|Location||About 11 km from Allahabad railway station, Jhunsi, Allahabad, U.P., India|
|Timings||10am-5pm, Sunday closed|
|Ideal time||Throughout the year|
|How to reach||hire an auto rickshaw from any part of the city|
The institute was established in 1980, by ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research) in association with the State Government and came under University of Allahabad on July 14th, 2005. The institute undertakes interdisciplinary research in the field of social sciences. The mission of the institute is to create new knowledge in the field of social sciences. It has a doctoral programme in social sciences and a MBA course in rural development.