Social Responsibility

Two days training programme is being organized by BIMTECH for the CSR personnel of JK Organisations on 15-16th March 2019.

A two days training programme is being organized by BIMTECH for the CSR personnel of JK Organisations on 15-16th March 2019. The objective of the programme is to make CSR interventions effective and in alignment with the expressed needs of the community. 24 participants are  representing various JK Organisations including JK Paper Mills, JK Tyre and Industries Limited, JK Lakshmi Cement, JK Fenner Limited, Umang Dairies Limited and SPARSH

Workshop on "Corporate Social Responsibility for Agricultural Development"

A two-day workshop on “Corporate Social Responsibility for Agricultural Development” was organised jointly by BIMTECH and National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (an organisation of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India) on 19-20th November 2018 at MANAGE Campus, Hyderabad.

During the first session, Prof. N. N. Sharma, Chairperson, Centre for Sustainability and CSR, BIMTECH, provided insight to participants on the regulatory framework of CSR and emerging trends with special reference to CSR spending in agriculture. Major participating organizations include Reliance Foundation, ONGC Foundation, TATA Trusts, JSW Foundation, NABARD, DS Groups, Dr Reddy’s Foundation, Odisha Power Generation Corporation Ltd., ICRISAT, Agriculture Skill Council of India.

5th National CSR Summit organized by BIMTECH and NHRDN on 24th August, 2018 at Mumbai

The 5th National CSR Summit was attended by more than 150 participants. About 20 CSR Heads of Companies were present during this event. Awards were also given to the prominent companies and NGOs who have excelled in CSR domain. Mr. Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe, President ICCR, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) & Vice Chairman, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, Mr. Rajeev Dubey, Group President (HR & Corporate Services) & CEO (After-Market Sector) and Member Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Mr. Ranjit Singh, General Manager (CSR & Sustainability), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. and Dr. H. Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH along with other dignitaries, addressed the audience during the event. In line with vision and mission of the institute, the Centre for Sustainability and CSR (CSC), strives to advance the agenda of Sustainability and CSR though
  • Academic engagement;
  • Outreach with the society and community;
  • Addressing social problems;
  • Providing consultancy services to the corporates;
  • Capacity building of CSR and Sustainability professionals.

The affairs of centre are managed by Chairperson and faculty members under overall guidance of Dean and Director of the institute.

For having a sharp focus, BIMTECH has nurtured Ranganathan Society for Social Welfare and Library Development, a society registered under Societies Act 1860 and BIMTECH Foundation, a trust registered under Indian Trusts Act, 1882. Both are CSR arms of the institute and undertake social initiatives having separate governance structure.

Academic Engagement

In all the academic programmes, “Responsible Management” has been included as a core module and under this curriculum, each student is required to undertake a social project involving field work.

Our faculty members have been invited as resource person to academic discussions and panelists by National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR), National Institute of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NI-MSME), TERI, NTPC, AIT Bangkok and Mekong Institute, Thailand etc.

PGDM IBM students with Sarpanch during their visit to village Thora, Block Jewar, district Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.

BIMTECH students interacting with community members during a visit to villages covered by NTPC Ltd. Under its CSR activities in Dadri, district Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.

Consultancy & Capacity Building

The Centre offers consultancy services to corporates covering life cycle of any CSR project and its different facets. The stages during which consultancy services are available depicted below:
  • Situation Analysis and Needs Assessment of Neemka village (Tehsil – Jewar; Dist – Gautam Buddha Nagar) adopted by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Culture, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and local M.P under “Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna” (SAGY).
  • Situation Analysis and Needs Assessment of 74 villages for ACC Ltd.
  • On-site assessments of CSR initiatives by Indian Corporate for the FICCI Annual CSR Awards
  • Capacity building programmes for executives of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), NHPC Limited (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation), Nuclear Power Corporation etc.

Major consultancy projects

Prof. N. N. Sharma, BIMTECH, with the members of NGOs and SHGs during the Situation Analysis and Needs Assessment of villages near to cement plant of ACC Limited in Bargarh, Odisha.

BIMTECH team at Ashram School located in village Bardol, during the Situation Analysis and Needs Assessment conducted for ACC Ltd., district Bargarh, Odisha.

