The University of Hyderabad (established in 1974) is celebrating its Golden Jubilee, and the School of Management Studies (established in 1999) is celebrating its Silver Jubilee.

Commemorating these momentous occasions; the university had decided to organise a series of 25 distinguished lectures by inviting eminent speakers. The series of lectures was named: the University of Hyderabad Golden Jubilee & School of Management Studies Silver Jubilee Distinguished Lecture Series. The broad theme of the series is: STRONG yet SUSTAINABLE: India’s march to the 3rd largest economy.

The lecture #1 in the series on the topic: India’s Vision for $5 trillion Economy was delivered by Prof. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Nagpur on 05-Mar-2024 at Zakir Husain Lecture Hall Complex, University of Hyderabad

Delivering the lecture Prof. Metri elaborated on specific opportunities India has in terms of demographic dividend, being home for more than 100 unicorns, unfolding concentration in manufacturing etc. He had highlighted the challenges on the way and the means of addressing them.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. BJ Rao emphasized the need for sustaining the growth trajectory thus justifying the theme: Strong yet Sustainable. While Prof. Mary Jessica, Dean, School of Management Studies presented a welcome address; Prof. Irala Lokanandha Reddy, Coordinator of the Distinguished Lecture Series presented the vote of thanks.

The lecture was attended by faculty research scholars and PG students at School of Management Studies and University of Hyderabad and other business schools from Hyderabad.