The institute has approval from university of Pune and UGC as research center. There are constant efforts to strengthen research studies in the areas of social development in general and rural development in particular. In this regard the following initiatives are being taken:
- Introduction of M.Phil and Ph.D.
- Creating fellowships and scholarships for research scholars
- Action Research and demonstration projects with communities (rural, tribal and urban) with support from UGC/ICSSR or other research agencies.