Want To Be A Social Entrepreneur? Here”s A Course That Gives You The Opportunity

Posted on August 13, 2014 in Education, Entrepreneurship

By Pranav Hebbar:

Ever thought of being the change? Ever thought of ways to contribute to the society? Ever thought of unleashing your potential to fuel your dreams, aspirations and build a successful enterprise? You have an idea but not sure how to go about in making that into a successful venture? You have creative solutions to the existing problems of the society, but don’t have the adequate support?

Indian parents want their kids to be a doctor or an engineer or get into civil services; get settled. Or is it a thing of past? If we look into the unconventional career choices that today’s youth is making, one could actually say that, ‘gone are the days when parents told kids what to do in their lives’. India is the place for legendary entrepreneurs like Mr. Ratan Tata, Mr. N R Narayana Murthy or Mr. Shiv Nadar or the recent e-commerce entrepreneurs like Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (Flipkart), Deepinder Goya (Zomato), Mukesh Bansal (Myntra) and Kunal Bahl (Snapdeal.com).

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With the growing economy and the boom of IT sector, more and more Indians, especially Indian youth are taking the unconventional path of entrepreneurship. And yet, reality is not at all that great. Most young entrepreneurs find it difficult to even cross the ideation stage! Why is that so? Is it because they are not creative enough or not hardworking or lack farsightedness? A lot of reasons are cited for that, and the most prominent one is the lack of education programs that teaches entrepreneurship in a systemic way. As stated earlier, budding entrepreneurs take time as they learn nuances of business through trial and error and in the process lose valuable time, money and other resources. Above all, most of them lose hope; add family pressure to that!

In India, there are roughly around 3500 B-Schools and around 5700 engineering colleges. But how many colleges are dedicated to teach entrepreneurship? One can count the number of institutes offering entrepreneurship. A course on entrepreneurship shall be the launch pad for these entrepreneurs to try their idea out, meet mentors, build a network and then get started!

One such course is Master of Social Entrepreneurship- the flagship program of Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship (DCSE). It is a two-year full time residential program designed to enhance entrepreneurial mindset among today’s youngsters thereby creating business leaders for tomorrow. The course offers unique opportunities to test your ideas without the fear of failure and at the same time enjoy student life. A course that can provide you opportunities to meet with industry leaders, learn from them and draw inspiration from them. A platform where you can see your ideas materialize into reality and find mentors eager to mentor you. A combination of academia and experiential learning where personal development is the mantra, this course is the perfect launch pad for your entrepreneurial spirit.

DCSE, through its Incubation space, is also the hub for local, national and international entrepreneurial activities. The business incubation program called Entrepreneurs-In-Residence (EIR) has successfully incubated over twenty four start-ups till date.

As Abraham Lincoln says, “The best way to predict your future is to create it”, the institute believes in empowering students to create their future. The course helps one become entrepreneurs by providing a context to think from, mentors to draw inspiration from and the required managerial expertise. Be a part of this amazing journey and see the transformation for yourself. Admissions are now open for the academic year 2014-16. Visit DCSE for more details!

For more information: Call 09686113996