Get a Master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship at the Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship


Ever thought of being the change? Ever thought of ways to contribute to 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 making that into a successful venture? You have creative solutions to the existing problems of the society, but don’t have adequate support?

Here is a course that can help you to do all of the above and more. It is a unique opportunity  to test your ideas without the fear of failure; and at the same time enjoy life as a student. A course that can provide you opportunities to meet with industry leaders, learn from them and draw inspiration from. A platform where you can see your ideas materialize into reality, mentors eager to mentor you. A combination of academia and experiential learning where personal development is the mantra, the course is the perfect launch pad for your entrepreneurial spirit.

Master of Social Entrepreneurship is the flagship program of Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship (DCSE). A two-year full time residential program designed to enhance entrepreneurial mindset among today’s youngsters thereby creating business leaders for tomorrow. The powerful blend of both theory and practice gives the course an edge over other master programs in the market. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, the institute offers stimulating learning environment. Through a variety of projects and field visits, students are encouraged to identify opportunities for their business ideas. With a wide network of both national and international entrepreneurs, the institute boasts of amazing support system for students.

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. It offers incubation support. There are students who are already working towards setting their businesses up. Faculty members are carefully selected from academia and industry from all over the world.

About DCSE:

With an aim to demystify social entrepreneurship for young and creative minds, this residential program is carefully designed from a practitioner’s perspective. MSE is hosted by the DCSE that has been a breeding ground of several startups, an international network of enterprises and concrete partnerships with over 100 for profits and not-for-profits who all are engaged in solving social issues with a compassionate heart and entrepreneurial mindset.

About the Course:

The two-year program has 25 different courses that blend practical experience with personal mentorship with real entrepreneurs. Deshpande Centers have been launched in renowned universities throughout the US and Cananda, with the sole objective to make “learning relevant and responsive to real time challenges,” and to embark on an even more ambitious aim to help students not just ‘learn’ about entrepreneurship but find the inspirations and tools of becoming entrepreneurs themselves.

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Infrastructure and other facilities:

MSE will be hosted at Deshpande Centre for Social Entrepreneurship campus that has fully equipped classrooms, featuring audio and video facilities and WiFi. The center has additional facilities such as an incubation space, auditorium, digital lab, seminar hall and a robust library containing books, magazines, journals and contemporary digital content. Located at DCSE, the MSE program brings the possibility of getting incubated in their Entrepreneur in Residence program, where students can develop transform their entrepreneurial dream into a reality. Fifty per cent of the students have started student ventures; some students got paid internships, which included opportunities outside India.

Who is the course for?

Graduates in any field who are looking to step into creating or managing a social enterprise themselves and individuals who are passionate about social issues and display entrepreneurial acumen.

 How to apply?

Be a part of this amazing journey and see the transformation for yourself. Admissions are now open for the academic year 2014-16. Visit for more details.

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