A baseline study was conducted in three Upazilas during the months of November and December 2016. This was essentially done to set up a basis for the monitoring and evaluation work, and to support ongoing review of project planning. Field data were collected with the assistance of six data collectors following the appropriate methodologies. The survey was conducted over 173 students from six Colleges and Madrasas considering their geographical locations, gender balance, and violence affected families and socially vulnerable groups. Some FGDs and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) were also conducted with relevant stakeholders in order to assess the present scenario in different project locations, particularly on the perceptions of stakeholders on radicalization and violent extremism.