GRAAM and Institute of Social and Economic Change (ISEC) sign an MoU
GRAAM and ISEC University entered into an MoU to work jointly on research, faculty training, research collaboration, projects and internships for students.
GRAAM, a public policy research and advocacy institute inked a Memorandum of Understanding on 29
December 2020 with Institute of Social and Economic Change (ISEC), India’s premier institute for
Interdisciplinary Research and Training in the Social Sciences. The MoU was signed to work jointly on
research, faculty training and research collaboration, projects and internships for students.
Under the terms of the MoU, both the research organizations have agreed to undertake collaborations in
research and development, including exchange of information, publications and training. Considering the
growing need for inter-institutional collaborations in grassroots research and abject necessity for
improved policy level decision making, both the parties involved have agreed to work on joint projects,
provide support in implementing projects and apply for collaborative funding encompassing research on
all aspects of a developing society within the interdisciplinary framework.
This partnership is also undertaken with the intention of constituting faculty training, providing an
opportunity for faculty of both GRAAM and ISEC to attend workshops and leadership training constituted
jointly by both the organizations. The organizations have also agreed on constituting inter-institution
access to faculties and students to publish academic and research work for mutual learning and to share
values and contribute towards the overall development of society. The organizations have agreed on
jointly developing short term and distance learning programs for general public’s consumption, apart from
the short-term training through seminars, lecture series, workshops and conferences.
The signing of the MoU was participated by Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, Founder and Chairman, GRAAM
and Dr. Basavaraju R. Shrestha, Executive Director, GRAAM, and Professor S. Madheswaran, Director,
ISEC and Professor Krishnaraj among other faculty members. Other dignitaries present included
Professor K. V. Raju, Economic Advisor to CM of Uttar Pradesh, Professor M. K. Sridhar (Former
Member Secretary of Karnataka Knowledge Commission), Dr P. V. Krishna Bhat, Chancellor at Central
University of Orissa, Koraput and Professor M. V. Nadakarni, Honorary Visiting Professor, ISEC.