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Centre for Development Documentation & Communication

Centre's Mandate

The Centre for Development Documentation and Communication (CDC) is the Professional Support Centre assigned with the mandate to provide information services. The Documentation Centre collects, collates and consolidates the information related to Rural Development and disseminates the information to policy framers, researchers, trainers and all those involved in development. It is also mandated to publish various research reports, conference/seminar proceedings, Journal of Rural Development (JRD), Pragati Newsletter and other publications for wider dissemination of information among the stakeholders in the field of Rural Development and allied aspects. The Centre provides audio-visual support to the training programmes, and other events held in the Institute. Apart from these responsibilities, the Centre also arranges media coverage as and when required. The Centre comprises three important sections:

  • Library.
  • Publications.
  • Audio-visual.


  • Information dissemination to all Centres/Schools of NIRD&PR.
  • Providing audio-visual support to all the programmes and other events held in NIRD&PR.
  • Bringing out all publications of NIRD&PR and Ministry of Rural Development.

Thrust Area & Scope

  • Publishing.
  • Collection and maintenance of books
  • Technical support to all centres of NIRD&PR.
  • Media coverage.


Dr Akanksha Shukla

Associate Professor & Head(i/c)

Education : MMC(Mass Communication)MPA (Public Administration), Ph.D Public Administration & PhD Mass Communication(Submitted) Post Doctoral Fellow (ICSSR), Post Doctoral Fellow (UGC).
Areas of Specialisation : Development Communication, Opinion making, Political Communication, Communication theories and Administrative Theories, Behaviour change Communication, Women Empowerment.
Email : akanksha.nird[at]
Phone : 040-24008572
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Dr Kondaveeti Papamma


Education : M.A. (Sociology); M.A. (Political Science); Ph.D. (Education)
Areas of Specialisation : Editing, Education, Women Development
Email : papamma.nird[at]
Phone : (+91) 040-24008468
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Dr M Padmaja

Senior Librarian

Education : M.Phil (Philosophy), Ph.D (Library& Info Science), PGDLAN, PG Diploma in Journalism
Areas of Specialisation : Knowledge Management, Collection Development, Library Administration and Management, Editing text of articles and books.
Email : mpadmaja.nird[at]
Phone : (+91) 040- 24008476
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Ms K Radha Madhavi

Assistant Librarian

Education : M.A., M.LIsc, PGDLAN
Areas of Specialisation : Cataloguing, Documentation and Classification of books
Email : kradhamadhavi.nird[at]
Phone :
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Shri P Sudhakar

Assistant Librarian

Education : M Sc, M Li Sc, M Phil (Library Science)
Areas of Specialisation : Library Automation, Documentation, Library Management, Web Publishing
Email :
Phone : (+91) 040 24008474
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Shri Tanveer Rasheed Khan

Assistant Librarian

Education : MA: (Public Personnel Management), PGDLAN, M.Li.Sc (Lib & Inf. Sci.), (Lib & Inf. Sci.), B.Com: (Commerce), PGDCA (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications), C. Li. Sc (Lib & Inf. Sci.)
Areas of Specialisation : Library Management, Collection Development, Automation and Networking Web Designing and Development
Email : trasheedkhan[at]
Phone :
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