Conferences and seminars

CSC has organized national and international conferences covering various themes of CSR and Sustainability.
Dr. Vineeta Dutta Roy, Associate Professor and Lead CSR, BIMTECH, addressing the audience during the FICCI CSR Summit & Awards 2017.
S. No. Summit/Workshop/Conferences Year
1 National Annual CSR Summit on “Looking back and looking ahead: Corporate social responsibility laws in India” 2018
2 National Annual CSR Summit on “Forging CSR Partnerships for Sustainable Impact” 2017
3 Workshop on “CSR for Agricultural Development” 2017
4 National Annual CSR Summit on “Strategizing CSR for Sustainable Development” 2016
5 National Annual CSR Summit on “From Act to Action” 2015
6 National Annual CSR Summit on “The New Ecosystem for CSR – Agenda for Action by India Inc.’’ 2014
7 Roundtable Discussion on the “Implementation of Section 135 of the Companies Bill, 2013” 2013
8 Global Summit on “Corporate Social Responsibility and Transparency” 2010
9 Management Development Program on Green Business 2009
10 International Summit on “Death of CSR and Birth of Responsible Business” 2008

Community Outreach

Initiatives for addressing social problems and community outreach are undertaken by Ranganathan Society for Social Welfare and Library Development (RSSWLD) and BIMTECH Foundation.

RSSWLD is registered under Societies Act 1860 and working since 2009. Its main focus is to address the problems of marginalised and vulnerable sections of the society.

It has established libraries in district jails of Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Aligarh, Meerut, and Agra; and 10 villages of Gautam Buddha Nagar district. This society has also assisted automation of libraries of following institutions on pro bono basis.Trusts Act, 1882. Both are CSR arms of the institute and undertake social initiatives having separate governance structure.

BIMTECH Pustakalaya inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh ShriYogi Adityanath and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Manohar Lal Khattar in Barsana, Mathura on 24 th February 2018
S. No. Institution Name
1 Royal Institute of Management, Bhutan
2 Innovative group of Institution, Greater Noida
3 Takshila Business School, Greater Noida
4 Gwalior Glory School, Gwalior
5 Little Angels High School, Gwalior
6 Shri Ram Group of Colleges, Gwalior
7 Advance College, Gwalior
8 DJ College of Pharmacy, Modinagar, Ghaziabad
9 Varisht Nagrik Library, Greater Noida
10 India Policy Foundation Library, New Delhi

In order to disseminate best practices and society organises seminars and training programmes of library professionals on regular basis. Since 2007, RSSWLD has trained 1127 professionals in Digital Library Development, FLOSS based Library Automation, Design and Development of Digital Libraries, Library Automation and Research Methodology for Research Scholars in Social Sciences.

In order to upscale its operations and outreach, RSSWLD has forged partnerships with local institutions and civil society.

The most ambitious project undertaken by this society is “Protsahan Chiraiyya”. It aims to impart life skills training to girl students of Neemka village (Tehsil – Jewar; Dist – Gautam Buddha Nagar) and was launched on 28th March 2016. Girl students in a batch of 30 go through a module spanning 17 weeks. About 150 girl students have completed this course. Based upon the expressed needs of these students, the society also organised English speaking course and 60 girls have completed the course. It has also organised vocation training programme for interested girls for making bouquets, note pads etc. from the waste material.

Other philanthropic initiatives undertaken by RSSWLD includes vastradaan and blanket donation, aligning CSC’s initiatives with the government of India’s missions: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, blood donation camps etc.

Annual Reports of RSSWLD may be accessed at its website.

The girls participated in “Protsahan Chiraiyya” met with Sh. Prakash Amte, social worker during his visit to BIMTECH campus.
First batch of project “Protsahan Chiraiyya” felicitated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Team Members

  • Dr. Vineeta Dutta Roy, Convener – CSR Research and Networks
  • Dr. Rishi Tiwari, Convener – CSR Community outreach
  • Mr. Satender Rana, Programme Manager

Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development

Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development

The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development (CIED) has been formulated, keeping in view the vision of the Institute which strives to encourage entrepreneurship, and also inculcate the same values in the students. Established in 2009, the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development (CIED), aims to prepare men and women to lead, innovate, and think entrepreneurially in business, public and social service, to be job creators and role models. For the past 10 years, we have inspired, educated, and empowered potential entrepreneurs as they innovate and create business ventures. Our mission is to support and mentor the entrepreneurial ambitions of BIMTECH students, alumni, faculty and the community at large and turn BIMTECH into a crucible for entrepreneurship initiatives. We do this by providing inspiration, driving team formation, and facilitating venture development.


