How business schools are fostering social impact

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

By Saumya Bhattacharya & Prachi Verma

NEW DELHI: At Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, every student mandatorily takes up a social project as part of the core curriculum. The objective is to make the students understand the society at large and sensitise them to the challenges faced by various sections of the society.

However, there has recently been a shift in the focus of such projects at India’s top business schools. These programmes now increasingly seek to link business goals with social objectives.

From the broad themes such as ‘women’, ‘physically challenged’, ‘education’ and ‘healthcare’, IIMK now has a wide array of projects covering the entire gamut of public issues at the grassroot levels.