ITM–Center for Social Initiatives (ITM-CSI) was constituted in 2003 under the visionary leadership of Dr. P.V. Ramana, the Chairman of ITM Group of Institutes. The ITM CSI was founded with the aim of leading Corporate-Academia-NGO interface through research, consulting, training and live projects. These core activities have grown in scope and scale over the years and the CSI now provides highly regarded insights in the course curriculum of MBA at ITM-B School through NGO-CSR internship and organizing activities for sensitizing various stakeholders.
The primary objective of ITM-CSI is to facilitate a forum wherein the best practices concerning inclusive development, exchange of appropriate technologies, databases, documentaries, success stories and best practices related to tackling social issues by business stakeholders are upheld and disseminated to corporate CSR, NGO's and other target beneficiaries.
NGO CSR Internship
ITM believes in grooming balanced future managers who are in as much in tune with socially relevant issues as they are with balance sheets and bottom lines so that they are able to contribute towards upliftment of society. Every year students undertake a month long internship with reputed NGOs like CRY, Helpage India, National Association for Blind, Indian Red Cross Society, SIFE India and CSR wing of TCS, Indian Oil Corporation and Vizag Steel etc.
In addition to the learning of our students, the organizations are also be benefited as they get young motivated people to help them in their work.
ProjectAbhiwyakti, an initiative of ITM-CSI aims atoffering tutorial support and personality development to tribal students which will help them in their education and increase their chances of employability by polishing their soft skills.
The various activities regularly undertaken by ITM – CSI are:
We offer consultancy services in preparation of feasibility studies, impact assessment studies and project appraisal to planning CSR.Our experts provides assistance in development of relevant human resource policy and practices. We accept requests from organizations for conducting customized training programs and have developed a suite of programs, modules and short courses that cover essential domains of corporate social responsibility for business managers, CSR professionals, analysts, campaigners and researchers.
Research & Publication
ITM has documented its wide range of research activities and projects through our publication, SPARSH and ABHDYUDAYA. Our long term vision is that CSI publications make a significant contribution towards academic literature associated with CSR.
SPARSH & ABHDYUDAYA
The annual compendium of the best written live projects undertaken during the NGO-CSR internship. The Bi-Annual publication covering news items, research/activities and experiences of various NGO's and Corporates.
We invite prospective NGOs and Corporates to explore opportunities for mutual co-operation, consultancy programs and CSR initiatives which reinforce the ideals of inclusive growth and constructive development in various spheres of life