With an ongoing 'startup' zeal all over the nation, the institute has a firm belief in entrepreneurism, and drives its students to convert their ideas into reality. IIT Kanpur brings many policies for entrepreneurial growth of its students, ranging from early stage programs like SUEP to distinctive policies like DPP.
Students can meaningfully engage in entrepreneurship during their academic tenure as a student. The policy provides tremendous impetus to the vibrant ecosystem for nurturing innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual property. An ecosystem that heretofore exists at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Such initiatives need center stage of academic discourse to promptly initiate a societal change in the attitude towards entrepreneurship, turning students into job creators instead of job seekers and give towards our prime mission of #AatmaNirbharBharat.
STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP POLICY (SEP)
DEFERRED PLACEMENT PROGRAMME (DPP)
IIT Kanpur has the potential to give great technical and non-technical startups to the nation. But many students take up jobs because of the responsibilities or pressure from their family to go for a decent job, to settle as soon as possible. DPP allows the students to defer their placement season up to a couple of years later. These couple of years can be utilized by students to focus their time and efforts completely on their ventures with no academic pressure of any sort.
SUEP will allow students who have completed their 4th semester to invest their summer break into their own start up and hopefully build up their own businesses. Nurturing the flair of entrepreneurship right from such an early stage gives students a head start into their careers. Since the program has a proper supervisory and guidance structure in place, the students have a support system while also having freedom. The students will also be provided with a stipend for the duration of the program. The evaluation will be done in two phases and the final evaluation committee will consist of Venture Capitalists, Serial Entrepreneurs, Angel Investors, Startup Mentors, etc.