Post your GD topics


Gaurav Mittal
Hi Friends,

Please post your GD topic(s) here, which you would like to discuss on yahoo conference. You can make a long list too, if u wish. Just make sure that the topics pertain to the latest times (i.e. do not just copy-paste from other sites)

Also, the topics can be from different types.. i.e. general, knowledge-oriented/political, abstract, case studies.

amardeep.rishi said:
->India is land of Gandhi ji full of violance..:fencing: (IIFT 2005)
->alcohol and drugs consumption must b leagalized in India..:smokin:
Hi, I want to suggest some topics like -
1) Is it right to have at least 50 % in graduation exam to give CAT?
2) Is ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT subject necessary in the syllabus of b.m.s.? or should it be excluded?
3) Media's role in the gossips of bollywood?
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Gaurav Mittal
Gr8 going guys... add more topics... including case studies. If u know that a particular topic was asked in some exam of an institute, then do mention the exam and the institute's name too..

Thanks and Regards,


Gaurav Mittal
Some topics that i can think of..

impact of new era movies like swades and rang de basanti on society?

Nuclear deal . Is india gaining or lossing ground?

consumerism is fuelled by Television culture

Reservation in Indian society

pink pyjama hanging over the red fort
Some of them asked in IIM-L this yr are:
the view in the rearview mirror is clearer than the view in the windshield glass

A room without books is like a man without soul

Even the most perfect bureaucrat does not make any decision and takes no responsibility...

The power to tax tantamounts to power to destroy

there are too many people and too few human beings

Economic freedom is an indispensable means of achieving political freedom

Govt is too big and too important to be given to the politicians

Bureaucracy if efficient, leads to loss of liberty..

Peace and harmony can not exist without the threat of violence

The Secret of Being Happy is to make others believe that they are the cause of it

I have hardly met a mathematician who was good at reasoning

Parliament Sessions are a waste of public money

The most effective way to reduce poverty is through good governance

Inherent vice of capitalism is unequal blessings and inherent vice of socialism is equal miseries

Fiscal deficit is the difference between what the governement spends and what the government has the nerve to collect.
Its high time to stop playing with the mouse and start turning the lathe

There r no facts only interpretations

The development of a country depends on politics and not technology.

Courts are the problems,not the solutions.


