Minister

  • Conducted a Pioneering Research Study in Achievement Motivation in association with Prof. David McClelland’s Kakinada Experiment (1964).
  • Organised the First Executive Laboratory in India (1964) .
  • Conducted the First International Training Programme in SME Development (1967).
  • Developed the Concept of Appropriate Technologies in Indian Industry (1969).
  • Established a Specialised Information Centre, the Small Enterprises National Documentation Centre (SENDOC) (1971).
  • Assisted The Tanzanian Government in Establishing a SIDO (1974).
  • Established a Branch Regional Centre at Guwahati (1979).
  • Attained National Status and Renamed as National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training (nisiet) (1984).
  • Prepared Case Studies and Video Documentaries on S&T Entreprenuers (1986).
  • Developed The First Computerised Software Package on Simulation Exercises for Small Industry Management (SIMSIM) (1987); Project Appraisal and Evaluation (CAPE) (1996).
  • UNESCO Chair (1997).
  • Achieved Self – sufficiency (2001-02).
  • B2B Transactions with Uganda, Namibia, South Africa, Bhutan, Nigeria, Sudan, Cameroon and Ghana (2000 – 2007).
  • National workshop on MSME Cluster Development conducted in New Delhi (2008).
  • International Programmes for Bank of Ghana (2006-08);
  • All-time record of 28 international Executive Development Programmes, 5 of them specially for African countries (2007-08)
  • Outreach programme for African women executives as a fore-runner to India-Africa Forum Summit (2008)
  • International Programmes for Bangladesh Small & Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) (2008-09)