A MoU has been signed on Friday, between country’s premier institution Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), and Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), a governmental establishment, which is involved with corporate regulations and reforms since 2008. On account of the recent changes in Companies Act, 2013, the pact was signed by IRMA’s Director Professor Jeemol Unni and Director General and CEO of IICA Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee. IRMA also expects to collaborate with IICA for IRMA’s five centres of excellence, the Centre for Rural Infrastructure and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) that established in 2013 with approval of Government of India. When CSR professionals are on high demand due to the changes in The Companies Act, 2013, the MoU came up with training programs jointly by IRMA and IICA, which attracts a wide number of participants from different private and public sector organizations like BHEL, ESSAR, Aditya Birla Companies as well as NGOs like AIF, Mesco, Jan Vikas etc. During April 13 to 17, the joint initiative took its first step. On the culmination of the program Dr. Chatterjee greeted the participants by presented them the certificates. In this eve while delivering the Rajan Memorial lecture, Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee shared his journey into CSR and his experiences with the tribal community and marginalized classes in the Orissa cadre while working as an IAS officer. He also addressed the students by saying “I feel privileged about being here since IRMA students understand the spirit with which the Companies’ Act was drafted. There could not have been a better place than IRMA to launch CSR training programs.” According to him “when you have an idea explore it to the hilt and pursue it.” What exactly he did by spending months doing his research and finding ways of rooting CSR firmly in the Indian soil.