Gaurav Mittal
Some of the general topics i found:
  1. Euthanasia should be legalized.
  2. The role of press advertising has diminished with the advent of TV.
  3. India does not need OKE but cheaper rice.
  4. The opportunities and challenges facing India in a unipolar world.
  5. India needs a benevolent dictator for the next five years.
  6. There should be compulsory sterilization after the first child.
  7. India should review its nuclear option in the light of the recent utterances of Benazir Bhutto.
  8. Nelson Mandela - Fighting a bigger battle.
  9. Film Censorship should be abolished.
  10. Voting age for Indians should not be lowered to 18 years.
  11. Students must take active interest in politics.
  12. In order to check AIDS sex with foreigners and NRIs should be banned.
  13. The government should nationalize foreign banks
  14. Prohibition should be enforced throughout the country
  15. Capital punishment should be abolished.
  16. Art cinema is India lacks entertainment value.
  17. Cricket is a waste of national resource.
  18. Yesterdays man was a finance man, toadies is a marketing man, tomorrow's will be an HRD man.
  19. Communism is irrelevant in today’s world.
  20. Use of drugs in sports is justified.
  21. India cannot afford a sporting extravaganza like Olympics.
  22. In order to check brain drain, IIT graduates should be made to sign a bond to serve for five years in the country.
  23. Religion based political parties should be banned.
  24. India should cut her defence expenditure.
  25. Reservations for SC/STs is necessary for their upliftment.
  26. Our education system has drove ineffective.
  27. India should follow a two-party system like the U.S.
  28. The world is a sager place today as compared to two years ago.
  29. India should review its politics towards Israel.
  30. The Indian Army should reoccupy POK.
  31. With the lowest industry growth rate since Independence, India’s liberalization policy has been proved ineffective.
  32. One man’s terrorist is another’s martyr.
  33. What India needs most is a presidential form of government?
  34. Corruption is a necessary evil for success is any sphere.
  35. Modern English education has alienated the Indian youth from the mainstream of the country’s life.
  36. Work experience must be a pre-requisite for management education.
  37. Modern management education is a perfect example of old wine in new bottles.
  38. Public sector in India is a while elephant.
  39. Unity in India is a myth.
  40. Communism is for the poor, capitalism is for the rich.
  41. There is life after death.
  42. Women’s liberation is nothing but bra-burning.
  43. Use of guinea pigs for medical research must be banned.
  44. Politics is the last refuge of the uneducated scoundrel.
  45. Art is a four lettered word.
  46. The Islamic bomb will lead to world peace.
  47. Advertising is a wasteful expenditure.
  48. Exploitation of the female anatomy should be banned in advertising.
  49. Love marriage is the best form of marriage.
  50. There must be some controls for the Indian press today.
  51. Doordarshan must be made autonomous.
  52. There should be compulsory army enlisting for every male citizen of the country.
  53. A wise man is he who prepares his wife for widowhood.
  54. Capitalism and communism are in the process of merging together to form a new politico economic order.
  55. Sex education should be made compulsory from high school onwards.
  56. Ragging is a necessary evil.
  57. The biggest problem-confronting mankind today is….
  58. Destruction of this planet earlier than expected would be due to a faulty basic premise in economic called “growth”.
  59. Professional sportsmen/athletics should be allowed to participate in the Olympics.
  60. Burgeoning growth of metros like Bombay can be stopped only be removing the slums.
  61. Value based political has no place in Indian politics.
  62. Drug peddlers should be sentenced to death.
  63. Doordarshan and Air should be privatized.
  64. Indian capital markets have come a long way.
  65. Yesterday’s was a joint family, today’s a nuclear family, and tomorrow’s will be a ‘no family’.
  66. Religion is the root cause of all evils in India.
  67. Indian film industry is on its death bed.
  68. Screening of cigarette and liquor ads should be allowed on TV.
  69. Income tax should be banned to avoid tax evasion.
  70. India should align with the U.S. to accelerate industrial growth.
  71. Democracy in India is nothing but civilized monarchy.
  72. Increasing automation is the only key to industrial growth in India.
  73. Only God can save India.
  74. Cow slaughter must be banned in India.
  75. Sale of gold to the public must be stopped to prevent wastage of national resources.
  76. Art is a four letter word.
  77. Lip, Lip & Away.
  78. When Red sees Red he turns Red.
  79. Women Reservation.
  80. Conversion: Necessary Evil.
  81. Visit of Clinton: Myth of reality.
  82. How to check Hijacking.
  83. Budget 99-2000 (Myth or reality).
  84. Future of Coalition Govts.
  85. Match fixing: We are responsible.
  86. Only cons is change.
  87. Which is best branch of Mgmt.
  88. Solution is Pakistan.
  89. Democracy or Democracy in India.
  90. Legalise Corruption.


Par 100 posts (V.I.P)
->21st century ,centry of India
->India Vs China
->Mukesh Vs Anil ambani(who is really inheritor of Reliance)
->will Indians be always remain Cyber coolie's


New member






ishika said:
That's bull....incorrect specification. :aj:

Rape per se isn't allowed in any society anyways. :aj1: :aj:


Gaurav Mittal
ishika said:
Well ishika,
the topic can't be this, per se, it can be modified like...

Should death sentence be awarded to rapists or how well are rape victims handled by Indian judiciary (inc. police as well)


Par 100 posts (V.I.P)
1. How to deal with international terrorism.
2. Should we pursue our policy of dialogue withPakistan?
3. Agriculture Vs Industry?
4. Jasicca Lall case?
5. 50% Reservation
6. Compition should be encouraged?

