The Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India activities are running on the basis of its Membership and donations by the philanthropists and like minded people across the nation, besides the research grants from the Govt. of India and other funding organisations. The academy is offering the following categories of Membership:

The Rules of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India provide for membership from among academics, researchers, elected representatives of Panchayati Raj, Nagar Palika Institutions, practicing administrators at senior level, NGO functionaries, social activists and grassroots women leaders. The eligibility requirements for membership and the procedure are as under:

Procedure for Admission

The applicant is required to fill up the prescribed form, which can be had from the AGRASRI headquarters on payment of Rs.100/- (non-refundable) in Cash or through Bank Draft in favour of AGRASRI, Tirupati. The Academy offers Life, Ordinary/Annual, Corporate, Donor and Patron Membership, for which a membership form is prescribed.

The application received will be considered by the Executive Council for admission of new members. The recommendation of the Executive Council will be communicated to the applicants which generally takes 2-3 months.

In the event of the applicant getting admission as Member, he/she shall be required to pay membership subscription through DD/Cheque in favour of AGRASRI, Tirupati, as follows:

a. Ordinary Membership Rs. 1,000/-
b. Life Mebership Rs. 5,000/-
d. Corporate Membership   
i Panchayati Raj Institutions Rs.    2,500/- (Per Annum)
ii Municipal Bodies Rs.    3,500/- (Per Annum)
iii Training/Research Institutes Rs.    2,500/- (Per Annum)
iv Colleges/Universities Rs.    2,500/- (Per Annum)
v Industries/Companies Rs.    7,500/- (Per Annum)
d. Donor Membership Rs. 35,000/- and above.
e. Patron Membership Rs. 50,000/- and above.

An Ordinary Member may, at any time, become a Life Member by making a lump sum payment equal to five times the amount of annual subscription.

The services offered by the Academy to its members include supply of its Working Papers and Occasional Papers, information and advice on panchayati raj administrative problems and participation in the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture, National Panchayati Raj Day Lecture and AGRASRI Foundation Day Lecture programmes, besides regular National Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and other activities.

The Grassroots Governance Journal (ISSN: 0973-0257)- listed in the UGC Approved Journals - is supplied to the Life and Corporate (excluding Donors and Patrons) members on payment of 50 per cent of the subscription of the journal and Ordinary members are required to pay 60 per cent subscription for the journal per annum. The research publications of the Academy are supplied to all categories of the members on the basis of payment by DD/Cheque, with 15% discount. All remittances – in the forms of bank DDs’, Cheques, Money Orders, etc.- must be drawn in favour of AGRASRI, Tirupati and payable at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Add. Rs. 80.00 as bank commission for outstation cheques.
The donations and membership amount can directly remit through NEFT also.

  • Current Account No.    - 003311011001100
  • IFSC Code No.           - ANDB0000033
  • Name of the Bank.      - Andhra Bank
  • Name of the Branch    - Balaji Nagar, Tirupati-517502, Andhra Pradesh.

For complete information about the donations for the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture and National Awards Corpus Fund, list of publications, subscription to the journal and membership particulars, please write to

Application Form for Membership