Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development is an independent, non-profit and non-political institution registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860. Supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi
, the center promotes research, publication and other creative activities. It has an open approach towards research collaboration and networking. The center also has a housing and urban development chair and population research center.
Chandigarh Domestic Airport is 14 km away. Chandigarh Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is 5 km from the center.