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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)  



India is the land of opportunities but every opportunity requires an entrepreneurial eye to be explored!!


The student community has a vast untapped potential. India being a fast growing country has tremendous scope for entrepreneurship. Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship was established at NITIE in 2003 to tap this potential thereby contributing to the overall development of the nation.

CIE is a student driven and faculty guided entrepreneurship cell at NITIE. The mission of CIE is to facilitate the education and development of students seeking to capitalize on their entrepreneurial spirit. We strive to foster innovation and creativity and support the students in their professional development.


In consonance with the above, CIE has the following goals:

    To disseminate knowledge and insights in entrepreneurial theory and practice through lectures and workshops.

    To collaborate with similar bodies in other B-schools & technology institutes to accomplish the objectives.

    To seek tie-ups with Non-profit Entrepreneurial organizations connecting CIE to global network of entrepreneurs.

    To create a strong network of successful entrepreneurs who would like to guide budding entrepreneurs.

Over the years, CIE has been carrying out various activities to encourage entrepreneurial skills amongst the students. It works in close collaboration with EDC (Entrepreneurship Development Cell) supported by DST (Department of Science and Technology, GOI) at NITIE.

CIE, A glimpse

   Enflammer: Flagship event of CIE comprising of innovative competitions and interactive sessions on Entrepreneurship Development. Student Enterprise Contest (described below) is a part of Enflammer-2007.

    My Story Sessions: Interactive sessions with leading entrepreneurs of the country providing an insight on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. So far we’ve had Mr. Suhas Gopinath (Regarded as the World’s youngest CEO), Ms. Reeta Gupta (Co-Founder and Director of Jumbo King Private Foods), Mr. Minoo Dastoor (Founder of Nihilent Technologies) and many other elite entrepreneurs who shared their vision and experience with the students.

   Hamara Dhandha: Encouraging and providing the students all the necessary support to set up their own firms so that they experience the excitement, passion and drive of an entrepreneur in the true sense. 16 firms catering to different segments have already been registered at NITIE. A brief synopsis of the firms that have been registered can be found here.

   Live Projects: The students of NITIE students had an opportunity to work on the live projects offered by Jumbo King.


Coming up:

”Student Enterprise Contest” (SEC)

ENFLAMMER-SEC is a unique contest of Enterprises run by Students. It is a step ahead of B-Plan Contest. The event will illustrate the B-Plans in action. It will showcase the achievements of Student Enterprises to inspire 70 million Young Students in India.

CIE, NITIE will call nominations from the Student Enterprises (SE) across different educational institutes in India. The most talented Student Enterprise will be identified and awarded as “The Best Student Enterprise of the Year”.

Event launched Click here to view details