Stella Maris Institute of Development Studies (SMIDS)
Stella Maris means 'Star of the Ocean’. It was established in the year 1995, managed by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary and it is one of the premier training institutions with a trusted name located at Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India.
Stella Maris Institute of Development Studies made it worthy with its immense workouts and enduring concern towards the poor, marginalized, exploited, unorganized sections of the society and to the victims of calamities, it has established its different Social Development Project units in eleven places in Southern Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari Districts.
“Establishing Society based on Justice, Peace and Love”
Mission:“The mission of SMIDS is to build up the potentials and caliber of the poor, marginalized, exploited, unorganized sections of the society, victims of calamities for their sustainable development through establishing community based organizations".
Sr. Rose Francis D.MManaging Trustee
Sr. Dr. Archana Das D.MDirector