The Patron

The Office of Patron

Mr. Dipendu Das (Hon'ble Patron)

Mr. Dipendu Das is serving as the first Patron of CARE. He is a distinguished figure renowned for his multifaceted contributions to academia, public-policy, legal research and literature. He is the founding Co-Convener of the Indian Centre for Child and Human Rights (ICCHR) and under his guidance the Centre for Academic Research and Excellence (CARE) was established in September 2023. His guidance and support have been instrumental in fostering a culture of scholarly excellence and innovation which enabled CARE to be recognised as the Special Academic Center under the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) in India. 

With a rich background in research and public policy, Mr. Das has established himself as a prominent figure in both national and international spheres. His works are published in more than 16 nations across the globe. His professional trajectory is marked by a diverse array of roles and accomplishments. He has served as a Policy Specialist at the Department of Education, Government of NCT Delhi, where he played a pivotal role in shaping educational policies, institutional rules and regulations for the Delhi Sports School (DSS) and Delhi Sports University (DSU). In the realm of international diplomacy, his expertise shines through his role as a Trade Policy Analyst at the World Trade Organization (WTO). His contributions to planning, researching and drafting analytical reports on crucial trade policies within the Asia Pacific Zones have garnered acclaim and recognition.

Beyond his academic and policy endeavours, he is also a prolific writer and poet. His collection of poems, ‘Resounding Minds’ (2017), has captivated audiences worldwide, showcasing his literary prowess and profound insights into the human experience. He has also spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives in the literary world, such as the collaborative project ‘Resonating Voices’ in 2018 which united poets from diverse cultural backgrounds and set a global mark. In 2020, he laid down the foundation of the Truth and Youth (TAY), a legal think-tank platform cum organisation which is well recognised within the legal fraternity in India. 

His commitment to social welfare and human rights is evident in his roles as the founding Co-Convener and present Convener of the Indian Centre for Child and Human Rights (ICCHR) and his work with organisations such as UNICEF where he focused on issues related to child rights, human rights and education. As the Patron at CARE, he brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and a passion for excellence. His visionary leadership and unwavering dedication to academic and intellectual pursuits make him an invaluable asset to the organisation, inspiring scholars and researchers to push the boundaries of knowledge and innovation.