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:
Prof. S. P. Jain
Chairman, Society for Good Governance and Sustainable Development, Lucknow.
Dr. D. Sundar Ram
Founder and Director, AGRASRI, Tirupati.
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.