Indian Society for Training and Development
Association Type: Associate Member (Entrepreneruship, Management Trainer)
The Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD), established in April 1970, is a national-level professional & non-profit society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It has a large membership of individuals and institutions involved in the area of training and development of Human resources from Government, Public, and Private Sector organizations & Enterprises; Educational and Training Institutions, and other Professional Bodies. The Society is affiliated with the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO), the USA, and Asian Regional Training and Development Organizations (ARTDO), Manila. ISTD Organizes Training Programs, all over the country both at Chapter and National Levels. The Programs cover selected areas of HRD with special emphasis on Training of Trainers, Training Goals & Objectives, and Training Tools & Technologies. A very large number of Public and Private Sector Organizations, Training Institutions Central And State governments participate in these programs, some of which have been held in collaboration with the Planning Commission, Bureau of Public Enterprises, and the Training Division of the Department of Personnel, Government of India.
Institute Innovation Council, IGNOU
Association Type: Startup Expert (Consultant, Incubation Center, IIC, NCIDE)
The Ministry of Education (MoE, erstwhile MHRD) had established the MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC) to systematically foster the culture of innovation within all Higher Education Institutes. The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work on new ideas. The MIC has envisioned the creation of the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) across select Higher Education Institutes. A network of the IICs will be established to systematically promote innovation in the institutions. The IIC at IGNOU was established on October 15, 2018, and reconstituted as IIC 2.0 in October 2019. On 29th October 2020, the IIC 2.0 was reconstituted at IIC 3.0. The term of the Council shall be for a period of one year from the date of issuance of the Notification. The Council has 47 members with Dr. Oum Prakash Sharma, Director, NCIDE as the President, and Dr. Moumita Das, Assistant Director, NCIDE as the Convener. There are seven IGNOU Faculty members as coordinators of various activities and ten Faculty members from various Schools, Divisions, and Regional Centres. There are eight external experts as members, who are from an incubation center, lead investor, industry, and IPR. There are five coordinator students and fifteen student members of IGNOU.
Shodh Incubation Center
Association Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O)
Shodh Incubation Center is located at Sir P.T. Science College, Modasa, Gujarat, India, and was established in 2016 with the joint efforts of Management Administration and Startup Experts, M.L. Gandhi Higher Education Society, Modasa, Gujarat ,India. The center is coordinated by Sir. P.T. Science College and is associated with Student Startup and Innovation Policy (SSIP), Government of Gujarat, Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST), Department of Science and Technology (DST), and Essencetech Solutions, Ahmedabad. Shodh Incubation Center has more than 50 startups working in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Embedded Systems, IT Infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), Management Firms, and many more. More than 30 startups have been funded more than 2,00,000 per project under SSIP Policy, Govt. of Gujarat, and the Patent-based support is provided from GUJCOST, DST. Shodh Incubation Center stands 23rd amongst the top 30 Incubation Centers out of 150 in Gujarat. The incubation center has IoT Labs, AI Labs, and IT Infrastructure which assists to provide current edge support to the startups in remote areas.