Core Team

Prof. J K Bajaj

ICSSR, New Delhi

Prof. Virendra Kumar Malhotra

ICSSR, New Delhi

Prof. D. Ravinder Chairman, ICSSR - SRC

Osmania University, Hyderabad

Prof. V. Usha Kiran
Honorary Director

ICSSR - SRC, Hyderabad


Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) was established in the year of 1969 by the Government of India to promote research in social sciences in the country on the recommendation of Prof. V. K. R. V. Rao Committee. Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) is an autonomous organization established in 1969 on the recommendation of Prof. V. K. R. V. Rao Committee. The Southern Regional Centre was established on 1st February 1973 in collaboration with the Osmania University and the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The founders of the Southern Regional Centre were Prof. Rasheeduddin Khan and Prof. G. Ram Reddy.

The major role of the Southern Regional Centre is to act as an agent of the ICSSR within the southern region; to act as the representative of the social scientists of the region and to bring their ideas and problems to the ICSSR, New Delhi; to provide a platform for the social scientists of the southern region; to come together for the promotion of social science research and to serve as the link between the social scientists of the southern region, national and international community of social scientists. The jurisdiction of the Southern Regional Centre extends to the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu,Telangana and the Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

ICSSR-SRC - Scope of Disciplines

To arrange visits of eminent social scientists to the Centre where they deliver lectures and hold discussions and seminars. The expression 'Social Sciences' has been defined by ICSSR to cover the disciplines of Economics (including Business Administration), Political Science (including International Relations), Psychology, Public Administration and Sociology (including Criminology and Social work) as well as social science aspects of the disciplines of Anthropology, Commerce, Demography, Education, Geography, History, Law, Library and Information Sciences and Linguistics.

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