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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






Social Development Forum (Publication) 

Innovation in India's Informal Economy



The Social Development Forum in association with the Institute of Chinese Studies invites you to a talk on Health and Health Care in BRICS Cities: Ideas for Collaborative Research by Professor Victor Rodwin of New York University at 3 P.M. on May 9, 2015, at Durgabai Deshmukh Memorial Lecture Hall, Council for Social Development (53, Lodi Estate, New Delhi).




  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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