Training on Methods and Approaches to Research on Migration Issues


About the Programme
The 13th Annual Short-term Training Programme, to be held on September 17 – 21, 2018, will educate young researchers on the Kerala Migration Surveys and equip them with tools to do research with the data from the 8 rounds (1998, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2018). The data includes consumption expenditure of households, remittances, return migration, social costs of migration among children, women and elderly. The Centre for Development Studies (CDS) has conducted KMS since 1998. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the survey series. The programme will cover survey methodology, data management, data analyses and estimation among other aspects of research. Training will be conducted by experienced researchers working with KMS data. This will be followed by a session of experience-sharing and team-building to promote future collaboration.

Who can apply?
We are seeking candidates who have used or wish to use KMS data to do research.

Interested candidates are required to send in your CV and a one-page write-up on how you expect to benefit from the programme. The CV and write-up should be emailed to the Programme Office, CDS (Email id: Last date for applications is July 31, 2018.

A maximum of 20 candidates will be selected. The list of selected candidates will be announced by August 16, 2018.

All local expenses and 3-tier A/C train fares for to and fro travel will be paid by CDS.

Call for Research Paper:
Two-day International Seminar on ‘Two Decades of Migration Research Based on Kerala Migration Surveys (KMS)’

The Centre for Development Studies cordially invites scholars who have used or is currently using KMS data for their research. The seminar will be held at CDS campus on September 17-18, 2018.

Interested researchers may email your CV and the abstract to the Email id

Last Date for Submission of Abstracts: 31/07/2018
Communication of Approved Abstracts: 16/08/2018
Last Date for Submission of Research Paper: 15/09/2018