Prof. Ram Singh

Director, Delhi School of Economics

Message from the Director

Since its inception, the Delhi School of Economics has been closely and actively associated with the country's development trajectory. It is no exaggeration to say that the school has been India's pre-eminent centre for advanced teaching and research in economics, sociology, geography and development studies. Throughout its history of more than seven decades, the DSE has been acknowledged worldwide for its academic standards and the rigorous teaching and research techniques it imparts to its students. It has always attracted the best of students from within India and, in many cases, from neighbouring countries. The 'DSchool' character is fostered in a culture where research, teaching and engagement with national issues go hand in hand. Its alums continue to dominate the who's who list in different walks of the nation’s life. The list of past faculty includes a Nobel laureate, a former Prime Minister and some of the most distinguished academics in the world.

As the DSE enters its 75th glorious year of existence, it is time for us to renew and reinvigorate the vision of the founders of this prestigious institution, who believed in working for inclusive development through high-quality education guided by social consciousness. Guided by this vision, generations of DSE alums have served society with sincerity and commitment. The DSE community has actively contributed to the giant strides made by the nation on most social and economic development indicators. Yet, most Indians agree that the country has the potential to do better. The same holds for the DSE. I am confident that the DSE community will continue to measure up to the challenge of contributing to the academic and social development of the country. Like their predecessors, the current faculty, non-teaching staff, scholars, students and alums will continue to add glory to the institution.

-Prof. Ram Singh