From Pratham Sevak
It’s an honor to be the Pratham Sevak of the Centre for Global Studies [CGS], formerly Developing Countries Research Centre [dcrc], University of Delhi. Since its inception as dcrc in 1990, the Centre has become a common platform for Students and Scholars, Fellows and Faculty, Social Scientists and Social Activists constantly engaged in the growth of knowledge. With an erudite team of ‘Fourteen’ - 12 Fellows and 2 Admin Staff of the Centre, coming from different disciplines of social science and fondly called the ‘Navratnas’; the Centre has been able to make its own niche in the contemporary national and global world. Capping their respective expertise and acumen could really help in transforming the Centre from a professional organization to an academic parivar where cooperation, commitment and conviction among its members, characterized as ‘cultural capital’, should constitute the essence and foundation of knowledge.
While the 21st century global society provides huge opportunities, it also presents great challenges. How to stay academically vibrant in such a competitive market oriented global society is one of the toughest challenges for all of us. However, with mutual trust and the spirit of sacrificial commitment, we can work assiduously in taking this Centre to new heights of academic glory in the globalized society of today.
May the Almighty strengthen our perseverance and steer our academic journey towards success!
Prof. Sunil K Choudhary