Vision and Mission


The Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies is a 25 year old independent national policy think tank promoted by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. RGICS carries out research and policy development on contemporary challenges facing India.

Our Vision

A just social order – local, national and global — based on the values that inspired India’s freedom struggle and are codified in the Indian Constitution:

Equality of status, opportunity and of political, economic and social rights; liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; democracy; secularism; socialism;  fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the nation; world peace and fellowship.

Our Mission

Enhancing the effectiveness of democratic politics as an instrument of social change towards a just social order.

Disclaimer: RGICS is the division of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation engaged in the study of contemporary issues. The views represented in the various papers/articles/videos on the RGICS website are those of the respective authors /speakers and do not represent the views of the Trustees of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.