The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) is an autonomous organisation that was established by the Government of India in the year 1969.
The main objectives of ICSSR are to promote, review encourage, assist and coordinate social science research.
As a part of its Programme six Regional Centers (including North Western Regional Centre at Chandigarh) were set up across the country to act as a representative of the ICSSR, New Delhi to provide information and implement the programmes and activities of the Council in the Region.
ICSSR – North Western Regional Centre, Chandigarh
The North Western Regional Centre of the ICSSR was set up on the campus of the Panjab University in 1977, on the initiative of Professor J.P. Naik, Member Secretary, ICSSR New Delhi and Professor R.C. Paul, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University.
It acts as a representative of the ICSSR New Delhi for the promotion of social sciences and as information Centre for disseminating and implementing the programmes and the activities of the Council.
The jurisdiction of the North Western Regional Center of ICSSR extends to the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and the Union Territorry of Chandigarh.