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IIT Madras actively pursues corporate tie-ups for tech-driven CSR

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Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (ACR), IIT Madras, addressing the IIT-M roundtable Meet in Mumbai
Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (ACR), IIT Madras, addressing the IIT-M roundtable Meet in Mumbai
 
The potential for science and technology to work in tandem with CSR for the greater cause of nation-building is limitless. Working towards the goal of making tech-driven CSR activities, IIT Madras organized a roundtable meet titled ‘Explore and Grow—CSR Partnerships’ in Mumbai on 16th December 2021.
The event focused on the emerging trend within India’s CSR – the use of technology to drive change on the ground. The evening witnessed the active participation of CSR heads and corporate leaders from various industries. Watch The CSR Journal’s exclusive coverage below:

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is actively collaborating with the Industry and corporate firms towards becoming the core for Technology-Driven CSR activities in India. In recent years, the Institute has raised around Rs. 200 Crore for CSR projects from more than 140 top companies.

The event included panel discussions by renowned expert faculty from IIT Madras on socially-relevant projects that have come from the Institute Research. The panels explored various issues in need of urgent attention such as affordable healthcare, sustainable urban infrastructure development, algorithms to solve real-world problems and revolutionizing the edu-skilling space. The panelists discussed tech-driven solutions that could revolutionize rural development and sanitation, agriculture and higher education.
The Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) at IIT Madras actively manages the IIT Madras Alumni donations, transforming them into endowments, support for new infrastructure and scholarship support for needy, deserving students. The OIA has been engaged in working with alumni and corporates on various CSR projects and other philanthropic initiatives with a focus on creating transformative social impact.