In execution of various action research projects and academic programmes, the academy is also constituted the Research Council, with panchayati raj and rural development experts and scholars.

The following is the composition of the Research Council for the years 2014-2016:

  • President
    Prof. S. P. Jain
    Chairman, Society for Good Governance and Sustainable Development, Lucknow.
  • Member-Secretary
    Dr. D. Sundar Ram
    Founder and Director, AGRASRI, Tirupati.
  • Members
    Prof. P.C. Mathur
    President, Indian Network for Rajasthan Studies, Jaipur.
  • Prof. K.V. Narayana Rao
    ICSSR National Fellow, Hyderabad.
  • Prof. D. Rajasekhar
    Professor, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru.
  • Prof. G. Palanithurai
    Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Panchayati Raj Studies, Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram.
  • Prof. Yatindra Singh Sisodia
    Director, Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research, Ujjain.
  • Prof. R. Suryanarayana Reddy
    Consultant, AP Academy of Rural Development, Govt.of AP, Hyderabad.
  • Prof. M. Gopinath Reddy
    Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad.