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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



Expression of Interest (EOI)/ Request for Proposal (RFP) for 'Training Impact Assessment
Survey' of NDLM


​Dear Vendor :

The Council for Social Development, invites quotations for Design, Layout, Proof reading and Digital printing of a Report in 6 languages within a time frame of  1 month.

​Please note :

1) No.of pages on the English Report is 63 + cover pages.
2) The last date for receipt of proposal  for the Design, Layout, Proof reading and Digital printing of the Report in 6 languages is within
May  27, 2016 5.00 p.m
Specifications are as follows:






Cost of translation and submission of the report in computerised format from English to





and Kannada

(total approx. 35000 words in English)


Design, layout, proof reading and printing

the report in six languages

6 Reports


Printing Specifications

Digital Printing of Report in 4 – color

Size – 8.26” x 11.69” (A4),

Page  – 4 (cover), 52 (inside)

Paper – Cover - 240 natural Evolution Ivory Paper, Inside pages- 130 GSM Imported Art Paper,

Binding – Perfect,

Matt finish Varnish on Cover

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Social Change September 2015


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Social Change December 2015


Condolence Message

The Council for Social Development held a memorial meeting on the 18th of February, 2016, to mourn the sad demise of Prof. Randhir Singh, an eminent Marxist scholar, a popular teacher and a fine humanist. Prof. Randhir Singh was not only a philosopher and teacher, but a man of action who would often be seen on the streets fighting for the rights of the people. His contribution to teachings, human rights practices and to the preparation of a group of young students and teachers would be remembered for ever. The Council also recollects the memory of Prof. Randhir Singh who gave Durgabai Deshmukh Memorial Lecture in 2008 on a very important subject: Indian Politics in the Age of Globalization. We in the Council place on record our deep sense of sorrow, and pray to God to give him peace in heaven.

23 February, 2016                                                                                      Ashok Pankaj
Social Development Forum






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  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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