Mahatma Gandhi National Institute of Research and Social Action (MGNIRSA) was established by Dr.D.Swaminadhan Research Foundation(DSRF) in 1995 with a commitment to promote and spread Gandhian values/principles, build up programmes on Research and Development in specific sectors to increase Quality Research in science and technology to meet new challenges and to organize a series of service-related events through social action.

Research should be at the core and must be instrumental in generating a major interface with the educational and business world. It provides a new speculation that enable enhancement to current practices and thinking. Research is used to establish or confirm facts, results of previous work, solve new or existing problems, support theories, or develop new theories. It empowers the faculty for an in depth approach in teaching. Focusing on the importance and need for research, MGNIRSA has been developing several programs that will facilitate research and development to carryout independent serious research. MGNIRSA introduced research as an integral part in the course curriculum to focus on applied research in area of expertise.

MGNIRSA established various schools and centers where future generations will develop the skills and resources that will drive our country's economic growth. To succeed in research and development, MGNIRSA always stay in touch with the recent developments and trends in research techniques.

Recognition by University of Mysore, UGC, JNTUH and SIRO

Mahatma Gandhi National Institute of Research and Social Action (MGNIRSA) is recognized by the University of Mysore as a Research Centre to offer Ph.D programmes in certain areas in Sciences, Engineering & Technology and Social Sciences.

MGNIRSA is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) and included under sections 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act.

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTUH) also entered into a MOU for offering Ph.D and other PG Degree programmes. The institute is planned to become a deemed to be university/de-novo category in course of time.

MGNIRSA is recognized by Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) Govt. of India as research centre.

MGNIRSA's research programme is focused on Bio-Technology, Information Technology, and Microbiology. University grants commission (UGC) has sanctioned study centers in the areas of Gandhian, Nehru, Ambedkar, Buddhist, S.N. Women Study centers. MGNIRSA has conducted nearly 60 National Conferences /Seminars / Workshops /Round Table and Workshops.

We have completed projects on NICNET database, Ethnography studies of tribes in A.P, Nutrition status of Tribal people, Study of Gurukulams & Ekalavya schools in A.P. and others.