Institute for Social and Economic Change


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Functions and Objectives



Functions and Objectives

  • To conduct interdisciplinary research in analytical and applied areas of social sciences, encompassing diverse aspects of development.

  • To assist both central and state governments by undertaking systematic studies of resource potential, identifying factors influencing growth and examining measures for reducing poverty.

  • To establish fruitful contacts with other institutions and scholars engaged in social science research through collaborative research programmes and seminars, and to conduct training courses and refresher programmes for university and college teachers and public functionaries.



ISEC receives annual grant-in-aid from Government of India (Ministry of Human Resources Development through ICSSR and Ministries of Agriculture and Health and Family Welfare), Government of Karnataka (Departments of Education and Finance) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The Institute also receives grants for specific research assignments from various India, international and bilateral agencies.


Details of amount received in FCRA Account



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