The operations strategy of the Institute can briefly be termed as a "Hub & Spoke" model. Besides its relatively small in-house Team, it has an extended arm of expertise at the national level. ISED believes and practices multi-location sourcing of expertise. As a knowledge institution, the Institute works on the highest principles of knowledge sharing. The Institute, thus, has been able to harness the best of talents and resources in its regular operations, in a cost-effective manner. It encourages and invites scholars and experts into its Team , wherever they are located.
Getting a job is easier than entering into the right career. But, opportunities of shaping a career, depends upon the type of organization in which one works. ISED believes in and practices the highest principles of responsible business (RB),and as such, within the broad technical and professional requirements, part-timers, women and marginal groups are given specific attention and opportunities.
The ISED Programme is unique. Leadership, managerial skills, and skills in articulation, and effective communication, something beyond the so-called "academic skills", are the key characteristics of the ISED Team. The Institute, having a truly interdisciplinary track, and a spectrum of activities, offers enormous opportunities for young and aspiring professionals. The following are the key career opportunities available at the Institute:
• Faculty Positions
This includes Regular and Visiting positions. ISED attracts encourages scholars (both at senior and junior levels), who are desirous of pursuing serious Development Practice.
• Technical Support Positions
Technical support positions, in this Knowledge Institution, offer an interface of capabilities, involving academic exposure and practical skills. This category offers one ,an opportunity to grow into Faculty positions as well.
• Talent Haven
'Talent Haven’ is an innovative programme of the Institute. It essentially implies opportunities of Part-time work and Volunteering. Meant essentially for experts who are retired and/or are already out of active service, the services of such persons are utilised against a contract. The Institute maintains a Permanent Roster of such candidates.
• Entrepreneurship in the Community
This is a programme meant to help educational institutions to cultivate entrepreneurship skills among students, through curricular and extra-curricular interventions. This opportunity can be in-house or field level.
As a socially responsible entity, the Institute is keen that its Knowledge resources and capabilities need to trickle down, for the benefit of the society as a whole. As such, ISED offers free Internships in such a way that these budding talents become capable of playing a socially meaningful role over time, besides ensuring their personal and professional growth. The Institute encourages well-meaning and promising Interns and Apprentices through limited scholarships. This window of opportunities is managed by the ISED Knowledge, Skills and Entrepreneurship Mission(ISED-KSEM). (see, Comments from Interns). Also please see our brochure.
Dr. P.M. Mathew
Dr. P.M. Mathew, Senior Fellow and Director of ISED, has been associated with the Centre since 1988. An economist by training, he specializes on industrial policy, private sector development, and corporate social responsibility. Winner of the Oshikawa International Award, instituted by Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), Tokyo, and of Birla National award in Economics, Dr. Mathew did his studies and training in India, the Netherlands and in U.K. He was Senior Chevening Fellow of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), U.K. Dr.Mathew has been working as Consultant to the UN system, Government of India, and to several international organizations. He has written widely on public policy, enterprise development, and local economic development....
Dr. M.K. Sukumaran Nair
Dr. M. K. Sukumaran Nair, Member Secretary and Member of the Board of Governors of the Institute, is an economist specializing on industrial development and regional development strategies. He has written extensively on regional industrial development strategies, cluster development,value chains and employment. Dr. Nair has extensive experience in comparative development research in countries like, France,Canada, USA, West Indies, Botswana, and the Netherlands.
Dr. J.M.I. Sait
Dr. J.M.I. Sait, is Senior Fellow of the Institute. His specialisation includes, industrial policy and planning, local economic development, industrial Reengineering, marketing and SME finance. A consultant to several international organisations, Dr.Sait has evaluated several international projects.....
Dr. Kamal Nayan Kabra
Dr. Kamal Nayan Kabra, formerly Senior Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, is Chairman of ISED. He was Director, Food Corporation of India; Chairman of the Committee to Review Forward Markets, Government of India; and Chairman of the Expert Committee on the Economics of Tobacco, Government of India. Dr. Kabra was Member of the State Planning Board, Punjab for two terms. A prolific writer, he has published extensively on economic policy, and industrial development. His latest publications include the 'Black Economy in India: Problems and Policies'; 'Nationalisation in India: 1947-80 (2 Volumes)', 'The Political Economy of Brain Drain'; 'Political Economy of Public Distribution of Food in India'; and 'Planning Process in a District, and Development Planning in India'.
Dr. Animesh Halder
Dr. Animesh Halder is Senior Fellow at the Institute, specialising on, urban planning and enterprise development. Dr. Halder having 30 years long experience as a senior Economist and Planner at the Calcutta Metropolitan Authority, is simultaneously an expert in International Trade. Having his PhD. in Economics from the University of Wales, UK, Halder's research contribution to India's export development strategies was widely appreciated, within India and abroad. He was invited by the Planning Commission in the 1970s, as a Member of the team of experts shaping the country's export development strategy. Dr. Halder has to his credit several honours and awards, including the Mountbatten Award, and the British Council scholarship. He has given lectures in the University of Ohio, Ball State University, and University of Akron. He has also to his credit, several books and papers in internationally referred journals.
