The endeavor of nation building can happen through education. In the post-independent period education, has been regarded as a primary focus of our country and efforts have gone into providing access to education. The State has set a goal of 100% education through Universalization of school education, also, the Indian higher education system has evolved over a period of time with quantitative expansion providing access to a larger population with a broad spectrum of courses.
With the quantitative growth and emerging trends in education at all levels, there are several challenges that pose the nation to make education more suitable to the context and needs of the Indian society. This envisages a felt need for the establishment of research organizations carrying out quality research that can provide evidence based insights enabling informed policy decisions. This envisages a felt need for the establishment of research organizations carrying out quality research that can provide evidence based insights enabling informed policy decisions.
In this context, the Centre for Educational and Social Studies (CESS) an academic wing of Vidyarthi Shikshana Seva Trust (VSS Trust) was established in 2006. CESS is an institution striving to bring about educational transformation through research, capacity building and policy advocacy by influencing stakeholders and policy makers.
Vidyarthi Shikshana Seva Trust (VSS Trust), is a registered, charitable organization formed in 1979 by a group of leading educationists and social workers with a drive to bring transformation in society through education.