Founded as an NGO in 1973, Jayaprakash Institute
of Social Change was named after the well-known scholar, freedom
fighter and venerable social revolutionary the late Dr.
Jayaprakash Narayan. In this endeavour, the late Prof. Sugata
Dasgupta and the late Kshitish Roychowdhury, an ardent follower
of Gandhian philosophy provided necessary guidance for the
growth and development of the organization.
The objective of the Institute was to study the social work,
economic and cultural changes taking place in independent India
and also to generate action oriented programmes for the uplift
of the micro-societies through awareness, community development
and social action.
Over the years the Institute has grown to be a learning centre
on social studies and has established its credentials in social
research, monitoring and evaluations studies, gender issues,
capacity building of of various stakeholders on Government
functionaries on child, gender and development related issues.
It runs short stay homes for the vulnerable women and
survivors of trafficking/violence and provides counselling
support to people from all walks of life through its counselling
JPISC is the only NGO, which has been running School of Social
Work (recognized by Vidyasagar University) and offering
Post-graduate Degree in Social Work (MSW) in the eastern Part of
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