Know our Mentors 
Industry, Academia, Serial Entrepreneurs, Investors

IITM Entrepreneurship Forum

IITMIC taps into IITM's vast and extensive alumni network to provide mentoring support as per the need and stage of the start-up, through a combination of monthly group mentoring and individualized sessions.

Core ALUMNI Mentors 

Dr Rajan 

Co-President, Keiretsu Forum, Chennai Chapter

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P Senthil Nathan

Co-founder, Benchmark and Relagent

Sreenivasan (Vishy) Viswanathan

Co-founder, The Ultimate Startup Advisers
Mohan Narayanan

Co-founder & CEO, KUBOS Consultancy Services

S Gopal

Former MD, Chemplast Sanmar


Venkat Vishwanathan
Founder & Chairman, LatenView Analytics
Suresh Kalpathi
Chairman & CEO, Kalpathi Investments

S Ravichandran
Former MD, TTK Prestige Ltd
J Krishnan
Founder & CEO at Unimity Solutions (P) Ltd. 
 M K Surendran
Former MD, Axles India

WISE Mentors 

N Rajshree

COO, Cognizant Foundation
 Chitra Sivakumar

Managing Partner, Time Links
Srividya Raman

Director, Tvameva Business Solutions (P) Ltd 
Vijayalakshmi Rao

Ex-COO & Director, Scope e-Knowledge Center (P) Ltd  
Vidya Murali

Co-founder, KUBOS Consultancy Services   


The MIR program provides our start-ups an opportunity to interact one-on-one with accomplished entrepreneurs. This unique mentoring initiative is envisaged to complement classroom learning, and for budding entrepreneurs to expand their networks and obtain critical and immediate feedback on their ventures and venture ideas. 

Executive Chairman of Murugappa Group >

Mr Murugappan is a fourth-generation member of the Murugappa family and the Chairman of the Murugappa Group Corporate Advisory Board. He is Chairman of Tube Investments of India Ltd, Carborundum Universal Ltd and Coromandel International Ltd. He is a Trustee of the AMM Foundation and the Correspondent of the Murugappa Polytechnic College. He is also on the board of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Cyient Ltd and IIT-Madras Research Park. 
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the AC College of Technology, University of Madras, and a Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, USA. He is a member of the American and Indian Institutes of Chemical Engineers, the Indian Ceramic Society and the Plastics and Rubber Institute.

Co-Founder of Kaleidofin Private Limited (a fintech platform that propels under-banked customers towards meeting their real life goals by providing intuitive & tailored financial solutions) and formerly part of the cofounding team of IFMR Trust Group

Domain experts & Mentors

Kannan Lakshminarayan

Distinguished IITM Alumnus

Founder Director, Skillveri Training Solutions Pvt. Ltd. & Microspin Machine Works Pvt. Ltd.
 Dr. Prabhjot Kaur

Deputy Director, IITM's Telecom Centre of Excellence & Centre for Battery Engineering & Electric Vehicles (CBEEV); Founder, Esmito Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

 Dr. G.Venkatesh

Professor of Practice, IIT-Madras & CEO, Mylspot Education Services

Former CTO, Sasken

S.G. Anilkumar

MD & CEO at M/S Samunnati Financial Intermediation & Services Pvt. Ltd.