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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New Ph.D. Admissions in Social Sciences Session 2019-20
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Saanjh Kendras
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About IDC

The Institute for Development and Communication (IDC) is a premier autonomous research, training and evaluation organisation of North-West of India. It is a non-profit making professionally managed organisation registered under the Societies Act in 1992. It concerns itself particularly with the following areas: Public Affairs and Economic Policy, PhD Program, Education and Evaluation Studies, Governance Studies, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Peace Conflict Resolution and Policing.

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latest news


  • Book Release and Prof. Randhir Singh Memorial Series Brainstorming Session,15 January 2020

  • Independence Day Celebration and Flag Hoisting Ceremony at IDC,15 August 2019

  • MOA Signed with Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan,27 June 2019

  • The Hindustan Times,25 May 2019

    Why Punjab went the other way

  • The Hindustan Times,18 April 2019

    Dehumanising Language: A new low in politics

  • Seminar on Contemporary Research Methods,11 February 2019

  • MOU signed with University College Stockholm, Sweden,25 January 2019

  • BJP vs Cong 2019 - PTC News, Talking politics on Daleel with SP Singh,23 December 2018

    Daleel with SP Singh – Talking Politics with Dr Pramod Kumar – Assembly Elections, 2019, BJP vs Congress

  • Hindustan Times,30 November 2018

    Kartarpur Corridor opens door for peace between 2 countries

  • Times of India,31 July 2018

    Justice for Anissia: Its must be done.

  • Dr Pramod Kumar, Punjab Youth Falling Prey to Drug Menace, CNN-News18 Exclusive,23 July 2016

  • Dr. Pramod Kumar, CM Punjab, CM Haryana & UT Administrator, TOI Summit,11 July 2018

  • Times of India,12 July 2018

  • Deccan Chronicle,24 June 2018

    Time for rhetoric of Justice

  • The Indian Express,23 June 2018

    A Spectre not yet laid to rest

  • Chandigarh Times,22 June 2018

    Capital Gain? Sharing Chandigarh fiscal loss for Pb, Hry, but no one keen to seek viable solution

  • Daleel with SP Singh - Faultlines in Politics, with Dr Pramod Kumar, IDC PTC News Streamed live,29 April 2018

    Daleel with SP Singh-Faultlines in Politics, with Dr Pramod Kumar, Director IDC.

  • The Tribune,10 March 2018

    The Election debate

  • International Conference on Governance for the Margins, 05-,06 February 2018

    (Special Reference to South Asia)

  • International Conference on Governance for the Margins, 05,06 February 2018

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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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books published


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