Roshan has helped create or manage several Ashoka programs since 2003, both in India and globally. The most recent are the Ashoka Peace (launching entrepreneurs in conflict zones) and Ashoka Globalizer (helping social entrepreneurs accelerate their impact globally) initiatives. He has degrees from Davidson College and Harvard Kennedy School, and his writing on social innovation has been published in a range of academic journals, magazines and websites, as well as in the recent anthology “Dream of a Nation”. Roshan is also founder of The Amani Institute, which is building a new model in higher education for those interested in social change careers.
Ashok K. Jain
A former Director, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, (a deemed university under MHRD, New Delhi) from May 2003 to March 2005, he has been a post
doctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan, and visiting Scholar / Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and McGill University, Montreal, and Nepal
Engineering College, Kathmandu. He has authored four text books on structures and computers, and published over 120 papers in reputed national and international journals
and conferences. He has developed many software on analysis and design of structures. He has over 30 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy.
Dr. Avdhesh S. Jha an Associate faculty at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and Chief Editor for a journal Voice of Research is a doctorate in Education and a Post
Graduate in Mathematics & Education. With 11 years experience of training the teachers at Graduation and Post-Graduation, he has a list of books published with national and
international publishers in addition to the number of papers presented at the National and the International Seminars. With multi-language understanding ability, interest in psychology
and research methodology, and having Ph.D. scholars under his guidance, he accredits to himself to prepare, design and introduce several new subjects in the curriculum of
Gujarat University in addition to be a member of curriculum framework committee of CalorxUniversity.
Dr. Chaitanya Vyas is Ph.D. and MBA with Marketing major. Dr. Vyas has
seven years’ teaching and research experience in marketing area. He has presented research papers in national and international
conferences and seminars; and published research papers in national and international journals with a book published by an international
publisher from Germany. He has reviewed research paper for International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management. Dr.
Vyas has won prize for paper presentation at BITS Pilani.
M.Tech in Electronics and Communication by qualification, Divya Rajput is an Alumni of Delhi University, Banasthali Vidyapeeth and IIM Ahmedabad. She is UGC-NET qualified
and has taught at 3 Engineering colleges and managed operations and finances for Delhi Business School. She has worked with IIT Delhi on a research project and opted for teaching
profession as a passionate trainer and mentor to transform learning abilities of students. She has more than 11 years experience in education sector and is recipient of “Youth Excellence
Award in Academics” from Russian Cultural Cell and “Women Super achiever Award” from
CMO Council Asia.
She is a Stanford (USA)-IIM-B-NEN qualified "Entrepreneurship Educator" and a London Business
School-GoldMan Sach-NEN qualified "Entrepreneur Mentor".
Haseena has mentored several start-ups and established entrepreneurs. She has been twice the judge of Asia's biggest B-plan competition IIT-B "Eureka" and judged the B-plan competition of IIT-
K and Sydenham Management Institute. She has conducted entrepreneurship case study workshop at S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research and an “Idea Generation and Opportunity
Evaluation” workshop at J.Bajaj Institute of Management, D.Y. Patil Institute of Management, and Sardar Patel Institute of Engineering and has been an entrepreneurship educator faculty at the
I.E.S.Institute of Research -Bandra.
Pradip K Chande
He was Corporate Head at Mahindra British Telecom Limited, Pune, (now Tech-mahindra) where he was responsible for the development of Mahindra Institute of Software Engineering & Management in collaboration with the CMU, US for PG Programs in Information Security, Software Engineering , Management Development Programs for Industries, pursued proposal to establish a De-Novo University and MDPs for industries.
He was the Founding Director & Professor of IT at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (A Deemed University), Bhopal for two years , and was also Director-in-charge of MP Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Park, Bhopal. During this tenure He have successfully transformed the REC into a deemed university
Dr. Sarkar is in the field of teaching, training, consulting and research for the past 11 years, in the areas of Economics and Strategy. His core areas are: Microeconomics, Game Theory (with
applications in Economics and Business Strategy), Industrial Organization Theory, Auction Designing, Contract Designing and Economics of Network Industries. His doctoral thesis is “On
Some Aspects of Imperfect Competition: Network Externality and Other Issues.” It deals with the strategic behaviour of firms, in an oligopolistic set up, in presence of network externality.
He started his career as an Assistant Professor at IIM Kozhikode. Before moving to XLRI, Jamshedpur, Dr. Sarkar was in the faculty of IIT Kanpur. Dr. Sarkar also taught at IIM Indore as
a visiting faculty.
