GEM-INDIA Team

GEM-INDIA Team

The GEM India Team will have its secretariat at the lead institution Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) and Dr. Sunil Shukla (Director, EDI) will lead the consortium. A committee comprising Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director CEDMAP and Director Bennett University to discuss and decided roles/responsibilities, key activities of partner institutions.

The GEM programme is a major initiative aimed at studying, analysing and describing entrepreneurial processes within a wide range of counties. To contribute towards GEM India Report, an initiative was taken by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), Gandhinagar along with the Institute of Management Technology (IMT, Ghaziabad) and Indian School of Business (ISB, Hyderabad). All three institutions formed a consortium namely GEM India Team in 2012 with EDI as the lead institute. The team had participated in three annual study cycles during 2012 -2015 and delivered a National Report (GEM National Report-2013) after a long gap of more than 10 years. This team has also contributed the GEM India National Report in 2014.

Being a pioneer in Entrepreneurship Education and Research in India, EDI took an initiative to continue GEM India studies by reforming the consortium with new partners. EDI initiated a dialogue between with two state level institutions practising entrepreneurship (Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Madhya Pradesh-Bhopal and Jammu Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute-Srinagar). The Three partner institutions viz. EDI, CEDMAP and JKEDI could together complete three annual cycles and published GEM India National Reports 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 (in press) successfully.

In year 2018 another consortium of three Institutions has been formed to conduct the GEM India Research for 2018-21. Now the GEM India Consortium has EDI, CEDMAP and Bennett University as partner institutions.

A new GEM India Consortium has been formed on 19th March 2018. Three institutions 'Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India - EDII (Gandhinagar)', 'Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Madhya Pradesh-CEDMAP (Bhopal)' and 'Bennett University (Greater NOIDA)' - have signed an MOU for the next three annual cycles - commencing from April 2018. The partner institutions agreed to fulfil GEM Annual Cycle and other obligations, in a time-bound manner, to suit the GEM Global schedule.

The EDI-Gandhinagar is the Lead Institution and the Secretariat of the GEM India Team. Prof. Sunil Shukla is the National Team Leader for GEM India Project.

Team Members

Dr. Sunil Shukla

Director- Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Email: sunilshukla@ediindia.org

Dr Sunil Shukla is the Director of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII).His research and consulting interests include entry barriers to entrepreneurship, curriculum development, intrapreneurship, family business management and organizational culture. Dr Shukla has been helping various organizations and corporates in strategic planning and capacity building of employees besides grooming their managers as intrapreneurs, leading to conducive climate for corporate entrepreneurship. Dr Shukla has been leading, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) India Consortium as a national team leader since 2012. He is the lead author of GEM India National Report 2014, 2015/16, 2016/17. Dr. Shukla is the recipient of USASBE’s Outstanding Entrepreneurship Programme Abroad Award-2014 for PGDM-BE Programme during Annual Conference of United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), the world’s largest association of entrepreneurship scholars, professional and practitioners, Fort Worth, USA.

Mr. Navniit Siingh Chatwal

Executive Director- Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Madhya Pradesh (CEDMAP)
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Email: navniitchatwal@gmail.com

Mr. Navniit Siingh Chatwal is presently Executive Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Madhya Pradesh (CEDMAP) Bhopal. He is also the founding and Executive Council member of Bhopal Chapter of Young Indians (Yi), which is an integral part of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). He has over twenty years of experience in Strategy, Consulting, Entrepreneurship and Academics, working with organizations and Institutions of repute in India and in Canada. He has consulted many Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) on issues related to HR Strategy, Change Management and Intrapreneurial Capacity building and helped them grow. He has also been active in Academics with stints in Education Management, Faculty Development and Teaching. He has been instrumental in establishing a collaborative MBA program of SP Jain Institute of Management & Research Mumbai and Schulich School of Business, Canada in SP Jain’s campus in Mumbai India.

Mr. Ajay Batra

Director, Center of Innovation And Enterpreneurship
Bennett University, Greater NOIDA
Email: ajay.batra@bennett.edu.in

Ajay has worked extensively on issues of educational quality and advocacy with the Azim Premji Foundation, co-founded three companies and has trained over a thousand corporate executives. He has had engineering, computer science and management education in India and USA.
He has co-founded QAI Global, International Educational Exchange and Lutyens Startups. He has been a consultant / trainer to stellar corporations like Accenture, IBM, Sony, Wipro and TCS. His professional experience spans diverse work and social cultures across geographies – India, USA, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, the UK and Sweden, to name a few countries. He has published a highly acclaimed book titled “Startups and Beyond: Building Enduring Organizations”.

Dr. Pankaj Bharti

Faculty- Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Email: pbharti@ediindia.org

Dr Pankaj Bharti has been working as a Faculty at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Gandhinagar. He specializes in Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management and Corporate Entrepreneurship. He holds more than 11 years’ experience in the academics and industry. He is trained in conceptualizing and developing measurement tools for Social Science Research. He is also a National Team Member of GEM India. He has published papers and book on ‘Dehumanization of Urban and Rural Poor’. He is associated with more than twenty research projects and programmes.

Dr. Amit Kumar Dwivedi

Faculty- Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Email: akdwivedi@ediindia.org

Dr. Amit K. Dwivedi has over 13 years of teaching and research experience. Currently, he is a National Team Member of GEM India. He is associated with reputed national and international journals as editor and editorial board member and has published research papers, reviews, and books. Dr. Dwivedi has published his papers in Int. Entrepreneurship and Management Journal (IEMJ), Int. Journal of Procurement Management (IJPM), Int. Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management (IJBCRM), Int. Journal of Operational Research (IJOR), Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (EEMCS) and several book reviews in the Journal of Entrepreneurship. Dr. Dwivedi is one of the co-authors of GEM India Reports 2014, 2015/16, 2016/17. He has presented research papers in national and international conferences in India and abroad. He has participated in a training of trainers programme for teaching ‘Business Simulation’, organized by ILS, held at University of Tennessee, Texas, USA. Dr. Dwivedi also, participated in GEM Annual Meeting held at Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia in 2017.

Dr. Vinod Shastri

Head (Academics & Research)- Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Bennett University, Greater NOIDA, India
Email: vinod.shastri@bennett.edu.in

Vinod brings with him close to three decades of entrepreneurship development experience across multiple organisations; including MCED, NIMID, NEN and Symbiosis. He holds a doctorate in Entrepreneurship. He is an EDII-Ahmedabad accredited Entrepreneurship Trainer. Vinod has been instrumental in launching pioneering academic programmes like a PG Diploma in Innovation & Corporate Entrepreneurship and a full-fledged residential MBA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Belonging to the rare breed of educators who practice what they preach, he has conceived and co-founded a successful chain of innovative egg-specialty restaurants named Yolkshire.

Dr. Abhinav Chaturvedi

Faculty- Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Bennett University, Greater NOIDA, India
Email: abhinav.chaturvedi@bennett.edu.in

Abhinav, a passionate young researcher, brings with him more than a decade of corporate work experience (Shoppers Stop, Titan Industries, Luxor Writing Instruments, Pearson Education, and CBSE) and a fellow from India’s prestigious institution XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur. He has worked on a unique topic of Jugaad & Jugaad based Innovation, and has a keen eye for detail in the field of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is an author of a popular title on Customer Relationship Management – An Indian perspective a one of its kind book published back in 2005, now under revision. He can be called a promoter of the avant-garde.