School of Regional Studies and Research

School of Regional Studies and Research

Year of Establishment: 1993

School of  Regional Studies and Research, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur is leading institute of  India for creating unique platform for blooming professional career of students on governance of rural development, empowerment of  Panchayat Raj Institution, creation of  berth for entrepreneurship initiatives in rural areas, health care, land reforms, tribal development interventions. This School provides unique learning opportunities to students of Indian & Foreign countries to draw new sights from innovative regional development model to be replicated elsewhere with promising success stories. Special provisions for accommodating students from South Asian Countries, Africa, U.S.A. and Canada have been offered. The course curriculum covers action oriented, learner centric, innovative and capacity building for enhancing competencies of students aspiring for becoming architect of holistic rural development and inclusive regional development programmes.

The School was established in 1993 on the recommendation and approval of UGC VI Plan Committee. Initially it was established as a Centre but in the year 2000 it got the status of a full-fledged department. The main objective of this department is to promote and conduct interdisciplinary researches that relate to regional problems. Accordingly it has developed as an important centre of interdisciplinary researches for an in-depth study of multidimensional regional problems. It is a recognized research centre for carrying out inter-disciplinary researches in:

  1. Regional Studies
  2. Rural Development
  3. Anthropology
  4. Sociology
  5. Psychology
  6. Economics
  7. Geography
  8. History
  9. Linguistics
  10. Literature
  11. Medical
  12. Home Science
  13. Social Work
  14. Education
  15. Agriculture 
  16.  Management

The School has a lively academic ambience. The School organizes regular student seminars, usually once a month. In addition, there are lectures delivered by distinguished visiting scholars. The department also offers much in the way of non-academic pursuits. It lives of social, cultural and recreational activities. It is important that you take time out from your students to enjoy the pleasures and challenges of living in a new and multi-cultural environment. Above all, students enjoy the certainly that their qualification will be recognized & valued. It also presents students with the opportunity to make their own contribution to a dynamic and diverse institution.


Vision of University

  • To make quality higher education accessible to all sections of society, including the tribal population of Chhattisgarh.
  • To provide quality education in the disciplines of arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and other disciplines of learning.
  • To develop human resource with world class competence and skills in the respective disciplines.


Mission of University

  • To develop the university as a centre of excellence for higher education and knowledge resource.
  • To promote understanding the value of self-learning, creativity and competence building:
  • By providing world-class education through university-teaching departments and schools.
  • By promoting quality research in university schools and affiliated colleges.
  • By creating environment conducive to nurture creativity and scientific temper.

Vision of Department

The School envisions every citizen across rural area of state and country empowered to overcome poverty & lead prosperous life through agricultural growth and sustainable use of natural resources.

Mission of Department

To impart high quality and action research oriented education and training for grooming professionals involved in governance of inclusive regional development intervention in India and across the globe.

Future Plan:

Centre/Institute for Cultural Heritage Management:

Chhattisgarh (C.G.) has richest cultural heritage in central Indian panorama, which is still untouched and not hybridized in the core interior areas. But, due to fast changing scenario in CG in particular and whole central India in general, the culture and cultural heritage are at the threshold of being vanished rapidly. Hence there is an immediate need of preserving our cultural heritage and manage them with proper strategy so that we can it further for coming generations.


Collection and documentation of tangible and non-tangible aspects especially the fast vanishing one. Data archive and audio-visual archive will keep the record of codified documents (Manuscripts and Research documents) and Audio-visual documentation will be well preserved in the archival section of the section. Continuous research activity will be conducted as per the scope the center.

Promotion and Marketing:

Research for Development of  Cultural heritage promotion, strategy, policy and awareness, strategy implementation and monitoring. For this purpose a Museum for depicting cultural heritage will be established for managing activities.

Artists and Crafts man will be given prime importance and promoted and patronized by the center for sustainable development of the art forms and artists.

Centre for Gandhian Studies:

Centre for Gandhian Studies (in Collaboration with School of Studies in History under the UGC scheme of Epoch making Social Thinkers of India  (No./1982/KS/2015 Raipur, Dt. July 30, 2015)