Diploma in Social EntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurship Development Institute of India
- Distance learning
Frequent Asked Questions
Graduate in any discipline or technical diploma holders who have strong desire to set up for-profit social enterprise can join this course. It is open for all those who are keen to make reasonable profit in the business as well as directly interested in social development work.
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this diploma is to create social enterprises which are
essentially addressing the issues related to social development through distance learning
and personal counseling. This Diploma is mainly focused on various aspects of starting
and managing for-profit social enterprises.
The course will help you to develop required traits and competencies to become
successful social entrepreneur.
Provide a basket of opportunities to start your own for-profit social enterprise to serve a
Impart necessary knowledge, information and skills to plan and manage profitable
Equip you to prepare a suitable business plan and provide assistance in obtaining
required funds to start social enterprise.
3. UNIQUE FEATURES: This diploma has unique features such as
First of its kind program on social entrepreneurship in India.
Six months diploma will result into creation of social enterprise and thereby create very
powerful impact in the social development sector.
Field project/ assignments during the course provide practical exposure to similar social
enterprises to increase the confidence level of potential social entrepreneur.
Assistance in obtaining financial support for setting up social enterprise.
The contact sessions at EDI Campus will provide necessary motivation in addition to
professional counseling to each individual.
A unique opportunity for NGOs to convert their not for-profit organization into for-profit
4. EXPECTED OUTCOME: You must start your ‘for-profit social enterprise’, manage it
successfully and over a period of time, scale it so that its ‘social returns’ motivate more
and more individuals to become social entrepreneurs who believes that everyone can be a
changemaker and it is possible to serve and earn as well.
5. SYLLABUS: The syllabus is in the form of self – instructional study material and personal
counseling. The learner will get necessary knowledge, information; skills and motivation in
setting up and managing his/her own social enterprise successfully.
6. STUDY MATERIAL: The study material is divided into six modules covering critical areas
M-1 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
M-2 Traits and Characteristics of a Successful Social Entrepreneur
M-3 Business Opportunity Identification and Selection
M-4 Entrepreneurial Motivation, Extension Motivation and Soft Skill Competency
M-5 Planning and Managing a Social Enterprise
M-6 Business Plan Preparation and Obtaining Finance
(Module No: 4 & 6 will be taught during the contact sessions at EDI. However,
International participants are exempted from visit to EDI for their contact
7. METHODOLOGY: The methodology adopted to deliver inputs is through self-instructional
study material, assignments, field visit and one contact session (of 6 days- non-residential)
at EDI Campus, Ahmedabad during the course. An additional feature is the follow-up
support for six months after completion of the course to those who proposed to launch their
social enterprise. This is in addition to facility of getting professional business counseling
and services of mentor with whom each individual will be able to communicate through
emails/phone for continuous guidance, motivation and support.
For International Participants separate arrangement for mentorship will be created
on case to case basis.