Social Science Researchers Must Pay Attention Towards Societal Problems (Download PDF)

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On 13 May 2019 Speaking at the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), the Vice President said the objective of every research outcome should be to better the lives of the people.

The upliftment of the poor should be the goal of social science research. g

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Focus of ICSSR

  • The need for inclusive development, reaching the unreached and funding the unfunded.

  • To achieve sustainable developmental goals, taking care of the health of the population, alleviating poverty, mitigating the urban-rural divide and the challenges faced by the agriculture require a fresh and practical approach.

  • Researchers cannot confine themselves to compartmentalized silos and must have a basic understanding of other related disciplines. For example, health, education and environment cannot be confined to particular disciplines.

  • The social science research should strengthen the data base of policy makers and provide them with evidence-based inputs for policy improvement and implementation referring to the emerging areas in bio-technology, genetic engineering, biodiversity, new materials, micro-machines and others.

  • Keeping in mind the collective concern for rest of the world social scientists should think of new areas of research.

  • Degree of mutual dependence was growing. Liberalization, privatization and globalization brought forth many opportunities and challenges as well.

Role of ICSSR

  • ICSSR was established in 1969 by the Government of India.

  • It is an autonomous organisation funded by Ministry Of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

  • ICSSR provide grants for projects, fellowships, international collaboration, capacity building, surveys, publications to promote research in social sciences in India.

  • National Social Science Documentation Centre (NASSDOC) was established in 1969 as a constituent unit of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).

  • The objective of the NASSDOC is to provide library and information support services to social science researchers.

  • To serve as a national data service for promoting powerful research environment through sharing and reuse of data among social science community in India ICSSR has developed ICSSR Data Service.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 3, 2019

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