Lecture Series


The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) was set up by the Government of India in 1969 as an autonomous organization in order to review, promote, encourage, assist and coordinate social science research in the country. From its inception ICSSR was considered as one of the biggest achievements of Indian Democracy and it was conceived as premier national agency expanding social science research, improving its quality and attempting to increase its utilization in policy formulation. In pursuance of the above targets and as part of its programme of decentralizing administration and broad basing social science research, ICSSR took, in the past, a considered decision to set up regional centres all over the country. The North Eastern Regional Centre of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR-NERC) was established on March 2, 1977 at Shillong, India.

Eminent Social Scientist/Development Practitioner Lecture Seriesand Its Objectives

ICSSR-NERC has recently constituted the Eminent Social Scientist/Development Practitioner Lecture Series to invite accomplished social scientists within the region, country and abroad for delivering lectures and/or sharing their experiences on issues affecting the society at different levels (local, national, regional, sub-regional and global) that include development practice. The primary objective of the series is to inform, debate, examine, theorise and suggest policies on important challenges that society in general and North East India in particular face. This has become conspicuous for the North eastern region of India in the context of the enunciation of the Act East Policy of the Government of India andthe same being projected as the macro development strategy for the development of the region bringing a paradigm shift in understanding and examining development in this part of the country.

Academicians and Social Scientists, Development Practitioners, Policy Makers, Research Scholars in North East and India.
45-60 Minutes for the Lecture and maximum 30 Minutes for Interaction (Blended Mode)
Frequency: Monthly