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Updated on 06 Sep, 2021

PG Diploma in Corporate Social Responsibility (PGDCSR)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 7,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Graduation in any discipline

With the enactment of Companies Act, 2013 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GoI, India became the first country in the world to make CSR mandatory for select categories of companies mandated under the Act. This legislation has created an important opportunity to mobilise resources and build mechanisms to promote inclusive development in the country. Considering the increasing demand for CSR professionals post the enactment of Companies Act, 2013, IGNOU has stepped in to bridge the gap in the demand for trained CSR professionals by launching a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Social Responsibility (PGDCSR). It provides a unique opportunity for attaining and upgrading the knowledge of the CSR professionals. The PGDCSR programme has been designed in such a way to enhance the holistic understanding of CSR by covering various aspects like CSR fundamentals, its process, implementation and handling of projects and programmes. Students can also get a first-hand experience of CSR projects by opting for a project work.

Programme Objectives:

  • To impart knowledge and understanding about CSR.
  • To expand capacities of learners on various theoretical and practical aspects of CSR.
  • To develop professional knowledge in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CSR projects and programmes.

Who Can Take Admission?

  • Senior, mid-level and entry level employees of companies undertaking CSR
  • Professionals working in development sector and NGOs implementing CSR activities
  • Development functionaries and civil servants of State and Central Governments
  • Faculty, researchers and students in universities, research organizations and colleges.
  • Graduates wanting to pursue a career in CSR


Programme Coordinators:
Dr. Nisha Varghese; nishavarghese@ignou.ac.in; Ph: 8826459659; 011-29571668
Prof. P.V.K.Sasidhar; pvksasidhar@ignou.ac.in; Ph: 9910050413; 011-29571665

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[Updated on 18-Jul-2024]