Dr. Sarkar conducted several sessions for various management development programs and other training programs at XLRI and IIM Kozhikode for different companies including HAL,
Ordinance Factory, GE Caps, L&T, Mahindra and Mahindra, BHEL etc.
For the past 25 years Anjan has been a teacher,consultant,trainer and writer on a wide range
of topics related to management and entrepreneurship. His recent book "Managing New Ventures--Cases and concepts on entrepreneurship", based on 5 years of research at IIM Calcutta, has become extremely popular
among prospective entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship students. Anjan has published over 100 articles in leading journals,newspapers and magazines on
marketing , leadership , strategy , technology and entrepreneurship.
He received the "Best Teacher in Marketing Management" award in 2010 from Dewang
Mehta Business School Awards.As a part of the NEN team he was instrumental in starting
the Foundation Programme for Entrepreneurship Faculty, which has now been conducted in
over 500 colleges across the country.
Anjan has worked with senior executives and CEO's of leading Indian and International
organisations on behalf of his consulting organisation ,Business Horizons Pvt Ltd which has
been a leader in B2B research,Customer Satisfaction studies and New Venture strategy.
Anjan holds a Bachelor degree in engineering from IIT Kharagpur with post-graduation in
management from IIM Calcutta.
Dr Kumar obtained his Ph.D jointly from IIT Roorkee, and the Institute of Genomics and
Integrative Biology, Delhi. He has postdoctoral research experience from institutes in
Sweden and Japan. He was a faculty at Lund University, Sweden, prior to his joining the
BSBE department in August, 2004 as an Associate Professor.
Dr. R. P. Maheshwari was born in India in 1960. He received B. E. degree in Electrical Engineering and
M. Sc. (Engineering) degree in Instrumentation from Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh, India
in 1982 and 1985 respectively and Ph. D. degree from Electrical Engineering Department, University of Roorkee (currently IIT Roorkee) in 1996. He is currently working as Professor in Department of
Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. His fields of interest are wavelets, neural network, optimization techniques, content based image retrieval, digital instrumentation, digital protective relays and digital signal processing. He has published more than 129 research papers in international and national journals and conferences. He has also authored one book on Switch Gear and Protection published from Oxford University Press. He is life members of Institution of Engineers (India) and Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India) and member of IEEE (USA).
Dr. Sheetal Mundra received her Post Graduation degree in Economics from MDS University, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. Her Ph. D. research is on “Women
Development: Economic Status of Women and Caste”. She has worked as Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) in institute of Technology and Management from 2006 to
2009. Presently, she is working as Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) in School of Management in ITM University from 2010. Her area of Interest is Micro Economics, Macro
Economics, Entrepreneurship and Women Studies. She teaches Managerial Economics, Entrepreneurship and General Management to Engineering and Management students
both at graduate and post graduate level. She has also published various research articles in International and National Journals. She is member of NEN (National Entrepreneurship
Network). She is also the initiator and faculty coordinator of E-Cell of ITM University
Professor at Information Management & Chairperson, IBM - SPJIMR SSME Centre
S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai
Chairman of Western India Chapter of Technology and Management Council (IEEE)
•SMU, USA (PhD in Computer Science)
UT Arlington, USA (MS in Computer Science and Engineering)
PMI, USA (Certified Project Management Professional)
VJTI, Bombay University (BE Honors)
BSc (Phy), Kerala; M.Stat (SQC&OR), Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
Fellow, Indian Institute of
He has worked with Tata Consultancy Services, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar, Goa
Institute of Management and the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode before joining XLRI in
He teaches courses in Corporate Finance, Investments, Project Appraisal, Financial Market
Architecture and Derivatives and Risk Management. He has also been involved in educational
administration as Placement Coordinator at XIMB and GIM and as Chairman-PGP at IIMK
Involved in research in HRM practices and business strategies, cross cultural aspects, studies in fruit
and agro processing industries, TBI in India, potential survey, labour market survey for ILO, training
of trainers & teachers. Engaged in the field of Entrepreneurship Development for last 27 years and
has experience in working with many international organisations like UNIDO, UNDP, IFAD, SNV,
UNODC, ILO, EC, IICCI etc. A Regional Facilitator of ILO for Entrepreneurship Education and a Master
Trainer for KAB. Presently, Advisor at the Myanmar India Entrepreneurship Development Centre
(MIEDC), Yangon, Myanmar.
