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IIM Kozhikode - Certificate Programme in Management of Social Initiatives

The Certificate Programme in Management of Social Initiatives is envisioned as a vehicle to nurture change-makers by giving them conceptual grounding on the three pillars of social initiatives: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Not-For-Profit Ventures, and Social Entrepreneurship.

Programme Start Date : 15 Oct, 2023

Course Duration : 7 To 12 Months

Last Date to Apply : 05 Oct, 2023

Course Fees

2,65,000 + GST

Delivery Mode


Class Schedule

Sunday 03:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Technological Partner

Times TWS

Alumni Status

IIM Kozhikode

Campus Immersion


Course Overview

The management of the social economy requires professionals with a thorough grounding in the management of the social ecosystem. The Certificate Programme in Management of Social Initiatives (Batch 002) from IIM Kozhikode aims to empower individuals as catalysts for positive social change by providing them with a strong conceptual foundation in three key pillars of social initiatives. These pillars encompass Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Not-For-Profit Ventures, and Social Entrepreneurship.

Course Highlights

  • Contemporary 11-month programme in management of social initiatives and social entrepreneurship
  • Capstone project to demonstrate learning pathway experience and outcomes
  • Conceptual grounding in social initiatives and self-discovery as agents of social change

Key Benefits

  • Thorough understanding of the social economy encompassing Charity/Philanthropy, NGOs, CSR, and Social Innovations/Social Enterprises
  • In-depth knowledge of the social ecosystem including stakeholder definition, problem analysis, solution development, project management, impact measurement, etc
  • Understand the practical aspects of developing a business model, identifying funding sources and approaches, and social venture creation processes and practices
  • Ability to create a social enterprise business plan or a concept document or a case study


  • Diploma (10+2+3), or Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (10+2+3 or 10+2+4), or Integrated Master’s Degree (10+2+5) or equivalent, from a recognised university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU) in any discipline 
  • Minimum THREE years of work experience* after completion of qualifying education 

*Internships and training experiences will not be considered as part of full-time work experience

Selection Criteria

Participants from corporate nominations and retail applications will be selected based on their overall profile and credentials at the sole discretion of IIM Kozhikode.


  • Participants who successfully meet the evaluation criteria and satisfy the requisite attendance criteria, will be awarded a ‘Certificate of Completion’. 
  • Participants who are unable to clear the evaluation criteria but have the requisite attendance will be awarded a ‘Certificate of Participation’. 
  • Successful participants will also be accorded IIM Kozhikode Executive Alumni status.

Disclaimer: All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of IIM Kozhikode

Sample Certificate



Prof. Priya Nair Rajeev

Date & Fees

Fee Particulars Amount (in )
Programme Fees 2,65,000 + GST
  •  *Taxes will be additional as applicable.
  • All fees will be collected by BCCL.
  • This is with reference to the refund of the processing fee. Please note that the Processing Fee shall not be refunded in the following circumstances:
    • In case the candidate rejects the offer issued by the Institute; and
    • In case the application is rejected due to submission of incomplete documents and/or providing incomplete information and/or eligibility criteria not fulfilled.
No. of Installments - 4
Instalment No. Amount (in )
1 Installment 20,000 + 65,000
2 Installment 60,000
3 Installment 60,000
4 Installment 60,000
Timeline and Dates
Application Closure Date 20-Aug-2023
Programme Start Date 15-Oct-2023
Programme End Date 01-Sep-2024


The teaching approach will be highly interactive leveraging technology, and deploy diverse pedagogical tools and techniques including lectures, case studies, simulations, projects, and participants’ experience-sharing.

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