The Jesuit Research and Development Society was founded on 22 March 2006 to assist, promote, channelize, undertake charitable, social and humanitarian work, irrespective of caste, community, religion and economic status, solely for philanthropic purposes. Since its inception, the Society has been engaged in research and research related activities as well as supporting Government and Non-Governmental organizations in their efforts to promote the socio-economic development of marginalized communities, in particular, the Dalits, Tribals, Minorities and other weaker sections of society.  JRDS has been responding to the challenges faced by marginalized sections of society in the country for the last 14 years by engaging in relevant training, publication and advocacy through collaboration and networking with a large number of social activists, people’s movements, human rights groups, civil society organizations and ecological movements throughout India and the world.

This also involves conducting, organizing, supporting and participating in conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, trainings etc. The Society supports and engages in charitable activities for educational purposes and socio-economic development of marginalized communities. This includes providing grants, scholarships, concessions, incentives, subsidies, etc. Finally, in order to fulfill the aims and objectives of the association, the Society networks and collaborates with like-minded academicians, professional groups, associations, non-governmental and governmental organizations, and international organizations.


To build a just, humane, secular, democratic and inclusive Indian society wherein the poor and marginalized communities cherish equality, dignity, freedom, justice, peace and harmony.

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07 Jan, 2021

On the 7th of January 2021, Thursday, Jesuit Research and Development Society in collaboration with Jesuit Conference of India/South Asia, conducted an online training session on Policy Advocacy where participants from all over South Asia that is, from various states of India, Nepal,…