Friday, July 31, 2009

July 2009 appointments

July 2009
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1 - *IIM Indore
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Sun 5 -
6 - BUDGET
7 - *Budget 2009 Analysis - KPMG - 10 am; *Budget 2009 Analysis - E&Y - 12.30 pm; *Budget 2009 Analysis - Deloitte - 6 pm
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9 - *Sunil Robert V. - 11 am; Dr S. Manikavasagam (?)
10 - *Budget 2009 Analysis - PwC - 8.30 am
11 - *Budget 2009 Analysis - SICCI-BMR - 10 am
Sun 12 - *Joseph Prabakar - 7.30 am
13 - *Siva Elango, R. Praveen Kumar - 11 am; Raj Oswal, Suren Chandra - 1 pm
14 - *T. G. Suresh - 12.30 pm; *Budget 2009 Analysis - CII-BMR - 4 pm
15 - *Krishna Murthy Yamajala, Murali Jayaraman - 1 pm
16 - Jolly Jose - 1 pm (?); *O.R.S. Rao - 2 pm
17 - *Govind Srinivasan - 7.30 am; *Sumesh E - 11 am
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Sun 19 - *G. Ramachandran - 7.30 am
20 - *Jaspreet Bindra - 1 pm
21 - *Swarna S. Vepa - 12.30 pm
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23 - American Consulate - 8 am; *CII Institute of Logistics - Round Table - 11.30 am; *V. Rama Kumar - 5. 15 pm
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25 - *K. Ramesh - 7.30 am
Sun 26 - *R. Venkata Subramani - 7.30 am
27 - *K. K. Raman - 1 pm
28 - *Sudhir Kapadia - 7.15 pm
29 - *Anand Sudarshan - 8.30 am
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(* means 'met/spoke'; $$ Awaiting confirmation; ? Didn't happen)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Anand Sudarshan

"We are going through a fundamental transformation in education. Like all transformations, we do not know when it started, or when it will end. But this much is certain that there is a generational transformation currently going on, globally and in India. In the process, many of the axioms that we now assume to be true need to be questioned. For instance, the University system that we all follow is about four to five centuries old, and it is what has been adopted from England. What is missing is contextualisation. If human context is missing in education, we are missing the bus. Because like all good things in life, the system has to morph, so as to be relevant."

Anand Sudarshan, MD & CEO, Manipal Education

March 11, 9.45 am

July 29, 2009, 8.30 am (Le Royal Méridien)





Anand Sudarshan - Videos


Acceleration of reforms in education is essential for India's progress

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How does the economic crisis hit the students

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Positives and negatives when parents make the choice for children's higher education

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Our education sector has to communicate better and go beyond the labels of courses

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Do we work in gates or do we choose lifelong learning

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Overseas universities are able to capture a huge market in India

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Government's fiscal support to education has largely been misdirected

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We need an Education Loan Guarantee Act

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Creating Government infrastructure for higher education was relevant at a point in time


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Public-Private Partnership can extract efficiencies from the existing education infrastructure

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Current framework has in some ways enabled a few unscrupulous players to enter the private education sector

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Private sector has successful examples of inclusivity in education

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Diversity in campuses

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Regulatory ethos in education needs a complete overhaul

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Whiff of change that we now see in education

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Role of foreign universities in India

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A common myth is that people flock back to school in times of recession

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Low level of Gross Enrolment Ratio is a matter of deep concern

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Growth through Experiential osmosis vs Continuing education with academic rigour

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Knowledge for knowledge's sake vs Education for education's sake -- Individual vs societal considerations

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League tables of universities are a global phenomenon, but rankings done without due homework can be a problem

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How can the impact value of education system be measured

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Alumni are a huge asset class but very few institutions do a good job of harnessing them

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On fiction woven around campuses

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Let us not succumb to the tyranny of 'OR' when thinking about vernacular and English

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MBA programme with sectoral relevance -- Example of media and entertainment

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Banking, Insurance, Retail, Financial Services, Automotive, Hospitality -- other sectoral MBAs

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Industry-Academia interaction accelerated through the high-speed blender called sectoral MBAs

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sudhir Kapadia - Videos


GST will be a reality, and many positive steps are being taken

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Experience of VAT has made the states confident about GST introduction

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Precautions with regard to food prices are necessary when introducing GST

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How will GST handle the volatility of petroleum prices

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Did the dual GST spoken of in Budget come as a surprise

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GST legislation required at the Central and State levels

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Opportunities and challenge for corporates as regards GST

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Two major strides in the area of international taxation


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Possible reasons for not bringing in APA, as yet

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Considerations when companies resort to APA

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Issues that are likely to demand the attention of the TP dispute resolution body

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On the Vodafone issue

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More than 50 per cent of stimulus measures are in the area of tax

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Broad baskets in which stimulus measures fall

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Effective corporate tax rates in India are still very high


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Who will benefit from the R and D incentive

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Governance, rather than tax concessions, will differentiate the states as attractive investment destinations

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States should guard against giving away too much in the anxiety to win investments

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Have the backward area tax incentives helped those areas to develop and grow

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We may find a negative list of services in the GST law

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Tax code initiative is a move in the right direciton

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Is tax a key driver in inbound and outbound investments

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Any tax amnesty should have a combination of carrot and stick

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Scope for simplification of tax forms

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