ICSSR at a Glance

The primary objective of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) is to promote research in Social Sciences and to facilitate the utilization of its vast resources. To assist the Council in the organization of its programmes within the Southern Region and to develop documentation and bibliographical services in some of the South Indian languages.

The major role of the 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 Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and the Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry.