• eSocialSciences

    The information environment within which scholars work is undergoing a paradigmatic change. Older systems of knowledge management and dissemination are being challenged by new technologies of the internet, the world wide web and social networking technologies. Parallely, these techonologies..read more

  • YeSS

    Where information is knowledge.

    Our cities too are attracting large numbers who migrate to work or study or take advantage of new opportunities. Urban youth are a burgeoning phenomenon. This is a generation growing up in a new and 'shining' Asia that has emerged from the ravages of many wars, freedom struggles and economic..read more

  • JHS

    Journal Of Health Studies (JHS) is intended to provide a broad based, vibrant space for contemporary and historical inquiry on health themes through the publication of research articles, case studies, research briefs, commentaries and, policy notes and discussions. The aim of the journal is to support..read more

  • Youth Fund System

    This Fund supports urban youth in developing countries. It aims to advance the achievements of the Millennium Development goals and the Habitat Agenda by providing grants up to USD 25,000 to youth-led projects..read more

  • Nutrition Rights Programme

    The Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation was founded in 2002 through an endowment from Mr. Narotam Sekhsaria. The Foundation supports initiatives that enhance the quality of people’s lives across India..read more


    SHRAM Research Portal and Data Repository is conceptualized as an online knowledge community on migration in South Asia with a specific focus on India. It will mirror posts; will be a searchable repository of research in the field; make available datasets on migration; facilitate researcher interaction; help young scholars to access and work with migration data; facilitate policy and strategy formulations and eventually conduct virtual symposia/training programs on the issue.. read more


    The objective of the initiative 'System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism for Agriculture and Nutrition' (SPANDAN) is to contribute to the reduction of hunger and malnutrition among India's poor by increasing the evidence base for understanding the strength and dynamics of the multiple pathways between agriculture and nutrition and to provide tools to decision makers to strengthen the pathways from agriculture..read more

  • GME

    This project is aimed at the training of medical educators in state medical colleges in Maharashtra to incorporate a gender perspective in their teaching with a focus on issues of gender-based violence and discrimination.The need for this project stems from the key role that medical teachers can play in recognizing and addressing gender bias in medical education and practice..read more

  • JMS

    The eSS Journal Management System will act a central repository of the various academic journals around the world. The repository will allow Organizations/ Institutes to register freely on eSocialSciences and to Host or link their own Journal on our website..read more


    India Youth Fund has been co-founded by Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation and UN-Habitat as a window of the global Urban Youth Fund. It aims to empower the country’s urban youth and cement their role in nation’s development..read more

  • Patients' Rights

    In India, most of us visit a hospital or a doctor in case of immediate medical attention, in such situations doctor’s word is considered ultimate and every aspect of the treatment is taken as an ultimate truth. Given the paternalistic model of physician patient relation, physician becomes the decision maker and gives a little choice to the patients in the treatment..read more


    The Indian Sociological Society as a professional body has come of age. The Society stands as a shining example of how academic affairs of a social science discipline could be organised and how Sociologists, young and old from different regions of India having academic interest in diverse fields of specialisation could be brought on one forum..read more

  • NWMi

    The Network of Women in Media, India, is an association which aims to provide a forum for women in media professions to share information and resources, exchange ideas, promote media awareness and ethics, and work for gender equality and justice within the media and society. Local groups linked to the NWMI are currently functioning in 16 centres across the country..read more

  • JPAC

    The study of society, its institutions and processes, its history and its economy play a critical role in the shaping of that society and its intellectual contours. Social science research is expected to enhance understanding of society and its functioning; track, document and initiate change; provide inputs for public policies; and generate ideas and knowledge that could be used for teaching at various levels of education..read more

About Us

IRIS Knowledge Foundation is founded on the premise that the creation, management and dissemination of knowledge are critical components of a vibrant democratic society. The primary aim of IRIS-KF is clustered around the rational use of technology for generating reliable and farsighted solutions to social and economic problems and is also linked to larger education and welfare initiatives.

IRIS -KF is a CSR initiative of IRIS Business Services Ltd. which has developed expertise in leveraging technology for information management and knowledge services, and offering technology solutions for content management. IRIS-KF has been launched with the purpose of using this expertise in devising technology solutions for structuring and designing databases comprising social and economic data to provide readily usable quality content for different purposes such as programme management, social and economic research, policy enhancement, and for public education.

1. To create platforms for the active and vibrant interaction of parliamentarians, social scientists, corporates and the civil society.

2. To engage young people in relevant issues of governance, and social projects and to create fora for interactions between the young and the policy makers, political leaders and social scientists.

3. To promote initiatives in the sphere of knowledge creation and dissemination through the use of innovative technology.

4. To develop models of knowledge dissemination aimed at increasing access of knowledge and enhancing transparency.

5. To develop knowledge based services for public good and in the interest of transparency

6. To create space –real and on the web—for the interaction of the those who have or create knowledge and those do not have access to that knowledge.

7. To develop technology aided resources to enable parliamentary dialogue to be enriched by social science research

8. To enable research activity on useful and relevant social, economic and political issues in order to promote a greater understanding of how the society and the economy work and committed to promoting and disseminating such among public policymakers, business professionals, the civil society and the academic community.

9. To create new publishing space that will make the dissemination of research products easy and accessible to everyone regardless of the ability to pay and regardless of their social location.

10. To undertake activities that will enhance the broad goals stated above by organising seminars, conferences, exhibitions, etc.

11. To institute from time to time fellowships, scholarships, lecture series, etc towards furthering the above goals.


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System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism for Agriculture and Nutrition

The objective of the initiative 'System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism for Agriculture and Nutrition' (SPANDAN) is to contribute to the reduction of hunger and malnutrition among India's poor by increasing the evidence base for understanding the strength and dynamics of the multiple pathways between agriculture and nutrition and to provide tools to decision makers to strengthen the pathways from agriculture to nutrition.
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