The Centre should get identified with a well defined research focus, which was evolving gradually in the past but which started becoming less visible on account of the project chase for funds. Now that the Centre has ICSSR funding and a matching grant from the Government of Karnataka the efforts for achieving the objective of evolving a well defined research identity for the Centre need to be renewed. It is not necessary that the focus of the Centre in the past should itself be continued. In order that the Centre is vibrant and responsive to newer developmental challenges its research focus may be reconsidered at regular intervals. The new focus of the Centre can be evolved through faculty interactions and peer group interactions. Possibly, the Academic and Research Programmes Committee (ARPC) of CMDR can be a good forum for discussing this issue.