Delhi School of Economics
, commonly referred to as DSE
or D School
, is a centre of post graduate
learning of the University of Delhi
. The centre is situated in the university's North Campus in Maurice Nagar, and is surrounded by a host of other prestigious academic institutions of the country such as the St. Stephen's College
, the Hindu College
and the Faculty of Management Studies
.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, and the Ratan Tata Library. Out of these 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. During its illustrious history that spans over six decades, the Delhi School of Economics has significantly contributed to the extension of knowledge in various academic disciplines.
Shortly after independence, a group of visionaries 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 the social sciences that would compare with the best in the world. Thus began the Delhi School of Economics in 1949. Currently, the School comprises the departments of economics, commerce, geography and sociology. The department of economics was designated a Centre of Advanced Study by the......