Corporate social responsibilities


Obaid Siddiqi Chair at the Archives National Centre for Biological Sciences

The Obaid Siddiqi Chair in the History and Culture of Sciences at the Archives at NCBS, leads a much-needed effort to bridge the gap between the sciences, social sciences and humanities, and fosters a diverse and inclusive community of academics across disciplines.

This cross-disciplinary approach using the Archives as a foundational ‘lab’, aims to build teaching and research capabilities of academics at the intersection of the sciences and humanities.

India BioScience

India Bioscience aims to increase the visibility of science in society, by being a hub for policy discussions, science communication, and as an aggregator of information.

India Bioscience‘s activities include providing mentorship and facilitating recruitment of exceptional faculty, communicating new and exciting research, and facilitating research collaborations through specific programs and grants.

Media Development Foundation

Asian College of Journalism

The Media Development Foundation, a not-for-profit public trust, fosters journalism as an independent, investigative, socially responsible, and ethical profession. It aims to promote excellence in the field through education, training, and media-related research.


Heart Foundation India

The Heart Foundation and Research Institute works toward creating accessible, affordable, equitable health services in association with local organisations, providing welfare services to the underprivileged for health, education, and community development.

The Lepra India Trust

The Trust works to bring about a catalytic change in the lives of children of leprosy patients, and hearing-impaired children, through special education and speech therapy.


Worldwide Veterinary Service India, and India Project for Animals and Nature

The Worldwide Veterinary Service provides practical training courses for veterinarians, animal handlers, veterinary assistants and project managers in various aspects of animal health and welfare.

The India Project for Animals and Nature works to change the lives of animals across the country, through education, research, lobbying, mobilisation, training and direct action.


Art & Photography Foundation

The Art & Photography Foundation works to preserve and promote Indian cultural heritage by connecting the arts to the community. Its key project is the building of the Museum of Art & Photography in Bengaluru.

Kochi Biennale Foundation

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art held in the city of Kochi is the largest art exhibition in India and the biggest contemporary art festival in Asia.