Training and research have a symbiotic relationship with one sustaining the other.
NIRD engages in policy research and program based research, covering a wide diversity
of subjects in human resource development and natural resource development with
focus on improving the quality of life of the rural people.
NIRD offers expertise in formulating, conducting, monitoring and evaluating research
aimed at gaining fresh insights into participatory development at the grassroots,
exploring new dimensions to gender issues, identifying new avenues for rural employment,
examining development perspectives to sustainable agriculture, environment and development
communication, and improving the functional efficiency of community based organizations.
Research Project 2007 (Series-72)
Research Study on "Improvement in Rural Livelihoods through Dairy Farm"
Comprehensive Study of Impacts of Investment in Watershed Projects
Research Projects 2009-10, 2010-11
Research Projects, 2006-07
Provides a list of research projects undertaken by the Institute along with the
names of the members of the project, team and study area covered.
Research Highlights, 2005-06
Research Highlights, 2004-05
Research Highlights, 2002-03
The Publication presents the titles of the research projects completed along with
the details like the names of the members by the projects team, objectives, study
area, methodology, findings and conclusions /recommendations of the research project.
Studies Funded to SIRDs for the year 2006-07
Coverage of States/UTs
in the Research Projects year 2006-07
To gain insights into field intervention methodologies through action processes,
NIRD also undertakes action research for rural development in its social laboratory.
The Themes of Research Encompass
Natural Resource ManagementSustainable Development
Support SystemsInstitutions and Structures for Development
Human Development which includes :
- Women Development
- Social Development
The research areas within these themes are decided on the basis of a number of considerations
as stated below:
- Priorities of various Central ministries and state governments in implementing rural
- Issues requiring systematic analysis for supplementing
training inputs of the Institute.
- Specific demands expressed by various developmental
agencies concerning implementation of their own programs.
- Issues of topical
interest which concern rural communities.
The studies selected on the basis of these considerations undergo a process of scrutiny
by the Academic Committee, consisting of eminent academicians and policy makers,
besides senior faculty members of the Institute, before being finally accepted as
the research agenda of the Institute. This page is last modified on : 22nd Dec,