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 Recent Updated:13-09-2021

Public Lecture on - Contribution of Shri Abdul Nazi Sab in Strengthening Panchayat Raj Institution in Karnataka – 19-12-2018

Teachers' Day Lecture Series - by Prof. M. A. Kalam (05 September 2018)

Panel Discussion On - Farmers’ Loan Waiver Scheme: Are we Caught Up in a Quagmire? (24-08-2018)

Induction Ceremony for the Ph.D Students of CMDR (Economics) is scheduled on 9th August 2018

Panel Discussion on ToR’s of XV FINANCE COMMISSION Organized Under Dr. D. M. Nanjundappa Chair (on 31st July 2018)

As part of Social Science Lecture Series, Prof. R.R.Biradar, Professor & Chairman, Department of Economics, Karnatak University, Dharwad will be delivering lecture on "Welfare Implications and Impact of Rural Non-farm Sector in Karnataka:  A Study in Two Different Agro-climatic Zones” on 12th July 2018

 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated in CMDR Premises 

Inaugural function of Research Methodology Course (5th March 2018 to 12th March 2018)

Endowment Lecture in Honour of Professor Gopal K. Kadekodi (By Prof. Kaliappa Kalirajan, Professor of Economics, Crawford School,  Australian National University) on 1st March 2018

Panel Discussion on Union Budget 2018-19 (16th Feb 2018)

Founder's Day Lecture (Vidyaratna Shri. R. S. Panchamukhi) by Prof. R. K. Mutatkar


(13 and 14 November 2017)

Panel Discussion on Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya : Synergetic Approach of Ayush and Allopathy

Teachers' Day Lecture Series - by Prof. James Mayall (07 August 2017)



Flag Hosting Ceremony in CMDR Premises  (15th August 2017)

Workshop  on Crop insurgence in Karnataka - Solutions for A Challenged Sector (14th August 2017)

Founder Day Lecture on – (1st January 2017Small & Medium Enterprise Development in India : Retrospect and Prospects  (Dr. M. H. Bala Subrahmanya)

Inaugural function of National Seminar on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) - (31st January 2017 to 1st February 2017)

Workshop on De-notified, Nomadic Tribes (DNT) - 10 - 11 January 2017

Special Lecture(Goods and Service Tax- GST) by Prof. M. Govinda Rao (8th December 2016)

CMDR Monograph Releasing Ceremony (Relating to Mahadai River distribution issue) at Naragund on 17-10-2016

 Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat, Chairman ICSSR, New Delhi, visited CMDR on 04th October 2016.

Inaugural function of National Seminar on Goal of Balanced Regional Development (20th September 2016)

Teachers' Day Lecture Series - by Prof. G. N. Devi (07 September 2016)



 Shri. Bharatlal Meena, Principal Secretary Higher Education, Govt of Karnataka visited CMDR on 28th August 2016.

Tree Plantation and Environment Awareness Programme at Mugad Village - 18th July 2016

Dr. Vijayakumar L., Chairman, Special Taskforce, Govt of India visited CMDR on 9th July 2016.

Signing of MoU between CMR University Bangalore and CMDR Dharwad

One Day Workshop on Demand for Crop Insurance (19th May 2016 )

National Seminar on


On the Auspicious Occasion of 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar


21-22 April 2016

Orientation Programme for Research Scholars & Faculty Members (15th March to 18th March 2016)

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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