Over the years BITS has proven & proudly owns a legacy dating from 1970’s when most of the nation was unfamiliar with terms “Entrepreneurship & Startups”. A strongest alumni entrepreneur’s BITS family tree consisting of largest alumni network available of serial entrepreneurs, investors, VC’s & mentors, corporate professionals. The institute has highly experienced and trained faculty members and mentors in the area of entrepreneurship, research & Innovation along with eco-system to promote innovation start-up culture.
BITS Pilani is proud to be a core part of the Indian startup ecosystem, with our alumni rising to great heights, building companies like Swiggy, BigBasket and RedBus to name a few. Often, such ideas or the fire are born in college hostels, and through the passion of the founders, grow up to be such giants. BITSians swear by the spirit of entrepreneurship, and it is this spirit that we are trying to thrive by our never-ending sincere efforts.
BITS Pilani looks at inculcating innovation and entrepreneurship in the minds of people from the first year itself, it has a dedicated department called CIIE- BITS Pilani for each campus (Center of Incubation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship) from the beginning of 21st Century that holds a series of projects that promote innovation & entrepreneurial spirit around the campuses pushing people to identify and solve problems around them. Each campus has a state of Art Technology Business incubator help in creating, identifying and enhancing budding entrepreneurs, pushing the potential startups with necessary resources.
Institute also offers a specific designed academic course drawn from years of experience for budding entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship enthusiasts called New venture creation(NVC) where students work on an idea and take it into implementation getting hands-on experience and getting some time with the few innovators who have walked the path.
Each campus has a dedicated Student E-Cell where student engage freely in the leadership role of activities and events promoting entrepreneurship not only restricted to campus but nationwide. It provides them exposure to the current trends, engage with serial entrepreneurs, experts, leaders and learn to hone their skills on managing a thriving Ecosystem.
With all of these initiatives by the BITS Pilani administration and the student-run CEL, the entrepreneurial spirit in BITS is heading in the right direction with over 25 startups hustling at different scale and domains and many more are on sleeves. The growth in passion has walked hand in hand with the growth in results.