Study Social Enterprise in India!
Two week immersive course in Madras from 5-16 Dec 2016
by Annika Sutter 15 Sep 2016
A two-week course will run at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras from 5th to 16th December 2016. The course provides an introduction to social enterprise in India and Asia by combining classroom knowledge with immersive tours and field trips. Accommodation is provided.
The course is based on the work of Dr Gavin Melles, who has studied social enterprise and innovation in India over the last 3 years.
Regional understanding is imperative for successful social enterprises.
"You can’t understand social enterprise in India or Vietnam or Australia or UK unless you understand the socio-cultural and institutional environment in which it operates," Dr Melles says.
Dr Melles has been awarded the Chingari Seed Grant from the Australia-India Institute. Along with the Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM Chennai), Dr Melles will conduct a study on measuring social impact in NGO and social enterprise using social accounting. The study will run alongside the two-week course.
Interested students can enrol in DDD20025 Design Study Tour (12.5 credit points)
Applications close 14th October 2016
Contact Dr. Gavin Melles for further details