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The aim of CSRD & RS is to improve the quality of life of the rural folks by meeting their basic necessities without compromising the needs of the future generations, through participative planning and implementation.

Go to the People. Live among them. Learn from them. Serve them. Plan with them. Start with what they know. Build on what they have. And when the best leaders leave, the people will say, "We have done it ourselves." -Lao Tsu

The mission : To promote sustainable rural development through participative planning, capacity building , effective networking, research and innovative efforts.

The Centre for Sustainable Rural Development and Research Studies (CSRD&RS), was established on December 01, 2005 with the visionary support of our Chancellor Dr.G.Viswanathan. It was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, President of India. It provides effective services for the growth and development of the rural community through its various activities. It sees through the sustainable development and works among the socially-economically deprived and marginalized communities including children, youth, women, farmers in the community. It promotes the growth and development of the rural needy through various activities and projects.

Our Partners

  • District Planning Commission
  • Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Govt. of Tamil Nadu
  • Indian Bank Self Employment Training Institute (INDSETI)
  • MSME – Development Institute (MSME-DI), Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India
  • National Institute of Micro Small Medium Enterprises (ni-msme), Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India
  • Puthu Vazhvu Project
  • State Planning Commission
  • Tamilnadu State Rural Livelihood Mission
  • Tamilnadu Women Development Corporation

Where We Work

Vellore District

Tiruvannamalai District

Contact Us

Centre for Sustainable Rural Development and Research Studies (CSRD&RS)

Dr. Sundara Rajan C R, Professor i/c,