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Department of Entrepreneurship Education


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  • Policy advocacy to develop impact-making entrepreneurship education
  • Creation of triple-helix model for entrepreneurship education by involving government departments, industry, management associations, educators and researchers
  • Development of faculty involved in training students for tech-based start-ups, transgenerational entrepreneurship and start-up incubation & acceleration
  • Accreditation and quality certification for entrepreneurship teachers and institutions
  • Development of short-term and capsule programmes to sensitise entrepreneurship at undergraduate and school levels
  • Enhancing survival rate in family businesses, the SME sector in particular, through educational programme and training
  • Joint educational programmes with technology, management and agricultural science institutions to create new-generation entrepreneurs
  • Revisiting of entrepreneurship course curriculum and architecture that yields results
  • Encourage policy-level research, collaborative and project-based research and its publications

Core Activities

  • On-campus long-duration programmes
  • Off-campus joint programmes
  • Summer camps: Youth, children, awareness
  • School-specific entrepreneurship programmes
  • Open-learning programmes
  • Capacity-building programmes in entrepreneurship education
  • Research and publication

Programmes and Activities

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Policy Advocacy

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  • 1486 students have graduated from EDII's long term programmes till date, with 78 percent success rate; out of the students who have set up their own enterprises or have contributed to diversification of family business, the estimated percentage of students with turnover upto Rs. 25 cr. is 69 %; 18 % are in the range of Rs. 25 to Rs. 50 cr.; 2% are between Rs. 50 to 100 cr. and around 1 % above Rs.100 cr.
  • Introduced the pioneering 'Fellow Programme in Management' to encourage research in entrepreneurship. 15 researchers have enrolled in  four batches.
  • Developed more than 3000 teachers of higher education across the country through 98 Faculty Development Progammes.
  • Sensitized/trained over 8 lakh students, together with about 500 higher learning institutions in the country (on behalf of DST, GoI, since 2008 – 09).
  • Commissioned by CBSE, revising curriculum on entrepreneurship for 11th & 12th standards for CBSE schools and is also developing the text books (19000 schools).
  • Got designated by the Govt. of Gujarat as the Nodal Institute for Promoting Start-ups and has been appointed as the Anchor Institute to strengthen entrepreneurship in the state.
  • Reached across the country through 87 batches of 'Open  Learning Programme in Entrepreneurship', thus training 13350 learners.
  • Institutionalized informal training models (national summer camps for children and youth) for instilling entrepreneurial spirit in 3602 children and youth.

Future Plans

Distance and Online Academic Courses

  • MOOCs on Start-up Entrepreneurship
  • Distance Learning Social Entrepreneurship

Collaborative Programmes

  • Joint certification programmes
  • Collaborative projects and research

Grooming of Existing and New Entrepreneurs

  • Full-time educational programmes
  • Short-term programmes for corporate executives and professionals
  • Sensitisation Programmes: Summer Camps, School Entrepreneurship Programmes

Creation of Educators’ Pool

  • Creation of thought leaders through research courses
  • Capacity building of existing faculty and trainers

Policy Advocacy

  • Development of policies for government to strengthen entrepreneurship education
  • Policy contribution for SME sector development and growth

Amit Kumar Dwivedi

Area Of Apecification : Accounting & Finance, Micro finance, Rural credit & Banking

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

(Via Ahmedabad Airport & Indira Bridge), P.O. Bhat 382 428, Dist. Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.


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