Current Topics:
1.A Unipolar World spells disaster for underdevelopedcountries like India.
2.Is Globalization Really Necessary?
3.What shall we do about our ever-increasingPopulation?
4.Corruption is the price we pay for Democracy.
5.Foreign Television Channels are destroying ourculture.
6.What India needs is a Dictatorship?
7.With media publishing and telecasting trivia,censorship is the need of the hour.
8.Kaun Banega Krorepati is less about knowledge butmore about money and personality.
9.Beauty contests degrade womanhood
10.The rise of regional blocs threatens independentnations like India
11.Six billion and one bronze!
12.Is dependence on computers a good thing?
13.Should the public sector be privatized?
14.China and India are similar nations withcontrasting ways
15.Is India a Soft Nation?
16.Value based politics is the need of the hour
17.Religion should not be mixed with politics
18.How to deal with high oil prices
19.Our cricketers are not to blame for match fixing
20.Why cant we be world players in industry as we arein software?
21.Multinational corporations: Are they devils indisguise?
22.Should there be limits on artistic freedom (thecontroversy onFire).
23.Should there be private universities?
24.Do banning fashion shows and New Year parties saveour culture?

P.s There could be some which are repetitive..!!


Par 100 posts (V.I.P)
Social Topics:
1.Is Big Dams Necessary?2.Films are corrupting the Indian Youth
3.A Gandhian State selling liquor is an anomaly
4.Bride burning and dowry may look bad, but are anintegral part of India.
5.Our Culture is Decaying
6.We are not serious about saving Wildlife/Environment
7.The education system needs serious reforms8.The impact of MTV on our psyche
9.Showing Violence and Crimes should not be allowed infilms and on television.
10.Let us legalize gamblingManagement Topics:1.Is management an art or a science?
2.The Rush for MBA is really a rush for big money
3.Ethics in Business are just a passing fashion
4.The objective of Management is to maximise profits
5.Do professional managers have a chance in our familyrun businesses?
6.The Internet is an exercise in hype
7.Is an MBA necessary to succeed in life?
8.Family owned business vs professionally runbusinesses
9.Smaller businesses and start-ups have more scope forprofessional growth.

Creative Topics:
1.The Wheel is Turning Round and Round
2.If I was the Finance Minister/Prime Minister
3.There is no right way to do a wrong thing
4.Group Task: How can we have Mount Everest in India?
5.Do Beauty and Brains Go Together?
6.When I woke up in the morning I saw…
7.A ship docked in harbor cannot face the storms
8.Up the Down Staircase
9.Just as we have smoke free zones, we should havechild free zones
10.Marriage is a social trap

Social Topics:
1. The Internet chains have come on the wings ofscience and technology but are no less restrictive forall that.
2. Secularism has become a tool to justify the wrongsdone by the minorities.
3. Media is a mixed blessing/How ethical is media?
4. To fight AIDs, stop being coy about sex education.
5. What should India strive for- Westernization ormodernization?

Economic Topics:
1. Developing countries need trade, not aid.
2. Why do we lag behind China?
3. Capitalism is a very flawed system but the othersare so much worse.
4. Flexibility of labor laws is the key to attractingmore Foreign Direct Investment.
5. Is the business of business only business?


Par 100 posts (V.I.P)
Political Topics:
1. Reserving seats for women in Panchayat has not onlybeen a farce but has distracted from developing a moregenuine voice of women.
2. Have the nuclear tests of 1998 benefited or harmedIndia?
3. Voters, not, political parties are responsible forthe criminalisation of politics.
4. The voters are required to be well informed andeducated about their candidates so that they can electthe right aspirant by their own assessment.
5. India should go for the presidential form ofdemocracy.

