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Dr. Lalit Sharma

Director 

Phone No : 0361-2300123
Email : director@iie.gov.in

 

Dr. Lalit Sharma carries with him nearly 23 years of experience collectively in the corporate sector as well as in educational institutions. He has worked with multinational companies in the IT sector, including HCL Infosystems, Voxtron, etc., as well as various institutions of repute like Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India at Ahmedabad. He completed his Ph.D. in the area of Youth Entrepreneurship from Uttarakhand Technical University. He has worked in diverse areas, which includes innovative product development, technology transfer, creating livelihood for the under-privileged, developing educational content on entrepreneurship for schools and colleges, creating market linkages and financial linkages for grassroot-level artisans and creation of student start-ups.  He is a scholar in the domain of entrepreneurship and takes interest in guiding research scholars in the field of entrepreneurship and mentoring students in developing their tech-based start-ups. He holds expertise in teaching subjects like Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Entrepreneurial Lab, Creativity & Innovation for Entrepreneurs, etc. He has designed content and developed new courses related to entrepreneurship and innovation for several universities. He has also organized various training programmes for faculty members of higher educational institutions, school teachers and government officials on entrepreneurship development. Dr. Sharma has been involved in various academic research as well as action research programmes. He has been a part of DST-Centre for Policy Research at EDII Ahmedabad and has completed two national studies sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. His research work has been published widely in various reputed international journals including International Journal of Gender & Entrepreneurship, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research and several others. He has also published a book acknowledged by the Department of Science & Technology, entitled “Inclusion of Technically Qualified Women with Mid-Career break into Technopreneurial Activities”. He is closely associated with several industrial associations including BIA, SMAU, GCCI, TSSIA & APCCI.