CIKS came into existence in August 1993, when it was formed as an autonomous centre under the Academy of Development Sciences, Maharashtra. In January 1995 it was registered as an independent trust in Chennai. The activities of the centre are supported through grants from government agencies, private agencies, donations from individuals and the sale of educational and training material.
Donations to the centre are exempt under Section. 80 G of the income tax act order no - DIT (e) No 2 (327)/94-95 conveyed through letter dated 3-10-2000 by the director of income tax (Exemptions), Chennai.
The centre also receives contributions from foreign sources. We have a permanent registeration number alloted under the FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) - Registration number 075900632 dated 27th July 1998.