About the Programme


ACADEMIC YEAR 2016 – 2018

Objectives and Major Highlights of the Programme:

The purpose of postgraduate degree in social innovation and entrepreneurship is to provide students with a new orientation and way of thinking to organise and lead sustainable development through social entrepreneurship. It is a distinctive programme structured to prepare the students professionally for meaningful social engagement by reflecting on the issues of unemployment by setting new patterns and possibilities for employment generation through social innovation and entrepreneurship. The programme has been launched by Nobel Laurate Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank at RGNIYD in September, 2015.

MASIE programme provides extensive use of case studies, field immersion oriented learning, enabling students to explore new analytical frameworks and the latest research within a context of social entrepreneurship. Students will build skills through group interaction in case discussions, simulations and team exercises and have opportunities to apply what they learn from class room to real world social business challenges. During the study, students will learn to question relentlessly, to think broadly and to evaluate consequences—in other words to develop the skills and habits of mind needed by Change Leaders today.

RGNIYD seek students with the drive and determination to put their stamp on the world, the one who can redefine solutions to conventional problems and strive to pre-empt unconventional dilemmas with cutting-edge ideas. The Institute looks for students who will practice innovation beyond the “nuts and bolts,” recognizing that it is crucial to social entrepreneurial endeavour. 

Foundation Course:

  1. Understanding Youth 
  2. Indian Society, Economy and Polity
  3. Gender and Society

Core Courses:

  1. Research Methodology
  2. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  3. Social Entrepreneurship Opportunities & Models
  4. Marketing for Social Enterprises
  5. Leadership and Social Change
  6. Concurrent Field Work: Group Exercises
  7. Social Entrepreneurship Tools & Approaches
  8. Project Management
  9. Project Field Work-I in a chosen sector for 30 days
  10. Design Thinking, frugal innovation and sustainability
  11. Project Field Work-II in a chosen sector for 30 days (Enterprise plan presentation)
  12. Dissertation with Viva

Department Centric Elective:

  1. Principles of Economics
  2. Principles of Management
  3. Basic Accounting and Financial Management
  4. Business Ethics & Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  5. Risk Management in Social Enterprises
  6. Assessment of Social Enterprise (Self Study)
  7. Financial Inclusion
  8. Science and Technology for Social Issues
  9. Venture Creation
  10. Understanding Sectoral Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurship - I (Self Study)
  11. Advocacy and Networking for Social Change
  12. Managing Private-Public Partnerships
  13. Understanding Sectoral Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurship - II (Self Study)

Open Elective:

  1. Theatre for Community Capacity Building
  2. Fund Raising for Social Entrepreneurship

Career Prospects

MASIE programme will give a great advantage when it comes to finding a job especially in social enterprises as RGNIYD has established knowledge partnership MoU with Center for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CSIE), IIT Madras, Chennai and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). It would help students to find career destination before they begin own social venture. 

To nurture MASIE students’ entrepreneurial spirit, RGNIYD in collaboration with supportive social enterprise incubators offer a wide spectrum of pre-incubation support for students to create, improve or test a viable social business model.  The institute frequently invites prominent social entrepreneurs to talk to current students about their social enterprise, career advancement and how to translate the academic foundation into professional success.