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Motto in English
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|Affiliations||University of Delhi|
Delhi School of Economics (DSE), popularly referred to as D School, is a graduate school within the University of Delhi. Widely regarded as one of India's finest academic institutions in social sciences, especially in the discipline of Economics, the Delhi School of Economics is situated in University of Delhi's North Campus in Maurice Nagar. Started in the year 1949, the campus of the Delhi School of Economics houses the University of Delhi's departments of Economics, Sociology, Geography and Commerce, as well as the Ratan Tata Library. Out of the four academic departments, the Departments of Economics, Sociology and Geography come under the Faculty of Social Sciences, while the Department of Commerce comes under the Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies.
Many of its former faculty members and alumni have gone ahead to become world famous economists, social scientists, writers, heads of states and journalists. It presently offers multiple post graduate and doctoral level programmes in a wide range of disciplines.
History and Organization
Shortly after independence, a group led by Professor V.K.R.V. Rao and supported by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, launched a project to create a centre for advanced studies in social sciences, which led to the formation of the Delhi School of Economics in 1949. Currently, the Delhi School of Economics houses the Departments of Economics, Geography, Sociology and Commerce.
The Delhi School of Economics campus is situated in University of Delhi's North Campus in Maurice Nagar. It is surrounded by other institutions and constituent colleges of the University of Delhi, such as the Faculty of Management Studies, the Institute of Economic Growth, St Stephen's College and Hindu College. Three constituent departments of the Faculty of Social Sciences- Economics, Sociology and Geography- lie within the Delhi School of Economics campus. It additionally also houses the Department of Commerce, which is a part of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies, and the Ratan Tata Library.
Department of Economics
Among the faculty at the department of economics have been the likes of V.K.R.V. Rao, B.N. Ganguly and K.N. Raj (all three of whom went on to serve as vice-chancellors at the University of Delhi), Amartya Sen (Nobel Laureate), Manmohan Singh (the former Indian Prime Minister and also the key architect of the economic reforms since 1991), Sukhomoy Chakravarty (who was chief economic advisor), Jagdish Bhagwati, Kaushik Basu, Arjun Kumar Sengupta, Partha Sen, Raj Krishna, Syed Mohammad Ali, the economic historian Tapan Raychaudhuri and others.
The department has been associated with three important journals over the years. It publishes the Indian Economic Review, several faculty members edit the Indian Economic and Social History Review, and for many years it housed the Journal of Quantitative Economics.
The seminars, conferences and workshops periodically organised by the department have attracted some academics from the world over. These have included Sir John and Lady Ursula Hicks, Edmond Malinvaud, Frank Hahn, Jacques Drèze, Jean Drèze, James Tobin, James Meade, Joan Robinson, Milton Friedman, Michael Kalecki, Nicholas Kaldor, Tibor Scitovsky, Tjalling Koopmans, Lawrence Klein, Agnar Sandmo, Joseph Stiglitz, John Forbes Nash and Eric Maskin.
Department of Sociology
The department of sociology was established by the University of Delhi in 1959 as a constituent of the Delhi School of Economics. To begin with, the department trained students for two courses: M.A. and Ph.D. In 1966 a two-year course for the M.Litt. degree was introduced. This has been replaced since 1976 by an M.Phil. degree course of a year’s duration. In 1968, the department was recognised as a Centre of Advanced Study (CAS) in Sociology by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The department receives a renewable five-year grant from the UGC under the CAS scheme. The UGC also provides a renewable three-year grant under its ASHISS (Assistance for Strengthening of the Infrastructure of the Humanities and Social Sciences) program for departmental infrastructure as well as research on State and Society. At present the strength of the faculty includes seven Professors, ten Readers, one Lecturer, and two Research Associates. In addition, there are nine members in the office staff.
The department has a coordinated programme of teaching and research covering a variety of fields, including some developed for the first time in the country. It grew into international prominence through the works of the notable sociologists and social anthropologists who have taught in the department, which include M N Srinivas, J. P. S. Uberoi, Andre Beteille, and Veena Das among others. Studies have been published or prepared on community power structures, local-level politics, trade unions, co-operatives, textual and contextual studies of Hinduism, religious symbolism, family and kinship, and social and religious movements. Studies have also been conducted in the fields of stratification, gender, environment, the sociology of development, historical sociology, urban sociology, and medical sociology. The sociology of masculinity, demography, popular culture, education, migration, the sociology of violence and documentary practices of the state are some of the new areas that faculty members are working on at present. In 2010, Professor Nandini Sundar from the department, won the Infosys prize in the field of social anthropology.
Department of Geography
The department traces its origin to October 1959, when under the initiative of Professor V.K.R.V. Rao, the then Vice-Chancellor of the University and an eminent Economist, a Department of Human Geography was established as a constituent of the Delhi School of Economics. Professor George Kuriyan, a well-known geographer of India at that time, was the first professor and founder of the department. In 1966, Professor V.L.S. Prakasha Rao took over from him and guided the Department until 1973. During this period, the department acquired a name and a distinctive identity in India and abroad. The department draws students from different parts of India as well as from abroad.
The department has expanded considerably since 1973. The name of the Department was changed to the Department of Geography in 1976 to indicate the widening scope of teaching and research activity in physical and human aspects of Geography. The department has evolved many new courses, which have been widely acclaimed as the frontiers in Geography. The Faculty members undertake research projects from various agencies including University Grants Commission, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Indo-Canadian Shastri Institute and Ministries of Govt. of India, which include Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Science and Technology and Planning Commission.
