Last updated May 4th 2012
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National Portal of India|
The Official Portal of the Indian Government has been developed as a Mission Mode Project under the National E-Governance Plan of the Government. The objective behind the Portal is to provide comprehensive, accurate, reliable and one stop source of information about India and its various facets as well as information about the services being provided by the Indian Government for the citizens and other stakeholders. Excellent and very well made site. Of particular interest are the sections on Business, Finance, and Commerce and Industries.
India Knowledge Wharton
Part of the Knowledge Wharton Network, this site presents the shool online business journal for India. With sections on Finance and Investment, Leadersip and Change, Marketing, Strategic Management, Business Ethics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, it provides free acccess to 100's of very interesting articles. Excellent site.
SME Toolkit India
SME Toolkit India is a joint project between ICICI Bank and IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group. The website has been created as an online resource centre that provides valuable advice and business tips, empowering small businesses in India to become globally competitive. Excellent site. Do not miss the large collection of How To articles on topics like Financial Accounting, Marketing, Technology, International Business.
India Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) designs policies, promotes programmes and projects, and monitors their implementation with a view to assisting MSMEs . Its role is to assist the States in their efforts to encourage entrepreneurship, employment and livelihood opportunities and enhance the competitiveness of MSMEs. The site provides details and links on the various institutions involved in MSME deevelopment. Excellent site. Do not miss the 2010 Task Force report on MSMEs and the 2010/2011 Ministry annual report.
India in Business
"India in Business" has been set up by the ITP division of the Ministry of External Affairs with the primary aim of accelerating the pace and quantum of Foreign Direct Investment in India. The web portal facilitates and guides the foreign investor about the Investment scenario in India. Excellent site which provides a very clear snapshot of the overall economic and sectoral situation. Do not miss the Ernst and Young report on «Doing Business in India 2011-2012». The Reserve Bank of India report «Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2010-11» is also very interesting.
The Economic Times - India
The on-line version of one of the best business newspaper in India. Do not miss the excellent Business Guide for India.
National Entrepreneurship Network
The National Entrepreneurship Network was established with a mission to create and support high-growth entrepreneurs, driving job-creation and economic growth in India. It partners with over 470 top-tier academic institutes in India to help them create entrepreneurship ecosystems on campus, which develop and support new and future entrepreneurs. Interesting site. Do not miss the Knowledge Bank which includes interesting material.
India WWW Virtual Library
This site is part of the WWW Virtual Library on South Asian Studies and provides links to India information, including sections on business and the economy. Very good and rich site although its organization could be better. The sections on States and Cities are very rich.
Businessworld is part of the ABP Group, one of India's largest media groups and is the largest selling Indian business magazine, and the only business weekly in the country. Provides economic, business and financial news covering India, UK, US and the world
Indian Business School
The Indian Business Schoool has the very ambitious objective to be an internationally top-ranked, research-driven, independent management institution that grooms future leaders for India and the world. The most interesting part of the site is the Wadhani Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and its draft report «Effectiveness of Credit Guarantee Schemes» (although I personally have my doubts overall about the real effectiveness of credit guarantee schemes for SMEs).
National Small Industries Corporation
National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC), is an ISO 9001-2008 certified Government of India Enterprise under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) with the mission of promoting, aiding and fostering the growth of small industries and industry related micro, small and medium enterprises in the country. Of particular interest is the Business-to-Business (B2B) Portal that has been established to give online services for small and medium time importers, exporters and service providers in India.
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), a wholly autonomous and not-for-profit institution, has been spearheading entrepreneurship movement in India with the belief that entrepreneurs need not necessarily be born; they can be developed through well conceived and well directed activities. An interesting and well known concept, although unfortunately the EDI website does not provide much value added information.
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