Centre for Research on New International Economics Order
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
The CReNIEO was established in the year 1979, as a study, research, training and action oriented organisation. Dr. K. Rajaratnam an eminent Economist and a visionary was the Founder-Director of CReNIEO. The Centre has been engaged in developing and implementing rural development models beginning at the community level with a view to handle the fundamental factors of rural poverty. CReNIEO believes that the Gandhian model of development could the ideal tool to ensure the quality of life in India for the rural masses.
CReNIEO is recognised by the University Grants Commission as a Research Centre. The Centre is affiliated to the University of Madras for M.Phil. in Economics and Ph.D. studies in Economics , History, Sociology and Education. The Centre is also affiliated to Bharathidasan University for Ph.D. studies in Economics. The Centre in 1989 introduced in its M. Phil course the novel subject of Environmental Economics perhaps for the first time in India. The centre is affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) as a Vocational Centre and is accredited to the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) as a community collage.
The Centre has direct development interventions in the villages around Yercaud and Pulicat in Tamil Nadu and at Nayagragh in Orissa. The Centre implements programmes sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and State government departments.
The broad objective of CReNIEO for 30 years has been to conduct socially relevant action research, applying research and study to train young leaders in rural development and on environment and from the experiences gained implement development projects for the underprivileged communities in rural India.
CReNIEO celebrated its 30th year on August 6th 2010.
CReNIEO is a registered society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 1973, (No.233 of 22.8.1985). The CReNIEO is registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) with No : 075 900362.