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” The univertisities and schools should become a facilitator for creating entreprenerus through support of the banking and marketing system. This will enhance value to education and create motivation for students. I am glad to know that EDII will now also strive to promote social entreprises and technologies targeted at problems of the needy. My greeting to the institute.”

– Hon’ble Late Dr. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India

(At EDII on June 20, 2015)

Dignitaries Speak

President's Message

“Entrepreneurship awareness must Permeate into folds of every section of society;  and one way of achieving this is by disseminating its advantages through the medium of training and education. EDII understands this well its success stories are the testimonies of this phenomenan.”

Mr. Rakesh Sharma
President-EDII
Managing Director & CEO, IDBI Bank Ltd.

Director General's Message

“Well-groomed and trained entrepreneurs have opportunities galore and immense options to make it big. So, for anyone who decides to pursue entrepreneurship in the present times, it would be a rewarding decision. The prospects for first generation entrepreneurs are indeed brilliant. And for this it is important to create awareness about learning entrepreneurship like any other discipline and adopting it as a career.”

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Dr. Sunil Shukla
Director General-EDII

President's Message

“Entrepreneurship awareness must Permeate into folds of every section of society;  and one way of achieving this is by disseminating its advantages through the medium of training and education. EDII understands this well its success stories are the testimonies of this phenomenan.”

Mr. Rakesh Sharma
President-EDII
Managing Director & CEO, IDBI Bank Ltd.

Director General's Message

“Well-groomed and trained entrepreneurs have opportunities galore and immense options to make it big. So, for anyone who decides to pursue entrepreneurship in the present times, it would be a rewarding decision. The prospects for first generation entrepreneurs are indeed brilliant. And for this it is important to create awareness about learning entrepreneurship like any other discipline and adopting it as a career.”

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Dr. Sunil Shukla
Director General-EDII

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Smt. Anandiben Patel

I am glad that we, as a society, have started directing focussed efforts towards placing entrepreneurship on the same pedestal as other career options. Entrepreneurship needs to be promoted as a natural career option and this learning should become a part of education where students imbibe winning traits and values, pretty early in life so that they get oriented towards considering entrepreneurship as a natural career option.

 

Chief Guest at the 21st EDII Convocation on 10 June, 2022

Shri Suresh Prabhu

Our government has fired the imagination of youth to unleash the spirit of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs must focus on the possibility of doing extraordinary things. In order to become successful, start-ups must try to identify the gap in the ecosystem, build a business model around the same and bridge the gap.

 

At the inauguration of the EDII Startup Summit 2018

Shri Kris Gopalakrishnan

I hope some of you will start ventures that are relevant to small and rural businesses in India, something that EDII has been promoting for several decades now. Remember, there are plenty of opportunities to serve the needs of the under-served in India, what some call the ‘Next Billion Users’ in India.

 

Chief Guest at the 20th EDII Convocation on 02 June, 2019

Shri Subhash Chandra

The graduating students are lucky to have received this training. They should now look for innovative opportunities and explore them to their maximum to attain success in life.

 

Chief Guest at the 2nd EDI-PGP Convocation on 22 July, 2000

Shri Brijmohan Lall Munjal

Never entertain complacency in Business. Complacency means we are resting on our past achievements and taking life easy. There is also a danger of missing certain timely decisions and losing the trust of people around us.

 

Chief Guest at the 4th EDI-PGP Convocation on 24 August, 2002

Dr. C. Rangarajan

Entrepreneurship covers a wide spectrum from street vendors and vegetable sellers to multi-crore enterprises. One sees the spirit of entrepreneurship asserting itself over this wide spectrum. While it is difficult to cover the entire spectrum, EDI, as I understand, is focusing on specific segments such as small and medium enterprises as well as women entrepreneurs. This is particularly meaningful in the context of the emphasis on inclusive growth.

 

Eighth Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship was held at EDII during March 19-21, 2009

Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla

Entrepreneurs are, once again, getting to be widely admired. They are becoming not just role models, but heroes also-just as much as actors or sportsmen. Without doubt, entrepreneurs stand tall today.

Chief Guest at the 6th EDI-PGP Convocation on 18 September, 2004

Shri G.M. Rao

Whatever I do, it should not only add economic value but should also contribute towards social value. I think that mindset has tremendously helped me in building the national asset which are contributing significantly for the social and economic growth of the contry.

 

Chief Guest at the 15th EDI-PGP Convocation on 19 April, 2014

Dr. Sam Pitroda

Business is not just about making money. Business is about making a contribution, creating jobs, prosperity, not just for yourself, but for your family, for your workers, for your community and for the nation.

 

Chief Guest at the 13th EDI-PGP Convocation on 03 April, 2012

Shri Sunil Bharti Mittal

There is no short cut to success. All aspiring people should have both, the short term and long term vision, as both these are indispensable for success. The will to perform should be there because the only way to succeed is through performance.

 

Chief Guest at the 3rd EDI-PGP Convocation on 23 August, 2001

GEETA BARAD

PGDM-BE, 2016-2018

Special Jury Award for Emerging Social Entrepreneur, 2021

Geeta after pursuing her PGDM-Business Entrepreneurship started her own Social Enterprise in the year 2018 (Unipads India Pvt. Ltd.). This is into manufacturing of reusable sanitary pads. More than 8,00,000 women nationally and internationally have benefited and more than 135 women have worked for Unipads which has helped their families move a step towards achieving financial stability. Her vision is to provide a sustainable solution for menstrual hygiene for underprivileged women and her mission is to spread awareness on the need for menstrual hygiene and issues related to it. She looks forward to empowering women by making them a part of the team and providing them with employment opportunities. This product is also internationally recognized.

DIBYAJYOTI PATTANAIK

PGDMN, 2002-2003

EDII President’s Alumnus Award 2021-Social Entrepreneur

Dibyajyoti, who joined the developed sector organisation, has over 15 years of experience in microfinance, micro-enterprise development and development sector consulting. He served as Vice President of Microfinance Network and is an active member of its Board. He is now the Director of his own company, Annapurna Finance Private Limited, Bhubaneshwar, which has created employment for more than 8000 people and has an investment of Rs. 9,220 crores. His experience and expertise played a crucial role in the transformation of mission Annapurna to Annapurna Finance Private Limited, which under his guidance and leadership is now one of the top MFIs in India. He also serves as the President of OSAFII (Orissa Association of Financial Inclusion), and is actively involved in the financial inclusion forum of the state. He is also an active member of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He has several awards and recognitions added to his name.

