IIT Kharagpur To Let Student Entrepreneurs To Operate From Hostel Rooms

The Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur is coming out with a scheme allowing students to use their hotel rooms as entrepreneurship offices, a top official said.

The project would enable the students to set up the offices at a low expense, IIT – Kharagpur Director P.P. Chakrabarti said on Saturday at the institute’s 63rd annual convocation.

“We are coming up with a scheme where students can convert their hostel rooms into entrepreneurship offices at a much lower expense instead of taking rooms in STEP (Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park),” Chakrabarti said.

To raise it global standing, the director also said that IIT Kharagpur plans to have at least 10 per cent of faculty from foreign universities in five years’ time.

Degrees would be awarded to more than 2500 students in the 63rd edition of the convocation, an IIT-KGP statement said.



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