CSRD - Institute of Social work and Research, Ahmednagar, India.
BPHE Society’s Centre for Studies in Rural Development (CSRD), Institute of Social Work & Research, Ahmednagar is one of the pioneer institutions in community extension and social work education in India. It was established in 1961 as a department of Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar. Ahmednagar College being the first college in the District (1947) having a vision for empowerment of rural masses and a social obligation to the people of this region.
CSRD, then known as the ‘Rural Life Development and Research Project’ was an attempt to revitalize education by relating it to the needs of its rural surroundings. It was also an effort to meet the ever growing demand for responsible citizenship, effective leadership, efficient and well informed personnel to undertake responsibilities in the fields of Community Development and participate in the process of nation building.
CSRD-ISWR is managed and run by Bhaskar Pandurang Hiwale Education (BPHE) Society, Ahmednagar. The Institute is affiliated to University of Pune and recognized by UGC under Section 2 (f) and 12 (b) of the UGC Act, 1956. The Institute is aided by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of Maharashtra.
For more information visit: http://www.csrd.edu.in