The Centre for Educational Studies is the research and teaching unit of the institute and is affiliated to the Savitribai Phule University of Pune for M. Phil and Ph. D. courses in Education (Interdisciplinary).

The faculty of the CES has been doing path-breaking pioneering research in the social sciences and has contributed to teaching, training, seminars and other extension activities of government and non-government organizations at the state and national level.

The objectives of M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes offered by the Centre are:

To create a pool of researchers trained to analyse, plan, manage and improve education.

To strengthen and further evolve methodologies of educational research for creating rational foundations for reviews and formulation of educational policies, plans and action-programmes.