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

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News & Events

  • Publications by the faculty members

    Professor I.C. Awasthi Published a paper titled “What Prevents Creating Evaluation in India?” in the Compendium Volume on Evaluation for Sustainable Development: Experiences and Learning, Oxfam India and Astral International Pvt Ltd 2015.


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

    Dr. I.C. Awasthi acted as an invited speaker and chaired a technical session on ‘Research in Technical and Vocational Education and Training’ at the “International Conference on Emerging Trends in Technical and Vocational Education and Training Vision 2025” on the theme 'The Development Programmes: A Disconnect for Evaluation Framework’ organized by the PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education (a constituent unit of the National Council of Educational Research & Training), Bhopal during February 18-20, 2015.


  • Special/Invited Lectures


    a. A special lecture by Prof. Imtiaz Ahmad (Former Professor of Political Sociology, JNU, New Delhi) on Social and Educational Status of Muslim OBCs/Dalit Muslims was organised on 20th March, 2015. The panel members included Prof. Nadeem Hasnain (ICSSR Senior Fellow), Dr. Anis Ansari (Vice Chancellor, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Urdu Arabi-Farsi University, Prof. Surinder Kumar (Director, GIDS) and Prof. Fahimuddin (Faculty, GIDS)


    b. A demonstration by a team of Numerical Analytics Instruments P Ltd., New Delhi, of two software: ‘Nvivo10’ (the Qualitative Software used in many wings of Social Science and Studies, Management Courses etc.) and ‘Eviews8’(the Quantitative and time series software, specially designed for Econometric Statistical Studies) was organised on 23rd March, 2015.


  • Workshops/Training Programmes at GIDS

    a.  An ICSSR sponsored Ten Day Research Methodology Workshop for Ph.D. scholars in Social Sciences was organised at the institute from March 16 to 25, 2015. The workshop was jointly coordinated by Professor Surinder Kumar (Director, GIDS) and Dr. Nagendra Kumar Maurya (Assistant Professor, GIDS).


    b.  An Induction Training Programme on ‘Statistical Methods and Application’ for the Assistant Statistical Officers of the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Government of Uttar Pradesh was conducted from April 13 to May 2, 2015. The training programme was jointly coordinated by Professor B.K.Bajpai (Senior Faculty, GIDS) and Professor I.C. Awasthi (Senior Faculty, GIDS).