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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. Sanjeevan Arsud Chairman
Mr. Vishal Barnabas Secretary
Mr. Henry Khisty Treasurer
Dr. R.J. Barnabas Member
Dr. Dipti Christian Member
Dr. Joshua Aston Member
Dr. John Uzagare Member
Dr. Keith Desa Member
Mr. Sundeep Salvi Member

Board of Control of CSRD-ISWR

Dr. Sanjeevan Arsud, Chairman, BPHE Society Dr. Keith Desa, Member
Mr. Vishal Barnabas, Secretary, BPHE Society Mr. Vishram Bhave, Member
Mr. Henry Khisty, Treasurer, BPHE Society Mrs. Rani J. Yangad, Member
Dr. R.J. Barnabas, Member Dr. Suresh Pathare, Member Secretary
Mrs. Sheela Christian, Member

Members of College Development Committee

  1. Dr. Sanjeevan Arsud, Chairman, BPHE Society.
  2. Mr. Vishal Barnabas, Secretary BPHE Society.
  3. Dr. M.B. Mehta, Member from Field of Education
  4. Dr. Ganesh Rajapure, Member from Field of Research/ Industry
  5. Dr. U.N. Lolge, Member Representative from Alumni
  6. Mr. C.V. Nandedkar, Member from Social Service
  7. Dr. S.K. Mugutmal, Teacher Member.
  8. Dr. Jaimon Varghese, IQAC Co-ordinator
  9. Mr. Pradeep Jare, Teacher Member.
  10. Mr. Vijay Sansare, Teacher Member.
  11. Mr. Sharad Gundras, Non-Teaching Member.
  12. Mrs. A.D. Zapake, Women Teacher
  13. Student Member
  14. Dr. Suresh Pathare, ex-officio Member, Secretary

Contact Us

G. P.O. Box No. 25, Station Road,
Ahmednagar-414001 (M.S.)
Phone: 0241 – 2346328
Tele Fax: 
0241 – 2323157
Email: csrd.iswr@gmail.com
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.