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Themes and Partner Institutions

A Hub and Spoke model is envisaged with lead Knowledge and Research Institutions, recognized as Centres of Excellence with respect to the respective themes/thrust areas.   

The initial list below would focus on the critical and newer areas of work, for which NITI Aayog would need new and/or extended partnerships with leading knowledge and research institutions. Using this hub and spoke model, these lead institutions would reach out to and mentor 10 or more similar institutions and also help create capacity in the state in which it is located, by linking with other institutions located in the states. This may be the first step towards creating a policy think tank -a NITI in each state, giving effect to the commitment to cooperative federalism and with the capacity to support effective devolution of resources. The Institutions below would be a working list, to initiate work- but would not be exhaustive and can be supplemented once the partnership model takes root.

 

S. No.

Name of Institution

Theme/ Cluster Group

Thematic Adviser

1

Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi

Economic Transformation

Adviser DMA

2

National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi (NIPFP), New Delhi

3

National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi (NCAER), New Delhi

4

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai

5

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi

6

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi

7

Research and Information system for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi

8

Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi

9

National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad, Delhi NCR

10

National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR), Hyderabad

Area Transformation

Adviser Panchayti Raj

11

North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong

12

Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi

13

Symbiosis International – Deemed University (SIU), Pune

14

M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai

Natural Resources and Environment

Adviser NRE

15

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi

16

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-KGP), Kharagpur

17

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi

18

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi

19

National Institute of Agriculture Economics and Policy Research (NIAP-ICAR), New Delhi

20

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

Social Sector

JS (SJE)

21

Tribal Research & Development Institute (TRDI), Bhopal

22

Mumbai University (MU), Mumbai

23

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi

24

BML Mujnal University (BMU), Gurugram, Delhi NCR

25

Institute of Social & Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru

26

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

Science and Technology

Adviser S&T

27

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-K), Kanpur

28

Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram

29

Public Affairs Centre (PAC), Bengaluru

30

National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru

31

Indian Institute of Management (IIMA), Ahmedabad

Governance Reform

Sr. Adviser G&R

32

Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur

33

Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi

34

Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad

35

International Institute of Information Technology (IIITB), Bengaluru

36

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi

Defence Studies and Security

Sr. Cons (Security)

37

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore

Public Private Partnership & Infrastructure Finance

Adviser PPP/ Infra