MAAS recognized as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIROs) by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India       • MAAS recognized as Research Centre of Savitribai Phule Pune University for the disciplines of Anthropology and Health Sciences.
Anthropological Sciences have a natural affinity to Tribal studies since Anthropology as a discipline has developed its theory and methods from the study of geographically isolated communities. Since its inspection in 1976, the activities of MAAS have been predominantly focused on tribal studies and interventions in tribal areas. Studies in rural areas have predominantly focused on Reproductive Child Health, environment awareness campaigns and rural infrastructure. One of the noteworthy activities has been the study of Chipko Movement about environment degradation in the Himalayan region.