  • To act as an institutional mechanism for providing various services including information to budding entrepreneurs, whether students, alumni or the community at large
  • To nurture entrepreneurship knowledge through entrepreneurship studies and education and to assist entrepreneurs in developing viable enterprises that are capable of competing in the global business and industry
  • To foster the entrepreneurial culture through an incubation centre (Atal Incubation Centre- BIMTECH, supported by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Government of India )
  • To create a venture capital fund with linkages to angel investors, VCs and banks
  • To foster better linkages between BIMTECH, industries and R&D institutions in the region and other related organizations engaged in promoting Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) including NGOs and other voluntary organizations.

Functions of CIED at BIMTECH

  • To organize Entrepreneurship Development Programmes in the region for the benefit of students, whether internal or external
  • To regularly update curriculum on Entrepreneurship Development at BIMTECH and work towards introduction of the curriculum on Entrepreneurship Development in other institutes in the vicinity
  • To conduct research work and survey for identifying entrepreneurial opportunities
  • To create linkages by the Centre to angel investors, VCs and banks
  • To extend necessary guidance and services to the trainees in obtaining approval and execution for their projects

Mr. Bharat Banka

Mr. Bharat Banka is Founder & Ex-CEO of Aditya Birla Private Equity (ABPE). Bharat had set up ABPE in 2009 by building team from scratch and raising $200m in domestic funds. During 20 years he was with the Aditya Birla Group, he had various stints as Head – Group Finance, EA to the Group Chairman and Head – Corporate Finance at Aditya Birla Finance. Before joining Aditya Birla Group, he was with the Indian joint venture of J.P. Morgan with ICICI.

He has diverse experience in business, strategy, principal investing, M&A, post-merger integration, capital markets & CXO-level roles brings unique value-creation abilities, commercial acumen for portfolio companies and strong team management skills. Mr Banka invests in early-stage start-ups and mentors entrepreneurs through Indian Angel Network (IAN) and CIO Angel Network (CAN) and as Charter Member at Venture Nursery (VN) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE).

His select mentee/investee start-ups: IHO (acquired by Aetna, US), OYO Rooms, Perpetuiiti Tech, Invenzone, TalView, HotelsAroundYou, etc. Most of them have raised next series of funding. He is a member of Advisory Board at RiiDL, incubator at Somaiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai. He is Senior Advisor to TVS Capital Funds and Advisor to Sterlite Technologies. He authored the column ‘Bankanomics’ for “The Entrepreneur”, a Network 18 magazine for start-ups and is recipient of “Professional Achiever – Finance Sector” Award from the ICAI.

Prof. John Hoffmire

Prof. John Hoffmire, is a faculty member of the Said Business School and the Director of Programs at Oxford University and the University of Wisconsin. He is also the Chairman of Progress Through Business. Prof. Hoffmire had a twenty-year career in equity investing, venture capital, consulting and investment banking.

He is passionate about entrepreneurship and is helping to build a network of people, companies and other institutions interested in entrepreneurship. In 2012 Prof. Prof Hoffmire was awarded the Darwin Nelson Community Impact Award by Wisconsin Business Development for his ‘tireless efforts to expand the financial literacy and tax form preparation programmes that have benefited so many’.

Throughout his for-profit and non-profit career, he has helped to start and grow 35 companies, in addition to the hundreds of firms he has either financed or advised. He is also running the Impact Bond Fund for the University of Oxford. Prof. Hoffmire is also the Director of UW-Madison Centre on Business and Poverty.


Mr. Ajay Goel facilitates in connecting and nurturing the Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and PwD initiatives of the Foundation with the larger eco-system of Governments, Industries and Academics for ensuring scale and speed.

Prior to this, Mr Goel led the Foundation’s implementation of skills development in schools in partnership with State governments and design of community college, and other skill development schemes for higher education with Ministry of Human Resource Development and UGC.

