Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD) is going to launch an M. A. Programme in Social Entrepreneurship from the current academic session 2014-15, for which the application process will be held from 07 April to 07 May 2014.
The Director of School of Business, Public Policy and Social Entrepreneurship, AUD, Kuriakose Mamkoottam said that the programme will introduce the students to the emerging area of social entrepreneurship, and the importance of social impact on communities.
By the good worth of this programme, the AUD is aimed at developing an understanding of contemporary issues the business world is facing today such as sociopolitical and cultural aspects, public sector administration, and functioning of small and medium enterprises, which are considered as the backbone of our country.
The M. A. in Social Entrepreneurship will instill students with specialised skills that would eventually help them to start their own venture, said Mamkoottam.
The programme will be of two-year duration which comprise three semesters in the first year, and two in the second. And, the first year of the programme will be studied in common with MBA students, as the entrepreneurs need the same basic skills as MBA students, says Mamkoottam.
In first-year, students will be subjected to developing core business skills like finance, marketing, operations, human resource management and strategic management, which are ate most fundamental aspects for any organisation, whether in public, private or development sector.
During second year, students will be introduced to a number of core courses related to development sector/social entrepreneurship, along with some electives from different fields.
The minimum qualification required to get admission to M. A. in Social Entrepreneurship is Graduation degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks. The programme has only 10 seats. To determine the eligibility for the course, the university will conduct a written test followed by an interview. The written test will include questions on English, basic Maths and Reasoning.
Partial/full fee waivers will be given to students depending on their economic background.