Background of CPIGD
The Centre for Political Institutions, Governance and Development (CPIGD)
came into existence in 2006 as a part of restructuring of the units. This Centre was
formerly known as Development Administration Unit, which was established in 1974 under the
leadership of Prof. Amal Ray and Prof. B.S. Bhargava. Since its inception, the Centre has
achieved many milestones by impressive publications of research projects (30), books (16),
working papers (12), articles (450) and award of Ph.Ds. (19).
Goals of the Centre
Issues concerning the study of social and economic
change from the political and governance perspective are the major focus of the
Centers research. In recent years, the centers perspective and research agenda
has been changed in the context of globalisation, democratic decentralisation (73rd
and 74th Constitutional Amendment and new political movements) and
technological revolution (information and communication technology). The thrust areas for
research, teaching, training and outreach are:
Perspectives, theories, philosophies, and
paradigms related to politics, governance and development.
Development Politics - State and Societal
relationships in historical, comparative and development perspective; Role of state,
market and civil society on governance and development.
Political and administrative institutions:
Democracy, political parties, pressure groups, executive, legislature, judiciary,
bureaucracy, and institutions of rural and urban governance. Political and administrative
reforms for good governance in the context of globalisation and technological revolution
(constitutional, electoral and administrative reforms).
Implications of globalisation on polity,
governance and labour - Trade Regimes, International Organisations and Development
Political and governance issues at the national
and sub-national level as well as at the sectoral and cutting edge level covering
agriculture, education, health, industry, irrigation, natural resources, power, welfare
and poverty, E-Governance, public and private partnership.
Issues pertaining to conflicts, communalism,
corruption, terrorism, fundamentalism, sub-nationalism, regionalism, inter-state disputes,
gender, ethics, poverty and environmental governance.