Corporate Social Responsibility

By Prof. Aradhna Malik   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 3835
The course introduces participants to the field of Corporate Social Responsibility. The course begins with a discussion on the history of CSR activities, and moves through planning, implementation, evaluation and development of the CSR cycle in profit making organizations. The course concludes with a discussion on how the field of CSR is likely to develop in future.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students from all disciplines can enroll for this course.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT:   All corporate organizations 
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 20 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2019 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Module 1: Introduction to CSR: What and Why of CSR
Week 2: Module 2: Emergence of CSR: History and current scenario
Week 3: Module 3: Stakeholders: Organization, Government, Society and Regulatory Environments
Week 4: Module 4: Planning and Implementing CSR activities
Week 5: Module 5: Evaluating and developing CSR activities
Week 6: Module 6: Corporate Governance
Week 7: Module 7: CSR and Sustainability
Week 8: Module 8: Future Directions

Final Examination Format: Online. Multiple Choice Questions on the same pattern as the weekly quizzes.

Books and references

Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: Stakeholders in a Global Environment By William B Werther and David Chandler

Instructor bio

Prof. Aradhna Malik earned her Masters in Child Development from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India and PhD from University of Denver, USA. She has been serving Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur as faculty in the School of Management since 2008. Aradhna teaches intercultural communication, business ethics and organizational behavior to Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level students. Her areas of interest include developmental communication, management of social welfare organizations, ageing, orality, organizational communication, intercultural communication, corporate social responsibility, the social impact of technology, and international human resource management.

Course certificate

  • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 29th September 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course. (use as per duration of the course)
  • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

  • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched.

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