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Project No.

Project Title, Sponsoring Agency and sanctioned budget

Coordi-nator/s

CDD/42

Decentralisation and Delivery of Public Services

Sponsors: Oxford University Press and London School of Economics (New Study proposed as part of Oxford-LSE Project)

Prof. D.Rajasekhar

Dr. R. Manjula

CESP/147

Peri-Urban Regions of Bangalore:  Changing Structure of Economic, Social and Financial Paradigms

Sponsor:  International Centre for Development and Decent Work, Kassel University, Germany

(DAAD funded)

Prof. Meenakshi Rajeev

CHRD/76

Promoting Leadership Skills among the Children in Government Schools: Impact of Young Instructor Leaders Program, Agastya Foundation

Sponsor: Agastya International Foundation

Dr. Indrajit Bairagya,

Dr. S. Manasi and Dr. Channamma Kambara

PRC/161

Functioning of SNCUs in Selected Districts of Karnataka

Sponsor:  Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GoI

Dr. T.S. Syamala

Dr. P. Prabhuswamy and Dr. N. Kavitha

CHRD/ORP

Induction Training Programme in Social Sciences for Colleges Teachers from Kerala

Sponsor: Dept. of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Keala

Dr. M. Lingaraju &

Prof. Jose Chathu-kulam

 

Projects On-going

Project No.

Project Title

Coordinator/s

ADRTC/156

Agricultural Indicators

Dr. A.V. Manjunatha

ADRTC/158

Outlook on Agriculture

 

Prof Parmod Kumar

 

ADRTC/173

Information, Market Creation and Agricultural Growth

Prof Parmod Kumar

ADRTC/183

Preparing Road Map to Enhance Farmers Income and Welfare in Karnataka

PI: Prof. M.G. Chandrakanth & Dr. A.V. Manjunatha,

Co-PIs: Dr. I.Maruthi, Dr.K.B. Ramappa,

Prof.Krishnaraj, Dr.M. Bala-subramanian & Dr.Channamma Kambara,

ADRTC/185

A Comprehensive Study of the Issues of Coconut Production in Karnataka

Dr. I. Maruthi

ADRTC/186

Price Volatility and major issues in demand and Supply Management of Onion in India

Dr. A.V.Manjunatha

Co-PI: Dr. I. Maruthi

 

ADRTC/187

One Decade  of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA: Participatory Assessment and Way Forward

Dr. I. Maruthi

ADRTC/ORP/ 04

Evaluation of Global Food Chains concerning Sustainability: Development of a Methodology and Case Studies of Indian Products with Swiss Target Market

Prof. Parmod Kumar,

Dr. A.V. Manjunatha and Dr. Mohin Shariff (UAS-B)

ADRTC/ORP/

05

Impact Assessment and Evaluation of Fodder Seed Production and State Activities under National Dairy Plan-I, Karnataka State

Dr. A.V. Manjunatha

ADRTC/191

Alternate Arrangements of Farm Land in India – An Analysis of Institutions and Governance

 

Dr. A.V.Manjunatha

& Prof. M.G. Chandrakanth

CDD/21

Improving Institutions for Pro-Poor Growth

 

Prof D Rajasekhar

CDD/37

Increasing Enrolment and Savings in a Long-term Pension Savings Product

Prof. D. Rajasekhar

CDD/40

Financial Inclusion and Old age Income Security through Contributory Pension Schemes for Unorganized Workers

Prof. D. Rajasekhar

CEENR/80

Conservation of Agro-biodiversity and Ecosystem Management: A Study in Indian Agro-Climatic Sub-zones

Prof Sunil Nautiyal

CEENR/84

Integrating Air and Space-borne Spectroscopy and Laser Scanning to Assess Structural and Functional Characteristics of Crops and Field Margin Vegetation

Dr. Sunil Nautiyal

Co-PI: Dr. Meenakshi Rajeev

CEENR/85

Ecosystem Services and Human Wellbeing: Application of Sen’s Capability Approach

Dr. M. Bala-subramanian

CEENR/86

Exploring Wild Edibles of the Male Mahadeshwara Betta (MM Hills) and their potential for the socio-economic development of local people

Prof. Sunil Nautiyal

 

CEENR/87

An Economic Value of Forest Resources: A Case Study of Nine Districts in Karnataka

Dr. M. Balasubra-manian

CEENR/88

Climate Change, Dynamics of Shifting Agriculture and Livelihood Vulnerability in the North Eastern Region of India

PI: Dr. Nirajan Roy, Assam University, Silchar

Co-PI: Prof. Sunil Nautiyal

CEENR/89

Documentation of People’s Bio-diversity Registers (PBRs) in Five Districts of Karnataka

 

Prof. Sunil Nautiyal, Dr. M. Bala-subramanian and Prof. M.G. Chandrakanth

CESP/RBI/

128

Interest Subvention in Agriculture Credit: Does it serve the Purpose?

