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The M.P. Institute of Social Science Research (MPISSR) is an autonomous, multidisciplinary Centre for research and training located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. The institute was established in 1983 and came under umbrella of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi and Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1993-94.

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Professor Ram Sakha Gautam was a legendary personality in the Indian Social Science. He was a unique institution builder who devoted all his life for the promotion of research and higher education from the city of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. His elegant personality and optimistic orientation in life not only facilitated social science research in India but his benevolence towards needy students and teachers made him a legendary guru for achieving excellence in higher education. He started his teaching career as a lecturer in Political Science in Rewa College and he continued this stint till his last breath as president of MPISSR..

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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.
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Our Vision

The broad vision of MPISSR is to be an institution in dynamic equilibrium with its social, political and economic environment striving continuously for excellence in social science research to serve as a valuable resource for society and contribute to the nation’s development. Social science research is chiefly driven by two forces: (a) interest in knowledge..

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Internal Complaint Committee

In pursuance of the advisory issued by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) for M. P. Institute of Social Science Research is constituted to inquire in to the complaint received under the Provision of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013.

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