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More than two decades of experience in the field of Entrepreneurship. Worked for co-ordination and management of field projects in sectoral areas of entrepreneurship development. Developed curriculum, modules and structures for various entrepreneurship development activities. Expertise in conceptualizing and successful implementation of VTE programme. Specialises in areas such as; business opportunity identification and guidance, project report preparation, and entrepreneurship. He has also been involved in planning and conducting need & impact assessment study for different organizations.
|G. S. Gupta|
Ph. D. (Economics)
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Possesses over 40 years of experience in teaching, research and consulting. Was Professor (and Chair Professor) at IIM Ahmedabad, Illiniois State University and University Sains Malaysia, and Dean at Nirma University. Has authored / co-authored six books, published around 70 articles in national and international journals and guided / co-guided 27 doctoral dissertations. In addition to being on the Boards of several prestigious educational institutions and Editorial Boards of several journals, Prof. Gupta is Independent Director, Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. His areas of specialisation include economic theory and policy, econometrics and international banking and finance.
A business management professional, has worked extensively at the grassroots level promoting range of income generating activities. Having specialization in promoting micro enter-prises in rural areas, Mr. Gupta has considerable experience in micro enterprises promotion and cluster development projects, particularly handloom and handicrafts clusters. Prior to EDI, he has worked with National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and Seva Mandir, Udaipur (Rajasthan).
A practitioner with 31 years of experience in initiating and successfully managing various types of industries, like; manufacturing of mechanical and electromechanical components and sub assemblies, industrial valves, fabrication shop, foundry etc. Also involved in mentoring potential and existing entrepreneurs. Holds position as Director, M/s. Odhav Estate Infrastructure Development Ltd.
M.Sc., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Possesses 12 years of experience in teaching and training Research Psychology and Philosophy. Has more than 20 books to his credit. Has presented more than 15 research papers in national and international conferences. A member of the inspection team of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), a life time member of All India Association for Educational Research (AIAER) and Resource Person at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Gujarat Technical University (GTU). His areas of interest include Research Methodology, Management, Teaching Methodology and Psychology.
Ph.D. (Marketing Management)
Has over 15 years of cross-functional and cross-cultural experience in industry and academics. He is an Accredited Management Teacher (AMT), certified by All India Management Association (AIMA), member of Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK and Member of AIMA. He has published several articles, papers and book reviews in leading management journals. He has contributed management cases to European Case Clearing House (ECCH). He is trained in ‘Case Method of Teaching’ by Prof. Kamran Kashani, Professor of Marketing, IMD, Switzerland.
M.com, LL.B., ACS
A practicing Management Counselor & Mentor. Has industry experience of more than 35 years including 18 years in Top Management as CEO of Bombay Dyeing & Mfg. Co. Ltd. and Executive Director of Gujarat Ambuja Exports Ltd. Worked in diverse industries like textiles, edible oils, industrial automation, pharmaceuticals, engineering plastics and banking. Mentors young generation in business families and advises small & medium enterprises on Consolidation & Growth Strategies.
PGDBM (International Business)
Fellowship (Social Enterprise)
Involved in consultancy & research assignments at national and international levels towards Sustainable Livelihood Solutions for Pro-Poor and person with Different Abilities. Undertaken project assignments in the area of Livestock & Gender Intervention Livelihood Program in India- Project of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Livelihood scope for Disability Program- Project of VSO (UK) / British Council at Indonesia.
Engaged in study of Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation-Rural Entrepreneurship Livelihood Models, engaged in study linked to sustainable social enterprises, local ownership, access to mainstream market & finance, potential growth strategies and impact evaluation.
A Business Management Expert, specialising in the areas of Business Planning, Financial Management, and Financial & Cost Accounting with 21 years of experience in Government and Private Sector. He has been working with Existing Entrepreneurs for Growth & Performance Improvement; training bankers and investment promotion officers in the area of investment promotion, project preparation and appraisal. He has worked in many industrial and artisan clusters across India. He has worked with UNIDO, UNDP, ILO, European Commission and many other bilateral and multilateral agencies in over 25 countries. He works actively with a few companies and non-government organisations by being on their Board.
Heads the Centre of Micro Enterprise, Micro Finance and Sustainable Livelihood and has 20 years of experience in the area of rural development, promotion of micro enterprises, conceptualizing, implementing and Providing hand-holding and mentoring support to informal/unorganized enterprises viz; handloom, handicraft and village industries clusters. He has also been engaged in coordinating the Two Year Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Management – Development Studies. Action research, evaluation studies; strategy formulations; market potential study; value chain; agri-business, institutional innovations for informal sector and business development services for micro enterprises; social entrepreneurship are some of the spheres of his expertise.