PGDM Entrepreneurship

The PGDM-E two-year, full-time programme at the EDII, now in its 23rd batch of delivering entrepreneurship education, has been designed specifically for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial managers to encourage critical and lateral thinking, nurture their ambitions, and enable new ventures through an academically rigorous, directly relevant and highly practical learning experience. The course is offered through six trimesters over two years.

The PGDM-E offers an innovative milestone-based learning initiative whereby every student can build their new enterprise step by step while studying at EDII itself. During this course, learning is also imparted on leveraging the strengths of family business management and successfully implementing practices that drive high performance, shareholder loyalty and healthy family relationships.

At a glance


This course is 2 years of full-time study.

Start date

First Semester (17 August 2020)


Experiential Learning

Funds for viable venture

Contact Us

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New Enterprise Creation

The objective of this specialization is to prepare students in identifying, initiating, managing and growing a business enterprise. Students opting for this specialization are expected to develop a Project Feasibility and Viability Report (Detailed Project Report or DPR) on the business ideas identified by them for which an intense mentoring support will be provided.

Family Business Management

The objective of this specialization is to develop wards as enterprising, knowledgeable successors/ owners of their family businesses for competitive and sustainable growth. Established principles and practices of managing and growing family businesses are dealt in-depth. Students opting for this specialization are expected to develop a Five Years Perspective Plan or FYPP of their respective family firms for which an intense mentoring support will be provided.

Social Entrepreneurship

The objective of this specialization is to provide students with a new orientation and way of thinking to organise and lead sustainable development through social innovation and entrepreneurship. The course aims at developing entrepreneurial skills and thinking frames for students who will lead sustainable economic, social and environmental projects in their future professions. Students opting for this specialization are expected to develop a Detailed Project Report or DPR on their chosen Course of Independent Studies.

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Post Graduate Diploma In Management-Entrepreneurship (2020-2022)

First Year

Induction Module (August : 2 Weeks)

Sr. No.Course Name
1.Entrepreneur Interactions and Learning, Entrepreneurial Career and Aspirations

Optional Preparatory Courses:

Business Communication / Business Basics / Basics of Spreadsheet and Analysis

3.Universal Human Values/Special Lectures

Trimester I (August – November)

S.No. Course Name Credits
1. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice / Development Sector: Theory & Practice* 3.0
2. Financial Reporting, Statement & Analysis 3.0
3. Business Economics 3.0
4. Management Concepts and Organization Behavior 3.0
5. Marketing: A Primer for Entrepreneurs 3.0
6. Business Communication 3.0
7. Business Statistics & Analytics for Decision Making 1.5
8. Experiential Learning Opportunity Sensing 1.5
Total 21.0
Language Lab: The Language Laboratory will be used for language tutorials for those who voluntarily opt for Remedial English classes. The Language Laboratory sessions also include word games, quizzes, extemporary speaking, debates, skits etc.

Trimester II (November –February)

S.No.Course NameCredits
1.Financial Management3.0
2.Human Resource Management3.0
3.Quantitative Techniques  for Market Research3.0
4.Costing for Decision Making3.0
5.Indian Economy and Policy3.0
6.Effective Entrepreneurship  / Social Entrepreneurship*1.5
7.Industry Verticals1.5

Experiential Learning

1. Design Thinking Studio

2. Customer Discovery in Entrepreneurial Ventures


Industry Verticals - Trimester II & III - (November –May)

Course NameCredit

Industry Verticals

(Students may choose any two which will be offered during Trimesters II and III):


  1. Health and Wellness
  2. Agri and Food Processing
  3. Tourism and Hospitality
  4. Logistics and Supply Chain
  5. Plastics and Chemicals
  6. Textiles and Garments
  7. Energy and Clean Tech
  8. Materials and Manufacturing
  9. Electrical Machinery and Electronics

