School: School of Rural Development
a) Programme require completion of Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.
b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.
c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 10, 2017 are eligible to apply to all the programme.
Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2017. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.
Master of Arts (Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship) is a two-year masters’ programme designed to help those who believe in social innovation and enterprise as a tool for social change. The MA program is planned to help students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to launch a new social entrepreneurial venture or play a key leadership role in an existing one. The programme is interdisciplinary in nature and draws heavily from the blend of praxis of theory and cases, experience, and student inquiry. The programme is structured around the following important elements that are interwoven throughout: the field of social innovations and entrepreneurship, the players and business structures used by entrepreneurs in rural context, the strategies, tensions, and realities of starting and/or managing an enterprise and social venture and making a difference.
The programme aims at developing business modeling and critical evaluation skills useful to students contemplating careers in social investing, business consulting, or in international development institutions. It focuses on the unique entrepreneurial processes associated with the creation or discovery of positive social change. The courses are designed to create an innovative and sustainable approach for addressing the rural developmental issues. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concept, theories and practice of social Innovations and Entrepreneurship around the nation especially in context of rural India. This concentration will provide an introduction to the concepts and theoretical core of social innovations, enterprise and practice. The course aims,
The expectations from the students is that they will be able to demonstrate the role of social innovators and entrepreneurship in creating innovative responses to critical social needs (e.g., hunger, poverty, inner city education, global warming, etc). This course will help to prepare students personally and professionally for meaningful employment by reflecting on the issues of social innovations and entrepreneurship. After the completion of the programme students are expected to start their own venture.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Field Immersion/Field Work
Dissertation and viva
Title of the Course
Understanding Indian Society
Introduction to Political Economy
India’s Development Experience
Social Innovations & Entrepreneurship
Rural Innovations and Entrepreneurship
Banking and Microfinance
Entrepreneurial Leadership and Motivation
Understanding the SE Environment :Sector Studies
Social Entrepreneurial Project Management
Field Immersion [18+viva 2 credits ]
Community Capacity Building for Social Innovations and Enterprise Development
Marketing for Social Ventures
Dissertation & Viva-Voce (5+1)
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