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12. Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bengaluru

Xavier Institute of Management And Entrepreneurship (XIME) was established in 1991 under the leadership of Prof. J. Philip, former Director of IIM Bangalore.  XIME currently has campuses in three strategic locations – Bangalore, Chennai, and Kochi. The institute’s flagship programme is two-year, full-time, residential PGDM Programme which is AICTE approved with an annual intake of 180 students at Bangalore and 120 students each at Kochi and Chennai.

Entrepreneurship is a key focus area in XIME. Having a dedicated student body for Entrepreneurship (Empressario Club) which conducts regular workshops and hosts sessions with some of the bright entrepreneurial minds in the country. XIME helps students gather funds from Angel Investors for their business ideas for those students who takes the first step and persistent enough to see his/her idea through to fruition. XIME’s  has an Incubation Centre. The Incubation Center works as an office space for budding startups. XIME is among the first few B-Schools in India to celebrate the Entrepreneurial spirit via an “E-Week” every year, which has talk-shows, workshops, contests and an internship fair, where students who are willing to work with startups are taken up as interns.


  • All admission are 100% Merit-based
  • Innovative pedagogy based on case studies, simulation and role-play to strengthen decision making and analytical skills
  • International linkages through student tours / exchange programmes

13. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

With a legacy of 37 years, SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Mumbai has acquired the status of one of the leading MBA schools in India and the shape of a multi-disciplinary University. School of Business Management (SBM) of NMIMS, Deemed to be University (as per UGC Norms) is one of India’s premier business schools. The NMIMS Mumbai campus was established in 1981 in the heart of the financial capital of India- Mumbai which is the nerve centre of the country.

PRAVIN DALAL SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FAMILY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Master of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship & Family Business) The MBA (Entrepreneurship & Family Business) Program at NMIMS was initiated in 1999, to help meet the unique needs of family business owners and managers. The objective of the program is to assist family-owned businesses in understanding the changing dynamics of competition as well as organization, brought about by liberalization, privatization and globalization. The Program intends to build a partnership between family business owners, managers and NMIMS. Also to develop family business successors as enterprising and knowledgeable owners of the businesses of their forefathers. Inculcate entrepreneurial qualities in them so that they contribute to the efficiency and growth of their enterprises.

Programme Objectives

The aims of this rigorous, accelerated and application oriented course are to :

  • Develop skills in successfully initiating, expanding, diversifying and managing a business enterprise with focus on understanding real life business situations and business practices.
  • Inculcate among students, entrepreneurial competencies including self-confidence, goal setting, planning, information seeking, problem solving and planned risk taking.
  • Provide intensive personal counselling to develop a competent entrepreneur and a successful business executive of tomorrow.

14. Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad

At the Indian School of Business (ISB), ISB Centre for Entrepreneurship (ICE) and PGP projects offer comprehensive guidance to potential entrepreneurs among the students – from idea evaluation to enterprise creation.

Planning and Entrepreneurial Venture (PaEV) is a single-credit practicum course of 16 weeks duration from Term 3 to Term 5, which will be considered as a Term 7 elective. You will learn to prepare business plans in ten classroom sessions and a few guided sessions. Team size is limited to three or four members. This course provides an exciting introduction to entrepreneurship and new-venture creation. It equips you with conceptual frameworks for identifying entrepreneurial opportunities, evaluating techno-commercial attractiveness for investment, and launching a new venture. The course modules are designed such that you are able to understand and apply the techniques and processes that can be used to identify entrepreneurial opportunities and prepare a realistic business plan based on your ideas. The class size for PaEV is restricted to 120 students. Selection is based on your presentation of entrepreneurial ideas.

Entrepreneur Development Initiave is an incubation programme to help ISB graduates create and sustain their own ventures. The programme facilitates the following:

  • Helps in development and review of the business plan
  • Provides initial financial support to set up and operate the business
  • Provides mentoring and business resources from ICE, ISB and industry experts
  • Provides access to networking opportunities with other new business owners

ELP-STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECT (ELP-STEP) STEP is an Experiential Learning Programme (ELP) project that has been created for the benefit of entrepreneurs in the batch who can gain value for their enterprise. Student teams of 4-5 members address specific business issues similar to other ELP projects. This two-credit course follows all the guidelines of ELP. Student entrepreneurs are the ‘Clients’ and therefore, cannot be part of the team. They can, however, be part of another ELP student team for a different client. The ELP fee is waived for these projects. For eligibility, enterprises have to be operational and the student entrepreneur should be actively involved in the functioning of the business in the capacity of proprietor/partner. Student entrepreneurs are required to send in their project briefs as per timelines shared by PGP Projects. Final selection of projects is at the discretion of the PGP Projects department. Family businesses will not be considered for STEP.