Why startup masters program?

Students are passionate about solving problems and bringing about change.
They aspire to innovate and dream to become entrepreneurs.
Many of them do work on innovative solutions during the education.
But these dreamers, aspiring innovators, wannabe entrepreneurs, seek employment after graduation because they fear failure.

Why startup masters program?

  • Students are passionate about solving problems and bringing about change.

  • They aspire to innovate and dream to become entrepreneurs.

  • Many of them do work on innovative solutions during the education.

  • But these dreamers, aspiring innovators, wannabe entrepreneurs, seek employment after graduation because they fear failure.

How do we make these dreams come true?

The FORGE.FELLOWS pre-incubation program from FORGE is offered as a 2 year Startup Masters Program leading to a M.E/M.Tech degree Offered by KCT, Awarded by Anna University, and Approved by AICTE.

The program aims to support engineering graduates innovate solutions by applying cutting-edge technologies in the areas of IoT sensors & networks, 3D printing, desktop fabrication, industrial automation, robotics, low-volume electronics manufacturing & assembly, artificial intelligence & machine learning, big data analytics, cloud computing etc.

After achieving deployment ready solutions through rapid prototyping in the first year of the program, these innovators are offered support to launch their products in the market, operate a business, and become a successful enterprise within 2 years. In the second year of the program they get financial support in the form of startup grant, along with extensive mentoring, access to markets, and other incubation services and resources necessary to make their startups ready to become successful enterprises.

Benefits

Entrepreneurship [Startup track]

  • Qualified for incubation, investment & acceleration services

  • Connect with 360D startup ecosystem

  • Opportunity to pitch & raise investments

  • Chance to become a part of startup delegation & visit overseas

Employability [Industrial track]

  • 6-12 months industrial training/internship in top MNCs

  • Choose 6 enrichment tracks offering immersive mentoring & career guidance

  • Most comprehensive M.E./M.Tech program with maximum no. of credits

  • Opportunity for an international research program

Who Can Apply?

Engineering/Technology graduates from 2016, 2017 & 2018 batches, who think

"I have a ready prototype of an innovative idea, wanting to build this into a startup."

"I wish to work for a world class company, a job I won’t get right now."


"I am passionate about using technology to solve real problems but never got a chance."

“I want a world-class technical education right here in India”


How to join Startup Masters Program?

Step:1

Entrance Test conducted by FORGE to shortlist candidates for Expert Interviews

Step:2

Personal interviews conducted by industry experts to recommend finalists

Step:3

Finalists considered for scholarships offered by FORGE

Step:4

Admitted to the program after payment of fees

Program Fee

Year 1: Semester 1 & 2 Rs. 75,000 each

Year 2: Semester 3 & 4 Rs. 50,000 each

Scholorship

Valid GATE Score Candidates

Eligible for up to Rs. 1 lakh scholarship from FORGE
Eligible for up to Rs. 12,000/month stipend from AICTE

Other meritorious Candidates

Eligible for a FULL FEE WAIVER in the 2nd year of the program based on the performance in the 1st year

Have questions? Contact,

Divijaa | Program Lead

+91 73977 33134

divijaa@forgeforward.in