Economic Topics:
1. In our economic matters, there is an excessivetendency towards the thinking rather than doing.
2. Every cloud has a silver lining
3. Can the economy achieve an 8 percent growth rate?
4. Is disinvestments really that good for India or isa rethink in order?
5. Are co-operatives relevant in todays globalizeenvironment?
6. Foreign aid is a dangerous drug that can stimulatein small doses but become fatally addictive in largerdoses.
7. Modern day sport in industrialized society is anindustry, as anything else.
8. Government should clean its own hands beforepointing finger at the private sector for corruption.
9. Is the NPA ordinance too harsh?
10. Reforms have to grow up.
11. The future lies with globalization.
12. Is the consumer really the king in India?
13. Globalizations versus nationalism
14. Conditional access system for cable TV watchers:boon or bane?
15.If India is poorly governed, the reason is that wehave designed our system of governance for protecting,if not encouraging, corruption?
16. Commercialization of health care: Good or Bad?
17. For globalization to succeed in India people mustbe able to see what is in it for them
18. Is the US economy headed the Japanese economy way?
19. Economic freedom not old-fashioned theories of development will lead to growth and prosperity
20. Markets left to them selves encourage greed.
21. For globalization to succeed in India people mustbe able to see what is in it for them
22. Should businessmen run the finance ministry?
23. Should important services like transport be leftto market forces?
24. Is there any point in having a business strategywhen the world changes from month to month?
25. Is the patents bill good for India?
26. Is the business of business only business?
27. Globalization is good for developing countries
28. Public sector being a guarantor of job security isa myth.
29. Is industry less growth here to stay?
30. Capitalism is a very flawed system but the othersare so much worse?
31. How can business get rid of the bad name that ithas earned?
32. Government pumping money into the economy is notthe solution for our economic problems
33. Business ethics are no longer a luxury forcorporate but a necessity?
34. How should privatizations proceeds be utilized?
35. Is the budgeting exercise of any use?
36. Should agricultural subsidies be stopped?
37. Will Mumbai's film industry ever evolve into atruly modern corporative one?
38. Will market reforms enrich rich states further,while poorer ones lag further?
39. Why do we lag behind China?
40. Who says MNCs are superior to Indian companies?
41. Why not use a brand index to measure nationalprosperity?
42. What we need to reduce scams is better regulatorybodies.
43. War rhetoric is misplaced in a country like Indiawhich is trying to globalize its economy.
44. Trade can help the poor?
45. The power ministry should cut off supplies to allthe defaulting SEBs.
46. Steal a few lakhs and you're a criminal. Steal afew hundred crores and you become an industrialist.
47. Should PSUs be divested through strategic sale orpublic offer?
48. The state is above the law?

Management Education Topics:
1. Managerial skills learnt in the classroom can nevermatch those learnt from experience.
2. Democracy is hampering India progress
3. MBA in India is highly overrated.
4. Religion is a private affair and should be of noconcern for the state.
5. Decreasing defense expenditure and increasingsocial expenditure is the need of the hour.