VINOD AGRAWAL

PGDBEM, 1998-1999

EDII President’s Alumnus Award 2021-Business Entrepreneur

Vinod started his own venture in the manufacturing of Synthetic Organic Dyestuff. He is now the Chairman & Managing Director, Arunaya Organics Pvt Ltd/Chinmay Chemicals Pvt Ltd and has been the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Gujarat State. He is also the Director of Asiatic Hong Kong Ind. Ltd., HK and ACCIL Shanghai Ltd. A Gold Medalist from EDII, he has received many awards from Young Indian, GDMA, CII, and many other platforms. His success was featured in Business India, Business Today, Shanghai Daily, China Daily, Ahmedabad Times, ToI, Navgujarat Samay, Divyabhaskar, Gujarat Samachar etc. and he has been part of many TV debates on DD, VTV, GSTV, TV9, etc.

ABHISHEK ACHARYA

PGDM-BE, 2014-2016

Special Jury Award for Emerging Entrepreneur, 2022

Co-founder of Theka Coffee, a new generation coffee chain that sources 100% Arabica coffee beans from a single estate and attempts to offer it to the end consumer at competitive prices. The coffee is also cold-brewed, a superior brewing method as it is high in caffeine and low on acidity. Theka Coffee got recognition in Shark Tank India, and the sharks were delighted with the concept and the quality of the product. Theka received funding from an international VC firm, Zenith Global Trading LLC, of Rs 2.5 Crore. They also have a contract of entering into all Reliance Mart outlets with Theka Kiosks, PAN India.

RONAK J. PRAJAPATI

PGDBEM, 2004-2005

EDII President’s Alumnus Award 2022-Business Entrepreneur

Ronak is the partner at Harihar Bricks Mfg. Company & Harihar Bricks Studio, one of the top brick manufacturers in Gujarat. This is his family businesses. All their products are manufactured in India. The firm presents India’s widest range of clay bricks with 210+ brick variants of international quality in hundreds of shades, textures, and formats. Ronak bid for a project in Abu Dhabi to construct a Hindu temple with 50 other bidders from Gujarat and got selected for the project. The business has a strong presence in Europe, Oceania, and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). He exports to almost 46 countries.

GOVIND BAJAJ

PGDBEM 2002-2003

‘EDII President’s Alumnus Award 2020’

Govind Bajaj started his new enterprise ‘Balaji Industries’ of cotton and cotton yarn in the year 2007. It started as a small unit, which has now reached a turnover of Rs. 75 crores from 2 crores in the first year. He provides employment to 40 people. He is directly or indirectly supporting around 4000 farmers. He has created a bridge between the small manufactures and big export and domestic markets. Govind was recognized with the ‘Udyog Award’ by MSEB.

PRITI BHATIA

PGDBEM 2004-2005

EDII President’s Alumnus Award 2020

She started her new venture of jwellery designing, ‘Awesome Sparkles’ in 2010 with an investment of Rs. 2 crores. She has generated employment for 15 people. She has won many awards for her designs – the ‘Best Designing Award’ and ‘Best Manufacturing in Small Scale Sector’ by Health Minister of Karnataka, Award for Best Women Entrepreneur and Successful Achiever Award, by Governor of Gujarat for jewellery industry, award for best design by GJTCI, etc.

JAY MERJA

PGDM-BE 2013-2015

Special Jury Award for Emerging Entrepreneur 2020

He created a new venture in year 2016 ‘MUVR Technology’ Private Limited. They are currently providing all types of logistics to various industries, multi model logistics solutions by rail and sea within domestic market, are business associate of Container Corporation of India CONCOR to access their railway infrastructure. His start-up was recognized in Top 40 rising start-ups of Gujarat and has featured in the Coffee Table Book of rising startup at the Vibrant Gujarat Startup Summit, recognized as best start-up in the series of ‘The World of Start-up.’

KULDEEP ARORA

Management of NGO, 1998-1999

EDII President’s Alumnus Award 2019

Created a microfinance enterprise providing developmental & financial services for livelihood economic activities to poor farmers, socially and economically underdeveloped women and farmers. Currently own loan portfolios and beneficiaries in remote village of Rajasthan and has developed India’s first moisture retention technology application common facility centre for citrus growers. Prepared Community Operational Manual for Rajasthan Rural Livelihoods Project worth INR 1500 Cr supported by World Bank for promotion of BPL-SHGs in Rajasthan. He has created first NGO in India which got empanelled under MGNREGS as partner with state and central government; has played an operational role in the development of community manual of RAJVEEIKA, project worth 1500 Cr which is documented in World Bank & GoR.

MITUL SHAH

PGDBEM 1999-2000

EDII President’s Alumnus Award 2018

Joined his family business of corrugated board and boxes/machinery sales and service in 2000. Later established a new company at Daman and expanded his existing facility at Rajkot with first of its kind Chinese manufacturing facilities in India. In 2011, he became the sole owner of the company and from revenue of 53 crores, has gone upto 100 crores in the current financial year. He has also created employment opportunities to more than 120 persons. As part of his growth plans, he is planning to go public within next two years.

SUMIT GROVER

PGDBEM,1999-2000

EDII President’s Alumnus Award 2018

Initiated a new venture into steel plant foundries, induction furnace, etc. Having a turnover of more than 70 crores, he is currently operating at Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE and Africa. Having manufacturing facilities at Saudi Arabia and Ghana, he is in the process of going public within next two-three years.

RAJASEKHARA RAJU

PGDMN, 2007-2008

EDII Alumnus Special Jury Award 2018

Applying the professional learning into practice by facilitation of rural communities to own their developmental projects as well as conceive and implement those on a professional mode. Touched around 23000 families spread across 245 villages in 6 districts in Andhra Pradesh, in his 12 years’ of service. He mainly developed areas like Farmer’s Economic Development through sustainable agriculture, enterprise development to the rural youth, livelihood promotion, environment protection, etc.

GAURAV PARMAR

EDII President’s Alumnus Award 2017

Shri Gaurav Parmar, owner of RINTEX Ltd and a ISO 9000 company presently operational in more than 40 countries and a pass out of EDII in the year 2000, was unanimously recommended by the jury for EDII President’s Alumnus Award for the year 2017.

Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

Enterprise Development for Socially Excluded and Disadvantaged Communities [SERP – EDI] Programme:

Sponsored by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, and Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty [SERP], Telangana, the 3-year project (2013-16) titled ‘Enterprise Development for Socially Excluded and Disadvantaged Communities [SERP – EDI] Programme’ was implemented in Kowdipally Block of Medak District in Telangana. The programme aimed at promoting sustainable non-farm based micro enterprises and creating an enabling knowledge ecosystem through capacity building and handholding support.


