Apply for ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year – India Award 2024’


Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organisation of the World Economic Forum, invite applications for the 15th edition of the annual competition – Social Entrepreneur of the Year – India Award 2024 (SEOY). Interested candidates may submit the application form available at or can email the filled form to

The winner of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year – India Award 2024 will be announced on 10th September 2024 in New Delhi.

The winner of the SEOY – India Award will become part of the world’s largest and the first inter-sectoral community of social innovators affiliated with the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship to engage, build, and sustain their social enterprises.  

The participating individuals and organisations will be evaluated on the key parameters of Market-based, Technology-enabled, Sustainability, Direct Social Impact, Reach & Scope and Replicability.

The finalists will be selected following an extensive search and selection process, including expert reviews, interviews and site visits. The winner is selected by a jury of eminent leaders and professionals from Government, Business, Media, and Civil Society.

The Social Entrepreneur of the Year – India Award aims to promote and celebrate leading social entrepreneurs and their unique ventures in India that help address the different societal gaps in our country. Through providing recognition, the SEOY – India Award hopes to inspire many other potential social entrepreneurs in India every year.

In 2010, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and Jubilant Bhartia Foundation came together to promote social innovation in India through the Social Entrepreneur of the Year – India Award, and they have since recognised and supported the growing field of social innovation in India. This year, the award celebrates its 15th year and has established itself over the last decade as one of the most respectable awards for social entrepreneurs in India.

The award recognises individuals and organisations who implement innovative, sustainable and scalable solutions to address pressing issues under-served communities face to make inclusive growth a reality in India. They work in diverse areas such as health, education, employment, water, clean energy, building identity & entitlements, financial literacy, and access to information and technology,.

Past Winners:

Dr Shuchin Bajaj from Ujala Cygnus won the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award – India 2023. Dr Bajaj, through Ujala Cygnus’ chain of low-budget-and-patient-friendly tertiary-care hospitals, is enabling access to high-quality integrated healthcare infrastructure and services for underserved communities in tier two and tier three cities in India.

YearSEOY India Winners & Winning Organisation
2023Shuchin Bajaj, Ujala Cygnus
2022Aniket Doegar, Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions
2021Pranshu Singhal, Karo Sambhav
2020Ashraf Patel, Pravah & ComMutiny Youth Collective
2019Shanti Raghavan & Dipesh Sutariya, EnAble India
2018Prema Gopalan, Swayam Shikshan Prayog
2017Urvashi Sahni, Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF)
2016Neichute Doulo, Entrepreneurs Associates
2015Poonam Bir Kasturi, Daily Dump
2014H Sudarshan, Karuna Trust
2013Chetna Vijay Sinha, Mann Deshi Group of ventures
2012Anshu Gupta, Goonj
2011Neelam Chhiber, Industree
2010Rajiv Khandelwal & Krishnavtar Sharma, Aajeevika Bureau

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