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Other topics:
1.Public sector is more a hindrance than help topromote socialism.
2.Economic betterment of the poorer nations is asimportant as disarmament to ensure lasting worldpeace.
3.From public sector to privatization as in the U.K.,is the right answer for India's instant economicbreakthrough.
4.The doctrine of "limited nuclear war" is anill-convinced, ill-logical, irrational and extremelydangerous concept.
5.Some simple but effective electoral reforms willenable us to retain the present parliamentary systemand ensure the preservation of democracy in India.
6.We must have only two national parties to contestparliamentary elections and regional parties shouldnot be allowed to contest for the same.
7.We can increase our food production not only tomatch our population explosion but also for exportprovided we adopt modern, mechanized farming methodswith large size land holdings.
8.Nuclear war cannot be won and should not be fought.
9.Private enterprise and not public sector willcontribute to faster and higher economic growth inIndia.
10.Inflation is inevitable in our developing country.
11.The policy of reservation is a legacy of theBritish and it has done more harm than good.
12.Do you think MBAs are useful in the manufacturing /production department?
13.For marketing post graduate, without prior workexperience working in a big marketing firm is adisadvantage when compared with working in a smallfirm. Discuss.
14.Consumerism is destroying the social fabric ofIndian culture.
15.Free market is a prerequisite for growth.
16.Cricket as a national obsession is a detriment toother sports.17.To develop India has to empower women.
18.Formulate the government's health policy to controlthe spread of AIDS.
19.Advertising is a waste of resources.
20.Privatization will lead to less corruption.
21.State is the biggest violator of human rights.
22.There can never be a classless society.23.Beauty pageants are a marketing gimmick.
24.Voting rights to illiterates in India is illogicalbecause it is widely misused.
25.Joint family is a blessing in disguise.
26.Higher education should be made possible only forthose who can pay for it.
27.The weaker sex is the weakness of the stronger sex.28.Women cannot successfully combine both career andhome.
29.Women are good managers.
30.Executive should be allowed to form unions.
31.Effect of liberalization on poverty.
32.Indians perform better as individuals rather thanin groups.
33.Business and ethics go hand in hand, or do they?
34.Developing countries should spend more ondevelopment than on defense.
35.Political parties have outlived their utility.
36.Is Swadeshi relevant for India today?
37.Money is required to earn more money.
38.Foreign trade is necessary for any country tosurvive.
39.Presidential Vs Parliamentary form of government ofIndia.
40.Technology: The Ism' Of The New Millennium?
41.Religion And Politics Should Not Mix
42.TRIPS Controversy And The Patent Act Amendment
43.Export Stagnation: Causes And Cures
44.Excessive Depiction Of Sex And Violence In Films
45.Classical Music Heritage And The GrowingPop-Culture
46.Decentralisation & The Panchayati RajInstitutions
47.Should India Sign The CTBT
48.State Interventions In Market Kind Or Mixed Economy
49.Science Is A Boon Or Bane
50.Is Swapping Terrorists For Hostages AnEncouragement For Plane-Hijackers?
51.India and the political dynasties: The Nehru Familycontext
52.Nice Guys Finish Last53.All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy
54.Individual Freedom And Civil Society
55.Conventionalism And Modernity: The Ever goingDebate
56.Should There Be A Restriction On PermissivenessBeing propagated by The MTV Culture And Foreign Media?
57.Marxism And Its Future All Over The World
58.The Growing Menace Of Casteism And Regionalism
59.Presidential Form Of Government Is Needed In India
60.Bullet For Bullet: Is It The Right Policy?
61.Capitation Fees Should Be Abolished
62.Arranged Marriages Are Better Than TheLove-Marriages
63.Brain-Drain Has To Be Stopped
64.Business And Ethics Can't / Don't Go Together
65.Are women As good as Men Or Inferior?
66.Nothing Succeeds Like Success
67.The Malthusian Economic Prophecy Is No LongerRelevant
68.Secessionism In The North-East: Who's To Blame?
69.Should India Break Diplomatic Tie With Pakistan?
70.Age and Youth: Experience And Young Talent
71.East Is East & West Is Where All The ActionIs': Mark Twain
72.Freedom Of Expression And The State Authority.
73.Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished
74.Tuitions Should Be Banned
75.India Needs Gujral Doctrine For BetterInternational Relations
76.Doctors' Accountability To Improve Health-Care
77.Universal Disarmament Is A Must
78.Indian Cricket Team Shouldn't Be Allowed To Play Abroad.

P.s: This is the last 1 currently..!! Guyz Do select some of the favourites which could be picked up as topics for big fight or @ gaurav for gd..!!


Gaurav Mittal
IIM-A Case Study:
Case study was similar to the "My Encounters" case study No 7. But only difference is it is a software company and not a engineering company(CHEMCO).

