M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts (Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Location: Tuljapur

School: School of Rural Development


Intake: 20

Eligibility

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.

Description

 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:

Components SIE_Tuljapur
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Field Work Coordination Fee (Not Reimbursable) 4000 4000 4000 0
4 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
5 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
6 ID Card 300 0 0 0
7 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
8 Internship Expenses (Reimbursable) 0 0 0 0
9 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
10 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
11 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
12 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 38200 26300 19800 16300
13 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
14 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 16000 16000 16000 16000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 69200 57300 50800 51300

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