Welcome to Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics
Honorable Vice Chancellor’s Message
Greetings from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE)!
It is my pleasure to welcome you all to our institute established ninety two years ago in 1930 by the Servants of India Society, founded by Gopal Krishna Gokhale. The objectives of GIPE have always been two-fold. Firstly, to conduct high-quality research on all aspects of economic, social and political issues especially those relating to India. Secondly, to provide excellent and advanced education in economics and various allied disciplines. Currently, the GIPE runs academic programmes offering degrees at undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. levels. GIPE has been an integral part of the research community, engaged in producing meaningful and relevant work since its very foundation almost a hundred years ago. The research output over the years, has covered diverse areas such as demography and population studies, agriculture economics, rural development and co-operation, social exclusion, welfare economics, monetary economics and finance, public finance and economics and international economy. The research is often supported by grants from the government and other agencies. The research is conducted by our faculty and research scholars, independently or through the various specialised centres set up at the institute, such as the Population Research Centre, Agro-Economic Research Centre, and the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy. The research output has received wide acclaim, and has been beneficial to policy makers, as well as scholars and students.The institute offers Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in four different courses designed to provide specialization in the disciplines of agriculture, finance, international business and economics and population and health economics. Apart from these four, GIPE also has two separate programs called M.Sc. in Economics and M.A. in Economics. GIPE also has a PhD programme and a postgraduate Certificate Programme on Econometric Application and Data Science (EADS). Besides these, the institute offers an undergraduate B.Sc. course in Economics. Such diversity of course offerings and curricula has inculcated a rich inter-disciplinary and research culture at our institute.The institute has a beautiful and vibrant, verdant campus located in the heart of Pune. We are fortunate to host the famous D.R. Gadgil Library which treasures more than 2,80,000 documents. The library has been home to many eminent researchers and scholars over several decades. It has some rare and historic documents such as the first Census report of 1872 and original books dating back all the way to the 17th century. It is a treasured resource being utilized by our students, faculty and researchers alike. Apart from academics and research, the close-knit GIPE family of students, staff and faculty have many cultural activities on campus and celebrate many festivals during the year. The campus activities include sports, music, films, cultural festivals and inter-college competitions. I look forward to your joining us in our wonderful campus. I assure you that your tenure at GIPE will be extremely enriching and rewarding.
With best wishes and regards