After a long time I am writing an article. Extremely sorry for the delay. Due to very tight schedule, I am not able to contribute enough time. This is something, which is very interesting, so I could not resist from writing this article.
I am writing about this course due to few reason as follows:
1. I have enrolled for the course and currently pursuing it.
2. There is a need for quality Management education.
3. There is need for more social entrepreneurship and the stigma attached to word "social" as not for profit, poor need to revisit.
What is social entrepreneurship?
Social entrepreneurship is the attempt to draw upon business techniques to find solutions to social problems. This concept may be applied to a variety of organizations with different sizes, aims, and beliefs. We know, there are many social issues/ problems we face on day to day basis. If you are planning a business around these problems, then definitely you can help people and earn profit too. Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.
Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to move in different directions.
Social entrepreneurs often seem to be possessed by their ideas, committing their lives to changing the direction of their field. They are visionaries, but also realists, and are ultimately concerned with the practical implementation of their vision above all else.
What are few example of social business/ social enterprises?
1. Mirakle Courier
2. Vatsalya Healthcare
3. MILAAP- online fund raising platform
4. Earthen life
5. Akanksha Foundation
6. OSCAR foundation (product of NMIMS MBA SE student)
7. Sulabh International
10. Dream Catchers Foundation
11. KISS (Kalinga Institute of Social Science)- Dr. Achyuta Samanta refer http://blog.simplycareer.net/2015/10/kiitandkissanddrachyutasamanta.html
Why "Social" Entrepreneur?
Just as entrepreneurs change the face of business, social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities others miss to improve systems, invent new approaches, and create solutions to change society for the better. While a business entrepreneur might create entirely new industries, a social entrepreneur develops innovative solutions to social problems and then implements them on a large scale.
Which institutes in India offers MBA Social Entrepreneurship programmes?
1. Tata Institute of Social Science- MA Social Entrepreneurship 2 years full time.
2. PG Diploma (18 months) in Development Studies (not an MBA) from SP Jain, Mumbai
3. Master of Social Entrepreneurship, Deshpande Foundation, Hubli (2 years, residential, full time)
4. IGNOU MBA Social Entrepreneurship (Distance)
5. Diploma in social entrepreneurship (10 months) and MBA (Social Entrepreneu
Why Diploma and MBA Social Entrepreneurship from NMIMS is a good option?
NMIMS is among the top 10 B schools in India. It has reputation. The MBA programme is recognized by AICTE. Its MBA and not a diploma programme thus, you are also eligible for higher studies in India and abroad. The fee is highly subsidised and competitive. Other executive MBA programme of NMIMS costs around 4.5 lakhs, whereas MBA in SE costs around 1 lakhs (please reconfirm fee with the university).
What is the eligibility criteria?
for Diploma, its graduation and for MBA SE, it is graduation + minimum 2 years experience in the social sector such as social organisation, NGO, executives working in the CSR department of the corporate.
How is the quality of the curriculum?
Well, my experience is, few subjects are just like other MBA programme, too theoretical, but few subjects such as oral communication, written communication, Group and organisational dynamics, social engineering and project management, financial accounting etc. are very good and adds value. I have seen excellent transformation in one of my batch mate. It also depends on you as a learner.
How students are evaluated?
It is same as other executive MBA and full time MBA programmes of NMIMS. It has components like quiz, individual assignment including presentation, group presentation, mid term test and term end exam.
How is the course structure?
Each course is divided as trimester. There are total 7 trimester in 2 years programme.
How hectic is the course?
Its really hectic, take everything out of you and make you a polished individual. Apart from class, you have to spend lot of time on reading, collecting information, working in group etc. For 2 years you really have to sacrifice your personal life and luxury.
How is the faculty?
Mix. few are with corporate experience. Dr. Meen Galiara is really good and you learn a lot from her. Mine best learning was while writing project proposal for funding. Same experience I had with Prof. Subroto Chatterjee for micro economics and macro economics, Ananya Prabhavalkar during financial accounting, Prof. Simi Vij (excellent trainer and mentor I must say). They also organise visiting faculty from the industry, which provides industrial insight. I had good experience from Tata, Masoom etc.
Do they provide placement?
No, NMIMS does not provide placement support for part time MBA, but you really find it useful as you learn team management skills, presentation skills, entrepreneurship, some reality of entrepreneurship, network in the corporate. I am the only HR and from the corporate (other than social sector) in this batch. We have people from Axis Bank foundation, Kotak education foundation, entrepreneur like Ash from math revolution etc.
What is the no of seats available and how admission done?
30 seats for each- Diploma and MBA
Admission is done on the basis of entrance test, which is easy and test your aptitude (its not NMAT or CAT or CET) and interview.
Here is the more details for 2016-18 admission:
Admissions are open for the Xth Batch of the Ten month (weekend) Diploma/ Two year (weekend) PTMBA in Social Entrepreneurship (2016-2018).
The course aims at providing management education to potential and current social sector personnel to professionalize their approaches to accelerate social change through adoption of innovative strategies & hybrid business models. The course also aims to develop CSR professionals who will be able handle requirements of CSR Departments of companies as well as NGOs.
Attached please find a brief write up about the course as well as the important dates.
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Candidates will have to fill up the online Admission Form and pay registration fee of Rs.1000/-.
To register for Diploma / PTMBA in Social Entrepreneurship please click on following link:
For more details regarding the admission process and admission schedule please click on following link :
Application form along with the required documents have to be submitted on or before April 9, 2016 to Deputy Registrar (Admission), SVKM’s NMIMS. Eligible candidates will appear for an Admission Test and Personal Interview on April 16, 2016.
You can also contact us at the following addresses:
Ms. Anjalika Gujar, Community Development Officer, Jasani Center for Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Management (anjalika.Gujar@nmims.edu; 022-42355799 / 65300288 / 9930322474)
Ms. Smita Kadam, Course Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org; 022-42355694)
Dr. Meena Galliara, Director, Jasani Center for Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Management, NMIMS (email@example.com)
Dr. Satish M. K., Faculty, Jasani Center for Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Management, NMIMS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shall you have any query, please feel free to write here or contact the university directly.
February 06, 2016