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
Centre for Promotion of Advanced Management Practices (C-PAMP)

The Centre for Promotion of Advanced Management Practices (C-PAMP) is one of the principal Centres of the School of Enterprise Management that strives to provide services for capacity building among managerial staff of micro, small and medium enterprises as well as their support institutions. It provides training and other services in the area of marketing including export marketing, operations management and human resource management systems and practices. The Centre conducts national training programmes in cutting-edge areas like Japanese Management Practices, New Age Management Practices, Foreign Trade Management, etc. It offers international programmes of 8 weeks duration in Small Enterprise Management Consultancy, Tourism and Hospitality Management, etc.

Centre for Industrial Credit and Financial Services(C-ICFS) is one of the principal operational wings of nisiet. The training, research and consultancy services of the Centre are broadly aimed at catering to the needs of providers and beneficiaries of finance and financial services. The training programmes are in the areas of evaluating lending procedures, industrial sickness, financial management practices, etc.

The on-going liberalisation brought in its wake enhancement in the investment outlay of small scale sector. Due to a corresponding increase in its financial requirements more or less on par with large enterprises in the corporate sector, a need arose for the small scale sector to explore capital markets both within the country and globally. The Centre for Industrial Credit and Financial Services outlined its scope and objectives afresh as demanded by such challenges in the changing environment.


Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are increasingly being used the world over as a business tool to achieve economic gains in the era of technological competitiveness. With the opening up of our economy, SMEs too have become vulnerable to competition from the overseas giants. SMEs in India consider IPRs to be an esoteric concept and are still unaware that their ability to convert knowledge into wealth through the process of innovation will determine their future. The issues of generation, valuation, protection and exploitation of intellectual property are going to become critically important for SMEs all around the world. It is with this view, to address the need of development of skills and competence to manage IPRs, and leverage its influence amongst SMEs in India, we propose to set up a Centre for IPRs at nisiet. The Centre will endeavour to narrow the knowledge gap that exists between the SMEs of developed and developing countries.

Our Functions

To work with entrepreneurs and SMEs to help them appreciate the commercial value of patents, registered designs, trademarks and copyrights.

To Assists SMEs in maximising their hidden assets of businesses by interventions like consultancy and training

To elucidate WTO implications on SMEs in India and the impending challenges for them in the wake of globalisation and competition.

To serve as a repository of patent information for SMEs in the country.

To create an awareness on the use of patents as a unique source of technological information

Our Services

We provide hosts of intellectual property management related services to our clientele, namely:

General awareness programmes among SMEs on IPR issues (patents, trade marks, copyrights, designs etc.) and its benefits and also to inculcate innovation.

Specific awareness programmes amt)ng SMEs on IPR issue related to specific industry I product or service.

IPR consultancy.

Training of Trainers.

Functional training on cashing on opportunities from WTO/TRIPS.

Patent search and analysis.

Patent documentation and information to SMEs.

Knowledge documentation. (Documentation of State's traditional knowledge)

In order to meet the growing requirements of the Industry in the new millennium, nisiet has launched a Centre for Logistics And Integrated Materials Systems (C-LAIMS) in addition to the existing Centres further reinforcing and consolidating the services of the Institute. C-LAIMS meshes and functions under the overall objectives of nisiet, to look after the industry needs in the areas of Training, Research, Consultancy and Information Services on Quality, Logistics, SCM & ISO standards.

Objectives of C-LAIMS

The specific objectives of the centre for Logistics And Integrated Materials Systems are

  • To Promote-Develop and Train Persons engaged in Commercial and Industrial Undertakings, appraising them on the latest concepts of Logistics and Integrated Materials Systems with ecommerce applications.
  • To Promote, encourage, undertake and coordinate the study of problems of SME's and their principal customers, in the areas of Purchasing, Materials Management and Logistics and further to provide appropriate solutions and alternatives. Offer consultancy and counseling to desirous undertakings.
  • To propagate and promote the highest standards of business ethics between buyers and sellers in the profession of Purchasing, Materials Management and Logistics.
  • To continuously train and impart highest standards of professional knowledge and upgrade personal capabilities and skill of all those involved in Purchasing, Materials Management and Logistics.
  • To promote and contribute to enhancing the immediate and ultimate customer satisfaction by developing a sound partnership between buyers and sellers.
  • To train & help organisations in consultancy on ISO 9000(2000), 14001, HACCP, CE, CMM level 3,4&5 cetifications along with IRCA & EARA approved Lead Auditor Courses


  • C-LAIMS conducts Short/Medium Term Executive Development programmes in Materials and Supply Chain Management and QMS/TQM subjects.
  • Conducts Long Term contact courses for PGDTQM, PGDLSCM & PGDBT.
  • Undertakes Industrial Consultancy assignments.
  • Undertakes need based Inplant Training Programs.

  • C-LAIMS conducts Short/Medium Term Executive Development programmes in Materials and Supply Chain Management and QMS, CRM /TQM subjects.
  • Conducts Long Term contact courses for PGDTQM, PGDLSCM, PGDLTQM & PGDBT (National & International).
  • Undertakes Industrial Consultancy assignments.
  • Undertakes need based Inplant Studies.

Training Programmes:

  • International Buying
  • Logistics & e-commerce for Business Excellence
  • Logistics, SCM & Information Technology
  • World of Logistics, e-commerce (EDI) & CRM
  • SupplyChain - The Integrated Challenges (IT)
  • e- Logistics - e-Dias latest director
  • Strategic Partnership - Supply Chain Management - Changing Scenario in buyer- seller relationships.
  • PG Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (PGDLSCM) - National & International.

