Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India  :: INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ::


  1. International Training Programmes sponsored by ITEC Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India
No. DateProgram Title
1 19th-30th July, 2021 (2 weeks) e-ITEC Course on Capacity Building Programme (virtual) to Develop a Cadre of Mentors/Counsellors on Entrepreneurship
2 2nd-27th August, 2021 (4 weeks) e-ITEC Course on New Enterprise Creation and Skill Up-gradation Programme (virtual) for Bhutanese Youth on Impact Enterprises


The programme will be organized at wi-fi enabled EDII Campus located in a serene and pleasant environment, 5 kms away from the Ahmedabad International Airport on the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Highway in Gujarat State. Ahmedabad is well connected by air and rail with the commercial hub centre-Mumbai and the capital city-New Delhi. Participants will be housed in single occupancy, AC rooms which are well furnished and of international standard. All rooms have attached bath-toilet. The campus also has courts for outdoor games like volleyball, football and badminton, and facilities for indoor games, like table-tennis, chess and carrom. It also houses a gym. Classrooms are also air-conditioned. Semi-formal attire would be preferred in classrooms. However, participants may like to carry formal clothing for group photo and valedictory function. During study visits, participants will be put up in hotels. The Institute will not make any sort of arrangements for friends or family members of the participants and hence participants are requested to ensure that they are not accompanied by anybody. Throughout the training programme, EDII will facilitate participants to visit places of interest in and around the city. However, for better management of the programme, it may please be noted that participants cannot leave the campus on their own without seeking explicit permission from the Institute.

General Guidelines for Participants of ITEC courses at EDII

  1. Classes (online) will be held from Monday to Friday. All Saturdays and Sundays are holidays.
  2. It is compulsory to attend online classes regularly. Course completion certificate will not be awarded to those with less than 95% attendance.
  3. If a participant is unable to attend class, he/she must seek prior permission from the respective Course Director.


The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation programme, popularly known as ‘ITEC’, was instituted on 15th September, 1964, as a bilateral programme of assistance of the Government of India with partner developing countries.

Under ITEC, 161 countries in Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean as well as Pacific and Small Island countries are invited to share in the Indian developmental experience acquired over seven decades of India's existence as a free nation.

ITEC is response oriented and addresses the needs of developing countries. As a result of different activities under this programme, there is now a visible and growing awareness among other countries about the competence of India as a provider of technical know-how and expertise as well as training opportunities, consultancy services and feasibility studies. These programmes have generated immense goodwill and substantive cooperation among the developing countries.

The ITEC Programme has the following components:

  1. Training (civilian and defence) in India of nominees from ITEC partner countries
  2. Projects and project related activities such as feasibility studies and consultancy services
  3. Deputation of Indian experts abroad
  4. Study Tours
  5. Gifts/Donations of equipment at the request of ITEC partner countries
  6. Aid for Disaster Relief (ADR)

ITEC is the flagship programme of the Indian Government's capacity building effort, not only because of its magnitude and wide geographical coverage but also for innovative forms of technical cooperation. Training or capacity building is one of the major activities, as part of which professionals and people from developing countries are offered unique training courses, both civilian and defence, in different centres of excellence in India which empower them with not just professional skills, but prepare them for an increasingly globalized world. Since its inception in 1964, India has trained thousands of trainees in ITEC/SCAAP partner countries.

Procedure For Filling The Nomination

From this year onwards, ITEC applicants are required to upload applications by themselves. For this purpose, please open ITEC Portal at the link http://www.itecgoi.in through Google. The step-wise guidance for filling up the nomination is given in a pdf file that appears separately in our website.

After filling up the form, please take a copy of it and get it endorsed by ITEC Nodal Ministry in your country. Nodal Ministry is different from Embassy of India. In each country, a specific Ministry has been identified as a nodal ministry to endorse the ITEC nomination form. It could be Ministry of Industry & Commerce or Ministry of Education & Cultural Affairs so on and so forth. You may have to check up this aspect with the Indian Mission in your country.

Please note that unless all the parts of the nomination form are appropriately filled up and stamped, it will not be approved by the ITEC Division, New Delhi, India.

For your information, the procedure is as under :

You have to submit your application not to us, but to the Indian High Commission/Indian Embassy in your country. For this purpose, after filling up the nomination form, please get it endorsed by the Nodal Ministry (as advised by the Indian Mission) and thereafter, submit it to the Indian Mission for their endorsement. After this procedure, your application will reach ITEC office, New Delhi, India, for their approval.

For your information, EDII's programmes appear under Area of Study titled 'SME/Rural Development Courses'. One has to click this area under so many other options given. Later on, one has to select a specific course of EDII. Since ITEC, the sponsor, is in the process of developing their portal, initially only programmes scheduled between April and August 2015 will appear. Those applicants desirous of participating in courses scheduled later on, have to wait for some more time. Till then, entire courses approved for the year 2015-2016 will be uploaded in ITEC Portal.

As regards accommodation, the participating officers will be housed in single-occupancy air-conditioned room within EDII campus, Ahmedabad. The training programme will also take place within EDII campus itself.

Since it is a Govt.of India sponsored training programme, there is no need of having any invitation letter from us.

As regards Medical Fitness, get the relevant part of the nomination form duly stamped by a Registered Medical Practitioner for which, please contact the Indian Mission in your country.


The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, supports the programme by offering fellowships to cover the following

  • Tuition fee
  • A.C. accommodation in well furnished rooms on single occupancy basis
  • Living Allowance* (Food Expenses + Out-of-Pocket Allowance)
  • Book Allowance (in the form of Course Material, Cases, CD, etc.)
  • Air Travel (Economy Class) to Ahmedabad and back, by shortest route.

* Out of total living allowance, a part of it will be deducted by EDII towards boarding facilities (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee) provided at EDII campus and the balance will be given to the participants as out-of-pocket allowance to meet sundry expenses towards laundry, mineral water and the like. In view of the limited living allowance, candidates are advised to bring extra foreign exchange to meet additional expenses, such as shopping, ISD calls and excess baggage allowance at the time of return.

Participants must possess a valid passport and visa for the entire duration of the course.


Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

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