Coordinator: Prof. Vandana Upadhyay,, Dept. of Economics
Year of Establishment: 2010
The Centre for Development Studies (CDS) is set up with a generous grant of the corpus fund of 10 crore from Ministry of Finance (Department of Economics Affairs), Government of India as a research adjunct at the Department of Economics, Rajiv Gandhi University to provide better research facilities to the faculty, research scholars as well the students of the Department of Economics.
To promote and coordinate research on various development issues.
To sponsor economists from all over India and abroad to Department of Economics, Rajiv Gandhi University for delivering lectures.
To collaborate with national and international agencies in conducting studies and research on issues of critical importance to the region/ country/ between countries.
To conduct regular seminars, conferences and workshops etc.
To upgrade research infrastructure including communication and computing facilities.
The Department of Economics conducted a weeklong workshop from 5th to 9th February, 2019 on NSSO Data Handling workshop in the Department of Economics. Participants from Different parts of India attended the workshop. Dr. Elumalai Kannan, Associate Professor, Mr. Varghese Kunjappy, System Analyst and Dr. Gautam Kumar Das, Research Associate were the Resource Persons of the workshop.
The Centre for Development Studies, Department of Economics conducted 3rd Advisory Committee Meeting of CDS on 25th February, 2019 in the chamber of Vice-Chancellor, RGU. Prof. Atul Sarma, Former Vice-Chancellor, RGU and Director, Indian Statistical Institute, Member 13th Finance Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi, Prof. Alakh N Sharma, Director, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, and Prof. Mahendra Dev, Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai attended the meeting.
A Project report submission seminar was held on 04.05.2017 in the Department of Economics, Rajiv Gandhi University at 2.30 pm. The programme was chaired by Prof. S K Nayak, Head, Department of Economics and Coordinator, Centre for Development Studies, Rajiv Gandhi University. Prof. Bhagirathi Panda, Department of Economics, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Prof. Rajarshi Mazumdar, Department of Economics, University of Burdwan, Bardhaman and Prof. Narayan Chandra Nayak, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur were present in the seminar as external experts. In the seminar Prof. Atul Sarma, Ex-Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University and member of the 13th Finance Commission, Dean of Social Sciences, Heads of the various Departments, Research scholars and post-graduate student were present. Three presentations were made in the seminar.
Dr. Lijum Nochi, Assistant Professor presented the report of his research project on ‘Socio Economic Profile and Livelihood Portfolio in Rural Arunachal Pradesh’. Prof. Bhagirathi Panda was the external examiner of the project by Dr. Lijum Nochi
Dr. Maila Lama, Assistant Professor presented the report of his research project on ‘Crop diversification and Rural Farm Income: A Case Study of West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh’. Prof.Rajarshi Mazdumdar was the external examiner of the project by Dr. M. Lama.
Dr. Anup Kumar Das, Assistant Professor presented the report of his research project on ‘Rental Market of Farm Capital Goods: Its Forms, Determinants and Impact on Agriculture in the Agrarian Set-Up of Brahmaputra Valley of Assam’. Prof. Narayan Chandra Nayak was the external examiner of the project by Dr. A. K. Das.
A one week National workshop on ‘Introduction to Time Series Econometrics’ was organised during 18th to 22nd December, 2017. A total of 25 participants from different Institutes of India like Dibrugarh University, Tripura University, University of Hyderabad, F M University, Assam University, Gauhati University and Rajiv Gandhi University were present in the programme. Prof. M. P. Bezbaruah, Gauhati University, Dr. Raju Mandal, Assam University, Prof. C. K. Mukhopadhyay, North Bengal University, Prof. S. B. Paul, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, Hemanta Barman, IIT Gauhati and Prof. N. C. Roy, RGU were the resource persons of the workshop.
A National seminar on Hill Economies and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Prospects was organised during 5th to 6th February, 2018. Sri Chowna Mein, Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh was present as Chief Guest in the inaugural programme of the seminar. Around 40 papers were presented in the seminar by participants from different states/UTs of India in nine technical sessions. The technical sessions were chaired by Prof. Amitava Mitra, Prof. N. C. Roy, Prof. S. K. Nayak, Prof. Vandana Upadhyay, Prof. A. K. Das and Prof. R. C. Parida from Rajiv Gandhi University, Prof. Sanjukta Das, Sambalpur University, Prof. Nishamani Kar, RGU. Prof. Prabhat Kumar Pankaj, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management delivered a special lecture on ‘Effective Teaching’.