Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Shivaji University, Kolhapur is a new multi-disciplinary teaching and research centre established in April, 2007 under Xth plan of the UGC. The Centre has planned to carry out research and teaching in the area of Social Exclusion, Discriminatory Studies and Inclusive Policies. It has further decided to concentrate on conceptualising and contextualising discrimination, social exclusion and inclusion based on caste ethnicity gender and religion. The focus of the centre is to understand the nature and dynamics of exclusion and discrimination at both theoretical and empirical levels with holistic perspective. The concern of the centre is to generate database on weaker sections of the society and to deal with social issues of marginalized and deprived communities, i. e., scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, other backward classes and minorities. The Centre aims to formulate appropriate policies to eradicate the problems of social exclusion, discrimination and thus protect the rights of the deprived and marginalized sections of the society. Thus Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy aims at studying and understanding, various social, economic, political, cultural, religious and educational problems faced by the marginalized sections of the Society. It further aims at reducing and eliminating these problems by way of suggesting measures to the decision making authorities.