Mumbai: KES Shroff College (KESSC), a NAAC accredited A grade institution offering degree courses based in Mumbai, has joined hands with the CSR company India – part of the CSR company international and one of the leading CSR constituencies in the world. Through the collaboration, the organizations endeavour to enable creation of new generation CSR managers.
As per the new Companies Act, 2013, corporations in India with net profit of over INR 5 Cr or turnover of over INR 1000 Cr are mandated to give back at least 2% of their net profit to CSR activities. This has created a huge demand for the outlay in CSR to be managed well and directed towards upliftment of the needy, poor and less fortunate.
The CSR company India will offer a 10-day certificate course to the students of KESSC and prepare them to cater to the burgeoning demand for CSR managers. The course will touch upon fundamentals of CSR and sustainability, laws governing CSR, formation of a CSR committee, execution of CSR activities such as planning, implementation, communication and reporting, and quality standards around CSR such as ISO26000. It will also delve into areas such as the Companies Act 2013 and its CSR mandates, corporate governance and ethics and emerging careers in CSR. There would be discussions around CSR and a lot of presentations, and case studies to make the course an enriching experience for the students.
Commenting on the development, Dr. Lily Bhushan, Principal KESSC, said, ” We are glad to collaborate with CSR Company India as many of our students are involved in volunteering activities for social causes and have a natural inclination towards empowering the society through their efforts. This 10-day certificate course on CSR by the best people in CSR would help them to create a career which aptly aligns their interest area and work. With the new companies Act 2013 mandates, I am sure many organizations are treating CSR as a key department and would require talented and skilled managers. KESSC is glad to contribute to this need and also towards helping us build a great nation.”
Mr. Hitungshu Debnath, from CSR company India, added, “I would like to thank KESSC taking a keen interest in CSR and for understanding its impact on the society. I am sure that the certificate course would not only educate but also further interest students to seriously consider becoming CSR managers. I would encourage more colleges to follow KESSC’s lead and enable students with courses to help them consider CSR management as a career option. This would surely help in successfully fulfilling the ever rising demand for skilled and well-trained CSR managers in the years to come.”