Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies (JNIAS), Hyderabad has been established by Dr. D. Swaminadhan Research Foundation (DSRF), Hyderabad as a Research and Educational Institution with a view to contribute in developing advanced technologies and build ‘core competence’ in specific areas. The activities of JNIAS involves: Education, Research Training and Innovations in certain fields of sciences and technologies. It aims to blossom into an Advanced Institute of education and research with a reservoir of expertise and experience in the relevant fields and the necessary capability to harness multi-disciplinary research and studies.
JNIAS has been recognized as an Advanced Research Institute by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH), Hyderabad and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA), Anantapur for offering Ph.D., P.G M.Phil, P.G Diploma and Training Programmes in certain areas in Sciences, Engineering & Technology and Humanities and Social Sciences.
JNIAS has two broad objectives: a) providing scientific and academic support to the programmes of Dr. D. Swaminadhan Research Foundation (DSRF) as a Voluntary Organization and thus discharge its social obligation and b) evolving itself into n Institute of excellence in Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences for contributing to the progress of humanity and the development of India. JNIAS would enter into collaboration with Universities, Institutes and Research Organizations for undertaking joint research and studies, consultancy and other academic activities and for sharing of facilities.
The Foundation, DSRF, has been established in 1995 by three former Members of Planning Commission, Government of India with the laudable objective of contributing towards development based on eco-friendly, pro-poor and gender equity parameters. Social Action, sustainable development, social empowerment, application of advancements in science & technology for development and promotion of human values are the focus. The Foundation has been recognized by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) and by the Ministry of Finance for Income Tax Excemption. The foundation is registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India under the Foreign Contributions Regulations Act.