Gopal Kumar Roy

Assistant Professor (Grade-I)




B. Tech (Mechanical Engineering)

Areas of Specialization

  • MSME Development,
  • Cluster Development
  • Project Management
  • Start-Ups & Incubation,
  • Training and Guidance
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Lean Management
  • and Institutions

Gopal Kumar Roy

Assistant Professor (Grade-II)

Projects :

  • Industrial MSME Cluster Development under MSE-CDP, DC(MSME), M/o MSME, Govt. of India 
  • Traditional Cluster Development under SFURTI, DC(MSME), M/o MSME, Govt. of India
  • ‘Handmade in India’ cluster project at Surendranagar, Gujarat
  • ESDP and Digital MSME for clusters under CLCS-TUS, DC(MSME), M/o MSME, Govt. of India
  • Online Capacity Building and Offline EDP Programmes, National SC-ST Hub, M/o MSME, Govt. of India
  • Lean implementation in clusters under LMCS, National Productivity Council
  • Digital Financial Literacy Programme for clusters under PSIG, SIDBI
  • Physical Verification of PMEGP Units in Odisha for 2011-12 & 12-13, KVIC
  • Certificate programme on “Business Plan Preparation and Appraisal” supported by SIDBI, 2016
  • Certificate Course in Project Management, 2017

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, packaging, coir and handicrafts. He has successful track record of leading multiple cluster development programs and initiatives working across positions as team leader and facilitator, advisor and assisting projects for clients like Directorate of Industries, Govt. of Odisha, National Productivity Council, SIDBI, MSME-DIs, KVIC, Coir Board, DC(MSME), M/o MSME, DC(Handlooms), M/o Textiles, Govt. of India among others. He has conducted training and capacity building programs for policy stakeholders, cluster development practitioners, Industry Associations/ BMOs and MSMEs in the area of cluster development, business-plan preparation, action plan formulation, execution and project management, result based management systems, monitoring and evaluation etc. He has hands on experience of working in the area of productivity, technology transfer, BDS development, skill & entrepreneurship development and value chain analysis in MSME sector.

He has also worked extensively in promoting growth and competitiveness among MSMEs through introduction of ICT and Digitalisation. He has also mentored and guided many start-ups in ideation techniques, design thinking process, development of business models, pivoting of businesses. He has also contributed in development of state level policies on start-ups and incubators.

Conferences/Seminars attended:

-‘Innovation Ambassador Certificate’ by MoE’s Innovation Cell and AICTE 2021

-Completed ‘Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification’ under MSME-TDC (Agra)2021

-Completed course on ‘Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Development’ under MSME-TDC (Agra) 2020

-Trained on ‘SIYB’ module by ILO

- Taken sessions during ‘FDP in Entrepreneurship’ organized by EDII and supported by DST, GoI

- Coordinated 5-day ‘Certificate course in Project Management’ orgnaised by EDII and KIIT University

- Coordinated 3-day ‘EDP on Business Plan Preparation and Appraisal’ organized by EDII and SIDBI

- Coordinated a Round Table meet of Cashew processing clusters with WTC, IDBI Bank, exporters etc

- Attended 3 day Training programme on Cluster Implementation organized by FMC, NewDelhi

- Attended a Workshop on ‘Management & Art of Patenting in ICT & Embedded System: ‘An appropriate route for commercialization’ organized by DietY, M/o Communication & IT, GoI

- Attended Portlore 2014 – An event on Port, Logistics & Resources by Paradeep Port Trust and Tefla’s

- Attended the DST- Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme by DST, GoI and FICCI 2014

- Coordinated as ambassador of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award 2013 given by IIM-A

-Led a project on ‘Waste Management and Energy Efficiency’ 2011

-Attended a 3-days seminar at IIT- MADRAS on Energy Auditing


  • Founding Member of Global Links Impact Investment Forum (GLIIF)
  • Invitee Member of MSME Guide
  • Founding Member of Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES) Odisha