Karve Institute of Social Service

50 yrs of Excellence



Recent new waves of CSR extend from the traditional emphasis on community Involvement to include ‘socially responsible products and services’ and ‘socially responsible employee relations’, or the ‘social sustainability of the business organization’. The CSR rule under the Company Act, 2014 has made the compulsion to Corporate to spend 2% of their profit on social responsibility. The Corporate scenario has more or less practices CSR as donation, distribution base or by and large generalist approach modules. The CSR rules made the corporate to contribute the social sector in more sustainable manner and design need base projects with great impact.

Moreover, new forms of CSR have brought more engaged partnerships for business with local government and local community organizations, and more strategic alliances between business and governmental and non-profit organizations.

We believe in relationship and for us CSR is Corporate Social Relationship. We are exist to build relationship between Corporate and Non-Government, Civil Society & Local Self Government Organizations for the sustainable development through Corporate Social Responsibility.


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


  1. To provide advice and recommend the CSR policy and strategies for the corporate to prepare the blue print of CSR for sustainable development policy and initiatives.
  2. To offer research, training, practice, capacity building, advocacy, monitoring, recognition and related support services in the field of CSR.
  3. To conduct the base line survey, need assessment and impact assessment survey for streamline the CSR projects
  4. To impanel the Non-Government and Civil Society Organizations for Corporate to develop partnership project and establish a database of credible civil society organization.
  5. To implement, monitor and evaluate CSR projects
  6. To facilitate assistance directly or indirectly for activities which seek to promote CSR practices including research and training.
  7. To provide advice, consultancy and technical and managerial support to the beneficiaries of the CSR Cell programs through a network of advisors drawn from the industry and institutions of excellence.
  8. To function as a recognized accreditation or third party assessment agency, to seek necessary approvals and facilitate organizations for mandatory compliances.
  9. To facilitate network, organize conference, seminars, workshops, conduct trainings and or CSR course modules.
  10. To sensitize organizations, representatives and other stakeholders to the evolving needs and perspectives of CSR/Sustainability.
  11. To create network with renowned Government, National, International level or any other academic, research, training institute / organization, academicians and professionals, for academic and research exchange, on CSR initiatives and issues.
  12. To undertake any projects, programmes, activities, publish literature, independently or jointly/ partnership, with GOV, NGO, Civil Society Organizations or individuals/ professionals, which is in congruence with aims and objectives of CSR cell.

CSR Cell activities for Corporates:

  1. Formulating CSR strategy and policy
  2. Formation and governance of the CSR Committee of the Board and its Orientation on CSR
  3. Developing a CSR Policy in sync with the core values of the organization and advising on establishing its governance parameters
  4. CSR Team and capacity building
  5. Conduct baseline, need and impact assessment surveys
  6. Projects’ identification and development in sync with the stated CSR Policy
  7. Developing implementation guidelines & processes
  8. Setting up monitoring & evaluation systems and processes and conduct M&E CSR projects
  9. Developing reporting mechanisms
  10. Audit and Impact assessment of Projects
  11. Identifying NGOs as implementation partners; their appropriate capacity building; assisting them in project development etc
  12. Designing and conducting customized training’s for the CSR team and programme Managers
  13. Conceptualizing and facilitating employee engagement projects
  14. Creating data base
  15. Any other CSR requirements as per need

Capacity building activities of the CELL:

  1. CSR Post Graduate Diploma, Certificate Course
  2. CSR short term, module based courses
  3. CSR workshops and training programme
  4. CSR Conference, Seminars, Symposium & other programmes

CSR Cell & Advisory Committee: Strcuture


Structure: For governance and technical functioning, CSR & Advisory Cell will be a separate independent entity under the B.D.K. Research Cell, Karve Institute of Social Service, Pune. Core Advisory Committee for policy, oversee and advice functional aspects.

Governance Structure: Director of the Institute for all managerial and financial technicalities.


  • Advisory Commitee
  • : Adv.S.B.Inamati Vice-chairman
  • Managing Committee Members
  • : Dr. Rajiv Dongre - Treasurer
    Adv. Vijay Limaye - Secretary
  • Director
  • : Dr.Deepak walokar - Director KINSS / Director CSR CELL
  • Advisor NFCSR
  • : Mr. Nikhil Pant - (Chief Programme Executive) National Foundation for CSR (NFCSR), IICA Gurgaon
  • Hon.Director
  • : Prof Mahesh B Thakur
  • Faculty
  • : Dr. Deepak Walokar
    Mr.Nikhil Pant
    Prof. Mahesh B Thakur
  • Visiting Faculty
  • : Dr. Hiren Desai, CMO & Head CSR , Mazagon Dock Ltd, Mumbai Dr. Suresh Mijar, GM Health & CSR, Kirloskar Pneumatics Ltd Ms. Leena Deshpande, AVP HR & CSR, Bharat Forage Ltd Mr. Vijay Wavare, Manager, CSR Tech Mahindra Foundation Mr.Manoj Bhawasar, Team Leader CSR, Yardi Software Mr. Rohit Saroj, Manager Sustainability Dept, Tata Motors Ltd Mr. Kedar Sabne, Finance Consultant Mr. Kaustubh Devale, Development Facilitator
  • Course-co-ordinator
  • : Debarghya Dhar

Approved by Managing Committee:   Date : 11th September, 2014