We conduct research in areas critical to emerging issues in Education, Health and Public Services. Since inception, we have positioned ourselves with strong research focus. As a committed Research Institution we have consistently focused on solutions and scientific contributions to address the problems and challenges in the work we are engaged in.

Research at CESS is largely based on issues that are directly relevant to our vision, and at a broader level, on issues that have social relevance and impact. Substantial emphasis is placed on research that contributes to improve the quality of public school system, bring changes in governance of higher education, and improve public health and public services.

We believe in collaborative approach for all our work and join hands with Government, Public Institutions, NGOs and Industries to undertake meaningful research. We also facilitate scholars to pursue their research through our Research Centres in different disciplines and conduct capacity building workshops and seminars.

Our Research Areas
  • Integral Education
  • Academic Leadership
  • Learning Environment
  • Regulation and Governance
  • Curricular Reforms
  • Innovation in Pedagogical and Assessment Practices
  • Quality Assurance
  • Research and Innovation
  • Role of Technology and Integration
  • Equity and Inclusive Education
  • Quality in Public Schools
  • Education Policy
  • Theorizing Cultural Difference
  • Linguistics and other Domains in Indian Traditions
  • Development Studies
  • Psychological Wellbeing
  • Public Health
  • Indian Management, Commerce and Economics


Some of our Research Studies

Title of the Research Study

Collaborating / Sponsoring Organisation


Four-year Undergraduate Programme as per NEP 2020: A Post Implementation Study of select stakeholders’ Responses in the selected Higher Educational Institutions of Karnataka

Sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi

Collaboration: CMDR, Dharwad

October 2023


Indian Knowledge Systems for Commerce and Management Curriculum

Sponsored by IKS Division (MoE), New Delhi

June 2023


Developing case studies on Indian Knowledge Systems

Sponsored by ICFAI Society, Hyderabad

June 2023


Unleashing the Potential – A sectoral study of Kalyana Karnataka Region

CMDR, Dharwad

April 2023


Students Satisfaction Survey


April 2023


Project on Annadaana in India – A Historical and Functional Perspective

Sponsored by Mythic Society, Bengaluru

Collaboration: Chanakya University, Bengaluru

August 2020


Indian Financial and Human Resource Management – From Ancient Scriptures and Indigenous Practices

Sponsored by IKS Division (MoE), New Delhi

October 2022 - March 2023

A Micro-Survey on Readiness of HEIs for Implementing NEP in Karnataka


January 2022 - December 2022

Digital preparedness among HEIs


December 2021 - November 2022

Policy Framework for Post Pandemic Developmental Needs of India - Underpinning the Need for Self- Reliance

Sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi

Collaboration: ISEC, Bengaluru

March 2021 - November 2021

National Education Policy 2020 – Accreditation as an Enabler of Regulation in Higher Education

ICFAI Foundation and ICFAI University, Hyderabad

November 2020 - December 2021

Study on NIRF Ranking 2020


June 2020 - August 2020

Technology in Higher Education - Virtual Teaching & Learning: The Way Forward


April 2020 - March 2021

Study on the attitude and behavior of people during lockdown due to COVID 19


April 2020 - September 2020

Sri Aurobindo's Integral Education Philosophy and its Application Sponsored by Azim Premji Foundation, Bengaluru April 2020 - December 2021

A study on Knowledge and Confidence among Ayurveda Graduates


November 2019 - April 2020

A survey on Psychological Wellbeing among College Students


September 2019 - February 2020

Study on Select Technology Programmes of MHRD


January 2019 - March 2019

Study on Accreditation and Grading patterns of NAAC

NACC, Bengaluru

October 2018 - November 2019

Government Schools: Towards Excellence – Cases of Government Schools with Unique and Innovative Practices


December 2017 - December 2018


Research Centre

Research Centre in Management Studies

The Management Research Centre of the CESS is recognized by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, Karnataka. It extends professional guidance and assistance to research scholars in the area of Management Studies leading to a doctoral degree. The scholars are encouraged to take up inter-disciplinary research in various domains which aligns with the vision of CESS.

The Centre offers Ph.D. Program in Management discipline. We invite applications from highly motivated, research-oriented eligible candidates for admission into full time/part time Ph.D. Program. We also encourage professionals and people who are working in industries to apply for the doctoral program at our research centre.

For Admission please contact:

Contact: 080-23182947