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Endeavor GD Topics - 2006

HOT TOPICS FOR Group Discussion - 2006

2005: Nature attacks!
Coalition Governments – a disaster in disguise for Indian economy and polity.
Economic Growth without distributive justice will lead to break down of Indian Society.
WTO: Is it relevant?
UN: Is it relevant?
Cartelization of developed nations will lead us to World War III.
Should IIMs go global?
MBA craze – a fad!
Ban on smoking is against our fundamental rights.
Public sector is more a hindrance than help to promote socialism.
India Shining or Bharat Nirman – what’s there in the name?
Economic betterment of the poorer nations is as important as disarmament to ensure lasting world peace.
BPO – only a short term boost to Indian economy
Unemployment and Poverty – India heading towards a disaster.
No electoral reforms can save Indian Economy.
Nuclear war cannot be won and should not be fought.
Inflation is inevitable in our developing country.
Consumerism is destroying the social fabric of Indian culture.
Free market is a prerequisite for growth.
Cricket as a national obsession is a detriment to other sports.
To develop India has to empower women.
Formulate the government's health policy to control the spread of AIDS.

Evergreen Topics

State is the biggest violator of human rights.

Voting rights to illiterates in India is illogical.
Joint family is a blessing in disguise.
Higher education should be made possible only for those who can pay for it.
Women cannot be good managers.
Executive should be allowed to form unions.
Effect of liberalization on poverty.
Indians perform better as individuals rather than in groups.
Business and ethics go hand in hand, or do they?
Foreign trade is necessary for any country to survive.
Presidential Vs Parliamentary form of government of India.
Technology: The Ism' Of The New Millennium?
Science Is A Boon Or Bane
Nice Guys Finish Last
All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy
Individual Freedom And Civil Society
Should There Be A Restriction On Permissiveness Being propagated by The MTV Culture And Foreign Media?
Marxism And Its Future All Over The World
The Growing Menace Of Casteism And Regionalism
Presidential Form Of Government Is Needed In India
Bullet For Bullet: Is It The Right Policy?
Business And Ethics Can't / Don't Go Together
Are women As good as Men Or Inferior?
Nothing Succeeds Like Success
Secessionism In The North-East: Who's To Blame?
Should India Break Diplomatic Ties With Pakistan?
Age and Youth: Experience And Young Talent
'East Is East & West Is Where All The Action Is': Mark Twain
Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished
Doctors' Accountability To Improve Health-Care is must.
Universal Disarmament Is A Must

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Endeavor GD Topics - 2006
Topics That Have Appeared In IIMs In The Last Five Years:

IIM Lucknow
· Indo-Pak differences are so deep-rooted that Kashmir is only being used as an excuse.
· Violence is a prerequisite for progress.
· Is war with Pakistan inevitable?
· Underdevelopment - fate, mismanagement or oppression?
· Management education is a luxury for a poor country like India.
· Ends justify the means.
· Our country needs more technocrats and less managers.
· Will computerization make a robot of all human beings?
· Women make better managers than men.
· GDs as a means of selection by the IIMs are a farce.
· Opposition to privatization will affect India's financial future
· Do computers dehumanize society?
· Success comes not so much by solving problems as by exploiting opportunities.
· All higher education in India should be privatized.
· With India being a world leader people are still dieing of starvation, comment.
· What will the present budget be like?
· Management education should make job seekers into job creators.
· To prevent India from disintegrating, more autonomy should be given to the states.
· Has the Indian political structure outlived its utility?
· No one studies for an MBA. Everyone studies for a job.
· Do we need graduate engineers at all?
· Change what you can. Accept what you cannot.
· Political crisis and the Indian economy.
· Corruption is an economic lubricant, and hence may not be all that bad.
· The Indian economy is in shambles.
· Talk of social responsibility in the private sector is sheer hypocrisy.
· Is greed an essential human quality?
· Nature can fulfill man's need but can not his greed.
· Pollution control is a luxury for India.
· Engineers joining management is a national waste.
· The pen is mightier than the sword, but fanaticism is the mightiest of all.
· Parliamentary democracy is an obstacle in the path of growth of the Indian nation.