Startup Village Entrepreneurship Programme [SVEP] :

SVEP is sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and State Rural Livelihood Missions. In this project, as a National Resource Organization, the Institute is working in 69 blocks spread across 14 states of India. The programme focuses on promoting rural entrepreneurship by developing a sustainable model for Village Entrepreneurship promotion through integrated ICT techniques and tools for training & capacity building and enterprise advisory services. It also aims at developing local resources by training a pool of village level community cadre [Community Resource Persons – Enterprise Promotion (CRP – EPs)] and building the capacity of the National Rural Livelihood Missions and SHG federations to monitor and direct the work of the CRP-EPs.

Ministry of MSME, Government of India

Entrepreneurship Development/Thematic Programmes for SC/ST :

 

Potential SC/ST entrepreneurs were trained as part of short-duration entrepreneurship development/thematic programmes, sponsored by National Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Hub, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India. The programmes focused on five different subjects namely, Branding & Marketing Management, Digital Marketing, Financial Management, Vendor Development for Backward & Forward Linkages for large companies, and Developing Entrepreneurial Soft Skills.

 

Implementation of Digital MSME :

 

The Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises had entrusted to EDII the task of implementing the Digital MSME Scheme under Credit linked Capital Subsidy – Technology Upgradation (CLCS-TUS). As part of the project, Institute conducted Awareness Programmes and Workshops in different states viz. Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Uttar Pradesh.

 

Evaluation Study of Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programmes (ESDP) – Scheme of the Office of Development Commissionerate (DC) – MSME :

In order to build capacity of existing and potential entrepreneurs, set up successful ventures, EDII was entrusted by the Ministry of MSME with the task of carrying out a comprehensive evaluation of ESDP scheme with regard to its output and impact, and make recommendations to DC-MSME which would enable in strengthening the efficacy of the Scheme.

 

Evaluation of Ideas under the Scheme ‘Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development of MSMEs through Incubators’ (Credit Linked Capital Subsidy- Technology Upgradation Scheme – CLCS-TUS) :

 

Sponsored by Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, the study focuses on evaluating the facilities provided by the host institution to startup ideas under MSME Schemes, to gauge the support provided by the host institution at the stage of ideation, incubation and scale up, and to evaluate the reason for success and failure status of the credit linkage scheme under MSME.

 

Cluster development under MSE-CDP Scheme:

 

Under Micro & Small Enterprises-Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP) Scheme, EDII is implementing cluster development programme to facilitate the process of CFC establishment with the support of grant from the office of DC-MSME, Govt. of India.

Ministry of Textiles, Government of India

 

Srinagar & Sivsagar Carpet Mega Handicraft Clusters :

 

Sponsored by Development Commissioner for Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, the project focuses on development of the mega carpet cluster, with necessary infrastructure support and modern production facilities, to enable the industry to meet various legal and trade commitments. EDII has been appointed as the Cluster Management and Technical Agency (CMTA) for these Mega Clusters.

Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

International training programmes under Ministry of External Affairs :

 

EDII organizes International Capacity Building Programs annually under Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.

 

Setting up Entrepreneurship Development Centres in Rwanda & Uzbekistan :

 

EDII is extending technical support to the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, in establishing Entrepreneurship Development Centres (EDC) in Rwanda & Uzbekistan. The EDCs will focus on developing potential and existing enterprises and institutionalizing entrepreneurship promotion initiatives in the country.

Department of Science & Technology, Government of India

DST-sponsored STED Projects :

In the DST-sponsored 4-year Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development (STED) Projects in Azamgarh (U.P.) and Haldwani (Uttarakhand), activities were carried out with the objective of promoting technology-based micro enterprises and developing cluster-based approach at grassroots level.

DST-sponsored National Implementing & Monitoring Agency for Training (NIMAT) Project :

Under this, programmes of various nature were organized to promote and strengthen S&T entrepreneurship. EDII implemented and monitored various programmes to ensure and sustain competitive advantages to a diverse group encompassing women, students, technocrats, academia, entrepreneurship trainers and policy makers.

New Generation Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Centres (NewGen IEDCs) :

New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC) aims to inculcate the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among young Science & Technology (S&T) students. NewGen IEDCs are established in academic institutions of higher learning where students are encouraged to take up innovative projects that have the potential of commercialization.

As the National Nodal Agency of NSTEDB, Department of Science & Technology, EDII is mentoring, monitoring and supporting 26 NewGen IEDCs located in 13 States

National Training Programme on Entrepreneurship Development & Management for Scientists & Technologists working in Government Sector :

EDII has been conducting a National Training Programme on Entrepreneurship Development & Management for Scientists & Technologists working in Government Sector. This DST-sponsored programme aims at sensitizing scientists/technologists/researchers on entrepreneurship.

National Training Programme on Entrepreneurship Development & Management for Women Scientists & Technologists

Sponsored by DST, this programme focuses on sensitizing women scientists and technologists, working in departments/ministries of central government, public sector units, government-aided research institutes and state governments, towards embracing entrepreneurship as a career, and to open up new avenues for them.

Sustainable Development through Science & Technology led Entrepreneurship in Aspirational Districts :

Under the Government of India’s policy initiative for inclusive development and rapid transformation of 115 backward districts across the country, Institute had been entrusted by the Department of Science & Technology to conduct short-term Entrepreneurship Sensitization and Development Programmes (ESDP) in 40 districts across the country. The five-day programme aimed at imparting knowledge on benefits of pursuing entrepreneurship, and disseminating information about grants, incentives, and subsidies, provided by the government for enterprise creation.

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries [SFURTI] and Cluster Scheme of Agro based Food Processing Industries [ABFPI] :

 

Under SFURTI, the focus is on organizing traditional industries and artisans to make them competitive, providing support for their long-term sustainability and enhancing marketability of their products by providing support for new products, design interventions and improved packaging and marketing infrastructure.

 

EDII is functioning as Technical Agency (TA) for developing handicraft and village industries clusters. These three-year projects envisage creating common infrastructure in the cluster and benefitting artisans through skill upgradation and distribution of advance tools and equipment.

Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) 

EDII has been empaneled by Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) as the implementing agency for the ‘Van Dhan Yojana Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programme (VDY-ESDP)’. As part of the collaboration, EDII will conduct VDY-ESDPs to provide training to Van Dhan SHG Lead members/beneficiaries in 6 districts of Gujarat namely, Tapi, Banaskantha, Chhota Udepur, Narmada, Surat and Dang. The programmes will be offered with the rationale of promoting entrepreneurship, livelihood opportunities and support for enterprise creation for the tribal population of Gujarat.

Ministry of Human Resource Development

Institution Innovation Council (IIC), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, has established ‘MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC)’ to foster the culture of Innovation amongst all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes. MIC has recognised EDII as one of the institutes to promote student startup activities on campus. 

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India

EDII was identified as one of the resource centres by Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India, for conducting IICA-Certified Professionals’ (ICP) Course.

