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The Council for Social Development came into existence in the year 1962 as an informal study group of social workers and social scientists having a common interest in working towards a just social order in India. Between 1963 and 1969, a number of consultations and seminars on pressing social and developmental issues were organised by this group of eminent scholars under the leadership of Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh, the eminent sociologist and social worker... Read more




  • Release of Building a Just World, Essays in Honour of Muchkund Dubey at Rashtrapati Bhavan 

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee receives the first copy of Building a Just World, Essays in Honour of Muchkund Dubey, in Rashtrapati Bhavan on September 21, 2015. The first copy was presented by eminent cultural historian Shrimati Kapila Vatsyaynan who formally released the book. Click Here

  • The Social Development Forum of Council for Social Development in association with the Institute of Chinese Studies organised lecture by Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India. Dr Subramaniam spoke on Dealing with the Rise of China: What Should the World and India Do? Date and Time: August 31, 2015, 5.00-7.15 pm. Venue: August 31, 2015 Seminar Hall 1&2, Kamala Devi Block, India International Centre, New Delhi.

  • Programme of the Meeting with the Delegation from Mauritius Day: Tuesday Date: 22 -09-2015 Time: 3.00 PM at DDML Hall



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  1. Multiple Crises in the Indian Economy Challenges for the NDA Government Click here to download
  2. A Citizens' Agenda for Change     Click here to download
  3. International Summit on Empowering of Rural Women  Photos
  4. Special Initiatives by India, China and Russia in the World Order (CSD, New Delhi)
  5. Status of Higher Education (CSD, New Delhi)



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