In a novel initiative of aligning the needs of society and corporate houses along with research & development, IIT Kharagpur, the premiere higher educational institution in India, is organizing the first edition of IIT KGP CSR Conclave. The day-long event will be hosted at the Kharagpur campus of the Institute on January 10, 2017. It shall have participation of more than two dozen corporate houses and entrepreneurs. About sixty R&D projects will be showcased in the event.
To further expand the CSR programme and take a step further towards sustainability and transparency, IIT Kharagpur is organizing the CSR Conclave next week. The Institute shall be offering an assortment of more than sixty innovative projects that are aligned to the various areas listed under Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013. IIT Kharagpur has also aligned itself with the CSR goal of strengthening the brand position of corporations. The Institute despite its focus on development of high-end technologies has given special emphasis on R&D work with direct societal impact.
The projects are modelled to strengthen the corporate sustainability strategy by offering innovative developmental designs and deployable cost-effective solutions aimed at creating a healthier society and greener planet. The key domains which would be covered in this conclave are (1) Hunger, Poverty, Malnutrition and Health, (2) Education, (3) Rural Development Projects, (4) Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, (5) Environmental Sustainability, (6) National Heritage, Art and Culture. Additionally the presence of diverse population of faculty and students associated with the Institute and the scope of further improvement in their engagement also give organizations to collaborate with the Institute and make a lasting impact towards the largest IIT community in the country.
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