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India

 

Implementing Bamboo-based Entrepreneurship & Livelihood Development Programme in Tripura :

 

Sponsored by National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS), Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India, this two-year action-research project is envisaged to impact entrepreneurship, livelihood and value chain of the bamboo clusters of Tripura. The project aimed at enabling, empowering and recognizing participation of backward communities in economic activities in the bamboo sector in the proposed region, and further creating strong and sustainable linkages between the bamboo clusters and services providers.

Ministry of Food Processing Industry

Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Govt. of India

As the Nodal Agency for the Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Govt. of India, the Institute has implemented Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs) in across India for promoting new units in the food processing sector.

Government of Bihar

Bihar Skill Development Programme :

EDII has been roped in to set up the infrastructure for training programmes under Bihar Skill Development Mission, which focuses on establishing a wide network of training centers for the youth and providing employability skills to them.

 

Department of Industries

EDII signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bihar Government’s Department of Industries to promote entrepreneurship in the state. EDII will conduct entrepreneurship development interventions across the state and will sensitize the stakeholders in the support system to create a conducive environment. The interventions will also ensure that the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development gets revived with a new strategy plan.

Government of Gujarat

Gujarat State Bio-Technology Mission, Govt. of Gujarat :

Supported by Gujarat State Bio-Technology Mission, Govt. of Gujarat, the objective of this programme is to promote entrepreneurs and new enterprises in the field of Bio-Technology in Gujarat. It focuses on professionals working in the bio-technology field, existing SMEs desiring to diversify, graduates/post graduate students and research professionals.

Skill and Entrepreneurship Development Programme for Tourism sector :

EDII conducted Skill and Entrepreneurship Development Training programmes to help trainees to take up activities in New Enterprise Creation. Sponsored by Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd., the 15-day programmes focused on enhancing the skills of participants and building their capabilities for self-employment.

Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDP) and Small Industry Management Assistant Programmes (SIMAP) for SC youth of Gujarat:

Under sponsorship support of Social Justice and Empowerment Department, Government of Gujarat, the Institute conducted EDPs and Small Industry Management Assistant Programmes for developing entrepreneurial capacity and capabilities of SC youth, for sustainable income through New Enterprise Creation, and for enhancing employability skills for wage employment.

Department of Social Justice & Empowerment (SJE), Government of Gujarat:

EDII has been appointed as the Project Management Unit (PMU) for skilling of marginalized sections belonging to SC, OBC, Sanitation Workers, Transgender & other such categories under Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi (DAKSH) Yojana. EDII will conduct four types of skilling programmes across Gujarat, i.e. (a) Up-skilling/ Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) (b) Short Term Courses (focus on self-employment) (c) Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDP) and (d) Long Term Courses.

Hastkala Setu Yojana (Strengthening Cottage Industries and Rural Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Gujarat :

With an objective to strengthen Cottage Industries and the Rural Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Gujarat, the Commissioner of Cottage & Rural Industries, Government of Gujarat, has entrusted EDII with the task of implementing the ‘Hastkala Setu Yojana’. Conceptualized for three years, the project aims at integrating and enhancing the capacities and expertise of rural artisans/entrepreneurs through a well-developed mechanism in six targeted districts of Gujarat (in the first phase) viz., Ahmedabad, Banaskantha, Jamnagar, Kutch, Rajkot and Surendranagar.

 

Promoting Entrepreneurship among Women in Gujarat:

Sponsored by Gujarat Women Economic Development Corporation Ltd. (GWEDC), Government of Gujarat, this one-year programme focuses on developing the entrepreneurial capacity of women and enabling them to build their business resources to ensure sustainable income through enterprise creation.

Centre for Empowerment of Differently Abled (CEDA) :

The Social Justice & Empowerment Department, Government of Gujarat has sanctioned the setting up of the ‘Centre for Empowerment of Differently Abled (CEDA)’ at the Institute. In this 5-year project, the Centre will conduct entrepreneurship and livelihood training to empower people with disabilities and enhance their economic growth. The Centre will also undertake research to steer policies in this direction.

 

Startup Activities:

Nodal Institute for Startups under the ‘Scheme for Availing Assistance to Innovations’: Industries Department of Government of Gujarat has nominated EDII as the Nodal Institute for Startups under the Startups/Innovation scheme. In this five-year project which began in January 2015, EDII has been providing counselling and mentorship support to startups in the fields of agri-business, food processing, bio-technology, chemicals, plastics and manufacturing.

Student Start-up and Innovation Policy (SSIP): With an objective to create pre-incubation ecosystem support for students, the Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Gujarat has shortlisted EDII for receiving grant under SSIP.

Faculty Development Programmes under SSIP: Under sponsorship support of SSIP, Gujarat Knowledge Society, Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Gujarat, EDII conducts Faculty Development Programmes to train SSIP coordinators across higher education institutions of Gujarat to promote student innovations and start-ups.

Directorate of MSME, Government of West Bengal

Hard Intervention under Cluster Development Project of Directorate of MSME, Government of West Bengal :

 

EDII has been assigned Project Management Consultancy for Dabgram Plastic Cluster in Jalpaiguri, Murlu Clay Tiles Cluster in Bankura, Magrahat Silver Filigree Cluster in South 24 Parganas, and Janbazar Leather Cluster in Kolkata. As PMC, the Institute is involved in the procurement process, vendor development, tender documents preparation, and other activities related to setting up CFC.  

Government of Madhya Pardesh

MP Tourism

Backed by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, EDII is promoting entrepreneurship in the tourism sector in Madhya Pradesh with customised Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programmes.
Tourism based Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programmes (TESDP) have been conducted at Mandav (Dhar), Maheshwar & Mandeleshwar (Khargone), Madla, Barachh & Dhhlan Chowki (Panna) in MP to foster entrepreneurship in the tourism sector and to increase employment and self-employment opportunities.
EDII is also engaged in Baseline Survey & Situational Analysis at 50 tourist locations of Madhya Pradesh under Safe Tourism Destination for Women.
The Institute is also conducting skill gap study in and around 14 tourist places of 3 clusters of Madhya Pradesh. These include;Shivpuri-Chanderi-Orchha, Khajuraho-Panna-Chitrakoot-Maihar-Mukundpur and Maheshwar-Omkareshwar-Mandu-Bagh-Choral-Hanuwantia. The findings of this need analysis and resource mapping exercise will help develop various necessary & relevant activities and support services at the tourism . Simultaneously, such new initiatives will promote opportunities for self-employment and employment.

Department of Panchayat & Rural Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh Sponsored by Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM), Department of Panchayat & Rural Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh, and Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, the project aimed at creating ICAP documents for the cluster of ‘Rurban villages’ – villages that preserve and nurture the essence of rural community life with focus on equity and inclusiveness and without compromising on the facilities perceived to be essentially urban in nature. 

