Entrepreneurship Cell is a student body of IIT Kharagpur, formed in 2006 solely with the purpose of inspiring and guiding start-ups in IIT Kharagpur and to foster an entrepreneurial culture in the campus of IIT Kharagpur. We now play that role on a national scale and have won acclaim across the world.
E-cell has two flagship events :
- Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES): This is our flagship event, started from 2007 as "Entrepreneurship Summit" but renamed due to international participation in our competitions and collaboration with universities world-over.
- Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive (EAD): The first EAD was held 5 years ago in 2009 and was a unique event that traveled to 10 major cities in India in 10 days promoting entrepreneurship and creating awareness about opportunities for entrepreneurs.
E-Cell today has more than 50 members from within IIT Kharagpur, and several more outreach members from various other colleges in the city.