Chairman's Desk

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Ramesh Chennithala
Chairman, RGIDS

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 policy inputs and capacity-building in collaboration with other institutions of social science research. We believe in a modern India, secular, and progressive; a country that enshrines the democratic principle of equality and blends progress with rich cultural traditions. We are for a country with an educated people free of prejudice; where space for all especially the underprivileged. RGIDS has a wealth of academic scholars, and development and economic experts who have consented to contribute the novel initiative of nation building. The institution will become a hub for academicians, thought leaders, economists, development experts to formulate strategies and execution plans for the grass root level development of our country.

Director's Desk

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B.S.Shiju
Director, RGIDS

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, and NGOs, and business organizations. Our vision is to promote a global perspective through collaborations. Our aim is to create and maintain a vibrant research environment to promote cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research and collaborative work with local, regional, and international communities. Conduct capacity development programmes for practitioners from governments, corporations, and civil society organizations to enhance their leadership qualities and skills, management capacity and commitment to professional ethics.