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Pioneer in Community Extension and Social Work Education:

BPHE Society’s Centre for Studies in Rural Development (CSRD), Institute of Social Work & Research, Ahmednagar is one of the earliest institutions in community extension and social work education in India. It was established in 1961 as a department of AhmednagarCollege, Ahmednagar. AhmednagarCollege being the first college in the District (1947) having a vision of ‘innovativeness’ had 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.

Right from the beginning, the need was felt not only to reach out to people but also to conduct research and train people for Development. Hence a Course in Community Development (Certificate Course) was started in 1961 itself, with an object of meeting the pressing demand for properly motivated and adequately equipped personnel for Community Development. Diploma Course in Social Work (University of Pune) was started in 1967 and as the higher education became imperative, this Diploma Course in Social Work was upgraded as the Master of Social Work Course (University of Pune) in 1974.

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.

 

Bhaskar Pandurang Hivale Education Society, Ahmednagar

Board of Trustees

Dr. N.M. Aston Chairman
Dr. Mohan Tholar Secretary
Mr. R.M. Khisty Treasurer
Dr. R.J. Barnabas Member
Dr. Dipti Christian Member
Dr. Joshua Aston Member
Prin. D.M. Uzagare Member
Dr. M.B. Mehta Member
Dr. Sundeep Salvi Member
Mr. A.Y. Paranjape Member

 

Board of Control of CSRD-ISWR

Dr. N.M. Aston, Chairman Dr. Dipti Christian, Member
Dr. Mohan Tholar, Secretary Mrs. Sheila Christian, Member
Mr. R.M. Khisty, Treasurer Dr. Joshua Aston, Member
Dr. R.J. Barnabas, Member Rev. Suresh Sathe, Member
Dr. Suresh Pathare (Member, Secretary)

 

Members of College Development Committee

Dr. N.M. Aston

Dr. Mohan Tholar

Dr. Mehernosh Mehta

Dr. Usha Lolge

Dr. Suresh Pathare

Shri. S.G. Salunke

Dr. Jaimon Varghese

Mrs. S.J. Divekar

Mr. S.K. Mugutmal

Mr. V.G. Kamble

Mr. S.K. Mugutmal

Mr. Pradeep Jare

Mr. Rajendra Pawar

Students Representative (2)

Contact Us

Director,
BPHES’ CSRD-ISWR
G. P.O. Box No. 25, Station Road,
Ahmednagar-414001 (M.S.)
Phone: 0241 – 2346328
Tele Fax: 
0241 – 2323157
Email: csrd.iswr@gmail.com
 
Location
 
CSRD-ISWR is located on 19.05’N latitude and 74.48′ longitude on the Pune-Aurangabad State Highway. It is 120 km from Pune as well as from Aurangabad. IMSCDR is the sister institution situated in the adjacent campus. On the south of CSRD-ISWR campus, across the Highway is Ahmednagar College.The nearest Airport is at  Pune as well as  Aurangabad about 120 kms from Ahmednagar. Ahmednagar has a railway station on the central railway line between Manmad and Daund Junctions.