IIFT GD Topics on 19/02/2001 – (30-35 mins)
  • Can politics be delineated from sports?
  • Can International boundary be dissolved?
  • Bhuj disaster
FMS GD Topics
  • Business Ethics.
  • Infrastructure and India.
  • Effectiveness of economic embargo on Iraq.
  • Human rights kills democracy
  • Match fixing has deprived cricket of its glory
  • Privatization needs checks and balances
  • Democracy vs. dictatorship
IIM-Bangalore Group Discussion: (15 minutes)
  • Beauty contests do little to improve the stature of women
  • To sustain India's integrity it is necessary to devolve more power to states.
  • Women reservation in parliament is against the tenets of democracy.
GD Topics (time duration 3 minutes for thinking on the topic + 15 minutes for discussion + 8 minutes for writing summary+ answering questions)
  • India should not aspire to be a nuclear super power
  • Bureaucracy is root cause of India's social and economic problems.
  • Do B-Schools make business leaders or mere managers.
Note: The Candidates were asked to write the summary of the group discussion and after this candidates were asked to write answers for the following questions.
  • Describe an incident that has affected you the most.
  • The person who has influenced you the most in life and why?
  • Have you taken any coaching for the interview /GD process? If yes, mention the coaching institute.
  • If you would like to be associated closely with any person, what personality attributes would you look for in that person.
IIFT GD Topics on 19-02-2001 (30-35 mins.)
1. Can Politics be delineated from sports ?
2. Can International boundary be dissolved ?
3. Bhuj Disaster

IIMC Admissions '99 - Delhi.
1. TV Commercials should be banned
2. Politics and economics go together
3. Winning is not the important thing, it is the only thing

IIMC Admissions '99 - Delhi.
Group discussions
1. It is all the fault of the politicians
2. We need more management schools than primary schools
3. The medium of teaching in schools should be English

IIMC Admissions '99 - Delhi.
1. Efficiency and corruption go hand in hand
2. Advanced mathematics is of no use in every day life

IIMC Admissions '99. GD Topics III
1. Welcome back socialism
2. To survive in a civilized world one needs to be a hypocrite

Group discussion topic asked in IIM-Kozhikode on 28/03/2001.

Group Discussion: (5 + 15 minutes)

  • In this GD a paper clipping from one of leading newspapers was given and candidates were asked to read for 5 minutes and after that 15 minutes was given for discussion.
  • Paper clipping on 28/03/2001 was Chinese goods - dumping or marketing
  • Paper clipping on 29/03/2001 was 'A means of political awakening'
The interviewer is checking whether the candidate can grasp the idea fast and discuss in detail on the topic



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  • Large states are better governed than smaller states
  • Love marriage VS Arranged marriage
  • Dowry system a boon or a bane
  • Do you need an MBA to be a successful manager
  • Rivers are national resources and hence, all the states have equal rights over them
  • Cricket should be made the national game of the country
  • PSUs should not be privatized
  • Graduation should be made compulsory for entry into Parliament
  • Casteless India- a pipe dream
  • Grade system vs marks system in schools. Discuss
  • GD/PI should not be a part of the selection process in B-schools
  • Role of extremists in India’s struggle for independence. Discuss
  • India lives in its villages
  • Every business organsiation boils down to just three things: Product, People and Profits
  • Every able-bodied individual should serve in the army for two years
  • People with criminal backgrounds should not hold public office
  • The prime minister should be a citizen of India by birth
  • Competition and not Co- operation sustains life
  • Dual citizenship should not be granted to NRIs. They are neo-colonialists in the making
  • Voting, by all eligible citizens, must be made compulsory
  • Banning child labour leads to more poverty
  • Team work is difficult to achieve in today’s competitive environment
  • The root cause of all problems in India is the all pervading corruption
  • Should there be more women in the police force
  • Will India be a super power in the Next twenty years
  • Will Mumbai remain the commercial capital of India
  • TV is an idiot box
  • India’s population – Is it a resource or a liability
  • English should be made the official working language, and Hindi a regional language
  • Do beautiful people lead better lives
  • The learning in a B-school takes place outside the classroom
  • Is divorce a necessary evil
  • India must have dictatorial rule if it is to progress rapidly
  • Is honesty the best policy for an ordinary citizen of India
  • Management education is good mainly for those who are mediocre and can’t shine in their own fields
  • The selection process adopted by management institutes is not a fair process
  • Reservations hinder the development process in our country
  • One day cricket is not cricket
  • Family values have little relevance today
  • In a developing country like India where illiteracy is very high, universal adult franchise should be restricted to literates only
  • Given our performance over the last fifty years, India should not participate in the next three Olympic games
  • Would Indian corporates be better off without MBA’s
  • The money being put into cricket is harming the development of other sports
  • Activities seeking short term publicity don’t yield long term results
  • The world is one big family. Why quarrel
  • Management cannot be taught
  • Eve teasing should be made a very serious criminal offence
  • Print media should be banned and replaced by digital media to save the earth.
  • Indians are excellent individual workers but poor team workers
  • We need labour intensive rural industries and not capital intensive urban industries
  • The reigns of leadership should be with the young and not the old
  • Why are our defense services not attracting our youth

