The K N Raj Fellowship Programme

1.Teaching Innovations Programme in Economics (TIPE)

In order to perpetuate the memory of Professor K.N. Raj, the Centre has instituted a K.N. Raj Training and Fellowship Programme which aims to improve the curriculum and teaching of Economics in Colleges and University Departments across India, especially Kerala.

The Teaching Innovations Programme in Economics (TIPE) is in response to a felt need to improve the quality of economics education at the undergraduate and graduate level. TIPE aims to strengthen the economics education by providing a week long intensive training on specific basic courses.


2. College Mentoring Programme (CMP)

Under the college mentoring programme CDS has adopted  the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences of Government College Nedumngad, Trivandrum.

CDS had decided to mentor the Department of Economics of the college to enable the faculty and students of the department to further improve their knowledge and understanding of economic theory and its application to selected economic problems of the country and indeed the region. The project has been dovetailed into the K N Raj Training and Fellowship programme at the Centre, which aims at improving the quality of teaching of Economics especially at the undergraduate level in Kerala state.

The mentorship which has been active from April 1, 2019 and will be for a period of three years with an annual review programme.