He has worked for 24 years at NIIT Ltd in diverse areas of education & training, franchise management, corporate planning and international operations. Ajay is passionate about Integration of skill development and employability skills in formal education structures.


Mr. Tim Mathews

Mr. Tim Mathews is an Executive Director, Avocado Management Services Pvt. Ltd. an investment firm. He has been responsible for equity financing of many start-ups. He is an IIT, Madras and Washington University alumnus.


Mr. Sanket Sinha

Mr. Sanket Sinha has a very diverse experience in financial markets, varying from derivatives trading to setting up a financial technology start-up. Mr. Sanket started his career with Edelweiss Capital as a derivatives trader and was also a founding member of the Structured Products group at Edelweiss.

He later worked for Deutsche Bank as part of the South East Asia capital markets team focusing on structured finance transactions. Sanket later joined Inflexionpoint Group and managed the finance and fund raising activities for its Indian subsidiary called Iris Computers. Later, he started from scratch an SME financing focused NBFC called X10 Financial Services Ltd which is a subsidiary of Inflexionpoint Singapore. Sanket headed the Credit and Operations function at X10 Finance.

He is currently Fund Manager and Head of Private Investments at Lighthouse Canton, Singapore. He is a CFA charter holder and MBA from IIM Kozhikode.


Mr. Hemendra Mathur

Mr. Hemendra Mathur has over 19 years of experience in private equity, management consulting and banking industry in India, South Asia, South East Asia, Europe and USA. Investing experience in early stage and mid-sized enterprises in agribusiness, food supply chain & retail.

Previously consultant to the leading International / Indian corporates and the Government of India as well as state governments. Also, he is mentoring many start-ups and working closely with angel networks and incubators. Mr. Mathur is the Managing Director of SEAF India Investment Advisors, New Delhi.


Mr. Alok Gupta

With over 26 years of rich and varied experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry Mr. Alok as a parallel entrepreneur co-founded several ICT companies such as Samtech, airJaldi, and Pyramid.

As a past member of the National Committee on Information Technology for Confederation of Indian HYPERLINK “” Industries(CII), Alok advised and provided deep insights into how can Indian Enterprises and Government leverage use of ICT and Information Security to compete and grow in the global econop>

As a member of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) Alok mentors young entrepreneurs. Mr. Alok is also the President of the Alumni Association of Birla Institute of Management Technology and a founding member of Birla Alumni Association Network. Alok is a member of the IMS Law advisory committee. Mr. Alok is also the founding member of the Nasscom-DSCI Cyber Forensic Forum (DCFF) representing the Digital Forensic industry. Alok has been a frequent speaker at various events, workshops and forums in India and internationally and has been writing articles and columns for leading newspapers, magazines and has been covered on national newspapers, television and radio.


Mr. Gopal Mondal

Mr. Gopal Chandra Mondal did graduation and post–graduation in Commerce & M. Phil from Calcutta University & LLB from CCS University, Meerut. In last 14 years, he had worked in different Industries in different position.

Presently, Mr. Mondal is working as Director – Finance and Company Secretary in IDFC Foundation, a wholly–owned subsidiary of IDFC Ltd. He is also an Associate member of ICSI, ICAI, and ICSA (UK).

Mr. Mondal’s various articles have been published in the professional Chartered Secretary & Management Accountant Journal. He is also a visiting faculty member of various Educational Institutions.


Mr. Venugopal Gupta

Mr. Venugopal Gupta is a start-up specialist and runs a venture acceleration program that helps early-stage start-ups build their ideas into sustainable businesses. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of “The Business Parables”.

He has more than eighteen years of start-up experience as an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur across logistics, private equity and venture incubation. As the CEO for a Venture Incubation initiative, he helped develop a pan-India incubation strategy and establish two incubation centres. Prior to this, he was Country Manager for an emerging market real estate private equity firm and Head of India Corporate Development for a global industrial real estate investment firm. His roles have spanned corporate development, joint ventures and building execution teams.

Mr. Venu holds an MBA from INSEAD and his story-based articles on business strategy have been featured by Forbes, INSEAD Knowledge, The Business Times (Singapore), The National (UAE) and other global business publications. He is also the author of the book “The Business Parables” and curates a large collection of stories from mythology, history and folklore that bear critical business lessons.