  • Governors are mere political appointees. The post has lost all its relevance
  • The government should use India’s huge foreign exchange reserves to fund infrastructure projects
  • India stands to gain from the re-election of George Bush
  • Corporate boardrooms should not become family battlegrounds
  • India’s place at the U N Security council
  • Freedom of press is a must in a democracy
  • Rise of feminism in Indian politics is it for the better
  • Use of animals in medical research is immoral and should be banned
  • Liberalization of the Indian economy has only helped the rich become richer
  • Advertising and freedom to choose are contradictory
  • While the majority rules, it is the minority that moves the world
  • Hierarchy cannot flourish in democracy
  • Can IT sustain India’s economic development
  • Euthanasia and abortion are individual rights. No one can dictate to an individual in these matters.
  • Prompt and efficient punishment is essential to eliminate corruption
  • There is a limit to which a female manager can rise in her career.
  • Chinese goods- competition or dumping
  • Men feel threatened by the presence of women at work
  • Since the disaster cannot be predicted disaster management is impossible and irrelevant
  • What should be the form of penalty for corrupt politicians
  • Rs 1000/ and Rs 500/ notes should be immediately demonetized
  • India spends too much on defense
  • Success of VRS shows that employees are dissatisfied with the banking system
  • Education reforms- what is the road ahead
  • Linking of India’s rivers is no solution to the imminent water crisis
  • Reservations should be extended to the private sector
  • Film makers are indulging in cinematic prostitution in the name of folk culture
  • The contribution of family businesses to Indian industry.
  • In order to make the balance of trade in favor of India we should concentrate on exporting agricultural goods only, and not industrial goods
  • Euthanasia should be legalized
  • Prostitution should be legalized
  • All political parties in India should be banned
  • The powers of the press should be used with responsibility
  • Gradual withdrawal of subsidies will help accelerate economic growth
  • Globalisation is not an essential condition for growth in India
  • Secularism is dangerous for Indian culture
  • Will an Asian Euro ever be possible
  • In the liberalized environment, trade unions have lost their significance
  • Reforms in the power sector one step forward and two steps ackward
  • Exit polls during elections are harmful, They should be disallowed
  • Religion cannot be the basis for Indian nationhood
  • Profits and customer service do not go hand in hand
  • Administrative corruption cannot be separated from political corruption
  • Increasing power of the regional parties is the first step towards disintegration of India
  • Swadeshi is detrimental to India’s economic growth
  • India, China and Russia can change the world from Unipolar to Multipolar
  • Speedy justice should be made a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution
  • Is it “Unity in Diversity” or “Diversity in Unity”
  • The caste system is losing ground with the changing times
  • The emergence of NGOs as an independent force is a phenomenon of questionable merit

