Be an entrepreneur with a social concern

Srinivas Reddy | TNN

Master of Social EntrepreneurshipHUBLI: Here’s a new opportunity for graduates who have a bent of mind to do social service and at the same time aspire for a bright career. The Deshpande Education Trust, (DET) in affiliation with the Karnatak University, Dharwad, will launch the Master of Social Entrepreneurship (MSE) programme at its centre on August 22.


“We will be the first in north Karnataka to start social entrepreneurship course and we are already receiving good response from students who have finished their graduation from different streams like engineering, commerce, science and arts”, said Neelam Maheshwari, programme director, MSE.


The MSE programme will cover 25 subjects in four semesters spanning two years. Graduates will be trained in marketing, finance, human resource development, entrepreneurs’ development and communication skills. “Already we have received around 45 to 50 applications for the MSE programme and we have selected 13 students for the course so far. The main intention of starting the course is to provide entrepreneurship skills to students as well as prepare them for social work,” said Shashidhar M G, coordinator of MSE .


Rajeshwari Kalki of Gadag, who has got enrolled for the programme said that if she chooses MBA, then she will be learning only management skills. But by opting for MSE, she can learn business skills apart from doing social service. Students who have passed degree in any stream can apply for the course, provided they have a passion towards entrepreneurship, blended with a concern for the society.


Live projects, power point presentations and entrepreneur’s visits will be part of the curriculum. DET has invited real time entrepreneurs and business heads from across the country and abroad as well as experienced teachers from management background and heads of NGO’s to share their experience with the students during the course.

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