About us                                                                      



The Indian Social Service Institute's purpose is to promote Social, Economic and Cultural advancement of the rural and urban weaker sections through Education, Research and Field action programs.



Objectives                                                                    ISSI Central Office                   

  • To conduct non-formal and formal educational programs for removal of illiteracy and ignorance
  • To empower the women with various skills and motivate them to participate in the developmental activities for achieving their liberation and development 
  • To organize, campaign and network rehabilitation services for promotion of Children’s Rights and Elimination of Child Labour
  • To promote environmental awareness, tree plantation and sustainable agriculture for improving the food security and production of environment in the villages


Legal Status

ISSI is a registered non-profit organization under the Indian Public Trust Act; Regd. No. 39/86, dated 13th March, 1986. We are also registered to receive tax-deductible foreign funds under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.



  • Rural-based training center  
  • Vehicle
  • Trained field staff - 10
  • Local volunteers - 10
  • Office staff - 2
  • Library and documentation facilities
  • Equipment for cultural and training programs


                                                                  Training Center

About the director and founder of ISSI


  Rengaraj Ramaswamy

Director and founder of ISSI 

I am professionaly qualified in Mass Communication from Madurai Kamaraj University, studied from Ghandigram rural health Institute and also I have been trained from NIPCCD, Govt. of India and got certificate on Mgmt. welfare agencies. I am specially trained on agriculture, men and ecology from ETC of Netherlands. I am expert on IEC for water and sanitation for Govt. and NGOs. I am one of the master trainers for govt. and NGOs and evaluator for various projects. More than 25 years of experience in rural development and now working as a executive director for ISSI from 1986.