About the Programme

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. The primary objectives of the programme were to foster entrepreneurial mindset in engineering students, link entrepreneurial and innovative behaviour to education and career pathways, mentor and support students to launch their own ventures and provide an environment experience for engineering students to create technology based startups. 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. 

TEP Journey

TEP saw consistent participation from various tier of colleges across several districts from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana such as Visakhapatnam, East & West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Anantapur and Chittoor from AP and Nalgonda, Warangal, Hyderabad and Rangareddy from Telangana. On an average, across the 5 batches 30% of the students were girls. The programme saw tremendous repeat participation from several colleges in Telangana and AP. Over the course of five batches, more than 1370 students graduated from the programme.

Programme Highlights

TEP had a far reaching impact. ISB's integrated hands-on educational approach not only gave students an opportunity to see their ideas take shape, but also benefited the wider range of stakeholders across the ecosystem. The overall benefits of TEP were as below:


For Enrolled Colleges, TEP

  • Served as a platform for enabling holistic development of students by providing exposure beyond technical skills
  • Created opportunities to build robust partnerships with corporates and government agencies
  • Fostered an environment to collaborate and share resources with different colleges


For Enrolled Students, TEP

  • Gave exposure to Design Thinking methods and processes.
  • Provided guidance and support to develop their own product / service and launch their own technical venture
  • Supported in access to online training sessions from world-renowned experts in management and entrepreneurship
  • Created opportunities to learn from mentors from technology, design and business sectors

Success Stories


Kausthub Koundinya Y

Founder & CEO at Jarsh Innovations Pvt. Ltd.

Kepi 2.0 - World’s first AC helmet - Jarsh Innovations Kausthub, an alum on TEP built the World's First Air-conditioned Helmet for Industrial Workers - KEPI. KEPI is Ultra-light weight with an unbreakable visor consisting of a rechargeable battery. For more information, click on the link below.


Tallam Sitaram

Co-Founder & CEO at Robogyaan

Robogyaan, based in Guntur, specializes in providing innovative and interactive learning solutions through different modes of learning in the form of workshops in schools. Robogyaan also serves backward classes for free of cost in collaboration with NGOs. For more information, click on the link below.

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