DA-IICT Centre for Entrepreneurship and Incubation

Foster a culture of entrepreneurship

About DCEI

Established in 2011 at DAIICT, Gandhinagar to promote innovation and entrepreneurship culture among DAIICT community. This has resulted in seven incubates out of which one is started by faculties and students together. On 15th august, 2015 Hon’ Prime Minister held a campaign for all the young Indians, for innovation and entrepreneurship to boost up start up culture. Gujarat is already known for business savvy state and DAIICT is already a leader in Information and Communication Technology in India.

We receive several expression of interest from various parts of India and abroad. ICT plays an important role in the start-up ecosystem in different sectors of business such as finance, e-commerce, synthetic biology, AI, robotics, e-governance etc. Currently in India there are many start-ups, however, only few are innovation based. DA-IICT has strength in research and innovation in interdisciplinary areas, thus it is a natural enabler for economic growth of both Gujarat as well as India.We would like to collaborate with research Universities and incubators by promoting start-ups of faculties and students. There is no better place than DA-IICT to inculcate innovation in high school students, where we plan to invite top notch researchers/innovators/businessmen to DA-IICT to share their knowledge and experience to curious minds.DCEI is supported by DeitY, Government of India and Government of Gujarat.

Our Values

MISSION: The DA-IICT Centre for Entrepreneurship and Incubation (DCEI) aims to encourage students with an entrepreneurial bent of mind to come up with innovative ideas and channelise their efforts to give births to new ventures based on ICT products.We believe that innovative ideas are to be promoted. We would like to encourage young minds without bias.

VISION: A dynamic DA-IICT community with an inherent quest for innovation and at the forefront of the entrepreneurial activity not just in India, but across the globe. This is to be expanded to include Indian youth in general.We would like to be a leading incubation center, meeting expectations of budding entrepreneurs. With experience and leadership, we would like to be distinctive and successful where incubates feel at home and do well.

Incubated till date


Alma Connect



San Francisco

Kamkaaj Solutions

San Francisco


San Francisco



People behind DCEI

Governing Council

Dr. K.S Dasgupta Chairman DCEI Governing Council Director, DA-IICT Gandhinagar

Prof. Anish Mathuria
DA-IICT Gandhinagar

Mr. Mihir Joshi Managing Director, GVFL

Executive Council

Prof. Manish Gupta Chairman DCEI Executive Council

Prof.Rajendra Mitharval, CEO DCEI

Prof. Sanjeev Gupta Dean (R&D), DA-IICT Gandhinagar

Mr. Prashant Mehta AGM Compliance, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Limited

Prof. Anish Mathuria DA-IICT Gandhinagar

Mr. K. Thyagrajan Mentopreneur & Board Member, iCreate, Ahmedabad

Prof. Yash Vasavada DA-IICT Gandhinagar

Prof. Arnab Kumar Ray DA-IICT Gandhinagar

Prof. Yash Agrawal DA-IICT Gandhinagar

Ms Tanvi Rangwala,CEO House Hub


Mrs. Sujani Shah
Assistant Incubation Manager, DCEI

Contact us.

Room No. 011 CEP Building DA-IICT

Post Bag No. 4 Near Indroda Circle

Gandhinagar - 382 007, Gujarat (India)

+ 91-79-30510652