Centre for Research, Documentation and Training (CRDT)

The Centre for Research and Documentation is one of the centres of TSIRD, established with an aim to coordinate research and documentation activities of the Institute. The centre, through research and documentation, contribute to produce new knowledge, collect and compile information available at different sources and disseminate the same using variety of media for the benefit of policy makers and practitioners.

TSIRD has a well established computerized Library and Documentation Centre which is one among the oldest libraries in the State. It has a spacious reading room and a collection of more than 18,000 books, 28 journals and reference material focusing on Rural Development and Panchayat Raj issues.

The centre also caters the needs of Conference Halls for various Training Programmes being organized in the Institute. Maintenance of Audio Visual Equipment in the Conference Halls and maintenance the Photographs taken at different events organized in the Institute for future use.

Focus & Objectives::

  • Study critical issues in Panchayat Raj and Rural Development by conducting applied and action research to generate knowledge that rural development professionals need to solve the problems they confront in the implementation of rural development programmes;
  • Collect and compile information on Panchayat Raj & Rural Development issues available in different sources newspapers, books and journals and field level reports;
  • Disseminate information using both electronic and print media to the academicians, field functionaries and activists of rural development using both print and electronic media – in the form of books, journals, films etc.
  • To act as a resource centre and a clearinghouse of information on rural development in State of Telangana and preserve various publications, research reports and data apart from journals and other published material.
  • Catering to the information needs of various agencies working in Panchayat Raj and Rural Development.

Activities ::

  • Maintenance and upgrading library facilities and documentation services in the Institute
  • Capacity building of faculty of TSIRD and ETCs
  • Preparation of Training Calendar every year for the Institute
  • Preparation Monthly periodical reports with regards to training programmes & submission to the higher authorities
  • Documentation of training programmes, processes etc
  • Impact assessment of training programmes
  • Scrutiny of files relating to training budget, bill of cost and course completion reports
  • Organization of Centre Heads Meetings
  • Advance booking of Conference Halls & Accommodation to the participants of various Training Programmes organize at TSIRD
  • Generation of Bills for the payment of Conference Halls
  • Maintenance of empanelled list of Resource Persons
  • Nominating Faculty members of TSIRD to various Training Programmes

Key Projects / Programmes Handled

Our Team


Centre Head CR&D
+91 8978444175


Asst. Librarian
+91 9989689870


Audio Visual Operator & Photographer
+91 9490072399


DTP Operator
+91 9948349175


Computer Operator cum Office Assistant
+91 9676843756


S.No. Title Type View/Download
1 Akshara Mahila Literacy Programme for Women Self-Help Groups PDF View/Download
2 Experience of NFE-MIS Pilot Project Andhra Pradesh State, India PDF View/Download
3 Empowerment of Women Through Literacy – An Innovative Experiment in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh PDF View/Download
4 Literacy and Livelihood Through Self Help Groups in Urban Settings An Innovative Experiment in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. PDF View/Download