Welcome to centre for Social Entrepreneurship

The field of Social Entrepreneurship which has grown very rapidly in recent years, leverages business management and entrepreneurial skills to pursue the multiple bottom-line of the social enterprise by keeping stakeholder value intact rather than only that of shareholder value.

The Center for Social Entrepreneurship came into existence after careful thought about the emerging needs of wider society to develop change leaders in the field of social sectors to create enterprises with social purpose, and thus generating wealth to enhance livelihood and sustainable development.

The two-year, full time, Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship (MA in SE) aims at training and developing change leaders for wealth generation with social progress in social sectors/non-profit markets. These qualified professionals are expected to emerge as social entrepreneurs themselves in collaboration with the state, market and civil society institutions. The course curriculum blends for cutting edge theory with innovative field based learning to develop appropriate, effective, efficient, economically sustainable and politically viable entrepreneurial activities.

The contents of the course will cover an overview of the business, finance, economics, society, ethics, innovation, entrepreneurship, profit making and non-profit making organisations and their structures, decision making and management, leadership development, linkages with stakeholders and development of business plans for the non-profit sectors.

TISS Post-graduates in Social Entrepreneurship are expected to take up professional positions in International and National Government or Non-governmental Organisations. The candidates successfully completing the two years program are expected to get absorbed in the fast growing profit and non-profit sectors, and also to emerge as social entrepreneurs themselves.

A distinctive feature of the course curriculum is its inductive pedagogy blending classroom teaching and experiential learning through block fieldwork, assignments finding innovative solutions to social problems individually and through group exercises, in-depth examination of the strengths and weaknesses of social entrepreneurial activities across the world, interacting with successful social entrepreneurs.