The Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (CCSR) was set up during 2011 to promote training, research, consultancy assignments and document case studies in thrust areas of CSR. The Centre works on the existing body of knowledge, systems, structures, models and mechanisms associated with different CSR initiatives; it also provides a platform for discussing CSR guidelines and the latest developments in the field.
The Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) has been part of the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), Government of India initiative on introducing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an element of the performance matrix in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs). IPE was invited to attend the meetings of the Working Group on CSR in 2007-08 and 2009 -10, and was nominated by DPE as a Member of the Executive Committee on CSR in 2011 to develop, design and implement courses for CPSEs. Recognizing the importance of the subject and also the realization that there is a dearth of experts in this emerging field, it was decided that IPE could play a major role in research, development and advocacy of CSR. This idea led to the establishment of the Center for Corporate Social Responsibility in 2011 at IPE.