Our Vision:

To establish a just and peaceful society where all individuals respect each others’ religio-cultural views, diversity, uphold the dignity of all and ensure social justice and  development for empowerment of the most deprived and marginalized.

Our Mission:

To engage with culture and use cultural resources to promote equality, inclusion and peace;  to encourage appreciation of diversity; to bring about change in undemocratic, prejudicial and parochial attitudes; to encourage critical thinking;  to critically look at state policies and contribute towards inclusive policies.


Various noted people from inter-disciplinary backgrounds form the Advisory Board who ensure that the quality of the Center’s programmes are not compromised.

  • Prof. S. Gopal (Historian)
  • Prof. K.N. Panikkar (Historian)
  • Vinod Mubayi (Physicist)
  • Prof.  D.N.Dhanagare (Sociologist Vice – Chancellor Shivaji University)
  • Ms. Shabana Azmi (Actress/Social Activist/Theatre Artist/M. P.)
  • Prof. Imtiaz Ahmed – (Anthropologist)


The Centre solicits donations (eligible for deduction under 80-G of I.T. Act) for the noble cause it promotes. Cheques may be drawn in favour of Centre for Study of Society and Secularism.