M.P. Hastashilp Evam Hathkargha Vikas Nigam Ltd.:

The project aimed at developing an integrated facility with self-sufficient infrastructure so as to enhance the competitiveness of the Carpet cluster leading to improved livelihood of artisans in and around Gwalior.

Preparation of Integrated Cluster Action Plan (ICAP) under Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission, Department of Panchayat & Rural Development, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh :

The project aimed at creating ICAP documents for the cluster of ‘Rurban villages’ – villages that preserve and nurture the essence of rural community life with focus on equity and inclusiveness and without compromising on the facilities perceived to be essentially urban in nature. EDII was designated as the State Technical Support Agency.

Programme Management Support for Implementation of ‘Skills for Jobs Programme’:

Implemented in Madhya Pradesh, it aimed at supporting project management activities with respect to the technical aspects related to engaging and leading the team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on entrepreneurship, and supporting the project team of PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd. (PwC).

Government of Kerala

Kerala State Youth Welfare Board (KSYWB), Govt. of Kerala

EDII is engaged in a 3-year project oriented towards nurturing entrepreneurial traits among Kerala youth. As a part of the project, EDII has conducted several programmes in different districts of Kerala.
 

Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) 

EDII had been roped in by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) to organize Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps in engineering and technical institutions, with the objective of orienting students towards opportunities in entrepreneurship.

Government of Arunachal Pradesh

Government of Arunachal Pradesh 

Government of Arunachal Pradesh for developing, facilitating, motivating and training potential and existing entrepreneurs and sensitise society at large, and youth in particular, to become entrepreneurial.
 

Government of Odisha

Directorate of Industry, Government of Odisha 

The Directorate of Industry, Government of Odisha, has empanelled EDII as a Resource Agency to spearhead MSME cluster development in the state of Odisha. 
 

Department of Public Enterprise, Govt. of Odisha 

Through Social Safety & Net Programme (SSNP), sponsored by the Department of Public Enterprise, Govt. of Odisha, interventions have been carried out towards identification, counseling, re-training and re-deployment of VRS employees of public sector units (PSUs) in Odisha. The project aimed at re-orienting these employees through short duration training programmes and enabling them to adapt to the new environment by opting for new vocations. 

Government of Rajasthan

Rajasthan Mission on Livelihoods (RMOL)

Sponsored by Rajasthan Mission on Livelihoods (RMOL), two Trainers’ Training Programmes were conducted by the Institute in Jaipur for Prachetas of Women & Child Welfare Development. Prachetas are responsible for creating Self Help Groups (SHGs) thereby motivating SHG members towards entrepreneurial activities. The major objective of the programme was to provide an exposure to participating Prachetas to the comprehensive Entrepreneurship Development process thereby equipping them with requisite skills and knowledge to organize ED related activities in their respective areas.

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

Preparing, Revising, and Upgrading 300 Project Profiles

EDII was roped in by SIDBI to prepare, revise, and upgrade 300 project profiles covering eight Industry sectors namely 1) Ceramics, Chemicals, Leather and Rubber 2) Engineering & Engineering Goods, Auto Component, Electrical, Electronic Product 3) Food and Agri Processing 4) IT & IT-related 5) Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare and Herbal 6) Plastics, Paper & Paper Products, Wooden Articles and Allied Service Sector 7) Textiles, Apparel and Allied 8) Tourism, Travels & Hospitality and Allied, Handicrafts, Gems and Jewellery, Bamboo Production, Traditional Crafts.
 

Digital Financial Literacy Programme (DFLP)

SIDBI, under its Poorest States Inclusive Growth (PSIG) project, had entrusted EDII with the task of conducting programmes on Digital Financial Literacy (DFL), aimed at sensitising artisans, MSME entrepreneurs and traders, towards digital and electronic modes of financial transactions. One-day programmes were conducted to make artisans and stakeholders in the value chain adopt cashless mode of transaction in their business.

 

Cluster Development in Agartala and Rajkot

EDII had been engaged as a Cluster Intervention Team to implement cluster development project in the Bamboo Crafts Cluster at Agartala (Tripura) and Engineering Cluster at Rajkot (Gujarat). The 32-month project, titled MSME-Cluster Intervention Programme (M-CIP), focused on encouraging the MSME cluster to develop into a Smart Cluster and emerge as a strong pillar of the Make in India initiative.

 

Diagnostic Study of selected MSME Clusters supported by SIDBI

The objective was to conduct diagnostic study (financial and non-financial aspects) of 7 MSME Clusters, namely Kolkata (Leather), Gangtok (Tourism), Agartala (Bamboo), Jamnagar (Brass Components), Vatva (Dyes and Chemicals), Ankleshwar (Chemical), and Rajkot (Engineering) Clusters. The study conducted an on-site analysis of the business dynamics of each cluster with a view to doing its gap analysis, ascertain the existing level of hard and soft interventions, and then develop an action plan to enhance the cluster competitiveness.

 

Stand Up India (SUI) Clinic

SIDBI-sponsored Stand Up India (SUI) Clinic aimed at providing handholding support to aspiring entrepreneurs who had registered on the Stand-Up India portal or had filled up their applications but were unable to submit for various reasons. The one-day programme also provided support to those whose applications had been rejected.

 

Micro Enterprise Promotion Programme in Uttar Pradesh

Activities conducted towards micro enterprise promotion and generating sustainable livelihood opportunities include SIDBI sponsored 5-year MEPP Project (Micro Enterprise Promotion Programme), which focused on setting up new enterprises. Entrepreneurship Development Programmes were conducted for entrepreneurs to sharpen their entrepreneurial qualities and familiarise them towards enterprise management. 

 

Under the SIDBI- SCDF scheme, EDII has been appointed Project Management Consultant at PAN India level for facilitating implementation of SIDBI Cluster Development Fund (SCDF). The deployment of team/resources at Regional and Head levels has been initiated and the Institute is guiding PMC team administratively in implementation of the scheme on need basis.

IDBI Bank

IDBI 

In the 3-year project titled ‘Implementing Skill and Entrepreneurship Development Interventions at Karnali under Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana (Skill Development Programme)’, EDII has empowered, educated and engaged women and youth of Karnali by providing them entrepreneurial skills and capacity building training in various trades. Interventions also included financial handholding support to the participants to start a micro venture. 

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) 

EDII has been selected as the ‘Off-Farm Producer Organization-Promoting Institution’ for Gorakhpur Terracotta Cluster. Sponsored by NABARD, the project will focus on developing the socio-economic status of artisans of Gorakhpur Terracotta cluster. The main aim of OFPO is to ensure better income for the producers through an organization of their own.
 
