K.N.Raj Fellowship

The Centre is delighted to announce the recipients of the K N Raj Teaching Grant Fellowship holders for 2020-21:

1) Mr. Rejith R L- Maharaja’s College Ernakulam

2) Dr. Zabeena Hameed P- Dept. of Economics, University of Calicut, Dr. John Matthai Centre, Thrissur

3) Dr. Anila Skaraiah – St. Berchmans College, Changanassery

4) Ms. Nitha A U – SNM College, Maliankara, Ernakulam


The K N Raj Teaching and Fellowship Programme aims to improve the curriculum and teaching of Economics in Colleges and University Departments across India, particularly in Kerala. This is in response to a felt need to improve the quality of economics education at the undergraduate and graduate level. The programme consists of three components.

1.Teaching Innovations Programme in Economics (TIPE)
2.Fellowship for Promising Teachers (FPT)
3.College Mentoring Programme (CMP).

1.Teaching Innovations Programme in Economics (TIPE)

TIPE is one-month training programme for college and university teachers. It aims to strengthen the economics education by providing a week long intensive training on specific basic courses. Under the Fellowship for Promising Teachers (FPT) programme, best performers in the TIPE can avail a fellowship of Rs 50000, of which Rs 25000 is for purchasing books. The fellowship requires the awardee to spend at least 30 days at CDS for preparing teaching materials and these 30 days may be spread over a period of one year. During the 30 days of visit, the awardee is eligible for rent free accommodation and boarding at CDS guest house/hostel. Further, during the term of the fellowship the awardee will have access to both library and computing resources at CDS and, if she or he so chooses, may be mentored by one of the CDS faculty. Further, subject to availability, the awardees will also be provided with office space.

2. Fellowship for Promising Teachers (FPT)
Eligible candidates belonging to TIPE participants can apply for the FPT programme. Selection to this programme would be on the basis of their performance in TIPE.
3. College Mentoring Programme (CMP)
In College Mentoring Programme (CMP), CDS adopt Economics department of a government college for three years and provides following supports. (1) Improving economics textbook collection of the college library, (2) Strengthening the computing facilities of the department, (3) Provide teaching support in subjects where department has deficits, especially in quantitative subjects. (4) Training the faculty of economics department, and (5) Extend access to CDS’ academic activities and library to both students and department faculty.