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Announcements

Inviting Nominations for the 15th Rajiv Gandhi National Awards-2016.

15th Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture and National Awards-2016 Read More
Nomination Form of the Rajiv Gandhi Outstanding Leadership National Award-2016 Read More
Nomination Form of the Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Shakti National Award-2016 Read More
Nomination Form of the Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Shakti National Award-2016Read More
Nomination Form of the Rajiv Gandhi Best District Panchayat, Best Taluk Panchayat and Best Gram Panchayat National Award-2016 Read More
Nomination Form of the Rajiv Gandhi Gram Swaraj National Award-2016Read More

Inviting Nominations for the Chittoor District Centenary Awards-2016.

108th Chittoor District Formation Day Lecture and Chittoor District Centenary Awards-2017Read More
Nomination Form of the Chittoor District Centenary Visishta Ratna Award-2017 Read More
Nomination Form of the Chittoor District Centenary Shiromani Awards-2017Read More
Nomination Form of the Chittoor District Centenary Special Jury Award-2017Read More

Activities

National Youth Day Celebrations (12 January every Year).
 
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International Women’s Empowerment Day Celebrations (8 March every Year).
 
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Chittoor District Formation Day Lecture Programme (1 April every Year).
 
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Chittoor District Centenary Awards Conferment Programme (1 April every Year).
 
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AGRASRI Regional Seminar/Conference (1 April every Year).
 
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National Panchayati Raj Day Celebrations (24 April every Year).
 
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Anti-Terrorism Day Celebrations (21 May every Year).
 
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Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture Programme (20 August every Year).
 
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Rajiv Gandhi National Awards Conferment Programme (20 August every Year).
 
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AGRASRI National Seminar/Conference (20 August every Year).
 
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Gram Swaraj Day Celebrations (2 October every Year).
 
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AGRASRI Foundation Day Lecture Programme (12 November every Year).
 
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Human Rights Day Celebrations (10 December every Year).
 
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Good Governance Day Celebrations (25 December every Year).
 
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Contact Us

The Director
The Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India, # Plot No.11, Sri Venkata Sai Nilayam, Thummalagunta, S.V. University P.O.,
Tirupati-517502, Andhra Pradesh.


Phone: 91- 877-2244777
Fax: 91-877-2244777
Mobile: 91-9441245085
E.mail: drsundarram@gmail.com             agrasridirector@gmail.com
Website: www.agrasri.org.in

Welcome to AGRASRI

The Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India (AGRASRI) was established in the year 2001 on the initiative of a group of academicians, scholars and administrators across the nation, under the leadership of Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap, eminent Constitutional expert and Former Secretary-General of Lok Sabha. The AGRASRI is an autonomous, independent, non-political, non-profit and Professional Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), being headquartered at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, under the nurture of social activist couple Dr. D. Sundar Ram and Mrs. D. Bharathi Sundar, Founder and Co-founder of the Academy. The motto of AGRASRI is Sarve Bhavanthu Sukhinaa [Prosperous Life with Inclusive Growth by all]. It is founded to provide an environment suitable for the study and promotion of academic research, training, policy advocacy and networking in grassroots democratic institutions for self-sufficient Village Republics in India. Many distinguished policy makers, administrators and scholars have been associated with the Academy as Members of its Board of Governors, Board of Advisers, Executive Council and Research Council.

The Academy was formally inaugurated by the champion of decentralisation movement Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, the then Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), on 20 August, 2002 at Tirupati. As grassroots level research organisation since its inception, it aims to promote research, training, consultation, and change of scholarship and information dissemination in the state of Andhra Pradesh and beyond. Additionally, it has conducted training programmes for capacity- building among several stakeholders in the development sphere at the grassroots level. AGRASRI has been working in the following thematic areas for last one and half decades: Panchayati Raj and Rural Development; Women Empowerment; Social Justice; Micro-planning; Good Governance; Grassroots Democracy; Information Technology; Society and Environment and Youth Development.

The Academy is recognised as Nodal Agency/Technical Support Institute by the Govt. of India and Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, for imparting Capacity Building and Training Programmes for the elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions, Youth Leaders and Self-Help Group Members, in the Year 2010. The Academy is also registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act of 2010 (FCRA) to receive the foreign contributions and donations for ongoing activities and programmes of AGRASRI at the grassroots level.

Key Policy Makers of AGRASRI


  • Hon. Visitor of AGRASRI
    Dr. C. RANGARAJAN
    Former Governor of AP and RBI
  • Hon. Chief Patron of AGRASRI
    SHRI MANI SHANKAR AIYAR
    Former Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India.
  • Chairman, AGRASRI Board of Governors
    Dr. SUBHASH C.KASHYAP
    Former Secretary-General of Lok Sabha
  • Chairperson of AGRASRI Hon. Board of Advisers
    Dr. (Mrs) V. MOHINI GIRI
    Former Chairperson, NCW, GoI
  • Founder of AGRASRI
    Dr. D. SUNDAR RAM
    Formerly Reader in Public Administration
  • Co-founder of AGRASRI
    Mrs. D. BHARATHI SUNDAR
    Social Activist