EDII Newsletter 116

October – December 2021


From the Director General’s Desk

Has COVID-19 Encouraged Enterprises to Innovate & Evolve?
COVID 19 has had its twists and turns. While a lot has been said about how it has taken a toll on businesses and entrepreneurial activities, much needs to be highlighted on the front of COVID having seen businesses pivot and come around a full circle.

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EDII has been ranked Number 1 under Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) – 2021 in General (Non-Technical) Category. Under the ARIIA, institutions are ranked on innovation-related globally acceptable indicators.

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Collaborations & Associations

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.

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India Strengthens Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Rwanda

On 15th November 2021, the Rwanda – India Entrepreneurship Development Centre was inaugurated in Kigali, Rwanda at the hands of Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan. The Centre has been established by EDII, under an agreement with the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.

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Inclusive Growth on the Cornerstone of Entrepreneurship

Some people are different but with unique skills. The Centre for Empowerment of Differently Abled (CEDA) has been set up at EDII with support of Directorate of Social Defense and Gujarat State Handicapped (Divyang) Finance and Development Corporation, Social Justice and Empowerment Department, Govt. of Gujarat

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Gujarat Promotes Women Entrepreneurship …the GWEDC Project

Gujarat has always been touted as an entrepreneurial state where people have an innate sense of doing business. Women of the state are also much ahead in the league of finding a place for themselves as successful entrepreneurs, despite hindrances which are typically faced by women when they venture out into the business world.

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Project UDYAMEE a CSR initiative of Utkal Alumina International Limited, a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group is being implemented by EDII. The project was inaugurated by Mazhar Beig, Unit Head, Utkal Alumina in presence of Dr Lopamudra Priyadarshini, GM CSR, CR & Sustainability, Dr. Subrata Biswal, Regional incharge, EDII Eastern Regional Office

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Promoting Women Led Entities

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 Hub was inaugurated by Shri Niraj Kumar Verma, Chief General Manager, Regional Office, NABARD, Bangalore.

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Persistence and Evolution

Catch them young….the phrase carries immense significance when it comes to promoting
entrepreneurial traits among millennials.

For last 39 years, EDII has been ensuring that children and youths from across the country get oriented towards the charms of being an entrepreneur and imbibe entrepreneurial skills

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Academicians Uphold the Winning Parameters

For entrepreneurship to flourish and garner unconditional acceptance as a career option, it is important to have the right kind of processes, a strong and reliable base of knowledge infrastructure and intermediation between various government and private institutions.

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The Potential of Village Entrepreneurship

The glaring income gap between the haves and the have-nots is beginning to find an answer in entrepreneurship. Most of the underprivileged residing, particularly in villages, are unable to spot growth opportunities and continue to dwell in poverty and dismal conditions.

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Entrepreneurship and the Craft of Teaching

The Journal of Entrepreneurship (https://journals.sagepub.com/home/joe) is a tri-annual publication published with Sage Publications (ISSN: 0971 3557). Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), (www.ediindia.org) Bhat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, reserves all copyrights.

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Under the aegis of Empresario StartUp Summit 2021, the Institute organized the Directors’ Conclave: Building Start up Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Higher Learning Campuses with the objective to brainstorm on developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem in higher learning institutions.

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Alumni Corner

EDII’s alumnus Dibyajyoti Pattanaik joined ‘People’s Forum’ after learning the dynamics of Micro-Finance and Micro-Enterprise Development as a part of Post Graduate Programme in Management (Batch 2002-03). People’s Forum, a non-government organization catered to the credit needs of individuals at the bottom of the economic pyramid.

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