K.N. Raj Training and Fellowship Program
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K.N. Raj Training and Fellowship Program

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Centre for Development Studies
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Candidates from the participants of the training program

Centre for Development Studies provides K.N. Raj Training and Fellowship Program  to improve the curriculum and teaching of Economics in Colleges and University Departments across India, especially Kerala.

Professor K.N. Raj, the founding father of CDS, was a builder of institutions and a visionary who strived to improve the quality of teaching and research in economics in Kerala and elsewhere in the country. In order to commemorate his life and contributions to the larger community, CDS is privileged to have launched a series of fellowship and training schemes on the basis of a generous grant made available to it by the Kerala State Government.

Under this scheme eligible candidates from the participants of the training program can apply for the K.N. Raj Teaching Grant Fellowship. The fellowship is for candidates to visit the Centre to prepare teaching materials on a specific topic

Course Structure and Program

The course would consist of taught sessions and interactive workshops on specific topics. Four broad topics would be covered during the course, Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Econometrics and Issues in Indian Economy. Each topic would be covered in a five-day week with two lecture sessions in the morning and workshops in the afternoon. Lectures are intended to refresh fundamentals of the specific topics, while workshops would be interactive sessions consisting of mock lectures by participants, aimed at improving the teaching skills of the participants.

The course is conducted under the K.N. Raj Training and Fellowship program.

Number of Participants : Maximum number of participants for the program will be 20.


 There would be no course fee. Double occupancy accommodation would be provided at CDS along with three meals during the program, the cost of which would be borne by CDS through the fellowship program. CDS would also provide course ware, access to Library and computing facility through the fellowship program. All other expenses, including travel cost, will have to borne by the selected candidates.

The fellowship will consist of a travel grant from the place of residence to CDS, Trivandrum and back, rent-free accommodation and boarding at CDS guest house/hostel for a period of thirty days and a grant of up to Rs.10,000 for purchasing textbooks and other teaching research materials. The awardee will also be provided with a grant of up to Rs. 35,000/- for purchasing a Laptop computer. At the end of the award period, the awardee is expected to produce teaching resources such as lecture notes. During the term of the fellowship the awardee will have access to both library and computing resources at the Centre and, if she or he so chooses, may be mentored by one of the CDS faculty. Further, subject to availability, the awardees will also be provided with office space.

Selection procedure

Selection would be on the basis of their performance in the Training program.

How to apply

The application form can be downloaded from CDS website (http://www.cds.edu). The candidate’s qualification and experience will be the main criteria for selection.

Completed forms should be sent to the following address either by post (superscribe K N Raj Training & Fellowship Programme on envelop) or as scanned attachments by email on or before last date of application.

Mr. Emmanuel T.J
Centre for Development Studies,
Prasanth Nagar Road, Ulloor, Trivandrum – 695011


Centre for Development Studies,
Prasanth Nagar Road, Ulloor, Trivandrum – 695011
Tel: 2448881 (Extn.256), 2774256
Email: Contact Now
Website: www.cds.edu

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