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Swayam Central

Indian Business History

By Prof. Vipul Dutta   |   IIT Guwahati
This course will familiarise students with the modern history of the evolution of businesses in the Indian subcontinent during the twentieth century. It will discuss case studies of businesses and industries to highlight the multi-faceted history of entrepreneurship in India at the turn of the twentieth century ranging from post-Independence banking history to liberal reforms of the 1990s. It will examine the history of major Indian industrial houses as well as the use of financial diplomacy as an instrument of India’s foreign policy after 1947. The course will highlight the historical nature of policies that shaped Indian business cultures in the wider socio-political landscape


INTENDED AUDIENCE : UG and PG Students of Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Human Resource and Engineering Streams
PRE-REQUISITE : Nil
SUPPORT INDUSTRY : Nil

Learners enrolled: 228

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 20 Mar 2020
Exam Date : 29 Mar 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1 : Introduction to Indian Business History
    Week 2 : The arrival and Impact of the east India Company, 1700-1800
    Week 3 : Rise of Indian Cities and Industrial Houses, 1750-1850
    Week 4 : Swadeshi Movement and Indian entrepreneurs, 1850-1900
    Week 5 : Indian Business and Economy during the First and Second World Wars, 
    1914-1945, (HAL)
    Week 6 : Independence & Industrial Planning, 1947-1960: Origin and evolution of PSUs
    Week 7 : “License Raj” and Impact on Business, 1960-1980: Nationalisation of Banks and 
    Key Energy Sector PSUs
    Week 8 : Liberalization and Contemporary Business Trends: ONGC and Oil Diplomacy

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Medha Kudaisya (ed) The Oxford India anthology of business history (Oxford University Press: 2011)

    Gita Piramal, Business Maharajas (Penguin: 1996)

    Atul Kohli, Democracy and development in India: from socialism to pro–business (OUP: 2010)

    D. Tripathi and J. Jumani, The concise Oxford history of Indian business (OUP: 2007)

    Douglas Haynes, Small Town Capitalism in Western India: Artisans, Merchants and the Making of the Informal Economy (CUP: 2012)

    Claude Markovits, Merchants, traders, entrepreneurs: Indian business in the colonial era (Palgrave Macmillan: 2008)

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Vipul Dutta

    IIT Guwahati
    Dr Vipul Dutta is Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences at IIT Guwahati. He earned his PhD degree from Kings College London. His research interests lie in the field of Diplomatic and Economic History as well as modern South Asian Foreign policy and International Relations. He has published in national and international journals including the Economic and Political Weekly and the Journal of Strategic Studies.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 29th March 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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