Social Responsibilities

How can an individual become a socially responsible leader unless exposed to the serious issues facing society? To provide innovative, responsive, and effective services, the Institute, through its CSR cell, conducts various activities for the community to develop socially responsible leaders, having empathy to give back to the society. Students and faculties actively participate in social activities like blood donation, awareness, and pledges for eye donation, skin donation, and marrow donation.

To give hands-on experience in sales, every year as the new students join the Institute, they participate in the sale of products made by underprivileged children.

As these students complete one semester, they go to work for social causes, for 21 days by associating with different NGOs, under our flagship event of “Yuva for Seva”. It is a social immersion activity of the CSR Cell which encourages students to participate in various social responsibility programs pan-India.

To bring happiness among the deprived children of the society, the students collect donations from both faculty and students in the form of gifts, in a box named “Box of Happiness”, thus learning to connect with the community in every possible way.

VBS strongly believes in inculcating empathy among its young leaders for contributing to society, facilitated by inculcating a sense of social responsibility. The CSR Cell was established as a resource to materialize our social responsibilities and since its inception, the Cell has fulfilled its commitment through various cooperative and social actions, as well as student and institutional initiatives, with utmost transparency and accountability.

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative that engages businesses and management schools to ensure that they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance the economic and sustainability goals. Being a signatory, VES takes the next significant step in its journey, to consciously link and align our activities towards the principles and sustainable development goals of PRME. Through this initiative, VBS aims to equip today’s business students with the understanding and ability to deliver changes tomorrow.

Glimpses of Social Responsibility Initiatives Undertaken by the CSR Cell

Some endeavors of the CSR Cell are as follows:

Blood Donation Camp: We believe a small act of kindness can make all the difference in society. Every year, a blood donation camp is organized in association with Shri Hashu Advani Memorial Foundation Health Care & Thalassemia Center and Sion Hospital. Students and Staff are encouraged to donate blood because we know a unit of blood can save 3 lives.

Donation Drive - Box of Happiness: It is a fundraising platform where students raise a small endowment for underprivileged children. The endowment is forwarded to Goonj and Vatsalya Foundation, Mumbai.

CSR Projects: The CSR Cell works with 50+ reputed NGOs in India, including PAW, Seva Sahayog, HelpAge India, etc.