  • America’s unilateralism signifies the end of multilateralism of the United Nations
  • Naxals must lay down arms for meaningful negotiations: you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist
  • India has abandoned the cause of democracy in Myanmar – why are we shaking hands with the Generals?
  • The post-quota regime in textiles, provides India with a golden opportunity
  • The judicial system in India has failed the masses
  • No one is “untouchable” in today’s era of coalition politics
  • The present Indo-Pak talks will not improve economic relations
  • Freeing of the Indian rupee under the capitalistic account will lead to less Foreign Direct Investment
  • How should biotechnology be used for improving agriculture in India
  • The nexus between the underworld and politicians can never be broken
  • NATO has lost all relevance. It should be disbanded
  • The appointment of an expenditure reform commission will reduce wasteful expenditure of the government
  • A progressive judiciary is the only hope for women in an orthodox society
  • Can India become a permanent member of the UN Security Council
  • India after Independence
  • Under Indian parliamentary democracy, it is impossible to ensure balanced regional development
  • Hindutva is not a way of life it is merely Hindu chauvinism
  • Will there ever be a solution to Ayodhya
  • For the poorer sections of society, a state controlled economy is better than a liberalized economy.
  • The five year Plans are redundant and should be discarded
  • The IITs and IIMs are a drain on the economy both in direct terms and in indirect terms
  • The UN is an ineffective body and should be disbanded
  • Stock markets in India are nothing but a gambler’s den
  • Dickens portrayal of 19th century Britain can be a source of much hope to contemporary India
  • The IMF and the World Bank are modern day the East India Companies
  • FIIs are not an ;important source of capital for India
  • The main obstacle to the development of India-Pakistan peace is the tacit support of USA and China to Pakistan.
  • Second Generation reforms- their meaning and impact
  • If we don’t allow foreign investment, the economy dies – if we allow foreign investment, domestic industry dies.
  • Judicial activism is bad for Indian democracy
  • Article 356 should be scrapped
  • There should be a uniform civil code in India
  • Non alignment has more significance today than it ever had, before
  • Inflation is inevitable in a developing economy seeking rapid growth
  • For developing countries like India, soft loans are sometime more harmful than hard loans
  • Options trading is a better instrument than the badla system in Indian stock market
  • The Central Vigilance Commission has not produced any tangible results. It should be disbanded
  • Environmental regulations in India are in piecemeal form and serve no useful purpose
  • The main bottle neck in Centre-State federal relations is economics, and not politics.
  • Indo- China trade a boon or a bane ?
  • Will India benefit from another spell of Emergency rule?
  • India has lost out on the race of economic supremacy to China and South-East Asian Countries
  • Indian Agriculture and WTO are they at odds
  • A budget is a method of worrying both before you spend money as well as after you have spent it
  • If automobiles had followed the same development as computers, a Rolls Royce would cost 100$, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year ki8lling every one inside
  • Are Indian stock markets a reliable source of funds for Indian companies
  • Should we sacrifice human rights for winning the war on terrorism
  • Indian politician cannot separate religion from politics
  • The UN is dead. Long live the U N
  • Sensex – Is there another scam in the offing
  • The move to create SAFTA on the lines of the EU is not a practical proposal. It is doomed to fail
  • Brazil’s move to finger print American tourists should be welcomed. India should take similar stand
  • The Nobel Prizes have become highly politicized. They no longer honour the deserving
  • Debit, and not credit cards, should be the future of plastic money in India
  • The retail boom in India is coming at eh cost of the small trader. It will harm the country in the long run
  • China: Lessons for India to learn
  • The proposal to use India’s foreign exchange reserves to fund infrastructure development is fiscally imprudent.
  • The print media, the biggest proponents of liberalization, should also be opened to foreign competition


Gaurav Mittal
· 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.

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
· Agroeconomics
· Indian Village: a boon or a curse?
· 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.

· 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.

· Modern cinema is a boon to the Indian society.
· Medical research on animals is immoral and should be banned.

IIM Lucknow
· 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.

Topics That Have Appeared In IIMs In The Last Five Years:
· 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.


Gaurav Mittal
I guess we have been successful in compiling the list of almost all the GD topics...

There are more topics pertaining to post#16 which i have attached in the following file!

p.s. i've uploaded more files pertaining to GD and general awareness and they can be accessed here..

Take Care!



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