The Market Research Society of India (MRSI) is a unique, dynamic and a not for profit autonomous market research body formed in 1988 by a large fraternity of research suppliers and users spread across India.

MRSI is India’s Leading Market Research Society that strives by supporting and guiding its members to follow guidelines and improve professional standards of the market research industry in India.

MRSI aims to guide, encourage and uphold the highest quality standards of professionalism for all those who use, need, generate or interpret insights/data in the market research industry. It is a platform that brings marketing professionals and insight professionals together and instills a code of conduct that should be followed in the market research industry in India and showcases the developments and innovations that take place.

Marketing and social research users, providers, innovators and generators are members of MRSI along with organizations which provide support services to the industry, thus, it holistically represents the interests of the industry rather than specific sections.

Membership to the society is open to Market Research agencies, users and service providers, educational institutes, individuals and students.

Becoming a member of the MRSI means that you are a part of the leading professional institution representing the Indian market research industry.

Members of MRSI voluntarily adhere to the MRSI code of conduct and conduct their research related business in accordance to this code and bearing the regulation of maintaining highest level of quality and ethical standards.

The MRSI is run by a Managing Committee elected by the corporate members (see rules and regulations for more details).

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The Market Research Society is formed to promote, protect, improve & propagate market research in all its branches.

The main objective of MRSI is to encourage the development & regulation of the field of market research & to afford opportunities in the field of market research to secure the recognition for the art & science of market research from the public, advertisers, advertising agencies, publishers & the Government.

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Current Managing Committee

Name Organisation Post
Pravin Shekar Krea eKnowledge President
Priya Lobo Ormax Vice President
Sandeep Arora Datamatics Global Services Vice President
Manish Makhijani Hindustan Unilever Secretary
Saurin Shah Godrej Consumer Products Treasurer
Sanjoy Datta ITC Member
Srinivasan Raman Hansa Research Member
Hemant Mehta Kantar IMRB Member
Vidya Sen Ipsos Research Member
Raj Sharma MRSS India Member
Tomson J. Thundathil Malayala Manorama Co. Member
K. Vinay Kumar Datawise Management Services Member
Sushma Chaudhuri GfK India Member
Satyamurthy Namakkal MRUC Member
Ashwani Kukreja Tata Sky Member
Shabbir Habib Calibehr Member
Sunder Muthuraman Kantar Analytics Practice Member
Vishikh Talwar Kantar Millword Brown Member
Shonali S. Ghosh Nielsen India Member

Annual Reports

MRSI regularly organises conferences and seminars to boost innovation in the industry and showcase path breaking work being done to the larger marketing fraternity.

2017 - 2018

2016 - 2017

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

2010 - 2011

2009 - 2010

2008 - 2009

2007 - 2008

2006 - 2007

2005 - 2006

2004 - 2005

2003 - 2004

2002 - 2003

2001 - 2002

Rules & Regulations

The rules and regulations regarding society membership, how the society is governed and powers of the managing committee and office bearers was amended and approved in the AGM held on 14th June 2013

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Past Presidents

Name Tenure
Ranjit Chib 1987
O. P. Nijhara 1989
Ramesh Thadani 1990
Partha Rakshit 1991
Thomas Puliyel 1993
Subhasish Guha 1995
Praveen Tripathi 1996
Ashok Sethi 1997
Name Tenure
B. V. Pradeep 1999
Thomas Puliyel 2006
Dr. J. Rajaretnam 2009
Ashok Das 2011
Jayant Jain 2013
Smita Bhosale 2014
Sanjoy Datta 2015