The department of Entrepreneurship and Management (EM), IIT Hyderabad, is launching a Master of Technology programme in Techno-Entrepreneurship. The program aims to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset among science, engineering, and technology graduates and equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue entrepreneurship. Further, the programme intends to provide an ecosystem where the students can convert their entrepreneurial ideas into successful ventures.
The students will benefit from talks by founders, co-founders, and top management of startups and established ventures invited as speakers in various events and workshops organised by the department.
This programme is ideal for fresh graduates interested in learning and honing required skills to develop an entrepreneurial idea into building a minimum viable product and eventually scale it up into a business.
The programme requires the students to complete a total of 48 credits across two years, consisting of two semesters each year with 12 credits to be completed by the student in each semester. This excludes the requirement to complete communication skills and industry lecture courses, which are mandatory courses in the first two semesters. The students are provided an opportunity to select a few courses from a basket of courses to complete the 12-credit requirement in each semester, constituting seven credits of core
Entrepreneurship and Management courses, two credits of management electives, and three credits of engineering electives in the first two semesters. The third and fourth semesters require the completion
of 24 credits (12 credits in each semester) by undertaking a project aimed at thinking through a startup idea, undertaking market analysis, developing a business plan, building a proof of concept, and market testing.
Talking about the programme’s relevance with NEP 2020, B S Murty, director, IITH, said, “IITH has a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem with the department of Entrepreneurship and Management at the forefront of training students in the area of entrepreneurship and management. Keeping up the mission
of “Inventing and Innovating in Technology for Humanity”, the department has developed this MTech programme for nurturing entrepreneurship in the science, engineering, and technology domain.”
Mapping the objectives of this programme, M P Ganesh, head of department, Entrepreneurship and Management, IITH, added, “Traditionally, the effectiveness of higher educational institutions is measured by the level of employability of the students it graduates. Currently, we are moving away from this paradigm of producing employable students who are ready for the job market to creating entrepreneurs who not only can become self-employed but also create employment for others. A focused postgraduate level programme that integrates courses in entrepreneurship and management with that of science, engineering, and technology is the need of the hour to ensure that startups proliferate in the core domains. This course will provide a platform for young minds to foster and build upon innovative, critical, and entrepreneurial thinking for developing deep technology-based solutions to some of the key societal problems.”
The last day to apply for this course is April 3, 2022 and the programme begins in August. Click here to apply https://iith.ac.in/mtechadmissions/