MS in Entrepreneurship: Apply before great 30 November

MS in Entrepreneurship programme has been relaunched by IIT Madras and it will guide the scholars to discover entrepreneurial opportunities in Deep Tech Sectors and help establish start-ups through the IIT Madras Ecosystem.

Individuals willing to apply for MS in Entrepreneurship must apply before 30 November. The batch would commmence in January 2022.

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Selected scholars for MS in Entrepreneurship will work with faculty on ‘commercialisable ideas.’ They will 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.

Unique aspects
Speaking about the unique aspects of MS in Entrepreneurship course, Professor Ashwin Mahalingam said lot of research happens at IIT Madras that commercial potential.

MS in Entrepreneurship 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, said Professor Ashwin.

Professor Ashwin is the part of selection committee of MS in Entrepreneurship course.

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MS in Entrepreneurship is open to students across India who have completed their Undergraduate or Postgraduate degrees. The last date to apply is 30 November 2021.

More information about MS in Entrepreneurship can be obtained from the link ‘’

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The list of topics/projects for which candidates can apply can be found on MS in Entrepreneurship course website. The applicants for MS in Entrepreneurship can select one or more topics (up to a max of 3) that are of interest to them. Applicants meeting the shortlisted criteria will be called for an interview.

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Entrepreneurship ecosystem
Elaborating on the entrepreneurship ecosystem offered by IIT Madras, which would be made available to the students, Professor 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, he said.

MS in EntrepreneurshipManagement Studies
It is interesting to note that MS in Entrepreneurship by Research programme was offered since 1982-83 by the Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras.

Over the last four decades, it has matured steadily and strongly to emerge as a benchmark among all entrepreneurship-focused Institutional programmes, as can be evidenced by the prestigious international and national awards and honours conferred on the scholars and their start-ups.

The course is now being re-launched as a separate course. Earlier scholars of the programme have been granted valuable technology patents, which have been commercialized through formal technology transfers to leading organizations in specific economic sectors.

Now, this full-time programme (MS in Entrepreneurship) invites applications from among eligible persons, who would be inspired by its remarkable history and wish to contribute significantly to its future history.

How to apply
Individuals willing to apply for MS in Entrepreneurship have to click the url ‘ ‘’ Once the website opens, students can read the required information and proceed towards applying for MS in Entrepreneurship.

MS in EntrepreneurshipAbout IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) was established in 1959 by the Government of India as an ‘Institute of National Importance.’

The activities of the Institute in various fields of Science and Technology are carried out in 16 academic departments and several advanced interdisciplinary research academic centres.

The Institute offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to B.Tech., M.Sc., M.B.A., M.Tech., M.S., and Ph.D., degrees in a variety of specialisations.

IIT Madras is a residential institute with more than 600 faculty and 9,500 students. Students from 18 countries are enrolled here.

IIT Madras fosters an active entrepreneurial culture with strong curricular support and through the IITM Incubation Cell.

IITM has been ranked No.1 in the ‘Overall’ Category for the third consecutive year in India Ranking 2021 released by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Education, Government of India.

The Institute has also been ranked No.1 in the ‘Engineering Institutions’ category in the same Rankings for six consecutive years – from 2016 to 2021.

It was also adjudged as the ‘Top innovative Institution’ in the country in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) in 2019 and 2020. ARIIA Ranking was launched by the Innovation Cell of Ministry of Education.

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