Southwestern Centre for PhD Studies is a learning oriented, self-governed institution aiming to contribute in the human development process by conducting intensive research on prioritized issues, implementing effective programmes through facilitation and participatory approach and sharing the understanding. It is a pool of fresh University and PhD graduates, learning-oriented young researcher with intensive knowledge of research practices and social issues. Along with young fresh researchers, Centre is comprised with knowledgeable experts who have many years of experiences in the field of research.

Centre Aims:

• Carry out academic and non-academic research activities on the existing issues of human development and nation building.

• Contribute in the policy making through providing relevant data and information of ground reality.

• Share resources, ideas and programmes globally and locally.

• Link academic research and human development issues on national and international level.

• Provide platform and venue for scholar interaction, research and dialogue on research activities.

• Publish regular journal and research papers


Centre has team of dedicated, skilled and proficient expertise with diverse academic backgrounds. It has good relations with national and international Universities and research centres.

Activities, Services and Future Prospects:

The main activity of PhD Centre is to provide the academic and professional environment to research scholars to learn the philosophy, theory and methodology of research. It provides the online and offline coaching to learners. It works on research project. Research projects are either initiated by centre itself or designed according to demand for consultant service. Centre carries out interdisciplinary academic and non-academic studies on varied areas. Some studies are externally funded and based on the core interest of the partner organization (client).

It provides multi-disciplinary and cohesive professional research services in diverse issues ranging from environment, forest, social, peace building, governance, gender issues to nutrition and management.

Research Findings are disseminated through national and international conferences, interaction forums, online journals, publications and books.


It takes an interdisciplinary approach along with participatory action research practices in the studies.

Centre has the capacity to undertake quality research studies namely:

• Feasibility Studies

• Baseline Surveys

• Impact Assessment

• Monitoring and Evaluation

• Need Assessment

• Case Studies

• Policy research

The guiding principle for Centre is participatory action approach in inquiry and studies which requires continuous interaction and feedback of target communities. Centre believes in regular improvement and revision of the data collection and analysis methodologies.