NABARD sponsored Skill Development Initiative (SDI) programmes have been conducted in various districts of Uttar Pradesh. Inputs provided focused on entrepreneurship and schemes of assistance, project selection and its pre-feasibility, project report preparation, and management. 
 

Project Parisar

Project Parisar is a one-year project supported by NABARD for setting up Hub & Spoke model at Mysore of ‘coconut leaf straw making’ by 100 rural women from the region. The project focuses on manufacture of coconut leaf straws from naturally fallen dried coconut leaves. Supported by NABARD under Gramya Vikas Nidhi Scheme and implemented by EDII, the project is supporting rural women in generating income and employment through the production of coconut leaf straws.

Assocham

Assocham

Institute developed a Knowledge Paper on ‘Entrepreneurship in India 2018: Gains & Misses’ for Assocham. Released on World Entrepreneur’s Day, the Paper details the evolution and emergence of Entrepreneurship and the Startup Ecosystem in India, besides comparing the global startup ecosystem and offering lessons for India. It also documents the Start-up policies of different states.

Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DICCI) and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University 

A tripartite MoU was signed between EDII, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DICCI) and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow to deeproot entrepreneurship in Uttar Pradesh 

Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry 

Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry to collaborate in implementing training/capacity building programmes, seminars, workshops and other related activities and in preparing knowledge documents and research papers, as KNOWLEDGE PARTNER.

Hewlett Packard (HP)

 

‘World on Wheels (WOW)’ Project of Hewlett Packard

 

As part of the MoU signed with Hewlett Packard (HP), EDII and HP have collaborated to create digital literacy among the rural population under the project ‘World on Wheels’. The project focuses on building and deploying internet-enabled digital inclusion and learning labs to facilitate digital literacy, education programming, entrepreneurship training, and other community services in rural India. Mobile computer labs (big multi axle buses with computer lab set up) have been equipped with necessary paraphernalia. During its stay at the designated villages, the bus extends its services for 10 hours, of which 4 hours is devoted to school children, 3 hours to youth, 1 hour for dispensing common services like Aadhaar, MeeSeva services etc, and 2 hours for creating awareness on government schemes and various development themes.

Walmart

 

‘Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme’ of Walmart :

 

Institute was engaged by Walmart to impart training to women entrepreneurs under its ‘Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP)’. The WEDP aimed at building capacity of Women-Owned Businesses (WOBs) across India by imparting professional and life skills to build robust and sustainable businesses.

Yes Bank

Say YES to Sustainable MSMEs in India

 

Enhancing the competitiveness of MSME clusters and improving their environmental and sustainable development has been the focus of the YES Bank supported project titled ‘Say YES to Sustainable MSMEs in India’. The project aimed at promoting energy efficiency and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) measures in MSME clusters, and was implemented in eight states namely Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh.

 

YES Bank-Amazon CSR Project: Amazon-Trained E-commerce Specialist (ATES) Programme

 

The YES Bank-Amazon CSR project aimed at enhancing the employability of youth in India in the growing e-commerce/e-retail sector.

Accenture

‘Skills to Succeed Goal 2020’ Project of Accenture

 

Accenture assigned to EDII the task of carrying out Micro Enterprise Development Programmes (MEDPs) in 13 states viz., Karnataka, Telangana, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Maharashtra, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Meghalaya, Tripura, and Andhra Pradesh.

 

Skills to Succeed MSDP 2020-21 :

 

Under Accenture-sponsored project titled Skills to Succeed MSDP 2020-21, Institute will conduct ‘Micro Skillpreneurship Development Programmes (MSDPs)’ across Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the Union Territory Puducherry. This one-year project focuses on developing micro entrepreneurs from among rural women, which shall subsequently result in employment generation, asset creation, and revenue generation. Besides facilitating interaction with entrepreneurs, the inputs imparted focus on opportunities available, Government schemes, soft skills, process of setting up small ventures, etc.

Tata Communication

 

Entrepreneurship Development Programme for SC/ST in Pune District :

 

Sponsored by TATA Communication Ltd. Pune, the programme ‘Promoting Entrepreneurship amongst Individuals and Self-Help Groups from Affirmative Action Communities in Pune District’ aimed at developing entrepreneurial capacity and business competence among SC/ST, people from weaker sections and SHG members, for sustainable income through enterprise creation in communication. The 54-month project began in December 2015

 

Project Udaya: Entrepreneurship Development Programme for Women from SC/ST, Weaker Section and SHGs in Pune and Raigad districts :

 

Based on successful implementation of similar project in Pune, Tata Communications Ltd. has roped in EDII to conduct Entrepreneurship Development Programme for SC/ST in two districts namely Pune and Raigad. The project focuses on developing the entrepreneurial capacity and business competence of women from SC/ST, Weaker Sections and SHG members for sustainable income through enterprise creation. As part of the programme, 900 women from identified locations will be sensitized through entrepreneurial awareness camps, and 300 potential women entrepreneurs will be provided training through customized Women Entrepreneurship Development Programmes. 150 enterprises will be established and provided handholding support within two years of the project period.

HSBC

 

Handmade in India :

 

‘Handmade in India’ is a 3-year project focused at evolving an entrepreneurial ecosystem around 6 selected handloom clusters spread across five states – Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha & Tamil Nadu (Salem, Surendranagar, Bargarh, Bhuj, Kamrup, Maheshwar handloom clusters in India). Sponsored by HSBC, the project is anchored by EDII in consultation with Ernst & Young (Knowledge partner). A variety of interventions are being made to help nearly 3000 handloom sector entrepreneurs to achieve sustainable growth and overall social development.

WeAct

 

WE ACT (Access Connect & Transform) – Chamber of Commerce for Women Entrepreneurs – CoC) :

 

Set up in Bengaluru, the CoC will address the needs of rural micro-entrepreneurs created through the Accenture ‘Skills to Succeed 2020’ project, so that they can be brought in the mainstream of development and are able to receive all benefits as people in urban areas. It will provide a platform for the entrepreneurs to network and showcase their products, and thereby engage in knowledge and technology sharing, and product improvement. The CoC will provide hand-holding support to micro entrepreneurs, so as to enable them to make their business profitable and sustainable, and thereby foster rural women entrepreneurship in India through the 4 pillars of WeAct: Market Exposure, Product development support, Networking, Mentoring & Incubation.

Facebook

Boost your Business’ programme with Facebook :

 

EDII collaborated with Facebook to implement its National Project – ‘Boost Your Business’. Conducted in 15 states, the programme focused on training entrepreneurs from small and medium businesses with the requisite knowledge, skills, and technology to facilitate growth of their businesses online. They were equipped with skills to use Facebook effectively for digital marketing and monetization of their businesses online. Entrepreneurs from small and medium businesses were equipped with knowledge and skills to facilitate growth of their businesses online. Intensive and interactive flash workshops were conducted to orient micro/small enterprises/shopkeepers/traders with various aspects of using Facebook to ‘Boost Your Business’.

