How to get Recognized by DPIIT using Startup India Website?

By Nireka Dalwadi on March 29, 2019

To apply for ‘Recognition by DPIIT, you can process your application through the Startup India profile

How to Register for Startup India Scheme?
  1. Click on ‘Get Recognized’ option provided on the pop-up box displayed after setting up a startup India profile
  2. Under user details, click ‘View Details’
Get recognized by DPIIT from Startup India Website


  1. Login to the Startup India profile
  2. Go the Dashboard, on the Right side navigation bar
  • Click on the Recognition and Tax Exemption, Or
  • Under Recommendations, go to Get DIPP Certified and click on- ‘Register Here’
Get Recognized by DPIIT- Startup India

DPIIT recognition by Startup India website

Now, a Startup recognition form will open, fill in the following details

Get Recognized by DPIIT(DIPP)- Startup India website
  • Enter Entity Details
    • Nature of Entity
    • Industry
    • Sector
    • Categories
    • Incorporation Number/Registration Number or PAN(Permanent Account Number)- This information can differ based on the Nature of entity
    • Name of Entity
    • Incorporation/Registration Date
    • PAN- Optional in certain nature of the entity
    • Confirm that- the entity is not a subsidiary of any existing Indian or Foreign entity
Startup DPIIT recognition- entity details
  • Enter Full Office Address
    • Address
    • City/Village
    • State/Union Territory
    • Pin Code
    • District
    • Sub-District
Startup DPIIT recognition- office details
  • Information of Authorized Representative
    • Name
    • Designation
    • Mobile No.
    • Email ID
Startup DPIIT recognition- authorized representative's details
  • Details for Directors and Partners
    • Number of Partners
    • Details- Name, Gender, Mobile Number, Postal Address and Email ID
Startup DPIIT recognition-Directors and partners
  • Other Information Required are
    • Current Number of Employees
    • Has the Startup Applied for IPR(Intellectual Property Rights)- includes Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Design and Plant Variety
      • Yes– if Applied for or Registered/Granted then provide information about the Application No.
      • No
    • Is the Startup Creating an innovative or Improved product/service/process
      • Yes– Select innovativeor improved for each category
      • No
    • Is the startup creating a scalable business model with high potential of Wealth Creation or Employment Generation
      • Yes
      • No
    • Provide a brief note supporting the choices for innovation, improvement and scalability
    • Has the startup received funding
      • Yes– Details of the investment and investor
      • No
Startup DPIIT recognition-other startup details
  • Details of the Startup Activities
    • Any recognition or awards received by the startup
    • Upload the Award document
    • Write a minimum 50 word brief for
      • What is the problem the startup is solving?
      • How does the startup propose to solve the problem?
      • What is the uniqueness of the solution?
      • How does the startup generate revenue?
Startup DPIIT recognition-Startup Activities
  • Self Certification
    • Upload Incorporation/Registration Certificate- It is the certificate issued by MCA(Ministry of Corporate Affairs). Importantly,the file should be less than 5MB in PDF, JPG or PNG format.
    • Additional documents like- Website link, Pitch Deck, Videos, Patents, etc can be uploaded- It is optional
    • Certify that the company is your entity and you accept the terms and conditions
Startup DPIIT recognition-Self Certification
  • Submit

The application will be examined along with the documents submitted. If found satisfactory, the Certificate of Recognition will be issued to the startup.

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