The Centre for Development Practice strives to emerge as the pioneering Centre for providing research opportunities to research scholars. CDP aims at continuing  the relation with the M.Phil. students, who have been trained as ‘engaged scholars’. The Centre hosts a  few of select students from the Centre every year as Research Associates after they have been granted their M.Phil. degrees. The Research Associate are given an opportunity and space to continue their action research agendas or to dwell deeper into new areas of research in the field/discipline of development practice.