Centre for Nehru Studies
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India
Centre for Nehru Studies

About the Centre

Bharathidasan University is one among the six centers in the country and the first in Tamil Nadu (in July 2005) to receive grants from UGC for the establishment of the Centre for Nehru Studies during the X Plan Period. Dr. N.Rajendran is the Director of the Centre for Nehru Studies. The Centre for Nehru Studies started its activities from September, 2005 onwards.

The Centre for Nehru Studies is holding periodic seminars, conferences and lecture series in order to impart knowledge about Nehru's ideology and contribution as a "Maker of Modern India". Moreover, focus is given to the contemporary relevance of Nehru's ideas on India's foreign policy, scientific temper, egalitarian society and rapid modernization of India. Besides, the Centre disseminates among the younger generation the struggles and sacrifices of Nehru for India's Independence. Nehru envisioned a strong, secular, industrialized modern India with self-sufficient growth and scientific advancement.

Specific objectives of the Centre for Nehru Studies:

  • To illustrate Nehru as a role model for the younger generation.

  • To impart knowledge about Nehru's Ideology and contribution as a "Maker of Modern India".

  • To disseminate among the younger generation the struggles and sacrifices of Nehru for India's Independence.

  • To focus on the contemporary relevance of - Panch Sheel and Peaceful-Co-existence- the anchor sheet of India's Foreign Policy-the brain-child of Pandit Nehru.

  • To inculcate Scientific temper in an egalitarian society and modernized India.

  • To create a strong academic centre of teaching and learning Nehru's social and political philosophy.

  • These ideals and values need reiteration, inculcation and adoption in contemporary times for a harmonious living in a strong and secular India.