Alumni Corner
Forbes India recognizes EDII’s alumnus Mr. Dibyajyoti Pattanaik among ‘India’s 100 Great People Managers 2021'

EDII’s alumnus Dibyajyoti Pattanaik joined ‘People’s Forum’ after learning the dynamics of Micro-Finance and Micro-Enterprise Development as a part of Post Graduate Programme in Management (Batch 2002-03). People’s Forum, a non-government organization catered to the credit needs of individuals at the bottom of the economic pyramid. In 2005, Dibyajyoti along with founder of People’s Forum promoted Annapurna Finance. Mission Annapurna was a Micro-Finance program, started with the belief of empowering women as they are the backbone of the economy.


Promoting financial independence, providing the right resources to people, contributing massively in the critical areas of women empowerment, sanitation, health, child protection etc. have become the life missions of Dibyajyoti, who has empowered millions of  underprivileged. His organization has broadened its scope by offering financial support to the small, medium, and large enterprises, and it rebranded itself as Annapurna Finance Pvt. Ltd. Under the guidance and leadership of Dibyajyoti, Annapurna Finance Pvt. Ltd. is one of the top 10 NBFC-MFI in the industry. Dibyajyoti, is also serving as the President of Odisha Association of Financial Inclusion, which is working towards financial inclusion in Odisha to serve the poor through responsible finance.


EDII is proud of his achievement and wishes

him luck for even greater milestones in future…

Mr. Adarsh Kalia, FPM Scholar (2019-2023), has been selected for the prestigious USASBE 2022 Doctoral Consortium for teaching and learning in entrepreneurship.

Mr. Krishan Mishra, PG Alumnus (2001-2002), has been appointed as the Country Head International of Becker Professional Education. Mr. Mishra will manage India operations for the Chicago, US based organization which provides best Educational content for various courses globally.

Supack Industries Pvt. Ltd., a venture by Ms. Niyati Shah and Mr. Mitul Shah, PG Alumni (1999-2001), has been awarded India CSR Leadership Award 2021 for “Project Pehal – towards Empowerment & Sustainability” under the Education and Health category.