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IIT Madras Invites Applications for MS in Entrepreneurship Program

IIT Madras is currently accepting applications from students who have completed their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

IIT Madras has re-launched its MS in Entrepreneurship Program for which applications have been invited from students who have completed their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. IIT Madras says that selected scholars will get to work on techno-commercial projects which can lead to the creation of start-ups. Furthermore, Selected scholars will work with faculty on commercialisable ideas. They will also be guided on how to discover entrepreneurial opportunities and formally establish their start-ups via an effective combination of taught courses, intense research supported by astute supervision and mentorship by highly accomplished entrepreneurs and others of the start-up ecosystem.

Prof. Ashwin Mahalingam, who is part of the selection committee, said: “A lot of research happens at IIT Madras that has commercial potential. This program will create technology entrepreneurs who will ‘product-ize’ these ideas and work on developing business plans around them. In this way, we hope to ease the ‘lab to market’ transition of technologies, develop entrepreneurs, and consequently have greater societal impact.” The last date to apply for the program is 30 November 2021.

Important Details of the IIT Madras MS in Entrepreneurship Program?

The list of topics/projects for which Candidates can apply can be found on the course website. Applicants can select one or more topics up to a maximum of 3 that are of interest to them. Applicants meeting the shortlisted criteria will be called for an interview. Some more important details are as follows:

1.Students apply against a call for admission against specific projects as listed in the application process. 2.Applications are screened based on the responses and candidates are called for interview.
3.Interview is done by the committee consisting of a panel of faculty members, including the faculty who proposed the idea.
4.Students selected from the interview are recommend for admission to the MS(E) program subject to availability of seats.
5.Host department will be the department of the main guide (project proposer).
6.Students will complete recommended courses by the Graduate Test Committee (GTC) and as recommended by the guide.
7.Students will submit a business development thesis, recommended and approved by the GTC for award of the degree.

Further, elaborating on the entrepreneurship ecosystem offered by IIT Madras, which would be made available to the students, Prof Satyanarayanan Seshadri said: “The support system here is very well developed to support founders at all stages of business development from pre-incubation to acceleration of their ventures. Now with faculty members offering their technology, it is bound to provide potential entrepreneurs with differentiated opportunities for technology-led venture creation” Those who wish to know more are advised to go through the official website for further information. 

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