Muslims form the largest
minority in Indian population. They have made outstanding contribution in the development
of various academic disciplines and played a vital role in the overall progress of the
Indian society. The Association aims to provide a platform to Muslim Social Scientists of
the country to interact and cooperate in academic pursuits conducive to development and
progress of academics in a constructive way. The area of operation of the Association
shall be the whole of India.
It was in January 1992 that the Governing
Council of the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) under the
Chairmanship of Dr. Mohd. Manzoor Alam, resolved to form an Association
of Muslim Social Scientists. In its initial form, it was an association to pursue the
promotion of objective knowledge. In August 1992 the Governing Council of IOS approved the
name of the Association as 'Indian Association of Muslim Social Scientists'