The Centre for Studies in Social Management (CSSM) was established in Central University of Gujarat to nurture a multidisciplinary approach which integrates disciplines of Social Work, Management and Public Policy embedded in the Social Sciences, for dealing with complex development issues. The Programme commenced in the year 2010-11.
Social Management as a discipline envisages a rigorous teaching and research programme that seeks to impart, understand and develop theoretical and practical knowledge and skills with respect to policy issues. The core idea is to have professionals and researchers who will contribute in innovative and critical ways to the development sector. Given the diverse actors in the policy domain, the Centre provides a platform for dialogue between academia, government, civil society and NGOs at various levels. The areas of research interests of CSSM are:
Governance, Management of Reforms, Social Exclusion, Law and Marginality, Migration, Financial inclusion, Women Empowerment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Police Studies, Criminal Justice Reforms and Institutional Studies.