Management Institute

Dr. Punit Saurabh

Dr. Punit Saurabh

Total Experience 11 Year
Educational Qualification Ph.D(IIT-KGP)
Research Area Family Business & entrepreneurship, Innovation Management
General information
Designation Assistant Professor
Office Phone 079-30642261
Cabin No 204, C Wing, IMNU

Dr Punit has a doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management from Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT-Kharagpur . He has been a Research fellow of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research and has handled key innovation funding and commercialization programs at Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur while pursuing his research on an action research mode. He has completed his graduation and post graduation in Economics and Statistics respectively from TilkaManjhi Bhagalpur University. His area of teaching and research includes Entrepreneurship development, Innovation management, family business practices , Communications, Social Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurship development, Entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem setups etc. Dr Punit has in the past served various organizations varying from industry, academic to research including stints at ICECD-Ahmedabad and R K University, Rajkot. He has fundamentally contributed to setting up research academic and practice based entrepreneurship ecosystems at IIT-Kharagpur and R K University . He has research papers in leading journals with presented papers in leading International conferences in India and abroad. He is also a reviewer, Guest editor for Technology Innovation Management Review , Sage and other reputed journals and contributes articles on strategic and geopolitical affairs for US Naval Institute, Defence News and other journals. In the past he was nominated by Department of Science and Technology as an entrepreneurship domain expert for India Innovation Growth Program (IIGP) research visit to IC2 at UT Texas, Austin which was supported by Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Lockheed Martin. He was also part of the winning team of Euro 7000 Global Academic Cup (GAC) held at Nokia City, Finland a worldwide Business Plan competition. Dr. Punit Is presently serving Nirma University with the Institute of Management in the capacity of Assistant Professor.

Current Activities : Currently Involved with teaching Entrepreneurship & Family business to UG & PG Students. Coordinating Entrepreneurship Club 'SWAYAM' which specializes in conducting entrepreneurship events to promote and create entrepreneurial awareness and PRATIKRITI- The Photography club. Scouting research collaboration with International Universities to aid research activities at IMNU and NU Journal Reviewer for TIMR and contributor for Defense News and USNI ( US Naval Institute)
Teaching 4 Year 0 Month
Industry 1 Year
Research 6 Year
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Membership ISTD

Specialization Areas Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship Development, International Strategic relations
Subject Taught UG Entrepreneurship, Environmental Management
Subject Taught PG Family Business, Communication for Managers, Succession Planning and Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Advanced Entrepreneurship for Ph.D

Gardening, writing Poems, Painting, listening to classical music, Playing Table Tennis, reading and writing Articles on Geo-strategic issues.

Dr. Punit Saurabh - Achievements

TitleDescriptionAchieved On
Winner, Startup Weekend -Rajkot Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It was held at R K University Rajkot from 16th of December to 18th of December 2016 and was participated by enthusiasts from all over the country. Dr Punit Saurabh and Ritesh Verma emerged as winner for the Rajkot Startup Weekend ,2016 which consisted of innovative idea pitching and business Plan presentation. December 2016
Nominated by DST for 'Indian Innovation Grouwth Programme' (IIGP) visit to IC2 ,University of Texas at Austin as part of Entrepreneurship/innovation experts visit Dr Punit was nominated by DST to be part of an expert group of entrepreneurship/innovation /business incubator manager/researchers for a knowledge sharing visit to IC2 -University of Texas, at Austin . The programme was supported by FICCI, IUSSTF and Lockheed Martin along with UT Texas,Austin August 2011
Team Winner, Euro 7,000 Global Academic Cup (GAC) -Metso Award , Nokia City- Finland At the Taloussanomat Seminar, the winner of the First Global Academic Cup held in conjunction of the tenth EBRF conference was officially declared. The first prize became named Metso Award in the honour of EBRF history’s Most Valuable Corporate Partner, Metso Corporation. The 10,000 Euro award was granted to the IIT Kharagpur’s Professor Dhrubes Biswas and his team consisting of Punit Saurabh, Amrita, Sharad Kumar, Parswati Kanjilal and Sujay Santra for the funding of their project initiative "Scalable Healthcare: Low-Cost Scalable Healthcare through Social Entrepreneurship for Rural and Non-Metro Cities of India". EBRF is Finland’s oldest international peer-reviewed business research conference, established as a joint venture of the Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere in 2001. The tenth anniversary event was organized by GVL Finland with Co-Creation as the main conference theme. Global Academic Cup was launched to steer research plans towards “winning business plans”. Full innovation value – rather than mere invention value – was strongly addressed. August 2010

Dr. Punit Saurabh - Experience

Institute / OrganizationDesignationDuration
R K UniversityAssistant Professor December 2015 To April 2017
ICECDSenior Faculty Member March 2015 To November 2015

Dr. Punit Saurabh - Publication


International Journal

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
The role of Centre for Advanced Communication (CACM) in spreading e-Learning in India 2394-5869International journal of Applied Research1(8): 190-1932015
Women Entrepreneurs in Developing Nations:Growth and replication and Their Impact on Poverty Alleviation 1927-0321Technology Innovation Management Review (TIMR)5(8): 34-43.2015
Reviewing the Knowledge Systems of Innovation and the Associated Roles of Major Stakeholders in the Indian Context 1927-0321Technology Innovation Management Review (TIMR)4(8):36–42014
Developmental Impact Analysis of an ICT-Enabled Scalable Healthcare Model in BRICS Economies 1927-0321Technology Innovation Management Review (TIMR)2(6): 25-312012

National Journal

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Support for new product development: Case study of an innovative product :Tarangpariwartak 2229-5348Journal for Management and EntrepreneurshipVolume 10, Number 12016
Health Problem Mitigation through Advocacy of Public-Private-Partnership for Solution of Local Health Problems through Service Based Health Care Models 0974-6722RVIM Journal of ManagementVol-1, Issue 22008

Dr. Punit Saurabh - Qualification

QualificationSpecializationUniversityPassing Year%Class
Ph.D. Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation IIT Kharagpur Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM, IIT-Kharagpur) July 2014   
M.A. Statistics and Computer Applications T M Bhagalpur University Department of Statistics and computer Applications June 2007 65.001
B.A. Economics T M Bhagalpur University Sabour College, Bhagalpur December 2002 61.001

Dr. Punit Saurabh - Activity

Dr. Punit Saurabh - PhD Students