The Institute of Gandhian Studies (Gandhi Vichar Parishad) is an educational and public charitable institution that has been set-up as one of the commemorative projects of the Jamnalal Bajaj Centenary Year. It was established at Wardha on October 7, 1987. The object of the Institute is to promote, organize, sponsor, undertake the study of the life and thought of Mahatma Gandhi as well as the predecessors of Gandhi and contemporary thinkers and social revolutionaries. It offers courses of study of different durations oriented towards the academic community including the Departments of Gandhian Studies in universities, thinkers, religious groups, activists, trade unionists, panchayat leaders, workers among unorganized labour, workers of voluntary/grass root organisations, women, youth, students and similar other groups. The campus of the Institute is also the venue of district level RenewableEnergyEducationPark.
The Board of Trustees of the Institute consists of
Retd. Justice C.S .Dharmadhikari – Chairman,
Shri Dhirubhai Mehta
Shri Rahul Bajaj
Shri Shekhar Bajaj.
Mrs. Kumud Bajaj and
Mrs. Minal Bajaj
Shri Bharat Mahodaya is Director and Dr. Siby K. Joseph is Dean of Studies and Research of the Institute. Donations to the Institute of Gandhian Studies is exempted from Income Tax under Section 80(G) of Income Tax Act, 1961