The Research Centre for East and North East Regional Studies, Kolkata (CENERS-K), established in July 2007, is an independent Thinking Body of Researchers, interested in the study of Turbulence, Development, and Peace and Security in the Eastern Hemisphere. The areas of interest cover all of Asia, South and South East Asia, and the littoral countries of the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. Within India, the foci are the Eastern and North Eastern states, and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
|General (retired) Shankar Roy Chowdhury, PVSM||Former Chief of Army Staff, former Member of Parliament|
|Mr. G.K. Bhagat (late)||Former industrialist|
|Mr. Aditya Kashyap (late)||Former corporate head|
|Dr. Anjali Mukherjee (late)||Rural development specialist|
|Dr. A.P Mitra (late), FRS, scientist of eminence||Chief scientific advisor to the Government of India; former director-general & secretary to the government|
|Lt. Gen.(retired) John Ranjan Mukherjee, PVSM, AVSM, VSM||Former Chief of Staff, HQ Eastern Command|
|Maj. Gen (retired) Arun Roye, AVSM, VSM||Former General Officer Commanding, Bengal Area|
|General Shankar Roy Chowdhury||Patron|
|Lt. Gen. John Ranjan Mukherjee||President|
|Maj. Gen. Arun Roye||Vice President|
|Mr. Ranjit Kumar Dutta||Vice President|
|Maj. Gen. Shib Nath Mukherjee||Executive Director|
|Brig. Niladri Shankar Mukherjee||Secretary|
|Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha||Special Member Emeritus|
|Mr. Amit Kiran Deb||Member Industry|
The organisation believes that an independent “mind bank” is the route to provide changed outlooks, modified directions, and reinforcement of widely accepted existing policies which are not subject to political expediency. It has a role in nurturing, shaping, critically analysing, and redefining policies, which emerge out of public awareness.
The mission is to educate the people and the state about the issues confronting them, to put a national and international canvas on these issues, and develop a futuristic plan that forecasts events, eventualities, and options to tackle them. It seeks to fulfil the lack of interaction between thinkers and the planners, and between bureaucrats and politicians, to arrive at widely acceptable options, by public discussions in well attended fora, presentations, and monographs.