The program aims to guide scholars to discover entrepreneurial opportunities in deep tech sectors and help establish start-ups through the IIT Madras ecosystem

The MS in the Entrepreneurship program at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is being relaunched. Faculty will collaborate with selected scholars on ‘commercialize ideas.’

They will be guided through an effective combination of taught courses, intensive research, astute supervision, and mentorship by highly accomplished entrepreneurs and others in the start-up ecosystem on how to discover entrepreneurial opportunities and formally establish their start-ups.

IIT-Madras re-launches MS in entrepreneurship course

“The program will create technology entrepreneurs who will ‘productize’ these ideas and work on developing business plans around them,” said Ashwin Mahalingam, a member of the selection committee. We hope to make the ‘lab to market’ transition of technologies easier, develop entrepreneurs, and have a greater societal impact in this way.”

Students from all over India who have completed their undergraduate or postgraduate degrees are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2021. Interested candidates should submit their applications to

The course website has a list of topics/projects for which candidates can apply. Applicants may choose one or more topics (up to a maximum of three) that they are interested in. Applicants who meet the criteria for shortlisting will be contacted for an interview.