GNLU Legal Incubation Council announces Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship [Aug 3-4, 2018]

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU), Gujarat launched incubator, named GNLU Legal Incubation Council (GLIC) as part of our vision towards excellence in imparting quality legal education which aims at institutionalizing mechanism, which could act as support system for entrepreneurs. GLIC is the Nodal agency approved by Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat and Commissioner of Technical Education, Government of Gujarat under the Student Startup and Innovation Policy (SSIP), 2017. For more details visit at It also gives us immense pleasure to inform you that the GNLU Legal Incubation Council (GLIC) is organising Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship from August 3-4, 2018 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.


Social Entrepreneurship is an emerging field that offers opportunity to young professionals to create societal/economic value on a sustainable basis. Social entrepreneurs are gaining international attention motivated by the desire for change and to see the world as it can be, not as it is. The field of social entrepreneurship is the fastest growing sector and perhaps the only sector that is creating gainful employment worldwide. Social entrepreneurs’ use entrepreneurship principles to build start-ups that address problems like access to education, affordable housing, micro finance, energy, food wastage, access to health care, rural tourism etc. Thus, Social entrepreneurs play a vital role in national building and towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030. This workshop aims to give the participants innovative tools for sustainable change.


The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

– Albert Einstein

Social Entrepreneurship is the process of pursuing innovative solutions to social problems. Just as business entrepreneurs create and transform whole industry, social entrepreneurs act as the change agents of society, seizing opportunities, while others miss in order to improve systems, invent and disseminate new approaches and advance sustainable solutions that create social value. This workshop from GNLU has been designed with a specific purpose: to identify, nurture and support budding social entrepreneurs across the country and help realize their dreams.  The workshop imparts essential knowledge of how to start one’s own social venture and the various facets that influence  successful  set  up  and  operations.  Academicians  form  prestigious  institutions  and successful entrepreneurs share their experience to provide practical insights.


Ø  Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

Ø  Opportunity Identification –Generating Ideas

Ø  Developing an Effective Social Business Canvas Model

Ø  Legal Framework for social enterprises

Ø  Government Startup Support Schemes and Opportunities

Workshop activities                                         

Ø  Lectures

Ø  Individual / Group activities

Ø  Testing Entrepreneurial Traits

Ø  Brain Storming Ideas

Ø  Preparing Social Business Canvas Model

Ø  Study of Inspiring Cases of successful social entrepreneurs

WHO CAN APPLY: The workshop is open for students, researchers, academicians and professionals working in NGOs and Corporate sector. Intake is around 50 participants on first come first serve basis and the application  process  would  be  closed  on  receiving  the  first  50  eligible  candidates. Therefore, interested students may kindly apply well in time. Deadline for registration is 31st  July, 2018.

REGISTRATION FEES: GNLU Students – Rs. 300; Others – Rs. 500

The fee is non-refundable. It includes registration charges, workshop kit and lunch. In case, if the participant requires assistance for identifying or booking accommodation at GNLU, feel free to contact workshop coordinator.

HOW TO APPLY: Each applicant has to make the payment of requisite fees by following the link given by choosing the category “Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship” at

Patron-in-chief: Prof (Dr) Bimal N Patel, Director, Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)

Members of Legal Incubation Council

Dr. Viral Pandya, Deputy Dean & Associate Professor of Management, Convener, Legal Incubation Council, GNLU

Dr. Ambati Nageswara Rao, Assistant Professor of Social Work, GNLU

Ms. Heena Goswami, Assistant Professor of Science & Technology, GNLU

Dr. Kalpeshkumar L Gupta, Assistant Professor of Research, Coordinator of Legal Incubation Council


Programme Coordinator: Dr. Ambati Nageswara Rao, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Member of Legal Incubation Center, Gujarat National Law University, Mail ID:  Ph. No: +91 8128650816 / +91 9898332217

Student Coordinator: Ms. Divisha Agarwal BSW, LL.B Student (3rd Year), GNLU, Mail ID:, Ph No: 7433052537

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