Institute for Social and Economic Change
 

 


The Institute

 

Birds Eye View

Management

President

Board of Governors

Life Members

Past Chairmen

Past Directors

Memorandum of Association & Rules & Regulations

Bye-Laws, and Service Rules

Functions and Objectives

Location and Infrastructure

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The Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) is an All India Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Training in the Social Sciences, established in 1972 by the late Professor V K R V Rao. It is registered as a Society under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960, to create a blend of field-oriented empirical research and advances in social science theories leading to better public policy formulation.
  


 
 

Management

The Governor of Karnataka is the President of the ISEC Society. ISEC is governed by the Board of Governors consisting of eminent academicians and social scientists elected from among founder / life members and representatives of Government of India, Government of Karnataka and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). The Director of ISEC is a member of the Board of Governors as well as the chief executive of the Institute.
 


  
President

His Excellency Shri K. Rosaiah
Governor of Karnataka,
President, ISEC Society

 

 

Board of Governors  

Chairman

Professor G Thimmaiah
No.22, B.H.C.S. Layout
Bannerghatta Road
BANGALORE - 560 076 (India)
Tel: 91-080-6686695
E-mail:
kunnikere@gmail.com

Director
Professor Binay Kumar Pattnaik
Institute for Social and Economic Change

Dr. V K R V Rao Raod
Nagarabhavi
Bangalore 560072
Email:
director@isec.ac.in
Members

Professor Abdul Aziz
328, Teachers’ Colony,
Near ISEC Gate, Nagarbhavi PO,
BANGALORE 560 072
Phone: 080-23215378
Email:
abdulaziz@nls.ac.in

Professor Sudarshan Iyengar
Vice-Chancellor
Gujarat Vidyapeeth
Ashram Road
Ahmedabad – 380 014
Email:
sudarshan54@gmail.com

Professor Gopal K Kadekodi
Honorary Professor
Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research, Dharwad
“Chetana”, Ist Main Road, 4th Cross,
Srinagar Dharwad – 580 003
Phone: 0836-2472827 (Res.)
Email :
gkkadekodi@gmail.com
Professor Kalpana Kannabiran
Director,
Council for Social Development, Hyderabad
“Nivedita”, #10-3-30/8 Plot 314, Street 7, East Marredpalli, Secunderabad – 500 026 Andhra Pradesh, Phone: 040-27733853
Email:
kalpana.kannabiran@gmail.com
Professor K P Kannan
Chairman,
Laurie Baker Centre for Habitat Studies
Vilappilsala, Trivandrum 695573,
Kerala, India
Email :
kannankp123@gmail.com
Professor C T Kurien
#004, ‘D’ Block, Raheja Residency
7th Cross, 3rd Block
Koramangala, Bangalore 560 034
Email:
ctkurien@gmail.com

Professor Meenakshisundaram S S
Visiting Professor
Rural Development and Decentralized
Governance
National Institute of Advanced Studies
IISc. Campus, Bangalore – 560 012
Email:
meenakshi54@hotmail.com

Professor Surendra L Rao
D/1, Chartered Cottage
8 Langford Road
Bangalore 560025
Email:
surendral.rao@gmail.com
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Dr. Ravindra A, IAS (Retd.)
Former Chief Secretary, Gok
No. 678, Indiranagar I Stage I Main Road, Bangalore – 560 038
Phone: 080-25297852 (Res.)
Email:
dra.ravindra@gmail.com
Academic Staff Representatives
Dr. R Mutharayappa
Professor
Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies
ISEC
Nagarbhavi
Bangalore 560072
Email:
mutharayappa@isec.ac.in
Dr. T N Bhat
Assistant Professor
Population Research Centre
ISEC
Nagarbhavi
Bangalore 560072
Email:
tnbhat@isec.ac.in
Co-Opted Members
Professor Sheik Ali B
Former Vice-Chancellor
Mangalore & Goa Universities
#59, III Cross, VII Main Road
Saraswathipuram
Mysore – 570 009
Phone: 0821-2543439
Email:
mazadbedcollege@yahoo.com

Professor Anitha Kurup
School of Social Sciences
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bangalore – 560 012
Phone: (Off.) 080-22185144/22185000
Email:
bkanitha@gmail.com

Professor Sujata Patel
Department of Sociology
Central University of Hyderabad
Gachi Bowli
Hyderabad
Email:
patelsujata09@gmail.com

 

Dr. C Rammanohar Reddy
Editor, Economic & Political Weekly
#320-321, A to Z Industrial Estate
Ganpatrao Kdam Marg, Lower Parel
Mumbai – 400 013
Phone: 022-40638282
Email :
edit@epw.in

 

Nominee of the ICSSR
Professor Ramesh Dadhich
Member Secretary
Indian Council of Social Science Research 
(Ministry of Human Resource Development) 
JNU Institutional Area,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg 
New Delhi-110067 
E-mail:
ms@icssr.org
Ex-Officio Members
The Secretary/Addl. Secretary
Joint Secretary
Ministry of Finance
Dept. of Economic Affairs
Government of India
New Delhi
.
The Secretary/Addl. Secretary
Joint Secretary
Ministry of Human
Resource  Development
Dept. of Education,
Shastry Bhavan
Government of India
New Delhi
..
Shri. I S N Prasad, IAS
Principal Secretary,
Finance Department,
Government of Karnataka
Room No. 255, II Floor
Vidhana Soudha
Bangalore 560001
Email:
prs-fd@karnataka.gov.in
..
Shri. Rajneesh Goel, IAS
Principal Secretary to Govt.
(Higher Education)

Department of Education
Government of Karnataka
Room No.,546, 5th Floor, 1st stage,
M S Building, Dr Ambedkar Veedhi
Bangalore 560 001
Email:
prshigh-edu@karnataka.gov.in
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Smt. Manjula V, IAS
Principal Secretary, Department of Planning and Statistics
Government of Karnataka
IV Stage, III Floor, M S Building
Dr Ambedkar Veedhi
Bangalore 560 001
Email:
prs-plg@karnataka.gov.in
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Prof.  B. Thimme Gowda
Vice Chancellor
Bangalore University
Jnanbharathi
Bangalore 560056


  

 


Life Members

 

List of Life Members

 


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.
     
     
      


 
 

Funding

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.
 
  


 

Location and Infrastructure

ISEC is located in a sylvan 16-hectare campus at Nagarbhavi, abutting the Bangalore University's 'Jnanabharati' premises on the south-western outskirts of the city. Besides the academic and administrative complex, the hostels for the students and guesthouse for the visiting scholars, the campus has a residential facility for 77 faculty and staff of the Institute. It also has well-equipped seminar halls and a 300-seater auditorium. The Institute's campus is well maintained with sprawling gardens and lawns and a variety of flora and fauna. The Bangalore Urban Arts Commission has judged the Institute's campus as one of the best maintained campuses in the city of Bangalore consistently for three years

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