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Center for Corporate Social Responsibility



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We at Karve Institute of Social Service Pune, a college of masters in social work, established since 9th November 1963 in memory of Late Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve, to contribute towards social work profession. CSR Cell is created distinctly to cater the needs of corporate for sustainable development & facilitate NGO – Corporate networking with good blend of social work & CSR.

We have legacy of service towards social reform.

We are team of professional social workers & experience practitioners.

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Post Graduate Diploma in  Corporate Social Responsibility (PGD-CSR)


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About CCSR

Welcome To CCSR

Centre for CSR at Karve Institute is a platform where Corporates and NGOs can network and build partnerships and play a meaningful role in sustainable development of the weaker and underprivileged sections of the society via Social Projects, Research, Advocacy Intervention accordingly. The Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was established in May 2013 by Dr. Mahesh Thakur, Hon. Director, Centre for CSR, Karve Institute of Social Service. 

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‘Build an inclusive and collaborative social ecosystem for social development through CSR’


“To promote CSR Excellence for sustainable development and edify Corporate, Non-Government, Civil Society and Local Self Government Organizations on CSR dimensions”


  • To provide technical advice and recommendation on the CSR policies and strategies for the corporates to prepare the blueprint of CSR for sustainable development policies and initiatives.

  • To conduct the baseline survey, needs assessment and impact assessment survey to streamline the CSR projects.

  • To impanel the Non-Government and Civil Society Organizations for Corporates to develop partnership projects and establish a database of credible civil society Organizations.

  • To implement, monitor and evaluate CSR projects 

  • To facilitate networks, organize conferences, seminars, workshops, conduct trainings and or CSR course modules and related support services in the field of CSR

  • To function as a recognized accreditation or third party assessment agency and to seek necessary approvals and facilitate organizations for mandatory compliances.

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Centre for CSR – Research and Consultancy 

Centre for CSR is involved in research, consultancy and capacity building in various developmental sectors in collaboration with government or civil society organizations. The Centre for CSR is working in the areas like education, health, livelihood creation, skill development, community development, empowerment of the weaker and underprivileged sections of the society. Since its inception, the Centre for CSR has undertaken numerous Situational Analysis, Perception Surveys, Impact Assessments, Baseline and Needs Assessment surveys.  


Completed Research Projects:

  • FCA – FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES - Baseline survey of 11 villages and Impact Assessment of 95 villages from Shirur Block of Pune District (2019-20)

  • Tata Technologies (Location - 11 Districts from Maharashtra) - Impact Assessment of E-learning Project & need Identification for Integrated Development of respective schools from 11 Districts, under CSR programmes of TATA Technologies ltd. (2018-19, 2019-20)

  • Classic Apollo Tyres Foundation - Impact Assessment and Evaluation of the Drinking Water  Project Implemented in 3  Villages  from Shirur Block of Pune District (2019-20)

  • Kirloskar Brother Ltd. - Social Impact Study with respect to flood relief help at Kirloskarvadi, Sangli District (2019-20)

  • ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) - Baseline Survey of 9 villages from Uran Block, District Raigad under CSR Programme (2018-19)

  • L&T & PMRDA (Pune Metropolitan Region Department Authority) Location Pune District - Impact Assessment and Evaluation of Comprehensive Traffic and Transportation Study for Pune Metropolitan Region in Maharashtra (2019-20)

  • Cummins India Ltd - Project proposal on developing, designing and implementing the Project “Promoting Education among Truck and School Bus drivers on adverse effects of idling vehicles and Sustainable Environment (2017-18)

  • JSW Steels Ltd - Impact  Assessment of E- learning Project  and Jigyasa Project in Shahpur, Vasai and Wada Taluka (2017)

  • Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd - CSR Project Planning, Village Baseline & Needs Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation of the projects (2014- 15, 2015-16)

  • Yardi Software India Ltd – Muskan – Action Against Child Abuse (2015-16)

  • Yardi Software India Ltd – Community Mobilizers for Urban Community Development for Slum Improvement Programme (2015-16, 2016-17)

  • KPCL (Kirloskar Pneumatic Ltd) – Employee Engagement Survey for the year (2011, 2013, 2015) locations - Hadapsar and Saswad Plant, Pune

  • Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd (KOEL) 4 locations - Corporate Social Responsibility - Impact Assessments, KOEL  Plant locations PUNE, Nashik, Kagal (Kolhapur) and Rajkot (Gujarat) (9 years duration from 2007-2015)

  • BOSCH Nashik Plant- Community Perception Survey (2015)

  • HINCOL Hindustan Colas Pvt Ltd – Impact Assessment of 5 CSR projects from Mumbai, Maharashtra; Ratlam, M.P; Vishakapatnum; Savali, Baroda – Gujarat (2015-16)

  • P.N. Gadgil Jewelers Private Ltd - Village baseline for rural development projects at Pune and Aurangabad (2015-16)

  • Zensar Foundation – CSR Baseline and Needs Assessment Survey in Sudumbare village of Talegaon Dabhade (2014-15)

  • Tata communication Ltd- CSR Baseline and Needs Assessment Survey in the vicinity of Dighi location Pune (2014- 15)

  • Zensar Foundation – CSR Baseline and Needs Assessment Survey of communities from Pune & Hyderabad (2014-15)

  • BOSCH Ltd, Nasik – Baseline Community Needs Assessment Survey of the Two villages namely, Chandrachi Meth  and Chikhalwadi  (2015-16, 2013-2014 & 2011)

  • Godrej - Interio Division – Needs Assessment and Baseline Survey of the 2 locations, Bhagwanpur (Near Dehradun) and Shirwal (Pune) (2012-2013). The study assessed the infrastructure facilities, the socio economic status and needs of the group concerned.

  • International Research - 10 multinational Companies “A comparative Study of CSR Structure and Community Perceptions in the Vicinity of Ranjangaon & Talegaon MIDC” (2011, 2012, 2013). 10 multinational Companies included GM, POSCO, L&T, JCB, INA Bearings from Talegon MIDC and  LG, APOLLO, Whirlpool, Harita Fiat from Ranjangaon MIDC.

  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. 1 Terminal Needs Assessment and baseline survey for the Manmad Terminal, Nashik. (2012-13). The study assessed the infrastructure facilities, the socio economic status and needs of the group concerned.

  • Bosch Ltd, Nasik – Society Perception Impact Assessment Survey for (2011 & 2013)

  • Kirloskar Brother Ltd - CSR - Society Perception and Impact Assessment  Survey (2008, 2010 and 2012) covering 5 Locations namely Kirloskar wadi, Kondapuri (Pune), Dewas (M.P), Kadappa (A.P) and Coimbatore (Tamilnadu) 

  • Japan Govt CSR, Project –Pune Industrial belt In India and Japan Comparative Study, Sponsored by – Kibi International University Japan, 2011, 2012 and 2013. KPCL (Kirloskar Pneumatic Ltd)-2 location CSR- Society Perception and Impact Assessment Survey (2007, 2009, 2011 & 2013) for the Hadapsar and Saswad Plants, Pune

  • KPCL (Kirloskar Pneumatic Ltd) - Needs Assessment Survey of school and health programs for KPCL (2010) covered locations from Hadapsar and Saswad plant, Pune

  • Kirloskar Pneumatic Ltd (KPCL) – Employee Engagement Survey (2011) locations Hadapsar and Saswad Plants, Pune

  • Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd (KOEL) – Employee Engagement Survey (2011) - 5 locations Khadki, Pune, Nashik, Kagal ( Kolhapur), Nagar and Rajkot

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