Faculty

Sunil Shukla

Director General
Ph.D. (Psychology)

Dr. Sunil Shukla is a well known figure in entrepreneurship education and research. He joined the institute in 1993 and since then Dr. Shukla has contributed relentlessly to the development of the institute in different capacities.

Raman Gujral

Professor & Director- Dept. of Projects- Corporate & Regional Director- Southern Regional Office

Has over 32 years of experience in the field of Entrepreneurship Development. He has expertise in new enterprise creation and in extending support to existing entrepreneurs. He has developed curriculum, modules, and structures for various entrepreneurship development activities.

S.B. Sareen

Director, Dept. of Projects (Government)

A textile technologist, management professional, educator and trainer in entrepreneurship with over 40 Years of experience. Specializes New Enterprise Creation, Business Counselling, Growth Programmes for Existing Entrepreneurs, Faculty Development Programmes and Capacity Building Programmes.

Satya Ranjan Acharya

Professor & Director - Dept. of Entrepreneurship Education
Ph.D. (Economics), MBA, MFC

A business management professional with 21 years of teaching and consultancy experience in the areas of Financial Management, Idea Generation and Business Plan Formulation. Involved in entrepreneurship teaching and start-up growth.

Amit Kumar Dwivedi

Associate Professor and In-Charge-Dept.of Policy Advocacy,Knowledge & Research

Dr. Amit Kumar Dwivedi has over 15 years of teaching and research experience. He is National Team Member of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) India. Dr. Dwivedi is also one of the co-authors of GEM India Report 2014, 2015, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19

Tarun Bedi

Associate Professor
M.A. (Sociology), M.A. (Rural Development), B.E. (Civil)

Has over 25 years of experience in the field of Entrepreneurship Development. Engaged in areas of rural development, development of micro enterprises, implementing and providing hand-holding support to unorganised sectors like handloom, handicraft and village industries.

Pankaj Bharti

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Psychology)

Has over 20 years of teaching and research experience. Specialises in Social Psychology, Organisational Behaviour and Research Methods. He is trained in conceptualising and developing measurement tools for social science research. He has published nine papers and a book - Dehumanisation of Urban and Rural Poor.

Prakash Solanki

Assistant Professor (Grade-I)
M.A. (Sociology) LL.M. (Labour Law), B.Sc. (Chem), PGD PPT, PGD BM, PGD RD

Specialises in conducting programmes for New Enterprise Creation and Capacity Building of development organizations. 21 years of experience in the field of entrepreneurship development through implementation of different Entrepreneurship Development activity models.

Rajesh Gupta

Assistant Professor (Grade-I)
Ph.D. (Management)

A business management professional with more than 2 decades of work experience in industry and development sector. Has worked extensively in the areas of creative co-creation in livelihoods, has promoted rural micro-enterprises in various sectors and worked in various handloom and handicraft clusters.

Baishali Mitra

Assistant Professor (Grade-I)
Ph.D. (English) M.A. (English), M.A. (Linguistics)

An educator in the area of Business Communication and Organisational Communication for Entrepreneurs, with over 17 years of experience in academia. With specialization in Entrepreneurial Communication, Business Communication for Entrepreneurial Success, Effective Persuasion and Negotiation skills in Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mitra holds expertise in training post-graduate students, and grooming budding entrepreneurs.

Dinesh Jain

Assistant Professor (Grade-I)
FPM/Ph.D. (Management-Institutional Economics and Agriculture), Masters in Agribusiness Management, Bachelors in Agricultural Engineering

Possesses experience of over 11 years as a researcher. His research and publications span various topics including institutional design and behaviour in water management, food & agriculture policy, biotechnology in agriculture, rural banking, agricultural and social entrepreneurship, and the impact of development programmes.

Subrata Kumar Biswal

Assistant Professor (Grade-I), In-charge Eastern Regional Office
Ph.D.(Public Administration), PGPPM (Public Policy & Management)

He is an academician and development management professional having more than 12 years of cross functional experience with multilateral and government agencies. He specialises in Public Policy, Strategy and Governance, Inclusive Growth, Rural Development, Rural Banking & Insurance, Sustainable Development Goals, Microfinance & Livelihoods, Entrepreneurship Development & Impact Investment.

Rajeev Sharma

Assistant Professor (Grade-I)
Ph.D. (Industrial Economics)

Dr. Sharma has more than 16 years of experience in academics along with 06 in development sector of industrial clusters/SMEs. Dr. Sharma has publications in reputed journals and he has presented several research papers in national and international conferences.

Mathew John

Assistant Professor (Grade-I)
PhD (Social Sciences), MA (Social Work)

Has over 35 years of experience in the field of Entrepreneurship Development,Livelihood, Research,Training &Development.He has expertise in conceptualising new business opportunities ,Skill Development, Faculty development, Training of Trainers, SHG formation and nurturing, etc.

Umesh Shrivastava

Assistant Professor (Grade-I)
PhD (Management), FPM (Entrepreneurship), PGDBA (Marketing), MSc. (Entrepreneurship), B.E (Electronics)

Dr. Umesh Shrivastava has over 11 years of industrial experience and over five years of teaching experience. He has led a team of skilled technicians related to hydropower projects and switchgear products for Indian Railways.

