DR.D. SWAMINADHAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION (DSRF)
Dr.D.Swaminadhan Research Foundation (DSRF) is a non-profit and non-governmental forum established in 1995 by three former Members of Planning Commission, Government of India – Prof. Dr. D. Swaminadhan, Dr. Jayant Patil and Dr. S.Z. Qasim – with the laudable objective of contributing towards development based on eco-friendly, pro-poor and gender equity parameters. It is registered as a Society and as a Trust under Indian Societies and Trusts acts. Social Action, sustainable development, social empowerment, application of advancements in science & technology for development and promotion of human values are the focus. The Foundation has been recognised by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) and by the Ministry of Finance for the purpose of Income Tax Exemption. DSRF is also registered with Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India under the Foreign Contributions (Regulations) Act of 1976. The Foundation has established three Research Institutions – 1. Mahatma Gandhi National Institute of Research and Social Action (MGNIRSA); 2. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies (JNIAS) and 3. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute for Advanced Medical Research (JNIAMER) at Hyderabad, India.
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES (JNIAS)
Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies (JNIAS), Hyderabad, India has been established by Dr. D. Swaminadhan Research Foundation (DSRF), Hyderabad as a Teaching and Research Institution with a view to contribute to advanced technologies and build ‘core competence’ in specific areas. The activities of JNIAS involves: Education, Research and Training in certain fields of Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Social sciences and Management. It aims to blossom into an Advanced Institute of education and research with a reservoir of expertise and experience in the relevant fields and the necessary capability to promote multi-disciplinary education and research. JNIAS has been recognised as an Advanced Research Institute by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH), Hyderabad, India, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA), Anantapur, A.P, India and Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India for offering Ph.D., Post Graduate, M.Phil programmes and Post Graduate Diplomas and Training Programmes in certain areas in Sciences, Engineering & Technology and Humanities and Social Sciences, including Management. JNIAS is Recognised by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. Prof.Dr.D.Swaminadhan is the Founder Chairman of the Foundation and President of JNIAS.
SRI RAMANUJA MISSION TRUST (SRMT)
Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust, founded in 2000 at Chennai, India is managed by a team of committed members, with the guidance and support of elite thinkers and professionals and generous philanthropists from their own group. SRMT has more than hundred thousand members throughout the country and abroad, with a strength of ten thousand active members .SRMT, an ISO 9001: 2008 certified organization, is associated with renowned international organizations like URI (USA), Forum 21 Institute (USA), Globethics Network (Geneva) and Ethics & Spirituality Initiative for Sustainable Development Association (USA). It is also a member of IPB (Geneva), WANGO (USA), UN NGOs Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concern (UN-NGO-CSVGC) and a fellow member of CoNGO, Geneva. Their prime objective is 'knowledge dissemination'. Since 2000, they have organized, supported and participated in more than thousand conferences on both national and international levels. Their themes cover every subject of significance such as environment, energy, ethics, human rights, women empowerment, social change, education, international relations, health, science and technology, economy, good governance, law and justice, charity management, inter-faith harmony, non-violence, peace and many more. The Prime Mover for the Trust Activities is its Founder Chairman and the Managing Trustee, Professor SAR PV Chaturvedi.