Centre for Social Action (CSA) is the development wing of CHRIST (Deemed to be University). It was set up in 1999 to coordinate social sensitization programmes for students and undertake community development projects for marginalized communities. It is a students’ movement for a humane and just society with children as the primary focus. CSA addresses issues related to child rights, socio-economic development of women, youths and farmers, community mobilization and environment/climate change issues.
As part of CHRIST (Deemed to be University), CSA primarily focuses on student communities and their sensitization on various issues affecting the poor and marginalized sections of the society. This is undertaken so as to facilitate sustainable changes in the lives of the poor and the oppressed through active participation of the student community and equip the students with ideals and values for effective contributions to the society. CSA was initiated with the intention of enabling the student community to imbibe the values of social responsibility, as envisaged in the Core Values, Vision and the Mission of Christ University.
CSA believes in strengthening student community with a view to enabling positive changes in society. This is one of the driving forces for the establishment of CSA and remains as the motivating factor for undertaking various developmental projects and social sensitization programmes. CSA intends to create a community of empathetic students who can work proactively for society.