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Research & Documentation Last Updated Date : 15 Jan 2015

 Research and Documentation is the mainstay of any programme that warrants evidence-based policy intervention, and offers data and information pertaining to identified social problems or issues, gathered from the field using scientific method and tools. Data and information gathered from research finding serve as critical input for formulation of policies and programmes. Such findings also need to be documented in an easily accessible format for ready use of policy makers, programme implementing agencies as well as for researchers for subsequent research work.

 NISD has been collaborating with universities/institutions/organistation working in the area of social defence to undertake research in the areas of Substance Abuse Prevention, Old Age Care and Other Social Defence Issues including Beggary Prevention, Child Protection, etc.

 The Research Guidelines to undertakes the Research projects by the reputed agencies and Institutions are as under:
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 The Institute has a well-stocked library comprising of about 15000 books and documents besides collections of periodicals, journals and dictionaries. The broad subject areas are Child Rights, Child Welfare and Protection, Juvenile Justice, Geriatric/ Old Age Care and Substance Abuse Prevention. Other subjects include Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Penal Code, Criminal Law, Crime and Police, Criminology, Probation, Juvenile Delinquency, Prison Manuals, Prison Welfare and Reforms, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Substances and AIDS, Substance Abuse and Trafficking, Substance Abuse and its consequences and Child Development. The books are in both Hindi and English. Besides this, there are books on Administrative Rules, Reference Books, Dictionaries, Yearbooks, Statistical Abstracts, Atlas of Child in India, etc.

 The library subscribes to 14 magazines in English and 10 magazines in Hindi; journals on complimentary basis like Samaj Kalyan, Social Welfare, The Indian Police Journal, SPAN, Indian Journal of Criminology, Acta Criminologie Medicina Legalis Japonica, Nation and the World and Manakdoot. Besides the staff members of the Institute, the Library is used by the students who enrolled in the various training programmes and courses run by the Institute as well as research scholars of various educational institutions of the country.


The Institute has developed various publicity and IEC materials in the area of substance abuse prevention,old age care,beggary prevention and transgender. Exhibitions/ health melas are organized in different parts of the country from time to time to create awareness about the ill effects of substance abuse and the need for care of elderly persons, among general masses. Every year the Institute participates in important public events to promote preventive education and create greater awareness about issues of concern in the field of drug demand reduction, old age care, beggary prevention and transgender at Shilpotsav at Dilli Haat and the International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Institute puts up informative and interactive stalls in such events where not only informative panels are on display but on-spot counselling booths, film shows and other cultural programmes create an added attraction for the visitors. 

Exhibition and Events

The NISD participates in following exhibitions and events

  • IITF,Pragati Maidan
  • Shilpotsava,Dilli Haat
  • National Youth Festival
  • Pantomime Show
  • Observance of Intenational Day Against Substance Abuse & Illicit Trafficking and on International Day for Older Persons.