17th Dr. D.R Gadgil Memorial Lecture

To honor the memory of our Founder President, MEDC organizes "Dr. D.R. Gadgil Memorial Lecture" every year on various topics. The lectures in the past have been delivered by luminaries like Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Dr. Vijay Kelkar, Prof. Avinash Dixit, Dr. Y. K. Alagh, Dr. Kaushik Basu, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Dr. Rajiv Kumar and Shri Nitin Gadkari amongst others.


Sr. No Speaker Designation Organisation Subject Date
1 Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia Member Planning Commission, Government of India Roadblocks in Global Integration of India October 5, 1999
2 Dr. R.A. Mashelkar Director General CSIIR Brick and Click Economy : Prospects and Issues November
11, 2000
3 Shri Arun Jaitley Hon'ble Union Minister for Law, Justice and Company Affairs Government of India India in the 21 st Century - The Road Map December 1, 2001
4 Dr. Arthur Carty President National Research Council, Canada Impact of Technology
Clusters on Economic
February 12, 2003
5 Dr. Vijay Kelkar Chairman India Development Foundation, and IDFC Asset Management Company India's Economic Future: Moving Beyond State Capitalism October 27, 2005
6 Dr. Avinash Dixit Professor of Economics Sherrerd University, Princeton University, USA Governance Institutions and India's Development January 22, 2009
7 Dr. Y. K. Alagh Chairman Institute of Rural Management, Anand New Policy Framework for SME Sector January 29, 2010
8 Dr. Kaushik Basu Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance Government of India Two Decades of India's Economic Reforms: Reflections and the Road Ahead July 28, 2011 9 Dr. Saumitra Chaudhuri Member Planning Commission, Government of India  July 28, 2011
9 Dr. Saumitra Chaudhuri Member Planning Commission, Government of India The Legacy Of Prof. D.R. Gadgil, The Twelfth Five Year (2012-17) Plan, Contemporary Indian Economy And The World September 4, 2012
10 Dr. Raghuram Rajan Governor Reserve Bank of India Financial Inclusion: Technology, Institutions and Policy February 13, 2014
11 Shri Devendra Fadnavis Hon'ble Chief Minister Government of Maharashtra The Road Map for the Future of Maharashtra's Economy May 25, 2015
12 Prof. Abhijit Banerjee International Professor of Economics Ford Foundation, and MIT, Boston Lifting India out of Poverty April 2, 2016
13 Shri Suresh Prabhu Hon'ble Union Minister for Railways Government of India India's Transition to a new Economic Order June 29, 2017
14 Dr. Rajiv Kumar Vice Chairman Niti Ayog, Government of India Priorities, Challenges and Future of Indian Economy June 29, 2018
15 Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar Finance Minister Government of Maharashtra Maharashtra's March towards a $ 1 Trillion Economy August 28, 2019
16 Shri Nitin Gadkari Minister for Road, Transport & Highways Government of India Prosperity is possible through Agricultural Technology  June 29, 2021

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