CSR for Impact – Hard, Soft and Strategic Communications

Learning Outcomes – For each skill

The current course aims to help students make meaning of CSR from an ideological, organizational and its philosophical rooting. The course will deal with the Indianness and nonIndian-ness of the CSR and how this concept translates into a business activity both as a ‘soft’ communication power and a ‘hard’ number equivalent. The students will be able understand CSR as a business function and how it is employed by organizations as a competitive tool through implementation and communication. Apart from implementing and communicating CSR, students will also learn the ways CSR is measured.


Program Code:

Program Schedule:

To be announced soon

Program Fee:

₹ 12,500* + GST.

About The Module

MICA Certificate Programme

MICA has designed this Management Development Programme exclusively for the participants of MICA-SkillSir programme. Certificate of participation will be given to participants on successful completion of programme

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is a mandate by the Government of India (GoI) and most large and medium enterprises in India are within the mandate and so with most companies within its ambit a study and understanding of what makes CSR, it is it communicated and ways in which organizations measure a non-financial activity like CSR.

Faculty Experts

Ms. Sushma Oza

Advisor - Centre for Development Management and Communication - MICA

Sushama Oza just retired on December 31, 2019 as a Director, Strategy & Sustainability at Adani Foundation, Ahmedabad. She was also the CEO of Adani Foundation from May 2007 to October 2014 and has been playing pivotal role in shaping the CSR for Adani conglomerate for more than thirteen years. She has represented the organization at many national and international fora. Ms. Oza has over 37 years of experience in the development field, out of which 21 years have been as head of the organization in India and USA. She has strategized and spearheaded projects in sectors of education, primary health care, sustainable livelihood development and rural sports. She has led several capacity building programs all over India in the field of CSR. Before retirement she was spearheading two centre of excellence projects Swachhagraha and SuPoshan which were being implemented nationwide. She continues to support Sustainability efforts and reporting as part of Sustainability leadership committees and as advisor for Adani Group of companies.

Prof. Ruchi Tiwari

Assistant Professor - Communication - MICA

Prof. Ruchi Tewari, holds a PhD in communication management and has over 2 decades of academic experience and 800+ hours of training experience across various sectors like Infrastructure; shipping; and IT. Prof. Tewari’s area of academic and research interest is ‘Communication’ and so her publications and consulting experience explores the role of communication as a strategic business tool. She has presented papers in over 25 international conferences, published in most reputed international journals and has been selected as a fellow by the ESRC – UK; ICSSR – India and Bentley University, USA. Critical thinking and Logical writing forms the foundation of communication which is an area of expertise of Dr Tewari. She is currently employed with MICA as an associate professor and handles courses like strategic communication and CSR communication.

Prof. Taral Pathak

Assistant Professor - Business Management - MICA

An Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) with a Phd in ‘Asset Bubble identification and its impact on Monetary Policy’, Prof. Taral Pathak’s strength lies in finding application and implications of finance across all domains especially seemingly nonmainstream areas like “heritage and art’, ‘energy’ and ‘social sector’. He’s taught, researched and published in these domains along with conducting workshops on ‘impact investment’ by IPCA; Portugal and invited talk on ‘CSR measurement’ by CII Kolkatta. With a 3 years of corporate experience in ‘Risk Management’ and 15 years of academic experience combines theory with practice. Prof. Pathak has presented papers at various reputed national and international conferences and have reviewed papers for a few reputed journals like Journal of Applied Accounting Research and Journal of Environment and Finance.

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    Syllabus designed by the best faculty and industry leaders for upskilling

    Online discussions customized for the business segment

    Lectures delivered through PPTs

    In-session and pre-session exercises

    Case Studies

    19 hours (1.5 hours per session)

    Online and Onsite Modules

    Live and Interactive Modules

    Free knowledge sharing recorded sessions/videos by industry experts on Niche Topics

    Internship and Placement assistance through Task Staffing Solutions Private Limited (One of our Group Company)

    Use cases, capstone projects & real time data for better practical exposure

    Dedicated Relationship Managers (RMs) to assist you in completion of the module

    Weekend sessions, especially for working professionals

    Networking with Like Minded Professionals

    An Initiative from Task Group which has been servicing in the Indian Employment Market for last 24 years

    Sessions will be a mix of Online sessions and Assignment Projects

    Reading materials and other contents will be provided during the course of the programme

    There will be pre-training requirements and instructors will recommend appropriate workshops/courses

    Freshers aspiring to work with NGO’s or CSR, working professionals from NGO’s and Corporate CSR

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