Entrepreneurship courses on the IITs list from next yearSeptember 25, 2014
IITs not only produce class engineers, but have some renowned entrepreneurs to its credit as well. Renowned entrepreneurial ventures such as Snapdeal and Flipkart have a backbone of IIT Delhi alumnus. Carrying this trend of encouraging talent and skills in students, most Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are now planning to introduce entrepreneurship as a subject for students from next year onwards.
As per official website reports, entrepreneurship will be introduced as a full-time subject or as an elective to students in their B.tech curriculum.
IITs have incubation cells too that function to increase a student's efficiency in all activities including the business field. According to sources, IIT Madras is even encouraging a startup fund to help students achieve their entrepreneurial aims. Taking this initiative to nurture the business skills of its students IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Kharagpur are in talks to offer entrepreneurship as an elective as well as minor subject from next year.
On the other hand, IITs at Mumbai, Madras, Gandhinagar, Patna, Mandi and Kanpur have taken initial steps in small forms to include entrepreneurship in their curriculum.
Professors at IIT Madras further clarified their opinion on difference between elective and minor courses. A professor said, "A minor is a pre-defined course in a focus area whereas an elective is an optional departmental or open-category course".