Mission and Vision

Centre for Narendra Modi Studies (CNMS) is an independent trust which runs an institution incorporating global objectives to promote unbiased research and in-depth studies. It stands as a platform for dialogue and conflict resolution. Founded on 17 September 2020, we believe in facilitating informed policy debates at various levels to help develop a more informed citizenry.
It strives to bring together the best available and possible minds in the country to ideate on key national and international issues, to promote initiatives that further the cause of peace and global harmony, to monitor social, economic and political trends that have a bearing on India’s unity and integrity and to analyse the causes responsible for social and ethnic conflicts often leading to extremism as also offering policy alternatives, to interact with civil society and offer institutional support for exchange of ideas and interaction among conflicting groups, critique public policy and the working of democratic institutions and constitutional bodies, and evolve benchmarks for good governance and efficiency in public institutions.

These objectives fall under a broad head called `nation-building’ and often come within the purview of universities and institutions of higher learning. Regrettably, these academic bodies have failed grandly and gravely to rise to the task. Such a sordid development, it seems, is in some way responsible for the perceived failure of representative bodies and the prevailing inefficiency in the state sector. CNMS believes that many of these institutions, which are central and crucial to our democratic polity, cannot be expected to work better, unless academia, think tanks and civil society engage with each other on a regular basis. Given its deep and abiding commitment to strengthening democracy and the emergence of a strong and self-reliant India, CNMS has embarked upon quality research in a host of areas in the hope that such studies will improve governance, strengthen national security, integrate India’s foreign policy to the nation’s long-term objectives and bring about much-needed functional efficiency in Parliament and other representative bodies as well as in public institutions.