Social Entrepreneurship Education in India

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Social entrepreneurship education in India is on the rise, and this is reflected in the growing popularity of educational programs at Indian universities on the subject.

For example, Amrita University near Bangalore is a school which was started by the spiritual leader Amma, who serves as the chancellor. The 39 acre campus was originally built as an engineering college, and a business school was later added in 2009. The feature which makes the school most attractive to students is that each course incorporates an ethical core, which is designed to foster social responsibility and individual growth in students.

In addition to this general focus, the school has added special courses on social entrepreneurship to its standard MBA coursework. The school operates some programs in collaboration with other institutions, including an MBA program in collaboration with SUNY at Buffalo which gives students a chance to study in the US for several months.