This institute undertakes broadly speaking three types of activities:
This Institute plays a role in policy planning and implementation through independent research which serves as input for planners and policy makers In addition inputs are also provided on a need basis. On the Himachal Pradesh University campus ITS is an active component of the Equal Opportunity Cell established to promote the cause of ST/SC/OBC students. ITS is also actively involved in planning improvements in educational inputs to ST/SC students with the Pre exam Coaching Centre of the University.
In respect of best practices the Institute proudly claims that all backlog of administrative/financial & academic works. Inter disciplinary research is encouraged and the Institute promotes young researchers. A Museum of Tribal Heritage has been established and an in house library has been strengthened. As a contribution to the Swach Bharat Abhiyaan the institute has developed a small green area outside the office and the contribution of the construction division of this University is gratefully acknowledged.