Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship (EPGDSE)

Program designed for Social entrepreneurs, CSR professionals, Corporate executives, Non-Profit professionals, CSR Consultants & Practitioners, Government Officials, Policy makers and Academicians

  • Eligibility:
    • Open for the graduates of any discipline with minimum 55% score
    • Candidates must have at least three years of work experience
  • Number of modules: 4
  • Program duration: 18 Months
  • Total Intake: 30
  • Program Fee: 3,00,000 INR*
    • *Partial Scholarships available to limited applicants based on their merit and eligibility
  • Launch: June 2020

Overview of the program

There has been a rapid growth in the field of Social Entrepreneurship in recent years. Entrepreneurs are amalgamating the knowledge of business management and passion of creating sustainable solutions for the problems related to the society, environment, and more.

The need is to develop fresh perspectives which are contextually relevant and also capable to deliver needed services. Also, the need of trained professionals who are capable of effective leadership has risen more than ever. We require professionals who are able to design models that can ensure ensuring sustainability of economic and inclusive growth.

Considering this, BVIC along with the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai is initiating an Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship.

Objectives of the program

To provide opportunities to working professionals from various sectors and organizations to learn the insights of Social Entrepreneurship

To be a platform for the participants to learn from each other, and,

To create an ecosystem to support a sustainable social venture creation process that can have a lasting social and environmental impact


  • The program is open for the graduates of any discipline – Literature, Arts, Science, Engineering and Technology, Computer Science, Economics, Commerce, and Management.
  • The candidates must have at least three years of work experience in the Corporate, Government or Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • The selection will be based on the minimum educational qualification, working experience, statement of the purpose and result of the entrance test.

Course Module

Module Course Code Title Credits Total Credits
1 EPGDSE01 Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship 2 8
EPGDSE02 Micro-Economics 2
EPGDSE03 Social Sector Perspectives and Interventions 2
EPGDSE04 Sustainable Development and Social Ventures 2
II EPGDSE05 Problem Mapping 2 8
EPGDSE06 Basic Accounting and Costing 2
EPGDSE07 Social Marketing 2
EPGDSE08 Operation Management 2
III EPGDSE09 Venture Planning for Impact 2 8
EPGDSE10 Financial Management and Fundraising 2
EPGDSE11 Organization Design and Human Resource Management 2
EPGDSE12 Management of Technology 2
IV EPGDSE13 Strategic Management 2 8
EPGDSE14 Ethics and Governance 2
EPGDSE15 Developing Business Plans 2
EPGDSE16 Risk Management 2
EPGDSE17 Sustainability Reporting
V EPGDSE18 Field Work 12 12

Admission Process

Screening of applications and Statement of Purpose, and Proficiency in English language will be ensured while screening the applications


a) In-classsessions
b) Field Based Learning
Process Focus – experiences from the practitioners; self, reflective and participative discussions

Specific teaching method would depend on the types of courses and the teaching strategy-fit designed by the respective faculty.

Medium of Delivery


Evaluation Method

  • Class Tests
  • Assignments
  • ProjectReports

Ramana Gupta is an extremely accomplished financial professional with more than 30 years of experience in banking, finance, and corporate treasury. He is also co-founder of Wealth First Finserv, an independent investment advisory firm directed by senior-level partners. Ramana Gupta is a person who influences top-ranking finance professionals; whose opinion is highly sought after; and whose judgment is widely respected and trusted.
Ramana Gupta graduated in economics from Osmania University and qualified as a Financial Risk Manager from a banking institution. After graduation, he started his career as a banker with State Bank and worked across the country in various departments gaining insights in all aspects of banking. Known for his quick decision making and expertise in foreign exchange, he developed a passion for financial markets early in his career.

In 1995, he joined a leading corporate house to broaden his horizon. With the dawn of liberalization, the 1990s provided him with a huge scope for structuring innovative practices in risk management and capital expenditure. He went on to create several benchmarks in long term sustainability and low-cost financing.
Apart from this, he has also been proactive in social work as the inherent penchant of giving back to society is part of his personality. As a result, he became part of Bala Vikasa CSRB, where he is unleashing his passion through helping zealous social entrepreneurs. As a mentor, he is putting his best foot to bring up new aspects and angles to solve problems innovatively.

Ramana Gupta

Advisor and Board Member, Bala Vikasa

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Shoury Reddy, a charismatic leader, is an integral part of Bala Vikasa since its inception. He has been holding the reigns of the organization since 2009 and ensuring constant growth. His supervision, BalaVikasa spread across six Indian states in 6000 villages impacting the lives of over five million rural poor through innovative community empowerment initiatives.
Shoury Reddy did his post-graduation in Social Work from AcharyaNagarjuna University and a diploma in Community Development from St. F.X. University, Canada. While working closely with the grassroots communities, he designed some of the most effective community development models. These models have inspired several NGOs, development professionals, and central/state governments. He spearheaded projects such as tank desiltation, water purification, model villages, and Sujal ATWs.

