Prof. Pami Dua, Director, Delhi School of Economics
Prof. Aditya Bhattacharjea, Head, Department of Economics
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The Delhi School of Economics (DSE) was established in 1949 as a centre for training and research in Economics, with India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, as its President, and eminent economist and institution-builder, V. K. R. V. Rao, as its Founder- Director. Over time, other disciplinary departments have been added to DSE, which now comprises the Departments of Economics, Geography and Sociology.
The Department of Economics is considered to be one of the country's premier academic institutions and is acknowledged as a centre for excellence in post-graduate teaching and research. The Department supports Masters and Doctoral programmes in Economics, which draw a huge number of applicants from all over the country and many from abroad. These programmes have a strong theoretical and quantitative focus with a emphasis on empirical application. Driven by an experienced and highly qualified faculty, the programmes are at par with the best in the world.
Thus, the academic rigour of the programme ensures that students of the Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics are well-equipped with the analytical skills and temperament required for grappling with real world situations.
Furthermore, the emphasis on clear and independent thought and logical reasoning implies that the students of the Department are capable of succeeding in making a difference where it matters the most - to the BottomLine.