Dr. M.I. Parray is the Founder Director of Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI)- a flagship organization of the government of Jammu & Kashmir for the expansion of entrepreneurship in the region. Under his dynamic leadership Jammu & Kashmir EDI has grown from a two-room rented office, to fully equipped and operational campuses in all the three divisions of J&K. The institute has, over a short period of five years become a hub of Entrepreneurship Development activities, and attained a position of eminence among similar institutions around the world. He started his career as a researcher and teacher in the field of economic history at the University of Kashmir, and was later appointed as a joint director at the Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development (IMPA). He directly undertook, and also guided, research on different facets of entrepreneurship, unemployment, women empowerment etc during his tenure as a Professor at IMPA. Being a proficient trainer, Dr. Parray has trained a large number of Civil Servants during his career on various facet of governance.