IIT Kharagpur students can use hostel rooms as start-up offices

IIT Kharagpur students can use hostel rooms as start-up offices

Posted by M.Venkatesh on August 9th 2017

In a bid to encourage entrepreneurship at the student level, the Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur is coming out with a new scheme allowing students to use their hotel rooms as entrepreneurship offices, a top official said here. 

The project would enable the students to set up the offices at a low expense, IIT – Kharagpur Director P.P. Chakrabarti said during the institute’s 63rd annual convocation.
“We are coming up with a scheme where students can convert their hostel rooms into entrepreneurship offices at a much lower expense instead of taking rooms in STEP (Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park),” Chakrabarti said. The director also said that the institute plans to have at least 10 per cent of faculty from foreign universities in five years’ time to raise its global standing. Source Financial Express 
 
The other institutes offiering spaces for Incubation and students to become a part of the startup ecosystem are  IIT Bombay, BITS Pilani, NCL, NID, IIIT-Bangalore, Vellore Institute of Technology, PSG Coimbatore and CIE (Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship) which  is part of the IIIT-H Foundation created in 2008 to aid the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H), to support student entrepreneurial activity. 

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