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.
The Society's objectives include a wide range of educational and research activities with particular emphasis on social science research in the field of socio-economic development. MSS also operates Primrose School, an experimental school for primary and secondary education affiliated to (CISCE) Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, an education board established by Cambridge University.
MSS was registered in Pondicherry under the Societies Registration Act on October 17, 1970. It has been officially recognized by the Government of India as a tax-exempt charitable organization, an educational institution and social science research institute under sections 12AA(b) and 10(23c)(vi) of the Indian Income Tax Act. Donations to the Society are exempt from taxation under Sections 35(1)(iii) and 80G(5)(vi).
MSS is also an official international center of the World Academy of Art & Science collaborating with the Academy on research projects and publishing activities related to economics, social development, international security and global governance.
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T. Natarajan, President
Ashok Natarajan, Secretary
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