The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) was set up by the Government of India in 1969 as an autonomous organization to promote, encourage, assist and coordinate social science research in India.

ICSSR-NRC (Northern Regional Centre) is one of the 6 Regional Centres of the ICSSR. It was estabilished at Jawaharlal Nehru university (JNU). which is ann affiliating University. The activities of the NRC cover the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the Union Territory of Delhi.

Indian Council of Social science Research (ICSSR) is an apex body promoting social science research in India fully funded by the Government of India. ICSSR provides valuable help and encouragement to scholars through fellowships, project grants, partial assistance for organizing seminars and coferences.