Centre for the Study of Social Change is a registered voluntary organization started in 1972 by intellectuals like Late Tarkateerth Lakshmanshastri Joshi, Late Prof. G.D. Parikh, Late Prof. A. B. Shah, Prof. N.V. Sovani and Shri. Govindrao S. Talwalkar. Its main aim is to undertake problem-oriented research in socio-economic problems of the country and to help the community to implement integrated programs for social change.
CSSC believes that no strategy of economic development can hope to succeed unless it takes into account the social and cultural as well as the economic aspects of the developmental process. Such an approach would involve not only economists, sociologists, educationists, political scientists, psychologists and administrators, but also grass root level workers, each of whom would be aware that his/her contribution, though indispensable, is only one element in the total solution. There was thus a need for an organization with wider perspective, involving various specialists and workers.
After an initial stint at a Three Cabin office in Mumbai Marathi Sangrahalaya Office in Dadar for 26 years, CSSC received a Land Grant from the Govt. of Maharashtra in the Institutional area of Bandra Kurla Complex. CSSC is constructing a 1,60,000 Sq.ft. M. N. Roy Human Development Campus, which has been partially completed. All activities are now conducted from this campus.