What are the unique characteristics of India’s consumer market? How do we define India’s middle class and their buying habits? This course reviews the relevant research in this area for all aspiring entrepreneurs.
India is fast emerging as a Research & Innovation power. This course examines Research and Innovation trends indicators such as academic publications, patenting, MNC R&D outsourcing, and startup growth to contextualise India in the sphere of research and innovation.
Combining both handmade artisan traditions with more recent large-scale manufacturing, Ahmedabad is a unique city to see “Make in India” in action. In the context of its unique history, this course provides insight into the khadi traditions exemplified by Gandhiji’s Sabarmati Ashram, as well as the cutting-edge automation on display at the Tata Nano and Ford Sanand Plants.
India needs economic growth to continue to lift millions of people out of poverty. But how should it go about this goal? Should it grow fast at all costs? How high of a priority should it be to make this growth inclusive? Should it also be sustainable? Should a higher rate of economic growth be sacrificed to protect the environment or people’s livelihoods? How does India balance these concerns? This course presents an overview of these important debates.
This course examines issues of public health in India, including disease eradication, infant mortality, maternal care, and more. It seeks to provide a framework for understanding India’s public health challenges in the context of other countries, while also looking at emerging policies and healthcare technologies that could help address pressing needs in India.
This course provides a snapshot review of India’s progress towards the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It examines where India has succeeded and why, and where India has fallen short and what actions are currently being taken to raise development standards in the country.
Although not without challengers, Bangalore has become India’s startup capital. While also providing a context for the city’s history, this course explores what this title means and how it happened.
This course explores the history of Rishikesh, its importance as a pilgrimage site, the influence of the Beatles, and how it grew to become the “yoga capital of the world”.
Today, Mumbai is a megacity; it is India’s financial and commercial capital; the home to Bollywood; it claims India’s mantle of most cosmopolitan, serving as a city of dreams for young people from all over India. Its historical inheritances are Marathi, Portuguese, and British to name only a few. This course looks at the historical evolution of the city known today as Mumbai and stories of people who call it home.
Indian fashion is a diverse world drawing on a wide variety of regional cultures and artisan handicraft traditions. It can also be a bellwether for pushing social and cultural norms. This course examines Indian fashion both from artistic and cultural perspectives.