The first ever planned city in India, Chandigarh, is well recognised for its natural preservation and infrastructural supremacy. As the base of three different governments, it has become the major government employer in the region and the service sector forms the core of its economy. Besides emerging as an outsourcing and IT services hub, it is also known for the manufacturing of paper,basic metals, sanitary ware, auto parts, machine tools, pharmaceuticals, electrical appliances, alloys and machinery.


Manufacturing & Engineering

Banking Industry

Information Technology & ITES


Tourism & Hospitality, Real Estate

Startup Accelerator Chamber of Commerce-INDIA-SACC is a Non Profit entity working for the cause of promoting entrepreneurship and stimulating a Startup friendly eco-system. SACC has a strong footprint in Punjab, through its vibrant and highly networked community of established Entrepreneurs, Mentors, Professionals and Students.

Chandigarh Industrial Policy 2015– New industrial policy aims at providing single window clearance to the entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneur Development Centre Chandigarh: Setup to assist young professionals in setting up their entrepreneurship by providing shell space or space with plug n play facilities in a state of the art environment friendly and an intelligent building. Also see the PDF Document.

PTU Nalanda-School of TQM & Entrepreneurship

Goswami Ganesh Dutta S.D. College, Chandigarh: The institute offers a Masters in Entrepreneurship & Family Business.

Chandigarh University: IBM Global Entrepreneur program (GEP)- The program fosters innovation and encourages students to become job givers rather than jobseekers.

In Summary – Chandigarh and Entrepreneurship:

In spite of a highly literate population, Chandigarh is yet to see its entrepreneurial spirit flourish. With the immense potential of its educated youth being one of its major assets, the educational institutes in Chandigarh can help take the entrepreneurial culture of the state to its maturity.

To know more about how Chandigarh is building a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem, click here.

Data Sources for Chandigarh:

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