The Institute's vision, mission and mandate place Research at the forefront of core activities, and it occupies a primary place in the activities of the Institute. The subject of research comprises a broad spectrum of labour related issues and problems in both the organized and the organized sectors. While deciding the topics of research, care is taken to identify subjects and issues of topical concern and relevance to policy formulation.
The Institute continues to place great emphasis on the problems and issues of labour in unorganized and organised sectors in general and the more disadvantaged among these such child labour, women labour and rural labour in particular. Research activities also explore the basic needs of different groups of trainees such as trade union leaders and organizers in both organized and unorganized sectors, managers of public and private sectors, labour administrators and volunteers of non-governmental organizations.
The topics covered in faculty research are wide ranging – from employment, rural labour, migration, skill-development, to child labour, health, gender, to labour laws, labour history, to informal sector, decent work, and agrarian relations – and they fall within the ambit of the thrust areas of the Institute's research centres. An average of 20 research projects undertaken per year during the last five years, and with faculty at full sanctioned strength, it is projected that the Institute will be in a position to undertake around 30 research projects per year for the next five years.
Please follow the links in the Research menu above or below to navigate to respective Centre pages.