IIT Kgp partners with corporate houses, NGOs to shape CSR steps
Kolkata: In a mission to help people reap the benefits of several of its research outcomes, IIT Kharagpur is gearing up to partner with corporate houses and NGOs to shape their CSR initiatives with its end products and in the process help millions lead better lives.
The institute recently organised a seminar on "Corporate Social Responsibility" in Kolkata jointly with Indo-German Chamber of Commerce Kolkata and SREI Foundation in order to help the industry and NGOs get a glimpse of the available end products by IIT-Kharagpur.
Talking about the initiative, Prof. Siddhartha Mukhopadhyay, Dean of Alumni Affairs and International Relations (AA&IR), IIT Kharagpur said: "For years we have been doing a lot of research works. Apart from publishing the work and obtaining patent for the same, we want them to create an impact in society.
"And helping the corporate and NGO's reach their CSR goals with our technology will be our way of giving back to society.
"We are also looking at collaborating with industries from Germany and France working in India for their CSR initiatives here."
Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) too has expressed interest to collaborate with IIT Kharagpur.
"When we came to know about the technological interventions at IIT Kharagpur which can be used in a CSR context, we felt that this would be an interesting area for our members to explore for potential collaborations ,"said Sharon Mogose, executive, IGCC Kolkata.
Shrachi group has already expressed interest to go for a tie-up with IIT Kharagpur for its WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) project.