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|Dinesh N. Awasthi|
Dr. Dinesh Awasthi is an Economist with vast experience in entrepreneurship education, research and training. He has worked extensively on policy issues related to SMEs with several multilateral agencies like ILO, UNIDO, UNDP. As a consultant, he has worked on several international assignments. He is widely published with 6 books, 62 papers and 27 reports. His areas of interest are: policy research, cluster development, sub-sector analysis, social entrepreneurship, rural entrepreneurship and NGOs. Dr. Awasthi is a Member of Apex Committees and Core Group of Ministries of MSME, Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation, and Department of Science & Technology.
|Satya Ranjan Acharya|
MSc. (Agri), MFC,
A business management professional with more than 16 years of teaching and consultancy experience in the areas of financial management, idea generation and business plan formulation. Trained in entrepreneurship teaching at Stanford Technology Venture Programmes and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Worked as Research Fellow with Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Developed cases on Innovative Entrepreneurs of Gujarat.
M.L.I.Sc., NET Qualified
A Library and Information Science Professional, heading EDI’s modern library and information centre. He has 23 years of experience in developing, managing and disseminating information in business management, entrepreneurship, social and engineering sectors. He is the Associate Editor of the Conference Proceedings of Tenth Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship Volume I & II published by Bookwell, New Delhi in 2013. He has authored thirteen research papers for conferences and scholarly journals. He earned M.L.I.Sc. from Annamalai University and has been awarded Gujarat State Level Eligibility Test for Lectureship. He is the Coordinator of the Biennial Conferences and EDI Alumni Association.
B.E. (Civil), M.A. (Sociology)
Has 20 years of experience in the field of Entrepreneurship Development. Worked for two years in the area of rehabilitation of Adolescents engaged in hazardous occupation. Involved in promotion of cultivation and processing of medicinal and aromatic plants through training and counselling for around 7 years. Besides other EDI activities, he works as Cluster Development Executive for Chanderi / Gwalior handlooms cluster.
|Deepak Kumar Behera|
Has worked at Perspective Planning Division (PPD), Planning Commission, as a Consultant. Got his Ph.D. degree in the area of Labour and Employment Problems in India from University of Hyderabad. Participated in several conferences, seminars and workshops related to employment issues and has published five research papers in different scholarly journals. His areas of interest are; Micro Economics, Development Economics specifically Labour and Employment and Quantitative Techniques.
Specialises in Social Psychology, Organisational Behaviour and Research Methods. Trained in conceptualising and developing measurement tools for Social Science Research. Has published 4 papers and a book on ‘Dehumanization of Urban and Rural Poor’. Associated with more than twenty national as well as international research projects. He is also a National Team Member of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), India. Core competency in Psychometric Assessment Administration and Reporting.
Ph.D. Management (IT)
Possesses about 14 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.
More than 3 decades of experience in the field of Entrepreneurship Development at national as well as international levels. An experienced Business Counsellor, specializes in training of trainers and existing entrepreneurs for their growth. His academic interest lies in teaching 'Family Business Management', 'Intrapreneurship', Social Entrepreneurship & CSR Development. Also provides capacity building support to NGOs and is involved in developing Social Enterprises. Currently, he is looking after the 'Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and CSR' at EDI.
|Amit Kumar Dwivedi|
Ph.D., University of Lucknow
Has worked at Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A) Ahmadabad and Amity University Rajasthan. Associated with reputed national and international journals as Editor and reviewer. He published 35 research papers and a book on ‘Women in Agriculture’. He also edited two books on ‘Rural Entrepreneurship in Liberalised Era’ and ‘Rural Development in Post Colonial Era’. Dr. Dwivedi has presented several research papers in national and international conferences and also written few teaching cases. Currently he is a National Team Member of Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA), U.S.A. His area of research is rural entrepreneurship & development, costing and benchmarking of micro-small and medium scale enterprises and efficiency measurement of microfinance institutions in India.
M.B.A. (Gold Medalist);
Possesses around 28 years of industry experience with top of the line organizations like; Tata Steel (Jamshedpur), Maruti Udyog Ltd. (Gurgaon), Apollo Tyres Ltd. (Gurgaon), Coats Viyella India Ltd. (Ambasamudram), Arvind Mills Ltd. (Ahmedabad) and Ashima Ltd., (Ahmedabad). He has also been actively engaged in academia as visiting faculty in Management Institutes in Ahmedabad. His areas of interest include; Production & Operations, Supply Chain Management, Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence, IT and MIS and ERP Implementations.