Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) was established in the year 1986 with a view to promote empirical and conceptual research. Research is carried out on ideologies and problems relevant to Indian polity, society, economy, religion and culture. Attention has been focused on the problems of Muslims and other minority  groups. The studies include the problems of development processes, community relations, social tensions, status of women etc. Within the said period the Institute has established itself as a Centre of research and intellectual activities, which is known for its objectivity in the academic world.

Its achievements and programme have received recognition from the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. The IOS is in Consultative Status (Roster) with ECOSOC of UN.

The Institute has tried to fill the academic vacuum in approaching societal issues faced by Indian people in general and Muslims in particular. It has provided a platform for serious intellectual endeavor in the areas of Social Sciences and Humanities, and became a trendsetter in the fields of conceptual and investigative research on the Qur’anic approach to human problems and the problems of Muslims in India. Various survey projects, which focus on the problems of Muslims and other weaker sections of Indian society, are fulfilling a long felt need for statistical information and analysis in different areas.

Institute of objective studies functions in a structured manner through three types of set-ups.

These set ups are as follows:

Governing Structure

Academic Structure

Administrative Structure

Governing Structure

Institute of Objective Studies is registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 as a society

for promotion of knowledge. The governing structure of the Institute as per its Memorandum

of Association consists of two bodies: The General Assembly and the Governing Council.


General Assembly

The General Assembly  is the supreme body of the Institute. It elects members of the Governing

Council, passes the budget and annual report and recommends  suitable programmes to the

Governing Council. The General Assembly consists of 138 members.


Governing Council

Governing Council is the executive body of the Institute. It is responsible for administration

and control of the affairs and efforts for the fulfillment of aims and objectives of the Institute

and submits report of activities and progress to the General Assembly.


Members of the Governing Council:

(1) Dr. M. Manzoor Alam
552/20A, Zakir Nagar
P.O. Jamia Nagar
New Delhi-110025
(2) Prof. Refaqat Ali Khan
11, Tower 1st
Zakir Bagh, Okhla Road
P.O. Jamia Nagar
New Delhi-110025
Tel: 011-26911429
(3) Prof. Z.M. Khan
D-150 (F.F.)
Sector – 47
Tel.: 95120-2402591 (R)
Mobile: 9891083763
Secretary General
(4) Prof. M. Afzal Wani
36-A, 1st Floor
Jauhari Farm
P.O. Jamia Nagar
New Delhi-110025
Tel.: 011-26920017
Mobile: 9868114792
Asstt. Secretary General
(5) Prof. Ishtiyaque Danish
N-43/203A, Abul Fazal Enclave
P.O. Jamia Nagar
New Delhi-110025
Tel.: 011-26326626 (R)
Mobile: 9871991729
Finance Secretary
(6) Prof. Manzoor Ahmad
C-189, Indra Nagar
Opposite HAL Gate
Lucknow (U.P.)
Mobile: 08392929393
(7) Prof. A.R. Momin
Takshila, 16A/25-26
Mahakali Road
Andheri (East)
Tel.: 022-28313004, 30976135 (R)
Mobile: 09892523734, 09869379314
(8) Prof. Mohsin Usmani
Neha Villa, 12-5-45, 1/5/A
Vijaypuri, Near Tar Naka
Mobile: 09000018291
(9) Prof. P. Koya
Coordinator, IOS Calicut Chapter
IYC Building, 5/3274A, Bank Road
Mobile: 09447389622
(10) Dr. Major Zahid Hussain
Coordinator, IOS Chennai Chapter
P.O. Box - 700
33 Balaji Nagar, 1st Street,
Royapettah P.O.
Chennai-600 014
Mobile: 09444268753
(11) Dr. Md. Imteyaz Hassan
Rahmat Manzil
Azimabad Colony
P.O. Mahendru
Mobile: 09471863414
(12) Prof. (Ms.) Haseena Hashia
Deptt. of Geography
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi-110025
Mobile: 9910197133
(13) Ms. Farhat Azad
A-536, Sector-19
Mobile: 9810825180
(14) 15. Mr. Mohammad Alam
552/20E, Lane No. 20, Zakir Nagar
P.O. Jamia Nagar
New Delhi-110025
Mobile: 9810239869



Academic Structure

The Academic Structure of the IOS consists of the following bodies:

Academic Committees


Review and Publication Committee

Scholarship Committee

Academic Committees

The academic committees formed for the different disciplines of the social sciences,

humanities and law supervise academic activities of IOS. The functions assigned to

the academic committees are as follow:

To advise the Institute about the activities and programmes to be undertaken by it in different areas;

To plan various long-term and short-term research and other related activities such as seminars, workshops, orientation programmes etc.; and To monitor and evaluate the projects and activities sponsored and undertaken by the Institute.

Presently 22 academic committees are functioning to help IOS advance its objects..

Committee on Geography

Committee on Language and Literature

Committee of Education

Committee on Sociology

Committee on Environmental Studies

Committee on Revealed Knowledge

Committee on History

Committee on Psychology

Committee on Women's Studies

Committee on Economics

Committee on Law

Committee on Interaction

Committee on Human Rights

Committee on Policy Studies

Committee on Political Science

Committee on Philosophy

Committee on Labour Studies

Committee on Current Issues

Committee on South & South East Asian Studies

Committee on Waqf Studies

Committee on Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs)

Committee on Central Asia, Middle East and Balkan


The Chapters of the IOS have been established in the six important cities in India to concentrate on their respective region to actively pursue advancement of the objectives of the IOS. The objectives of these Chapters are:

Holding of seminars, workshops, symposia, lectures, discussions and other special programmes;

Recommendation of students for award of scholarships and fellowships;

To arrange for the orientation of the scholarship awardees and other research scholars;

Developing liaison with educational and research institutions located in their respective regions;

Maintenance of research libraries for the benefit of scholars;

Undertaking of research projects assigned by the IOS; and

Introduction and promotion of objectives of the IOS.


The list of chapters along with the co-ordinaters is given below:
Patna Chapter Prof.M.A.Quddus
Aligarh Chapter Mr. M. Muquimuddin
Kolkata Chapter Dr.M.K.A.Siddiqui
Calicut Chapter Prof. P. Koya
Chennai Chapter Dr. Major Zahid Hussain


Review and Publication Committee

The functions of the committee are to evaluate the research proposals received

from the academic committees in the light of aims and objects of the IOS.


Scholarship Committee

The scholarship committee has been entrusted an important task of

implementation of scholarship scheme.The committee formulates policies for

award of scholarships under the scheme.Besides it also arranges for orientation

of awardees through regular meetings and other means so that they may be

able to contribute in advancement of the IOS mission.


Finance Committee

The finance committee takes care of the financial matters of the Institute.


Administrative structure

Administrative set up of the Institute is headed by Director(Administration) who

works under the supervision and control of the Chairman and Secretary General.

Public Relation Officer , Accountant , Programme Officer, Record officer, and other subordinate staff support the Director(Administration). Administrative control of the reseach staff vests with the Director(Administration).

The administrative aspect of the chapters are taken care of by the respective co-ordinators. The support staff assists the co-ordinators.The co-ordinators also exercise administrative control over the research staff of the chapter.

Office bearers of the Institute are as follows:

Dr. Mohd. Manzoor Alam :

Prof. Refaqat Ali Khan : Vice Chairman
Prof. Z.M.Khan: Secretary General
Prof. M. Afzal Wani: Asstt. Secretary General

Dr. Ishtiyaque Danish :

Finance Secretary


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