A. L. N. Prasad

Assistant Professor (Grade-I)
M.B.A, PG Dip PMIR&LW

He Has over 23 years of experience in the field of Entrepreneurship Development and Greenfield project promotion.  He has experience and expertise in opportunity guidance, preparing technically feasible and economically viable project feasibility reports, and organizing entrepreneurship development programmes and evaluation studies.

P N Srivastava

Assistant Professor (Grade-II)
M. Com

Possesses over 28 years of experience in providing training inputs and conducting various entrepreneurship related programmes across sections and sectors of society. His areas of specialization include entrepreneurship, technology based entrepreneurship, cluster development, Business Plan, Skill Development, New Enterprise Creation, Project Report preparation, Capacity Building etc.

Smita Chetia Talukdar

Assistant Professor (Grade-II)
Ph.D. (Biotechnology)

Possesses over 15 years of teaching and research experience in areas such as Tissue Culture, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. An expert in project designing, implementation and monitoring, with experience of handling various livelihood and skill development projects for generating employment and upgrading the skills of youth.

Ishwar Kumar

Assistant Professor (Grade-II)
Ph.D. (Management) M.A. (Criminology), PGDBA (Marketing), PGDHR (Human Rights)

Teaching and research interests include innovation and new product development, brand management, strategic design management, positive deviance and social sciences related to management.

Hari Baabu V

Assistant Professor (Grade-II)
PhD in Computer science and Engineering, M.Tech in Software Engineering, B.E in Computer science and Engineering.

Dr HariPhD in computer science and Engineering with more than 10 years of experience in Academic. Previously he was associated with SRM University as Assistant Professor. His primary research interests are in business analytics, statistics, machine learning, IOT and data-driven decision making.

Raman Jee

Assistant Professor (Grade-II)
Master of Public Systems Management (Energy),
BE (Computer Science)

Raman Jee is a seasoned professional with more than 10 years of work experience. He is currently working with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India as Associate Faculty. He has extensively worked with MSME sector in with focus on Cluster Development.

Sivan Ambattu

Assistant Professor (Grade-II)
PGDRD, MSW

An expert in project management and entrepreneurship, he specialises in strategy formulation, donor management, partnership development and in establishing rural business institutions. His specialisation includes value-chain development, cluster development, youth entrepreneurship, and group & women entrepreneurship. He has published one book, 11 manuals and two reports.

Bishnu Prasad Panda

Assistant Professor (Grade-II)
M.A. (Economics), LLB, MBA (Financial Management), CSWA (TISS)

Possesses over 31 years of experience in Micro-Finance, Micro-Enterprise Promotion, Livelihood and Cluster Development Programmes. Has worked extensively on enhancing the capacities of national-level NGOs, CBOs and BMOs. His areas of specialisations are financial management, cluster development, livelihood promotion and enterprise promotion.

Shibin Mohamed T K

Assistant Professor (Grade-II)
M.E. (Aeronautical), B.Tech (Mechanical)

An academician with 9 years of experience in guiding various technology-based startups across the state of Kerala. Area of Interest includes Techno-Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, Digital Marketing, Business Opportunity Identification, Innovations, and Life Skills Development.

Gopal Kumar Roy

Assistant Professor (Grade-II)
B. Tech (Mechanical Engineering)

An engineer, management consultant, start-up evangelist and a trainer, he holds more than 7 years of work experience in the MSME sector, start-up and incubation. He has provided consulting services in MSME assignments across multiple sectors/subsectors of industrial and traditional clusters like engineering, textiles, leather, fly ash, diamond processing, food processing,

T.A.Nikita

Assistant Professor (Grade-II)
C.A., M.Phil (Commerce)

A teacher in the areas of Accounting, Costing, Management Accounting, Taxation and Finance, she possesses over 17 years of experience in academia and industry. Currently pursuing Ph.D.

Ganapathi Batthini

Librarian
MLISc

A library and information science professional, with close to three decades of experience. His work comprises developing, managing and disseminating information in business management, entrepreneurship, social and engineering sectors. He has authored 30 research papers for conferences and scholarly journals.

Visiting Faculty

Mayank Upadhyay

Distinguished Visiting Faculty
ACWA

Specialises in the areas of finance, management accounting, project planning and strategic management, with extensive experience in development banking, commercial banking, management consulting and NGO management.

J B Patel

Distinguished Visiting Faculty
B.Sc. (Chemistry), B.Sc.(Chemical Technology)

Over three decades of experience in the areas of business opportunity identification, project formulation, project appraisal, counselling and guiding entrepreneurs. Conducted more than 10 international programmes and worked as an expert in a number of developing countries in the above-mentioned fields.

Bhasker Jani

Visiting Faculty
B.E. (Electronics and Communication)

A practitioner with over 37 years of experience in initiating and successfully managing various industries, including manufacturing of mechanical and electro-mechanical components and sub-assemblies, industrial valves, fabrication shop, foundry, etc.

Shailesh Modi

Sr. Visiting Faculty
PGDBA

A practising management consultant with a multi-disciplinary work record. His experience encompasses work on SME sector, social entrepreneurship, energy, hospitality, tourism, textiles, transport and food processing sectors, in addition to the development sector.

Bala Bhaskaran

Sr. Visiting Faculty
Ph.D. (Management), B.Tech. PGDM, CFA

Prof Bala Bhaskaran is a management professional with active interest in teaching and institution building. He has published numerous papers and cases in national and international journals. He is a reviewer for cases for few international journals. He has been conducting workshops on case method of teaching and case writing.

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