Research on topical entrepreneurship related subjects with special focus on applied research are taken up to act as a crucial link between theory and practice in the field of Entrepreneurship. The aim is to offer a thorough practical knowledge in the field of Entrepreneurship apart from the theory.
In order to broaden the frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, EDII has established a Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CREED), to investigate into a range of issues surrounding small and medium enterprise sector through its publication, "The Journal of Entrepreneurship". CREED also establishes a network of researc
GEM research project is first-of-its-kind, revolutionary effort at assessing the levels of entrepreneurial activity prevalent in different nations of the world and linking them to the entrepreneurial framework conditions of the country on the one hand and projected economic growth on the other. The project was initiated in 1999 by the London Busine
DST Policy Research
Conference & Seminars
The main objective of the working paper series of EDII is to help faculty members/researchers share their research/study/project findings with colleagues, as well as test and receive feedback from them at pre-publication stage.
EDII seeks to develop knowledge that encourages innovation and replicable models through various Government and Corporate Sponsored projects. These projects include those assigned by the Central and the State Governments, development organizations and public enterprises.
EDII acts as a catalyst in building an individual’s skills and knowledge base to a greater capacity towards entrepreneurial success. Our main aim is to reach various target groups and provide value added services and build their capacity and help them set up independent enterprise.
The youths underwent focussed learning along with hands-on experience to gain knowledge, skills and the confidence needed to enter the market either as an employee or as a micro entrepreneur. To ensure that the youths do not begin with an ill-defined business model, they were introduced to opportunities in the automobile sector; self-employment in
Effective, accountable and inclusive institutions are essential to achieving sustainable development goals. EDII realised this need to create a network of Entrepreneurship Development (ED) institutions to ensure a ripple effect in India and abroad.
The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India As EDII moved on to adopt the role of a national resource institute in the field, it realised the need to create a network of ED institutions that could adopt this activity and make it widespread. This institutionalisation also enabled EDII to make a decisive dent into other areas backed by furth
EDII vision also advocates the strategy of institution-building for forging entrepreneurship as an International Movement. The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India had assigned to it the prestigious task of setting up EDII-like Entrepreneurship Development Centres (EDCs) in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar (CLMV nations).
President-EDII; Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
IDBI Bank Ltd.
Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of IDBI Bank Ltd. is one of the first two private bankers to lead a state-run bank. Previously, Mr. Sharma was MD & CEO of Lakshmi Vilas Bank and Canara Bank. He has also held several key positions at State bank of India during his more than thirty years of tenure. A seasoned banker with over three decades of experience primarily in retail and wholesale banking, corporate credit, asset liability management, loan syndication, industrial relations and human resources, Mr. Sharma has also held portfolios including lending to mid-corporate accounts in Andhra Pradesh region and supervising retail operations in the states of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Western UP. Earlier, he also served as Chief Executive Officer of SBI Japan where he steered and directed operations of SBI branches in Tokyo and Osaka.
Nominee Member of IDBI Bank Ltd.
MANAGING DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dr. Emandi Sankara Rao has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at IFCI Limited since August 17, 2017.
Dr. Rao’s key areas are resources and treasury, risk management, accounts, tax and audit and business promotion. He possesses extensive experience in Project & Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Investment Banking and Infrastructure Development. He has also been instrumental in raising long term funds for IIFCL from both domestic and foreign sources and in developing financial products like Credit Enhancement-cum-Takeout and Acquisition Finance at IDFC. He founded IIFCL Projects Limited and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Director.
Dr. Rao holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Andhra University, a Master's Degree in Reliability Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Pondicherry Central University and a Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
CHIEF GENERAL MANAGER (SME & SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE)
STATE BANK OF INDIA,
Shri Devi Shankar Mishra, CHIEF GENERAL MANAGER (SME & SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE), State Bank of India has over 33 years of experience in retail, industrial finance and credit banking and has been associated with several key projects like handling IT vendor, core banking applications like; CBS, LLMS, Trade Finance, Treasury etc.
INDUSTRIES & MINES DEPT. GOVT. OF GUJARAT
Shri Manoj Kumar Das is an IAS officer of the 1990 Gujarat cadre. Presently the Principal Secretary, Industries and Mines Department, Government of Gujarat, he has previously held various important portfolios, including Director (J&K Affairs), Home Ministry, Government of India and Principal Secretary - Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department.
Shri Das specialises in revenue administration, urban management and civic issues, law and order, and disaster management. In the year 1999, he was also awarded for best performance in Rural Development at the hands of the Hon’ble Governor of the State. Shri Das also has eight national awards to his credit for best performance in various sectors while working as the Municipal Commissioner, Surat and Vadodara.
