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MBA Specialization on Waste Management and Social Entrepreneurship

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Duration: 2 years
Eligibility:  Any bachelor’s degree

MBA in Waste Management and Social Entrepreneurship is a programme approved by Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE), MHRD, GoI. Waste generation is one of the major problems faced by the world in general and India in particular due to its population. At present, 62 million tonnes of waste is generated annually in the country, out of which about 75-80 per cent of the municipal waste gets collected and only 22- 28 per cent of this waste is processed and treated. Waste to resource has been a concept in place but the actual implementation in India is still very limited. There is a huge market that can be tapped through entrepreneurship. As per the Waste to Energy and Waste Management Market in India – 2019 Report it is expected that the Indian garbage will offer business opportunity of USD 14 billion by 2025, which is set to unlock new business avenues in the waste treatment industry.

Needless to say, that waste management and social entrepreneurship is a win-win approach and a way forward. The course will equip students to find solutions for the increasing waste management problem which will also serve as a career for them. They will have a robust understanding of the managerial skills required to undertake entrepreneurship with a specialized understanding of the waste management as a subject.

This MBA programme is based on a multi- disciplinary approach and is offered jointly by the School of Economics, Commerce and Management and the Department of Environment and Traditional Ecosystems. It will also have inputs from the School of Social Work and Public Health.

Course Delivery:

Theory: lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, guest lectures, assignments, case studies, article/book reviews and debates
Practical: surveys, role plays, field visits, internships, workshops, seminars, quality circles, project works, case study development, presentations and other experiential activities.

Career Prospects

  • Solid waste manager
  • Governmental and non-governmental organisations
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Construction sites and shopping malls
  • Pollution Control Boards
  • Entrepreneurs in resource recovery, in recycling and upcycling.
  • Academics and research


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