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.

Harkesh Mittal

Senior Adviser
B.Sc Dairy Technology, PGDMA

Alumnus of National Dairy Research Institute and IIM Ahmedabad, Shri Harkesh Mittal, Former Adviser & Head, NSTEDB, DST, Govt. of India, has been instrumental in giving a new vibrancy to promoting innovation and entrepreneurial acumen among a wide section of Indian entrepreneurs ranging from grass-roots industries to high-end deep-tech enterprises for nearly four decades.

Raman Gujral

Professor & Director- Dept. of Projects- Corporate & Regional Director- Southern Regional Office
Ph.D. (Commerce)

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.

Satya Ranjan Acharya

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

An academician in the areas of Entrepreneurship Education, Dr Satya Ranjan Acharya holds expertise in training budding entrepreneurs as well as grooming developed entrepreneurs.

Amit Kumar Dwivedi

Associate Professor and In-Charge-Dept.of Projects (Government) & Northern Regional Office
M.Com, PhD (Commerce)

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

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

Associate Professor and In-Charge-Western Regional Office
Ph.D. (Sociology), M.A. (Sociology), LL.M. (Labour Law), B.Sc. (Chem), PGD PPT, PGD BM, PGD RD.

Dr. Prakash Solanki specialises in conducting programmes for New Enterprise Creation and Capacity Building of development organisations and holds 22 years of experience in the field of entrepreneurship development through implementation of different Entrepreneurship Development activity models.

Rajesh Gupta

Assistant Professor
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 & Coordinator - Dept. of Policy Advocacy, Knowledge & Research
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
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, 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 & Coordinator - Dept. of Business Development Services & National Outreach
Ph.D. (Industrial Economics)

Dr. Sharma is Ph.D. in Industrial Economics from Panjab University, Chandigarh. With more than 10 years’ experience in academics along with 6 years in the development sector of industrial clusters/SMEs, he has also worked as a faculty member at ICFAI Business School, Indore & Hyderabad.

Prashant Saxena

Ph.D Management

25 years of work experience in Corporate HR, Management Teaching and Corporate Consulting with prestigious organizations like ICFAI Business School, Amity Global Business School, NIIT, Amtech India, Astral Ltd etc.

Shree Kant Kumar


He has more than 15 years of work experience with organisations in the corporate sector and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs).

A. L. N. Prasad

Assistant Professor

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.

Anjani K Singh

Ph.D. (Social Entrepreneurship)

A noted academician, he has held positions at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow and Amity Business School, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Noida. Dr. Singh has also led international assignments. He has published more than 30 research papers in reputable journals both nationally and internationally.

Samit Kumar

BSc (Agriculture); MBA (Agribusiness Management)

Mr. Samit Kumar has over 16 years of work experience with companies like Monsanto, NCDEX, Mahindra & Mahindra and IRRI. Mr. Kumar has successfully led teams and projects related to farmer empowerment, technology commercialization, business incubation, entrepreneurship and others.

P N Srivastava

Assistant Professor
M. Com

Over 29 years’ experience in providing training inputs and conducting various entrepreneurship related programs across sections and sectors of society.

Raman Jee

Assistant Professor
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

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.

Lalit Arora

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Finance); MBA (Finance)

Dr. Arora possesses over 18 years of experience as an industry professional and an academician. He has handled prestigious industry as well as research & teaching assignments. He has been associated with the State Bank of India, Lovely Professional University, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and HDFC Bank in various capacities.

Abdul Razak

Associate Faculty
Post Doc (Entrepreneurship), Ph.D. (Management) MBA (Finance), PGDIPR, PGDTIL, PGDCL, UGC-NET (2 Times), AP-SET, BBM

Dr. Abdul Razak has over 12 years for experience in the industry and academia. While he has worked as a Management Consultant, he has also served as a faculty member in various notable universities like Vellore Institute of Technology, SR University and Central University of Karnataka.

Nimita Pandey

Associate Faculty
Postdoc – STI Policy, PhD – Science Policy, MPhil – Science Policy, MBA – Marketing, B.A. – Economics Honours

Dr. Nimita Pandey has around 6 years of rich experience in teaching and policy research. She has been associated with several prestigious organizations in different capacities

Ananthavalli Ramesh

Associate Faculty
Ph. D., (Technology Management), M.S. (by Research) (IITM), B.E., (NITT).

Dr. Ananthavalli Ramesh is an alumnus of NITT (B.E.,) and IITM (M.S., and Ph.D.,) with 15 years of experience in industry and teaching. She has interdisciplinary domain expertise from engineering design, new product development, healthcare research to technology management.

Bishnu Prasad Panda

Assistant Professor
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.

Gopal Kumar Roy

Assistant Professor
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,


Assistant Professor
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.

Raghvendra Kumar Singh

Assistant Faculty
Ph. D in Management

Possesses 19 years of expertise in conducting Entrepreneurship Development Programmes and Achievement Motivation Training. Mr. Singh has proficiency in varied aspects of marketing and is an adept researcher.

Rinku Das

Assistant Faculty
Ph.D in Management from NIT Silchar

Dr. Das is a seasoned professional with more than 8 years of project management and implementation experience.

Zahoor Ahmad Paray

Assistant Faculty
Fellowship Programme in Management, M. Phil. (Economics)

An academic and researcher with eight years of experience, Dr. Paray’s areas of specialization include development economics, entrepreneurship development, entrepreneurship finance, venture growth, and entrepreneurial marketing.

Bhaskar Jyoti Saud

Assistant Professor
PhD (Zoology), MPhil (Zoology), M.Sc. PG Diploma in Computer Application, Certificate course in GIS Application (ArcGIS 9.3)

A research and consulting professional with over 19 years of experience in Livelihood & Cluster development and Research sectors.

Ganapathi Batthini

Senior Librarian

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

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

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.

P. G. Makhija

Senior Visiting Faculty
PhD (Entrepreneurship), M.Com., LL.B. A.C.S.

Dr. Makhija has industry experience of over 40 years, including 18 years in the top-management level as CEO of Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Ltd and Executive Director of Gujarat Ambuja Exports Ltd. Has worked across diverse industries, including textiles, edible oils, industrial automation, pharmaceuticals, engineering plastics and banking.