India 2047 Lecture Series

India 2047, a speaker series

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's independence, the Canada India Research Centre for Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at the University of Guelph will undertake a forward-looking virtual lecture series titled India 2047 between November 2021 and July 2022.

The lecture series brings together established and emerging leaders representing the best scholarship traditions on India to articulate a vision for India in 2047, the centenary of its independence, and reflect on the journey towards that vision.

Each lecture event will take stock of India's journey during the past 75 years, celebrate this momentous milestone, and offer a vision, a roadmap and work to be undertaken in the next 25 years.

Given the breadth and depth of topics and scholarship related to each of the six themes, each lecture event of 90 minutes will include three short lectures of 15 minutes each, which will be followed by Q & A. Each speaker will reflect on their vision of India 2047 and explore the journey towards that vision drawing from their expertise, experience, and insights.

The lecture series is advised by an Organizing Committee consisting of:

From the University of Guelph:

Please check back for updates on each event as they become available.

Economy in India 2047 | 23 November 2021

8:30-10:00 PM IST / 10:00-11:30 AM EST


Democracy in India 2047 | 05 January 2022

8:30-10:00 PM IST / 10:00-11:30 AM EST


Register for Democracy in India 2047

Education in India 2047 | 09 February 2022

India and the world in 2047 | 09 March 2022

Health in India 2047 | 12 May 2022

  • Dr. Manjulaa Narasimhan, Public health specialist, WHO Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research
  • Dr. Srinath Reddy, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Dr. Radhakrishnan, Principal Secretary, Health, Government of Tamil Nadu

Environment in India 2047 | 08 June 2022

Science in India 2047 | 06 July 2022