Prof. Jeremy Wade

Prof. Jeremy is the Founding Director of the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship and an Assistant Professor at O.P. Jindal Global University. Originally from the United States, Jeremy began his career at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he helped supervise a portfolio of financial institutions in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis from 2008-2012.

Jeremy moved to Delhi, India in 2012 to gain a deeper understanding of the intersection of global finance, technology and social impact. Jeremy’s vision to create a social impact centre and innovation lab focused on sustainable economic growth came to the fruition at O.P. Jindal Global University in 2014.


Mr. Geetha Krishnan

A 1993 graduate from Asia’s premier B-School (the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru), Geetha Krishnan is an independent consultant with Babson College, in the areas of entrepreneurship education and online learning. In a corporate career spanning over two decades, Geetha has played varied roles across diverse sectors such as academia, online learning and advertising. In his last role at the ISB, Geetha was the head of the profit centre comprising more than 50 Open Enrolment and five Long Duration Programmes. In this role, he worked across multiple stakeholders: with faculty members, to design programmes; with research agencies and marketing channels, to validate programmes and devise marketing strategies; with client organizations, to encourage them to nominate their managers to these programmes; and with programme participants and alumni, to ensure a virtuous improvement loop of enhancing the quality of the programme.

Geetha Krishnan has been the director for the 10,000 Women program in India since 2009. In this capacity, he has led the delivery of the program to more than 1,300 women business owners through more than 40 cohorts in multiple locations in India. Geetha was part of the global academic team at Babson that designed the integrated global curriculum for the program, both for the classroom format, and now for this online version. Geetha has also been involved in the design and delivery of multiple other programs under 10,000 Women, both in the classroom format and in the online format. He has also conceptualised and delivered multiple programs and mentoring initiatives for the 10,000 Women alumni in India.


Mr. Raghunandan Rajamani

Dr. Raghunandan Rajamani graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mysore followed by M.Tech in IIT Madras and then Doctorate from IIT Delhi. His experience of 25+ years began in academics and subsequently for the past 17+ years in Entrepreneurship Development and Technology Business Incubation. He is currently the Executive Director of the Indian STEPs and Business Incubators Association (ISBA) an Association of which he was a founder Secretary and later also Vice President. He has been a member of high level expert committee of the Technology Development Board, Govt. of India, and Member of the Committee on Service Tax Exemption. He is an Advisor to the Uttar Pradesh Govt. promoted Society IT-UPVAN for promoting Incubators in the State of UP and also Executive Council Member of the State promoted Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society. He was instrumental in establishing the JSSATE – Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park at Noida which he managed for more than a decade and this was the first Incubator to be setup under the umbrella of the Dept. Of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India (DST) in the year 2001. He was also one of the principal architects and Director (Operations) in Global Incubation Services, DST’s first IT Incubator at Bangalore.

The core focus areas of his entrepreneurship activity is in IT and Manufacturing sectors. Mentored over 50 start-up companies in both Incubators and managed the SEED funding initiatives. He has a rich experience in working with several agencies and governments such as the Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Technology Development Board of Government of India, State Governments, the Ministry of Education & Research, Government of France, United Nations Development Programme, European Union to name a few.


Mr. Ananth Aravamudan

Mr. Ananth Aravamudan leads the energy practice at Villgro. His career spans over two decades of technology development, product R&D and more recently, deployments of technology-driven social impact programs. He was responsible for the creation of SELCO Foundation which looked into the use of renewable energy and sustainable technologies in the fields of education, agriculture and livelihood generation.

Ananth has an engineering degree from Bangalore University and was a fellow with Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Mr. Rahul Jain

Rahul Jain is an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and is a Fellow Company secretary. He is an Entrepreneur himself and Director in – Sundeep Global Ltd and SKI Ltd. His venture provide Education solutions worldwide which includes Business Simulations, Innovative learning tools, Courses, tutoring, training and consulting. He is also leading an NGO known as Sundeep Welfare trust doing lot of social contributions in the area of education, health and public development.

