Degree in entrepreneurship to enable students launch start-ups

Ch R S Sarma Visakhapatnam | Updated on January 22, 2018

The JNTU-Kakinada and JNTU-Anantapur in association with the Startup Village here are offering a degree in entrepreneurship to students to enable them to launch start-ups instead of merely becoming employees.

According to a press release, the degree will help students take the start-up route while in college and work on innovations. The Startup Village will help the student-entrepreneur incubate the idea, develop a prototype and validate it with customers.

Even if the student decides to go the conventional way and take a career with a big company, he or she would have already acquired managerial and technological skills that give an edge over the peers, according to P. Bharat, operations manager of Startup Village.

He said the course was in line with the Student Entrepreneurship Policy of the State Government. "It has provisions like 20 per cent attendance and 5 per cent grace marks and also a break year for students to experience the process of turning an idea into a start-up and then continue with studies," he said.

The two universities will give specialisation and minors degrees in entrepreneurship. This helps the students to start up during college days and come out with an additional degree apart from their bachelor’s.

The Startup Village provides student-entrepreneur 24x7 access to incubators so that they have the support of a great bandwidth, physical office space and meeting rooms.

Bharat said that for applying, students can log on to or email or

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