Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility: Jindal Global University Opens Centre To Provide Research-Based Services

Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility: Jindal Global University Opens Centre To Provide Research-Based ServicesO P Jindal University.

The O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has opened a research centre dedicated to corporate responsibility and sustainability, The Financial Express has reported.

Located in JGU in Sonipat, Haryana, the centre aims to provide research-based services to education institutes, industry and other players in development sectors of India.

JGU Centre for Excellence in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (JGU-CECRAS) was announced during the “Northern Conclave for Building CSR Partnerships” organised in association with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) earlier this month.

Speaking at the conference JGU Vice-Chancellor C. Raj Kumar said that the growth and evolution of the CSR model in India has not been driven by corporate commitment to contribute to the development of the community. Instead, it has more to do with brand building according to him.

He emphasised the critical role of research in improving the quality of higher education in India and that CSR money could play an important role in augmenting research and innovation.