Objectives

The objectives of MPISSR are:-

 

  • To undertake and promote research in such areas which are identified as thrust areas due to their socio-economic significance, current relevance and policy implications with particular reference to the developmental problems of Madhya Pradesh.
  • To develop specialisation in research on Tribal Development, Panchayat Raj, Rural Development, Environmental Issues, Education and to conduct evaluation studies on developmental programmes and schemes.
  • To provide facilities for research, training and extension work related to the development and welfare of scheduled castes, Scheduled Tribes, women, children and other weaker sections of the society.
  • To extend training facilities to panchayat representatives and functionaries, and to contribute to the promotion of participatory development in rural areas through action research and cooperation with NGOs.
  • To undertake studies on problems of industrial development in Madhya Pradesh with special reference to regional disparities and labour issues.
  • To create institutional infrastructure for empirical research, survey work and data analysis.
  • To offer consultancy services to the state and central governments.
  • To undertake development studies and research projects sponsored by governmental and nongovernmental organisations, international agencies and foundations.
  • To invite social scientists and researchers to the Institute to pursue their own advanced research and/or to contribute to research and other activities of the Institute.
  • To organise seminars, symposia, workshops and special lectures on developmental problems and burning national and state level issues.
  • To publish research works of high standard in the form of books, monographs, research papers and occasional papers.
  • To bring out Madhya Pradesh Journal of Social Sciences (English) and Madhya Pradesh Samajik Vigyan Anusandhan Journal (Hindi) (bi-annual) for the advancement of knowledge in social sciences and to encourage dialogue on developmental problems.
  • To start doctoral and post-doctoral research at the Institute, and to institute fellowships and awards in honour of distinguished social scientists.
  • To develop a professionally managed well equipped Social Science Library and Documentation Centre with data base to fulfil a long standing demand for establishment of a Social Science Resource Centre in Madhya Pradesh.
  • To forge close functional relationships with sister institutes, centres of higher learning and research foundations in India and abroad.
  • To accept any grants, gifts, donations and subscriptions whether in cash or securities and of property, either movable or immovable, in furtherance of the objectives of the Institute.
  • To provide a clearing house for collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data on social science resources.
  • To undertake interdisciplinary research in areas of social relevance conducive for national development.
  • To develop a robust research environment that fosters team work, cooperation and mutual support.
  • To organize short intensive training courses to facilitate the development of competent and committed social science researchers.
  • To design relevant models in theory and also extend interventions in field and public policies through productive research.
  • To effectively respond to continually changing social realities through upgradation and updation of research methodologies and techniques.
  • To identify relevant areas of specialization which the institute can embark and concentrate on.
  • To undertake all such lawful activities as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of the above mentioned objectives.