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Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute

The Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute in Allahabad is one of the leading social science research institutes in India. It was established in 1980 by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) of the Government of India and the State Government of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.).

It is involved in research in social sciences and mainly focuses on research in the fields of socio-economic development, popular culture, public policies and social technologies of modernity. It provides training, guidance, consultancy and research feedback to scholars, agencies, institutions and government organisations concerned with development. The institute offers doctoral and post-doctoral research work with ICSSR fellowship support for scholars. It is affiliated to the University of Allahabad for the award of doctoral fellowships.

As part of its commitment to rural development it has started an MBA Rural Development program. Economists like Prof. Jean Drez and social historian and cultural anthropologist like Badri Narayan are the part of the faculty of the institute. Drez is a member of National Advisory Council, led by Smt. Sonia Gandhi.

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