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National Association for Software
Formation1 March 1988; 30 years ago (1988-03-01)
TypeNon-governmental trade association
FocusPolicy advocacy
HeadquartersNoida, Uttar Pradesh
ServicesBusiness promotion, networking, policy reforms
FieldsInformation Technology (IT)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
over 2,000 companies
Key people
Rishad Premji[1] (Chairman)
Keshav R. Murugesh (Vice Chairman)
Debjani Ghosh[2] (President)

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry.[3] Established in 1988, NASSCOM is a non-profit organisation.[3]


NASSCOM organises the Indian Leadership Forum. It gives a platform to the developing companies to network and present their product. Notable events include:

  • NASSCOM Product
  • NASSCOM Emerge 50
  • Global In-house Centers Summit.
  • Big Data Analytics Summit.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Summit.
  • HR Summit


NASSCOM Emerge 50[4] is an annual Indian awards ceremony honoring the most promising and innovative startups in software and technology domains. The awards, first presented in 2009, are overseen by NASSCOM.[5]

The winners are chosen after a yearlong scrutiny process by a panel of eminent jury. Every year the top 10 startups are given the collective title of The League of 10.


Members of NASSCOM are Indian Co software development, software services, IT-enabled/BPO services. NASSCOM role has primarily been to make sure that service quality and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights have been properly implemented in the Indian software and BPO industry. As of June 2007, more than 1,110 information technology companies in India were members of NASSCOM, which included domestic software/ITES companies along with multinationals operating within India. NASSCOM has a Mentorship Programme for the mid-sized companies. This is a six-month engagement, which will help the organisation to develop a better assessment of their strengths and weaknesses.

  • Insights on industry trends
    • Access to NASSCOM research and intelligence that tracks industry trends, growth opportunities and best practices.
    • Access to industry presentations, blogs, discussions and articles.
    • An opportunity to engage with the NASSCOM research team and share case studies or transformational stories.
  • Opportunities to enhance visibility
    • Visibility through features and interviews on the NASSCOM website, as well as the monthly newsletter, NASSCOM Newsline.
    • Speak, sponsor or participant opportunities at NASSCOM events.
    • Chance to contribute to blogs and newsletters as thought leaders.
    • Brand building through NASSCOM awards and recognitions.
  • Opportunity to network, build and share best practices
    • Chance to use the member database on NASSCOM's website to post a trade lead, or participate in one.
    • Chance to share or learn best practices through city-level networking sessions on human capital development, data security, contract management, quality, diversity and more.
  • Global trade development
    • Members can participate in opportunities for global networking and build business at NASSCOM's global events, and through delegations and road shows.
    • Network with companies in other countries through their delegations to India.
    • Receive information regularly about policy updates in countries.
    • Understand issues related to visas, immigration through NASSCOM's mobility best practices sessions.
    • Learn about trends and opportunities in markets through country reports.

Prominent people[edit]

Employees and members of executive council of NASSCOM include:[6]


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  3. ^ a b "Vision and Mission". NASSCOM. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
  4. ^ "NASSCOM Product".
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  6. ^ a b "Executive Council".
  7. ^ "Our People". NASSCOM. 2016-10-10. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  8. ^ "R Chandrashekhar is Nasscom chief".
  9. ^ "Nasscom appoints Somdutta Singh as co-chair of its Product Council 2017 - ETtech". Retrieved 2018-01-10.

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