INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT, KERALA
& Organisational Structure
Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Kerala is an autonomous
institution formed under Rural Development Department, Government
of Kerala and registered under the Travancore Cochin Literary,
Scientific and Charitable Societies Act 1955.
SIRD policy is formulated and determined by a board of Governors
under the Chairmanship of the Hon'ble Minister for Rural Development,
Government of Kerala. The Board of Governors is vested with
the powers necessary for the superintendence and management of
the Institute in accordance with the rules framed for the purpose. Present
structure of the body is as follows:
for Rural Development, Kerala)
Secretary, LSG (RD) Department, Government of Kerala)
to Government, Finance Department
of Ministry of RD, Government of India
for Rural Development
Management and administration of SIRD is vested with an Executive
Committee headed by the Principal Secretary, Rural Development
secretary, Local Self Government (RD) Department
for Principal Secretary to Director
Development Government SIRD
day to day Academic and Administrative Activities are steered
by the Director an officer is the rank of Additional Development
Commissioner, Rural Development Department assisted by a Secretary,
in the rank of Deputy Development Commissioner and an Office Manager
with supporting staff.
training on multi-faceted disciplines namely Rural Development,
Panchayati Raj, Human Resources Development, Poverty Alleviation,
Women Empowerment, Watershed Development, Decentralized Planning,
Consumer Protection, Human rights etc. to officials, Peoples representatives
NGOs and PRI personel. Besides, SIRD imparts Computer Training
to RD officials.
Institute of Rural Development undertakes research and Project
evolve ideas and concepts appropriate for rural development activities
and to formulate policy alternatives.
bring about development in the sphere of appropriate technology
for strengthening the qualitative aspects of the production of
create an awareness of the potentialities of modern management
service as a major instrument for rural development.
take up such other programmers incidental to rural development
as may be found necessary from time to time
training institute for the RD Department, Government of Kerala.
and supervises the delivery of various Rural-training Institutes
under RD Development
research and consultancy assignments with social orientation and
a linkage with national and international organisations including
UNICEF, UNDP, NIRD etc in research, training and consultancy
advisory functions for streamlining RD Programmers by organising
policy, research and studies.
is located in a calm, serene, surroundings in the vicinity of
ETC Campus at Kottarakara. The campus is about 5 KMs away
from KSRTC bus station, Kottarkara along the Kottaraka-Oyoor Road
in Kollam District of Kerala.
Kerala is the state's apex body undertaking multifaceted disciplines
which truly reflect the commitment of the Institute to the changing
social, financial, administrative and environmental output requirements. Adequate
focus has also been given to our traditional thrust areas like
Decentralised Planning, Women Empowerment, Panchayati Raj etc.
SIRD, Kerala, has close linkages with the National Institute of
Rural Development, Hyderabad, MANAGE, Hyderabad, UNICEF, SIRDs
of other states, CAPART etc.
SIRD has a faculty of well experienced experts in the fields like
Public Administration, Rural Economics, Sociology, Rural Development
and Management. In addition to the core faculty, the institution
draws support form experts of Government departments and educational
this time, SIRD completed seventeen research works and five research/Project
works are going on now.
Accadamic committee with thirteen eminent personalities constituted
to SIRD to look into the training and research activities
of the Institute.
SIRD Library has a 3800 volumes of valuable books on rural development,
poverty alleviation, decentralised planning, women development,
management, entrepreneurship development etc. The Library
subscribes to more than 24 periodicals and five popular magazines
on Rural Development. The Library offers its services to
researchers, SIRD trainees and other students and research
scholars form various colleges and Universities who are doing
studies on the different areas of rural development.
room & Hostel
Institute has the facility to conduct 4 Nos. of trainings simultaneously
in the 4 well-equipped classroom including one AC room for video
conferencing. It has a hostel building which can accommodate
50 trainees at a time. Government of India has sanctioned
found for construction of another hostel block. The construction
of the new hostel block will be started on.
introduced training programmes in Computer Applications for Government
officials during 2001-02. The programmes are (1) a basic
introductory training programme for two weeks and (ii) a refresher
for four days.
publishes a bi-monthly periodical, the SIRD Newsletter in Malayalam. It
contains articles on RD, success stories, in-house news, state-wise
development, reports etc. Apart from the newsletter, SIRD
regularly publishes the findings of research works taken up by
Kerala is one of the few institutions where Government of India
have installed video-conference facility. The objective of
this facility is to widen the reach and coverage of training. Faculties
of NIRD, MANAGE etc. regularly use this medium to address the
participants of this Institute.
Institute of Rural Development
0474 – 2454618