Delhi School Of Economics
Shortly after independence, a group of visionaries led by Prof. V.K.R.V. Rao and supported by the then Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru were driven by an ambition to create a center for advanced learning and research in social sciences comparable to the best in the world and worthy of an independent subcontinent. Thus, in 1948 the Delhi School of Economics (DSE) was conceived on the lines of the London School of Economics. Subsequently, when Prof. Rao became the Vice-Chancellor of the University, the process of setting up four new departments, namely, Sociology, Geography, Business Management and Commerce, was initiated.
Guided by the vision of its founders, the school lays highest importance on maintaining excellence in teaching, both as an end in itself and as a basis for creativity and for sustaining excellence in research. The pioneering works of personalities like Prof. Amartya Sen, Prof. B.N. Ganguly, Prof. Jagdigh Bhagwati, Prof. Sukhamoy Chakraborty, Prof. K.N. Raj, Prof. Manmohan Singh, Prof. P.K. Ghosh and Prof. L.C. Gupta bear a testimony to the contribution of DSE to the social and economic development of the country.
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Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce was formally set up as a separate entity in 1967 as a part of Delhi School of Economics(DSE). It has imbibed the DSE tradition of exploring new frontiers of knowledge and innovation in academics. In its history spanning over three decades, it has redefined commerce education in the country. The Department has come to posses the legitimate claim and pride of being a premier education and research institute in the discipline of Commerce and Business in the country. The rapid growth of the Department of Commerce is reflected in its expansion as well as novelty in its academic programmes. M. Phil., Ph.D. and M.Com. continue to be its flagship postgraduate academic programmes. As a response to market imperatives, the Department of Commerce initiated two new post-graduate professional programmes in 1995, namely, Master of Human Resource and Organisational Development (MHROD) and Master of International Business (MIB). In this short span of ten years, these two programmes have come to be recognised as Master’s programme in business administration in the country