Automobiles and Ancillaries

Real Estate and Construction

  1. Arts Crafts and Ethnicity
  2. Pharma and Biotech
  3. Education and Training
  4. IT and BPM
  5. Media and Entertainment
  6. Natural Resource Management
  7. Environment & Sustainable Development
  8. MEDM & Sustainable Livelihood
  9. Microfinance

(Minimum 20% students of the batch size are required for each sector to be offered)


Trimester III (Mar – May)

S.No.Course NameCredits
1.Strategic Management3.0
2.Computer Application for Business3.0
3.Legal Aspects of Business3.0
4.Understanding Family Business3.0
5.Indian Financial System and Markets1.5
6.Basics of International Business1.5
7.Operations Management1.5
8.Industry Verticals1.5

Experiential Learning

  1. New Product Development

2. Market Segmentation & Pricing


Second Year

Trimester IV (August – October)

Stream 1: New Enterprise Creation
Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Launching and Managing an Enterprise*3.0
2.Project Formulation and Feasibility Analysis*3.0
3.New Enterprise Financing & Appraisal*3.0
4.Buying an Existing Business3.0
5.Strategic Management of Intellectual Property Rights3.0
6.Technology Commercialization & Entrepreneurial Innovation3.0
7.Doing Business with Government & Public Sector1.5
8.Project Management1.5
9.Opportunities in Emerging (ASEAN, Africa, Latin America and CIS countries) Markets1.5
10.Identifying Starting and Growing a Social Venture1.5
11.Business Simulation (Capstone Course)1.5
12.Designing and Configuring Business Model1.5


Stream 2: Family Business Management
Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Family Business Dynamics*3.0
2.Growth Plan Formulation*3.0
3.Building Lasting Family Business – Synergy in Vision, Values & Strategy*3.0
4.Business Risk Management3.0
5.Turnaround Strategies in SMEs3.0
6.Strategic Cost Management3.0
7.Strategic  Leadership in Family Business1.5
8.Managing Finance and Liquidity1.5
9.Quality Management System1.5
10.Corporate Entrepreneurship1.5
11.Communicate Corporate Identity1.5
12.Organizational & Persuasive Communication1.5

* Compulsory courses for respective stream specialisation

Stream 3: Social Entrepreneurship
Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Venture Entry: Positioning the Firm for Social & Strategic Advantage3.0
2.Project Formulation & Feasibility Analysis3.0
3.Social Business Model3.0
4.Understanding Participatory Development with Participatory Rural Appraisal3.0
5.Stakeholder Management & Social Audit3.0
6.Poverty, Gender & Equity3.0
7.Legal Framework for Social Ventures1.5
8.Research Design for Social Impact Assessment1.5
9.Advocacy & Networking1.5
10.Development Communication including Mass Communication1.5
11.India & International Development Strategies & Institutions1.5
12.Informal Sector Economy & Local Economic Development1.5

Trimester V (November -February)

Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Project Work (Detailed Project Report / Five Year Perspective Growth Plan)3.0
2.Investor Pitching1.5
3.Stream Electives – to be selected from the list of Electives4.5
4.Functional Electives – to be selected from the list of Electives10.5


Elective 1: Marketing
Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Integrated Marketing Communications3.0
2.Sales and Distribution Management3.0
3.Marketing to Base of Pyramid Consumer3.0
4.Supply Chain and Logistics Management3.0
5.Business to Business Marketing3.0
6.Creating Service Offerings and Managing Service Enterprise3.0
7.Designing Value Proposition Using Marketing and Consumer Insights1.5
8.Customer Acquisition, Retention and Growth1.5
9.Retail Management1.5


Elective 2: Finance
Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management3.0
2.Financial Derivatives3.0
3.Strategic Financial Management / Valuation3.0
4.Business Analysis Using Financial Statements3.0
5.Business Tax Planning3.0
6.Computer Aided Accounts and Decisions3.0
7.Retail Banking1.5
8.Economic and Financial Regulations1.5
9.Private Equity and Venture Capital1.5


