The Bhaskar Pandurang Hivale Education (B.P.H.E.S.) Society is established in 1969. It is registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860. It has three Institutions under its umbrella: Ahmednagar College, Institute of Social Work & Research (ISWR) and Institute of Management Studies, Career Development & Research (IMSCD&R). Ahmednagar College, a pioneering Institute of its kind was established in 1947 by late Rev. Dr. B. P. Hivale. (Read more)
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)
Tele Fax: 0241 – 2323157
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.