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Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research is situated at Thaltej Road, Near Door Darshan Kendra, Ahmedabad, 380054, Gujarat, India. in Ahmedabad.

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Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research is a leading Social Science Research Institute in India. It is an autonomous organisation registered as a Trust and Society under the relevant statutes in 1965. With the valuable cooperation of the Gujarat Government, businessmen, and industrialists of Gujarat, the Institute started academic activities in 1969 with Prof. D.T. Lakdawala as its founder Director. Appreciating the role of such an institution of higher learning and research in Gujarat, the Gujarat government had given full maintenance grant during the initial years of the Institute’s development. By the mid-seventies, the Institute established its unique identity at the national level. Government of India recognised it as a National Institute in 1975 and, consequently, the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, started sharing the maintenance grant on a 50:50 basis. Organizing Seminars, Conferences and Workshops at the Institute and participation by the research staff of the Institute at regional, national, and international level are the other important facets of the working of the Institute. Faculty members of the Institute have been appointed to various committees of the Government of India and Gujarat, Planning Commission, Universities, Reserve Bank of India, and international agencies like UNCTAD, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

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Harivallabhdas Kalidas Library of the Institute is a specialised library in social sciences with key focus on economics and other development areas. The library is well equipped with modern cataloging system and has got a huge collection of books in economics. The data base section of the library is updated regularly and most of the data base on Indian economy like Census publications, CSO and NSSO publications and other Government of India and Government of Gujarat publications are available with the library. The library has developed a good network with other professional libraries in Ahmedabad for inter library exchange and loan of books. The total collection of books in the library including bound volumes is over 50,000. The Institute subscribes around 30 Indian Journals and 20 foreign Journals and receives more than 100 Journals on gratis/exchange basis. The library provides information support and reference assistance to users. The library circulates "Current Awareness Bulletin" for journals and "List of Recent Addition" for books. The library also provides photocopying facilities to researchers at a nominal rate. Computer center of the Institute is Air-conditioned and well equipped with LED desktop machines of Dell connected through DHCP Internet LAN connections. These are BSNL and Airtel broadband connections with Wi-Fi and DHCP Internet LAN connection. Ten BSNL broadband VPN Internet connections are also provided for all the faculty members of the Institute. All faculties and staff members are provided with computers and DHCP Internet LAN facilities round the clock. B/W LaserJet, Colour LaserJet Printers and Scanners are made available in the computer centre for research scholar and supporting staff members. The Institute has also a ceiling mounting projector.


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