• Undertaking research work on Rural Development, Women and Child Development, Women Empowerment, Rural Health, Agriculture, Impact assessment of various Government sponsored programmes in social sector.
  • Centre is publishing research papers as Working papers. Research work is undertake in collaboration with university faculty, research scholars, faculties of other universities etc.
  • Centre regularly publishing edited book. Papers are mainly on social sector.
  • Conducting Research Methodology Workshop in Social Sciences [twice in a year].
  • Organizing Annual National Seminar.
  • Organizing Special Lectures of eminent persons on current Issues.
  • Undertaking sponsored Research Project supported by other agencies.
  • Participating in seminars, workshop and presentation of research work in different platform by our researcher.
  • Collection of primary data regarding various programmes of Government.
  • Networking with various institutions and organization for research work.
  • Active participation in the meetings organized by the NITI AAYOG, Govt. of India.
  • The Centre started a programme named “Swabalamban” [Earning while Learning] to help students in getting work experience and hands on training while studying.
  • Capacity building of students and staff on Cashless transaction.
  • Capacity building on use of various applications for cashless transactions.
Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay
Professor Debasis Bhattacharya

Chair Professor, A.K.Dasgupta Centre for Planning and Development

Professor Arjun Sengupta and Dr. I.G.Patel, the then Economic Advisors to the Government of India were instrumental and the main architect in establishing a unit of the erstwhile Planning Commission in Visva-Bharati to undertake research and supply inputs to the erstwhile Planning Commission in 1995.. The eminent economists of India reached a consensus to the proposal of Professor Arjun Sengupta that this Unit would be named after Professor A.K.Dasgupta.

  • To continue the research work as per areas identified by the NITI Aayog
  • To uptake any assignment as suggested/ given by the NITI Aayog
  • Research and dissemination of knowledge created should be main thrust of the Centre.