The Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS) is an Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) recognised institution. It was set up in 2003, by academicians and civil society activists to understand the problems of marginalised groups, identify the causes of their marginalisation and suggest policies for their empowerment. Since its inception, the Institute has carried out extensive research on the development concerns of the marginalised groups of the Indian society.
To help develop 'Socially Inclusive Character in the Society, Economy, Politics, Governance and Development
Recognised as :
'Centre with Potential for Excellence', ESRC, UK.
'The Emerging Centre for Social Science Research', DFID, UK
'Research Think Tank', IDRC, Canada