Courses Offered

MA Social Entrepreneurship

MA Social Entrepreneurship

Objectives of the Course:

  1. The course aims at providing a knowledge based Entrepreneurial skill sets to generate and utilize the social business opportunities available in the country that leads to sustainable development of revenue and wellbeing of the society.

  2. The outcomes of social entrepreneurship the program is focused on addressing persistent social problems particularly to those who are marginalised or poor.

  3. Through case studies, lectures, field- work and classroom dialogue, students will learn to think strategically and act opportunistically with a socially-conscious business mindset.



We ensure that there is an equal mixture of offering classroom knowledge and field exposure through immersion programmes in all the semesters. There would be 90 field immersion days spread across four semesters, two days a week, to be worked concurrently wherein during the I semester exposure of working of an Organization is offered. During II & III semesters concurrent field immersion days are to be accomplished through problem identification and resolving them through recorded Social Entrepreneurial Methodologies and in the IV semester an independent Research Project is to be done focusing on the acquired Entrepreneurial skill sets of the students. Apart from the stated immersion programmes summer internship is also to be exclusively completed for a duration of 30 days lying between I & II years.


Focused Outcomes:

Our students after completing the course would gain profound knowledge of sustainable resource development, utilization of social business environment, setting up independent social enterprises. With the given taught skill set there is also opportunity in CSR, exclusive social marketing, fellowships and international and national NGOs.


Admission Criteria:

A pass in a Bachelor’s Degree, in any discipline, of a minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 pattern or any other pattern (including professional courses) that fulfills the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education from a recognized University and approved by the University of Madras will be eligible to apply for the course. Preference will be given to candidates with Entrepreneurial aptitude.

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