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IIM Calcutta - SURGE An Entrepreneurship Programme

SURGE An Entrepreneurship Programme From Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Programme Start Date : 05 Jun, 2022

Course Duration : 9 Months

Last Date to Apply : 22 May, 2022

Course Fees

2,64,000 + GST (Excluding Registration Fee)

Delivery Mode


Class Schedule

Sundays – 06:45 p.m. to 09:45 p.m.

Technological Partner

Times TSW

Alumni Status

IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni status for all successful participants

Campus Immersion

One campus visit of 3 days at the end of the programme.

Course Overview


Today, the Indian start-up ecosystem is booming! From a nascent ecosystem with just a few tech-focused ventures to 60,000 start-ups currently, it has evolved and matured favourably in the past decade. Success in any entrepreneurial venture is dependent on various factors viz., New Product Development, Go-to-Market Strategies, Brand Building, etcetera. IIM Calcutta’s ‘Start-up Readiness, Growth and Execution (SURGE): An Entrepreneurship Programme’ caters to the demands of the progressively growing start-up ecosystem and aids entrepreneurs to upskill and establish a venture efficaciously.

Success in any entrepreneurial venture is dependent on various factors like the business idea and model; understanding and tackling the regulatory environment; processes and procedures; and building and managing the organisation through the heady, but tough, early phase, etc.

IIM Calcutta’s ‘Start-up Readiness, Growth and Execution (SURGE): An Entrepreneurship Programme’ has been designed keeping in mind the complexities of an entrepreneurial journey. The nine-month course will be an entrepreneurship toolkit programme culminating in a campus visit where participants submit their business plans and the best of them will be reviewed by a panel of judges including at least one venture capitalist.

Growth in the Indian Start-up Ecosystem between 2015 and 2021 (Infographic)


9X increase in the number of investors

7X increase in the total funding of Start-ups

7X increase in the number of incubators

Course Highlights

  • 6-month programme designed for ‘entrepreneurs in waiting’
  • Mental toolkit and competence sharpener for budding entrepreneurs
  • On-campus presentation of Capstone Project reviewed by a Venture Capitalist
  • IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni status for all successful participants

Key Benefits

  • Understand the entrepreneurship lifecycle
  • Formulate a business plan and develop a business model
  • Learn building, managing, and scaling up your organisation
  • How to fund your entrepreneurial dream
  • How to face and manage change and challenges


  • Working professionals with minimum 1 year of experience
  • Early career executives with an orientation towards entrepreneurship and with an interest in starting a new venture or scaling an existing small venture would find the programme particularly useful.
  • Women entrepreneurs, late-career entrepreneurs, and non-metro entrepreneurs too will benefit from the programme

Selection Criteria

The selection will be based on candidate’s application and credentials.

Working professionals wishing to participate in the programme need to have a minimum experience of 1 year.

Course Modules

The programme will comprise the following courses:

MODULE 1 – Understanding the Entrepreneurial Journey
MODULE 2 – Crystalising the Business Idea
MODULE 3 – Essential Management Tools for Entrepreneurs
MODULE 4 – Building Your Organisation
MODULE 5 – Managing Early Growth
MODULE 6 – Navigating the Unexpected
MODULE 7 – Presentation of select Capstone Projects (Business Plans)
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  • At the end of the course, eligible students will receive a ‘Certificate of Successful Completion’ of the programme issued jointly by IIM Calcutta and IIMC Innovation Park, along with a grade sheet carrying grade of their Capstone Project (Business Plan).
  • It is mandatory for participants to attend the campus visit for successful completion of the programme.

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Date & Fees

Fee Particulars Amount (in )
Processing Fee 10,000
Programme Fee 2,40,000
Campus Visit Charges for On-campus Stay 24,000
Total Fee (Excluding Registration Fee) 2,64,000

*GST will be additional as applicable.



· Processing Fee includes ₹7,150 towards Registration Fee and ₹2,850 towards the Programme Fee. Processing Fee of ₹10,000 is refundable in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Calcutta.

Off-Campus Stay

· Participants will have the option of making their own stay arrangements during the campus module.

· They will be required to opt for this option at the time of registering for the programme. No change will be allowed later.

· The campus visit fee for participants staying off-campus during the campus modules will be ₹5,000/- per day + GST. Total Amount to be paid: ₹15,000 + GST.

There will be a cap of 75 for residential seats during the campus visit. The first 75 candidates who opt for campus accommodation will be allowed.


All Fees are payable to the Times Group (BCCL).

  • This is with reference to the refund of the Processing Fees, please note that the Processing Fee shall not be refunded in the following circumstances:
    • i. In case candidate rejects the offer issued by the Institute; and
    • ii. In case the application is rejected due to submission of incomplete documents and/or providing incomplete information and/or eligibility criteria not fulfilled
No. of Installments - Total amount to be paid in 3 installments.
Instalment No. Amount (in )
Instalment I 2,850+57,150
Instalment II 60,000
Instalment III 60,000
Timeline and Dates
Application Closure Date 22-May-2022
Academic orientation date 05-Jun-2022
Programme start date 12-Jun-2022
Tentative Programme End Date 14-Mar-2023


The teaching approach will be highly interactive and leverage technology and deploy diverse pedagogical tools and techniques, including lectures, guest sessions from practitioners, case discussions, and Capstone Project – Development of a business plans across the course duration.

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