Platform for Corporate Social Responsibility - An Initiative by Government of Gujarat


CSR is now guided by the mandatory regime of the Companies Act, 2013, and several gaps and issues relating to rules and practices are constantly evolving. Therefore, in order to address those issues and plug-in the knowledge gaps on evolving needs of the CSR rules and practices, GCSRA (a state level body for CSR facilitation) and the Institute of Rural Management, Anand, (one of the pioneer institutes for building capacities in social/rural development in the country) have joined hands together to organize its second residential training programme on CSR from 21-23th September, 2017 at IRMA, Anand, Gujarat, as a part of a long term collaboration for knowledge dissemination and capacity development in the field of CSR.


  • To orient the stakeholders (trainees) towards Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013
  • To improve understanding of vivid areas of CSR such as CSR value chain, due diligence of partners, project development requirements, monitoring & evaluation framework, monitoring progress etc.
  • To help participants to bring the greater alignment and direction to the CSR activities and measure the results/ impact
  • To improve coordination of CSR activities/ efforts across the company


  • Understanding the ‘letter’ & ‘spirit’ of CSR to derive the true advantages and mechanics of CSR
  • Looking at CSR as a strategy for growth or just a thing to comply
  • Understanding stakeholder perspectives (from the community) to increase the project efficacy through their participation
  • Conducting Need Assessment to assist in identification & prioritisation of issues / causes to be taken up
  • Introduction to the Project management cycle for CSR
  • Identification of credible partners
  • Team building and conflict resolution
  • Monitoring & Evaluation - moving from ‘outputs’ to ‘outcomes’ and then to ‘Impact’


The training programme is specifically designed for senior executives who either direct or manage Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes for their Company/ PSU. This training programme would be beneficial to the following stakeholders:

  • CSR heads, managers and officers (including those engaged in community relationship management)
  • Corporate Affairs managers and officers, including communication managers and officers responsible for internal and external reporting on sustainability/ CSR
  • HR, administration and other managers concerned with CSR planning and implementation


The programme fees is INR 26,550/- (inclusive of 18% GST); which includes (a) boarding & lodging (single AC room), (b) tuition fees, (c) kit, reading material and stationery and (d) certificate of participation. Participants need to submit registration form along with the payment transaction details to GCSRA. Payment of the above fees can be made via Online bank transfer/Demand Draft/Cheque.

Refer to the details below for payment:

Bank Name Corporation Bank
Branch Name Navrangpura Branch, Ahmedabad
Account No. 33500101025116
IFSC Code CORP0000335
Swift Code CORPINBB335

Participants can download registration form by clicking here.

For more information on the training programme, you may download the brochure here


For facilitating the registration process, your team may Contact to Mr. Subhash Advani, GCSRA atM. No. +91- 9636888599, 079-40192052 (

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