Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India (MIDS)
MIDS undertakes studies and research pertaining to development problems, with special reference to the agro-rural aspects of Tamil Nadu and the socially and economically backward sections of the population throughout the country. It also seeks to foster inter-university co-operation among social scientists of the universities and to promote inter-disciplinary research and disseminate information.
The research focus is on the following areas :
- development and planning
- poverty, inequality and social sector development
- agrarian issues and institutions
- industry and infrastructure
- demography, migration and urbanization
- education and gender
- state and social policies
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