Development & Diversification

Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay

Professor Arjun Sengupta and Dr. I.G.Patel, the then Economic Advisors to the Government of India were instrumental and the main architect in establishing a unit of the erstwhile Planning Commission in Visva-Bharati to undertake research and supply inputs to the erstwhile Planning Commission in 1995.. The eminent economists of India reached a consensus to the proposal of Professor Arjun Sengupta that this Unit would be named after Professor A.K.Dasgupta.

Professor Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay


  • To continue the research work as per areas identified by the NITI Aayog
  • To uptake any assignment as suggested/ given by the NITI Aayog
  • Research and dissemination of knowledge created should be main thrust of the Centre.
  • Sponsored Research Projects can be undertaken on wider scale and inter-disciplinary subjects fulfilling the object of the NITI Aayog.
  • Collaborative as well as interdisciplinary work to be undertaken and collaboration can be undertaken inter-college or universities as well as with outside Indian institutions in including foreign universities.
  • Capacity building of the research students and teachers through the provision of library and data base support, organizing summer or winter training programmes.