The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at ISB aims to foster a vibrant ecosystem for the creation& growth of enterprises through Research, Education and Practice. The CIE seeks to contribute, both to the advancement of knowledge and the practice of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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CIE works closely with different ministries and government organizations like Telangana Welfare Department (TWD), Government of Telangana; Tribal Cooperative Finance Corporation Ltd. (TRICOR); Andhra Pradesh Information Technology Academy (APITA); and Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), to conduct skill and capacity building programmes for various stakeholders including but not limited to students and educated tribal youth. CIE also delves deeper into conducting workshops focussing on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship for corporate organizations.


One of the objectives of the CIE is to create impact in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship through rigorous research that is aimed at understanding of how new ideas are created and commercialized through startups and new venture creation. Although many of these questions may be location agnostic, the specific aim of CIE is to understand issues that are relevant for the Indian context.

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TEP Highlights

CIE in collaboration with Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), Government of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Information Technology Academy (APITA), Government of Andhra Pradesh launched the Technology Entrepreneurship Programme (TEP) in 2014. TEP has completed five (5) batches, out of which four (4) were in 2 year format and the last batch was in 1 year format.


GoT - ISB: TRI - Entrepreneurship Programme Highlights

This is an initiative under CM ST Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CMSTEI) scheme, Givernment of Telangana, to support and promote entrepreneurs among scheduled Tribes. The first batch of this unique program was launched in August 2018 with over 100 participants and the second batch was launched in November 2019 with 100 participants.



S Arunachalam

Assistant Professor, Marketing & Academic Director, CIE | s_arunachalam@isb.edu



Prashanth Ramagiri

Academic Manager | prashanth_ramagiri@isb.edu



Seshadri Kannan

Program Manager | seshadri_kannan@isb.edu



Sushmitha Sundar

Program Manager (TRICOR) | sushmitha_sundar@isb.edu



Adithya Manchikanti

Centre Administrator | adithya_manchikant@isb.edu



Lopamudra Roy

Research Associate_Content Development | lopamudra_roy@isb.edu



Mehek Vajawatt

Project Consultant | mehek_vajawatt@isb.edu



Raj Nandini Pamulapati

Program Designer (TRICOR) | rajnandini_pamulapati@isb.edu


Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Working Hours

Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00

Apply for internship

Internships are a great way to integrate classroom theories with practical applications and skills developed in professional or community settings. The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at ISB has always encouraged proactive students with entrepreneurial mindsets to intern with us. Work at CIE is centred around Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and we work with different stakeholders, including Governments, Corporates, and Universities. We look for students with innovative ingenuity and are willing to go above and beyond to achieve results. We encourage such students to apply for an internship with the Centre. Also, academic Interns would have the opportunity to work under Professor S. Arunachalam, the Academic Director of CIE, in some of his research projects.

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