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The Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata is an autonomous research institute dedicated for Development Studies and related subfields, in Kolkata, India. It was established in 2002. Professor Amiya Kumar Bagchi was appointed as its first-Director.

It is affiliated to the University of Calcutta.

It is devoted to advanced academic research and informed policy advice in the areas of literacy, education, health, women, employment, technology, communication, human sciences and economic development. Other programs include training of research scholars in the social sciences working towards a Ph.D. The Institute is committed to the dissemination of its research findings through workshops, seminars, publications in the media, and other public counselling and education programmes.

The institute has carried out a field survey based research programme on literacy and primary education in West Bengal, some results of which have been published as Working Papers. It has also completed a research project on Public Health, Nutrition and Medicine.It has carried out a study of in-service training programs in five districts of West Bengal. It has hosted interns of the UNICEF studying problems of dissemination of vaccines.

It offers a multi-disciplinary course on M. Phil in Development Studies. The degree is awarded by the University of Calcutta

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