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Course Overview:

We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming 3.5-month certification program for Startup Boards under the Convergence Scheme. This program, designed to empower leaders within the startup ecosystem, will delve into core governance principles and the unique intricacies of startups.

Program Fee Under Convergence Scheme: 20% of the course fee + 18% GST (INR 12,000 + 18% GST). Selected participants will be confirmed via email and must process the fee by 5 PM, January 10, 2024. Please await confirmation before making any payment.

Eligibility: This offer is available to empanelled Independent Directors registered with IDDB, valid for the duration of the program. Each director can avail a maximum of two such programs annually.

Course Overview: Apply through Scheme 2: Convergence on the IDDB website, mentioning your registration number and course name.

Seats and Deadline: Only ten discounted seats are available. The last date for nominations under the convergence scheme is January 10, 2024.

Why Participate?

  • Expert-Led Curriculum: Gain insights directly from industry leaders.
  • Practical Learning: Engage with case studies and interactive sessions.
  • Certification of Excellence: Earn an IICA certification in startup governance.

Who Should Participate?

  • Startup Founders
  • Board Members
  • Investors
  • Key Players in the Startup Ecosystem



Program Overview


Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), is a premier autonomous institution under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. IICA through its dedicated ‘School of Business Environment’ has been focusing on supporting the growth of the corporate sector in India especially in the modern forward-looking areas of Environment-Social-Governance (ESG), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Business and Human Rights (BHR).    
It is pertinent to mention that the involvement of Independent Directors in the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee is mandatory under the law. Independent Directors also play an important role in the social sustainability of the business. It is important to build the capacities of Independent Directors to effectively govern CSR.

The IICA Certified CSR Professional, a nine-month online course is uniquely designed to enable the learner to successfully conceptualize and establish a comprehensive CSR ecosystem for all kinds of businesses. It is a great opportunity for professionals to play an active role in nation-building by becoming CSR professionals whose services can be availed by companies and CSR-implementing organizations to derive maximum impact from their CSR projects. Trained CSR professionals are therefore the need of the hour as the latent power of the new legislation begins to transform the CSR landscape.

Why you should enrol in this course?

  • Make a difference in the world 
  • To understand the connection and difference between CSR and ESG
  • Address social and environmental issues
  • Learn the basis for best practices of CSR
  • Rewarding career after becoming a CSR Expert
  • Implement effective CSR strategies for any business
  • Knack on CSR regulations in India

Expected Participants

  • Board Members / CSR Committee Members
  • Sr. Executives involved in strategic and operational functions
  • Professionals want to switch their careers in the CSR domain
  • Corporate Executives working in the CSR domain
  • Professional Consultants involved in CSR advisory & implementation

Some of the Key Highlights of the Programme

Conceptualized by Expert Committee – The programme has been conceptualized by the Expert Committee composed of International and National stalwarts of CSR. 

National Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility – IICA Certified CSR Professionals becomes a valuable part of a CSR Professionals’ community within the ambit of the NFCSR. The Professional community will provide –

  • A platform for the exchange of information and ideas
  • Policy inputs and advocacy in the domain of CSR
  • Continuous professional advancement
  • Continuous learning opportunities

Pedagogy – Programme is delivered through Hybrid mode (Online as well as In-person sessions). The course curriculum will be delivered through –

  • Technology-driven Self-paced E-learning
  • Instructor-led online live Interactive Sessions
  • Sessions delivered by domain experts from Ministry, Industry & Academia


Key Information:

Registration Open: 10th Aug 2023


Last Date of Registration: 16th Aug 2023


Program Fee:

Individuals (including Students and Professionals): Rs. 1,10,000 (+18% GST)

Sponsored Candidates: Rs. 1,60,000 (+18% GST)





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