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Research for Societal Good Through Social Responsibility

About the Program

Indian Research / Industry sector, both government funded and private, have a rich tradition of philanthropy and the sectors have made huge efforts to minimize the gap in several social areas to uplift the common well-being of society. Social Responsibility is established on the reciprocal dependence between an organization and society. The Social Responsibility guidelines attempt to move ahead of a philanthropic model to a more expansive view that encompasses the integration of social and environmental issues into research decisions, goals and operations and also the integration between organisations and their stakeholders. There is an increased need for organizations to focus on evolving a strong Social Responsibility policy and ensure implementation of the same. It is imperative that such policy should address the felt needs of community and society but also create shared social value both for the organization and its stakeholders for sustainability. Our country’s major visionary growth policies are aligned with achieving the 169 targets leading to 17 UN Sustainable Development Goal’s. This Training program will be a gateway for understanding the ground reality in devising such policies, ability to solve many of the social issues and problems through Innovation and inculcate effective altruism ( i.e. evidence and reasoning to help establish the mutual benefits that effective altruism bestows on both the giver and the receiver of the benefits made available). The program would also include interaction with many eminent people who have worked on a wide variety of social projects who will share their experiences in a detailed way in this specially designed Online Training program.

Program Highlights

Exclusively designed with 3 Sessions in a day.

Sessions have the blend of practical experiences and virtual insight into societal project implementation.

A typical day of the virtual training program is as follows:

06.30 AM to 07.30 AM: Guided Yoga session

09.30 AM to 11.15 AM: Session 1 ( Including 30 min for evaluation and feedback)

11.15 AM to 11.45 AM: Break

11.45 AM to 01.15 PM: Session 2 ( Including 30 min for evaluation and feedback)

01.15 PM to 02.15 PM: Lunch Break

02.15 PM to 04.00 PM: Session 3 ( Including 30 min for valuation and feedback)

06.00 PM to 07.00 PM: Physical fitness / Diet advices etc.


Target groups under the Scheme are Scientists/ Technologists holding scientific post/ Working in Scientific Ministries/ Departments of Govt. of India and State Governments, Autonomous Institutions Public Sector Undertakings of Central State Governments, Research and Development Institutions/ Research Laboratories of Central/ State Governments, Central / State Universities, State Science & Technology Councils.

Application Procedure

The interested scientists/teachers/officers of government departments can send the filled and approved applications to the address given in the last page. In situations where a participant is unable to obtain signature of his/her nominating authority, the institute will also accept nominations which are forwarded as received from the official email ids of Heads of the institution or Registrars.

Contact No: 9698911336

The soft copy of the advance application may be sent to the email Id

Dr. Nava Subramaniam

Dean, Amrita School of Business,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Dr. Sangeetha Gunasekar

 Associate Professor, Amrita School of Business,

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About the Host Institute

Amrita University is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research university that is accredited and ranked amongst the top 1% of universities in India by National Ranking agency (NIRF) and recognized as No.1 Private University in India by Times Higher Education (THE) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) worldwide ranking agencies. Amrita has over 19000 students, 15 constituent schools, 150+ (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral) programs, more than 20 research centers in engineering, medicine, business, sciences, social work, nanotechnology, sustainable energy and so on.

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Amrita at UN Academic Impact

Amma, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, the Chancellor of Amrita University, Amma addressed researchers representing 93 leading international universities at a conference co-hosted by Amrita University and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI).

Amma delivered the keynote address during the conference at the United Nations on technology and sustainable development in New York in July 2015.

Our Key Missions

One of our key missions has been to pioneer socio-techno solutions for sustainable development over the past decade. The following are to name a few,

Amrita University has developed and implemented ICT based solutions to provide ‘Quality Education to the under-privileged. Today, over 10 million people from diverse backgrounds i.e. vocational trainees, K-12 students, higher education graduates and teachers use Amrita’s solutions

In the area of ‘Clean Water and Sanitation’, Amrita won the Gates Foundation Award, to develop technologies to conserve water and bio-treat sanitary wastes. In addition, our research centers have architected low cost, DIY design construction of toilets to help scale the massive needs of toilets in India by helping local communities build them in over 21 states across India.

Amrita has been instrumental in empowering over 5000 women in skills based training and holistic development over the past 3 years.

The UNDP (UN Global Development Network) has recognized Amrita’s work as one of the best examples in the world for architecting programs for enabling financial inclusivity of women and Amrita was awarded the ‘UNESCO chair in Gender Equality’ in 2016. The United Nations has officially made Amrita University India’s first ever UNESCO Chair on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The official bestowing of the UNESCO Chair on the Coimbatore-based university took place in Paris.

In 2015, Amrita has also been invited to the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative to showcase the enormous social impact it has made. On 8 July, 2015 at United Nations Headquarters, the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative (UNAI) and Amrita University co-hosted a one-day conference on “Technology for Sustainable Development”.


Address for Correspondence
Amrita School of Business Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Amrita Nagar Post, Ettimadai
Coimbatore – 641112 Tamil Nadu, India.
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