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Founded in 1980, the Xavier Institute of Social Research & Action (XISR) is a Social Science Institution that focuses on regional and applied research issues of social concern. It works in collaboration with the Social Science Departments of the College to provide an effective research and outreach programme. Its present Director, Dr. (Fr.) Anthony Dias S.J. has a Ph.D. in Law with special emphasis on environmental issues.

XISR regularly conducts sessions, research and deliberations in 5 major areas: Migration, Disaster management, Nomadic and De-notified tribes, Environment and Climate change as well as Development, Displacement and Rehabilitation.

Recent News

Suffering & Hope

Suffering of the voiceless, vulnerable and innocents Continues unabated across nations and continents   Children groaning, maimed, disfigured, lying dead By chemical attacks that inspire horror and dread   Traders in weapons of war and government hawks Sense...

Winners & Losers in the Development Game

Winners and Losers in the Development Game   Introduction Describing the Bhakra Dam as "A New Temple of Resurgent India," the country's first Prime Minister (PM), Jawarharlal Nehru in the year 1963 dedicated it to the nation. In August 2016, the country's incumbent PM...

An Appeal from Anamika

Hi! I am …… Anamika Most of my time is spent in the search for water The little river in my village is gasping for breath The wells are dry and and the cattle have passed away I lost my Papa to stress, water-stress He couldn’t take it anymore My mother found him...