HCL

SATTVA – Women Skillpreneurship Development Program (WSDP)

Supported by HCL Foundation focuses on building the inner strength of community institutions such as SHGs, Cluster/Block/District level Federation through a well-designed programme to suit the needs of community women. EDII is partnering with HCL Foundation to train 450 urban poor women from Bengaluru, Madurai and Hyderabad, in 15 Women Skillpreneurship Development Programmes (WSDP).

Tata Steel

Tata Steel, Gopalpur 

EDII has worked with Tata Steel in Gopalpur for promotion of entrepreneurship through EDP trainings and mentoring services for enterprises established by the project affected communities in Gopalpur.

North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited

North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited 

EDII conducted training programme for officers working in the areas of credit, disbursement. Organized in Guwahat, the programme focused on credit appraisal, monitoring and follow-up.

Essel Group

Essel Group

A series of Intrapreneurship Development Programmes were organized for officials of Essel Group to enable them develop intrapreneurial skills and core competencies to bring about organizational growth. Conducted for top and middle level officials, the programmes provided insights on perceiving and pursuing unrecognized opportunities in the organization, entrepreneurial strategies, transformational leadership, creating and managing entrepreneurial organization etc. 

PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd. (PwC) 

The programme focused on providing Programme Management Support to PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd. (PwC) engaged by Department for International Development (DFID), for the implementation of ‘Skills for Jobs Programme’, as per the agreement between PwC and Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission (MPSSDM). Implemented in Madhya Pradesh, the initiative aimed at supporting project management activities with respect to the technical aspects related to engaging and leading the team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on entrepreneurship, and supporting the project team.

CARE India

CARE India  

In association with CARE India under its Pathways Project, EDII was assigned the responsibility of conducting Capacity Building Programme for agri-entrepreneurs, prepare training modules on Entrepreneurship Development and Financial Management, conduct exposure visit and undertake formulation of Business Plan. The training programme was designed and participants from 3 districts namely Kendrapara, Kalahandi & Kandhamal of Odisha were imparted training.

CARE also assigned to EDII the task of conducting four programmes for their Master Integrators (MIs), Community Resource Persons (CRP) and Livelihood Support Persons (LSP) at Bhubaneswar and Kandhamal. The programmes were designed for three days, and focused on various livelihood themes covering their business opportunities and scale up plan.

Heifer International

Business Plan Preparation for Partner NGOs of Heifer International

Heifer International, a global non-profit organisation working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based holistic community development, had assigned to EDII the task of preparing business plan for its producer companies promoted by partner agencies on goattery, backyard poultry and vegetables. 

Kudumbashree

Kudumbashree

The Institute developed a ten-day Micro Enterprise Consultants’ Programme for women and pilot-tested it in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts.

Maharashtra Centre for Entrepreneurship Development

Maharashtra Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (MCED) 

Maharashtra Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (MCED) commissioned to the Institute to carry out an evaluation of training programmes, Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDP) as well as Vocational Training Programmes (VTP), conducted by them. The prime objective of the evaluation study was to assess effectiveness of the programmes in terms of its objectives.

Kerala Blockchain Academy

Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA) 

EDII has partnered with Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA) and Digital University of Kerala (DUK) to train individuals who are keen to initiate startups in the domain of Blockchain Technology. The 14-day Certified Blockchain Startup Programme (CBS) offers 8 days of entrepreneurship and management training and 6 days of blockchain training. 

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University 

EDII and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow signed MoU to widespread entrepreneurship among faculty members and students.

IIM Jammu

IIM Jammu 

EDII Collaborates with IIM Jammu to Induce Entrepreneurial Skills among students to provide knowledge and support to the students and develop an ecosystem to support budding startups.

IIM Ranchi

IIM Ranchi 

EDII and IIM Ranchi join hands to provide an Entrepreneurial Direction to the youths to promote entrepreneurial thinking among students and thus innovative start-ups.

Putra Business School, Malaysia

Putra Business School, Malaysia 

EDII signed a MoU with Putra Business School, Malaysia to inspire new age entrepreneurs and students in India and Malaysia and creating a stronger routing to Entrepreneurship in Malaysia.

Reva University

Reva University

EDII is the knowledge partner for the ‘BBA-Entrepreneurship programme’ launched by Reva University, Bengaluru.

Koshy’s Institute of Management Studies

Koshy’s Institute of Management Studies

Institute has collaborated with Bangalore-based Koshy’s Institute of Management to offer the ‘Entrepreneurship Diploma Programme’, focused at providing insights on being a successful entrepreneur. 

University of Namibia

University of Namibia

EDII signed MoU with UNAM, University of Namibia to jointly undertake entrepreneurship related activities among students of Namibia.

Savitribai Phule Pune University

Savitribai Phule Pune University

EDII and Savitribai Phule Pune University’s – Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Enterprise (SPPU’s-CIIE), have joined hands to orient youths towards entrepreneurial career by jointly design courses and programs in entrepreneurship development and execute them through joint certification.

Kadi Sarva Vidyalaya

Kadi Sarva Vidyalaya

Kadi Sarva Vidyalaya to promote Entrepreneurship, as an ideal career option among the students fraternity at under-graduate and post graduate levels through a series of training programmes, seminars, workshops, etc.

National Institute of Fashion Technology

National Institute of Fashion Technology

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat with EDII to promote the cause of Entrepreneurship Development, offer courses, training programmes on Fashion, Design and Luxury Entrepreneurship, set up Incubation Centre, manage faculty and students exchange and organise projects, programmes and workshops, of mutual interest.

Gujarat Technological University

Gujarat Technological University

Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad to establish an enduring framework for educational relations and co-operation between the two participating institutions in order to promote academic learning, research and to explore the possibility of joint academic programmes.

Anand Agricultural University

Anand Agricultural University

Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat to cooperate in the areas of training farmers to transform agriculture into agribusiness, food processing, holding joint workshops for prospective agri-preneurs, organizing study visits, student and faculty exchange for mutual benefit / benefit of farming, rural and agribusiness and entrepreneurial community.

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar for providing regular exchange of information, innovation, knowledge, technological developments, management programmes and skills development, which contribute to mutual benefits of the institutions.

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University for providing regular exchange of information, innovation, knowledge, technological developments, management programmes and skills development which contribute to mutual benefits of the institutions.

Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management

Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management

Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management collaborated with EDII for organising joint training services, strengthen training capacity, joint research activity, documentation and case study, consultancy/ advisory services on relevant matters and development and sharing of Business Continuity Management (BCM) technical expertise through mutually identified means and modalities.

