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Welcome to CARDS

Established in 2020 by retired civil servants, eminent academicians, legal professionals, and leading public personalities, Centre for Advanced Research and Development Studies (CARDS) is a Siwan, Bihar based think tank and research institute. This organization works for the empowerment of society through empirical research works and in-depth studies of contemporary challenges to our democracy, nation, and society.


The Objectives

  • To undertake empirical research projects and formulates ideas on contemporary issues as per the mandate of the society.
  • To publish research journal, books, working papers and project reports etc.
  • To organize training workshops, seminars, symposiums, conferences and awareness campaigns.
  • To provide knowledge support to policy-making bodies, various development and funding agencies, and civil society organizations.
  • To enhance the capacity of research institutions/ centres, as well as individual researchers in institutes and universities, by developing study materials.
  • To act as a resource centre for students and to extend the knowledge through setting up of branches.


Message from Chairman

Dear friends,
I feel very humbled and privileged to introduce Centre for Advanced Research and Development Studies (CARDS), an independent think tank and research institute.

Legal Aid and Advisory Support

Working on the principle of justice for all, CARDS provides free legal advice and support to the needy people, especially the marginalized. Apart from this, .. Learn More >

Research, Study and Publication

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Analysis and Planning

CARDS is actively involved in analysis of different government schemes, programmes and laws related to the empowerment of the people and provide .. Learn More >

Capacity Building

CARDS is working for the capacity building of Institutions and individuals through training, orientation programs, workshops and exposure visits… Learn More >

Ram Sakal Ram

(Ex. Judge and Former Chairperson of Juvenile Justice Board)

Dear friends,

I feel very humbled and privileged to introduce Centre for Advanced Research and Development Studies (CARDS), an independent think tank and research institute. CARDS has been set up with the primary objective of building a more democratic, participatory, inclusive and progressive India through the creation of a knowledge-based society. We have selected various themes and areas as our field of work for nurturing and strengthening the idea of political, social and economic democracy.

We intend to work on various projects in the field of education, legal aid, advisory support, capacity building, institutional development, advocacy, research study and publication through CARDS in the upcoming years.
We firmly believe that every human life is sacrosanct and everyone is entitled to have a dignified life. With our commitment of ‘Paying Back to Society’ we will keep working for building a more equitable and better society. We sincerely look forward to your kind co-operation and support in our endeavor.

Let us all pledge together to build a society our future generations can be proud of.