IIT KGP Launches Corporate Social Responsibility Program for Funding Higher Education and Research
In a novel initiative of aligning the needs of society and corporate houses along with research & development, IIT Kharagpur, the premiere higher educational institution in India, is organizing the first edition of IIT KGP CSR Conclave. The day-long event will be hosted at the Kharagpur campus of the Institute on January 10, 2017. It shall have participation of more than two dozen corporate houses and entrepreneurs. About sixty R&D projects will be showcased in the event.
IIT Kharagpur is primarily funded by the Ministry of Human Resources Development. But with dynamic needs requiring financial commitments from multifarious avenues, the Institute has established non-governmental channels; the most prominent among these are sponsored research and consultancy and alumni donations. However, with Government of India setting up minimum contribution norm