Vedic Civilization

Indus & Saraswati Civilizations

Rise of Jainism and Buddhism

Mauryan Period

Golden Age of Indian Arts & Sciences

Muslim Invasions

The Mughal Empire

Portuguese Invasion

The British East-India Company

The British Empire

India’s Freedom Struggle Independence

Modern India

2020 Vision


India is set to overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by 2050. India’s population is expected to grow from 1.08bn to 1.63bn people, overtaking China, which is forecast to reach 1.44bn from 1.3bn currently. India, will also have the highest working population in the World — 700 million people out of 1.1 billion people are young; the young population will continue till 2050. Progress during the last 20 years


5,000 year old ancient civilization
325 languages spoken – 1,652 dialects – 18 official languages
29 states – 5 union territories
3.28 million sq. kilometers – Area 7,516 kilometers – Coastline
1.3 Billion population.
5600 dailies, 15000 weeklies and 20000 periodicals in 21 languages with a combined circulation of 142 million.
GDP $576 Billion. (GDP rate 8%)
Parliamentary form of Government Worlds largest democracy.
World’s 4th largest economy.
World-class recognition in IT, bio-technology and space.
Largest English speaking nation in the world.
3rd largest standing army force, over 1.5Million strong.
2nd largest pool of scientists and engineers in the World.

The Indian pharmaceutical industry at $6.5 billion and growing at 8-10% annually, is the 4th largest pharmaceutical industry in the world, and is expected to be worth $12 billion by 2008.
Its exports are over $2 billion. India is among the top five bulk drug makers and at home, the local industry has edged out the Multi-National companies whose share of 75% in the market is down to 35%. Trade of medicinal plants has crossed $900M already.
There are 170 biotechnology companies in India, involved in the development and manufacture of genomic drugs, whose business is growing exponentially.
Sequencing genes and delivering genomic information for big Pharmaceutical companies is the next boom industry in India.
The domestic BPO sector is projected to increase to $4 billion in 2004 and reach $65 billion by 2010. (McKinsey & Co.).
The outsourcing includes a wide range of services including design, architecture, management, legal services, accounting and drug development and the Indian BPOs are moving up in the value chain.
There are about 200 call centers in India with a turnover of $2 billion and a workforce of 150,000.
100 of the Fortune 500 are now present in India compared to 33 in China.
Cummins of USA uses its R&D Centre in Pune to develop the sophisticated computer models needed to design upgrades and prototypes electronically and introduce 5 or 6 new engine models a year.
Business Week of 8th December 2003 has said “Quietly but with breathtaking speed, India and its millions of world-class engineering, business and medical graduates are becoming enmeshed in America’s New Economy in ways most of us barely imagine”.