GD Topics of major MBA colleges (2017-18)

Group Discussions are an integral part of the screening process of various major MBA colleges. It allows the panelists to ascertain a candidate’s communication abilities, team-work skills, knowledge etc. In this article, we give you a list of GD topics that were asked by leading MBA colleges during the 2017-18 admission season. 
Factual GD Topics 2017-18
  1. A.I. in work: how it is going to change future of workspace (IIFT)
  2. Discuss on the quote by Mark Zuckerberg "We don't make services to make more money, we make money to make better services" (IIFT)
  3. Long term capital gains tax - Who are the winners and who are the losers? (IIFT)
  4. Is India becoming a refugee hub? (IIFT)
  5. Can management be taught or is it inherent to oneself? (IIFT)
  6. Gender sensitivity is gender equality concern? (IIFT)
  7. Is India ready for cashless economy? (IIFT)
  8. Aadhar: Infringement of privacy or not? (IIFT)
  9. Bollywood’s claim of Artistic license v/s Social sensitivities (IIFT)
  10. Is Indian demographic dividend being underutilized? (IIFT)
  11. India should move to a Presidential form of Government. (IIM K)
  12. Is population of India an asset or liability? (IIM K)
  13. ‘Right to privacy’ is in danger in India. (IIM K)
  14. With increasing unemployment, India should ban all its efforts on self-driving cars. (IIM K)
  15. History has taught us enough. Now we must learn our own modern day lessons. (IIM K)
  16. Government should not bail out nationalized banks which are bankrupt. (IIM K)
  17. Should India finance its infrastructure through internal finances or external borrowings? (IIM K)
  18. Planning commission or NITI Aayog- has anything changed at ground level? (IIM K)
  19. Is UDAAN scheme just beneficial on paper or will it have effects on the ground level? (IIM K)
  20. Data and digitization are no solutions to agrarian distress. (IIM K)
  21. Should India focus on Smart Cities when 30 crores of its citizens are still without electricity? (IIM K)
  22. MBA in India is highly over rated. (IIT Kanpur)
  23. Street hawkers should be prohibited, regulated or relocated? (KJ Somaiya)
  24. Farmers’ income can be doubled by the year 2022. What are the challenges faced by the farmers and how can these be tackled? (KJ Somaiya)
  1. What do you think about ‘ageing gracefully’? How can we change the trend of people going for cosmetic surgeries? (KJ Somaiya)
  2. Linking Aadhaar/PAN card/bank account- Is privacy warranted? (LIBA)
  3. Reasons for unemployment in India. (LIBA)
  4. Will Donald Trump’s visa rules have an impact on the Indian IT industry? (LIBA)
  5. Impact of westernization in India (LIBA)
  6. E-commerce will ruin the retail stores. (LIBA)
  7. Can India be a developed country and a Super power? (LIBA)
  8. Effect of demonetization on common citizen vis-a-vis black money holders. (MDI)
  9. In a resource starved country like India, spending on space missions is a wastage of resources. (MDI)
  10. Do programs like Namami Gange help cleaning rivers in reality? (IRMA)
  11. Ease of Doing Business: A Reality or Dream in India (NIIE)
  12. Indians are not conscious about quality. (NIIE)
  13. Is India’s Foreign policy pro-US? (NIIE)
  14. Social media impact on teenagers. (NMIMS)
  15. Air pollution (NMIMS)
  16. Are nuclear families a blessing in disguise? (SCMHRD)
  17. Are men compromising their careers for family? (SCMHRD)
  18. Primetime media discussions are propagating intolerance. (SCMHRD)
  19. Should advertising targeting children be banned? (SCMHRD)
  20. Artificial Intelligence is taking over human workforce. (SCMHRD)
  21. Suggest 5 Green initiatives as a group for a company’s ‘go green’ mission. (SCMHRD)
  22. Working from home causes depression. (SCMHRD)
  23. Smart phones should be banned in educational institutions. (SCMHRD)
  24. Is India over employed or overqualified? (SCMHRD)
  25. Work-life balance and Need for spirituality (SIIB)
  26. Digital India (SIIB)
Abstract GD Topics 2017-18
  1. The world is a dangerous place - Not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. (IIFT)
  2.  “Mirror mirror on the wall, my Instagram is the fairest of them all” - social media image v/s real image (IIFT)
  3. Stepping stones or Stumbling Blocks, they depend on the way you see them. (IIM K)
  4. Doing something right saves time better than explaining doing something wrong. (IIM K)
  5. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It is derived from an indomitable will. (IIM K)
  6. Positive attitude is more important than knowledge for business success. (MDI)
  7. If everyone agrees on a point, will it be an ideal situation or a suffering? (SCMHRD)
  8. The true guardian of democracy should be autocratic in nature. (XLRI)
  9. Online existence is achieved at the cost of real life achievements. (XLRI)
  10. How does passion affect our life? (GIM)