A business management specialist with 38 years of experience in consultancy and industry in
the areas of project formulation and appraisal, project planning and enterprise establishment,
and management. Has been Managing Director of Gujarat Industrial & Technical Consultancy
Organisation Ltd. and Member of the Governing Council of CDC, Ministry of S&T, GoI. Also worked as
President for 6 years in Chemicals and Pharmaceutical Companies. He is on Experts' panel of UNIDO,
UNDP & EXIM Bank of India. Specialises in plastic industry and has exposure in chemical and pharma
Dr. Naresh Singh did B.A. (Honours), M.A., M. Phil. and Ph. D. in Sociology. He also holds
Degree of M.B.A. (Finance). He has more than two decades of teaching, research, training,
consulting and project management experience. His main areas of interest and expertise are
Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Environment, Public Policy Management,
NGO Sector Management and Microfinance Sector Management. He has worked with reputed
management / sectoral institutions like; Institute of Health Management Research Jaipur
(Research Officer), Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Mumbai (Associate
Professor) and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India Ahmedabad (Professor). He
has developed PGDM and MBA Programs in Sanghvi and Chameli Devi Group of Institutions
in Indore (Director).
Dr. Radhika Meenakshi’s area of research interest is Building Cost efficiencies in MSME
sector with Change Management. Besides facilitating academic knowledge , she is also a
resource person / Co-Trainer in various management development programs and training
modules for many reputed PSUs, defense personnel and faculty improvement programs
organized by the universities. She is currently also one of the resource trainers for NEN led
FDPs across the country and TATA-NEN startups –First Dot. She is also a certified Mentor
by NEN- GS Training and is mentoring a couple of startups. She is also a mentor in BYST –
Hyderabad chapter. She has also been a resource person for various Entrepreneurial Summits in
reputed academic national institutions across India and has also handled training modules for
two international delegations .
Prof. Arya Kumar, is a Dean Students Welfare Division and Chief Entrepreneurship
Development & IPR Unit and at BITS, Pilani. He is also coordinating the activities of
Technology Business Incubator at BITS, Pilani. He has been steering the activities of Center
for Entrepreneurial Leadership at BITS Pilani for the past more than 8 years.
His basic interests lie in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Values in Management
and Financial Management. He has co-authored three books in the area of General
Management, Ethics in Management, and Grassroots Entrepreneurship. He has
contributed many research articles in National Journals and Economic Dailies in the
area of entrepreneurship, management and economics. He has successfully completed
Entrepreneurship Educators Course organized by STVP, Stanford University, IIM
Bangalore and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and IIM, Bangalore, as also 10000
Women: Tools for Growing Your Business organised by Goldman Sachs in partnership with
London Business School and National Entrepreneurship Network. He is a member of the National
Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) India Faculty Advisory Board. He is actively involved
in promotion of entrepreneurship development programmes
M S Rao
Prof M S Rao has a B E from NIT,Bhopal and a PGDBA from I I M A. He has over 25
years of industry experience, the last tenure being CEO of a multi-national telecom services
He has been an academician since year 2000 at SPJIMR, first as a Marketing Professor and
later as Professor in Entrepreneurship. Prof Rao set up the Center for Entrepreneurship at
SPJIMR and is the Chairperson.
Prof Rao has designed several courses in Venture Creation and Growth for different
segments - for TePP innovators in Phase 2, aspiring entrepreneurs, MBA students
distributors of multi-national companies and growth stage entrpreneurs. Over 50 participants
from his programs have become entrepreneurs by now.
Prof Rao is currently involved in Harsh Mariwala's ASCENT Foundation for growth
Possesses about 13 years of teaching experience in Management Information Processing,
Computer Applications, Programming, Quantitative Methods and Research Methods. Has
a working experience with IIM-A as Academic Associate in Production and Quantitative
Methods area. Also worked with ICFAI National College for more than 3 years as a Faculty.
Developed several Software applications to support decision system in academic institutions.
Submitted a thesis in the area of Decision Making in SMEs and Business Intelligence Tools.
Prof. Kripa Shankar
Kripa Shanker, Former Deputy Director, IIT Knapur is Gold Medalist for standing first in B.Sc. Mechanical Engg. from Banaras Hindu University. He obtained his M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, USA.
His main areas of teaching and research include production/operations management, supply chain management, quantitative and statistical decision models, computer integrated/flexible manufacturing systems, cellular manufacturing, and simulation.