He is Mentor to IIM Ahmedabad (Incubation Centre – CIIE), consultant to Pearl Academy and also a visiting faculty for various Institutions and corporate trainer such as Maruti, Plan India, SBI, GIZ, IIM Raipur, IIT Delhi, IIT K, IIT Mumbai, ISB, MDI Gurgaon, NIFM, ICSI, ICAI, Fore School of Management, NSIT etc. for subjects including Finance, Accounting, Simulations, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Personality Development etc. He has been speaker/presenter at various national and international conferences/seminars. He has consulted and mentored start-ups, companies and individuals, colleges on business planning, company analysis, industry analysis, market research and intelligence and on various strategic issues. He has already authored more than 20 ebooks.

Mr. Sanjay Lodha

Mr. Sanjay had his first tryst with entrepreneurship at the age of 20 when he, with his brother, developed and marketed a business accounting software for small businesses in 1990. After 2 years of running his successful tech start-up, his software was priced out of business by another (better funded) start-up, which, these days, goes by the name of TCS.

Sanjay went on to complete his Chartered Accountancy degree and joined the corporate world. While working as a consultant in Canada, Sanjay completed his MBA in Finance from the McGill University in Montreal and his CFA course. After 20 years as a banking professional and having worked across the globe, Sanjay has returned to India and has settled down with family in Mumbai and Noida.

Sanjay has invested in start-ups in the fields of Education, Mobile Ecosystem, Net communities and Rural Enterprise. He loves meeting people with bright ideas and sky-high ambition.

Mr. Sahil Verma

An alumnus of University College London, Sahil Verma is a commonwealth qualified lawyer specialising in international business laws, international investment law (including start-ups, accelerators, incubators, VC and PE), and dispute resolution. Sahil is a fully qualified lawyer in India, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London, UK) and a registered legal practitioner with the DIFC Courts (Dubai, UAE). He has experience of working on complex legal matters of various jurisdictions relating to contracts, M & A, corporate governance, deal structuring, investment law, dispute resolution, international trade law and competition laws. Sahil is also an arbitrator on the panel of CRCICA, ACIA and ACIMA.

Sahil is the Chief Legal Counsel of Innovation 360 Group which comprises of Innovation 360, a global innovation management consulting firm; TURN8 International Pre-Accelerator, Accelerator and Follow on VC Fund; and the Cribb, an international co-working and start-up hub. In addition to being in charge of legal, compliance, governance and regulatory matters, Sahil is part of the C team and handles business affairs in India and ASEAN.

Prof. Dhruva Chak

Prof. Dhruva Chak is an MA in Political Science from Lucknow University and a PGDBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, with 40 years of experience in Industry, Consultancy and Teaching. He has an excellent track record of nurturing start – ups and successfully launching consumer products and services which have stood the test of time He has held Top Management positions including CEO of the Hyderabad – based Gati Ltd. (a cargo major). Other positions held by him have included Country Head (Retail Vertical) and Regional Director with Tops Security. He has also held positions with Profit Centre responsibility as Assistant Vice President Sterling Resorts, General Manager Atlas Cycles and Zonal Manager, Shaw Wallace and Company as well as Zonal Manager, Best and Crompton Engineering Ltd.

His literary achievements include an award for poetry writing from the International Society of Poets, USA and 5 published books spanning fantasy, fiction, short stories and poetry.

Prof. R J Masilamani

Prof Masilamani has worked for thirty five years in industry mainly with the TATA group of companies and with J.Vs the group was associated with, including the Pepsico J.V. and the Timex J.V. He was the Managing Director of Timex Watches Ltd. from 1991 to 2000. He served as the Director General, Fertilizer Association of India from 2001-2002 and has been a consultant to several companies in the Automobile, Power and the Retail sectors.

Prof. Masilamani completed his BE (Mechanical) from Anna University and PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad. A Rank holder in IIMA, he was selected for the Tata Administrative Service, considered as one of the most prestigious industry cadres. He has taught various courses in Strategic Management and other general management courses in several leading business schools including IMT Ghaziabad, BIMTECH, Delhi University, and Fore School of Management. He was the Programme Director for MBA Telecom Management at Amity University and has conducted many Management Development programmes at leading corporates including NTPC, ONGC and Cognizant.