Dr. N. Dharmaraj
Dr. N. Dharmaraj, Economist by background, is Research Associate and responsible for field operations of the Institute. His research interest includes human rights and economic deprivation.
Mr. A.V. Ramanathan
Mr. A.V. Ramanathan, an economist by background, he is Senior Consultant at the Institute, A specialist in industrial cluster development and export promotion, he was Export Development Adviser both at the Coir Board and the Coconut Development Board. Mr.Ramanathan played a key role in the development of the Tirupur Hosiery cluster in Tamil Nadu.
Dr. P.P. Pillai
Dr. P.P. Pillai, Senior Fellow at ISED, is an econometrician by training, Dr Pillai has had a long teaching and research career spanning 30 years.After his post graduate studies in the Kerala University, Dr. Pillai joined the Department of economics, Kariavattaom Campus, as a Lecturer. He subsequently joined the University of Calicut and worked there as Professor and Director of the Department of Economics. An illustrious planner, Dr Pillai has worked in several expert Committees of the State Planning Board. He was also vice Chairman of the District Planning Committee, Trissur. Dr.Pillai has extensive teaching and research experiences and has several publications to his credit.
Mr. R. Thyagarajan
Mr. R. Thyagarajan, is Statistician of the Institute. An M.Phil from the University of Kerala, his special interests is commodity markets and social research. Mr.Thyagarajan has excellent analytical skills, and has initiated several large field operations.
Dr. K. Balachandra Kurup
Dr. K. Balachandra Kurup is a Development Sociologist and Specialist on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene . A Consultant to ISED , Dr. Kurup's substantive experience falls under , planning, coordination and management , advocacy and liaison , and monitoring and evolution . Having more than three decades of working experience , Dr. Kurup has worked in several advisory and consultative roles in South Asia , Middle East and North Africa , with the United Nations , governments and various international organizations . The thematic interests of Dr. Kurp's are , Advocacy , Capacity development , Governance, Monitoring and Evaluation , Policies and legislation, Rural WASH, Sanitation, Sanitation - Hygiene promotion, Sanitation - School Sanitation , Sanitation - Solid waste management, Sanitation - Storm drainage, Water and livelihoods, Water resources management .
Mr. S. G. Raoot
Former Joint Advisor, Planning Commission, Mr.Raoot is Senior Consultant at the Institute . Mr. Raoot has 25 years long experience relating to design and evaluation of MSME programmes and schemes.
Dr. M.V. Thomas
Dr.M.V. Thomas, Sociologist, is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute. A specialist in community health and family studies, Dr. Thomas was social scientist and Head of the Department of Social Work at the Christian Medical College, Vellore.
Dr.K.M.George, former UN Advisor, is member of the Visiting Faculty of ISED. Dr. George is Consultant to various international organisations, including the UNDP and the Asian Development Bank. An expert in agriculture and rural studies, he has hands-on experience and expertise in research and evaluation tools relevant to an international setting. An economist by training, Dr.George completed his studies in the Universities of Bombay and Ranchi, and at the Sardar Patel University, Anand. He has adorned positions as Economist at the National Dairy Development Board, Planning Economist at the Bank of Baroda, Chief Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor to the Government of Papua New Guinea, besides several short term consulting assignments within the country and abroad. Dr. George has written widely on rural development, rural credit, regional planning and organisation development
Dr. (Mrs). Divya Anand
Faculty at Institute, Dr.Divya Anand did her Ph.D. in Environmental Science. She has contributions in several areas of Environmental Science, and has to her credit, papers and other contributions in International Journals.
Mr. KM Nair
KM Nair is a financial expert and practitioner, working as Senior Consultant at the Institute. Mr.Nair has a long stint of administrative and professional background in MSME finance and development. Former Chief General Manager of India's premier SME Bank, the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Nair has a diversified experience of planning and development, risk management, micro finance etc.. He was subsequently, Chairman of the Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC). Nair, having his early career with the Reserve Bank of India and the Rajasthan State Finance Corporation, has with him, a diversified experience on MSMEs at the national level and in the States.
Mr. Ram Venuprasad
Ram Venuprasad is an economist by training and an expert in International Development. International Consultant to ISED, Ram was earlier Deputy Head of Office to the Commonwealth Secretary General, at the Commonwealth Secretariat, London. Ram did his early studies at the university of Madras, and subsequently completed his advanced studies in Business Administration at the University of Warwick, U.K. He has co-ordinated several International programmes in entrepreneurship and SME development in various Commonwealth countries including India.
K.J. Johnson, a specialist in Marketing is Consultant at the Institute. Johnson did his Masters in Business Administration, and has hands on experience in business development strategies.
'The Development Mentors(DM)' is a Resource Network Group that extends professional and logistical support to the Institute. While the expertise of DM is closer to that of ISED, the relationship between the two institutions facilitates synergies in action; it also adds to the professional capabilities of the Institute.
