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  1. Group Discussion Topics on Current Affairs
  2. Group Discussion Topics on Social Issues
  3. Group Discussion Topics on Business and Economy
  4. Abstract Topics for Group Discussion
  5. General Interest Group Discussion Topics
  6. Group Discussion Topics on Education
  7. Group Discussion Topics on Indian Politics
  8. Creative Group Discussion Topics
  9. Group Discussion Topics on Case Studies
  10. Group Discussion Topics on Sports
  11. Group Discussion Topics on Environment and Agriculture
  12. Socio-Political Group Discussion Topics
  13. Socio-Cultural GD Topics
  14. GD Topics on International Affairs
  15. Management Related GD Topics
  16. Controversial Group Discussion Topics

Group Discussion Topics on Current Affairs

  1. Digital payments are secure and India is ready to go cashless.
  2. Chinese goods are a threat to Indian businessmen and economy.
  3. Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign is better than the old ‘Made in India’ campaign.
  4. Demonetization is a successful and effective move.
  5. Govt. can easily control the rising petrol prices.
  6. India needs bullet trains!
  7. India should implement a uniform civil code.
  8. Superintelligence and AI: Is it a boon or bane for India?
  9. Should national anthems be played in cinema halls?
  10. Is Sarahah promoting cyberbullying?
  11. Online games like Blue Whale and Slendarman are dangerous for the youth. Hence Whatsapp should be banned in India.
  12. Driverless car ban in India – is it a right move?
  13. Is victim shaming (as in the high-profile Chandigarh stalking case) justified?
  14. Women’s IPL is a welcome move.
  15. Minor’s abortion: should it be left to the mercy of the court?
  16. More and more mobile towers in residential areas. Boon or bane?
  17. Caste-based reservation must be replaced with economic status and education of parents.
  18. Can privatization save Air India?
  19. Is GST a ‘one nation’, ‘one tax’ reform?
  20. Will the Chinese project OBOR or ‘One Belt One Road’ benefit India?

Group Discussion Topics on Social Issues

  1. The Supreme Court of India recently declared the instant triple talaq as unconstitutional in a landmark judgment. Discuss.
  2. Indian adolescents need sexual and reproductive health awareness.
  3. Girl infanticide and sex determination is a crime. Yes or no?
  4. In the world, more than one in 5 deaths of children under five happen in India. Immunization in India is poor. Yes or no.
  5. Tobacco smoking is already a major health problem in India. Tobacco must be banned. Yes or no.
  6. Juvenile crimes are increasing day by day in India. Yes or no.
  7. Delhi needs to revise air and vehicular pollution laws. Yes or no.
  8. Three out of 4 households in rural India earns less than Rs 5000 per month. We are still economically backward. Yes or no.
  9. Overharvesting of groundwater in cities is causing water shortage in villages. Yes or no.
  10. Women empowerment is the solution to violence against Indian women. Yes or no.
  11. Forty-six percent of women in India get married before the age of 18. Child marriage is still a rampant practice. Discuss.
  12. Economic prosperity is taking its toll on Indian marriages with divorce rates shooting up. Yes or no.
  13. India’s water pollution situation as a time bomb waiting to explode. Yes or no.
  14. Khap panchayat is a modern day evil that needs to be uprooted. Yes or no.
  15. Gender discrimination and child mortality are not specific to any caste or class in India. Yes or no.
  16. Mental illness is more commonplace in urban India, as compared to rural India. Yes or no.
  17. Anaemia affects the urban society; the main reason is people here prefer diet fad or junk food. Yes or no.
  18. Drug abuse is rampant among Indian teenagers. Yes or no.
  19. Indian states are poorer than African nations. Yes or no.
  20. Status of sanitization os equally poor in cities and villages of India. Yes or no.
  21. One in five births is delivered by C-section in India today. Is it becoming a money-making practice? Discuss.

Group Discussion Topics on Business and Economy

  1. Despite the comparisons, India’s Aadhaar project is nothing like America’s Social Security Number. Share your thoughts.
  2. Is the Aadhaar database secured enough?
  3. Are the charges on ATM cash withdrawals justified?
  4. Is demonetization affecting common people more than black money holders?
  5. India ranks 79 in Corruption Perception Index in 2016, according to the Berlin-based corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI). Discuss.
  6. The subsidy-led, asset-light cab service model like Ola and Uber, is not good for drivers and customers. Agree or Disagree?
  7. Indian IT industry contributes immensely to the US economy. True or false?
  8. How effective are social security systems and retirement welfare in India?
  9. Instead of bullet trains, investment in existing Indian railway infrastructure can spur economic growth in India and also benefit the global economy. Yes or No?
  10. Privatizing the Indian agriculture sector can solve marketing and distribution problems. Yes or No?
  11. NRIs do not invest in India because of bureaucratic hurdles. Yes or No?
  12. Will the great Indian real estate bubble burst soon?
  13. Deloitte recently revealed that not even one percent of India’s total solar energy potential has been harvested till date. What do you want to say about this?
  14. Should the rich and wealthy in India be taxed more?
  15. 61,000 Indian millionaires have migrated overseas in last 14 years. Are the uber-rich flocking outside to evade taxes?
  16. According to RBI, fresh 100 rupees notes will be launched in April next year. More chaos coming our way?
  17. Beurocracy is a hindrance to economic reforms in India. Yes or no?