Consultancy Projects Undertaken:

  • Inplant Consultancy on SCM for HBL Nife Powers 2000
  • Inplant Consultancy on SCM for Mysore Paper Mills in 2000

C-LAIMS (TQM UNIT), nisiet

With the emerging trends of liberalisation and globalisation, the Indian Industry felt its need for improving the quality of its products and services to remain competitive in many cases even to survive. Keeping in view the importance of QMS installation in enterprises through TQM, ISO 9000/14000 nisiet since 1982 undertook various activities in QMS training starting with Quality Circles in 1982. nisiet (TQM Unit ) has been organising various training programmes/ seminars/ workshops along with consultancy and counselling to various manufacturing and service sectors clientele.

Training Programmes:

Executive Development Awareness Programmes National

  • Quality Circles
  • TQM (Total Quality Management)
  • ISO 9000, 14000, QS 9000, HACCP, Codex, CE, Tick IT, SA 9000 & CMM Level 3, 4, & 5 & TQM Assessment Awards Criteria.
  • Bench Marking
  • Business Process Reengineering. (BPR)
  • Just-In-Time (JIT)
  • CEDAC & SMED Techniques
  • Documentation training for ISO 9000, 14000 Certification.
  • Internal Quality Auditor (IQA, UK) Programmes
  • ISO 9001 (94 & 2000) Lead Auditor's Course (IRCA, IATCA, NQA, UK & Victoria Group Inc. Virginia, USA) & SQC Tools & Techniques in process management
  • ISO 14001 (EARA Approved) Environment Assessment Board, Scotland Lead Auditor Courses.
  • PG Diploma {Part time (evening) thrice a week on TQM & ISO 9000 & 14000
  • International
  • PG Diploma in TQM & Logistics & SCM [National Part Time] (PGDLTQM)
  • PGDLTQM [International] three months Certificate course

Workshops / Seminars Counselling

  • TQM & ISO 9000
  • TQM Assessment Awards Criteria: EFQM, CII, Self-Assessment & Malcolm Baldridge Award Criteria their Interface with SIX SIGMA.
  • Undertook counseling campaign to Modern Bread Company at Hyderabad on Quality, safety and environment aspects

Activities Organised Seminars / Workshops on:

  • One Day Seminar on Projects Day - March 2001
  • One Day Seminar on Energy Conservation & Audits - November 2000
  • One Day Seminar Quality Improvement in SSI sector - April 2000
  • Two Days National Seminar on Modern Trends in Biotechnology & Sustainable Rural Development - July 2001.

Projects wise:

  • Undertaken ENERGY Audit for Gurban Group of Industries, Sampre Nutrition's Ltd.,

Enrollment of Research Scholars:

  • Since 2000 March enrolled 50 Research Scholars for summer placement Project work.
  • Conducting concurrent evaluation studies & Talent Search Tests.
Why c-eco

In the light of globalization, liberalization and privatisation and free trade, industrial sector in India has been undergoing rapid changes. With the result, now the stress is more on standards, quality, and efficiency as never before. Environmental compliance is increasingly being stressed upon, specially in the case of exports. Competition from foreign companies, big industries and multinational companies complicates this situation further.

Consequently, small and medium scale industries are in a crisis. Largely speaking, industrial pollution is associated with large manufacturing units, a perception that is reinforced whenever there is a major environmental accident involving a major industry. Interestingly, the last five years have witnessed a shift of focus in understanding the impact of pollution generated by SMEs all over the world.

Large scale manufacturers provide a relatively easy target for the authorities in terms of regulating and controlling emissions and discharges. The Small and Medium Units, however, on account of their large number, variety of manufacturing activities, wide dispersal, and lack of funds for research and development, present a different picture entirely. Besides, most of them are located within the heart or in the proximity of cities, which aggravates the impact of pollution both in terms of environmental degradation and human health.

Small industry development is in a transition phase. Modernizing and making it internationally competitive are the major policy objectives. There has been a welcome change in the environmental policy of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India for strengthening resource conservation in the country and promoting clean process technologies. Many of the highly polluting industries in the small scale sector are important from the angle of contribution to industrial production, employment generation and export promotion. Some of the prominent groups are:

Chemical and allied industries, leather industries, textile processing, drugs and pharmaceuticals, agro-chemicals and food processing industries.

Pollution has to be looked at in an integrated way. Liquid effluents, air pollution, solid wastes and gaseous emissions, all need to be treated by using the appropriate treatment processes and devices. A number of innovative approaches and management practices are being pursued in the context of small industries in different parts of the country. Success has been of varying degrees in different regions and in different industry groups. Involvement of industry in implementing environmental audit as well as anti-pollution measures has been recognized as very important in bringing about awareness and in motivating them to take the implementation process to a higher level in a phased manner.

There is no official data available on the quality and quantity of pollution from small scale industries. However, the aggregate pollution capacity due to large number of small scale units has an alarming impact on the environment. Recent judicial and regulatory intervention, in disciplining the erring units by ordering closure, penalizing and shifting of location have certainly created some degree of anxiety among the entrepreneurs.

nisiet , being a premier Institute for the development and modernization of small and medium scale industries , realizing the challenge urgency and the need of the hour, has decided to establish a centre totally dedicated to environmental concerns vis-à-vis the Small and Medium Enterprises.


The mission of the centre is to promote sustainable development of small and medium enterprises through implementation of pollution prevention and control techniques.

  • To design and conduct need-based training programmes, workshops and seminars for environmental management.
  • To function as a clearing house for cleaner technologies.
  • To develop research and development facility and take up research activities in the areas of environment and pollution control.
  • To act as a catalyst in building up an institutional network involving national and international organisations.
  • To undertake different kinds of status and evolution studies and extend consultancy services.
  • To promote entrepreneurship in the area of environmental goods and services.
  • To promote and strengthen the concept of greening of supply channel.