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Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata

Institute of Development Studies Kolkata
TypeAutonomous, centre of excellence in social sciences
Established2002
AffiliationUniversity of Calcutta
PresidentSabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury
DirectorIndrani Chakraborty
Location
DD Block, Sector 1, Bidhannagar, West Bengal, India

22°35′24″N 88°24′38″E / 22.589950°N 88.410478°E / 22.589950; 88.410478
Campusurban
Websiteidsk.edu.in
Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata is located in Kolkata
Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata
Location in Kolkata
Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata is located in India
Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata
Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata (India)

The Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK) is an autonomous research institute dedicated for development studies and related subfields in Bidhannagar, West Bengal, India. Established in 2002 as a centre of excellence in social sciences, the institute is funded by the Government of West Bengal and recognised by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).[1]

History

The IDSK was set up in 2002 by the Government of West Bengal as an autonomous centre of excellence in social sciences. Economist Amiya Kumar Bagchi was appointed as its Founder Director; he was later bestowed with the designation of Emeritus Professor of Economics at the institute.[2]

The multidisciplinary MPhil in Development Studies course at the institute was introduced in 2006, while the PhD in Development Studies course started in 2016, both under the auspices of the University of Calcutta.[3]

In 2014, IDSK was recognised by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) under the 'New Category of ICSSR Recognized Institutes'.[4]

Collaborations

IDSK has collaborated with the following institutions:[1]

Scholars like Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz have been associated with the institute.[1]

Departments

IDSK has 6 departments:[6]

  • Department of Development Studies
  • Department of Regional Development
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of History
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  • University Library

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "About Us". IDSK. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Governing Council". IDSK. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  3. ^ "MPhil Prospectus 2020" (PDF). IDSK. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Annual Report 2018-19" (PDF). IDSK. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  5. ^ "RTCHDS". IDSK. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Departments - IDSK". ResearchGate. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
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