Abstract Topics for Group Discussion

  1. Don’t you think too much importance is given to cricket as compared to other sports in India?
  2. Polythene bags should be completely banned! Yes or no.
  3. Selling alcohol on highways should be banned to curb accidents.
  4. Night Owls Versus Early Birds – What do you prefer?
  5. Regular physical activity can help prevent obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and other lifestyle diseases. Agree or Disagree?
  6. The pharmaceutical industry mainly influences drug regulation. World governments are also turning a blind eye to bribery and corruption in the pharma sector. Share your thoughts.
  7. Global warming could do more than just melt polar ice.
  8. Facebook should update policies on content removal.
  9. Hard work or smart work?
  10. A positive attitude can make a huge difference in your productivity. It can also improve workplace morale. Yes or no?
  11. Peer pressure: does it make or mar your future?
  12. Diesel vehicles should be banned in Indian cities.
  13. Is gender pay disparity within global organizations justified?
  14. The Science of Posture: sitting up straight improves focus at work. Yes or No?
  15. Soft skills matter more than technical skills. Do you agree or disagree?
  16. Has employee work-life balance reached a crisis point? Share your thoughts.
  17. Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Julia Roberts have something in common. All 3 of them met their spouses at work. Would you go for a workplace relationship as well? Yes or No?
  18. Workplace politics reduces the productivity of individuals and eventually, the organization is at a loss. Would you agree or disagree?

General Interest Group Discussion Topics

  1. English must remain the official language of India. Agree or disagree?
  2. Beef ban is illogical. Yes or no?
  3. Love marriage vs. arranged marriage. What would you prefer?
  4. Joint family vs. nuclear family. What is your choice?
  5. Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are killing creativity. Yes or no?
  6. A borderless world is practically impossible. Yes or no?
  7. Corruption is a necessary evil.
  8. The dark side of junk food is still unknown. Yes or no?
  9. Illegal immigrants like Rohingyas and Bangladeshi Muslims should be deported. Yes or no?

Group Discussion Topics on Education

  1. Should the practice of Yoga be made compulsory in schools?
  2. Increasing the number of Engineering Colleges is a welcome step. Do you agree or disagree?
  3. Does dress code really matter at educational institutions?
  4. Is compulsory attendance really needed in schools and colleges?
  5. How safe are our kids in Indian schools?
  6. Govt. should divert more funds towards primary education. Yes or no?
  7. Government school dropouts – how to stop?
  8. Should Government intervention in Indian education system be allowed?
  9. Should school children be allowed to own and use mobile phones or not?

Group Discussion Topics on Indian Politics

  1. A corrupt but efficient politician is better than a truthful and inefficient one. Yes or no?
  2. Voters must be given a NOTA (None Of The Above) choice. Yes or no?
  3. Indian politics is the reason behind the country’s backwardness. Yes or no?
  4. Indian election has nothing to do with good governance today. Yes or no?
  5. Political parties should not give tickets to contestants with criminal records. Yes or no?
  6. India needs a bi-party system like the US.

Creative Group Discussion Topics

  1. Bollywood films and Hollywood influence on Indian music is harming folk culture.
  2. Advertisements on TV are all glitter and little truth.
  3. We are raising a generation of computer-literate idiots. Yes or no?
  4. Criticism is good.
  5. Freshers are better than laterals.
  6. Western culture must be adopted by us. Yes or no?
  7. Beauty contests do little to empower women.
  8. Euthanasia: To do or not to do?
  9. Growth and integrity are poles apart! Yes or no?
  10. A room without books is a body without a soul! Yes or no?
  11. Is silence golden in the present day world?
  12. Work for money, not passion! True or false?
  13. Break-ups are start-ups! Discuss.

Group Discussion Topics on Case Studies

  1. Say for instance that the Cyberlaw bill has failed. Cyberspace patrolling is just not possible.
  2. BCCI should be dissolved by the government.
  3. Why are restaurants not ready to accept the Food Security Act?
  4. A company fired an employee. As a result, the other employees went on strike. The question is ‘Why do you think the company fired the employees?’
  5. People today are becoming more and more health conscious, come up with a business model that you would implement to target these health-conscious customers.
  6. How are successful athletes such as P.V. Sindhu offered deals worth crores?
  7. Talk about the decreasing productivity of the Japanese Workforce and what measures should be taken to improve that.
  8. The relevance of reservation for girls at top academic institutions in today’s context.

