How to get Recognized by DPIIT using Startup India Website?

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Nireka Dalwadi

Last updated on May 5th, 2021

Under the Startup India initiative, eligible companies can get recognised as Startups by DPIIT, in order to access tax benefits, easier compliance, IPR fast-tracking & more. To apply for ‘Recognition by DPIIT, you can process your application through the Startup India profile. In order to be DPIIT recognized Startup follow the given procedure.

  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
Get Recognized by DPIIT- Startup India

DPIIT recognition by Startup India website

  1. Go to Startup India Website

    Access the Startup India Website Startup-India-Profile-Entity-Details

  2. Enter Entity Details

    Enter details for Nature of Entity, Industry, Sector, Categories, etc. Startup DPIIT recognition- entity details

  3. Enter Full Office Address

    Enter the details regarding Address City/Village, State/Union, Territory, Pin Code, District, Sub-District.Startup DPIIT recognition- office details

  4. Enter the Information of Authorized Representative

    Enter the details in regards to Name, Designation, Mobile No, Email ID.Startup DPIIT recognition- authorized representative's details

  5. Next, Enter the details for Directors and Partners.

    Enter details for Number of Partners
    Details- Name, Gender, Mobile Number, Postal Address and Email ID.Startup DPIIT recognition-Directors and partners

  6. Enter Other Information

    Enter information in terms of the Incumbent number of employees, Intellectual Property Rights Status, etc. Startup DPIIT recognition-other startup details

  7. Enter Details of Startup India

    Mention any recognition or awards received by the startup and answer subsequent questions.
    Startup DPIIT recognition-Startup Activities

  8. Upload 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. Click Continue and Submit. Startup DPIIT recognition-Self Certification

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


What are the criteria for Startup Recognition?

Eligibility Criteria for Startup Recognition:
1. The Startup should be incorporated as a private limited company or registered as a partnership firm or a limited liability partnership
2. Turnover should be less than INR 100 Crores in any of the previous financial years
3. An entity shall be considered as a startup up to 10 years from the date of its incorporation
4. The Startup should be working towards innovation/ improvement of existing products, services and processes and should have the potential to generate employment and create wealth.
An entity formed by splitting up or reconsutrction of an existing business shall not be considered a “Startup”

What is DIPP startup?

Startup India Registration under DIPP: This scheme supports Startups by providing various benefits to the registered entity. The benefits include financial as well as non-financial benefits. To register under this scheme the entity must fulfill the criteria specified.

What is the time-frame for obtaining certificate of recognition as a ‘Startup” in case an entity already exists?

The certificate of recognition is issued typically within 2 working days upon successful submission of the application.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @Sofiyah_Valiante ,

    Co-operative societies can obtain Udyog Aadhaar registration. PAN of Co-operative society is to be used.
    The following listed are the benefits of Udyam Aadhar Registration:

    1. Loans without collaterals
    2. Subsidy on Patent Registration & Industrial Promotion
    3. Overdraft facility along with Interest Rate Exemption
    4. ISO Certification Charges Reimbursement
    5. Concession on Electricity
    6. Helps in Getting Government Tenders
    7. Becomes Easy to Get Licenses, Approvals, and Registrations
    8. Get exemption under Direct Tax Laws
    9. Take Part in International fairs

    Hope this helps :slightly_smiling_face:

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