Centre for Social Research [CSR]


The Centre which was established in the year 1999 has been conceived as an attempt to go beyond traditional academic structures and to provide more space for social research and evaluation studies. The center currently is under the leadership of the Dept. of Social Work, CHRIST (Deemed to be University). The center is closely linked to the Library in the University which can be a huge support for researches. The library has a good collection of social and behavioral science literature. It has excellent research and conference facilities, an extensive computer network for word processing and other applications including internet access and audio-visual materials.

The Centre looks forward to associate with academicians, research scholars, voluntary organizations and government departments interested in social research.


To conduct research studies on various levels for the benefit of scholars and public on social, psychological and cultural phenomenon of contemporary relevance.

To conduct psycho social intervention based researches on empirical grounds for the service of the human kind especially who is socially and psychologically in need.

To contribute to the postgraduate Social Work program by involving students in research projects through assistantships and other work assignments to inculcate research habits and entry in the world of inquiry.

To facilitate greater intellectual exchange amongst the social and behavioural sciences faculty, development professionals and research scholars through seminars, workshops and lectures.


To function as a resource centre which could conduct capacity building workshop for the professionals, paraprofessionals, volunteers who are providing psychosocial care in hospital, community as well as institutional settings.

To disseminate information to the public on required information for awareness building


Consultancy Projects


1. Indian Oil Corporation
2. Women and Child Development, Govt. of Karnataka


Research Projects


1. Major Research Project on Development Induced Displacement
2. Major Research Project on “Mapping Social Work Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility”
3. “A Study on effectiveness of the "Ujjawala Scheme" for the Prevention of Trafficking, Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re-integration of Victims of Trafficking in Karnataka State”.




2013 Second Annual Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Responsibility - Evidences of Best Practices.



Coordinator (Dr. Victor Paul)
Centre for Social Research,
Dept. of Social Work,
CHRIST (Deemed to be University),
Tele Phone: 080 4012 9655
Email: hod.msw@christuniversity.in