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Autonomous Research Organisations

The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) (External website that opens in a new window), New Delhi, set-up in 1972, reviews the progress of historical research and encourages scientific writing of history. It operates research projects, finances research projects by individual scholars, awards fellowships and undertakes publication and translation work.

The Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) (External website that opens in a new window), functioning from 1977 with offices in New Delhi and Lucknow, reviews the progress, sponsors or assists projects and programmes of research in philosophy, and gives financial assistance to institutions and individuals to conduct research in philosophy and allied disciplines.

The Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) (External website that opens in a new window), Shimla set up in 1965 is a residential centre for advanced research in humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. It is a community of scholars engaged in exploring new frontiers of knowledge aimed at conceptual development and offering interdisciplinary perspectives on questions of contemporary relevance.

The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) (External website that opens in a new window), New Delhi, is an autonomous body for promoting and coordinating social science research. Its main functioning are to review the progress of social science research, give advice on research activities in government or outside, sponsor research programmes and give grants to institutions and individuals for research in social sciences. The National Council of Rural Institute (NCRI) was set up in 1995 as a autonomous organisation fully funded by the Central Government to promote rural higher education on the lines of Mahatma Gandhi's revolutionary and voluntary agencies in accordance with Gandhian Philosophy of education and promote research as tool of social and rural development.

Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 19-01-2011