GD Topics for Students

GD-TopicsGroup discussion is basically an activity in which about eight to ten members get to speak on a certain topic for about twenty minutes. The group discussion is designed to give the participants a forum to discuss and debate on a specific topic. Today, group discussions are viewed as an integral part of any placement process. Candidates enrolling for management courses or applying for jobs are now evaluated primarily on the basis of their performance in group discussion. This helps the examiners to judge his communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, team building skills, motivational skills, tolerance, listening skills, presentation skills, divergent thinking, and logical-analytical skills. Below are some interesting topics for group discussion that you may use to assess candidates:

GD Topics:

  1. Can the reservation for women help society
  2. Hindi movies are harming our society
  3. Live-in relationships should be encouraged
  4. IT boom and the growing pressure
  5. Smaller businesses and start-ups have more scope
  6. Developing countries need trade, not aid.
  7. China is an emerging threat to the Indian IT industry
  8. Should agricultural subsidies be stopped?
  9. Multinational corporations: Are they devils in disguise?
  10. Business and Ethics do not go together
  11. Indian culture doesn’t breed leaders
  12. Flexibility of labor laws is the key to attracting more FDI
  13. Engineers joining management courses is really a national waste
  14. We are not serious about saving Wildlife
  15. Liberalization is leading to jobless growth
  16. How To Deal With International TerrorismIs Management An Art or Science
  17. Objective of management is to maximize profit
  18. Managerial skills learnt in the classroom can never match those learnt from experience
  19. Are co-operatives relevant in today’s globalized environment?
  20. Are peace and nonviolence outdated concepts?
  21. Foreign Aid is like an addictive drug
  22. Economic freedom will pave the road to growth and prosperity
  23. Is the budgeting exercise of any use?
  24. Utilization of Privatization ProceedsIndian Philosophy In The World
  25. What does football mean to India?
  26. Machine Over Man Or Man Over Machine
  27. Should voters be allows to choose NOTA?
  28. What should educational qualifications be for our politicians?
  29. Is a policy of dialogue desirable for Indo-Pak relations?
  30. Is the political system responsible for backwardness?
  31. Voters and not parties are to be blamed for criminalization of politics
  32. The need for good leaders
  33. Politics is run by the barrel of gun
  34. What should the retirement age of politicians be?
  35. Corruption is price we pay for democracy
  36. Democracy can hamper a nation’s progress
  37. Religion should never be mixed with progress
  38. Should there be reservations in the private sector
  39. Presidential or Parliamentary form of government in India
  40. Globalization and impact on culture
  41. Violence on television influences child behavior
  42. Closely knit families getting replaced by nuclear families
  43. Harsh punishments are more effective when it comes to reducing crimes
  44. Global warming is being caused by developed countries
  45. Public smoking should not be prohibited
  46. Animals deserve same rights as humans
  47. Have examinations killed education?
  48. Medium of teaching in schools should be English
  49. B-schools must aim at creating entrepreneurs
  50. E-learning will benefit education system
  51. Increasing number of English colleges is good for society
  52. Social networking is a bane more than a boon
  53. A room without books is like a body without soul
  54. Educated Indians lack national commitment
  55. Wisdom does not come with age
  56. Capital punishments ought to be banned
  57. Beauty contests degrade womanhood
  58. Contemporary music is no music
  59. Yoga should not be limited to Hindus
  60. Are celebrity endorsements an effective form of advertising?
  61. Need for censorship on social media
  62. Texting affect vocabulary negatively
  63. Managers are born, not trained
  64. Managerial skills are learnt in classrooms
  65. Women make good managers
  66. Nuclear power is a safe source of energy
  67. If you give a man a fish, he eats it once; if you teach him how to fish, you lose a business opportunity
  68. Good economics is bad politics
  69. US debt crisis has an impact on world market
  70. Is inflation harmful?
  71. Role of the United Nations in peacekeeping
  72. Joint families are blessing in disguise
  73. Water resources must be nationalized
  74. Brain drain should be stopped
  75. Commercials on television should be banned
  76. Journalism should not be bound by censorship
  77. Are abortion and euthanasia morally right for the society?
  78. Should life imprisonment be made an alternative to capital punishment?
  79. Role of ethics in tobacco industry
  80. Validity of science lies in its power to predict
  81. Parents do not understand children
  82. Electronic media Vs. print media
  83. Law is creation of the strong to rule the weak
  84. Privatization leads to less corruption
  85. Advertising is a waste of resources
  86. Technology brings about income disparities
  87. Life is dangerous in the unipolar world
  88. Smaller business and start-ups have more scope
  89. India’s culture does not breed leaders
  90. Should doctors be tried in consumer courts?
  91. Cursing the weather is bad farming
  92. Computer viruses are good
  93. Rotation policy in cricket team makes it better
  94. Performance enhancing drugs should be legalized in sports
  95. Cricket has spoiled others streams of Indian sports
  96. Love marriage Vs. Arranged marriage
  97. Advantages of Co-education
  98. How to deal with international terrorism.
  99. Is peace and non-violence outdated concepts?
  100. Foreign TV channels are destroying our culture

These are some interesting group discussion topics that you can benefit from when preparing for placement opportunities. Preparing for them will help you gain a better understanding of these topics and help you hone your conversational skills and analytical skills. During a GD, a group of students will be provided with a specific topic and given few minutes to ponder over it. Following this, the participants are expected to present their own views on the topic given. GD evaluation will be done by experts who will test you on your communication and leadership skills and prepare a report on facts at the end.