A platform for the social scientists of the region to come together for promotion of social science research, especially in terms of regional perspectives

Welcome to ICSSR-ERC

The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), was established as an autonomous organisation in 1969, by the Ministry of Education (now known as the Ministry of Human Resource Development), Government of India. The primary objective of the ICSSR is to promote and fund research in the social sciences. Regional Centres were set up in the early days for the promotion of the objectives and activities of the ICSSR in the regions. The Eastern Regional Centre (ERC), established in Calcutta (at 10, Lake Terrace, Calcutta - 700 029) with the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC) as its host institution, started functioning from 1973. In May, 2012 the office of the ERC was shifted from 10, Lake Terrace, Kolkata - 700 029 to its new building at 1/R1, Baishnabghata Patuli Township, Kolkata - 700 094. The ERC covers the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal along with the Andaman and Nicobar Islands…

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