About CIGI

Center for Information and Guidance India (CIGI) is the outcome of a series of deliberations by educationists, intellectuals, technocrats, sociologists, and community leaders, concerned at the deplorable plight of the deprived segments of the society. It was launched on 18th August 1996 by Mr. Saiyid Hamid, IAS, former Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. In the following year, CIGI was registered under the Societies Registration Act, as a voluntary charitable non-govt. organization under the leadership of Dr. K.M Abubacker (Former scientist, BARC, Secretary of Atomic Energy Education Society, Mumbai). From a humble beginning in an 8’*10’room in the vicinity of Calicut University, CIGI has grown into the largest NGO of its kind in the country, with its own buildings and infrastructure.

It has been engaged in activities aimed at the uplift and empowerment of marginalized segments of the society right from its inception. Today, CIGI has a full scroll of historic moments, reminiscent of our hard but sweet journey. The 20 years long interventions in the educational and social development fields benefited around three million people. Inside CIGI there are seven departments viz. Knowledge Management Centre, Institute of Social Development Studies, Centre for Learning, Department of Career Guidance, Talent Nurturing Centre, Competency Development Centre and Scholarship division. And, CIGI is blessed to have thousands of committed and trained volunteers championing CIGI’s defining courses persistently towards grassroots social development- focal theme right from inception.


The Society Empowered, Self-sufficient, Vibrant and Influential


Education with a purpose, Employment by passion and choice, Excellence in all aspects of life, Empowerment with character

Founder President

Dr. K. M. Abubacker

CIGI Office Bearers

P. A. Abdul Salam

Dr. Z. A. Ashraf

Our Services

Center for Information and Guidance India (CIGI) provides various services including

  • Educational and career guidance (absolutely free)
  • Psychometric tests
  • Career guidance
  • Diploma courses
  • Human resource development
  • Grassroots development projects
  • Social research
  • Scholarships
  • Total improvement programs
  • Language development programs

To know more about CIGI and to get involved, please visit our main website cigi.org

You Can Reach Us

Golf Link Rd,
Kerala – 673017

0495 235 1377
+91 80866 62004
+91 80866 64008