AMRITA Vishwavidyapeetham (Amrita University) recently organised its first annual forum on insights of the Union Budget at the Amrita School of Business campus, Bangalore. The theme of the conference was “Is the Budget 2010-11 oriented towards long- term growth?” The forum brought together members from three key areas — government, academia and industry. The forum provided a platform for members from industry and academia to deliberate on the merits, highlights and shortcomings of the Union Budget 2010- 11.