IRMA, in tandem with its vision, has been promoting sustainable, ecologically-friendly and the equitable socio-economic development of rural people through professional management. While IRMA’s contribution to rural development has been commendable huge scope exists for social entrepreneurs in the field of rural management. Besides innovative not-for-profit ventures social entrepreneurship can enfold within its umbrella social purpose business ventures including for-profit community development banks and hybrid organizations combining elements of both. iSEC (IRMA Social Entrepreneurship Cell) was inaugurated in July 2012 with the efforts of PRM33 and since then it continues to spread the spirit of ideating, discussing and implementing innovative socially relevant ideas. This social entrepreneurship cell has been envisioned as the launching pad for innovative and comprehensively designed development interventions by its members. It gives impetus to the mission of IRMA by facilitating the creation of effective and scalable organizations, mainly social organizations. iSEC derives its values and motivation from the sacrosanct legacy that the India’s milkman has left behind.
The vision of iSEC is to become a centre of innovation and a knowledge hub with the added value of support and informational services propelling the growth of development ventures.
The mission of iSEC is to provide a distinct framework at the institutional level to both nurture new ideas and provide adequate support for their holistic development. The cell also seeks to invite eminent social entrepreneurs for interactive sessions at IRMA in order to channelize the budding ideas and enthusiasm of the students. The cell also focuses on organizing various activities to a give a hands-on experience to the budding social entrepreneurs.