To meet the strongly felt need for an institution of excellence for social science research, advocacy, and outreach programmes in the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Regional Centre Puducherry of Institute of Social Sciences was established in October 2012 and had its inaugural ceremony in November 2014 in Puducherry.
The vision of the Regional Centre Puducherry is to evolve itself as a premier institution of excellence for social science research with an interdisciplinary approach, advocacy, and outreach programmes on the thrust areas viz democracy, local governance, decentralisation-political and economic, role of youth in realising panchayati raj/local governance, political economy, development, community development, women studies, human rights, health, education, labour, agriculture, and rural development with a regional focus.
The mission of the Regional Centre is, in addition to its research and advocacy, to create informed public opinion, recommend policy and contribute to the discourses on participatory democracy, local governance, and development of Puducherry.
Mr. V. Selvam, the Founder-Regional Director of Regional Centre Puducherry, is coordinating the various activities of the Centre. He is a native of Puducherry and received his academic training in economics with an interdisciplinary approach in esteemed Central Universities like Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, and Pondicherry University, Puducherry.
Institute of Social Sciences
Regional Centre Puducherry
No.14, Plot No.06, Tagore Street
Anandha Nagar, Kathirkamam
+91-413-2278802 (fixed line)