GIRI Institute of Development Studies
Welcome to GIDS

Giri Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) is a premier centre for advanced research and training focusing on the development concerns of India and its regions. Established in 1973 by a group of eminent academicians and leading public personalities and named after the former President and eminent labour leader Late Shri V.V.Giri, the Institute has emerged a vibrant centre of policy oriented and analytical multidisciplinary research in the country. GIDS is supported by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and Government of Uttar Pradesh as an autonomous institute of national importance.

Focus of Research

GIDS research covers a wide range of issues, broadly categorised into the following themes:

  • Agricultural and rural development
  • Labour, Employment, Livelihoods and Development
  • Inter-regional and inter-state disparities
  • Population, Public Health, Education, basic amenities and Human Development
  • Poverty, Vulnerability and Social Security
  • Social infrastructure particularly health, education and basic amenities
  • Rural industries and informal sector
  • Urbanisation and rural-urban migration
  • Scheduled Castes, Minorities and Other Socially Excluded Groups
  • Gender and Child Studies
  • Evaluation of government schemes and programmes


Applications are invited for ICSSR Institutional Doctoral Fellowship.


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News & Events

Recent Working Papers


Goli, S., Maurya, N.K. and Sharma, M.K., (2014). “Continuing Caste Inequalities in Rural Uttar Pradesh”. Working Paper 214, August, 2014.

Projects Completed


Project entitled “Indo-Nepal Economic Co-operation through Uttar Pradesh.” Project Director Dr. C. Senapati, Project Co Director Dr. N.K. Maurya, Sponsored by: Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi Final Report Submitted: August 2014.

International Seminars/Conferences attended by GIDS’s faculty members as a Resource person or Key note speaker


Senapati, C. (2014) “Identity of Karna as the central Characters in the Epic Mahabharata: a Modern Interpretation” organised by Department of Eastern countries Literature, Faculty of Oriental Philology and History of the Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies for International Conference on The Epic Tradition in Uzbek and Eastern Literature: the Problem of the National Versions, 19-20 May 2014.

Special/Invited Lectures


A special lecture was delivered on Role of Gadhar Party in India’s Freedom Movement by Professor Vatuk- a great scholar and revolutionary -on 18th November 2014. Professor Vatuk has taught Linguistics and Indian culture in a number of universities in USA where he lived for more than 60 years of his life.

Seminar/Conference Organised


GIDS has organized 18th Annual conference of Indian Political Economy Association during 15th-16th November, 2014