(Professor Fokhrul Islam Foundation)
An Organization in Special Consultative Status with
Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, since 2012
विकास और सामाजिक अध्ययन संस्थान
Institute of Development and Social Studies
There are as many as twenty-six (26) autonomous research institutes established all over the country which are supported by government bodies like the Indian Council of Social Science Research. These institutes are set up for enlarging the base of social science knowledge, improving the quality of research, and promoting an interdisciplinary perspective. These institutes constitute an important mechanism for supporting research talents and building up of research capabilities in the different regions of the country, particularly in the areas where social science research is not yet well developed.
These institutes are closely associated with national and state level planning and development agencies, and have thereby strengthened the links between research and policy making. Surprisingly, no such specialised research institute has been initiated in the state of Uttarakhand and none of the ICSSR supported institutes is located in this state.
In order to address this need, a meeting of senior social sciences faculty and research scholars from institutions of Uttarakhand like IIT Roorkee, IIM Kashipur, Uttarakhand Open University, Kumaun University, Uttarakhand Academy of Administration, Nainital, University of Petroleum and Energy studies, Dehradun was held on 29 Dec 2019 at Radhey Hari Government Post Graduate College, Kashipur. It was unanimously decided to establish “Institute of Development & Social Studies” in Uttarakhand. For operational ease and to draw support from other institutions like IIM, it was suggested that the said institute be establish in and around Kashipur under Udham Singh Nagar district.
The major objective of the Institute will be to conduct, sponsor and aid research in the field of social sciences and associated fields, to
cover all aspects of a growing and developing policy, including governance, management, natural resources and organizational problems. Special attention will be paid to comparative analysis, intra-regional, inter-regional and the problems of hilly regions in a developing society. Above all, the accent of the Institute will be on the identification and development of human and natural resources.
MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION AND CONSTITUTION
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Sri D K Srivastava
Nominee of the Government of Uttarakhand
Nominee of the ICSSR, New Delhi
Nominee of the Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
Dr Deepak Paliwal, Associate Professor of Sociology, IGNOU, New Delhi
Dr Atulan Guha, Chairperson, Economics Area, Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, Kashipur
Prof Pampa Mukherjee, Professor, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Dr Hiranmoy Roy, School of Business, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
Dr Arshad Hussain, Dept of Law, Soban Singh Jeena University, Almora, Uttarakhand
Dr Mahendra Babu Kuruva, Department of Management, HNB Garhwal Central University, Srinagar
Prof K M Baharul Islam, Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, Kashipur
Dr Rekha Mewafarosh, IIM Kashipur, Kundeswari, Kashipur 244713
Prof Zillur Rahman, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Prof Divya Saksena, Dean, School of Liberal Arts, IMS Unison University, Dehradun
Sri Akhilesh Singh Butola, Rishikesh-249201 [Secretary]
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