About the blog

This is blog features a collection of short articles by V. Premnath.

The articles try to compile some of the thoughts, suggestions and ideas that I have shared with young people who have approached me for advise.

This blog is connected to the website, www.premnath.org

You can write to Premnath at v.premnath(at)ncl.res.in

Recent Posts

(23 March 2020) Compilation of online learning resources for incubator staff

The following is a compilation of  online learning courses/ resources for incubator staff:

(Credits: This list is crowd sourced with inputs from the Venture Center team members. I have not checked every one of these for quality — as I do it in the future, I will leave my comments. )

INCUBATION MANAGEMENT

MANAGEMENT OF NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS

BASICS OF FINANCE

LAWS, COMPLIANCE, BOARD MTGS

VENTURING/ BUSINESS MODELLING

INVESTING; VENTURE FUNDING

GRANT/ CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER/ LICENSING

SOCIAL ACCOUNTING/ AUDIT

  • To be added

LAB MANAGEMENT

  • To be added

EHS AND SAFETY

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND PROTOTYPING

REGULATIONS

  • To be added

QUALITY

COMMUNICATIONS

EVENT MANAGEMENT

  • To be added

FACILITY MANAGEMENT

  • To be added

DIGITAL MARKETING

OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARES

BASIC OFFICE/ TEAM MANAGEMENT SKILLS

WEBSITES WITH COLLECTION OF ONLINE COURSES

  1. (22 March 2020) COVID 19 Perspective Comments Off
  2. (22 March 2020) Making “Work from Home” work (for startups) Comments Off
  3. (16 Dec 2019) Benjamin Franklin method of taking decisions Comments Off
  4. (15 Dec 2019) My wish list for a Pune Knowledge-driven Innovation Cluster Comments Off
  5. (15 Dec 2019) Pune’s Knowledge, Innovation & Industry Clusters Comments Off
  6. (15 Dec 2019) On innovation clusters Comments Off
  7. (26 Oct 2019) What should India’s strategy on indigenous API manufacturing be? Comments Off
  8. (23 Sep 2019) Farewell to Guru Comments Off
  9. (25 Aug 2019) Science, engineering and technology Comments Off
  10. (2 Sep 2019) Disruptive innovation at the interfaces of the drug industry Comments Off
  11. (22 May 2019) Lessons from Sweden in Innovation Management Comments Off
  12. (25 Dec 2018) So you want to be rich? Comments Off
  13. (25 Dec 2018) Pune Startups: Review and Outlook Comments Off
  14. (16 Dec 2018) The Perfect Librarian and “Cool” Lady: Remembering Saroj Krishnaswami Comments Off
  15. (12 Oct 2018) Open Innovation: Excerpts from CII CTO Summit Comments Off
  16. (2 Sep 2018) My memories of my grandfather Comments Off
  17. (11 Aug 2018) Convocation address, Dept of Chem Engg, IIT-Bombay Comments Off
  18. (25 June 2018) Selected reports on startups and VC investments in India Comments Off
  19. (25 June 2018) Selected Readings on Incubation and Acceleration Comments Off
  20. (20 May 2018) Interesting comments in Blink article on Memes Comments Off
  21. (22 April 2018) New book on Med Tech Innovation by Prof Ravi, IIT-Bombay Comments Off
  22. (20 April 2018) Dr Padmanabhan’s new memoir Comments Off
  23. (20 April 2018) Using Rallly for scheduling meetings involving multiple busy people: Comments Off
  24. (21 July 2017) Learning from Ashish Comments Off
  25. (10 June 2017) Mission Admission — A reality check! Comments Off
  26. Excerpts from “Shoe Dog: A memoir by the creator of Nike” by Phil Knight. Comments Off
  27. Defining technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship! Comments Off
  28. (2 June 2016) Success is defined by your choices Comments Off
  29. Why do we work? Comments Off
  30. How can startups attract and retain talent? Comments Off
  31. Career development: Growing in responsibilities Comments Off
  32. Tips for writing a Statement of Purpose (SOP) Comments Off
  33. Does poor academic performance in school/college matter to my prospects? Comments Off
  34. Quotes from “I too had a dream”, by Verghese Kurien Comments Off
  35. Tips on writing good resumes Comments Off
  36. How to choose a company name (in India)? Comments Off
  37. Careers in intellectual property in India Comments Off
  38. On social enterprises Comments Off
  39. What is entrepreneurship? Comments Off
  40. How should you choose a place to pursue undergraduate studies? Comments Off
  41. Seeking a job vs seeking excellence Comments Off
  42. How do US universities decide on who to admit for PhD programs and offer scholarships? Comments Off
  43. No absolutes Comments Off
  44. Fire in the belly Comments Off
  45. The curse of versatility Comments Off
  46. The opportunity in front of chemical engineers today Leave a reply
  47. What is Chemical engineering? Leave a reply
  48. What is science? What motivates scientists? Leave a reply
  49. Should you join a PhD program? Leave a reply
  50. Competition and blinders Comments Off
  51. Learning goals for primary school children Comments Off
  52. Launch of the blog Comments Off