CDS Chronicle is the quarterly newsletter of CDS. The chronicle strives to give a sense of ‘life at CDS’. It summarises the various academic and extra-mural activities done by the CDS community including faculty, students and non-teaching staff. It also provides views and impressions of the members of the CDS Community. For academics and policy makers the chronicle may be a pointer to what or whom to follow up in CDS to pursue their interest. For prospective students, faculty and visitors to CDS browsing through the Chronicle may give a feel of what it is like to be in CDS.

CDS Chronicle is brought out by the publication wing of CDS. The other activities of publication wing are as follows

The CDS Publication Programme is mainly involved in the publication of research studies carried out at the institute which include select M.Phil and Ph.D Theses, Project Reports, Working Papers and Books. This is further categorised as:

Priced Publications:

Occasional Paper Series (Short completed research in book form)
Monograph Series (Collected papers, Project reports or Ph.D Theses)
Public Lecture Series (Public & Memorial Lectures at CDS)
Kerala Studies Series (Research in specific development problems in Kerala)

Un-priced Publications (postage payable):

Working Paper Series (Downloadable from November 2000 publications onwards)

Send your request to

The Publication Officer
Centre for Development Studies
Thiruvananthapuram 695 011, India.
Phone +91-471-2448881, 2774200

Previous Issues
Issue: 16

July 2019 – June 2020

Special Issue

CDSians on the Novel Corona Virus

(March 1st 2020 to July 15th 2020 )


Professor Vinoj Abraham

Compiled by

Tilak Baker

Layout and Design

Ajikumar Poothotta

Published by

The Director
Prasanth Nagar, Ulloor, Medical College.P.O

Thiruvananthapuram – 695011, Kerala, India
Tel: +91-471-2774200, 2448881, 2448412, Fax: +91-471 2447137