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 Recent Updated:18-01-2019

Hubli-Dharwad Ex-Mayor's visit to CMDR (2014)

Special Lecture  (4.12.2014)


Prof. Amit Bhaduri 

 Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and

Visiting  Research Professor, University of Goa


The Relation Between Economic Theory and Policy 

Founder’s Day Lecture



Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and

Visiting  Research Professor, University of Goa





Panel Discussion



Planning Commission on the Exit Mode: Some Reflections

30th September 2014 

Dr. Ashok M R Dalwai  IAS- Deputy Director General (UIDAI)-Bangalore (2014)

Panel Discussion



Chief Guest

Dr. Meena R. Chandawarkar

Vice – Chancellor, Karnataka State Women's University Bijapur

on - 18-07-2014


 Chief Guest


Co-opted Member, Committee on Management Accounting of

The Institute Of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi


Will deliver a Lecture on


Glimpses of the Literature on Regional Imbalances in Growth and Development

Public Lecture under Abdul Nazir Sab Panchayat Chair

By : Prof. Rajshekhar


Social Audit under MGNREGA : Lesson from Karnataka


In collaboration with different agencies, the institute had taken up various studies and associated with various programmes. To bring the major research findings to pubic domain, the Centre used to publish the entire project report and a part of it in the form of Monograph. To mention a few institutes who have joined hands with the center include Karnataka Historical Research Society (Dharwad), Birla Institute for Social Science Research (Calcutta), Fiscal Research Foundation (New Delhi), Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (New Delhi), Indian Economic Association Trust, University of Baroda, Sambalpur University, Utkal University, Foundation for Research in Health Systems (FRHS), (Bangalore), Foundation for Research in Community Health (FRCH), Mumbai/Pune, Osmania University, World Bank, R. W. Centre for Indological Research (Pune), Bombay University, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research(TIFR), etc. The international agencies which have sponsored studies at CMDR are UNESCO, Research in Tobacco Control(RITC), World Bank, ECAFE, ESCAP, UNICEF, Ford Foundation, International Development Research Centre (Canada ), Asian Network for Training and Research Institutions in Educational Planning (ANTRIEP), UNDP, WHO, South-Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), Kathmandu, Nepal and Department for International Development(DFID).

International Seminar on ‘Resource Costs of Morbidity and Undernutrition’, CMDR, 1996.

L to R : Late Shri. N. K. Kulkarni (Eminent writer), Dr. A. M. Pathan (Former Vice Chancellor, Karnataka University, Dharwad), Late Prof. M. S. Gore (Former Chairman, CMDR), Dr. Rohinton Medhora (the then Senior Specialist and Economist, Research Division IDRC, Canada)



International Programmes

The institute is recognized as a member of Asian Network for Training and Research Institutions in Educational Planning (ANTRIEP) under the initiative of International Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, UNESCO, Paris.

International Seminar on ‘Economics of Shifting
from Tobacco Cultivation’, CMDR, 2000.


Some of the distinguished scholars who participated in the seminar include Dr. Linda W. Brigden (Executive Director, RITC/IDRC, Canada), Dr. Jean Label (Senior Programme Specialist, IDRC, Canada) Dr. Roger Finan (Regional Director, IDRC, New Delhi), Dr. Babu Mathew (Prof and Head, Community Ontology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram)




Release of ‘Bulletin of Educational Data Bank -Volume I, Elementary Education, 2002-03’ in CMDR, 2003. [L to R: Prof. P R Panchamukhi (the then Director, CMDR), Sri. Bhaskar Chatterjee, IAS ( the then Member Secretary & Director General, ICSSR, New Delhi) and Late Dr. K R Madi (Member, Governing Council, CMDR)] .

Environment And Resource Management

The Centre was recognized by the World Bank as one of the nodal institutions for undertaking research studies and conducting training Programmes in environmental economics. The Centre has undertaken research studies on some of the major issues relating to Resource and Environmental Management for valuation and pricing of Natural Resources, Intergenerational Equity, and Trade and Environment.
Impact Evaluation of Conversion from Intermittent to Continuous Water Supply in Hubli-Dharwad, India
(In collaboration with University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Discussion with Mayor HDMC on 24 X 7 Water Supply Project (2012)
Intesive training of field investigators for undertaking household survey in Hubli-Dharwad (2011)

Economic Reforms and the Evolution of Productivity in Indian Manufacturing Firms

(Sponsored by  Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom )

Participants of the Workshop on Manufacturing Productivity organised by  IIT,  Bombay, CMDR, Dharwad and University of Manchester, UK on March 17  -  19, 2011 at IIT, Bombay

Panel Discussion on "Economic Reforms and Manufacturing Performance : The Way Forward", organised by  IIT, Bombay, CMDR, Dharwad and University of Manchester, UK on March 17  -  19, 2011 at IIT  Bombay
Panelists were (From the left) Dr. Atindra Sen (Director General BCCI), Dr. Subir Gokarn (Deputy Governor RBI), Prof. Pulapre Balakrishnan (Director, CDS, Trivandrum) and Prof. Rajendra Vaidya (IGIDR Bombay) 

Three Day Training Programme to Mansoor village Gram Panchayat Members & Members of village citizen Forum (28th Dec to 30th Dec 2015)

Karnataka University, Dharwad in collaboration with CMDR, Dharwad


Samuel Rosen Berg (Economic \ Political Officer, U.S. Consulate, Chennai)

Teachers Day Lecture on - (25-11-2015)

Linking Health, Nutrition and Education : Lesson for the Future (By Prof. Shreelata Rao Seshadri)

Felicitation to Dr. Prakash Bhat (Rajyotsava Award Winner) 


Exchange of MOU between Karnataka University Dharwad & Centre for Multi-disciplinary Development Research (CMDR), Dharwad

MOU Recognises CMDR as a Ph.D Centre in Social Sciences by Karnataka University Dharwad (17-11-2015)

Research Methodology Course for Ph.D Students in Social Science (16th Nov to 25th Nov 2015)

Gram Panchayat Training Programme (4th Nov to 6th Nov 2015)


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in  CMDR office (Every IInd and IVth Friday)

Panel Discussion on – (16-09-2015)


Inter State Water Sharing  : Cauldron of River Mahadayi


Founder Day Lecture on – (24.08.2015)

Ancient India Wisdom and Holistic Development (By Prof. V. R. Panchamukhi)

Panel Discussion on – (17-08-2015)


Suicidal Tendencies among Farmers : In Search of Sustainable Farming

A Two Day Seminar on

Tribal Development in Karnataka : Issues And Challenges


26th – 27th March 2015

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