A Teachers Workshop on India’s Economic Development to be inaugurated


The Union Minister for Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley along with the Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Shri Prakash Javedkar will inaugurate the one week Teachers Workshop at IIT Delhi on Sunday, 11th June, 2017. The one week workshop for Economic Teachers from different Universities and Colleges across India is being hosted by the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser (CEA), Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with the Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The workshop will be organized from 11th to 17th June, 2017.


Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA), Ministry of Finance will be delivering the lectures during the one week Workshop on various aspects of the Indian economy based on the latest three Economic Surveys. The workshop will work in 3 ways – first, about 165 Teachers from all over India will physically participate; Second, the lectures will be Telecast Live on the official Facebook Page of the Ministry of Finance and third, the lectures will also be recorded and converted into a self-paced Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and then posted on the SWAYAM platform of MHRD besides being uploaded on YouTube for the wider public.


The course will cover the history of Indian economic development and the current progress, challenges and the strategy going forward. It will cover these themes through the analysis presented in the Economic Surveys of the previous three years (2014-15 to 2016-17). The detailed overview of the syllabus is provided below. This course is suitable for students and teachers of Economics both at the undergraduate and advanced levels as well as policymakers interested in the Indian economy.