Multidisciplinary undertakings bringing together theoretical and practical excellence to socially pressing and relevant concerns.
At the University, our research is focused on questions of India’s futures and is allied to our vision of a just, equitable, humane, and sustainable society. The emphasis of the Research Centre is on contributing to practice on the ground in India’s vast social sector, and high-quality academic scholarship in the areas of development, education, public policy, governance, sustainability, and equity.
The Research Centre facilitates research by all members of the Foundation. From the frontline work of the Foundation on the ground, we collate research to help our stakeholders understand the real issues in education. We bring together researchers from the University and outside to foster collaborative work. Our work is deeply rooted in the field, and we produce research in the form of scholarly articles to writing for the public, including books for children.
Our specialised Centres work on the most socially pressing and relevant concerns of India today. They are multidisciplinary undertakings and bring together theoretical and practical excellence. Our three Centres at present address questions that relate to climate change and sustainability, sustainable employment, and concerns of local democracy.
Centre for Sustainable Employment
Generating and supporting research in the areas of job creation, employment, and sustainable livelihoods.
Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability
Strengthening India’s response to the climate crisis
Centre for Local Democracy
Enriching local democracy initiatives through public participation