Group Discussion Topics on Sports

  1. Cricket should be made the national sport of India.
  2. Cricketers (male) are overpaid in India.
  3. Should India bid for 2024 Olympics?
  4. Membership of Parliament is not a trophy. Sachin Tendulkar has misused his fame. Yes or no?
  5. Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes should not wash dirty linen in public.
  6. Saina Nehwal made the right move by reuniting with chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand. Yes or no?
  7. The indifference and apathy, of Indian officials towards Indian players (in Rio Olympics), is heartbreaking. Discuss.
  8. Indian paralympic sportspersons are often neglected and overlooked when compared to the kind of reception meted out to the Olympic performers.
  9. Who is responsible for poor performance of India in sports?
  10. Salaries of CEOs, Athletes and Actors should be capped

Group Discussion Topics on Environment and Agriculture

  1. Should the government give more subsidies to farmers or provide a better mechanism for a loan?
  2. Villages are the pride of India. Discuss.
  3. Discuss the operatives relevant in today’s environment.
  4. Ever growing air and water pollution levels – where does the problem lie?
  5. Increasing demand for houses is leading to deforestation, which is worsening the quality of air in Indian metros. Discuss.

Socio-Political Group Discussion Topics

  1. Indian entertainment – where is this industry headed?
  2. Should women join the army in more numbers?
  3. Secularism is dangerous for a country like India.
  4. Its high time that we re-wrote the Indian constitution.
  5. What do you prefer, cheap trash or expensive quality?
  6. Rural placements of doctors should not be forced.
  7. Indian citizens deserve social security.
  8. Movies encourage social evils.
  9. The beauty and fashion industries are degrading womanhood.
  10. Justice delayed is as good as justice denied.
  11. Reservation should be removed from the public sector.
  12. Business houses must adopt BPL families in large numbers.
  13. Politicians must have a retirement age.
  14. India needs a Dictator now. Yes or no?

Socio-Cultural GD Topics

  1. Classical music is dying due to the growing pop-culture in India. Discuss.
  2. Is remixing original songs a good practice?
  3. There should not be any restriction on Foreign media. Yes or no.
  4. Censorship in movies and our culture is useless.
  5. Do we need a censor board at all?
  6. Movies are corrupting the Indian youth. Yes or no?
  7. Indian culture is decaying as we are gradually forgetting our trends, spirituality, and traditions.
  8. Western culture is making us forget our cultural heritage.
  9. Culture is not law, change is the law of nature.
  10. Globalization has affected the Indian youth and overall population in many ways.
  11. Western culture is more progressive and upgrowing when compared to Indian culture.

GD Topics on International Affairs

  1. United we stand and divided we fall. Discuss with respect to India and its neighbouring countries.
  2. How should global economies deal with International terrorism?
  3. The crisis among the Middle Eastern countries might be resolved in the short run but is very unlikely to be solved for the long term. Discuss.
  4. Qatar dispute is the biggest political crisis to hit the Middle East in years. Yes or no.
  5. Is the United Kingdom falling apart?
  6. Donald Trump will cause US power to collapse. Yes or no?
  7. The gun law in the USA is a huge flaw. Discuss.
  8. Among developed nations, the US is the most violent with too many mass shootings taking place in the recent months.
  9. US healthcare is the best and the worst.

Management Related GD Topics

  1. Is theoretical knowledge sufficient for managers today?
  2. Do women make good managers?
  3. How professional are the professional companies today?
  4. B-schools fit square nuts into round holes.
  5. Is management art or science?
  6. Business ethics in today’s market and future.
  7. Unethical practices lead to success in business.
  8. Privatization will lead to Less Corruption
  9. Five people go on a strike in an organization, should they be thrown out?
  10. Discuss the relevance of family run business in India.
  11. Indian Administration should recruit from MBA colleges.
  12. India needs more job creators than job seekers.
  13. The credibility of B Schools ranking.
  14. In most corporates, ethics is a show, corruption is for real.
  15. Will stringent laws prevent cases like Satyam?

Controversial Group Discussion Topics

  1. Animals should not be used in medical research. Discuss.
  2. Gay marriages should be made illegal. Discuss.
  3. Happy family life and successful career don’t go hand in hand. Yes or no?
  4. Military service should be made obligatory at 18 years of age. Yes or no.
  5. The world does not need religion. Yes or no?
  6. Obesity is a disease. Yes or no?
  7. Cloning should be legalized. Yes or no?
  8. Prenuptial agreements make a wedding healthier. Yes or no?
  9. Drinking age should be lowered. Yes or no?
  10. Your race affects your intelligence. Discuss.
  11. Single-sex schools are silly. True or false.
  12. War is the best option to solve international disputes.
  13. Single people are the happiest of all. Yes or no?
  14. Steroids should be accepted in sports. Yes or no?

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