NDIM Incubation and Transformation Initiative

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To promote growth in the education sector through vertical and horizontal sharing of ideas, strategies, and resources



Two verticals – one for NGOs, and one for school students – to promote regular discussion through panels, seminars, hand-holding, and networking, on issues ailing the education sector, as well as to make the youth more employable as well as socially conscious, through exposure programmes and social entrepreneurship.



NITI will provide assistance to the NGOs through the following methods

  1. Networking – By bringing education-centred NGOs under one roof through regular moderated meet-ups and panel discussions, NGOs will be able to develop a best-practices model through learning from each other


  1. Mentoring and Hand-Holding – Through its Mentor Panel, NITI will bring NGOs success stories from various domains, chiefly education, while also promoting discussion on regulatory compliance and finances


  1. Manpower – Through its extensive tie-ups with institutions, and its own manpower of over 1000 young and enthusiastic students, NDIM through NITI will help NGOs source the manpower they need to successfully scale up


  1. Recognition ­– Through its NITI Awards, to be held on October 16th, presented to the NGO that has achieved the most in the last year by an eminent personality, and with significant media presence, NDIM through NITI will provide upcoming NGOs and social entrepreneurs the recognition they deserve.


NITI for Schools

NDIM through NITI seeks to promote the spirit of social entrepreneurship and problem-solving at a young age, and understands that the solution must be top-down as well as bottom-up.

Thus, NITI for Schools will be in two stages

  1. Panel Discussion for School Principals/Administrators/Teachers on September 28th, 2019 on Igniting Young Minds to Bring About Social Change


  1. NITI Awards for the best student proposal on solving a social problem. The proposal will be in the form of a document, and the best proposals will receive a cash award and a certificate at the NITI Awards on October 16th, 2019.


  1. Increased employability through regular participation in courses and programmes to make the students college-ready, as well as socially conscious.

NITI Mentor Panel

For expert guidance, mentorship, and to add value through their knowledge and experience, NITI has established a mentor panel with the following names :

Balmiki Prasad

Dr. Balmiki Prasad


Committee of Parliament on Official Language

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Govt. of India


Dr. Shabistan Ghaffar

Chairperson, Girls Education, National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions

Dr. Shabistan Gaffar is the Chairperson of Girls Education, National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, Government of India. She is a Member of Academic Council, National Institute of Open Schooling and President of the All India Confederation for Women's Empowerment Through Education, New Delhi.

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She has Compiled and edited the report and recommendations of the Committee on Girls Education, officially released at the 8th Foundation Day of National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions held in December, 2012 at Mavalankar Auditorium, New Delhi and submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India. She has received the 'Sir Syed Excellence Award for Female Education' for the outstanding service in the field of minority women's empowerment from the Aligarh Movement monthly Magazine, Aligarh University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.




Dr. Praveen Tiwari

Anchor, Journalist, Author

Dr. Praveen Tiwari is a TV/ Print journalist for last 20 years. He’s an author of 6 books so far. During this period he has been associated with the organizations like IBN7, Live India, Zee Business, DD national, Sahara Samay etc.

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He’s the only anchor registered in world book and India book of records also for his PhD as the first ever PhD on political cartoons. As an academician he is associated with many institutes especially as the Director Mass communication with JJT University Rajasthan where many big names of media are pursuing their PhD under his guidance. As an author he has written many books and Satya ki Khoj and News Anchor: face of the news.. are notable work by him. He has anchored many popular shows. Awakening India is one show which is still telecasted on DD national. Innovate India with zee business was also very popular and Dr. Tiwari has started working on a book based on the same topic.



Rakesh Gupta

Rakesh Gupta

Founder, Routes 2 Roots

An Honours graduate from Delhi University, Rakesh has done pioneering work in the field of IT and has been the quintessential founder of the concept of Call Centres/BPOs in India.

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He has been an active Rotarian and has contributed immensely to promote the ideology of Routes 2 Roots internationally. He has been a founder member of Routes 2 Roots and has contributed immensely to foster cultural activities internationally. Student exchange programme 'Exchange for Change', which is a prestigious project of their NGO, has been steered by him, and has resulted in the programme being internationally noticed and widely watched.

He has initiated several successful 'Festival of India' programmes in various countries in association with Indian Embassies and missions abroad.



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Dr. Aman Iqbal

Scientist | Mentor | Futurist

Dr. Aman Iqbal is a technology and healthcare visionary, who believes in the power of data and its myriad uses in automating the healthcare industry.

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A PhD in Chemical Biology from University of Oxford (and also a Wellcome trust fellow making him the youngest PhD in Chemistry from South Asia), Aman has done some extensive research and work in streamlining health data, understand it, and make it consumable by the healthcare industry.

His passion for pushing the boundaries of human understanding of science and merging disciplines in the quest of finding solutions to some of the most challenging problems faced by the healthcare industry has won him many accolades including Primer Minister’s Top 40 under 40 emerging entrepreneurs of Canada to NextFounders, member of the Executive Club of Canada, and Grand Prize by J&J at BiopharmAmerica Conference for best technology and pitch. [/read]

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Mr. Rajagopalan

Ex-Chairman, Public Relations Society of India (Delhi Chapter)

Post Graduate  in English literature from Delhi University.

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Served  Indian Railways in various capacity for  more than  38 years.

Was heading Corporate Communication  department as  Senior General Manager  with  Container Corporation of India Ltd, a navaratna Public Sector Undertaking ,under the Ministry of Railways. Retired on 31st July 2017.

Conferred with Legend Personality of the year - 2014 for Public Relations by News Ink National Awards committee.

Started career as Freelance journalist in 1979

Suhaditya Guha

Suhaditya Guha

Strategic Education Consultant, Educator, NGO Mentor

Suhaditya has a globalized background having lived in various countries and regions from birth.

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With full-time degrees from the USA, Japan, IIM Bangalore and currently finishing his PhD in corporate strategy and CSR, he has a wealth of experience in the global investment banking, 0il and gas and educational sectors. Has recently moved back to India and has divided his time between strategic consulting in the funded edupreneur and social non-profit social entrepreneurship space; he brings a wealth of over 20 years of experience in various disciplines, especially in strategy and making startups into viable businesses. Was recently chosen for Forbes 40 Educational Evangelists in India and is an excellent speaker and teacher.