Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Centre for Research and Development




Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Centre For Research and Development was established in 31 August 2005 by Shivaji University, Kolhapur with Substantial Support given by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi Under its Scheme of epoch Making Social Thinkers in India.  

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar is the constant source of inspiration to the people of India, especially the vast toiling and suffering masses because his ideas, principals and actions continue to have relevance as the contradictions in social and economic life persist even today. He being the revolutionary and spokesman of the toiling people of India who are socio-culturally discriminated exploited, deprived and political forces throughout his life. He stressed on the empowerment of the oppressed as one as one of the means of their emancipation from exploitation and injustice which are social forms of violence against the oppressed.

With a view of creating cast less and classless social order, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar endeavoured  to set basic ever lasting human values such as equity, liberty, fraternity and social justice in India society. These being his fundamental ideas and values of his life, have been reflected in his variety of struggles launched by him against forces of injustice and exploitation at all leaves in all forms aimed to reconstruct the India’s polity economy and the entire socio-culture life. Such being the fountain of inspiration, self – respect, self-confidence, rationality and practical humanism Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar wanted to build a new India - a strong untied India free from burden of history of hatred and exploitation.

In the spectrum of relentless struggles against oppressive and suppressive social system combined with building of a new social system based on over lasting human values, Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur state stood as a prime source of strength and direction in the initial phase in bringing up Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar as a leader of suffering masses and a maker of modern India.


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