Group Discussion


Digital indiaDigital India is a campaign launched by the Government of India to ensure that Government services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or by making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology.

Digital India was launched on 1 July 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The initiative includes plans to connect rural areas with high-speed internet networks. The vision of Digital India programme is inclusive growth in areas of electronic services, products, manufacturing and job opportunities etc and it is centred on three key areas – Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen, Governance & Services on Demand and Digital Empowerment of Citizens.




startup india

Startup India campaign is based on an action plan aimed at promoting bank financing for start-up ventures to boost entrepreneurship and encourage start ups with jobs creation. The campaign was first announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 15 August 2015 address from the Red Fort. It is focused on to restrict role of States in policy domain and to get rid of  “license raj” and hindrances like in land permissions, foreign investment proposal, environmental clearances. It was organized by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion .


The Chinese Financial Crisis, and its implication on India

Achievers GDPI Workshop: Concept Builder

Topic : The Chinese Financial Crisis, and its implication on India

What is it –

1. China’s economic fortunes have waned since it posted double-digit economic growth only a few years ago. Its GDP growth has slowed to levels not seen in a quarter-century as the authorities press ahead with a plan to restructure from a manufacturing-dependent economy to a consumption-driven model.



Jallikattu – The ban should continue!



On one side, we have the government trying to ban everything and anything controversial and on the other hand the government lifted a ban that agitated more people than it pleased. Jallikattu, the bull-taming game of Tamil Nadu, known for its torturing nature has been given a nod.

Jallikattu was banned four years back when PETA and Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) documented and reported the practice of taming animal by torturing and angering them. The AWBI had written to the environment ministry on December 31, advising against any such action to lift the ban but it seems that the centre turned a deaf ear to the suggestion.


Impact of Brexit on India

Achievers GDPI Workshop: Concept Builder

Topic : Impact of Brexit on India

Positives –

1. UK loses a huge preferential market in the EU and would seek to build new alliances and trade pacts. India being one of the fastest growing economies is rightly poised to gain from this development. The migration of EU skilled labor would decrease and English speaking Indian talent pool is definitely going to benefit out of it.


One India One Election – Pros and Cons

Achievers GDPI Workshop: Concept Builder

Topic : One India One Election – Pros and Cons

What is the Concept –

This provides for holding of the elections of the Centre and the state together. Till 1960s, the general elections and the state elections were held together but after the 60s the phase of coalition politics came into force in the state elections where the governments were less stable and had to be dismissed. This led to different times of the elections in the state. The central government has also been dismissed many times before the full term of five years and this led to disruption in the simultaneous election processes.


GST – Challenges and Benefits for the Indian Economy

Achievers GDPI Workshop: Concept Builder

Topic : GST – Challenges and Benefits for the Indian Economy

Benefits –


Reduce tax burden on producers and foster growth through more production. This double taxation prevents manufacturers from producing to their optimum capacity and retards growth. GST would take care of this problem by providing tax credit to the manufacturer.


IIM Shillong Interview Experience.

IIM Shillong Cutoff 2017 is the minimum marks required to qualify for getting a call from the institute to participate in the further rounds of admission. The candidates interested in pursuing management courses from IIM Shillong will be required to appear for CAT 2017 and clear the cutoff for getting shortlisted. Apart from the cutoff, IIM-S uses multiple parameters for shortlisting the candidates such as the past academic performance in 10th, 12th & graduation, work experience etc. The shortlisted candidates are then required to appear for Writing Skills Assessment Test (WSAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

Expected cutoffs off IIMs:






About IIM Kanpur-

The Department of Industrial & Management Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur offers a 21 month full time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The 21 month full-time program spreads over four semesters and a summer term. The course work includes compulsory and elective courses along with a capstone project in the area of participant’s interest. Specializations offered in MBA include sectorial areas of Manufacturing Management and Service Management besides the functional areas of Operations, Systems, Marketing, Finance and Human Resource Management.

Qualifying Examination
To apply for the academic session of 2017-2018, an applicant must appear for the CAT 2016 examination conducted by IIMs.