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Centre for Labour Market Studies

Centre for Labour Market Studies is one of the specialized research centers of the Institute. The main thrust of the activities of the Centre is to carry out research on the transformations in the labour market, especially in the context of the current phase of globalization.


The research activities of the Centre focus on the following core areas:


  • Employment

  • Labour Migration

  • Informal Economy

  • Decent Work

The Centre has undertaken nearly 30 research projects on major aspects relating to labour market during the last five years. Major Research Projects completed/initiated recently include:


  • Skill Development Systems: Micro Level Evidences Size,

  • Composition and Characteristics of Informal Sector in India

  • External Labour Migration and Remittances

  • Non-Farm Employment in Arunachal Pradesh: Growth, Composition and Determinants

  • Information and Communication Technology and Decent Work: Study of India’s Experience

  • Pedagogical Material on Decent Work

  • International Migration, Remittance Utilisation and Development: Inter-State Variations in India

  • Labour in the New Economy: A Study of Work Organisation, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

  • Promoting Decent Work in Global Production System: The Case of BPO in India

  • Growth, Employment and Labour Markets in a Globalizing Asia: An Inter-Country Analysis

  • Augmentation of Avenues and Opportunities for Meaningful Employment for Physically Challenged

  • Skill Profiling and Skill Certification in the context of Promoting Migration from India to Europe

  • Labour Force and Skill Availability for Indian Oil Corporation’s Paradip Refinery Project

  • Labour Migration and Livelihoods in India: Issues and Perspectives

  • Global Slowdown and Export Sector in India: Impact on Production and Employment

  • Assessing the Need and Impact of Making National Floor Level Minimum Wages Statutory

  • Annual Report to the People on Employment, 2010

  • Study on the Working Conditions of the Sanitation Workers in India

  • Mid-term Evaluation of the Scheme of Upgradation of 1396 Government ITIs through Public Private Partnership

  • Skill Gap Analysis in Gulbarga Region of Karnataka

  • Migration of Women Workers from South Asia to the Gulf

  • Second Annual Report to the People on Employment, 2011

  • Unemployment Insurance in India

Research Advisory Group


The Research Advisory Group of the Centre comprises of the following Members:


  • Prof. Ravi Srivastava

  • Shri Shailendra Sharma

  • Dr. Praveen Jha

  • Dr. Ratna M. Sudarshan

  • Dr. K.P. Sunny

Centre Co-ordinators

  • Dr. S.K. Sasikumar, Senior Fellow

  • Dr. Rakkee Thimothy, Associate Fellow