UKABC Supports India Fellows Programme launched by OIFC in partnership with Indian School of Business (ISB)

UKABC Supports India Fellows Programme launched by OIFC in partnership with Indian School of Business (ISB)

UK ABC support India Fellows Programme launched by OIFC in partnership with Indian School of Business (ISB) .

Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), a PPP between the Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has partnered with the Indian School of Business (ISB), a top ranked global B School, to launch the ‘OIFC-ISB India Fellows Programme’, a programme designed for the young Indian Diaspora business owners and professionals in decision making capacity, to familiarise them with doing business in India. OIFC is designing this programme with ISB to connect Indian diaspora entrepreneurs to opportunities arising out if new initiatives of the Government of India like Make in India, Digital India and Startup India.”

Offered under the OIFC’s India Connect Initiatives, the OIFC-ISB India Fellows Programme aims to familiarise and encourage the young Indian Diaspora to view India as an economically attractive destination. The programme offers a tailor made opportunity to gain an understanding of aspects critical to gaining market entry into India; practical insights about doing business in India, understanding the legal and regulatory environment, engagement and networking opportunities with Indian businessmen and an insight into the innovative and disruptive business models emerging in the world’s fastest growing economy.

The year-long programme led by ISB is offered as a blended model comprising technology aided learning and a specially designed 12-days residential programme in India. The residency will be provide an experiential mix including exposure to the touch and feel of the Indian market, connect with senior government officials dealing with investment policies, domain experts, captains of the Indian industry and a curated networking opportunity with potential business partners. The Fellows will spend their residential learning stint at ISB’s campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali, and at Delhi.

Programme details and benefits:
The OIFC-ISB India Fellows Programme is open to young Indian Diaspora entrepreneurs/professionals in decision-making capacity/potential investors and international partners of Indian companies (21-39 years of age); with minimum of three years of entrepreneurial/business experience. The programme will be taught by globally renowned faculty from ISB along with experienced industry and government practitioners.
Scheduled to begin in June 2016, the programme is being offered at a special introductory fee of US $5,000 per participant plus service tax. Fee includes boarding and lodging, programme-related learning material, field visits and webinars. Participants will have to bear the cost of travel and local conveyance.
Selected candidates who complete the programme will become members of the OIFC India Entrepreneurship Fellows (OIEF) Club, which will receive support and facilitation from OIFC in doing business in India.

For more information:

About OIFC
The Overseas India Facilitation Centre was set-up by the Government of India in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to facilitate engagement of Overseas Indians with India. The OIFC has started new initiatives for proactive & sustained engagement with the young Diaspora. Its strong partnerships with professional Indian Diaspora Associations, State Governments, Start-ups & Industry in India places it in a unique position to help the Indian Diaspora connect with India in a meaningful manner.

About ISB
The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, the first institution in South Asia to receive the prestigious AACSB accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets. For more details visit


Charu Mathur
Chief Executive Officer, OIFC
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +91-9971 4999 85

C. Chitti Pantulu
Director-Marketing and and Communications
Email: [email protected]
+91 40 2318 7439
Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre
(C/o Confederation of Indian Industry)
249-F, Sector 18, Udyog Vihar Phase IV
Gurgaon 122015 (Haryana), India
Tel: 91 – 124 – 4014055/56
Twitter: @OIFCIndia | @CEO_OIFC


New Year, Lohri & Republic Day function Bedford UK

New Year, Lohri & Republic Day function Bedford UK

Taha was invited as a special guest on this occasion where he was representing UK ABC & Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (international).
Taha was given an award for by Mr. A. S. Rajan, Minister co-ordination, High Commission of India, UK for his contribution to businesses &  the community in UK over the last 14 years.
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Republic Day Celebrations, Grosvenor House, London UK

Republic Day Celebrations, Grosvenor House, London UK

Taha and Junaid were present at the Republic day function which was organised by the High Commission of India in Grosvenor House, London, United Kingdom.

The event was graced by The Rt. Hon, Ms. Priti Patel, Employment Minister and the incumbent new High Commsioner to UK, H.E. Mr. Navtej Sarna.

Both Taha and Junaid were introduced to Mr. Sarna at the function and they had a chance to make the High Commissioner aware about UK ABC, albeit Briefly.


UK ABC Promotes Pravasi Haryana Divas In Association with CII

UK ABC Promotes Pravasi Haryana Divas In Association with CII

“Reconnect with your roots – opportunities for engagement with Pravasi Haryanvis” UK ABC Promotes Pravasi Haryana Divas In Association with CII

Happening Haryana posterGovernment of Haryana is organising Pravasi Haryana Divas on Wednesday, 9th March 2016. The objective of the Pravasi Haryana Divas is to recognize the achievements of NRIs and PIOs of Haryana as well as those persons from Haryana who are now settled in other States of India and to harness their energies in the future development of Haryana.

This will be the first of its kind event which will provide the Pravasi Haryanvis an opportunity to reconnect with their roots. We are aiming at not only highlighting available avenues for investments in various sectors, but also offering concrete opportunities for meaningful contribution towards improving the lives of the people of Haryana.

Two Pravasi Haryanvis who have made significant contributions in Trade and Industry, Health & Education, Information Technology, Engineering and Services, Art, Culture, Entertainment, Tourism and Social services will be honoured during the valedictory session of Pravasi Haryana Divas.

