About Us

The Beginning

Began in 1971 with a group of university teachers and researchers under the stewardship of noted educationist, Late Dr. Arun Ghosh, a National Awardee on Child Welfare in 2001. He set up IPER to provide the young people of our country with facilities for research in psychology and education and provide them with necessary guidance for the same.

What we are

Institute of Psychological & Educational Research (IPER), is an outcome of the untiring efforts of its workers and unstinting help of its patrons and well wishers. IPER is a voluntary and non-profiting organisation and is recognised by both Central and State Government. Working for 46 years with the underprivileged communities in the city of Kolkata and around.

It is registered with Societies Registration Act of West Bengal, the Foreign Contribution Registration Act, PWD Act 1995 and is exempted u/s of 80G (5)(vi) of the I T Act 1961.

IPER is committed to the development and promotion of the vulnerable children & women. It committed to create an organisation that is safe for children. It also advocates a Zero tolerance policy towards abuse of children in all its forms. IPER also promotes gender equality and inclusiveness in its work.

All programme that IPER undertakes is based on the principle of Child Rights as declared in the UN Convention of Child Rights 1989.

Our projects focus on education as a tool of all development.  Besides this we also provide other developmental services like health care and nutritional supplementation, capacity building and capacity development.

We work with:

  • Children in Need of Care & Protection and in Conflict with Law
  • Child labour and street children
  • Children who are abused  & victims of violence
  • Special children
  • Out-of-school & In-school children
  • Youth Groups
  • Women who are victims of violence & abuse

Areas of Operation

Several Wards of Kolkata Municipal Corporation in Southern, Eastern and Western parts of the city of Kolkata, the District of South 24 Pgns. and Maheshtala Municipality.

Strategic Goals

  • Making the Rights of Children a reality for all children who are deprived through education & capacity building
  • Bringing about a positive change in the life of the youth through empowerment
  • Advocacy & awareness for creating an enabling & protective environment for the deprived

IPER works as:

  • Resource Centre for Training
  • Research on Social problems
  • Placement Centre for students
  • Runs Courses on Teachers’ Training under a State University