IIM Calcutta
· Industrial growth in the next millennium will depend a lot on how we tackle the environmental issues.
· Food comes first, ethics later.
· In India, democracy is nothing but politicised monarchy.
· New Delhi should not be the capital of India.
· Industrial growth and environmental care do not go hand in hand.
· TV commercials should be banned.
· To survive in the civilized world one needs to be hypocrite.
· Money is the sixth sense without which one cannot enjoy the other five.
· Advanced mathematics has no value in life.
· Efficiency and corruption go hand in hand.
· Welcome back socialism.
· Information Technology

IIM Bangalore
· The government should stop funding the IITs and the IIMs and, instead, divert the funds to primary education.
· Profit is the only business of business.
· India should be reorganised into smaller states.
· Growth and integrity are poles apart.
· Managerial skills learnt from classroom can never match those learnt from experience.
· Government should reduce defence expenditure and spend more on social sector.
· The UN has not served any purpose in the last decade.
· Religion is a private matter and should be no concern of the state.

· Bordering world - reality or dream.
· Secularism is declining - justify.
· Nature of paying for the environment development.
· Indian customs - discuss.
· Should the defense budget be reduced?
· Mobile phones are a social waste.
· Will machine replace man one day?
· Gandhism is not relevant these days.
· Wisdom comes with age.
· Indian politicians are not bothered about the · future of our country
· Will the defense budget be reduced?
· Will machine replace man in future?
· Marketing of tobacco and tobacco products is unethical.
· Ethics in India are declining.
· Marketing forces the consumer to buy those products which they don't want to.
Endeavor / CAT05 / GD Topics
Endeavor GD Topics - 2006
· The parliamentary form of democracy has failed in India.
· 33% women reservation in parliament.
· Consumer satisfaction should be achieved at any cost.
· US $ is no longer a stable currency.
· Cine - stars are best applicants for politics.
· Managers do not add value to the society.
· B-School education is only affordable to rich people.
· Democracy is the only way to a sustained economic growth.
· Should youth indulge in politics?
· Effect of internet in India.
· Liberalisation in 1991 was a forced one.
· Democracy is a luxury in India.
· Is globaliasation the fear for Indian culture?
· India Shining
· Economic reforms make richer people rich and poorer people poor.

· Benefits of professional integrity
· Bilateralism vs Multilateralism.
· Ecology and tourism.
· India makes nuclear bombs, but cannot make quake resistant houses.
· Role of money in elections.
· Fast changes in Information Technology - excitement or agony?

· IT boom in India.
· Large dams are a must for India's development.
· Leaders should be followers first.
· Should the Government ban India from playing cricket matches in Sharjah? Justify.
· Why do more girls choose Human Relations Management?
· Advertising and ethics.
· IT - What does the future hold? Give recommendations.
· Conscription should be made compulsory.
· Why is patriotism lacking in India?
· What ails India more - corruption or overpopulation.
· What should India do to preserve its IT command over the World.

IIM Kozhikode
· Science, and not rhetoric, underpins the National Policy.
· Human rights impedes economic programme.
· Women empowerment is the basis for social development.
· Subsidies for higher studies should be done away with.

IIM Indore
· Knowledge is the awareness of one's ignorance.
· Virtue has its own reward.
· Should we legalise drugs and alcohol consumption in India.
· Is the job of a manager to do the right things or to do things rightly?
· 'Tryst with destiny' has India redeemed its pledge?
· Can religion be kept out of politics?
· Religious fundamentalism is more dangerous than regionalism.
· International embargo: the US is going too far.
· India - Pakistan relation: has it reached a point of no return?
· Coke and Pepsi should be driven out of India.
· Television in India is turning people to watchers rather than doers.
· Is India ready for e-commerce?
· Has the time come to eradicate nuclear weapons?
· All education should be exclusively provided by the government


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