Institute for Social and Economic Change
 

 


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Management

President

Board of Governors

Life Members

Past Chairmen

Past Directors

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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
Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat
C-1, 1497, Vasanth Kunj
New Delhi – 110 070
Email: chairmanisec@gmail.com
Director, Member Secretary
Prof. M G Chandrakanth
Director
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Dr. V K R V Rao Raod
Nagarabhavi
Bengaluru 560072
Email:
director@isec.ac.in
Members
Prof. Abhijit Sen
No. 52 Dakshina Puram, J N U Campus,
New Delhi 110 067
Email:
abhijitsenjnu@gmail.com
Prof. P G. Chengappa
#43, II Cross,
Sneha Nagar Amrutha Halli Main Road
Sahakar Nagara post Bengaluru - 560 092
Email:
chengappapg@gmail.com
Prof. Gopal K. Kadekodi
Chetana’ Building
1st Main, 4th Cross,
Srinagar Dharwad - 580 003
Email:
gkkadekodi@hotmail.com
Prof. R Indira
No. 2907, 3rd Main Road
V.V. Mohalla, Mysore-570002
Email:
ramaraoindira@gmail.com
Prof.  Narasimha Reddy D.
# 3-33-33,
L. Venkata Reddy Colony,
Lingampalli, Hyderabad - 500 019
Email: duvvurunarasimha@gmail.com
Prof.  Shashanka Bhide
“Ambudhi”, Somanthadka,
P.O. Mundaje 574228,
Beltangady Taluk
Dakshina Kannada District,
Karnataka
Email: shashankabhide@gmail.com
Prof. K. Sudha Rao
S-2, Stanbury Court, 60 Feet Road,
Sanjay Nagar, Bengaluru-560094
Emai: ceoksudharao@gmail.com
Dr. Sudhir Krishna, I.A.S. (Retd.)
G-1602, Pioneer Park,
CRPF Camp Road Sector-61,
Gurgaon-122001 (Haryana)
Email:
sudhir.krishna@gmail.com
Academic Staff Representatives
Prof. C.M. Lakshmana
Professor and Head,
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
Prof. Parmod Kumar
Professor
Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Centre (ADRTC)
Institute for Social and Economic Change,
Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Road Nagarabhavi,
Bengaluru – 560 072
Email:
pkumar@isec.ac.in
Co-Opted Members
Prof. Madhura Swaminathan
Professor, Economic Analysis Unit,
Indian Statistical Institute
8th Mile, Mysore Road R.V.C.E. Post
Bengaluru – 560 059
Email:
madhura@isibang.ac.in
Prof. M R Narayana
Fiscal Policy Institute
Government of Karnataka
Kengeri Post
Bengaluru-Mysuru Road
Bengaluru – 560 060
Email:
mrnarayana@yahoo.com
 
Dr. Siddalingaiah
Ex-MLC #398, 4th Cross,
43rd Main Ideal Home Town Ship
Rajarajeshwari Nagar
Bengaluru – 560 098
Email:
kavi.siddalingaiah@gmail.com
Prof. Rajeswari S. Raina
Professor Department of International Relations
and Governance Studies, Center for Public Affairs and Critical Theory (C-PACT)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS), Shiv Nadar University, NH – 91, tehsil
Dadri Gautam Buddha Nagar
Uttar Pradesh – 201 314
Email:
rajeswari.raina@gmail.com
Nominee of the ICSSR
Prof. V.K.Malhotra
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
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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
Additional Chief Secretary to Government,
Finance Department,
Government of Karnataka
Room No. 255, II Floor
Vidhana Soudha
Bengaluru 560001
Email:
prs-fd@karnataka.gov.in
..
Shri. B.H. Anil Kumar IAS
Additional Chief Secretary to
Government of Karnataka
Department of Higher Education
Room No:645, 6th Floor Ist Stage
M S Building, Dr Ambedkar Veedhi
Bengaluru 560 001
Email:
prshigh-edu@karnataka.gov.in
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Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, IAS
Principal Secretary to Government
Planning, Programme
Monitoring & Statistics Department
Government of Karnataka
IV Stage, III Floor, M S Building
Dr Ambedkar Veedhi
Bengaluru 560 001
Email:
prs-plg@karnataka.gov.in
.
Prof. Venugopal K R
Vice Chancellor
Bangalore University
Jnanbharathi
Bengaluru 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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