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Mr. Rex Antony
Chairman: Dr.Y.K.Alagh, Senior Economist and former Union Minister of State for Science and Technology.
Prof. Alimullah Miyan M
Vice-Chancellor, IUBAT University, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh
Prof. Kilian Bizer
Director, Centre for Economic Policy and SME Research , University of Gottingen ,Germany.
Dr. Ram Sahi
Adjunct Professor of Economics , Carleton University, Ottavia, Canada
Mr. Prince Nehemiah
Programme Manager,Corporate Citizenship , IBM, Chennai, India.
Honorary Researcher at Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Lancaster University
Prof. S.S. Gill
Director General , Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh
Dr. Meenu Tewari
Associate Professor , Department of City & Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, USA
Dr. Y.K. Alagh
Chairman : Dr. Y.K. Alagh Senior Economist and former Union Minister of State for Science and Technology.
Former Member, Planning Commission, New Delhi.
Ms. Uma Reddy
CEO, Hitech Magnetics, Bangalore, & former Member, NMCC, Government of India.
Dr. Malcolm Harper
Professor Emeritus, Cranfield University, U.K
Dr. Marc Cowling
Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Exeter Business School, UK. Also Deputy Principal Investigator of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor.
Dr. Tulus Tambunan
Director, Center for Industry and SME Studies, University of Trisakti, Indonesia
Mr. Gopal Joshi
Former Coordinator, Informal Enterprises, EMP/Enterprises, International Labour Organisation, Geneva.
Mr. Amitabh Guha
Chairman, South Indian Bank, Thrissur.
Dr. S. R. Hashim
Chairman, IASSI, New Delhi & former Chairman, University Grants Commission.
Dr. Sunil Ray
Director, A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna
Former Vice President,Tamil Nadu Small and Tiny Industries Association, Chennai.
Dr. Paul Shrivastava
David O'Brien Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, & Director, David O'Brien Center for Sustainable Enterprise, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Canada.
Dr. Soren Jeppensen
Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Dr. BLILI Sam
Director, Enterprise Institute, Institut de l'entreprise , University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Ms. Madhura M. Chathrapathy
Trustee Director, Asian Centre for Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Bangalore.
Dr. Kamal Nayan Kabra
Chairman: Dr. Kamal Nayan Kabra, Malcolm Adisheshaiah Chair Professor, Institute of Social Studies,New Delhi
Mr. Gopal Joshi
Former Senior Entreprise Specialist , EMP/SEED Department, International Labour organisation ,Geneva
Shri. Amitabha Guha
former Deputy Managing Director, State Bank of India
Dr. Paul Shrivastava
David O’Brien Distinguished Professor and Director , The David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
Associate Professor, Copenhangen Business School,Denmark
Prof. Blili Sam
Director of the Enterprise Institute , ,University of Neuchâtel , Switzerland
Ms. Uma Reddy
CEO , HiTech Magnetics , Bangalore
Dr. Madhura M. Chatrapathy
Founder Trustee and Hon. Director Asian Center for Entrepreneurial Initiatives (ASCENT),Bangalore
Mr. H. P. Kanoria
Chairman , Kanoria Group of Companies , Kolkota
Mr. Vijay G Kalantri
President, All India Association of Industries, Mumbai
Dr. S. P. Gupta
Former Member, Planning Commission, New Delhi.
Dr. Malcom Harper
Professor Emeritus, Canfield University,U.K
Prof. Gordon Murray
Professor of Management (Entrepreneurship), University of Exeter Business School, UK
Padmabhushan Mark Tully
Dr. Laura J. Spence
Professor of Business Ethics, University of London
Dr. N. K. Thingalaya
Former Chairman, Syndicate Bank
Mr. R.S. Joshi
Chairman , FINER Guwahati
Ms. K. Saraswathi
Secretary General, The Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry,Chennai
Mr. Karuppan Gnanasambandan
Tamil Nadu Small and Tiny Industries Association
President , Tamilnadu Small and Tiny Industries Association (TANSTIA), Chennai
Mr. K.P. Ramachandran Nair
President, Kerala State Small Industries Association,Cochin
Mr. A Karthikeyan
Project Director , ZDH / SEQUA
Mr. Anurag Aggarwal
Mohali Industries Association,Mohali,Punjab
Dr. Sriparna .B. Baruah
Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE),Guwahati
Dr. K. L. Jain
Honarary Secretary General , Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce and Industry ,Jaipur
Mr. C. Mohan
President, The Malabar Chamber of Commerce
Mr. J. R. Bangera
Past Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry
President, Utkal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Bhubaneswar.
Mr. Atul Kapasi
President, Gujarat State Small Industries Federation, Ahmedabad.
Director Mahratha Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture, Pune
Mr. M.S Bhandari
Marwar Chamber of Commerce, Jodhpur
Mr. Param Shah
Head ,FICCI, Gujarat State Council, Ahmedabad.
Mr. Mahesh K. Varma
Managing Trustee, Indian Professional Service Organization, Kolkata.