CSIM – Chennai

CSIM was formally inaugurated by Ms Sudha Murthy of Infosys Foundation in Chennai on July 15th, 2001. The one-year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Social Initiative and Management (PGDSIM) was launched on August 15th, 2001 and the four-month part-time Social Entrepreneurship Outlook Programme (SEOP) on March 4th 2006.

CSIM Impact – Chennai

  • 357 socially conscious individuals oriented to the concept of social entrepreneurship
  • 42 individuals launched social enterprises across Tamil Nadu on completion of the course
  • 130 NGOs are adopting social entrepreneurial practices in Tamil Nadu. Over 50% of them are rural NGOs working for the empowerment of their villages
  • 118 NGO staff implemented new strategies in their organizations
  • 23 differently abled change agents
  • 19 transgender entrepreneurs started 6 social enterprises
  • 15 homemakers are involved in social causes
  • Over 23 women Self Help Group leaders launched innovative enterprises for their women groups

An Inclusive Policy that has opened Doors

CSIM Chennai’s inclusive educational policy has opened the doors for disabled and marginalized groups to benefit from the course. They include
Ten Transgenders
Eight orthopedically disabled
Seven visually impaired
Three HIV+ persons

We regularly conduct Workshops on Social Entrepreneurship for students of,

NSS Unit of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
VIT, Vellore
IIM, Trichy
MSSW, Chennai
Shri Shankaralal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women, Chennai
NSS Unit of MOP Vaishnav College for Women
Queen Marys College, Chennai
Sociology Department of MOP Vaishnav College for women
Sociology Department of Stella Maris College
Social Work students of Loyola College
Sociology Department of New College
Sociology Department of Kanika Parameswari college
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sri Perumbudur

As a resource hub, we conduct workshops for NGOs on,

Basics of Fundraising
Social Entrepreneurship
Team Building & Leadership Training
Financial Management for NGOs
Legal issues for starting NGOs
Documentation for NGOs
Effective Communication & Presentation skills