Introduction 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 at

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

MSS also carries on activities in the field of social, agricultural and rural development, business management, applied spirituality and other fields. More information on these activities 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. MSS is also registered as a charitable educational organization under section 12 AA(b) and approved for donor tax exemption under section 80G(5)(vi).

This report contains an overview and summary of the Society’s educational and research activities from its inception through 2012.


T. Natarajan, President
Ashok Natarajan, Secretary

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