Centre for Development Studies
|Centre for Development Studies||Centre for Development Studies,(CDS) |
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The Centre for Development Studies (CDS) is an autonomous research institute. Its main objective is to promote research, teaching and training in disciplines relevant to development. Established in 1971 by the noted economist Professor K.N.Raj, it is considered to be one of the foremost development economics research centers in the country.
It has a faculty of about 26. The core activities of the CDS are research, teaching and training.
Research at CDS is organized into six distinct themes:
- Agriculture and natural resources,
- gender, migration, population,
- health and education,
- poverty, vulnerability and social security,
- trade and technology.
There is a seventh cross cutting theme, analysing the impact of globalisation on each of the six themes.
CDS has two teaching programmes:
- a two year MPhil Programme in Applied Economics and
- a four year PhD Programme in Economics
Both programmes are affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The University of Kerala also has recognized CDS as a center for its doctoral studies. Further, it has a number of short duration training programmes.