Elective 3: International Business
Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.International Marketing Management3.0
2.Doing Business in Emerging Markets  (ASEAN, Africa, Latin America & CIS countries)3.0
3.Getting into International Business: Documentation, Subsidies and Incentives3.0
4.Business Language (Chinese / French)3.0
5.International Trade Laws1.5
6.International Financial Management1.5


Elective 4: Human Resource Management
Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Organizational Change and Development3.0
2.Manpower Planning, Recruitment, and Selection3.0
3.Industrial Relations & Labour Laws3.0
4.Team Dynamics3.0
5.Strategic HRM & Negotiation1.5
6.Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability1.5


Elective 5: Start-Up
Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Digital Marketing for Startups3.0
2.Startup Garage: Managing the Early Growth of a Firm3.0
3.Lean Sales Strategy for Startup3.0
4.Scaling Excellence through Innovation & Incubation3.0
5.Talent Management: From Startup to Scale up1.5
6.Technology Licensing and Commercialization1.5


Elective 6: Business Analytics & Information Systems
Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Data Visualization and Data Mining3.0
2.Spreadsheet Skills and Business Analysis3.0
3.Enterprise Resource Planning3.0
4.Web Designing and E Commerce3.0
5.Marketing Metrics and Analytics1.5
6.Managing Digital Innovation and Transformation1.5


Elective 7: Social Enterprise Management
Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Social & Rural Marketing3.0
2.Financial Management for Social Ventures3.0
3.Corporate Social Responsibility3.0
4.Fundraising & Resource Mobilization3.0
5.Women Entrepreneurship3.0
6.Scaling the Social Venture3.0

Trimester VI (February –April)

Sr. No.Course NameCredits
1.Pitching and Venture Funding  / Family Business Clinic1.5
2.Functional Electives – to be selected from the list of Electives10.5

* The Institute reserves the right to make amendments, additions, deletions and modification to this course architecture

(1) Eligibility Criteria

Indian Nationals

A three-year (10+2+3) University Degree in any discipline or a four year (10+2+4) Engineering/Technology/Medicine/Other, recognized by the UGC/AIU/AICTE are eligible for Post-Graduation, with not less than 50% overall aggregate marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to the reserved category, as per norms).

The eligibility criteria includes graduation (any discipline from a recognized university) with aggregate 50% minimum along with the management test score (CAT/MAT/XAT/ATMA/C- MAT). The final year graduates also can apply for this programme.

PIO/NRI/Foreign Candidate

A Bachelor’s degree (in keeping with the 10+2+3 system) with minimum 50% marks, or an equivalent qualification in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Candidates appearing for final examinations towards a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply


The international student must have completed all examinations related to the qualifying (graduate) degree with a minimum of overall 50% marks and should also have a valid GMAT score.

(2) Selection Process

1. Candidates have to apply online to EDI: APPLY NOW

2. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in different components of Tests will be called for Personal Interview. The Interview will be conducted at various centers across the country.

Due to the current pandemic situation all interviews are being conducted online.

3. Note: The Institute reserves the right to drop or add any applications / interview centers.

(1) Fee Structure:

Tuition Fees in INR:

PGDM-E: Residential: 11,01,560/-

PGDM-E: Non-Residential: 9,65,560/-

I Year

InstalmentDue DateAmount (Rs.)
FirstUpon Enrolment1,35,800*1,35,800*
Second14 September 20201,75,120**1,29,120
Third14 December 20201,92,7501,72,750
TOTAL 5,03,6704,37,670

Includes Rs. 10,000/- towards caution money deposit.
Includes Rs. 20,000/- towards security deposit for hostel and electricity charges.


