Projects completed by Minor Course Students


Students prepare projects, based on their interest, in each of the courses of Minor. Output by the students are:

Course Coverage (Details on Education page) Output from Students
Intro to Social Enterprises in India • Theory
• Case studies
• Guest lecture by practitioners
• Rural field visit / visit to SE is planned from next academic year
Case studies
Product Design and Business Models • Creative Problem Solving
• Engineering Design and Prototyping
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• Business models and strategy
Business plans
Laboratory based • Centre for Innovation Lab
• Review by practitioners
Rural Field study • Rural visits
• Self help groups
• Participatory Learning and Action
• Review by domain experts
Business plans



Course - Introduction to Social Enterprises in India

Minor course students from undergraduate Engineering, MA Development Studies and MBA worked in groups to apply the concepts learnt during the course to prepare presentations on Social Enterprises.

  • Bandhan: Microfinance
  • Mission

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2010 batch students prepared presentations on following Social Enterprises:
Amul d.light Satin Creditcare Network Limited
BASIX Free Suminter India Organics
Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (Jaipur Foot) Industree Selco
Child Rights and You (CRY India) International Development Enterprises  
2011 batch students prepared presentations on following Social Enterprises:
AHADS Conserve india Dristee Kiva Desi Crew Help Age India Lijjat Papad
Avanti Fellows DHAN Foundation IDEI Sammaan Foundation

Student presentations are based on various management concepts and frameworks covered during the class, and on the morphology to review SE.

Management concepts, frameworks applied Morphology for review of Social Enterprises
• History, geographical distribution, progress with time
• Spirit of the organisation (Vision, Mission, Objectives)
• Intended beneficiary
• Value delivered
• Transaction flow diagram, revenue model
• Social impact (scale of impact)

• 6S framework (existential justification of organisation)
• SWOT analysis (design justification of organisation)

• Methodology (operations)
• Resources of organisation (HR, finance, Technology & infrastructure, Organisation Management & systems, Network & relationship)
• Structure of the organisation
• Social Mission
• Vision explicitness
• Ownership (extent of accountability to target group)
• Innovation-centricity
• Target sector (primary, secondary, tertiary)
• Orientation to target group
• Enterprise orientation
• Mode of financing (self/donation/robin hood)
• Sources of investment
• Nature of outcomes (social value)
• Revenue generation
• Profit orientation
• Resourcefulness

Course - Product Design and Business Models

Product considerations and design Mission, Vision and objectives Target Segment Organisation Plan - Structure of organisation, Business Model Marketing Plan, Financial analysis, SROI (Social Relevance of Innovation) Following projects were prepared: Carl Windbelts Nidan - low cost point-of-care diagnostic tests involving minimal skills Sparkoke -


Course - Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (Laboratory based)


Course - Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (Rural Field study)


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