Welcome to MIDS - A National Institute for Social Science Research



Ph D Students

Seminar Series / Workshop


Right to Information Act

Web Mail


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.                                                    .. more



Census Data Dissemination Workshop 2014

Call for research papers on Census data


The Directorate of Census Operations (TN) and the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai are jointly organizing a Census Data Dissemination Workshop with funding support of UN Women (the United Nations entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) at Chennai on 15th December 2014 at Triple Helix Auditorium, Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai. 

The aim of the Workshop is to sensitise data users about the availability and use of Census Data and to encourage young scholars and students to present papers using Census data.

News and Events

Prof Shashanka Bhide assumes charge as Director

Census Data Dissemination Workshop 2014 - Call for research papers on Census data

Event Calendar

Madras Institute of Development Studies,
79, II Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020, INDIA,
Phone: 0091 - 44 - 24412589 24411574 24412295 24419771 Fax: 0091 - 44 - 24910872.  E-mail: admin@mids.ac.in