Department of Entrepreneurship and Management (EM), IIT Hyderabad, launches the Master of Technology (MTech) in Techno-Entrepreneurship. The program aims to foster an entrepreneurial mindset in science, engineering and technology graduates and equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue entrepreneurship, the IIT claims.
The MTech degree aims to provide an ecosystem where the students can turn their entrepreneurial ideas into successful ventures. The students will benefit from lectures by founders, co-founders and the top management of startups and established companies who have been invited as speakers in various events and workshops organized by the department. This program is ideal for recent graduates interested in learning and honing the skills required to develop an entrepreneurial idea into building a minimal viable product and ultimately scaling it into a business.
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The program requires the students to complete a total of 48 credits over two years consisting of two semesters in each year with 12 credits to be completed by the student in each semester excluding the requirement to complete communication skills and industrial college courses, these are compulsory courses in the first two semesters.
Students are given the opportunity to select a few courses from a basket of courses to complete the 12-credit requirement in each semester, consisting of seven credits from core courses of entrepreneurship and management, two credits from management electives, and three credits from technical elective courses 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, conducting market analysis, developing a business plan, building a proof of concept and market testing.
Prof BS Murty, Director of IITH, said: “To continue the mission of inventing and innovating in technology for humanity, the Entrepreneurship and Management Department has developed this MTech program to promote entrepreneurship in science, engineering and technology I am convinced that this techno-entrepreneurship program will help stimulate young minds to pursue entrepreneurship and thereby contribute to the attainment of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.”
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