About IIT Madras


Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is a public engineering institute located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu which is one of India's most prestigious universities.

As a leading technology institution of the country, IIT Madras started building its innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem very early in the new millennium. Today, there exists a fairly vibrant culture of I&E at IITM as evinced by the presence of several centres such as CΦ, Entrepreneurship Cell, Incubation Cell, Research Park, and several business incubators.

IITM has spawned about 130 start-ups over the past few years and it has the largest number of award winners for promising start-up organizations among all institutes in India. Among the best academic institutions of the world in innovation and entrepreneurship spheres, IITM aims to be among the very best. More importantly, in its quest of making a significant impact on national development and in solving society’s pressing problems in various spheres, IITM realizes that its capabilities in research and technology can give it the fillip it needs. 

GDC aims to help IIT in claiming its rightful place among the best of institutions in the world by converting its academic, intellectual, and research prowess into products and services that improve the lives of people across all strata of society.

Contact us:

Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

IC & SR Building, II Floor, Annexe, IIT Madras, Chennai - 600 036.

Tryphena Duddley

+91 44 2257 8433

enquiry.gdc@iitm.ac.in