Dr. Abhijit Sharma
M.Sc, Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), Ph.D

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Dr. Abhijit Sharma is presently engaged as Director, Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Sharma is a Ph.D from Guwahati University. Prior to joining IIE, he was the Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Bank Management, Guwahati. He also worked as a Lecturer in Guwahati University. He has vast experience as a trainer in the field of Microfinance, Group Mode of Financing, Financial Inclusion and Rural Livelihoods.

He represented the NER as the member of the working group set up by Planning Commission on National Rural Livelihood Mission. He is also associated with several studies and consultancies on microfinance and livelihood in the North East in collaboration with Microsave, CESS and Livelihood School, Hyderabad, Tufts University, Boston, USA etc. He was a renowned mentor for the upcoming entrepreneurs under the Bharat Yuva Shakti Trust programme in Assam.

His interests and expertise include Micro-Enterprises and their promotion, Rural Financial Markets, Financial Systems and Livelihoods in the remote and mountain areas including microfinance and financial inclusion and urban development issues.  He has numbers of publications published globally on the above-mentioned areas of work.

Dr. Abhijit Sharma took up the reins of IIE as Director on 27th April, 2018.