About us

About us

Welcome to CReNIEO A Centre Dedicated to Research leading to Action

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 Nayagragh in Orissa, Pulicat and Yercaud in Tamil Nadu.

The Centre implements programmes sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and State government departments.

About our Founder

Dr. K. Rajaratnam an eminent Economist and a visionary is the Founder Director of CRëNIEO.

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.

The broad objective of CReNIEO for last 40 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.

Our Projects

Universities

School

Yercaud

Pulicat

The CReNIEO - Pulicat National Matri. School (PNMS), Pulicat

In the year 1987 CReNIEO conducted a socio economic survey of the people of Pulicat and during the survey it was found that one important desire of the people was that good quality formal education should be made available for their children. The people in Pulicat requested the Founder -Director Dr. K. Rajaratnam that CReNIEO should start a formal school.

In response, to that request in July 1988 CRENIEO started a School at Pulicat with English as the medium of instruction with standards LKG to third standard. Today 2018-19 the school has standards from LKG to X with the total strength of 777 children both boys and girls and nearly 80% of them belong to the fisherfolk and coastal community.

The parents of the children are actively involved in the welfare of their children. The children pay fees as per the government norms and for some children scholarship is arranged. The school follows the Tamil Nadu Government Matriculation syllabus and has been granted recognition by the Directorate of School Education, Tamil Nadu.

Special classes on environment are included in the syllabus and a special curriculum has been framed. The fisherfolk parents and others actively participate and contribute towards the functioning of the school.

One Team One Goal

The Centre for Research on New International Economic Order (CReNIEO) is committed to the total development of the socially and economically weaker sections of the Indian Society -with focus on women and children of the Fisherfolk, Dalit and Tribal communities. CReNIEO's development plans include promoting better health, formal education, skills for natural resource management and entrepreneurial skills for economic self-reliance and at the same time ensuring permanence of social change by capacity building and motivating the poor for upholding their rights in the society. Community action for social change is the key tool in the armory of development methodology. Gender equity and Environmental care is the umbrella for sustained development of people around the lakes as well as in the forests who are the target groups of CReNIEO's schemes of development.

No.104, B Block, Prince Garden, No.40, Thambuswamy Road,
Kilpauk, Chennai – 600 010, Tamil Nadu, India.

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