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Useful e-links related to 'Rural Design Applications' in India

  


 Indian Resources:  

 Industry
       Artisans
       NGO's
      
Designers
       Technical Firms




 ICT Groups
     Bytes for All
     CSDMS - ICT intiatives
     TeNeT Group at IIT
         Madras
     Interfaces for All at IIT
         Bombay

     Simputer
    


D'source

- resources on design in India - courses, examples, case studies, videos, etc.
 
 Organisations
      
Associations
          
InDeAs
      
Standards, IPR  

 Ministry
       Agriculture
       Agro & Rural Industry
       Rural Development










Initiatives
National Innovation Foundation - guide and resource base for innovations at the grass roots level
e-Chopat - Networking for Rural Transformation
Azim Premji Foundation
Development Alternatives
Innovation links at Good News India


 



Writings

Business Standard writings on 'Development' in India

ICTD Case Studies

Power of Comics at Grassroots

Education for a Sustainable Future - a hole in the Wall

TARAhaat.com: Designing for Rural India



e-Groups
Design India
e Governance
NID Folks
Sristi School
 Research Centres
       All Institutions
           MSSRF
           IGIDR
           CSDMS
           MSR India
           IRMA
           Morarka + more
       Museums
  MSSRF, Chennai
   . M. S. Swaminathan
     Research Foundation
   - Centre for Research on
     Sustainable Agriculture and      Rural Development

 
IGIDR, Mumbai
  . The Indira Gandhi Institute
     of Development Research
   . research on development
     from a broad inter-
     disciplinary perspective


CSDMS, Delhi
   . Centre for Science,
     Development and Media
     Studies
   . solutions with the use of
      ICT and GIS


  MSR India, Bangalore
    . MicroSoft Research Indiia  
    - focus on technology for
      emerging markets and
      underserved communities
 Design Schools
       All Schools
           IDC
           NID
           IICD
           Sristi, Bangalore
           DoD + more
       Museums
  IDC, IIT Bombay
    . 2 year Master of Design 
      (M. Des)
    . Doctoral Degrees (Ph. D)
    .  Admission through CEED +
      Entrance Examination +       Interview
 
  NID, Ahmedabad
   . 4 year Graduate Diploma
     Programme (GDPD) and
   . 2 1/2 year Post - Graduate
     Diploma Programme in
     Design (PGDPD) in Product
     and Textile Design, etc.
   . Admission through
      Entrance Examination +
      Interview

  IICD, Jaipur
   . 4 year Graduate Diploma
     Programme and
   . 2 year Post - Graduate
     Diploma Programme in
     Design in Craft Design
   . Admission through
      Entrance Examination +
      Interview 
  DCS - Sristi, Bangalore
    . 2 + 2 year Professional
      Diploma in Design for
      Community and Self

    . Admission through       Entrance Examination +       Interview
Webzines
i4D
Bytes for All
Crafts Revival
Eco. Political Weekly
e gov
Good News India
Human Scape India
India Resource Centre
India Social
India Together
Info-Change
Projects Monitor
Tarahaat

Resources
 Development Issues at Cosmic labs




NGO's
Avani - for people in Central Himalayas
Association for Rural Development and Action
    Research (ARDAR)
BAIF Development Research Foundation - Pune
Barefoot College - Social Work and Research Centre,
    Tilonia, Rajasthan
Development Alternatives - Delhi
HLL- Shakti - Bringing Interactive Services to Rural India
M.R.Morarka-GDC Rural Research Foundation - Jaipur

Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
Council for Advancement of People's Action and
    Rural Technology
Myrada - Managing Rural Development programs in S. India
Sristi - Creativity at Grassroots level
Vigyanashram - Rural Development Education System
Women's India Trust

Indian NGO's.com - Resources for NGO's


More Institutes:
Appropriate Rural Technology Institute - Phallan, Maharastra
Centre for Development Studies - Trivandrum
Center for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas
    - (CTARA) at IIT-Bombay

M.R.Morarka-GDC Rural Research Foundation - Jaipur
Rural Technology Institute, Gujarat - Gandhinagar


Organisations
 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
 Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural
    Technology (CAPART)
 Housing Development Corporation, (HUDCO)
 Khadi and Village Industries Commission
 National Bank for Rural Development (NABARD)
 National Disaster Management
 Panning Commission
 Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment
    Council (TIFAC)


Ministry Links
 each Ministry would have links to various policies and     reports
Ministry of Agriculture
      National Horticultural Board
 Ministry of Rural Development
 Ministry of Micro, Mediium and Small Enterprises
 Ministry of Human Resources Development
 Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
      National Rural Health Mission
      Central Bureau of Health Intelligence
 Ministry of Human Resources Development
      Department of School Education and Literacy
 Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
      Department of Telecommunications
      Department of Information Technology
 Ministry of Culture
      Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts - Digital Library

 International Resources:  
International Webzines
 Business in Development
 Developments
 Global Envision
 Grassroots Online
 Renewable Energy
 SDCN - Communications
 MIT Technology Review


International Resources
 ICT's & Development at NUS Library


International Groups
 Architecture for Humanity
 Asia Pacific Devel.. Information Programme - ICT case studies
 Communication for Development (C4D)
 Design for the World
 Development Gateway
 Digital Divide Institute
 Digits for Change (using TV for change)
 e-Agriculure
 Funds for NGO's
 Global Knowledge Partnership
 Kick Start - tools to end poverty
 Melinda and Gates Foundation
 Millennium Village Project
 Mobile Active mobile for social impact
 Path - sustainable, relevant solutions
 Science & Development Network

People
 Amartya Sen
 Jeffry D Sacks
 Joseph E. Stiglitz

     

International Organisations
 Asian Development Bank (ADB)
 Asian Regional Information Centre (ARIC)
 Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID)
Global Knowledge Partnership
 Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)
InfoDev
International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD)
 Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD)
 International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
 United Nations Development Organisation (UNDP)
 United Nations ICT Task Force
.United Nations Millennium Project
 World Bank
 World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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