Mission, Vision & Core Values


1) To conduct two years professional post graduate course Master's Degree in Labour Studies (MLS) affiliated to Mumbai University and Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University at Mumbai and Nagpur. The Institute gives opportunities of higher education to the students from rural and backward areas with adequate representation to the various Universities of Maharashtra.
2) To guide the students for Ph.D. in Labour Studies and enhance the research activity for policy decision of Economic and Social nature in the state of Maharashtra through the permanent Ph.D. centre of Mumbai University in the Institute.
3) To train the trade union activists through Diploma Course in Trade Unionism & Industrial Relations to strengthen the process of collective bargaining and inculcate professionalism maintaining the harmonious industrial relations in the State of Maharashtra.
4) To organize various Seminars, Workshops, Training Programmes and Projects related to Labour in collaboration with ILO, V.V.Giri National Labour Institute. (Govt. of India) and other social partners. 5) To Advise and Guide in certain subjects to the Government of Maharashtra in the formulation of labour policies.
6) To conduct Economic Leadership Development Programmes in rural areas of Maharashtra through the Centre for Rural Labour Studies to enhance the participation of various stakeholders for inclusive growth in the development process.
7) To create Skilled and Professional Manpower for the welfare of labourer industries.


The Late Narayan Meghaji Lokhande Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies has been mandated to develop the Trained Manpower on professional basis through Education, Training and Research for maintaining the Industrial peace, Harmonious Industrial relations between workers and employers ensuring Labour Welfare and Industrial Productivity in the State of Maharashtra and Achieve the Status of 'Centre of Excellence' in the field of Labour Studies.

Core Values

Dignity of Labour
Labour Welfare
Professional Education and Training
Industrial Relations
Social Dialogue
Leadership Development
Inclusive Growth
Decent Work