PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Wharton India Fellows program will not run during the 2021-2022 academic year. We hope to restart the program for the 2022-2023 academic year, once it is confirmed to be safe to travel between the US and India.

Students interested in learning more about India are encouraged to participate in programs offered through the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI).


Contact Jill Anick, Senior Associate Director, Venture Lab


The objective of the Wharton India Fellows program is to introduce Penn juniors to the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem in India through a spring semester course, OIDD418x/MGMT418x: The India Startup Ecosystem: Field Project (0.5 cu), covering topics in entrepreneurship, innovation, venture capital, and technology in India, and then matching students to a specific short-term project with a Bangalore-based early-stage startup or rapidly scaling company. The program includes travel as a group to Bangalore with the instructor for a two week immersion in the company to which they have been assigned for their entrepreneurship project, at the end of the spring semester, after final exams.


Bangalore, India, known as the Silicon Valley of India, is the hub for information technology companies in the region. It’s classified as a megacity with more than 10 million people and considered the third most populous city in India. The city boasts one of the most highly-educated workforces in the world and is home to numerous educational and research institutions.

This Venture Lab initiative is made possible by: Sashi P. Reddi, GRW’94, Founder & Managing Partner, SRI Capital.

We are also grateful for the support of our Advisory Council –