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Centre for Development Studies and Activities

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Centre for Development Studies and Activities is situated at Survey No. 58 & 49/4 Bavdhan Khurd, Bhandarkar Rd, Pune, Maharashtra, India- 411021 in Pune.

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  • 2 Years
  • M.Sc.
  • Sciences
  • 2 Years
  • Master of Arts-M.A.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature

Centre for Development Studies and Activities - CDSA

Centre for Development Studies and Activities (CDSA) renders M.A. / Development Planning and Administration. The college was established in 1976 as a non-profit Trust and Society, registered under the relevant Acts of 1860 and 1950. The aim of the college is to conduct research on processes and development problems, to experiment with planning methods, to develop techniques of evaluation which give accurate feedback on the nature and type of changes taking place in the society and to help governments, its agencies and other public bodies by training their personnel, carrying out pilot projects for them, conducting research in areas of decision-making  and public policy, and giving them correct and accurate feedback. The campus is spread over an estate of fourteen-acres of lush green woods and farm at the foothills of the Western Ghats and about ten kilometers from Poona city. With a history of outstanding performance in the field of Development policy emphasizing decentralized, micro level, participatory decision making through local institutional mechanisms both formal and non-formal. The college also emphasizes human resource development and human development by imparting state-of-the-art education and training in the globally significant field of sustainable development. CDSA is located on the south-western fringe of Pune in Maharashtra, about eight kilometers from the heart of the city, near Bavdhan village, on a plateau of a hill overlooking the panorama of the Sahyadri mountains.

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The college has an excellent infrastructure which is spread over the area of 14 acres.



3 Type Courses Available

  • 2 PG Courses
  • 1 Diploma Courses

Centre for Development Studies and Activities Placements

The college graduates generally take up professional jobs in international and national research, training and development organizations. The nature of their jobs vary from training and consultancy, policy research, working with Development Authorities and other governmental and organizations; implementation and management of development projects; to establishing their own NGOs, 1900 of such agencies are members of the "Development Network" of CDSA.This Professional Degree is also recognized as the legitimate degree in the profession for higher studies by many renowned universities abroad.The top recruiting companies of the college are GOI, JSW, JRD Tata Trust, UNDP, OXFAM and UN HABITAT.


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Centre for Development Studies and Activities

The CDSA has a 14 acre Campus which includes the Library, Class Rooms, Hostels, Recreation Area. There is a hostel facility available separately for both boys and girls. The students are endowed with modern infra and convenient amenities that make their life 'go easy' in college hours, alongside make learning more interesting. Some of the facilities include well ventilated classrooms, recreational areas, hostel facility for boys and girls, indoor and outdoor games, stocked library, seamless internet connectivity, medical facilities etc.

Nearby popular spots within 5 KM from the campus

Grasshopper (Restaurant)
Tasty Bites (Restaurant)
Chung Wah (Restaurant)
Cinepolis (Movie Theater)
MUNCH (Restaurant)
Aishwarya Parkland (Restaurant)
Athithi (Restaurant)
Smart (Food)
Shiv Sagar Restaurant (Restaurant)
Apollo Pharmacy (Hospital)
Soni's Collection (Clothing Store)
Karthik Clinic & Karthik Ultrasound Scan Centre (Doctor)
Nilgiris - Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Enterprise (Grocery Or Supermarket)
More (Shopping Mall)
Foodworld (Grocery Or Supermarket)
Royal Meenakshi Mall (Shopping Mall)
Safal (Grocery Or Supermarket)
E K Retail (Grocery Or Supermarket)
Corporation Bank (Bank)

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