Founded in 2003 as an independent think tank by Dr. A. K. Verma, former Chair and Professor at the Department of Political Science, Christ Church College, Kanpur, the Centre for the Study of Society and Politics (CSSP), is a research institute and think tank with a view to contributing towards innovative interventions in higher education in social sciences especially in South Asia. It is an independent research institute with no affiliation to any ideology or institution.


During its early years, the CSSP has been concentrating on research and writings. We publish a social science journal called Shodharthy.

Board of Governors

Dr. A. K. Verma (Chairman)

Dr. Vivek Kumar Srivastava (Vice-Chairman)

Dr. Rajesh Srivastava (Founder Member)

Dr. Mrs. Rani Verma (Founder Member)