Jain Group of Institutions

Jain Group of Institutions (JGI), Karnataka

EDII has extended support to JGI, Belgaum, Karnataka, in imparting entrepreneurship related inputs as a measure to expose the students to the charms of becoming an entrepreneur. 

Bayer Foundation

Bayer Foundation

EDII has joined hands with the Bayer Foundation to implement Project UNNATI in Malegaon district.
The Project is being implemented in three phases, comprising; Vision Building & Leadership Training (VBLT) for empowering 100 SHG Heads/Leaders; Micro Skillpreneurship Development Training (MSDP) to impart training in Entrepreneurship and a selected Skill to 600 women members belonging to SHGs and Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) to train and handhold 50 independent women wishing to start their own business.

Utkal Alumina International Ltd

Utkal Alumina International Ltd

EDII in association with Aditya Birla Group’s Utkal Alumina International Ltd (UAIL) has launched the project ‘UDAYMEE’. The three-year project initiated in 2021 aims to foster non-farm and agri-allied entrepreneurship among youngsters from Rayagada’s Kashipur Block and Kalahandi’s Thuamul Rampur Block.

Jain International Organisation (JIO)

Jain International Organisation (JIO)

Entrepreneur Level Next, a program conceptualized by Jain International Organisation (JIO) and EDII is a virtual learning program in entrepreneurship for aspiring youth entrepreneurs across the nation. With a vision to develop resilient, ethical & innovative business leaders from amongst micro & small entrepreneurs, and from the society at large; it includes a robust curriculum in Entrepreneurship with 300 topics.

Rajasthan Patrika

Rajasthan Patrika

EDII and Rajasthan Patrika have entered into a collaboration to jointly organize Entrepreneurship Development Programmes for emerging women entrepreneurs. Against the backdrop that entrepreneurship is the need-of-the-hour, especially among the women community, the two organizations have joined hands to institute meaningful, outcome-based programmes and bring the results and interventions before the society at large to earn a winning response for the development tool of entrepreneurship.

Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology (MMMUT)

 

EDII and Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology (MMMUT), Gorakhpur signed an MoU to widespread entrepreneurship amongst students through sharing of knowledge, resources and by designing and implementing outcome based entrepreneurship development activities. 

Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJM)

 

EDII entered into an MoU with Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJM), Kanpur to undertake promotion of entrepreneurship through specially designed programmes and activities so that students get oriented to the discipline and get motivated to adopt entrepreneurship as a career

Rural Development & Research centre, Ahmedabad, Swami Vivekanand Sewa Trust, Patan and Samata Kelavani Mandal, Dabhoi, Vadodara

EDII entered into MoUs with Rural Development & Research centre, Ahmedabad, Swami Vivekanand Sewa Trust, Patan and Samata Kelavani Mandal, Dabhoi, Vadodara to promote entrepreneurship among the tribals in Gujarat State. EDII has been working towards inclusive development on the premise of entrepreneurship. The Institute has ensured integration of the marginalised and disadvantaged communities in the mainstream by ensuring New Enterprise Creation and employment opportunities by skill development and capacity building.

Odisha State Open University, Sambalpur

As a step towards broadbasing entrepreneurship across the country, EDII signed an MoU with Odisha State Open University, Sambalpur to promote entrepreneurship in the state through distance education.

Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur (GGCU)

In order to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Chhattisgarh, EDII signed an MoU with Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur (GGCU). 

An Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp for budding entrepreneurs was held at Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur as part of the MoU between EDII and GGCU, Bilaspur. 65 people from all across the state attended the three day camp, where they learnt about entrepreneurial competencies, business opportunity identification and selection, enterprise creation, enterprise management, attracting funds, leveraging government schemes and support, and business plan preparation, among other critical areas of business.

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, (LBSNAA)

EDII collaborated with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, (LBSNAA), Mussoorie to offer academic courses and programmes on the subject of entrepreneurship education and development, public policy etc. along with jointly organizing research and publication, capacity building workshops, seminars, and conferences.

Invertis University, Bareilly

This MoU focuses on promotion of Entrepreneurship Education at Invertis University in the western region and concentrates on conducting start-up related events, workshops, joint research and collaborative publications.

Mahayogi Gorakhnath University (MGU)

The MoU encompasses implementation of entrepreneurship courses at MGU and promotion of Entrepreneurship in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Deemed to be University (KISS-DU), The MoU aims to strengthen the tribal entrepreneurship ecosystem in the country.

Anna University (GGCU)

EDII and Anna University (AU), Chennai have entered into an MoA to strengthen entrepreneurship through collaborative initiatives, programmes, research and policy advocacy. The collaboration shall focus on Capacity Building Programmes in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Startups; Sector Specific Diploma Programmes in Entrepreneurship; Programmes on Entrepreneurship Awareness, Ideation and Innovation in addition to joint initiatives in Entrepreneurship research.

 

Four programmes announced as a part of the MoA, include:

  • Advanced Diploma Programme in Entrepreneurship and Startups (ADPES)
  • Faculty Development Programme in Entrepreneurship & Startups
  • Online Certificate course in Entrepreneurship
  • Online Certificate Startup course in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Becker Professional Education

EDII and Becker Professional Education, USA collaborated on 17th December, 2021 to promote Global Executive Post Graduate Programme in Financial Entrepreneurship with US- Certified Professional in Accountant (CPA).

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) Gorakhpur University

EDII signed a MoU with Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) Gorakhpur University on to establish entrepreneurship as a viable career option among students and the society at large through various collaborative initiatives, programmes, research and policy advocacy. The interventions will ensure focused efforts towards tapping opportunities for promoting entrepreneurship in the Purvanchal region.

Hindustan Aeronautics ltd (HAL)

Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd. and EDII have entered into an MOU for promotion of enterprises through awareness creation, skill and entrepreneurship development, among 1000 youth and women in the Kolar/ chikkabalapur/ Nelamangala ( Bangalore Rural) areas.

ONGC

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), has entered into an MOU with EDII for promoting self–sustainable organizations for the tribal Community in the Dang District of Gujarat. The 3 years project will conclude in 2025. The interventions are as follows.

Formation of SHGs and institutional building

Capacity building: To ensure capacity building of the tribal community, EDII organises Skill Development and Entrepreneurship development programmes; offers opportunity guidance for enterprise creation; helps prepare technically feasible and economically viable project reports; provides backward and forward linkages and implements individual development plan (wage employment/enterprise promotion)

Formation of the producer’s organization

Transforming producer organisations into self- sustaining organisations

 Outcome:

  1. Enhancement of quality of life in tribal community.
  2. Increase in their income by 10% due to enhanced skills and competencies
  3. Promotion of viable enterprises 
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