Prof. Pami Dua

Director, Delhi School of Economics

Message from the Director

The Delhi School of Economics with its constituent departments – Economics, Geography and Sociology- is a premier postgraduate institution of academic excellence in India.

The Founder-Director, Professor V.K.R.V. Rao along with India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru as President of the Delhi School of Economics Society envisioned an institution that would produce students who could play an important role in the economic development and social progress of the country. Professor V.K.R.V. Rao was also greatly influenced by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and believed in fostering integrated human development through holistic education. His aim was to provide high quality education and at the same time instil in the students a spirit of social consciousness so that they would serve the society with sincerity and commitment.

The vision of our Founder-Director was truly actualized through the hard work and earnest engagement of generations of its faculty, non-teaching staff, scholars, students and alumni, who persevered to add glory to the institution and make the Delhi School of Economics an exemplar centre of excellence for teaching and research. Surely, this blend of academic excellence, social consciousness and integrated development has held our students in good stead throughout their life.

On the historic occasion of our Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, I take great pride in welcoming you to this unique temple of learning par excellence. As we celebrate our rich legacy of 75 years of excellence, dynamism and commitment to nurturing purposeful minds, I am sure that this shall continue to consolidate more in the future.

On this momentous occasion, I wish all stakeholders of the Delhi School of Economics the very best for the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations!

– Prof. Pami Dua