Indian economy and society is facing several challenges such as poverty, inequality, unbalanced regional development and the problems of linkages in rural and urban economies. Growing population coupled with economic development is creating problem of environment, public health and food security. Increasing population also requires more resources for educating people. Increasing urbanization is creating challenges of infrastructure, energy, water, transport and sanitation. The economic development should be based on the principles of ethics, justice and gender inclusiveness. The proposed course is designed to increase the understanding of India's geographic, socio and economic diversity, and using this diversity for addressing the above said challenges facing the country.