OpportunitiesWinter School on Social Entrepreneurship in India

The Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT) organizes a two-week Winter School on Social Entrepreneurship, which provides classroom knowledge, immersive/experiential learning, self-study and peer learning opportunities to student-participants, with varied academic backgrounds, about Social Entrepreneurship and its related ecosystem, with specific interest and focus upon the geo-cultural and socio-economic context of Asia. The Winter School will take place on December 3-14, 2018.
Application Deadline:
Early Bird Deadline: 11th May 2018
Standard Deadline: 1st June 2018

Course Structure:
2 weeks of classes + Field trips
30+ hours of Lectures by IITM faculty and Visiting Faculty
Interactions with accomplished Social Entrepreneurs
Discussions on Case Studies and Documentaries
2 Field trips to local social enterprises
Study visit to Lions Aravind Institute and Hospital, Madurai (to be confirmed)
1 day Cultural trip (to be confirmed)
Total Credits Awarded – 8

Course Content:
The Rise of Social Enterprises (SEs) and Entrepreneurship
Basic Definition & Concepts of Social Entrepreneurship
SEs’ Conception, Design and Incubation
Fundamentals of Product Development: Prototyping, Testing, and IP Management
Management of SEs
Case study on various sectors – Livelihood, healthcare, energy, education & agriculture
Creativity and Innovation
Introduction to Business Planning

Course Fee:
Early bird Fee: USD 1000
Standard Fee: USD 1200
This will cover tuition fee, teaching materials, field trip costs and living expenses
Please note: International students will be responsible for the following expenses – Visa, Airfare, health & Travel Insurance and personal expenses.
More information can be found via the link >> and in the course program >>