The Centre for Rural Development is implementing a number of projects, programmes, researches and trainings funded by National and International Funding agencies in the area of Rural development . An abiding faith in humanism, commitment to cosmopolitanism, respect for diversity of life and empathy with poor and marginalized constitute core value of this department. It is positioned in XIDAS to cater the needs of transforming India where development challenges are not limited to rural areas, indeed the rural- urban continuum has made it virtually impossible to speak of rural and urban spaces in isolation. This Centre aims at preparing professionals/ facilitators for a changing career in public, private sectors, NGOs and national and international organizations who are committed to erasing rural- urban inequalities .