This is a well-established academic organ of ni-msme. There is a spate of changes sweeping the enterprises across the globe. The economic reforms within the country with the attendant consequences, ever increasing competition, both global and local, fast pace of technological changes and a host of other factors necessitate revolutionary reforms in the enterprise management practices. The practices clearly have to be cost-effective as well as simpler to adopt and adapt with the power to impinge all segments of the enterprise. This calls for a paradigm shift in raison d’etre of the enterprise itself. In tune with this, the erstwhile Industrial Management Division is re-engineered and re-christened as School of Enterprise Management (SEM) laying emphasis on management practices, intellectual property rights and management education.

Core Competencies

The School is endowed with capabilities in the following areas and delivers through the instruments of training and consultancy, many a time customised to meet the requirements of client organisation, actively supported by research. The School functions with its full-fledged five centres viz., Centre for Promotion of Advanced Management Practices (C-PAMP), Centre for Logistics & Integrated Materials Systems (C-LAIMS), Centre for Industrial Credit and Financial Services (C-ICFS) and Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (C-IPR) and Centre for Environment Concerns (C-Eco).


  • market survey and demand analysis
  • exports, international trade and practices
  • industrial marketing
  • rural marketing
  • marketing of agri-inputs

Management Training Methodologies

  • role play
  • small group activities
  • in-plant studies
  • management cases
  • management simulations and games

Productivity and Quality

  •  management of productivity
  • total quality management
  • Statistical quality control
  • ISO 9000/14000
  • HACCP / Six Sigma


  • human resource management
  • industrial relations
  • human resources and systems
  • ISO 9000/14000
  • HACCP / Six Sigma

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)

  • IP creation, commercialisation & management

General Management

  • Benchmarking
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Japanese Management Practices
  • Performance contracts
  • Strategic management


The clientele include both government and non-governmental organisations such as:

  • Corporate sector: PSUs and Private sector enterprises
  • Entrepreneurs and owner-managers of SMEs
  • Officials from ministries and departments of both central and state governments
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Enterprise support agencies including VOs
  • International agencies

In addition, student focused part-time post-graduate diploma programmes in areas like export management, TQM and ISO 9000 and human resource management and systems are conducted. This endeavour also serves the cause of continuing executive education.

Co-working and Collaborations

TSEM works synergistically with other centres of the institute to design and deliver value-laden content to the customers. It also networks with other national and international institutions of good standing through collaborations to administer cost-effective, client-centred performance improvement capsules.
The School also leverages the expertise available within different sectors of the economy to service sector-specific clients.


The School’s vision is to emerge and establish itself as a sui generis seat of learning in advanced management practices that enable promotion of performing enterprises.


The School envisages realisation of the above vision through its mission of promotion and propagation of advanced management practices that are low in cost of implementation, but are highly effective in results and cover all the activities of the enterprise. This is accomplished through undertaking the triadic activities of training, research and consultancy, both within the country and outside. Thus its charter mandates it to work towards enabling practices that are:

  • Enterprise-wide
  • Low cost
  • High impact

Compass of Services and Constellation of Benefits

SEM offers a wide range of services in the form of training interventions, capacity building through management consultancy and other knowledge-based services through applied research. The tangible benefits, in addition to the many intangibles, that flows from our school are:

  • Productivity-driven cost leadership
  • Quality led competitiveness
  • Customer-coupled market share
  • Re-engineered organisational advantage
  • Benchmark-based best practices