MSS Research is the social science research division of The Mother's Service Society, a non-profit organization established in Pondicherry, India in 1970. The activities of the Society are inspired by the integral philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and organized to extend and apply their vision in different fields of life. Most of the research papers prepared by MSS during the past decade are available in this website.

The Society's objectives include a wide range of educational and research activities in the field of socio-economic development. MSS also operates Primrose School, an experimental school for primary and secondary education affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi, an education board established by Cambridge University. Further information regarding the school is available at

The Society is approved as a tax-exempt educational institution under section 10 (23C) (vi) of the Income Tax Act and as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India. Donations for research purposes qualify for 100% donor tax exemption under section 35 (1) (iii) of the Indian income Tax Act.

This report contains an overview and summary of the Society’s educational and research activities from its inception to 2009.

Officers: T. Natarajan, President
source Garry Jacobs, Vice-President
Ashok Natrajan, Secretary
Robert Macfarlane, Treasurer

Contact us:
Telephone: 91-413-2213758 or 2212443
Fax: 91-413-2212338
Email us at MSS Research

Future Education Conference

A one-day conference on Future Education in India was organized at Anandha Inn, Pondicherry on January 28, 2018 to consider the changes needed in our schools and to examine successful strategies that are already being applied by schools in India and overseas. 

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