From the Director's Desk

IDC's struggle has been characterised by a critical appraisal of the existing social processes for the transformation of the society. It also involved tremendous effort to find direction between opposing claims of market i.e. efficiency, growth and social equity and justice.

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Our Striving

Societies have their own dynamism and are always in struggle to find answers to pertinent questions to make living more humane. There is an increasing trend to reinforce the assumption that efforts to realise 'other utopias' are counterproductive.

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To undertake research on socially relevant issues such as social conflict and peace studies; literacy and quality education; emerging trends in rural development and industrialisation; technology up-gradation; environment; women and gender sensitisation.

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Recent Projects

  • Punjab and haryana development reports
  • A comparative study on citizen centric governance
  • Justice indicator index: a case study of punjab
  • Evaluation of infrastructure development in punjab
  • Study on inter-regional disparities in haryana
  • Performance of healthcare in mewat districts of haryana
  • Saanjh: a collaboration of community and punjab police

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