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Muzaffar Nagar
West Bengal
Andaman & Nicobar
Why Join Us ?

Chance to work with phenomenal talent across India and globally

Opportunity to make a difference with facilitating cutting-edge technology from lab to market

SIIC IIT Kanpur attracts talent from all over the country. With a team strength of over 50 employees, we are a group of multidisciplinary professionals, passionate to make a mark in the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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About the Program

  • Foundation for Innovation and Research in Science and Technology (FIRST), IIT Kanpur announces Young Professionals Program (YPP) to offer budding talent an opportunity in supporting incubation and innovation in the country and develop themselves into capable professionals.
  • YPP extends an exposure across functions and programs to potential young talent to assess their abilities, help them build skills, experiment with their capabilities, and craft their talent to emerge as competent professionals
  • The incumbents of the program acquire exposure to the following:
  • • Outreach, social media, and pipeline
  • • Applicant Empowerment, Support, and Evaluations
  • • Innovation and Technology
  • • Incubation and Portfolio Management
  • Graduation in Engineering / Biotechnology / Life Sciences/ Management / Business Administration / Development Studies / Social Work / Economics / Commerce or any other relevant streams
  • Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with attention to detail within the deadlines.
  • Key Skills and Abilities-
  • • Excellent Communication and Coordination Skills, Strong team player, Creative and innovative thinking.
  • • Result Oriented, Dependable and Responsible
  • • Strong Computer knowledge especially MS Office
  • • Passion to serve the community
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Job Responsibilities
  • Consistently create well-designed, tested code using best practices for website development, including mobile and responsive site design
  • Create websites and user interfaces, using standard HTML/CSS practices, while incorporating data from back-end databases and services
  • Develop or validate testing schedules, addressing all browsers and devices to ensure various computers can access content.
  • Responsible to work alongside a team and independently in the creation, maintenance, and updates of website(s)
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/MCA.
  • Knowledge of application developer/Basic software development.
  • Knowledge of web applications, programming languages, and web services, such as APIs, CSS, CSS3, HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, CSS, server architecture
  • Experience in Python, PHP, JAVA, ASP, ASP.NET etc.
  • Experience with database systems such as SQL and Oracle.
  • *Last Date to apply -26th January 2022

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Job Responsibilities

Startup Support:

  • Facilitating and assisting the Federation and Zila Unions in the procurement of goods, works, and services in accordance with the approved procurement plan
  • Assisting the Federation in preparing, updating, and monitoring procurements in accordance with the approved procurement plan.
  • Assist the Federation in systematic maintenance of procurement-related records and documentation for audit/ review.
  • Procurement of forest produce through primary cooperative societies /SHG'slogistics for transportation primary processing & storage.
  • Procurement plan preparation and implementation
  • Develop Assessment of profit/ loss and benefit-sharing, procurement standards and ensure standards during procurement, supply chain management organic certification of forest produce
  • Any other related work
  • Graduate Degree in Engineering Agriculture / forestry / Management disciplines from reputed National/ International University/Institute.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in procurement of Agri - based commodities.
  • Experience in dealing with PSUs / processing units.
  • *Last Date to apply -15th January 2022

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Job Responsibilities

Startup Support:

  • Marketing of Raw forest produce and herbal products (120+ products) in consumer segment.
  • Managing Sales promotion activities.
  • Managing retail sales and distribution.
  • Managing Sales MIS, Sales data analysis for designing promotional and advertising campaigns.
  • Bulk sales, commodity sales management, e-tender for sale.
  • Support the Lead Project Manager in marketing and managing of processed / finished product line.
  • Packaging and Marketing.
  • Support the team in all day to day tasks especially in data management and MIS
  • Any other related work assigned.
  • MBA / PGDM (Marketing) from reputed National / International University / Institute
  • At least 3 years' experience in Experience in Product Management and Marketing of Agri based/food products and ATL/BTL activities
  • *Last Date to apply -15th January 2022

