A leading task of the Association is to organize various events like conferences, seminars, public lectures, and training workshops to further its goal of promoting teaching and research in social sciences.

Upcoming Events

The 18th Annual Conference

The 18th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Social Science Institutions will be held during 4-5 December 2017 at the Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. The conference will be jointly organized by the Acharya Nagarjuna University and the Centre for Economic and Social Science Studies, Hyderabad. Professor R. Radhakrishna, Chairman, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, is the conference President and Professor M. Koteswar Rao, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, is the Local Organizing Secretary of the Conference.


The 12 thTarlok Singh Memorial lecture this year would be delivered by Professor D. N. Reddy,Former Professor, University of Hyderabad. In the lecture he is expected to focus on contemporarysocial and economic issues.

Some recent events organized in the past:

Seventeenth Annual Conference of IASSI

The seventeenth Annual Conference of the Association was organized in 2016 in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh. The conference was held on December 9-10, on the broad theme Education and Development: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities. The event hosted more than 40 paper presentations with participation from Indian and international scholars.

The event was presided over by Former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, who also delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Singh elaborated on the role of economic reforms to bring about change in the lives of the people. He also spoke on the role education plays in allowing people to gain access to the government's efforts.

Eleventh Tarlok Singh Memorial Lecture

The Eleventh Tarlok Singh Memorial Lecture, 2016, was delivered by Professor S.S. Johl, Chancellor, Central University of Punjab on the topic “Alleviating Socio-economic Stress in Rural Areas of Punjab”.Drawing upon his many years of experience and scholarship, the lecture presented Professor Johl's views on agricultural policy and economic development in the state of Punjab. In his speech he delineated various policy suggestions to alleviate acute socio-economic stress that has in its grips the agricultural/rural sectors of Punjab’s economy.

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