CSR in education: What are India’s top companies up to?

Since independence, the education sector in India has grown in leaps and bounds and there have been significant improvements across different indicators. In order to understand the current CSR trends in education and the main challenges in the sector, Samhita Social Ventures has mapped the education interventions of 100 companies with the highest CSR budgets in India. The findings indicate that education remains one of the most popular causes for companies. School infrastructure and scholarships receive maximum support whereas issues such as pedagogy, early education, community awareness etc. remain unexplored. However, there is a silver lining – companies are beginning to think more strategically about interventions in education.

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