Welcome to Chaudhry Ranbir Singh Institute of Social and Economic Change
Chaudhry Ranbir Singh Institute of Social and Economic Change is a constituent establishment of the Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. It is an independent advanced research centre to carry out basic, grass-root level research on the socio-economic issues specific to the State of Haryana and also those confronting the country as a whole. In the process of undertaking its defined research activities, aims at providing useful inputs for policy formulations and their execution, besides acting as a nucleus of training programmes for Government, Non- Government, NGO officials and other manpower.
The Institute carry out quality research and evaluation studies, including field based research studies, on priority themes such as education, health, gender, adolescents, child labour, declining in sex ratio, aging and old age problems, women’s empowerment, poverty issues, problems of dalits, social exclusion, environment and rural development, life, work and philosophy of social thinkers, reformers, and educationists, including those in whose names research chairs have been instituted in/ by the University. Institute also evaluates the working and performance of centrally-sponsored schemes, particularly in respect of the benefits of these schemes percolating to targeted group/sections of the society.
Institute identifies the training needs of the lower and the middle level personnel working at the district-level Panchayati Raj Institutions and those working in the various other development departments of the State. The institute designs need-based training modules for them, and execute the same strictly as per user requirements. It is proposed to impart Certificate / diploma / degree courses on issues related to socio-economic change and human development.
Institute serves as an effective forum for interaction among eminent scholars drawn as visiting faculty and/ or as scholars-in-residence and adjunct faculties programmes for carrying out specific-purpose project-based research and to deliver lectures, conduct research, and promote extension activities. It organizes and hold seminars and symposia, conferences, workshops, and extension lectures in areas of larger social, cultural and economic concerns with a view to generate ideas for bringing about desirable social change compatible with fast changing socio- economic scenario at both local as well as national levels.
Chaudhry Ranbir Singh: A Gandhian and India's Freedom Fighter (26 November 1914 - 01 February 2009)
A Gandhian, Chaudhry Ranbir Singh was born in a peasant's family on Nov 26, 1914, at Sanghi, a small village in Rohtak district of Haryana. He had joined the Gandhian army in 1930s to contribute towards India's freedom struggle. He was known for his participation in India's freedom struggle and later as a parliamentarian and administrator. He was first arrested in 1941 for participating in a Satyagraha movement. He was put behind the bars several times during India's freedom struggle. The Indian National Congress sent him to the Constituent Assembly in July 1947, largely owing to his contribution to the freedom movement. He worked actively in the framing of the Indian Constitution and voiced the concerns of workers and peasants. Chaudhry Ranbir Singh remained a member of the Constituent Assembly, Provisional Parliament, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Punjab and Haryana Assemblies. His notable contribution included the role he played in development of Bhakra Nangal Power project as the then Irrigation Minister of joint Punjab. He decided to retire from active politics at the age of 64 years in order to dedicate his life for the service of the freedom fighters and social work. He had been the President of Freedom Fighters Association of India. Throughout his life, he followed the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, who propagated the message that true Swaraj could be established only by serving the villages and their residents. The last surviving member of the Constituent Assembly of India, Chaudhry Ranbir Singh, had taken his last breath at his residence in Rohtak town of Haryana on February 1, 2009.
Guidelines for Research Project Proposals in CRSIS&EC
Ongoing Minor Research Projects
Various Photos of Chaudhry Ranbir Singh
VisionUndertake field research at the grassroots level on the festering socio-economic and other related issues confronting the country as a whole in general and the state of Haryana in particular.
Guide and assist, especially through its field based quality research findings, the planners and policy makers to overcome the social and cultural impediments to change and to achieve a faster pace of socio-economic development. Provide critical inputs for formulating strategies and programmes to complement and supplement governmental initiatives aimed at bringing about social change compatible with the improving standards of living.
Aims and ObjectiveInitiate, promote, formulate, and conduct research on various socio-economic issues, in their specific and general perspectives, as may be confronting the development goals set for the society as a whole and / or for any specific section thereof. Work as a platform for undertaking inter-disciplinary research, both at micro and macro levels that may be expected to yield useful results for policy formulations and their implementation.
Organize and hold seminars and symposia, conferences, workshops, and extension lectures in areas of larger social, cultural and economic concerns with a view to generate ideas for bringing about desirable social change compatible with fast changing socio- economic scenario at both local as well as national levels.
Provide decision-making inputs to state and central government departments for planning and execution of development schemes for the larger benefits of different strata of society, as also to evaluate the performance thereof. Carry out mapping of natural, human and intuitional resources to prepare optimal working plans and strategies for sustainable social and economic transformation. Undertake specific task-oriented research directed to the relatively deprived sections of the society, including gender-related issues and other problems of wider social concern. Evaluate the working and performance of centrally-sponsored schemes, particularly in respect of the benefits of these schemes percolating to targeted group/sections of the society.
Publish awareness material, bring out research journal(s) and carry out documentation of research studies in order to disseminate knowledge as a tool of social and economic change compatible with the wellbeing of the masses. Serve as an effective forum for interaction among eminent scholars to be drawn as visiting faculty and/ or as scholars-in-residence for carrying out specific-purpose project-based research and to deliver lectures, conduct research, and promote extension activities.
Promote and conduct quality, research on the life, work and philosophy of social thinkers, reformers, and educationists, including those in whose names research chairs have been instituted in / by the University. The Institute is housed in a three story building named “Swaraj Sadan”, which is located in the Maharshi Dayanand University Campus at Rohtak (Haryana). The Foundation Stone of the Institute was laid down by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble Finance Minister, Govt. of India on February 04, 2010 and Inaugurated by Smt. Meira Kumar, Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha on January 30, 2013. The building is fully air-conditioned. It consists of a well-built Seminar hall with the facility of Audio and Visual System for delivering lectures and presentations. Seminar hall can accommodate approximately 160 people. In addition it has a Committee Room with Audio System. A library with large reading hall is located on the 2nd floor. A Cafeteria is available on the ground floor.
The institute has sanctioned permanent staff of 7 members, headed by the Director. Besides regular staff, institute provides employment opportunities to the researchers on project basis in various research projects undertaken by the institute. In addition, eight Social Chair offices are also housed in the building. Under this programme the senior professionals promote and conduct quality research on the life, work and philosophy of social thinkers, reformers and educationists, including those in whose names research chairs have been instituted in / by the University.