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

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

Associate Senior Faculty
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 (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.

Sanjay Kumar Mangla

MA (Economics) MPhil, PhD, UGC-NET

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Mangla possesses 13 years of expertise in academia and policy research in economics, international trade and public policy.

Vishal Parashar

Bachelor of Science (H), LNMU
Master in Management Studies, MNNIT, Allahabad

Mr. Vishal Parashar is an experienced management consultant with wide array of experience in Infrastructure, Housing, Smart City, Urban Development, Skill, Education, Health & other Social infrastructure Development with diverse experience in delivering responsibilities across the hemisphere of Programme and Project life-cycle.

Shiv Kishor Acharya

B. E. Mechanical

Mr. Acharya started his career as an industrial consultant until joining the cement industry as a plant engineer. He joined the discipline of Entrepreneurship as a Sr. Faculty at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Madhya Pradesh (CEDMAP).

Prashant Saxena

BSc (Chem)

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

Entrepreneurship Expert

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 (Grade-I)

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

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

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)

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,


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.

Raghvendra Kumar Singh

Assistant Faculty

Phd Thesis Submitted (PGDM-Marketing and International Relation)

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.

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.

D M Parikh

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Parikh possesses Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical with distinction and M. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (KGP) in Industrial Management. Has extensive experience in project assessment; financing & monitoring as well as entrepreneurship development; facilitation & mentoring. His research works have probed Development of Financial Intermediation on Account of Economic Development for the Post Liberalization Era through Multivariate Relationships.

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.