The Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC) is an autonomous research centre devoted to the research and advancement of the social sciences in South Asia. It is one of the leading social science think tanks in India and is also well known internationally. It was founded by Professor Saiyid Nurul Hasan, the eminent historian who was then the then Union Minister of State (with Independent Charges) of Education, Social Welfare and Culture, Government of India. The eminent historian, Professor Barun Debecame its first Director.
The Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, was founded in February 1973.