Online Certificate Course in CSR
The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA; www.iica.in), an independent think tank, research and capacity building premier national institution that works under the aegis of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, launched a first of its kind course in the Year 2014. This was to develop CSR Professionals through the Online 9 Month IICA Certificate Program (ICP) in CSR.
The first Batch developed 170 IICA Certified CSR Professionals who successfully received their certificates in July 2015. This included 109 Open/Individual category students and 60 corporate sponsored students.
The Second Batch is currently underway since February 2016 with 130 students.
IICA delivers this course in partnership with reputed institutions from around the country. A robust Learning Management System (LMS) is used for online study. The course content comprises of learning on CSR from global perspectives and definitions of CSR to the current Indian Agenda CSR as per Section 135, Companies Act 2013.
The pedagogy comprises of equal weightage of theory and practice. Practical learning includes three weeks of a Corporate Attachment to understand CSR Policy, Strategy and reporting, and three months of an NGO/Implementation Agency Project to understand CSR implementation.
For both theory and practical learning students are evaluated /assessed periodically through Online Exams at our training Partner venues, and through reports developed on the basis of Corporate Attachment and NGO Projects undertaken. This assessment is out of a total of 100 Marks, and certification is given for securing a minimum of 40% Marks.