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Invites Applications/Nominations for the post of Director


The Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) was established in October 1986 as autonomous policy research institution with the objectives of undertaking research, promotion of debates on issues relating to industrial development, building up of databases and promotion social science research. The Institute was brought under grant-in-aid scheme of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) in 1988. Over the three decades of its existence, the Institute has developed into a multi-faceted national level policy research institution by focusing on different aspects of India’s industrial development such as trade, investment, technology, corporate sector, labour & employment, public health and media studies and creation of research infrastructure including databases.


ISID invites Applications/Nominations for the Position of a Director, who should be an eminent social scientist with outstanding academic record and a doctorate degree from a recognized University in India or abroad; a minimum of 10 years teaching or research experience as Professor in a University or Research Institution with considerable research and administrative experience and capable of providing academic leadership, team work, and collaboration.



The Director is the academic and administrative head of the Institute and will function under the guidance of the Board of Governors of ISID.






Research or teaching experience in economics, specialization in issues in industrial development, corporate sector, finance, macroeconomics, public policy and research themes of the Institute with a proven record of publication in peer reviewed journals and books.




Age Limit:


The person should ideally complete one term of three years before attaining the age of 65 years. A younger person who can provide leadership to the Institute for 5-6 years may be preferred. The scale of pay is governed by the ISID/ICSSR rules and regulation and at present it is equivalent to that of Vice-Chancellor of a Central University.



The qualifications proposed are subject to adjustment by the Search-cum-Selection Committee (SSC), if considered necessary. The committee will have the freedom to consider names of scholars who may not have applied or been nominated.




Address for Communication


Applications/nominations, with complete bio-data along with names of three referees, should be addressed to the Chairman/Convener, Search-cum-Selection Committee (SSC), Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, 4, Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj Phase II, New Delhi – 110070



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Last Date for Applications: On or Before July 07, 2020

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EPW Vol. 53, No. 23, p. 26, Jun 06, 2020