Institute for Social and Economic Change

Established in 1972 by Professor V K R V Rao, ISEC is an All-India Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Training in the Social Sciences

VKRV Rao Memorial Lecture Series – isec

VKRV Rao Memorial Lecture Series

Seminar And Training

Professor VKRV Rao

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  •      V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture - 18
        India’s Economic Journey since Independence
        by Dr. C. Rangarajan, Former Chairman, Economic           Advisory
        Council to the Prime Minister and Former Governor,       RBI,
         Chairman, Madras school of Economics

         (7th September, 2022)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 20
    Determinants of Reported Taxable Income: Do the Wealthy Underreport their Income

 by Prof. Ram Singh, Senior Professor and Director, Delhi School of Economics & Head, School   of Public Policy and Governance

  (20th January 2024)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 19
    Social Science Research in India

 by Dr. J.K. Bajaj, Chairman, Indian Council of Social
 Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi

 (20th January 2023)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 18
    India’s Economic Journey since Independence

 by Dr. C. Rangarajan, Former Chairman, Economic Advisory
 Council to the Prime Minister and Former Governor, RBI,
 Chairman, Madras school of Economics

 (7th September, 2022)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 17

 Finance, Gender and Entrepreneurship – India’s Informal Sector Firms

 by Prof. Kunal Sen, Dr.V.K.R.V. Rao Chair Professor, ISEC,
 Director of UNU-WIDER & Professor of Development Economics,
 Global Development Institute, University of Manchester

 (20th January 2021)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 16

 National Pension System, Consumption and Growth

 by Dr. D. Narayana, Former Director, Gulati Institute of
 Finance and Taxation, Thiruvananthapuram and Vice President,
 Indian Health Economics and Policy Association, Bengaluru

(20th January 2020)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 15

 The Importance of Ethics in Life

 by by Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor,
 National Law School of India University,Bengaluru

 (21st January 2019)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 14

 Challenges & Opportunities Facing Indian Agriculture

 by Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India

 (19th, January 2018)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 13

 Changing Political Landscape of India and Contemporary Trends

 by Prof. (Dr.) G. Gopa Kumar, Vice-Chancellor,
 Central University, Kerala

 (20th January 2017)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 12

 Nationalism and Economic Development of India

 by Prof. Amit Bhaduri, Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru
 University, New Delhi

 (20th January 2016)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 11

 On Inclusive Growth: Theory and Indian Experience since Early 1990s

 by Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat Chairman, Indian Council of Social
 Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi

 (9th February, 2015)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 10

 The Importance of being Rurban: Tracking Modernity
 in Traditional Society

 by Professor Dipankar Gupta, Distinguished Professor of Sociology,
 Shiv Nadar University (Formerly at JNU),

 (22nd May 2014)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 9

 Corruption : When Preaching Piety is Not Enough

 by Prof. Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Graduate School, Department of Economics, University   of  California, Berkeley

 (31st August, 2012)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 8

 Paradox of Rapid Growth and Persistent Poverty : A Tale of Two Countries

 by Prof. Deepak Nayyar, Professor in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

 (20th January, 2011)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 7

 The Concept of Civilization in the Nationalist Discourse : Mahatma Gandhi to
 Jawaharlal Nehru

 by Prof. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, Chairman, ICHR, New Delhi

 (20th January, 2010)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 6

 India at the Crossroads: The Choices Before Us

 by Shri Nandan M.Nilekani, Co-Chairman, INFOSYS

 (16th February, 2009)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 5

 The Present Significance of Caste

 by Prof. André Béteille, Chairman, ICSSR

 (20th January, 2008)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 4

 Economic and Social Change in India: The Emerging
 Role of Higher Education

 by Prof. Narendra Jadhav, Vice-Chancellor, the University of Pune

 (20th January, 2007)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 3

 Statistics: A Gateway of Knowledge

 by Prof. C.R. Rao, Eberly Family Chair in Statistics, Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University

 (20th January, 2006)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 2

 Verdicts on Nehru: The Rise and Fall of A Reputation

 by Prof. Ramachandra Guha, Historian and Biographer

 (20th January, 2005)

  • V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture – 1

 Prospects of Growth with Social Justice

 by Dr. K S Krishnaswamy, former Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India

 (20th January, 2004)

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