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September, 2015

Editorial

Editorial

Dear Reader,

In this edition, we are privileged to share the work of Bharat Abhyudaya Foundation, a young organization founded by Samina Bano that has been serving as a strong platform in the crusade for inclusion in education in Uttar Pradesh.

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The struggle from Discrimination to Inclusion in access to Quality Education

The struggle from Discrimination to Inclusion in access to Quality Education

By Samina Bano, Chairperson Bharat Abhyudaya Foundation

India’s schooling system has gradually segregated into two segments – ‘state-run schools’ for the poor and range of private schools for the rich. This ghettoization in access to education in India by ability to pay has seen a sharp surge since the 1970s when private schooling space opened up for middle as well as lower income families.

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Seminar on “Thinking Social”

Seminar on “Thinking Social”

Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC) – a joint initiative of the Tata Group and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) held the second edition of the student seminars, ‘Thinking Social’, at IIT Guwahati on 29 August 2015.

The day-long seminar had about 90 participants and it sought to introduce students to the concept of social entrepreneurship and inspire them to start their own venture that solves some of the challenges faced by society.

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The Right Time to Make a Difference

The Right Time to Make a Difference

By Sharmili Phulgirkar, Teach For India Fellow

In his bestseller, Blink, Malcolm Gladwellsuggests that brilliant decision makers take two seconds to decide instead of processing tons of information by slicing variables to bare minimum and taking a call. I am definitely not a brilliant decision maker but my decision to apply for the Teach for India (TFI) Fellowshipsurely seemed to follow Blink.

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Football Match between Durbar Team and IIMC Students

Campus Beat

Football Match between Durbar Team and IIMC Students

By Siddhant Sachdeva, Tanya Khera, Vatsalya Kishore, Vavilapalli Bharat, Vishal Kumar Singh, Yarrajonna Adarsh. PGP2, IIM Calcutta

Students of IIM Calcutta organized a sports meet with Durbar, a Kolkata based organization that works with sex workers communities in order to establish, promote and strengthen the rights, dignity, social status, and improvement in the quality of life within these communities.

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Funding for Impact – Identifying the Right Investor

Funding for Impact – Identifying the Right Investor

By Priyanshu Gupta, Doctoral Student IIM Calcutta, formerly Associate Vice President, Lok Capital

Over the last decade, impact investing has steadily risen as an important asset class for private equity and venture capital transactions, reaching almost a quarter of all equity transactions in India.

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Magasool

Incubatee Profile

Magasool

By Ajay Tannirkulam, Founder – Magasool

Tamil Nadu grows a diverse set food grains – paddy, pulses and many varieties of millets. Millets require very little water, are more nutritious than rice and wheat, have high fiber content and low glycemic index (especially good for diabetes patients).

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

1. Tata Social Enterprise Challenge – B Plan Contest
The Tata Social Enterprise Challenge is a joint initiative between IIM Calcutta and the TATA groups to find India’s most promising early stage social enterprises.

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We welcome your suggestions and feedback on the newsletter. Please email: tsec@iimcip.org

If you have news on social entrepreneurship to be included in this newsletter, please contact: henna.jaireth@iimcip.org / abhranila.das@iimcip.org

Please check the Tata Social Entrepreneurship website at www.tatasechallenge.org with the latest updates on our activities.

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