Prof. K R Chari

Prof. Chari is a Mechanical Engineer of the 1971 batch, followed with a Post-Graduation in Industrial Engineering. Prof. Chari was the Regional Director of National Productivity Council. He had trained more than 5000 engineers and supervisory staff and provided his technical advisory services to more than 500 industrial organizations, Central and State Government depts. and various establishments in the public and private sectors like BHEL, NTPC, HMT, Railways, Shipping, Mining, Power sectors etc. He was in the founding teams of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).

Prof. Chari has very widely travelled and has covered more than 16 countries and is a panel expert on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), Tokyo. He had represented India in Industrial Applications of Computers at Hong Kong in 1979 and in 1983 and 1991 he was the Indian representative in International forums at Tokyo, Japan.

Prof. Chari is currently working with BIMTECH, Greater Noida, and teaches the students ‘Operations Management’ and he is also the Dean- Students Welfare and Support Services.

Prof. Sanjiva Shankar Dubey

Prof. Dubey was a former IBM Asia Pacific Executive Internal IT till June 2016. An accomplished Practicing Academician (PA) who has spent three decades while working with IBM and Tata group. He has been a visiting professor since 1987 at XLRI, IIMs, BIMTECH, IMI and IMT Ghaziabad and few other leading Business Schools.  His other career milestones include CEO of Raffles Solutions, Bhilwara Infotech, and Project executive of IBM – Bharti Airtel IT Outsourcing project for 5 years. He started his career as GET with Tata Motors after his B Tech from campus and later moved to Tata Steel Jamshedpur, Jharkhand till 1995. He joined IBM in 1995 in Management Consulting group and became India Principal in 1997.

Mr. Shashank Bhagat

Mr. Bhagat has 26 years of entrepreneurial and managerial experience, and is the Group Chairman for the past 16 years. His experience encompasses operations in India, England, and the Philippines. Over the past decade-and-a-half, he has expanded the Group’s operations, and diversified into new arenas. He has managed foreign partnerships with world-class firms like IDV (Diageo), and handled global brands like Gilbey’s and Smirnoff. He is an innovator-thinker, who played a role in the government’s ethanol-for-fuel program; serves on several companies’ boards, and is affiliated to several chambers of commerce and industry.

He is a member of the governing body of Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council that was set up under the National Skills Development Corporation – a one of a kind Public Private Partnership company with the primary mandate of catalysing the skills landscape in India. The organisation’s goal is to empower the youth of the country with skill sets which make them more employable and productive in their work environment.

Prof. Sunil Sangra

Prof. Sunil Sangra’s passions are Innovation, Creativity and Strategy. He has almost 30 years of rich C-Suite experience across functions and sectors. He has worked/consulted with leading organisations in India and the Middle East such as EXIM Bank of India, World Bank, LMW, OMZEST, Future Group and Essar to name a few. He has played multiple stints as an entrepreneur and has led the most successful IPO ever, in the Indian media industry, with subscriptions exceeding US $ 1 billion – book built by Merrill Lynch.

Sunil has co-designed and facilitated a Design Thinking workshop with Prof. Srikant Datar of Harvard Business School which included participation by senior faculty members from leading B-Schools and senior executives from the corporate sector in India. Sunil has been a keynote speaker at a NHRDN (the most respected national level HRD association in India) summit with ‘Building Diversity – Driving Innovation’ as the theme, and a faculty and mentor for the Goldman Sachs ’10,000 Women Entrepreneurs Program’. He offers Consulting, Training and Coaching services in the areas of Innovation, Creativity, Design Thinking and Strategy.

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM): It is a Government of India endeavour to promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, driven by Niti Aayog. AIM supports the establishment of new incubation centres called Atal Incubation Centres. Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) was selected as Atal Incubation Centre- BIMTECH (AIC- BIMTECH), for turning the vision of Atal Innovation Mission into reality. The institute was one of the ten selections out of the 3658 first round applicants. AIC- BIMTECH is one of a kind academia-industry- government partnership, driven by Atal Innovation Mission to create high-class incubation facilities with suitable infrastructure in terms of capital equipment and operating facilities. It is coupled with the availability of sector-wise experts for mentoring the start-ups so that these start-up businesses can become successful entrepreneurs and enterprises.

