"India is an old country but a young nation. I have a dream, I dream of India strong, Independent, self-reliant and in the front rank of the nations of the world,in the service of mankind "

Rajiv Gandhi

Chairman’s Desk


RGIDS envisages to join the league of leading centers of excellence in economic research, teaching and training in development studies so as to address the development challenges in tune with the changing needs of the economy and society, by reorienting its research priorities and strengthening and diversifying its teaching and training programmes with a view to providing polic...Read more

Ramesh Chennithala
Chairman, RGIDS

Director’s Desk


Rajiv Gandhi institute of Development aspires to be a role model for institutional excellence in research, community service, and capacity building and nurturing socially responsible society through an eclectic and sustainable approach. Through its work, the institute seeks to build bridges across nations, working with national, international, and governmental organizations,... Read more

Director, RGIDS


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Executive committee

  • Ramesh Chennithala

  • Oommen Chandy

  • Shashi Tharoor

  • Thennala Balakrishnapillai

  • V.M Sudheeran

  • Thalekkunnil Basheer

  • G. Balachandran

  • B.S.Shiju

  • C.V Padmarajan

  • P.P. Thankachan