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News - IIT-Kharagpur joins hands with Pepperdine University for technological knowledge exchange

In order to boost the entrepreneurship initiative at IIT-Kharagpur and enable technological knowledge exchange, IIT Kharagpur and Pepperdine University (US) have joined hands.

Pepperdine is globally known for its Venture Capital-backed entrepreneurial ventures. Referring to the latest PitchBook report on top universities producing VC-backed entrepreneurs, workshop faculty member and coordinator of the programme Dr P K Dan told, "Pepperdine MBA ranks 25th where universities like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, INSEAD or Carnegie Mellon are also listed and such collaborative initiatives will benefit our students."

The PitchBook Universities report ranks programmes in the US that produce the most venture-backed entrepreneurs in a year.

IIT Kharagpur Director Professor Partha Pratim Chakrabarti recently met the US-based team and urged the group to prepare a roadmap for continued collaborative activities. Professor Larry Cox, a faculty member at Pepperdine, conducted a workshop on entrepreneurship promotion along with his associates at Entrepreneur Institute Inc recently, a statement issued by IIT-KGP told.

The workshop was jointly held with the Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship (RMSoEE) at IIT Kharagpur and the upcoming Research Park of IIT Kharagpur in Kolkata. It focused on product engineering, reverse-forward engineering and rapid prototyping.

Professor Larry Cox told, "Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management is very pleased to be collaborating with RMSoEE, IIT Kharagpur to strengthen both our educational offerings with regard to technology entrepreneurship."


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