate, implement and evaluate India’s five-year plan programs. We led Indian economy into the socialist path by setting up Iron and Steel factories in different parts of India and that too with foreign funds and technical assistance. It seems to be most timely to remind that we started TISCO in Bengal in 1906 exactly 50 years back with funds mobilized within India and that too within a couple of weeks. Here, a question arises that what we were missing after Independence to rediscover our own ideals and genuineness. . . . . . (Read More)

Call for Papers

A limited number of participants will be invited for the Seminar. Those interested in participating should send (preferably by email) an abstract (500 words) of the proposed paper along with their C.V. (One page) directly to Dr. Priyesh C.A., Associate Professor of Economics, Government College, Attingal, Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) Email: Mobile: 9895677011, 9895098397 and copy to Shri Prem Chand, Librarian/Academic Resource Officer (AC), Indian institute of Advanced Study, Shimla on his Email Tel: 0177-2831385
The last date for submission of abstract (500 words) is till 30th September 2023 05:00 PM. The Institute intends to send Invitation letters to selected participants by the 20th October, 2023. It is the policy of the Institute to publish the papers not proceedings of the seminars it organizes. Hence, all invited participants will be expected to submit complete papers (English or Hindi), hitherto unpublished and original, with citations in place, along with a reference section, to the Academic Resource Officer, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla– 171005 by 01st November, 2023.
The IIAS, Shimla will be glad to extend its hospitality (free hospitality is provided only to the seminar participant) during the seminar period and is willing to reimburse, if required, rail or air travel expenses from the place of current residence in India, or the port of arrival in India, and back.
Note: Plagiarism is a serious academic offence and the Institute reserves the right to cancel the selection/participation of a candidate found guilty at any stage.