Prof Meenakshi Rajeev and Ms B P Vani

CESP/129

Food Distribution in Emerging Markets: The Case of Indian Seafood

(Traders in Food Value Chain)

Prof Meenakshi Rajeev

CESP/136

Deciphering Caste Discrimination in Indian Urban Labour Market: Estimating Wage and Employment Discrimination

Prof.S Madheswaran

Ms B P Vani

CESP/137

Crop Insurance in Karnataka

 

Prof. Meenakshi Rajeev

Prof. Parmod Kumar

CESP/139

Estimating the Potential Value of Eco-tourism and other Cultural Services of Forest Ecosystems in Uttarakhand

Prof. S.Madheswaran, Ms. B.P.Vani and Prof. M.G. Chandrakanth

CESP/142

Scaling up Apprenticeship Programme in Karnataka: Policy and Strategy Suggestions

Dr. K. Gayithri

Team: Dr. Malini Tantri

Prof. D.Rajasekhar

CESP/143

Financial flows in the rural-urban interface of Bengaluru – Access to credit and its impacts

Prof. Meenakshi Rajeev

CESP/144

MGNREGA Evaluation: Workers’ Perspective and Issues in Implementation

Ms B.P. Vani and

Prof. S.Madheswaran

CESP/146

Karnataka State Finances: An Evaluation

 

Prof. K. Gayithri

Co-PI: Prof. M.G. Chandrakanth

CESP/ORP/

02

Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) – Baseline Survey, 2018

 

Prof. S. Madheswaran

Ms. B.P. Vani

CHRD/75

Inequality in Quality of Primary Education: An Analysis Across Regions, Gender and Social Groups

Dr. Indrajit Bairagya

CPIGD/55

India’s Changing Cityscapes: Work, Migration  and Livelihoods

Prof. Supriya RoyChowdhury & Prof. Carol Upadhya, NIAS

Ms. B.P. Vani

CPIGD/56

Urban Governance and Local Democracy in Tamil Nadu and Kerala

 

Dr. V.Anil Kumar

CRUA/08

Enabling Environment for Women Employees: With Reference to Organisations in Bengaluru

Dr. Channamma Kambara

CRUA/09

Performance Audit on Management of Waste Water and Sanitary Installations (Toilets) in Bengaluru Metropolitan Area

Dr. S. Manasi &

Dr. Channamma Kambara

CSSCD/ISEC/

60

Gram Panchayats in Karnataka: Reservation and Participation of Representatives

 

Dr Anand Inbanathan

CSSCD/

ISEC/64

North-East Migrants in Bangalore: Employability Issues, Challenges and Prospects

Dr. Marchang Reimeingam

CSSCD/66

Tuberculosis & the Social Construction of Women’s Employability: A Study of Women with History/ Symptoms of Tuberculosis in Bangalore City

Dr. Sobin George

Co-PI: Dr. T.S. Syamala

PRC/ORP/05

PIP Monitoring in three districts of Karnataka, three districts of Andhra Pradesh, four districts of Tamil Nadu and two districts of Telangana

All PRC Staff

PRC/156

Need for Care Among Older Persons in Karnataka

Dr. Lekha Subaiya &

Dr. T.S. Syamala

PRC/157

Quality of HMIS: A Critical Analysis of Data Reported by the Public Health Facilities in Karnataka

Prof. C.M. Lakshmana

PRC/158

Incidence and Determinants of Hysterectomy in India

Dr. T.S. Syamala

PRC/159

Skewed Sex Ratios and Cross Border Marriages in Tamil Nadu:  Issues and Concerns

Dr. Lekha Subaiya &

Dr. T.S. Syamala

PRC/160

Knowledge and Utilisation of Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram for Institutional Deliveries in the Public Health Institutions: A study in Chamarajanagara District of Karnataka

Prof.C.M. Lakshmana

 

Draft Reports Submitted

Project No.

Project Title

Coordinator/s

CSSCD/62

Kudubi Community in Karnataka: An Ethnographic Study

Prof. Manohar Yadav

ADRTC/161

Impact Evaluation Study of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) in India

Prof Parmod Kumar Dr A V Manjunatha,

Dr.K.B.Ramappa, 
Dr. Elumalai Kannan, Dr. M.J. Bhende, Dr. Komol Singha

ADRTC/174

Research Journals in Social Sciences

 

Dr A V Manjunatha Co-PI: Mr.B B Chand

ADRTC/179

Conducting Indepth Study on Contract Farming: Land Leasing and Land Sharing Company

Prof. Parmod Kumar and Dr. A.V. Manjunatha

ADRTC/181

Impact Evaluation Study of National Horticulture Mission (NHM) and Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States (HMNEH)

Dr. A.V. Manjunatha, Dr. K.B. Ramappa,

Dr. I. Maruthi,

Prof. Parmod Kumar

ADRTC/184

Impact Evaluation Study of VARUNA MITRA Services on Agriculture

Dr. A.V. Manjunatha

ADRTC/189

Impact of Soil Health Scheme on Production, Productivity of Soil Health in India

Dr. K.B. Ramappa

Dr.A.V.Manjunatha

CPIGD/50

Work and Workers in the New Service Economy

Prof Supriya RoyChowdhury &

Ms B P Vani

 

 

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