FORMER CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
SIDBI (SMALL INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT BANK OF INDIA)
Dr. Sailendra Narain, Chairman, Centre for SME Growth & Development Finance and Former Chairman and Managing Director, Small Industries Development Bank of India, is a national expert on SME policies and programmes. Dr. Narain helped us forge a strong alliance with SIDBI. He is actively involved in giving direction to EDII on the research work that it undertakes as also the project to promote entrepreneurship in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
DALIT INDIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY (DICCI)
Padmashree Awardee-2013 Shri. Milind Kamble, a civil engineer by profession, is the Chairman of the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI), a Pune-based non-profit community organization, which he founded to bring together entrepreneurs from among the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and to promote the culture of entrepreneurship among them. It is his passion to follow in the footsteps on Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar in promoting economic empowerment of Dalits. In 2003 he founded the SC/ST Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a first of its kind in history, as an umbrella organisation of entrepreneurs from these sections. Later, in 2005, he renamed it as the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Within a few years Mr. Kamble has brought DICCI into the national mainstream. In 2012, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) gave clearance to setting up a DICCI SME Fund which is aimed at providing Dalit entrepreneurs with requisite capital and managerial skills.
MINISTRY OF MICRO, SMALL & MEDIUM ENTREPRISES, GOVT. OF INDIA
Chairman and Managing Director
Mr. Mohammad Mustafa, IAS, has been the Chairman and Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India since August 2017.
Mr. Mustafa served as Joint Secretary of Department of Financial Services at Government of India since March 2014. He served as the Chairman of the Board of National Housing Bank from May 13, 2014 to July 13, 2015 and served as its Managing Director from May 13, 2014 to July 13, 201. He has been Government Nominee Director of The New India Assurance Co. Ltd., since September 9, 2015. He has been a Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India since August 2017. He served as a Non Executive Nominee Director of Bank of Baroda since November 25, 2014 until August 26, 2017. He served as Government Nominee Director of Union Bank of India since September 30, 2013 until November 25, 2014 and Andhra Bank from September 25, 2012 to October 4, 2013.
Founder & Mentor
KALINGA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (KIIT), KIIT UNIVERSITY
Prof. Achyuta Samanta defeated all odds and adversities to not just obtain his Doctorate Degree in Social Science but went on to create the prestigious Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in 1992-1993. While KIIT has become one of the most acclaimed and recognized Indian Universities that provides Professional Education to 27,000 students from India and abroad, KISS has become world's largest tribal educational institution. It is a home to 25000 poorest of the poor tribal children who are given free education from Kindergarten to Post graduation along with other avenues of Comprehensive Development. Prof. Samanta’s initiatives have become the pride of Odisha, India and the world today. He strongly believes that his cause is not only about providing opportunities and arranging certain facilities for the deprived but aim at bringing about complete transformation among children. Besides Education, Prof. Samanta’s primary domains of intervention have been Rural Development, Women Empowerment, Social Service, Low-Cost Health Care Facilities, Art, Literature, Media, Culture, Entertainment and Spiritualism.
FORMER DIRECTOR, IIMK PROF. EMERITUS, AHMEDABAD UNIVERSITY
ACADEMIC ADVISOR, AHMEDABAD EDUCATION SOCIETY
Professor Amarlal H Kalro is an educationist with 50 years of experience in academic institutions in India and abroad. He has contributed extensively to educational policy and establishment of educational institutions. He is presently Professor Emeritus, Ahmedabad University and Academic Advisor, Ahmedabad Education Society.
Professor Kalro obtained his BTech (Hons.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1963, and his MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA in 1967 and 1969 respectively. He is a recipient of several scholastic and teaching excellence awards. His research publications are in the areas of OR modeling, inventory management, organization behavior, irrigation and water management, management of educational institutions and institution building in reputed International and Indian Journals.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT)
Federation of Indian Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME)
ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE OF INDIA
Dr. Sunil Shukla, Ph.D. in Psychology, specializes in entrepreneurship education, corporate entrepreneurship, human resource management and behavioural science. His work in these domains has significantly improved the entrepreneurial ecosystem and has helped in instituting interventions leading to enterprise growth and corporate strategy formulation. As a researcher and consultant, he has explored an expansive range of areas, including; entry barriers to entrepreneurship, curriculum development, intrapreneurship, family business management and organizational culture. He also leads the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) India, which is the largest study of entrepreneurial dynamics. His entrepreneurship growth model for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries has been recognized for ensuing development and trade in the region. Several organizations and Departments of various Ministries of the Government have him on their Governing Board.
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