ICP-CSR Course has been an added advantage to my knowledge in the field of development sector. The exposure was not only much needed but also fulfilling for my future endeavours. It was also great way of networking.
IICA provided me an excellent platform to acquaint with the equitable, inclusive and sustainable growth of this commitment to the social needs across the country. The pedagogy has been quite user friendly, with self-paced online study material updated periodically, well supported by the mentors guiding us in the virtual as well as face to face class room sessions. The structured course modules provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the CSR in the Indian context, besides familiarising with the ways to transform the policy directives into feasible projects. Impressive illustrations are cited in the case studies dealing with various needy sectors / communities across the country. Best part of the program has been the practical exposures arranged by the IICA. Field visits to the empanelled NGOs executing educational services to the deprived segments of urban population were quite revealing. The reports submitted in IICA’s prescribed formats, well guided by the Course Director as well as the associated institutions enabled me to place these unique exposures on record. Besides the eminent & experienced faculty in access to us, the cross-section of professionals undergoing the program has given me an excellent networking opportunity, including participation in national events on CSR time and again.
The course was useful for me to gain knowledge about CSR field in India and especially the details on the new requirements as per Companies Act 2013. The knowledge acquired from this course helped me in giving sessions to students on CSR.
I would suggest that a person can always take an online course to deal with the time constraints that a full-time postgraduate course will put on you. An important reason why I was drawn to ICP-CSR course was that it provides one to one teacher-student relationship rather than a teacher having to spread their focus amongst many other students. Being able to communicate with the instructors made me a more active participant. The course material and guidance provided was so informative and helpful while preparing for job interviews as a fresher that I bagged a job as Executive CSR at a reputed firm and, I truly appreciate the course material provided which made the things so easy to understand and crack the interviews. I am grateful to the entire IICA CSR course team
The course has good insight into the CSR law and the CSR practices. The Corporate attachment and the NGO project gave practical knowledge and experience of working in the field
IICA’s ICP in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) course not only provides an understanding about CSR by way of a robust curriculum and exhaustive study material but also provides an opportunity to learn by interacting with experienced individuals with varied backgrounds. What adds to the attractiveness of this course is the learning that it provides about CSR from different perspectives viz. Corporates and NGOs. Differentiating itself from other online courses, this course comprises of well thought off test series with regular interactive sessions with the trainers. I can very well say that this course has helped me immensely in developing a holistic understanding of CSR and given me an added professional advantage
The stint of the CSR program at IICA, albeit short, was an invaluable experience. The course structure lent us, students, an insight into the concept of CSR in various dimensions. I was able to gain an in-depth knowledge from the projects undertaken as part of the coursework, which helps me to plan, organize and execute CSR processes more effectively at work. Through the certification, I had the chance to realize my passion for sustainable development and understand how to drive it. I am thankful to the faculty for their support in making it possible for me to rank number 1 in my batch
The certification was valuable in terms of the content which invariably was the best, in turn was delivered by the best faculties. The batch was variegated in terms of people from various professional backgrounds under one roof. It had a direct implication on the team dynamics since the learning is catapulted to new level. The senior professionals who were willing to share their knowledge with the juniors and the fresher’s who got a one stop solution to see the best brains. The faculties chosen are diverse and proven experts in their fields thus you can be rest assured you will be mentored and coached by the best. The entire ICP curriculum was meticulously designed to include theory and practical. The internship offered to me was both to grasp the corporate perspective and the NGO perspective. The ICP certification also helps you immensely in networking by broadening your horizons. I am delighted to share that I was also a part of the national level research undertaken under ICSSR - IHD (Institute for human development) (year 2018-2019).
ICP in CSR by IICA has given a new direction and height to my career. I joined ICP to enhance my understanding of CSR as a PhD scholar. I am truly indebted to IICA for providing me this opportunity.
The course was comprehensive in providing the background to the evolution of the CSR law in particular under section 135 of Companies Act and CSR as a global practice in general. The content was robust in providing the end to end details of the CSR approaches, formulations of the policies at micro and macro levels. The certification spread across nine months encompasses project work with corporate as well as civil society/ NGO to provide cross-cutting experience from policy formulation, implementation and reporting framework, which is useful for professionals and leaders to build overall understanding of this space which is unique globally considering its mandate as law.