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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IDC Internship Programme
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MA in Liberal Arts - Admissions Open
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IDC and Chandigarh University Launches Courses in MBA & MA in Liberal Arts and Humanities
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Prof. Randhir Singh Memorial Lecture Series 2023-24 (Lecture III - 11th Aug' 23)
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 THREE SHADES OF GREEN: Privatization, Pollution, Protest - Published
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The Idea of New India by Dr Pramod Kumar Published
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Road Safety Assessment of Existing Black Spots on NH-44 (Old NH-1)
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Atal Sehbhagita Kendra (Chandigarh Police)
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Saanjh Kendras
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latest news

  • Blue Star, 39 Years Later,
    Indian Express,08 June 2023

  • Prof. Randhir Singh Memorial Lecture 2023-24 (Lecture - I),,27 April 2023

  • Prof. Randhir Singh Memorial Lecture 2023-24 (Lecture - I), Indian Express,27 April 2023

  • Prof. Randhir Singh Memorial Lecture 2023-24 (Lecture - I), Hindustan Times,27 April 2023

  • The alarm bell in Punjab, The Indian Express,23 March 2023

  • India is a reliable partner for the US,says Indian Ambassador to U.S., Babushahi,17 October 2022

  • 'Limited opportunities at home, Punjab's youth want to move abroad', The HT,17 October 2022

  • Can a party grow nationally on a populist plank?, The Hindu,25 March 2022

  • D for ..., The Week,20 March 2022

  • AAP poised to replace Congress and out-compete BJP,11 March 2022

  • Insight of Punjab Polls 2022 : Game for Spoilers and,14 February 2022

  • Punjabi Chona:Dang tapau siyasat di daldal, Punjabi Tribune Dastak,13 February 2022

  • The blurred Battle-Lines,
    The Indian Express,05 February 2022

  • The Choice for Punjab,02 December 2021

  • Rural–Urban Disparity in the Standard of Living across States of India (EPW),13 November 2021

  • The Politics of Injustice,
    The Indian Express,07 October 2021

  • Cong cracks and the old fissures of the Punjabi Suba, The Indian Express,27 September 2021

  • Conf. on "Road Safety & Socio-Economic Assessment of Nat'l Highways in Pb" ,27 August 2021

  • Ajit Punjabi,01 July 2021

  • The Indian Express
    Farmers so Far,23 June 2021


  • The Indian Express,
    With anger and a song,08 December 2020

    BACK TO THE BASICS,13 April 2020

  • 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

  • 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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