Set up in 1958 with a focus on economics, demography and sociology, its researchers focus on areas of emerging societal concern and interest. The Institute is an autonomous, multi-disciplinary centre for advanced research and training.
Research themes are:
agricultural and rural development
environmental and Natural Resources
globalization and trade
health economics and policy
industry and development
labor and welfare
social change and social structure
The website includes information about fellowships programs, different research units, in addition to completed and ongoing studies. The website also provides details about training programs and different events. Publications are available for download.