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National Association of Software and Service Companies
NASSCOM's logo
Formation1 March 1988; 33 years ago (1988-03-01)
TypeNon-governmental trade association
PurposePolicy advocacy
HeadquartersNoida, Uttar Pradesh, India
ServicesBusiness promotion, networking, policy reforms
FieldsInformation Technology (IT)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Over 2,800 companies
Key people
Rekha M.Menon (Chairman)[1]
Debjani Ghosh (President)[1]

The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) is an Indian non-governmental trade association and advocacy group focused mainly on the technology industry of India.[2] Established in 1988, NASSCOM is a non-profit organisation.[2]


In 2013, NASSCOM initiated a program promoting 10,000 startups in India by 2023.[3] NASSCOM sponsors events targeting startups in India.[4] Events include:

  • NASSCOM Product Conclave
  • NASSCOM Emerge 50
  • Global In-house Centers Summit
  • Big Data Analytics Summit
  • Diversity & Inclusion Summit
  • HR Summit
  • Nasscom Leadership Forum[5]
  • NASSCOM Engineering Summit
  • Annual Information Security Summit[6]
  • NASSCOM Innotrek[7]

NASSCOM hosted the Nasscom International SME Conclave 2019 in January 2019[8] and 'FISITA 2018 World Automotive Congress' in October 2018.[9]


Members of NASSCOM provides software development, software services, IT-enabled/BPO services. NASSCOM's role has primarily been to make sure availability of best possible service quality and enforcement of intellectual property rights 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.

Employees and members of executive council of NASSCOM include:[1]


The Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM) partnered with Nasscom to impart Investor Connect programme to 30 start ups in India as a part of its revv up initiative. Nasscom also partners with Karnataka State Higher Education Council.[14]


  1. ^ a b c d "Executive Council". NASSCOM.
  2. ^ a b "Vision and Mission". NASSCOM. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  3. ^ Singh, Shelley (5 October 2016). "Why Nasscom 10K Startups - backed by Google, Microsoft, IBM - has had mixed success in India". The Economic Times. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Maharashtra to create incubation centre for startups near Mumbai with Nasscom". The Economic Times. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  5. ^ Kurmanath, K. V. "Nasscom leadership forum, IT congress kick off in Hyderabad". @businessline. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  6. ^ "IIT KGP wins DSCI Excellence Award 2018 for Cyber Security Education at NASSCOM-DSCI - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Nasscom's InnoTrek picks 40 start-ups for programme at Silicon Valley". @businessline. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Pullela Gopichand's masterclass: on scaling success from failure". Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Startup Events This Week: NASSCOM's FISITA 2018 World Automotive Congress And More - Inc42". DailyHunt. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  10. ^ "UB Pravin Rao is Nasscom chairman".
  11. ^ "Rekha Menon Appointed As Chairperson Of NASSCOM". NASSCOM. 22 April 2021.
  12. ^ "R Chandrashekhar is Nasscom chief". The Times of India. 6 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Our People". NASSCOM. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  14. ^ "T-AIM partners Nasscom to offer investor connect for startups". The Hindu. 21 October 2021.

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