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Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, Chandigarh


Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, Chandigarh
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Plot No. 2-A, Sector 19-A
Madhya Marg
Chandigarh (District Chandigarh)
Chandigarh, India
Pin Code : 160019

Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh Chandigarh is a recognised institute / college.
Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) is situated in Chandigarh of Chandigarh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chandigarh comes under Chandigarh Tehsil, Chandigarh District.

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Profile of Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID)

The Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), an autonomous research institute, was registered as a scientific and educational charitable society under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860, in the Union Territory (UT) of Chandigarh in July, 1978. The CRRID Society was collectively conceived by a group of like-minded friends drawn from different disciplines and backgrounds to promote research, publication, development, training and similar creative activities in the northwest region. It is among the 27 research institutes in the country supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, and enjoys the distinction of being the only one of its kind in the northwestern states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and the UT of Chandigarh. CRRID was accorded the "national status" in 1984 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, in recognition of its contribution to the cause of social science research in the broader national perspective. Since 1984 both the Government of India and the Government of Punjab have been supporting CRRID in its endeavors by providing regular financial grants on a matching basis through the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, and the Department of Planning, Government of Punjab, Chandigarh. In 1986, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, approved the setting up of a Population Research Centre at CRRID with 100 per cent grant from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. In addition to the above, CRRID has been granted recognition by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRD). It has been granted exemption u/s 80-G, 35 (I0 (iii) and 10 (23c) (iv) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 by the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The Centre, founded by Shri Rashpal Malhotra, as its Director, had the rare distinction of having a veteran diplomat, thinker and administrator, Shri P N Haksar, as Chairman of its Governing Body and also Editor-in-Chief of its International Quarterly, Man and Development. After the passing away of Shri Haksar in 1998, a leading economist and then leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Professor Manmohan Singh was elected Chairman of the Governing Body and also President of the Society. He continued to guide the policies and programmes of the institute as its Chairman till he was elected to the highest office of the Prime Minister of India. Currently leading industrialist and well-known educationist, Shri Keshub Mahindra is the Chairman of the Governing Body of the centre and also the President of the Society. The Centre has grown from strength to strength with the dedication of its research, library, administrative, computer and other staff in building up an environment conducive to research, education, development and training activities being conducted over the past 25 years.

Aims and Objectives
The Memorandum of Articles of Association of CRRID has the following broad aims and objectives:

To provide environment suitable for academic research and to undertake, organise, guide and promote research in selected subjects in the humanities, Indian culture, comparative religion, social sciences, natural sciences, industry, agriculture and other fields as the authorities of the Centre may decide from time to time,
To organise meetings, lectures, seminars, symposia, conferences and cultural activities, and
To start, conduct, print, publish and exhibit any magazine, periodicals, newspapers, books, pamphlets, monographs or posters that may be considered desirable for the promotion of the objectives of the Centre.

CRRID's activities are diverse, ever growing and can be placed in the context of its professed aims and objectives. CRRID plays an active role in promoting social science research in India, which matches the accepted standards of social investigation and meets the emerging challenges facing the country from a variety of perspectives. Inter-disciplinary research is at the core of its activities, which have an emphatic policy orientation besides empirical grounding and theoretical base. In this backdrop, short as well as long-term projects sponsored by the Government of India, State Governments, International Agencies and others are undertaken at CRRID. In recent times, on advice of the funding agencies, policy makers and government CRRID has diversified its research programmes and brought interventional studies into its fold. The research profile of CRRID also reflects, individual concern and specialization of the faculty as well as contemporary challenges of the society in general and of the northwest-region in particular. The geographical coverage that immediately interest CRRID are Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarranchal, western Uttar Pradesh and UT of Chandigarh. CRRID's has an open approach towards research collaboration and networking and currently has a number of collaborative ventures in terms of funding of research projects, data collection and sharing, joint publications, organization of seminars and workshops, etc., In addition, to regular networking with sister ICSSR supported Centres all over the country, CRRID has active strong academic links with Universities in the region for Doctoral (Ph.D) and other programmes. CRRID faculty also works as advisors and consultants to specific projects in the region and outside depending on their respective expertise and interests. CRRID is undertaking training programmes in a host of socially and locally desired areas to add to capacity building and there is a satisfying interface between research and training at the Centre. Enriching public policy discourse is also prominent in CRRID's activities, and the Centre is fast emerging as a think-tank at local and national level with active participation of academics, jurists, industry, jurists, media, bureaucracy, social workers and political leadership. Towards this end CRRID regularly organises national and international lectures, workshops, seminars and conferences in Chandigarh. Special lectures and discussions are regular features in CRRID's attempt to broad base research and knowledge, which are widely attended by local, national and international guests. In Chandigarh, CRRID is widely acknowledged and referred to as an intellectual hub of non-traditional nature. In past CRRID has received guests who have shown avid interest in its programmes. Apart from a few distinguished national and international visitors, which include President, Vice President, Union Ministers, Chief Ministers and State level Ministers; prominent, Administrators, Artists, Diplomats, Journalists, Planners, Scientists, Social Scientists and Writers have honoured CRRID by visiting and partaking in the activities at CRRID. Local research scholars and those from outside, including foreign academic institutions, working on the region frequent CRRID for further benefits from the faculty, programmes and library. Interactions at CRRID are usually open to public men and women from all walks of life and are viewed as extremely rewarding. For ensuring larger public benefits, dissemination of research output is perceived to be very vital in CRRID. Towards this end, the local and national media are actively associated in the activities at CRRID. Also, CRRID has its own publications department, which besides publishing the books, reports and monographs on completed research studies along with conference proceedings, also brings out the quarterly journal the `Man and Development'. The journal has set itself the ambitious task of critically examining and analysing the entire complex processes of political, social, economic and cultural transformation in India and beyond.


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