The Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) is a public-funded, non-profit, autonomous institution dedicated to conducting policy research, advocacy, capacity-building, and outreach activities to foster the industrial transformation of India.

Registered on October 7, 1986, under the Indian Societies Registration Act 1860, ISID in 1988, became one of the institutions that are supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), (Government of India), through grants-in-aid. Since 2006, the Institute operates from its own well-appointed campus located in the Vasant Kunj Institutional Area in South Delhi. ISID owes its origin to its founder’s vision and leadership,  Late Prof. S.K. Goyal.

The policy research and other activities of ISID can be classified under nine broad themes, as follows:

  1. Industrial Structure, Performance, and Polices
  2. Corporate Governance and Industrial Financing
  3. Leveraging MSMEs and Start-ups for Industrial Transformation
  4. Globalization, FDI, and Trade
  5. Technology, Innovation and Industry 4.0
  6. Green Industrialization Strategy
  7. Employment and Labour Markets
  8. Spatial Dimensions of Industrial Development and Industrial Infrastructure
  9. Sectoral Studies on Competitiveness of Indian Manufacturing
Networks/ Recognitions

ISID is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Govt. of India. It is also listed on DARPAN portal of NITI Aayog (India’s Planning Agency) as a recognized think-tank. It is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Research Network on Trade (ARTNet) and the South Asia Network on SDGs (SANS) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). ISID’s Databases and e-resources are accessed by the academic community across the country through the Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre of the University Grant Commission (UGC).