The SDS was created to serve as a bridge between cutting-edge research on issues of development, and the burgeoning network of civil society organizations and development agencies (including governmental, CSR, and multilateral agencies) functioning in India and abroad.

The School of Development Studies (SDS) seeks to engage with dynamic realities to deepen the understanding of the issues.

600+ Professionals Trained each year

300+ Trainings days invested in a year

The School of Development Studies seeks to address the challenges of sustainable development in the face of persisting poverty in specific geographies, widening inequalities, new dynamics and interdependencies between ‘rural’ and ‘urban’, political and xenophobic conflict, and irreversible climate change. Of special focus for the School are the challenges of understanding the dynamics unleashed by India’s adoption of policies of economic liberalization, macro shifts associated with the advent of globalization that have resulted in multiple disruptions wherein substantive meaning of democracy, good governance, political freedom, pluralism and humanism remain fiercely contested subjects in today's world.

Within the IIHMR University the School of Development Studies is committed to develop a robust culture of inter disciplinary reflection and inquiry by engaging with multiple disciplines, their exclusivities and overlaps in constituting the complex field of ‘development’.

Through its research and teaching activities, the SDS seeks to engage with dynamic realities to deepen the understanding of these issues, and develop grounded and meaningful responses for better policy formulation and effective program delivery to foster the health and well-being of humanity at large.

Capabilities

  • Design and Conduct Management Training for Health Sector
  • Networking and Institutional Capacity Development
  • Management Research, Education and Training
  • Project Management and interventions
  • Economic and Financial Analysis
  • Operations Research and Evaluation Study
  • Survey Research
  • Health Sector Reforms
  • Social Assessment
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quality Assurance

Message from the Dean (School of Development Studies)

Our program at the School of Development Studies (SDS) is uniquely structured to put you on the path to leadership. The school engages with the pressing challenges of achieving sustainable development in the face of persisting poverty in specific geographies, widening inequalities, new dynamics and interdependencies between ‘rural’ and ‘urban,’ political and xenophobic conflict, growing pernicious sway of consumerism, degrading natural resource base, and irreversible climate change.


Rahul Ghai

Thrust Areas

  • 01

    Public Health and Primary Health Care

  • 02

    Population and Reproductive Health

  • 03

    NGO Management and Networking(rural)

  • 04

    Health and Hospital Management

  • 05

    Health Economics and Finance

  • 06

    Policy and Program Management Research

Research @ IIHMR

Research has been at the core of IIHMR university since its inception in thirty years of its existence.

Support to National Health Mission (NHM) Capacity for implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Health Centers & NRCs in selected districts of Madhya Pradesh


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