Institute for Social and Economic Change

Established in 1972 by Professor V K R V Rao, ISEC is an All-India Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Training in the Social Sciences

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Dr VKRV Rao Library is one of India's premier research libraries in social sciences. Since its inception in 1972, the library has been an integral part of the institution, providing efficient and timely support to the institute’s faculties, researchers, PhD scholars as well as to policy makers, administrators, consultants, students from all over the country. It holds a large collection of current and historical statistical sources produced by central and state governments and multilateral institutions. These include statistical yearbooks, bulletins, population censuses, trade statistics, and a large range of economic, financial and social data. The library plays a vital role in collecting, organizing and disseminating information for the benefit of researchers. The Library has a collection of over 1.34 lakh documents including Books, Reports, Bound Volumes of Journals, Theses etc.. The library subscribes to 291 print journals. It subscribes to online databases viz., JSTOR, EconLit Fulltext, Prowess(CMIE),, ISID, EPWRF ITS, etc. The library is a depository library for World Bank. A notable treasure of the library is the collection of valuable books as a bequest from Bharat Ratna Sir. M. Visveswaraya and Dr. VKRV Rao Collection The library functions Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For More Information kindly visit

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