Desai Sethi School of Entrepreneurship (DSSE) was established in 2014 at IIT Bombay to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. The School offers B.Tech (Minor) in Entrepreneurship, comprising 8 courses taught by Institute faculty along with industry experts.

Aspiring entrepreneurs can also benefit from mentoring programs and micro-grants. This includes I-NCUBATE program for market immersion, IDEAS-MAP for product development, and I-WiE for women in entrepreneurship. These programs are supported by alumni and partner organizations.

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  • ENT 201/603

    Introduction to Entrepreneurship (autumn semester) is the foundation course providing a complete overview of business modelling and start-up creation.

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  • ENT 207/605

    Business Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs (first half, autumn semester) covers various business operations, especially financial management.

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  • ENT 210/604

    Marketing for Entrepreneurs (first half, spring semester) covers market research, customer acquisition and sales channels.

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  • ENT 209/607

    Managing Technological Innovation (second half, autumn semester) covers product innovation and rapid prototyping.

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  • ENT 205/601

    Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs (second half, spring semester) covers patents, design registrations, copyrights and trademarks.

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  • ENT 204/606

    Basic Proof of Concept (lab course, autumn semester) provides hands-on experience in fabricating a basic prototype of innovative product.

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  • ENT 206/608

    Advanced Proof of Concept (lab course, spring semester) takes students one step further, for fabricating a minimum viable product.

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  • ENT 208/602

    Technology Venture Creation (spring semester) is the capstone course to create a complete business plan, including team, product, customers, supply chain, distribution channel and financial sustainability.

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  • DE 414

    Innovation by Design (autumn semester) is offered in IDC School of Design, which takes students through the process of design, including creative problem-solving techniques.

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  • MM 417

    Entrepreneurship in Materials Engineering is offered in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science.

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  • TD 611

    Agro-based Industries: Design and Case Studies (autumn semester) is offered by the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas. 

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  • ME  676

    Collaborative Engineering (spring semester) is offered in Mechanical Engineering department and deals with medical device innovation.

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    I-NCUBATE is the flagship program of Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GDC), IIT Madras, which enables faculty and researchers to take ideas from the laboratories to the marketplace. The GDC team conducts the program at IIT Bombay in association with DSSE. Read More



    Innovation, Development and Entrepreneurship with Alumni Support (IDEAS) is a legacy project of Class of 1990 alumni of IIT Bombay. Their Mentoring by Alumni Program (MAP) provides accelerated hands-on learning to aspiring entrepreneurs among students. Read More

  • I-WiE


    The Indian Women in Entrepreneurship (I-WiE) program encourages and supports aspiring women entrepreneurs. It is supported by CGI’s CSR program. The program is primarily meant for under-graduate and post-graduate students across all disciplines, as well as staff and residents of IIT Bombay. Read More

  • Asian Universities Alliance


    This program provides a first-hand multi-cultural exposure to concepts of innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship through a series of classroom lectures and field visits for the participants. Read More

  • CEP/QIP in Entrepreneurship


    This is a 5-day continuing education program for teachers, innovation/incubation managers and administrators from academic institutes to strengthen the entrepreneurship courses and programs in their institutions. Read More


  • CareNX Innovations


    CareNX Innovations was founded in 2015 by Shantanu Pathak, while he was still a research scholar at IIT Bombay. Within a couple of years, his team grew to 20 people in charge of research, hardware, software, web and mobile app development, operations, marketing and sales.

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  • JanYu Technologies


    JanYu Technologies was started in 2016 by Manchella Hemanth, who completed his Dual Degree (B.Tech plus M.Tech) in Aerospace Engineering at IIT Bombay in the same year. While at IITB, he took entrepreneurship courses and also developed a proof-of-concept of collaborative robots using a micro-grant from DSCE.

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  • Faclon Labs


    Faclon Labs was started by IIT Bombay alumni Rishi Sharma and Archit Naraniwal. They completed their B.Tech in 2015, in mechanical and civil engineering, respectively, and worked in PwC for about an year before founding Faclon Labs in April 2018. Another co-founder is Utkarsh Srivastava, a computer science graduate from UP Technical University.

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The DSSE team currently operates from the offices located on the third floor of Monash Building near the Victor Menezes Convention Centre in IIT Bombay campus. Please visit us or contact through mail or phone.


DSSE Office – Room 317
DSSE Professor-In-Charge – Room 318
DSSE Programs – Room 319
DSSE Co-Working Space – Room 320
DSSE Faculty Cabins – Rooms 324, 325, 326, 327
DSSE Ignition Studio – IDC School of Design, Ground Floor.

Dr. Aparna Rao, Overall Coordinator
Desai Sethi School of Entrepreneurship
317, Monash Building, IIT Bombay
Powai, Mumbai-400076, India.




Phone: +91 22 2576 5382