23rd Thinkers & Writers Forum

We have organised the 40th Skoch Summit with the underlying theme of “Making India a $20 Trillion Economy” on 11th-12th June 2015 at Mumbai. The key content of the summit is as follows:

Financial Sector Perspective

  • Digital by Default
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Infrastructure
  • Markets
  • Technology
  • Regulation
  • Extinguishing Cash
  • Prioritising Priority Sector
  • Competitiveness
  • Human Development

Given the Summit framework, Skoch Development Foundation calls for papers from domain experts, practitioners and academicians for the 23rd Thinkers & Writers Forum scheduled on 12th-13th June 2015 at Mumbai that will provide an opportunity to the authors to present their papers to an elite gathering of delegates.

Authors can avail a grant-in-aid** of up to 12,000 from Skoch Development Foundation to write and present the research papers during the Forum. We also invite you to engage in interactive discussions, participate in additional sessions, and most of all cultivate partnerships for development.

  • Abstract Submission: 15th April 2015 (Word Count between 500-800 words)#
  • Intimation to Authors for selected abstracts: 20th April 2015
  • Last date of paper submission: 8th May 2015 (Word Count between 3500-5000 words)#

# please restricts your respective submissions within the word limit.

Submit your abstracts/papers: submissions closed


  • File format- Word Document
  • Font style – Arial in single column format
  • Font size – 12 for paper
  • Font size -14 for the title and authors
  • Line spacing -1.5 lines

Please note that only original papers which have not been published previously or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. The authors of selected papers must accept to grant the copyright of the papers to the Summit organisers for the use of papers or parts thereof in any of Skoch publications.

The authors of selected final papers must confirm their presence through the 40th Skoch Summit and present their paper at the 23rd Thinkers and Writers Forum. At least one author of each accepted paper (in case of joint paper) must be registered for the 40th Skoch Summit to be eligible for presentation at the Forum.***

Apart from a review by a distinguished Jury, the paper(s) will also go through a peer review during the Forum. The author(s) may be asked to update the paper(s) and re-submit, if required. This would be followed by final selection of papers to be considered for publication in the Indian Journal of Inclusive Growth.

*Students and Research Scholars are not allowed.

** Grant-in-Aid is available to primary author (in case of joint papers) only.

  • Presenters out of Mumbai grant-in-aid without accommodation – Rs 12000
  • Presenters from Mumbai grant-in-aid without accommodation – Rs 5000

*** This is a pre-requisite to present paper during the Thinkers & Writers Forum and for being eligible for the Grant-in-Aid.

Applicable for Resident Indian Nationals Only

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1. Dr. T Prabhakara Reddy  Making India a $ 20 Trillion Economy ; Some Policy Imperatives Download Paper



Drivers of High Performance Sales Force : A Study of Select Club Member of LIC Agents

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Dr. Archana Sinha

Saving Mothers and Newborns through Reformed Health Care:   A Study of Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) in Uttarakhand

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Bijoy kumar Swan

Accelerating Economic Growth THrough Prioritising Priority Sector

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Dr. Chandani Bhattacharjee

Making India a $20 Trillion Economy

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6. Dr. S. Ananth  Associate Professor (Adjunct Faculty) IDRBT  & Prof. Charan Singh Reserve Bank Of india Creating Enabling Digital Ecosystem : Issues And Challenges Download Paper


Jatin Trivedi

Investment Opportunities In BSE-IT Sector : A study based on asymmetric GARCH modeling

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M R Das

Fostering Human Capital for a $20 Trillion India:
What Can and Should Banks Do?

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Manoj Kumar Mishra

Grain Marketing & Government Policy

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Mukesh Kumar Mishra

Financial Sector Reforms for Making India a $ 20 Trillion Economy

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Nikita Mehta

Indian IPOs: a boost or a blow to Economic Growth?

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Nitin   V Choudhari

Steps towards effective eGovernacne Framework in India

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Mr. P. Dey

Responsible Coastal Investment: A Model to Make India a $20 Trillion Economy

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Mr. Prashant Kr Mishra
Ms. Balashri S. Jalgar

Make in India vis-a-vis India’s Manufacturing Sector

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Ramakrishna Nallathiga

Municipal Bonds As a Sourced of Finance for Urban Infrastructure Development In India

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Dr. Ramya Ranjan Patel

Could Charity Ever Remove Poverty? Doles vs Development (of Socio-Economic Infrastructure)

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Dr. Sanjay Tiwari

Innovation Driven Competitiveness: Synergizing Make in India and Skilling India

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Dr. Santosh Koti

Use of Technology for Human Development

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Dr. Veerashekharappa

Impact of Agend cum Federation Model in Financial Incluion: Empirical Evidence

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Jitin Asudani

Evaluation of Debt Recovery Laws in India

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21 Dr. E. Shoban Babu Revisiting of distribution channels for insurance products in changing environment Download Paper