To take sustainable development works to the next level, Shoury Reddy and BalaVikasa board spearheaded to establish India’s biggest incubation center for social entrepreneurs – Bala Vikasa CSRB in Hyderabad.
Known for his work with grassroots communities, Shoury Reddy has a vast skill set ranging from networking with multi-level stakeholders to carrying out effective PR and capacity building. His dedication to social work has been successfully driving the organization’s mission and vision forward.

Shoury Reddy Singareddy

Executive Director, Bala Vikasa

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Rahul Bhardwaj is an accomplished strategy and management consultant with nearly 20 years of experience. Before starting his journey with BVCSRB, Rahul has worked with big corporate houses such as Deloitte, KPMG, and Aditya Birla Group, where he handled multi-million projects and assignments. These projects were spread through various business sectors and geographic locations including the UK, India, Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
He is an alumnus of Hansraj College, Delhi University, and London Business School, London. He is a member of the CSR Panel of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Telangana Chapter. After successfully working as a seasoned consultant in corporate strategy and management, Rahul is now holding the baton of BVCSRB.

Being an entrepreneur himself, his interest in promoting entrepreneurship doesn’t come as a surprise. In BVCSRB, he is supporting and nurturing Social Entrepreneurs through its flagship program – SOCENT Fellowship. He also advises and engages with corporate partners to support and implement their CSR programs.
Rahul’s areas of expertise include strategy and business development, investment advisory, team building, start-up financing and advisory, and social entrepreneurship. He is also an avid reader and cricket lover.

Rahul Bhardwaj

Senior Director and Head, Bala Vikasa CSRB

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With over a decade of experience in working with communities and the development sector, Vijender Mogili is an Social Entrepreneurship professional and contributes to the constantly evolving Social Entrepreneurship ecosystem through his observations, research, and experience. He also strongly believes that Social Entrepreneurship accelerates community development.

Vijender is a graduate in MA Social Entrepreneurship from Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai. He has an experience of working with various government agencies and private companies that work for the welfare of communities and human rights like ALC India, Dr Reddy’s Foundation, Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty, StreeNidhi Credit Cooperative Federation Limited, WASSAN and Universal Dalit Welfare Society in business planning and development and program implementation. Besides being a Social Entrepreneurship professional Vijender is affiliated with Indigenous Development Organization, JNV Vattem Alumni Association as an advisor. 
With this dynamic experience and approach to community he brings an inclusive perspective in providing tailored service to Social Entrepreneurs at Bala Vikasa CSRB. He leads the Social Entrepreneurship team and contributes in Incubation of social startups and capacity building to strengthen the Social Entrepreneurship ecosystem.

A robust advocate of social equality and tribal rights, Vijender is actively volunteering in rural and tribal development initiatives.

Vijender Mogili

Manager, Social Entrepreneurship

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Parvathy is a graduate in MA Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad and is interested in working on improving livelihood opportunities for rural communities, social inequality, human rights and urban and rural development. 

Intrigued by the socio-economic and cultural aspects that contribute to community development, she did intensive research on how these factors affect the livelihood of tribal women, intergenerational occupational mobility along with the predicaments of the handloom sector and the push and pull of migration affecting the housing market. Besides this, she also worked with  GRAAM (Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement), Mitraniketan and Palle Srujan as a research intern. 

At Bala Vikasa CSRB, Parvathy contributes in developing, designing and conducting Capacity Building projects for social entrepreneurs to help them understand communities at Bala Vikasa CSRB. She was also actively involved in planning and implementing Bala Vikasa CSRB’s flagship event, Social Entrepreneurship Summit - Impulse and webinar series on Social Entrepreneurship. Parvathy is an avid music lover, enjoys everything that adds value to life and is looking forward to making a difference in the development sector while making the best of every opportunity life offers her.


Associate, Social Entrepreneurship

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Sahithi, a postgraduate in Public Policy and Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad is passionate about conducting Impact Assessments and schemes of welfare schemes. She firmly believes that the right impact assessment of development projects is the foundation for designing and implementing more community specific and impact oriented development initiatives.

Previously, Sahiti was a Senior Executive For Monitoring and Evaluation in the Program Development Department of Apollo Tele-Health Services. At Bala Vikasa CSRB, she will be contributing to monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment, data analysis, proposal writing, secondary research and program implementation

A voracious reader, classical music and a Kathak dance student, Sahithi wishes to work for community well being and effective implementation of development initiatives through her work.

Venkata Sahithi Kompella

Senior Associate, Responsible Business & CSR

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