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Course Detail

Course Name Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Course Code 23GM658E
Program MBA
Credits 3
Course category Elective
Name of the Career Path Organizational Development & Management


Module 1

Module 1: Fundamentals of CSR (7.5 hours)

  1. Historical Evolution of Social Responsibility;
  2. The CSR Landscape of CSR;
  3. Different terminologies and perspectives;
  4. Traditional Arguments (for and against) of CSR; Different Theories of CSR.
Module 2

Module 2: CSR: Indian Perspectives and Mandates (7.5 hours)

  1. Legal framework of the Nonprofits in India.
  2. Similarities and differences in different legal provisions.
  3. Indian CSR Perspective; CSR Policy and Guidelines.
  4. UNSG and Indicators.
Module 3

Module 3: Managing CSR Prorgramme and Implementation (7.5 hours)

  1. Programme area and Intervention plan.
  2. CSR Programme: Planning and Assessment.
  3. Stakeholder’ Engagement: Cooperation and Collaboration.
  4. CSR Projects: Monitoring & Evaluation.
  5. CSR Impact Assessment: Tools and Techniques.
Module 4

Module 4: Standards & Guidelines of Responsible Business and Emerging Areas in CSR. (7.5 hours)

  1. CSR Accounting and Social Audit.
  2. Important standards & guidelines, framework, and disclosure & sustainable reporting.
  3. Emerging Areas in CSR; Project and presentations.

Course Description  & Course Outcomes

Course Description

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an evolving area in the management discipline. The course emphasizes responsible business practices and effective social development interventions. It aims to impart knowledge and understanding of how corporates can contribute to reducing conflicts & distress in society and foster equitable growth and productivity to serve the overarching interest of people, planet, & profit.

The Government of India has mandated CSR under the Companies Act, 2013. The trends show substantial growth in corporate engagements in social and development interventions. Many companies have dedicated teams to look after CSR affairs effectively and strategically. This marketplace opens enormous possibilities for aspiring CSR managers and qualified professionals. The course is designed to develop participants’ critical perspectives on the dominant and competing paradigms of CSR.

Course Outcomes& Learning levels

The course aims to impart the learning required to develop a comprehensive understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The participants will learn normative, functional, and strategic aspects of CSR. They will also develop critical perspectives on the dominant and competing paradigms of CSR. A participant, after the successful completion of the course, would gain appropriate advancements in the following key areas:

  1. Able to assess different concepts, theories and practices of responsible business management and CSR. [L4: Analyze]
  2. Able to assess Indian CSR Perspectives and Mandates. [L4: Analyze]
  3. Able to diagnose and evaluate the critical issues in managing and implementing of CSR projects. [L5: Evaluate]
  4. Able to develop a compliance-based reporting system for a company engaged in CSR activities. [L6: Create].

Evaluation Pattern

# Assessment Component Percentage of Marks
1 Continuous Assessment * 60
2 End –Term Examination 40

*Based on assignments / Tests / Quizzes / Case Studies / Projects / Term paper / Field visit report.

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