OKD Institute of Social Change and Development

OKD Institute of Social Change and Development
VIP Road, Upper Hengrabari, Guwahati – 781 036
The National Research Programme on Plantation Development at CDS, Trivandrum and
OKD Institute are organizing a 2-days training program for the postgraduate students,
research scholars and young teachers on Research Issues and Methods in India’s Plantation
sector. The programme will be held during 17-18 November at OKD Institute, Guwahati. The
objective is to expose the students/researchers to different research issues in
plantation/commercial agriculture and the research methods to explore issues identified. The
draft programme of the training is attached.
The National Research Programme on Plantation Development (NRPPD) in CDS instituted
by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, undertakes policy oriented research on
all aspects of plantation sector in India. The Programme also has the mandate of capacity
building through training inter alia with a view to attract scholars to issues pertaining to
plantation sector. For more details about NRPPD please visit
http://www.cds.edu/research/research-units-and-endowment-funds/research-programme-onplantation-development
Application may be mailed to the Director, OKD Institute of Social Change and Development
at [email protected] with a copy to [email protected]
Last date of application 5 November, 2014.
NRPPD (CDS) – OKD Institute Training Programme on
Research Issues and Methods in India’s Plantation Sector
17-18 November 2014, OKD Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati
Draft Programme
17-11-2014 (Monday)
Opening Session
9:30 am to 10:45 am
Welcome & Chair
About the programme
Inaugural address
: Prof Bhupen Sarmah, Director OKD Institute
: Prof K J Joseph, CDS
: Prof Virginius Xaxa, TISS, Guwahati (tbc)
11:00am – 12:00 pm
Plantations in the landscape of India’s inclusive development
Prof K J Joseph, CDS, Trivandrum
12:00pm - 1:00 pm
Issues in trade and international competitiveness
Dr C. Veeramani, Associate Professor IGIDR, Mumbai
Lunch Break
Research Methods in trade and international competitiveness
Dr C. Veeramani, Associate Professor IGIDR, Mumbai
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3:15pm - 5:00pm
Commodity Focus
Tea, Rubber & Spices Board Representative (tbd)
18-11-2014 (Tuesday)
9:30am - 10:30am
Issues in plantation infrastructure
Dr Kalyan Das, OKD Institute
10: 45am - 12:00pm
On data base and methods in research on plantation sector
Prof D Narayana, Consultant, Kerala State Planning Board, Trivandrum
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Exploring select research issues with primary data
Prof U S Mishra, CDS, Trivandrum
Lunch Break
1: 00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm to 5: 00pm
Valedictory session
Econometric applications
Dr N. Vijayamohan Pillai, CDS Trivandrum
Chair: Director, OKD Institute
Valedictory address and
Distribution of certificates: Professor Amit Shovon Ray, Director CDS
Feedback from the participants
Concluding remarks: Prof K J Joseph & Director, OKD Institute