SCIT ISR Summit 2018

This Seminar aims to gather Social Activity Organizations and Corporate CSR together at our institution to provide a platform for bridging the gap between privileged and underprivileged children on a global scale. Varied viewpoints by each of the stakeholders are a constructive platform to bridging the gap between. Shaping our common futures is our collective responsibility. We look forward to learn from you, share experiences and develop meaningful insights for our social responsibility activities.

Social Responsibility beyond Charity & Donation

Many times while sitting with clients and brainstorming on impactful ideas, we find ourselves having to separate the charity or donation related ideas from social responsibility. For many, the two are the same. But in actuality they are worlds apart. Maybe it is due to the fact that the outcome of both is to help people. Perhaps the confusion comes from the identical act of businesses injecting funds into a community related project. No matter what it is, Social Responsibility and Charity are completely different things and we’d like to shed some light on it.



It is an NGO with initiatives focused on the development of underprivileged children, youth and women. IDEA originated from the findings of a PhD study and it was conceptualized by a team of qualified and experienced social scientists and social workers, to deal with the problems in education and developmental issues of the marginalized people, realizing the need for adopting a holistic approach to minimize school dropout. IDEA started its work in a slum in 2002. Currently IDEA has its presence in 17 communities in and around Pune and 20 villages in Bhor and 6 villages in Raigad district in Maharashtra state in India reaching out to 10500 children, 3700 youth and 4500 women.


Snehwan is a non-profit organisation which was founded in December 2015 by Ashok Deshmane. Snehwan is a movement for those children who are not getting the light of learning due to groan turbulence in the surrounding environment. Snehwan believes that education is gift of life for every underprivileged child He is the Founder of SRK Consulting’s, Pune and a Core team member to Snehwan.He has 17 years of corporate work experience in Human Resource Management with companies like Wipro, Nihilent and Webonise Lab in India and abroad.


"Maher" (in the Marathi language) means "Mother's Home": a haven of hope, belonging and understanding. Our mission is to help destitute women, children and men from all over India exercise their right to a higher quality of life, irrespective of gender, caste, creed or religion.


Suvan Foundation “The destroyer of darkness“ is an NGO whose primary mission is to promote the well-being of people on the autism spectrum by creating awareness and understanding of autism in the society and extend wide support to the person with autism and their family by conducting various seminars, workshops, and campaigns.


Pune City Connect is a Section 8, not-for-profit company that has been set up to enable different stakeholders for social development, to come together for common purpose. These forces are: Government, Corporates (via Corporate Social Responsibility resources), NGOs (they are subject matter experts in their respective fields) and Citizens (via Volunteering and other expertise).
Pune City Connect is working in three development areas, as below. The objective is to enable city transformation and inclusive growth through these 3 tracks, thereby setting up a model for city transformation that could get replicated across cities.

Panel Member(s)

Ms. Tanuja Yelale(Moderator), Symbiosis school central directorate.
She has done M.Ed from SNDTW university and also pursued NET. She has 6.5 years of experience in teaching and 3 years of experience in research. She is presently working as teaching assistant at ‘Symbiosis Teaching Learning Resource Centre’, SIU, Pune.She has published many papers and have participated in many seminars and conferences.She has designed and taught the ‘Philosophy of Research’ course to the Ph. D. scholars of 2017-18 and 2018-19 batch, Teaching the ‘Philosophy of Law and ethics to SLS-P students.

Ms. Angelina Nelson
She is the Project Coordinator of Maher. She has been working in Maher over 3 years. She pursued her MBA in Human Resource Management.

Ms. Preeti Shinde
She has an overall work experience of 10+ years in TCS and been working in various fields such as Engineering and Industrial Solutions,Associate Engagement and is currently working in Corporate Social Responsibility as Regional Head.She Pursued her Bachelors of Engineering(Electronics and Telecommunication) from Pune University and Executive General Management Program from IIM Bangalore. She is a MENSA member and loves solving puzzles, painting,singing and dancing.
She emphasizes on creating solutions for the society using technology and leveraging domain skills.She intends to create a positive impact on the society in the best possible way.

Mr. Ravikiran Patil
He has an experience of 18 years in the social work field and especially educational programmes for children & women empowerment projects. He has been working in IDEA Foundation since 2012 and presently designated as Associate Director.
There he looks after Scholarship programmes, Integrated community Development project, Digital literacy and Inclusive education projects in Bhor block especially for tribal and migrant sugarcane workers communities.

Mr. Sachidanand Kulkarni
He is the Founder of SRK Consultings, Pune and a Core team member to Snehwan
He has 17 years of corporate work experience in Human Resource Management with companies like Wipro, Nihilent and Webonise Lab in India and abroad.

Mr. Sai Prasad
He pursued his B.Tech in Computer Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai and MBA in Marketing from JBIMS, Mumbai.He was a fellowshiip in Teach for India (2015-2017) and worked as a class teacher for 36, 4th and 5th graders in a low-income private school in Mumbai. There he started a community center with 2 other fellows where students would explore their interest areas and catch up on studies if they are lagging behind.
Currently he the Outreach Manager (Consultant to Maharashtra State Council of Education Research and Training, Pune) in Leadership for Equity. Where he look after scaling government initiatives related to ed tech in all 36 districts of Maharashtra. He often visit districts and interact with teachers, government officials and students to understand their perception and experiences of using technology for learning. A major part of these visits also focuses on building capacity of the government officers in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness of their work.

Ms. Suvi Pandey
She has pursued her B. Tech in Computer Science from NMIMS university. From the past 3 years she runs the NGO Suvan Foundation that focusses on Autism Awareness as well as families of children with special needs, with her family and prior has worked as a volunteer with Khushi NGO for 5 years.