Society for Educational and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED)
The non – empanelment of SEED proves as an example of good governance within the National CSR Hub. Prof. Venkatesh Kumar was on the board of SEED when they applied for empanelment with TISS. Noticing this conflict of interest, as he is also the director of National CSR Hub, TISS, he stepped down from the board of SEED. They were empaneled during their first application. When they reapplied for empanelment, in spite of the National CSR Hub and SEED being so closely associated with Prof. Venkatesh Kumar, SEED was rejected on the basis of financial evaluation.