Built over a total area of 16,500 sq. ft., it also offers a facility of co-living space to its incubatees. AIC-BIMTECH has created more than 500 jobs via the incubated start-ups supported till date. As on 30th April 2021, it has 84 National and International partnerships, 40 mentors and 11 incubatees who have raised funds. Innovation here lies in the focus on creation of sustainable businesses through various public and private partnerships by providing market access and capital.


Regular mentoring

The team and the panel of experts regularly mentors you through weekly catch-ups across different verticals of the business


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  • Co-living, Co-working Incubator
  • IPR, Funding & Legal support
  • Right support of Industry, Academics & Government partnership
  • Free credits to each incubatee, total price value of USD $1000
  • Free Credits on Google Cloud Platform and G Suite, total price value of USD $100,000
  • F6S: Alpha Card of total price value of USD $ 1,000,000
  • Amazon Web Services: Free credits of total price value of USD $5000
  • Superb Services Cloud: Free credits of total price value of USD $2000
  • PayU: Free transaction credits of approx. USD $2700
  • MSG91: Free 300,000 SMS for upto 6 months

Program Details

Atal Incubation Centre BIMTECH has divided the startups into 3 categories as per to the stage of their start-up and has developed programs specific to their needs, requirement and support.


The program aims at the newly minted ideas. It has been developed to provide the proper molding of the idea into a feasible business plan, capable to be a successful and profitable business proposition.

  • Build Teams
  • Develop an idea
  • Dedicated and experienced trusted advisor and mentors
  • Selection after 2 months of the intensive workshops for the creation of teams and ideas for next phase
  • Timeframe: 3-6 months


Gurukul Program functions to build the company around the idea, which best suits, its requirement, enhancing the chances of the idea realization.

  • Pivot & understanding of scale
  • Support for people if their ideas do not work by joining alumni startups as an early employee
  • Continued mentoring for building MVP (Minimum Viable Product)
  • Community events
  • Timeframe: 9-12 months


Udaan Program exists to help the company scale up into different markets or an adjacent offering, helping to extend the roots of the company.

  • Continued mentoring for scale
  • Commercial support and introductions to potential customers
  • Hiring through talent platform
  • Signing MOU with public and private companies for implementation
  • Timeframe: 6-9 months

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Team of CIED and Atal Incubation Centre-BIMTECH

S.No. Name Designation Image
1. Dr. Abha Rishi Chairperson, CIED & CEO, AIC BIMTECH
2. Mr. Anil Singh Asst. General Manager- Operations, AIC-BIMTECH
3. Mr. Abhinav Singh Rawat Asst. General Manager- Marketing, AIC BIMTECH
4. Ms. Pragya Trivedi Manager – Operations, AIC-BITMECH
5. Mr. Anmol Chaturvedi Deputy Manager- Content Creation & Analysis, AIC-BITMECH
6. Mr. Tushar Pandey Deputy Manager- Marketing, AIC-BITMECH
7. Mr. Kapil Agarwal Assistant Manager-Operations, AIC-BITMECH
8. Ms. Prashasti Chauhan Assistant Manager-Marketing, AIC-BITMECH

Advisors of Atal Incubation Centre – BIMTECH

S.No. Name Designation Image
1. Mr. Yogesh Bellani CEO, Del Monte Pacific Ltd
2. Mr. Shyamrup Roy Choudhury COO, Adani Affordable Housing & Head- Business Development, Adani Reality
3. Mr. Tarun Singhal Founder, Director Business Development, Marketing & Comm., Sopra Steria
4. Mr. Nishish Jha Managing Partner at Unigrowth Canada Inc. EX-CEO HCL, TECH
5. Mr. Amit Singal Founder & CEO Startup Buddy
6. Mr. Manoj Kohli Executive Chairman, Softbank Energy
7. Mr. Ravi Mathur Vice President, RVCF

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Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development (CIED)

Ms. Pragya Trivedi
Manager – Operations, AIC-BITMECH
Land Phone: +91-120- 6843000-10

Atal Incubation Centre – BIMTECH

Mr. Anil Kumar Singh
E-mail: [email protected]
Land Phone: +91-120- 6843000-10
Mobile: +91- 9599836232