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IGNOU Launch Master of Arts (Corporate Social Responsibility) (MACSR)

17 January, 2022


The MACSR programme has been designed in such a way to enhance the holistic understanding of CSR by covering various aspects like CSR fundamentals, CSR process and its linkages with development, implementation and handling of projects and programmes, and corporate ethics, governance and conflict resolution. 

The main objective of the programme is; to impart knowledge and understanding about CSR through Open and Distance Learning; to expand the capacity of learners on various theoretical and practical aspects of CSR and development work; to develop professional knowledge in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CSR projects and programmes, and to equip the learners with the needed skills in corporate ethics, governance and conflict resolution. 

The Employees of companies undertaking CSR; Professionals working in development sector and NGOs; implementing CSR activities, development functionaries, social workers and civil servants, Faculty, researchers and students in universities, research organizations and colleges; Graduates wanting to pursue a career in CSR can take admission in MACSR programme. Exit option is available for the candidates who complete the first year of MACSR to get a PG Diploma in Corporation Social Responsibility (PGDCSR) if they discontinue the MA Programme.

The two years Master of Arts (Corporate Social Responsibility) is offered in English Medium, Total Fees Rs.14,400/- ( each year –Rs.7200/-) consist of 72 credits with 18 theory courses and one project. Any Bachelor’s degree of minimum three year duration from a recognized University is eligible for MACSR programme. Online Admissions for January 2022 session are open.  Interested students may directly click the Admissions Link: https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in/   or contact Dr. Nisha Varghese; nishavarghese@ignou.ac.in; Ph: 8826459659; 011-29571668 and Prof. P.V.K.Sasidhar; pvksasidhar@ignou.ac.in; Ph: 9910050413; 011-29571665. Two Study Centres located in Port Blair-0201 and Mayabunder-0208 are activated to offer this programme under Port Blair Regional Centre of IGNOU.