Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organization in India. FICCI plays a leading role in policy debates that are at the forefront of social, economic and political change. Through its 600 professionals, FICCI is active in 70 sectors of the economy. A non-government, not-for-profit organization, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry. FICCI works closely with the government on policy issues, enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and expanding business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and global linkages.

FICCI has been playing a proactive role in the Skill Development and Higher Education sectors for more than a decade and a half and has been one of the first industry associations to advocate reforms in the sector by carrying out research, surveys, and studies. It has been a platform for policy advocacy, creating sustainable industry—institute linkages, networking and knowledge sharing and promoting collaborative ventures in academic exchanges, industry oriented research/consultancy and value added services. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies