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Centre for Labour Market Studies

The research activities at the V. V. Giri National Labour Institute are carried out under the aegis of different research centers. The Centre for Labour Market Studies, one of such research centers, is committed to undertake research analyzing the ongoing transformations in the labour market. The research activities aim at providing policy directions for improving the labour market outcomes. The current research activities of the Centre focus on the following core areas:

  • Employment and Unemployment
  • Migration and Development
  • Skill Development
  • Informal Sector and Decent Work

Major Research Projects completed/initiated during the last ten years include:

  • Skill Profiling and Skill Certification in the context of Promoting Migration from India to Europe (commissioned by International Organization for Migration  and Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India)
  • Global Slowdown and Export Sector in India: Impact on Production and Employment (commissioned by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India)
  • Assessing the Need and Impact of Making National Floor Level Minimum Wages Statutory (undertaken for  Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India)
  • Annual Reports to the People on Employment (undertaken for Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India)
  • Study on the Working Conditions of the Sanitation Workers in India (commissioned by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India)
  • Mid-term Evaluation of the Scheme of Upgradation of 1396 Government ITIs  through Public Private Partnership (commissioned by Directorate General of Employment and Training, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India)
  • Skill Gap Analysis in Gulbarga Region of Karnataka (undertaken for Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India)
  • Migration of Women Workers from South Asia to the Gulf (commissioned by UN Women)
  • Unemployment Insurance in India (commissioned by Korea Labour Institute, South Korea)
  • Skill Mapping in Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Assessing Supply & Demand Gaps (commissioned by Andaman and Nicobar Administration)
  • Evaluation Study of Coaching-cum-Guidance Centre for Tribes Scheduled Castes/Scheduled (commissioned by Directorate General of Employment and Training, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India)
  • Evaluation Study of Vocational Rehabilitation Centres for Handicapped  (commissioned by Directorate General of Employment and Training, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India)
  • Employment and Social Protection of Cashew Workers in India with special reference to Kerala (commissioned by Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India)
  • Labour Migration Structures and Financing in Asia (commissioned by International Labour Organisation)
  • From India to the Gulf Region : Exploring Links between Labour Markets, Skills and the Migration Cycle  (commissioned by International Labour Organisation)
  • Internal Migration and Labour Regulations in India (commissioned by Ministry of Labour & Employment)
  • Trends in Wages in India (V.V. Giri National Labour Institute)
  • International Labour Migration from India: Emerging Concerns (commissioned by International Labour Organisation)
  • Operation of Minimum Referral Wages for International Migrant Workers from India (commissioned by International Labour Organisation)
  • Transformations in India-Gulf Labour Migration Corridor : Trends and Determinants (V.V. Giri  National Labour Institute)
  • Technological Change and New Forms of Employment, with Focus on Sharing Economy (Research Study conducted under the aegis of BRICS Network of Labour Research Institutes, 2018)
  • Quality Employment Generation in Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in India: Strategies and Way Forward (V.V. Giri  National Labour Institute)
  • Promoting Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship : A Study with Special Focus on  Start-ups (V.V. Giri  National Labour Institute)

Research Advisory Group

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

  • Prof. Ravi Srivastava, Professor and Director, Centre for Employment Studies, Institute for Human Development
  • Dr. Arup Mitra, Professor, Institute of  Economic Growth
  • Prof. Praveen Jha, Professor Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Dr. K.P. Sunny, Group Head (ES) National Productivity Council


Centre Coordinator


Associate Coordinator

  • Dr. Dhanya M. B., Associate Fellow