M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts (Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Location: Tuljapur

School: School of Rural Development


Intake: 30

Description

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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,

  • To enable students to develop and use business skills to address complex social problems especially in context of rural India.
  • To enable students to build business plan for their own social venture or enterprise
  • To provide students with a working knowledge of the concepts, opportunities and challenges of social innovations and entrepreneurship.

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:

Semester

Details

Credit

Total credits

I

Foundation Courses

6

18

Core Courses

4

Thematic courses

2

Field Immersion/Field Work

6

II

Core courses

4

14

Thematic courses

6

Research course

4

III

Field Immersion

20

20

IV

Thematic courses

6

12

 

 

64

Dissertation and viva

6

Total Credits

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester

Courses

Title of the Course

Credits

I

FC 1

Understanding Indian Society

2

FC 2

Introduction to Political Economy

2

FC 3

India’s Development Experience

2

SIE 1

Social Innovations & Entrepreneurship

2

SIE 2

Business Plan

2

SIE 3

Business Ethics

2

Field Immersion

6

Total Semester-I 18

II

 

 

 

 

SIE 4

Research Methods

4

SIE 5

Rural Innovations and Entrepreneurship

2

SIE 6

Banking and Microfinance

2

SIE 7

Entrepreneurial Leadership and Motivation

2

SIE 8

Understanding the SE Environment :Sector Studies

2

SIE 9

Social Entrepreneurial Project Management

2

  Total Semester-II 14

III

Field Immersion  [18+viva 2 credits ]

20

IV

SIE 10

Community Capacity Building for Social Innovations and Enterprise Development

2

SIE 11

Financial Management

2

SIE 12

Marketing for Social Ventures

2

Dissertation  &  Viva-Voce (5+1)

6

Total Semester - IV 12

 

Total

64

 

Note: The Semester -wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes

Fee Structure:

 

Component M.A. in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Semester
I II III IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 4,000 0 0 0
Computer Charges 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2,000
ID Card charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students’ Competency Fund 0 0 0 0
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Development Fund 8,000 8,000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1,500 0 1,500 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0 0 0
  Total Course Fee 38,200 22,300 15,800 16,300
  Hostel and Dining Hall Charges:      
OTHER
CHARGES
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Hostel & Electricity Charges 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
  Total Charges 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000
*Details under School        
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Some Schools will organise Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, expenses for these are not shown in the above table. These expenses will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.

 

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.

 

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