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 one Research Associate (Purely Temporary) position for ICSSR sponsored project.


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Applications are invited for the faculty positions.


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Applications are invited for the Research Assistant and Technical Assistant post in Institute.


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Applications are invited for the Administrative post in the Institute.


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News & Events

Publications by the faculty members


Awasthi, I.C., Mehta, G.S., Mamgain R.P. (2014), “Uttarakhand Disasters: Lessons and Way Forward”, GIDS Occasional paper 6/2014.

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


a.  A pre-convocation lecture was delivered by Dr. I.C. Awasthi at the department of Economics & Rural Development, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad on 8th December, 2014


b.  Dr. I.C. Awasthi acted as a discussant in a session on “The Demographic Dividend: Challenges of Employment and Employability” (2.5 session) at the 56th Annual Conference of The Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) at BIT, Mesra (Ranchi) during December 19, 2014.

Special/Invited Lectures


A special discussion on India Exclusion Report 2013-2014 (published by the Centre for Equity Studies, UNICEF) was held on 11th December, 2014 with the theme “Inequality and disadvantaged communities in India: Lessons from the India Exclusion report”. The panel members included Dr. N.C. Saxena (Commissioner to Supreme Course in Right to food, Ms. Niloufer Pourzada, Mr. Harsh Mander, Mr. Ashok Bharti, Mr. Mohammad Aamir, Dr. Sandeep Pandey, Ms. Arundhati Dhuru and Mr. Akhtar.