Department of Commerce
In December 1967, the Department of Commerce was set up as a separate department by carving it out of the composite Department of Economics and Commerce, Delhi School of Economics. It became an independent faculty in 1992. Currently, along with the Department of Financial Studies, it constitutes the Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies. The Department is one of the premier centres of learning in the field of business and commerce in the country, and is renowned for its MIB, MHROD, M.Com., M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses. The Department of Commerce started a one-year full-time Post-graduate Diploma in International Marketing (PGDIM) in the year 1985–86. PGDIM remains as a management course in the Department of Commerce. PGDIM is currently coordinated with Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, University of Delhi. The department also offers a full-time two-year Master’s programme in International Business (MIB), laying special emphasis on aspects of international business operations including Global Marketing and International Financial Management. The Master of Human Resource and Organisational Development (MHROD) programme was started by the Department in 1995 to impart managerial competencies in the domain of Human Resource Management and Organizational Development.
From 2014, the MIB and MHROD courses have been restructured as MBA (IB) and MBA (HRD) respectively.
Ratan Tata Library
The Ratan Tata Library, popularly referred to as RTL, is also situated in the Delhi School of Economics campus. It is one of the best-equipped libraries in Economics and allied fields in Asia Pacific. The total collection comprises 2.5 lakh volumes of books and bound periodicals. Nearly 1300 current titles are being received in the Library. The Library also receives Annual Reports of about 800 Joint Stock companies. It has a special collection on Pakistan to support research in the Area Studies Programme (Pakistan). The Library has been designated as a repository of United Nations publications. It has a fairly large and well-organized collection of State and Central Government publications. The Library has an inter-library loan arrangements with libraries all over the country to meet the research requirements of its research scholars and teachers.
- Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor of economics and law at Columbia University
- M.N. Srinivas, Indian Sociologist
- Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at World Bank
- Veena Das, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University
- Pranab Bardhan, Professor Emeritus of Economics at University of California, Berkeley
- Sukhamoy Chakraborty (1934–1990), noted Indian economist
- K.R. Narayanan, 10th President of India
- Prasanta Pattanaik, Emeritus Professor, University of California, Riverside
- Andre Beteille
- Raj Krishna
- V. K. R. V. Rao
- Tapan Raychaudhuri
- Amartya Sen, Nobel laureate
- K. N. Raj
- Padma Desai
- Suresh Tendulkar
- Ashok Mitra
- Arjun Kumar Sengupta
- Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri, Former director and Padma Bhushan recipient
- R. S. Nigam, Former director and recipient of Lifetime Achievement award by former president of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
- Subhash Mahapatra
- J. P. S. Uberoi, retired professor
DSE also has officially registered the Delhi School of Economics Alumni Association, which has facilitated alumni events in Mumbai and Washington D.C.
- Anshula Kant, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of the World Bank Group
- Subir Gokarn, former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
- Sanjay Subrahmanyam, noted Indian Historian.
- Prabhu Chawla, editor of India Today
- Amit Mitra, FICCI
- Omkar Goswami, Chairman and Founder, CERG Advisory
- Usha Thorat, Reserve Bank Of India
- Bingu wa Mutharika, former President of Malawi
- Dhritiman Chatterjee, Actor in Black, Pratidwandi
- Mihir Shah, Indian economist and former member of the erstwhile Planning Commission of India
- Ramachandra Guha, author, historian and columnist
- Nistula Hebbar, journalist and political correspondent
- Parag Kumar Das, Human rights activist and Assamese journalist assassinated in 1996
- Isher Judge Ahluwalia
- Piers Vitebsky, British anthropologist
- Manisha Girotra, Indian business executive.
- V. R. Panchamukhi
- Om Prakash (historian)
- Anjali Bhardwaj, Indian social activist working on issues of transparency and accountability.
- Ravi Batra, Indian-American economist
- Kuladhar Saikia, Director General of Assam Police
- Ashwani Mahajan, National Co-Convener of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM)
- Brahma Chellaney
- Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Indian journalist, political commentator, author and a documentary film maker
- Romola Butalia, journalist and website editor
- Amitav Ghosh, author
- Vidya Rao, Hindustani classical singer and writer
- Sat Parashar, Indian financial management expert and business education administrator.
- Rajan Saxena, Indian management expert.
- Ashok Gulati, Indian Agricultural Economist
- Arindam Banik, Associated Cement Companies Chair Professor at International Management Institute, Editor,Global Business Review, Former Director of IMI Kolkata,
- Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of Economics, LSE.
- Prasanta K. Pattanaik, Professor of Economics, University of California, Riverside, USA.
- Rajan Saxena, Management expert, Padma Shri awardee
- Gita Sen, adjunct professor at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; feminist scholar and specialist in international population policy.
- Bina Agarwal, prize-winning development economist and Professor of Development Economics and Environment at the Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester.
- Suresh Tendulkar, former chief of the National Statistical Commission and Chairman of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) from 2004 to 2008.
- Reetika Khera, one of India's leading development economists.
- Amitava Bose
- Gita Gopinath, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
- Ashok Mitra, former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India
- Bibek Debroy, Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM)
- N. K. Singh, Chairman of 15th Finance Commission
- Pramod Kumar Misra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India
- Pradeep Kumar Sinha, IAS, Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister of India
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- Pankaj Saran, Deputy National Security Adviser of India.
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- Vinod Rai, 11th Comptroller and Auditor General of India
- Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO from 2010 to 2014.
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