Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a buzz word in organizational philanthropy. The industrial houses are making significant contributions to the society, public welfare, environment, education, health etc. through their CSR programs. IIT Kharagpur has been the beneficiary of several such programs especially with regards to technology development for the rural population around Kharagpur, West Midnapore district, and southern Bengal. Organizations like Microsoft India Development Center at Hyderabad, Infosys Foundation at Bangalore, Balmer & Lawrie at Kolkata, Tower Research at Gurugram and National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation at Delhi have already collaborated with IIT Kharagpur as CSR partners.
The Institute took a step further and launched its own community welfare activities in these areas. The students and faculty of the Institute have engaged in these activities over several years offering free education, rural inf