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Job Responsibilities
  • Development of IT-based decisions support system for procurement, processing & marketing.
  • Operations, implementation & monitoring of DSS development & monitoring of dashboard for progress monitoring and Performance Appraisal.
  • Development and Management of comprehensive IT-based solutions for the state agency.
  • Lead and support other activities as assigned.
  • Support in responding to RFPs, Fund Raising, IT Strategy, and Project Execution.
  • Support IT-related tasks under different projects and leading affiliate tasks
  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, IT or related technical discipline.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional software development experience.
  • Have Experience of Minimum 1 year as Project Manager / Business Analyst..
  • *Last Date to apply -15th January 2022

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Job Responsibilities
  • Facilitating for agglomerations of unorganized Processing enterprises through creation/strengthening of primary society, the Kendra and Self Help Groups etc. and strengthening/ setting up of testing labs
  • Entrepreneurship Development Framing of organizational setup, capacity building for raw material procurement, processing, marketing, and its capacity building
  • Identifying branding and marketing channel at the national / state level for the micro-enterprises.
  • Facilitating in identifying National & State Institutes focusing on enterprise development
  • Any other related work assigned
  • Degree in Engineering/ Technology and MBA I PGDM, from reputed National/ International University/ Institute, with focus on Entrepreneurship
  • 3 years’ experience in the development of Microenterprises, branding & marketing of produce of MSME especially Food Processing industries or Agri based industries.
  • *Last Date to apply -15th January 2022

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Job Responsibilities
  • Managing production across different units & sub units.
  • Technical Audit of food / Ayurvedic medicine/ Herbal product processing in plants.
  • Ensuring compliance to FSSAI / Ayush Norms applicable to industry.
  • Managing Cost of production / capacity utilization & flexible manufacturing..
  • Developing & maintaining a quality focused culture.
  • Ensuring the centralized monitoring processing of food, nonfood & herbal processing unit spread across the state.
  • Ensuring and meeting the product quality norms.
  • Managing capability & manpower requirement across processing units and sub units,ensuring sufficient training of manpower.
  • Managing Product MIS.
  • Coordinating production workflow for one or multiple products, Planning and prioritizing operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay.
  • Developing effective forecast models based on industry trends and demand patterns.
  • Lead and support other activities as assigned.
  • Implementing of change initiatives and supporting continuous improvement in department
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Technology/Mechanical Eng. Chemical Engineering or other closely related field
  • Plant Management experience in food / Ayurvedic drugs manufacturing (strongly preferred)
  • Competence in working with multidimensional & multicultural environment.
  • Strong analytical and process management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into application and operational requirement
  • Minimum of 2 Years Experience in Manufacturing, Process design Machine / Product design.
  • *Last Date to apply -15th January 2022

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Job Responsibilities
  • YPP (MFP Procurement)-Procurement of MFP at Minimum Support Price, Storage, Standards, etc.
  • YPP (MFP Processing)-romote Processing of MFP, Processing Technologies, Quality Control, Capacity Building
  • YPP (Product Development)- New Product Development for MFP,Improved processing Technologies Machine Design & Upgradation, R&D
  • YPP (Marketing)- Bulk Marketing of MFP through Tenders & Other Means. Retail Marketing of Herbal Products Entrepreneurship
  • YPP (Lac Development)- Lac Cultivation, Extension, Lac Processing, Lac Based Product Development
  • YPP (MFP Procurement)-M.Sc. (Forestry) / M.Sc. (Agriculture / Horticulture )
  • YPP (MFP Processing)- B.Tech (Mechanical) / Food Processing.
  • YPP (Product Development)- B.Tech. (Chemical / Mechanical / Food Processing)
  • YPP (Marketing)- B.Tech. with MBA (Marketing)
  • YPP (Lac Development)- M.Sc. (Agriculture Extension / Horticulture).
  • *Last Date to apply -15th January 2022

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Job Responsibilities

Startup Support:

  • Work with each portfolio company to build, test and pilot their solutions and acquire customers.
  • Support in managing the administration of bringing new committed entrepreneurs into the AI CoE.
  • Plan and schedule all activities and sessions for the pre-incubation and incubation program
  • Provide monthly progress reports on start-ups to key officers for prompt decision - making
  • Carry out Industry research for start-ups and spot opportunities.
  • Manage communication between start-ups and the unit.
  • Bachelor's in Technology, Finance, Economics or related field from reputed National/International University/Institute.
  • 3 - 4 years’ experience in an AI Product Start-up or AI Solutions Company.
  • Familiarity with business principles & Practices
  • Understanding of the technology space and lean methodologies.
  • *Last Date to apply -31st December 2021

