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Development Drive

E-Cell, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
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Tailored guidance for all types of teams


Seed Track

Planting Entrepreneurial Seeds


Growth Track

Taking your E-Cell to the Next Level

What is EDD?

Student entrepreneurship has always been critical to the overall entrepreneurial growth of our nation. We recognise that campuses across India differ significantly when it comes to resources and structures.
Entrepreneurship Development Drive, E-Cell IIT Madras tries to narrow this gap by mentoring and nurturing various student’s teams and entrepreneurial bodies.

Our Vision

We aim to stimulate young minds to grow their understanding of the entrepreneurial realm. We believe that the nation’s youth plays an essential role in its economic development, and startup culture has a huge share in it.
We want to bring changes from the grassroots levels, and for that, we aim to establish an entrepreneurial body in every campus across the country .


E-Cells Established




Cities reached


  • Registration process starts. Register here

    19 July,2021
  • Last date for registration

    5 August,2021
  • Announcement of selected colleges

    21 August,2021
  • Introductory session

    29 August, 2021
  • Commencement of program


Why participate?


Establish entrepreneurship ecosystem in your college


Conscient mentorship & support from E-Cell, IITM


Certificates & Close Monitoring of growth


Become part of an extensive network of colleges across India


Receive curated SOPs on how E-Cell IITM conducts events on a pan-India level


Win free passes to events & workshops for E-Summit, IITM


EDD Conference and Webinars on significant prowess

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How to register?

Registration is a 2 stage process.
The first stage - Preliminary Round, consists of a general application form which can be found here and also on the website.
The second stage- Secondary Round, is an interview-based screening process, based on which the list of the final selected colleges will be announced, and allotment to the two tracks (Seed and Growth) will be done.
Only the colleges shortlisted in the Preliminary Round will be selected for the next round.

Can an Individual enroll?

No, you need to be a student of a college which aims to establish/strengthen an entrepreneurial body. You are also required to have a team of minimum 5 members to participate.

Can a college have more than one participant team?

No, we strictly allow only one participant team from each college to participate in EDD.
The participant team head should coordinate with interested students from their college for EDD and represent themselves as a single team adhering to the team size.
In case multiple teams apply from the same college and one of them is selected for a further round based on application, members from rejected teams will be asked to join the selected team based on common consensus.

Can I choose the track I want to apply for?

Yes, you can choose your own track, but based on your performance in both rounds, the final allotment of tracks will be done from our end.

Our Location

IIT Madras:
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
IIT P.O. Chennai 600 036
Tamil Nadu, INDIA


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Diya Binu : +91 70250 66289
Yashita Jain : +91 9171704114

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