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Excerpted from the India Career Guide

Professional organizations and resources include labor and business associations. While the expatriate job seeker will find the sections on chambers of commerce, telephone directories, major publications sections most relevant, it is also important to understand the context of labor in the country.

Business Organizations

Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs of India (CWEI)
The Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs of India (CWEI) acts as a springboard for entrepreneurship, facilitates technology transfer, improves access to natural resources, promotes product and design development, and explores marketing links both inside and outside the country through various buyer/seller meetings, exhibitions and fairs in India and abroad.

Rohit House, 1204, Tolstoy Marg
New Delhi 110001, India
Tel: +91-11-2054-7255, +91-11-2335 6030
Fax: +91-11-2335-6030
Email: cwei_mail@reddiffmail.com; shashwat_mail@yahoo.co.in

Professional Associations

Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) - India
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) India is affiliated with the US-based parent organization. IIA provides internal auditing practitioners, executive management personnel and boards of directors with standards, guidance and information on best practices. The institute also conducts the ‘Certified Internal Auditor’ exam, which is the hallmark of excellence in internal auditing worldwide. IIA-India has six chapters — Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad and Madras — that conduct seminars, workshops and conferences on a regular basis. The CIA exam is offered in all chapter locations. The IIA Journal and chapter newsletters are distributed to members. Contact details for each chapter are available on the website.

Email: contact@iiaindia.org

Industry Organizations and Councils

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization. It is India’s premier business association with a direct membership from both the private and public sectors, and indirect membership from hundreds of national and regional associations. Partnerships with NGOs across the country carry forward the CII’s initiatives in integrated and inclusive development, including health, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development and water. It has several offices in India and has overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Singapore, UK and USA.

Tel: +91-11-2462 9994-7
Fax: +91-11-2462 6149
Email: info@cii.in

Union and Labor Organizations

All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC)
The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), established in 1920, is the oldest trade union federation in India. With millions of members, it also is one of the largest, and is associated with the World Federation of Trade Unions and the Communist Party of India. Unions affiliated with AITUC represent the textile, engineering, coal, steel, road transport and electricity sectors, as well as unorganized sectors such as beedi, construction and head-load workers, anganwadi, local bodies and handloom. A number of agriculture workers' unions also have affiliated with AITUC.

Networking Groups

Minglebox.com is India's leading social networking site for college communities and young professionals. The website provides information on undergraduate and post-graduate courses in various fields, such as information technology, business administration, commerce, management and communications. Minglebox also lists job openings, offers help for freshers (recent graduates) and provides information on study abroad programs. Students can register with the site’s JobReady service and upload video résumés. Following assessment, the student’s profile can be accessed by recruiters.

Number 310, 2nd Floor, Oxford Towers
139 Airport Road
Bangalore 560 008 India
Email: sales@minglebox.com or feedback@minglebox.com

Chambers of Commerce

Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) was established in 1920 and now has a membership of more than 400,000 companies and professionals across India. The organization represents the interests of industry and trade, and interacts with the government on policy issues. ASSOCHAM members represent the trade, industry and professional sectors, trade and industry associations, and other chambers of commerce.

ASSOCHAM Corporate Office
5, Sardar Patel Marg

Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India

Tel: +91-11-4655 0555
Fax: +91-01123017008/9
Email: assocham@nic.in

Telephone Directories

This is a commercial website that compiles business information, categorizes it and markets it as telephone directories with a stand-alone Yellow Pages directory, CD-ROMs and Yellow Pages online. The site has segments on import-export, government and financial institutions, Indian railways, banks, airlines, and international Yellow Pages and White Pages directories.

Indiacom Limited – Corporate Office
Hermes Heritage Phase - I (Commercial)
Shastri Nagar, Opp MSEB, Pune - 411 006
Maharashtra, India
Tel: +91-20-2660 3600
Fax: +91-20-2661 6606

Major Trade Publications

Dataquest, often referred to as the ‘Bible of Indian IT,’ has been published since 1982, highlighting major issues faced by the industry and users. The publication analyzes market trends and fast-changing technologies, tracks new developments in the IT industry and conducts nationwide surveys on salaries and other issues concerning the industry.

Dataquest – Mumbai office
Road No 16, D 7/1 MIDC
Andheri East 
Mumbai 400093, India
Tel: +91 22-4208 2222
Fax: +91-22-2838 7242

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete India Guide.

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