LISSTAR (Loyola Institute of Social Science Training and Research) is an interdisciplinary social science research institute of Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai. LISSTAR was established in 2007 by the Jesuit Management to focus Social Science research and publications.
LISSTAR conducts various training programmes, seminars and workshops to disseminate knowledge in the domain of social sciences. With the support of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) LISSTAR organized a workshop on Forced Migration during the month of August 2016 at Loyola College, Chennai. Book launches were organized in 2015 and 2016. LISSTAR organizes weekly discussion forums every Thursday.
LISSTAR also undertakes collaborative research with advanced research centers in India and abroad. In collaboration with Center for Development Studies (CDS) it conducted a research on Tamil Nadu Migration Survey-2015. The other areas of research include Irulas, Inter-State Migration, Alcoholism and on Nurse Migration.
LISSTAR Publishes a Journal Social Glance (Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities). Social Glance aims at disseminating new knowledge in the sphere of Social Sciences and Humanities. The journal carries original theoretical and empirical research articles, case studies and book reviews.