The ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony of the new building (next to the library) for the Desai Sethi School of Entrepreneurship (DSSE) was held on December 1, 2022, at IIT Bombay.
What began as the Desai Sethi Centre for Entrepreneurship (DSCE) in 2014 has since grown from strength to strength and evolved by 2019 into the Desai Sethi School of Entrepreneurship (DSSE). DSSE mentors and guides close to 1,000 students each academic year on how to be successful entrepreneurs. Starting this year, the revised UG curriculum will include a core course on entrepreneurship titled, “Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship,” for all first-year students.
The new DSSE building will bring together innovative and entrepreneurial activities under one roof and will incorporate several laboratories to conduct research, testing, and validation of newer and original ideas. It will enable IIT Bombay’s goal of promoting educational excellence and encouraging collaboration between students, faculty, and industry. The DSSE will also provide the state-of-the-art infrastructure that will facilitate, support, and nurture the entrepreneurial ecosystem at IIT Bombay.