He joined IIT Kanpur as a faculty member in the Industrial and Management Engineering Department in 1978 where he has been serving as a Professor since 1987. He had been a visiting Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok from 1982-84, and again from 1998-2000. He has also taught at Cornell, USA; Hanoi, Vietnam and Babol, Iran.
He has been the Deputy Director of IIT Kanpur for the two consecutive terms (2002-08) prior to joining UPTU as its Vice-Chancellor.
Dr. Anoop Singh
Anoop Singh is Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India). His areas of interest include infrastructure regulation & policy, power sector regulation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy economics, climate change, project financing and cross-border energy cooperation. He has a number of research papers and three books to his credit. He has undertaken research/consultancy for World Bank, UNCTAD, UNU/IAS, AIT, University of Cambridge and Planning Commission. He was Member, WG on Power for 11th as well as 12th Five-Year Plan, and Member, Working Group on Bulk Energy Transport of the National Transport Development Policy Committee (NTDPC), Planning Commission. He is also Member, Advisory Committee for Capacity Building of Distribution Personnel under R-APDRP, Ministry of Power, Member, Research Advisory Committee of Council of Power Utilities, New Delhi, and Member, Study Group for System Loading Charges, and State Advisory Committee of Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission. He is recipient of researcher fellowships from Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), UNU/IAS and DAAD. He received the Best Business Model Award at the ACEF 2010. He has three books and numerous publications to his credit. He contributes regulatory and policy submissions with reference to formulation of regulations and policies, especially for the power sector
A Certified NEN-GS “Faculty Scholar” by The National Entrepreneurship Networking (NEN) in association with Goldman-Sachs and London School of Business. (August 2011).
An “Entrepreneur Educator” certified by National Entrepreneurship Networking (NEN), Stanford Ventures Entrepreneurship Programme (STVP) and Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore (IIM-B) dated August 2010.
Designed Entrepreneurship Development syllabus for Undergraduate course Home science, Interior Design & management, Nutrition and Dietetics.
IDM Course was conceptualized and created syllabus for full fledged three year degree course (first time under Bangalore University). (2006-2007).
Prof. Sonu Goyal
Dr. Sonu Goyal is a Professor of Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship at International Management Institute, New Delhi, India. She is a doctorate from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. As part of her doctoral research she studied the strategies adopted by the Indian IT services companies and their business model. She is currently the Area Chairperson for Strategy and General Management. Her research and teaching interests are in the field of Industry and Competitive Dynamics, Managing Innovations, Entrepreneurship, CSR, Managing Change and Behavioral Context of firms. She has chaired an International Conference on ‘Green Competitiveness for Sustainable Development’ in collaboration with George Mason University, USA and Monash University, Australia. She has also edited a book on ‘Green Business’. She has conducted many in-company management development programs for state Owned enterprises such as ONGC, NHPC, DOT, CSIR, Power Forum, Engineers India ltd. IOCL as well as private firms such as CSC India, Moser Baer and Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. She holds open management development programs on subjects such as Managing Innovation, Creativity and Problem Solving, Strategic Thinking, Execution Skills and Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership, Managing for Global Competitiveness, Knowledge Management and Change Management for executives at all levels.
Dr Mathai B. Fenn
Is a combination of a Psychologist (he has a Ph.D. from IIT Bombay) and Management Faculty (he has taught at XLRI Jamshedpur, American University of Armenia, IIT Gandhinagar, IIM Kozhikode and several institutes in India and Abroad) and an Entrepreneur (he runs his own firm called the Talk Shop ). He served for several years as a mentor of the IIT Bombay e-cell. One of the teams he mentored in Yerevan, Armenia won the 2nd prize in the Armenian Business Plan Competition.
His interest is not limited to narrow academic silos. His Ph.D. Spans the disciplines of Psychology and Philosophy. He has taught courses in Organizational Behaviour, Leadership, Management of Relationships, Business Ethics, Marketing, Advertising and Consumer Behaviour apart from teaching Psychology at IIT Gandhinagar.
Dr. Fenn believes that entrepreneurship is like Treasure Hunting. Its not about finding treasure, but the reward is in the hunt. The creative mind and the entrepreneurial mind have much in common. An entrepreneur is one who spots opportunity all around. It requires a sense of adventure and fun. He has been advising entrepreneurs since 1996 and enjoys the process of challenging people to grow. He strongly believes becoming an entrepreneur is nothing short of a change of heart. His advice to those who want to get rich as quickly and as easily as possible. Stay in that JOB!