19th Thinkers and Writers Forum

19th Accepted Papers

The 35th Skoch Summit focused on Growth & Governance will deliberate on issues related to good governance including sustainability, community engagement, technology, smarter economies; future banking including faith based and strategy for new banks; infrastructure and planning including education, skill development, administration, health, public safety, tourism and culture; and, future development including creation of job opportunities, role of SMEs in growth, regulatory and financial sector challenges for services sector, linking skill development with jobs and gender. The 19th Thinkers & Writers Forum will have over 20 presentations based on the research papers around the broader theme of Growth & Governance covering above-mentioned areas. Practitioners, academics, domain experts and researchers from all across the country will participate and brainstorm in daylong Forum.


Authors who will present papers in the Forum can avail grant-in-aid with the following options:

INR 5,000 with accommodation**

INR 5,000 without accommodation for authors from Delhi NCR region

For More Information email at knowledge@skoch.org


35th Skoch Summit |Key Content
Future Cities

  • Infrastructure & Planning
  • Education & Skill Development
  • Energy, Water and Sanitation
  • Government Administration and Revenue Management
  • Health & Social Service
  • Public Safety, Justice and Security
  • Tourism and Culture
  • Transportation


Future Governance

  • Good Governance
  • User Empowerment/ Empowered Communities
  • Innovation in Service Delivery
  • Sustainability
  • Community Engagement
  • Human and Social Capital
  • Smarter Economies
  • Public Fund Management
  • Streamline Tax Collection Process
  • Technology
    • Analytics
    • Applications
    • Mobile Computing
    • Cloud Computing
    • Advanced Technology and Databases
Future Development

  • Creating Jobs
  • Role of Small & Medium Enterprises in Growth
  • Regulatory & Financial Challenges for Services Sector
  • Linking Skill Development with Jobsand Credit
  • Gender, Backward Classes andMinority Empowerment
  • Social and Mobile Channels/Disintermediation
  • Agriculture & Rural Development


Future Banking

  • Women’s Bank
  • Faith Based Banking
  • Strategy for New Banks
  • Technology for New Banks
  • Aligning Risk and Finance in Banks


Accepted Papers

1 Gender and Empowerment of MarginalisedDr. Archana Sinha, Fellow & Head, Department of Rural & Urban Studies, Indian Social Institute, New Delhiview bio
2 Financial Inclusion through Islamic MicrofinanceDr B K Swain, Professor & Head, Centre for Rural Credit & Development Banking, National institute of Rural Development, Hyderabadview bio
3 Rural Development Programmes: Need for empowering RecipientsDr. Debatra K. Dey, Assistant Professor in Economics, Srikrishna College (Govt. Sponsored), Bagula , Nadia, West Bengalview bio
4 Skill Development Landscape in IndiaDr Gursharan Singh Kainth, Director Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies, Amritsarview bio
5 Re-thinking the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector to Sustain Growth for Future DevelopmentMr. Mukesh Kumar Mishra, Secretary General, KRITYANAND UNESCO CLUB,JAMSHEDPURview bio
6 Regulatory and Financial Challenges for Service SectorsMr. P. Nagaraju, PHD Research Scholar, SOTST – IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhiview bio
7 Role of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises for sustaining India’s GrowthProf. R. Ramarao, Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Bachupally, Hyderabadview
8 Inclusive Growth – A Reality of disabled People in IndiaDr. Raghava Das Gorle, Professor Dept Economics, Bhusaval Arts Science & P.O.Nahata Commerce College Bhusaval.Jalgaon, Maharashtra
9 Agriculture and Rural Poverty: A Theoretical AnalysisMr. Ramya Ranjan Patel, Assistant Professor in Economics, University of Delhiview
10 Economic empowerment through innovation and community management: An analysis on Small-scale farmers in IndiaDr. S. M. Dason, State Officer Caritas India (National NGO) Bhai Veer Sing marg , New Delhiview bio
11 Convergence of Investment in Health Sector: Futuristic Outlook for Inclusive DevelopmentDr. Sanjay Tiwari, Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies,; School of Law, Governance, Public Policy & Management, Central University of Haryana, Jant-Pali, Mahendergarh (Haryana)view bio
12 Informationand Communication Technology, Web Based Communities and Social Change: ACase Study of United Nations Solution Exchange ProgrammesMr. Sarbeswara Sahoo, Director,State Resource Centre for Adult Education,Rayagadaview bio
13 Rethinking Tribal Development – The Birhor ExperienceMs. Sreerupa Ray, Assistant Professor of Economics Goenka College of Commerce & Business Administration
14 Making the Sense of Demographic Dividend in the Context of Indian Economic GrowthDr. Sumanjeet, Ramjas College University of DelhiDr. Minakshi Paliwal, Daulat Ram College University of Delhi
15 Corporate Social Responsibility and Nation Building: A Strategic Employee Engagement ToolMr. Jatinder Singh, Secretary, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry
16 Universal Elementary Education and Implementation of Right to Education: A review of status and emerging prioritiesDr. Mohd. Nafees Ahmad Ansari & Mr. Amir Mahmood
17 Manager, Sanghamam Multi-State Co-operative Credit Society LtdMr. Habeeb K. Ayiroor