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 Vajubhai Rudabhai vala
Governor of Karnataka,
President, ISEC Society

 

 

Board of Governors  

Chairman
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
Director, Member Secretary
Professor M G Chandrakanth
Director
Institute for Social and Economic Change

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

Professor R S Deshpande
National Fellow, ICSSR
#405, 5th Main,
Kendra Upadhyayara Sangha Layout,
Nagarbhavi Bengaluru - 560 072

Email: rs.kalbandi@gmail.com

Professor K P Kannan
Sariga K1,
Priyadharshini Nagar
Pongumood, Trivandrum – 695 011
Email : kannankp123@gmail.com
Professor  Narasimha Reddy D.
# 3-33-33,
L. Venkata Reddy Colony,
Lingampalli, Hyderabad - 500 019
Email: duvvurunarasimha@gmail.com
Professor V K Natraj
No.102, “Sri Lakshmi Apartments”
6thMain Road, Jayalakshmipuram
Mysore - 570 010
Email : profvk@gmail.com
Professor Shashanka Bhide
Director
Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS)
79, 2nd Main Cross, (P.O. Box-948),
Gandhinagar, Adyar
Chennai-600 020 Tamil Nadu
Email: director@mids.ac.in
Professor K. Sudha Rao
S-2, Stanbury Court, 60 Feet Road,
Sanjay Nagar, Bengaluru-560094
Emai: ceoksudharao@gmail.com

 

Professor Sujata Patel
Department of Sociology
Central University of Hyderabad
Gachi Bowli
Hyderabad 500046
Email:
patelsujata09@gmail.com
Professor Surinder S. Jodhka
Centre for the Study of Social Systems
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Room No:11, SSS-II
New Delhi – 110 067
Email: jodhka@mail.jnu.ac.in
Professor Valerian Rodrigues
Gratia Plena, Ullas Nagar,
2nd Cross Kavoor,
Mangalore – 575 015
Email: valerianrodrigues@yahoo.com

 

 

Academic Staff Representatives
Professor D. Rajasekhar
Professor and Head, Centre for Decentralisation and Development (CDD)
Institute for Social and Economic Change,
Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Road Nagarabhavi, Bengaluru – 560 072
Email : raja@isec.ac.in

 

Dr. C.M. Lakshmana
Associate Professor, Population Research Centre (PRC) Institute for Social and Economic Change, Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Road Nagarabhavi, Bengaluru – 560 072
Email : lakshmana@isec.ac.in

 

Co-Opted Members
Professor Ashwini Deshpande
Department of Economics
Delhi School of Economics
University of Delhi
Delhi - 110 007
Email : ashwini@econdse.org
Shri Nagarajan L.V., IAS (Retd.)
No.52, 5th ‘A’ Cross 16th Main,
B.T.M. Layout 2nd Stage,
IAS Officers Colony
Bengaluru-560 076
Email : l.v.nagarajan@gmail.com
Professor Padmini Swaminathan
Chairperson
School of Livelihoods and Development
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
2nd Floor, S R Sankaran Block
AMR-APARD Campus, Rajendra Nagar
Hyderabad – 500 030
Email: padmini.swaminathan@tiss.edu
Dr. Siddalingaiah, Ex-MLC
# 398, 4th Cross,
43rd Main Ideal Home Town Ship,
Rajarajeshwari Nagar
Bengaluru – 560 098
Email: kavi.siddalingaiah@gmail.com
Nominee of the ICSSR
Dr. G.S. Saun
O
fficiating 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. Bharat Lal Meena , IAS
Additional Chief Secretary to Government Education Department (Higher Education)
Room No:645, 6th Floor
M S Building, Dr Ambedkar Veedhi
Bangalore 560 001
Email:
prshigh-edu@karnataka.gov.in
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Smt. Uma Mahadevan, 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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Professor  B. Thimme Gowda
Vice Chancellor
Bangalore University
Jnanbharathi
Bangalore 560056
Email:
vc@bub.ernet.in


  

 


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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