IPER is an outcome of the untiring efforts of its workers and unstinted help of its patrons and well wishers. 45 years down the lane IPER is working with the deprived population at all levels.
The journey started 45 years ago in 1971 Dr. Arun Ghosh , National Award Winner for Child Welfare in 2001, established the Institute of Psychological and Educational Research briefly known as IPER, his dream project for integrating education and psychology to benefit the children in their education and development. Guided by Dr. Ghosh a band of dedicated students of his worked in the field to run IPER. Soon it became a hub humming with the voices of children getting the benefit of a free space for themselves it worked with children who were mentally challenged, environmentally challenged as child labour, street children, children who are rag-picking, children who are victims of abuse and violence.Invited by Ministry of Labour GoI he started the Holiday school Project for Child Workers in the city of Kolkata. Later IPER worked with ILO and UNICEF for rendering developmental inputs to children who are in a disadvantaged situation.
Dr. Ghosh initiated the First Asian Conference on Child Exploitation and Abuse [ACCEA] and after Pakistan and Malaysia. He again hosted the Fourth Asian Conference on Child Exploitation and Abuse in Kolkata. In December 1999 ‘First Ever Global Conference on Children 2000 AD’ was held by IPER under the initiative of Dr. Ghosh.