Centre for Research & Education for Social Transformation (CREST)
is an autonomous institution under Government of Kerala, India. CREST has been conceived as a national institute of humanities, science and professional studies, addressing the needs of the Dalits, Adivasis and other marginalized communities of India while integrating with the informational society. The Centre has been conceived in the backdrop of the new global scenario into which India is integrating and its multifaceted features and the debates on affirmative action that is taking place in the country
The Centre was established with the vision to move towards creating a just, equitable and caring society through empowerment of the marginalized and underprivileged, based on the principles of humanism, equality and social justice.
And a mission to help the marginalized and the underprivileged gain confidence, build competence and achieve excellence in all spheres of human endeavor, for their social, cultural and economic development through education.