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The Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS) was founded by Dr. Malcolm S Adiseshiah and Mrs. Elizabeth Adiseshiah, in January 1971. MIDS was reconstituted as a National Institute of Social Science Research in March 1977 under the joint sponsorship of the Government of India through the Indian Council of Social Science Research and the Government of Tamil Nadu.  


- To undertake 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.

- To conduct seminars and conferences on development issues concerning Tamil Nadu and the country at large.

- To foster inter-university co-operation among social scientists of the universities of the four southern states.
- To promote inter-disciplinary research, and disseminate information relating to the above activities.

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Seminar on "I live where I like": A Presentation and Discussion on Resistance to Slum Clearance in Crossroads, South Africa and in Chennai, by Koni Benson, 5-7 pm on March 2, 2015.

Panel Discussion on Politics over Literature: Oorar Varaintha Oviyum Madhurobagan and Attacks on Literary Works in Tamil Nadu, 3-5 pm on March 3, 2015

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Madras Institute of Development Studies,
79, II Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020, INDIA,
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