The Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), formerly Corporate Studies Group (CSG), is a seat of higher learning, formed by under the umbrella of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, by the Government of India with an aim to assist the government in formulating national level policies. The Institute is located at Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India and is headed by Padma Vibhushan winner, T. N. Chaturvedi.
The Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) was started in the eighties, when the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) revamped the erstwhile Corporate Studies Group (CSG) by expanding the mandate to make the institute, a nodal agency in matters related to industrial policy development in India. It is a public funded, non profitable organization and acts as an advisory body to ICSS.
The activities of the Institute is broadly classified into various themes:
Theme Activity Industrialization Land acquisition, Special Economic Zones, Agricultural land, Manufacturing sector and Training and skill formation Corporate Sector Structure, Corporate Governance, Internationalization Trade, Investment and Technology Cross-border capital flows, Mergers and Acquisitions and FDI Regulatory Mechanism Study of regulatory authorities in the light of India’s own and international experience, competition issues Employment Employment growth, Non-farm employment, Distributional issues, Migrant labour and Workforce transitions Public Health Healthcare financing, Health expenditure, Corporatisation, Pharmaceutical industry, Occupational health, Environment and Health communication Media Studies Multimedia techniques and Dissemination of knowledge Other Issues Educational policy and planning