Prof (Dr.) Manjula Batra
Director, Research & Advanced Learning
Dean, DME Law School

The DME has emerged as one of the premiere Educational Institutions in the fields of Law, Journalism and Management within a short span of a time. Acknowledging the importance of research as integral to education and as the key factor in professionalizing courses, the Institute has recently established Research Centres for Law, Journalism and Management. The DME Law School has six Centres, namely; the Centre for Enviro-Legal Studies, the Centre for Criminal Law and Justice, the Centre for Human Rights, the Centre for Law on Gender and Sexuality, the Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights. The DME Media School has a Research Centre on Research and Innovation in Media while the DME Management School has a Research Centre on Sustainable Development. The aim of each Research Centre is to bring out new concepts and conceptualize critical and creative thinking so that the students and Faculty of the Institute evolve into enlightened persons. Moreover, the Research Centres enable the Faculty to keep abreast with the latest developments that take place in the fields of Law, Journalism and Management within and outside the country.

In present times, research is not an imperative but a need. Thus, doing research is not only necessary for students and academicians but also for professionals. Keeping this end in view the objective of the Research Centres is to encourage the Faculty as well as the students to publish Articles and Research Papers in prominent and refereed journals. They are also motivated and inspired to write books on issues that would significantly contribute to the growth and development of Law, Journalism and Management. In order to ensure that the research benefits reach every section of the society, the Research Centres organize seminars, workshops, conferences and talks on contemporary issues where a common platform is created for meaningful dialogues amongst lawyers, academicians, government and private organizations and corporate entities. The rationale behind organizing such programmes is to obtain the requisite inputs from all stakeholders in the society, compile and publish the information so received and send it to the Law and policy making authorities for facilitating them in making Law and policies for the country.

The DME has made a good beginning in the field of research. I am sure that with the dynamic team work of our Faculty, staff and students the Institute will make a significant headway in research in the years to come.

Prof (Dr.) Manjula Batra
Director, Research & Advanced Learning
Dean, DME Law School
Former Dean, Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia
Former Chairperson, Ordinance Committee, Jamia Millia Islamia
Former Director, VIPS (Affiliated to GGSIPU)