Desai Sethi School of Entrepreneurship trains aspiring entrepreneurs through courses and pre-incubation programs.
200+Venture teams created
The DSSE team comprises Institute faculty, Adjunct faculty, Project Managers and Mentors. Institute faculty are drawn from academia and industry – the first Professors of Practice at IITB were recruited for DSSE. Adjunct faculty are critical to teach practice-oriented and experiential courses, since they come from entrepreneurship and mentoring backgrounds. DSSE’s project managers co-ordinate the academic and non-academic programs and are always available to students for mentoring. The Post-Graduate Committee includes inter-disciplinary faculty members who review and approve various activities of the School. Mentors are drawn from the alumni community to coach and support course project teams as well as pre-incubation teams.
The DS School of Entrepreneurship offers in-campus academic programs through elective courses and a Minor program. Several theory and lab courses relevant to innovation and entrepreneurship are offered to under-graduate as well as post-graduate (Masters and PhD) students of the Institute. Students completing 30 credits of ENT courses are eligible for a Minor in Entrepreneurship. DSSE is working towards offering online courses to develop entrepreneurial skills and mindset with students beyond the IIT Bombay campus. DSSE also offers short-term workshops for researchers, working professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs.
The entrepreneurship courses are complemented by experiential learning in various aspects of product innovation and business lifecycle through structured pre-incubation programs offered by DSSE, which are supported by alumni and partner organizations. The key programs are the IDEAS Program for early-stage venture creation and WIE Women in Entrepreneurship Program.
More than 60 start-ups have been established by students exposed to entrepreneurship through DSSE courses and Pre-incubation programs. These include startups in domains like Healthcare, Consumer-tech, AI/ML/SAAS, Agritech, Edtech, Cleantech etc.