Click Here to Register Your Expression of Interest to Participate

Focus Sectors for Investment

  • Agro-Based
  • Food Processing & Allied Industry
  • Auto, Auto Components & General Engineering
  • Defence And Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Electronics & IT/ITES
  • Footwear & Accessories
  • Pharmaceutical & Chemical Industry
  • Renewable Energy & Solar Parks
  • Research & Development
  • Textiles, Apparel & Handlooms
  • Transportation/Logistics
  • Hub/Inland
  • Port/Container Depot

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UKABC Supports “TOBACCO FREE INDIA” In Association with WHO, National Health Mission

UKABC Supports “TOBACCO FREE INDIA” In Association with WHO, National Health Mission

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Rami Ranger Awarded – Commander British Empire (CBE).

Rami Ranger Awarded – Commander British Empire (CBE).

Her Majesty the Queen is graciously pleased to confer the Most Excellent Order of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) to Raminder Singh Ranger popularly known as Rami Ranger, Chairman of Sun Mark Ltd, Sea Air & Land Forwarding Ltd and Bulldog Energy Drink Ltd in the New Year’s Honours List 2016 for outstanding service to business and community cohesion in the UK.

Rami Ranger was awarded the MBE in 1995. His Company, Sun Mark Ltd is the only Company in Britain to have won an unprecedented 5 consecutive Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade from 2009 to 2013.

His book ‘From Nothing to Everything’, charts his rags to riches story from the time of his birth in Gujranwala (now Pakistan) to his present day life in Britain. The book begins with the dramatic flight from the ancestral home during the turmoil of the partition of India in 1947 and describes the assassination of his father Shaheed Nanak Singh ( who was a freedom fighter and opposed the break-up of India on the basis of religion. The hardship he faced during his childhood is documented along with the pivotal role played by his mother, who worked as a teacher and was responsible in shaping him into a fine upstanding individual. In 1971 he emigrated to England and overcame prejudice to achieve success on a scale that he could hardly have imagined in his wildest dreams. He has been honoured by Her Majesty a record eight times. No other Briton can claim this accolade.

Having founded his first Company with just £2 and a typewriter in 1987, Rami Ranger now oversees Sun Mark Ltd, Sea Air and Land Forwarding Ltd, and Bulldog Energy Drink Ltd with a turnover of over £200 million a year.

“My story shows that one does not need a rich father, an elite education or the old schoolboy network to help one in life. What one needs is self-respect, work ethics, commitment, vision and empathy for others,” Ranger says in the book.

Ranger is Chairman of the British-Sikh Association where he promotes the ethos of Sikh Gurus of peaceful co-existence.

Ranger is a firm believer in philanthropy and giving back to society which has brought him his success. Such recent endeavours include:

  • Donating £250,000 to the London South Bank University to help set up the Dr. Rami Ranger Centre for Graduate Entrepreneurs to support the next generation of budding entrepreneurs.
  • Donating £100,000 for the Gandhi Statue in Parliament Square, London which was unveiled last year by Hon. Arun Jaitley, Indian Finance Minister and the Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP.
  • Ranger is a Trustee of the Gandhi Memorial Trust, which was formed to raise funds for the Mahatma Gandhi statue.
  • Ranger is also a Fellow of the Prince’s Trust where he mentors disaffected youth and to whom he has donated £100,000.
  • Donating £60,000 to the Indian Gymkhana to help construct a gym for visiting sportsmen and women.
  • Donating £40,000 to the University of West London to help with their library building and to support British education.
Launch of UK ABC

Launch of UK ABC

UK ABC was launched on 09th Jan 2016, which co-incided with the “Pravasi Bharitya Divas” celebrated across the world. Taha, Junaid & Sudeep were present at the high Commission of India, where the PBD 2016 was being celebrated.
On the same day Uk ABC was launched and the new team was announced by TahaClick here to view – The new team as announced. 
UKABC Promotes India Corporate Internship Opportunity

UKABC Promotes India Corporate Internship Opportunity

An Opportunity to work with Stalwarts of Indian Industry in one of the Fastest Growing Economies of the World

​UKABC is pleased to share with you the latest initiative of OIFC (Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre) to engage senior level students of Indian Origin/ descent: The India Corporate Internship Programme. The initiative was launched by the Government of India during Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 14 November, 2015 at Los Angeles, California.

OIFC has tied up with 23 Top Indian Corporates to offer 60 paid internship positions to students of Indian Origin (PIO/OCI) or students with an Indian passport but who have been studying for some time in foreign universities. This programme is mostly aimed at those students who have completed their 1st year of MBA or are pursuing Technical education/Engineering.

Most of the companies have promised that the interns will work in a multi-cultural environment, exposure to CXO level and experienced senior staff of the company & provide solutions challenging projects that will add value to an interns overall experience. They will also be providing stipend and accommodation in most of the cases.

The objective of this initiative is to offer students of Indian origin a window of opportunity to experience Indian Corporate culture, meet decision makers in the industry, through paid internships. This programme is aimed at Indian origin students, typically second generation, who may know of India, but are not familiar.

A flyer of the initiative is also attached in PDF format, which contains a link to the e-brochure with more information about the 23 companies along with the details of the internship projects on offer by them.

At ​UKABC, we would like to promote ​​this to ​our members and request you to circulate the ​opportunity in your circle.