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Undertake field research at the grassroots level on the festering socio-economic and other related issues confronting the country as a whole in general and the state of Haryana in particular.

Guide and assist, especially through its field based quality research findings, the planners and policy makers to overcome the social and cultural impediments to change and to achieve a faster pace of socio-economic development. Provide critical inputs for formulating strategies and programmes to complement and supplement governmental initiatives aimed at bringing about social change compatible with the improving standards of living.


Aims and Objective

Initiate, promote, formulate, and conduct research on various socio-economic issues, in their specific and general perspectives, as may be confronting the development goals set for the society as a whole and / or for any specific section thereof. Work as a platform for undertaking inter-disciplinary research, both at micro and macro levels that may be expected to yield useful results for policy formulations and their implementation.

Organize  and hold   seminars and  symposia, conferences, workshops, and extension lectures in areas of larger social, cultural and economic concerns with a view to generate ideas for bringing about desirable social change compatible with fast changing socio- economic scenario at both local as well as national levels.

Provide decision-making inputs to state and central government departments for planning and execution of development schemes for  the  larger  benefits of different  strata  of  society,  as  also  to evaluate the performance thereof. Carry out mapping of natural, human and intuitional resources to prepare optimal working plans and strategies for sustainable social and economic transformation. Undertake specific task-oriented research directed to the relatively deprived sections of the society, including gender-related issues and other problems of wider social concern. Evaluate the working and performance of centrally-sponsored schemes, particularly in respect of the benefits of these schemes percolating to targeted group/sections of the society.

Publish awareness material, bring out research journal(s) and carry out documentation of research studies in order to disseminate knowledge as a tool of social and economic change compatible with the wellbeing of the masses. Serve as an effective forum for interaction among eminent scholars to be drawn as visiting faculty and/ or as scholars-in-residence for carrying out specific-purpose project-based research and to deliver lectures, conduct research, and promote extension activities.

Promote and conduct quality, research on the life, work and philosophy of social thinkers, reformers, and educationists, including those in whose names research chairs have been instituted in / by the University. The Institute is housed in a three story building named “Swaraj Sadan”, which is located in the Maharshi Dayanand University Campus at Rohtak (Haryana). The Foundation Stone of the Institute was laid down by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble Finance Minister, Govt. of India on February 04, 2010 and Inaugurated by Smt. Meira Kumar, Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha on January 30, 2013. The building is fully air-conditioned. It consists of a well-built Seminar hall with the facility of Audio and Visual System for delivering lectures and presentations. Seminar hall can accommodate approximately 160 people.  In addition it has a Committee Room with Audio System. A library with large reading hall is located on the 2nd floor. A Cafeteria is available on the ground floor.

The institute has sanctioned permanent staff of 7 members, headed by the Director. Besides regular staff, institute provides employment opportunities to the researchers on project basis in various research projects undertaken by the institute. In addition, eight Social Chair offices are also housed in the building. Under this programme the senior professionals promote and conduct quality research on the life, work and philosophy of social thinkers, reformers and educationists, including those in whose names research chairs have been instituted in / by the University.
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