Start-Up Cell

Start-Up Cell at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh is established under AICTE Startup policy. This cell is a one-stop-shop for all information. In order to adopt the National innovation and Start-up Policy at the institution level, an eight-member committee is constituted by the Jaipuria Institute of Management to formulate detailed guidelines for various aspects related to innovation, Startup, and entrepreneurship management. This committee will be deliberating on various facets for nurturing the innovation and Startup culture in the institution, which will be covering Intellectual Property ownership, norms for technology transfer, and commercialization. Subsequent to the release of the Startup policy by AICTE and further training received from the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and interaction with industry advisors and mentors, a comprehensive policy guiding document has also been prepared.

Objectives of Start-up Cell

  • To provide mentorship and develop entrepreneurial skills among students
  • To provide infrastructure support for early-stage enterprise development
  • To develop and implement Innovation & Entrepreneurship strategy and policy for the entire institute in order to integrate the entrepreneurial activities
  • To ensure exposure of maximum students to innovation and pre incubation activities at their early stage
  • To enhance in-house competency development to serve potential and early-stage entrepreneurs and student innovators at the institute.
  • To strengthen the inter-departmental and inter-institutional linkage, incubators and other ecosystem enablers at different levels.


Business Plan Competition: “PITCH” (Promoting Innovation, Training, Creativity and Hard-work)

Jaipuria institute of management is organising an institute level Business Plan competition in April, 2021.

For more information contact: Dr. Sheetal (

Startup Cell Members

  1. Industry Advisors
  2. Industry Mentors
  3. Faculty Mentors
  4. Alumni Mentors

Industry Advisors

Mr. AVDK Prasad
National Head of Premier Tech Chronos, Certified Corporate Director, and IIM Lucknow alumni

Mr. AVDK PRASAD is the national Head of Premier Tech Chronos, Certified Corporate Director, and IIM Lucknow alumni. He has an illustrious career spanning over 30+ years in techno-commercial engineering. Mr. Prasad masters the art of international commerce, key financial practices, and global business customs and on the basis of these competencies, he has gained successful business opportunities in the global market. At the same time, he has been very consistent at developing new business and driving innovation.

Mr. Gaurav Singh Pundir

Mr. Gaurav Singh Pundhir is Ex AVP and Business Head FMCG-SPAR India Aditya Birla Retail. He is an advisor to start-ups, vast experience in FMCG, Healthcare & Retail with top companies like Spar India, Aditya Birla Retail, Godrej, Reckitt Benckiser and Marico. Mr. Pundhir is having multicultural, multi-industry, multi-locational experience across Indian, Dutch, American and British companies having had exposure to leadership roles. He also provides consultancy to early-stage start-ups on launch plans & help them evaluating product-market fitment. He is also a visiting Member – Korea International Trade Association (KITA), Seoul.

Industry Mentors

Ms. Preksha Kaparwan
Founder and CEO, Alpha AI

Ms. Preksha started Alpha AI with my Co-Founders in early 2019 with a vision to enable enterprises to transform into real data-driven organizations. Alpha AI is an augmented analytics platform for tableau, PowerBI, and other existing BI tools and. As the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, she create opportunities for growth and have expertise in areas; B2B Lead Generation in the Global Market and Product: Ideation, UI flow, and finding a new tech to use/copy/buy, and Ecosystem building.

Mr. Nisarg Vaghela
Entrepreneur and Director, Vocus infomedia

Mr. Nisarg Vaghela is the serial entrepreneur and presently is the Director of Vocus infomedia.

Alumni Mentors

Apoorav Singh

Mr. Apporav singh is a budding entrepreneur and consultant providing consultancy to farmers producer companies and he has engaged more than 60 companies under this programme. For this, PM India has appreciated his brand IRADA in “Mann ki Baat”.

Vishal Tyagi

Founder, Hawk Eye Security Devices

Faculty Mentors

Prof. (Dr.) Daviender Narang
Director – Jaipuria Institute of Management

Prof. (Dr.) Daviender Narang is seasoned professional with over two Decades of hands-on expertise and experience in Management of Institution, have been an academician at heart yet an administrator at mind and practise with a proven track record in working in the education management industry. He has been associated with World bank supported project for Two years on Capacity building in Ethopia with Ethopian Civil Service University, Addis Ababa, Ethopia as Associate Professor. Mr. Narang has acquired expertise in curriculum development imbibing the current corporate need and demand and shaping the career of budding managers by providing them with the right platform and curriculum. He is a proactive professional with the inherent capability and desire to induce innovation in students through teaching pedagogy and change management. Besides that Mr. Narang has functioned as a Corporate Trainer; involved in imparting training on Financial modules (eg. Mutual funds, Security market and Capital market).

Dr. Sheetal
Assistant Professor – Jaipuria Institute of Management

Dr. Sheetal is an assistant professor and NISP nominated faculty for the adoption of national Innovation and start-up policy. She is an inquisitive learner with a knack for business analytics, determined to develop entrepreneurial mindset of the students. She has keen interest in studying and exploring the internationalization patterns of the companies and competitiveness of MNEs.

Dr. Ashwani Kumar Varshney
Dean (Students Welfare) – Jaipuria Institute of Management

Dr. Ashwani Kumar Varshney is Dean (Students Welfare) at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Ghaziabad. His interest areas are Accounting, Earnings Quality, Security analysis, Microfinance and Behavioural finance. Profile nominated for the “MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2011” by American Biographical Institute, Inc.,San Francisco, California.

Prof. Ajay Pandit
Visiting Faculty (Professor) – Jaipuria Institute of Management

Prof. Ajay Pandit is the visiting faculty (Professor) in Jaipuria Institute of Management. Before that, he served as a Professor (Marketing) in FMS Delhi University, GGS IP University, and Hainan University, China. He was awarded by Higher Education and Development Award, by the International Association of Educators for world peace (UN-affiliated NGO having special status with ECOSOC, UNDPI, UNESCO, UNICEF).
He has done research in the area of Emerging market multinationals and Green Marketing practices by MNEs. Mr. Pandit has delivered lectures at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hainan Provincial Government, Haikou, Hainan, China, and in workshops organised for the officers of the SAARC nations and developing nations of Africa and Asia.