The academic programmes of CBCS consist of Doctoral and Masters Programs in Cognitive Science.
CBCS conducts research related in various areas of behavioural and cognitive sciences and also initiates outreach activities.
CBCS has been in contact with other organizations and has taken a number of steps to popularize Cognitive Science to facilitate interactions with other scientists interested in the study of cognitive and behavioural problems as well as applications of findings from such studies.
CBCS is making serious efforts to explore new inter-disciplinary interfaces (with computer science, neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and social sciences disciplines) and consolidate those that already exist.
Under the "University Grants Commission Scheme" of Universities with Potential for Excellence, the University of Allahabad was selected for developing Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences as an Island of Excellence. The Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (CBCS) was set up to become that 'Island of Excellence".
CBCS was formally inaugurated on 2nd Feb' 03 by the then Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
To pursue research activities and training in different areas of cognitive science, the Centre has seven different labs: Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Neuroinformatics and Intelligent Computing Lab ,Visual Cognition Lab, Language cognition lab, Bio-feedback lab, Virtual Reality lab and Neuropsychology & Rehabilitation Lab.