Course Curriculum

A1. India's Economic Development
1. India as a Developing Economy
2. Understanding India’s economic transition
3. What is Economic Development and Economic Growth
4. What is Structural Change?
5. Traditional and New approaches to Development
6. Importance of non-economic factors
7. Classification of countries in terms of development
8. Features of Indian Economy as a developing economy
9. Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach
10. Indicators of Development
10. 1. GDP and Per Capita Income
10.2 PQLI
10. 3. Human Development Index
10.4 Multidimensional Poverty Index
10.5 Human Poverty Index (HPI)
10.6 Inequality Adjusted HDI
A2. National Income
1. India in the global economy
2. China, India and the rise of Asia
3. India and the Middle-Income Trap
4. Sectoral trends in India’s national income and employment
5. Features of India’s economic growth and development
6. What is structural retrogression in Indian economy?
7. Structural changes and the role of Industrial and services sectors – the conditions for change
8. New GDP Measurement-Changes made by the CSO
9. Purchasing Power Parity
10. Savings and Capital Formation
11. Central Statistical Office
12. National Sample Survey Office
13. Periodic Labour Force Survey – PLFS
A3. Population
1. India – Population scenario
2. Population and economic development
3. Main features of India’s Population
3.1 Population-absolute size
3.2 Age structure
3.3 Population growth trends
3.4 Sex ratio
3.5 Regional demographic trends
3.6 Urbanization – picking up momentum
4. Total Fertility Rate – trends
5. India’s Demographic Transition
6. Ageing population and the problem for India
A4. Demographic Dividend
1. Defining demographic dividend
2. India’s Demographic Dividend Profile
3. Entry into the demogrpahic dividend phase
4. India’s demographic dividend phase is unique
5. Reaslisation of demographic dividend need policy actions
6. Measures taken by the government to reap the benefits of demographic dividend
Nuts: Can India become rich before it gets old
A5. Skill Development
1. Skill Development as part of national development strategy
2. Skill profile of India’s labour force
3. Skill development challenges
4. Launch of Skill Development Initiatives
4.1 National Skill Development Mission
4.2 National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015
4.3 National Skill Development Agency and NSDC
4.4 Sector Skills Councils
4.5 National Skill Qualifications Framework and LMIS
4.6 Private sector participation in skill development
4.7 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
4.8 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
5. Vocational Education and Skill Training
5.1 National Vocational Education Qualification Framework
6. Apprenticeship
7. Conclusion
A6. Startup in India
1. Starup Revolution
2. Startup as celebration of entrepreneurship
3. What is startup ecosystem
4. Global startup ecosystems
5. Startup Revolution in India
6. Eligibility for startups: the Startup Policy
7. Initiatives for startup
8. Startup India and the Startup Action Plan
9. Startup Ecosystem in India
10. Startup incubators and seed accelerators
11. Angel Investment Funds
11.1 Angel Tax
12. Venture Capital Funds
13. Crowdfunding
14. Atal Innovation Mission
15. Andrews Hargadon – Valley of Death
16. SEBI’s regulations for funding of startups
A7. Digital Economy
1. The Rise of Digital Economy
2. Digial Economy – Components
3. India as a digital economy – potentials and challenges
4. Policies needed to use the potentials of Digital Economy
5. Measures to stimulate digital economy
6. Digital India
7. The problem of connectivity
8. National broadband policy 2004
9. BharatNet
10. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)
11. What is Technological Unemployment
A8. Intellectual Property Rights
1. Intellectual Property Regime and Development Policy in India
2. Invention as the invisible force in economy building
3. Global IPR scenario
4. What is intellectual property
5. Creative destruction and disruptive innovations
6. TRIPs and the emergence of a global IPRs regime
7. TRIPs and Idia’s Intellectual Property Right regime
8. IPRs regime and Development priorities for India
9. Meaning and importance of Patents
10. The Indian Patent Regime
10.1. Difference brought by the various amendments in India
10.2 Patent Amendment Acts – 2002 and 2005
10.3 Safeguard provided under the Patent Amendment Act 2005
10.4 Section 3 d and evergreening
10.5 The Novartis Glivec Patent Issue
10.6 Compulsory Licensing
10.7 Nexavar – the first Compulsory License
10.8 Protection of traditional knowledge
10.9 Traditional Knowledge Digital Library
10.10 Pre-grant and Post-grant opposiiton to patent
10.11 India’s pharmaceutical industry in the post TRIPs regime
10.12 Rising number of Brownfield FDI
11. Copy Right Act
12. Geographical Indications Act 1999
13. Trade Mark Act 1999
14. Trade secret in India
15. Intellectual Property Policy of India
16. Intellectual Property Rights in Biotechnology
16.1 Biotechnology patenting in India
16.2 The Budapest treaty
16.3 Protection of Plant varieties in India
16.4 Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmer’s Right Act
16.5 The PPV Authority and Registration
16.6 Exemptions provided under the PPV
Nuts – India as the pharmacy of the developing world
Nuts – Evergreening – A Case Study of Viagra’s Avatar
Nuts – India as a medical tourism destination –says Chinese Media
Nuts- Are Human Gene Patentable

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