RGIDS envisages to join the league of leading centers of excellence in research, teaching and training in development studies so as to address the development challenges in tune with the changing needs of the 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 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.