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Job Responsibilities
  • Identify and select potential incubatees/start-ups for the AI incubation program.
  • Analyse financial statements, forecasts and funding requirements of each potential AI start-up.
  • Define, build and finalize client agreements.
  • Assist start-ups in the areas of strategy, business plan development, market analysis, company registrations
  • Understand requirements of start-ups and build a mentoring relationship through the mentor pool.
  • Define deliverables, their timelines and monitor progress of start-ups
  • Develop and maintain relationships with investors, Government bodies, service companies
  • Promote AI CoE to attract the best start-ups and help build and shape the brand image
  • B Tech Degree from reputed National/ International University/Institute preferably an B. Tech with MBA.
  • 3 - 7 years’ experience in an AI Product Start-up or AI Solutions Company
  • *Last Date to apply -31st December 2021

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Job Responsibilities
  • Coordinating internal resources and third parties or vendors for hassle-free execution of projects.
  • Making resources available and allocating them efficiently.
  • Adhering to stipulated deadlines, while maintaining budget and scope.
  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Mapping out a detailed project plan to track progress on a regular basis, and plan how to proceed
  • Coordinate with other stakeholders within the IITK ecosystem to ensure the effective implementation of the projects
  • Lead and support other activities as assigned.
  • MSW/MBA/Masters in Mass Communication from any reputed National /International University / Institute.
  • At least 2-3 years of experience within start up ecosystem and mandatory 1 year project management experience in implementing government projects.
  • *Last Date to apply -31st December 2021

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The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is an entry-point for an exciting journey at SIIC IIT Kanpur. Every year the incubator onboards a cohort of dynamic, fresh graduates with an aim to make them the leaders of tomorrow.

A YPP is exposed to the ongoing programs allowing the young talent to assess their abilities, help them nurture interdisciplinary skills, experiment with their capabilities, and craft their talent to emerge as competent professionals.


Graduate in Engineering/ Biotechnology/ Life Sciences/ Management/ Business Administration/ Development Studies/ Social Work/ Economics/ Commerce or any other relevant streams with <=2 years of professional experience can apply for the role of YPP.

What do we look for in YPP?

Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking

Excellent communication and coordination skills

Computer knowledge especially MS Office

Passion to serve the community

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YPP Batch 2021-22

Vatsala Khare
Akanksha Singh
Shiv Kumar Yadav
Mohnish Ahuja
Animesh Mishra
Robin Philip
Neelabh Pathak
Keshav Pareek
Saurav Malik
Sagnik Dasgupta
Prasanjeet Sinha
Salim Vishal
Aadarsh Mishra
Bhavya Goswami
Aditya Verma
Sonalika Sharma
Rishabh Pandey
Akber Ali
Vikash Prakash

The Young Professional Program fellows contribute to vital functions across program & portfolio management teams at SIIC IIT Kanpur

YPP Batch 2020-21

Sakshi Sharma
Rishi Aditya Sharma
Mohit Sharma
Manuhar Swaroopa
Indushekhara N
Gaurav Patil
Amita Singh

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As a YPP Fellow, I spend my time engaging with the next-generation innovators, passionate to nurture cross-cutting impact.
Akanksha Singh, Young Professional Fellow (2021-2022)
At SIIC, I got a chance to work in the Tech for Tribals project in Chhattisgarh to support tribal entrepreneurs through technological interventions.
Rishabh Pandey,Young Professional Fellow (2021-2022)
As YPP Fellow I am responsible for stimulating a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem to support solutions addressing various societal challenges
Sumona Kumar,Young Professional Fellow (2021-2022)
I cater to the needs of BIO Program team and deliver blog on technological impacts of startup in the SIIC ecosystem.
Sagnik Dasgupta,Young Professional Fellow (2021-2022)