II Year

InstalmentDue Date Amount (Rs.)
Fourth05 June 20212,29,7001,94,700
Fifth13 September 20212,16,8901,91,890
Sixth13 December 20211,51,3001,41,300
TOTAL 5,97,8905,27,890

(2) Dates & Deadlines

Last date of Cancellation of Admission with full refund of fees subtracting Rs 1000 /-
10 August,2020
The academic session for PGDM-E 2020-22
17 August 2020

(3) Important Announcement PGDM-E 2020-22, as per recent AICTE Guidelines

The entire world is passing through an unprecedented situation due to the outbreak of Noval Carona Virus Infection. In compliance with the directive of the Central & State Government, EDII has taken essential measures to contain the spread of infection. In view of this scenario and recently updated guidelines of AICTE please make a note of the following points.


1. The session for the new students will begin from 17 August 2020 and the Academic year will end in July,2022.


2. Classroom teaching on campus will begin only once the Government gives us permission for the same.


3. We may offer provisional admission to the students of PGDM-E, 2020-2022 and they may be asked to submit the proof of successful completion of graduation with the stipulated percentage latest by 31st December 2020. Failing to adhere to this, admission of such a candidate will be cancelled and refund of tuition fee will be made on a pro-rata basis as per our norms.

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

At EDII the experiential learning is emphasized through Summer Internship and Projects.


Summer Internships


During the first year, students are trained in the functional areas of Business, Marketing, Finance, Consulting, Economics, Organization Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Operations and Information Technology which orient them towards business culture. The course aims at moulding their work ethic and developing skills highly valued by the contemporary industry.

At the end of the first year, students are exposed to applied aspects of managing an enterprise through Summer Internship Placements. They are exposed to a real time business environment, and take up responsibilities and goals which aim at being mutually beneficial for both the students and the organization. It serves as a platform for applying the management theories learnt in the classroom and helps in providing clarity about business as a whole.

The Placement Cell facilitates interaction between students and the industry. Students are placed in different organizations preferably Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as per their electives / area of interest, for a period of 8-10 weeks after completion of the first year.


The Summer Internship Project will include any or a mix of the following:

  1. Organizational Internship
  2. Family Business
  3. Business Opportunity Assessment and Industry Analysis
  4. Approved external training program or seminar relevant to business area.
  5. Start-up Ventures
  6. International Summer Internship


Projects: DPR/FYPP


A Bankable Detailed Project Report (DPR) needs to be prepared by the participants with regard to their ventures after conducting a thorough market research and secondary data based research along with IT based applications. Participants of the Family Business Management specialisation alternatively can prepare a Five Year Prospective Plan (FYPP) for growth of their respective family firms. At the conclusion of the field study, students delivers a written business plan for a new venture or expansion of current business, which will include analysis of the market and industry in which the business will compete, a viable financial and organizational structure, risk assessment, a marketing strategy and as appropriate, explanation of an underlying technology, manufacturing process and service delivery system. The final project report is prepared in a competitive format and is assessed by panel of experts comprising of faculty, industry experts and bankers. A presentation cum viva-voce examination for the final report will then be organised. The DPRs/FYPPs can be submitted to IDBI Bank Ltd., Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank and other banks for working capital and term loan respectively for the venture.


Independent Study


Consistent with its commitment to student-directed learning, EDII offers a variety of independent study opportunities. Many academic departments offer independent research or reading courses. Students may also initiate, design, and execute independent study projects with the help of faculty advisors


Business Simulation


Business simulations are used for business acumen training and development. It helps in engaging people so they can make decisions; deal with risk consequences as well as solve problems creates a rich learning environment. Learning objectives include: strategic thinking, financial analysis, market analysis, operations, teamwork and leadership. EDII provides the simulation experience on MikesBikes-Advanced business strategy and Sim Venture -A unique business plan simulation.


Entrepreneur Interactions


Eminent entrepreneurs from various industries are invited regularly to share their experiences with the students.

Few of the entrepreneurs and industry experts who enlightened the current batches by giving them insights about the prevailing situations in the industry and sharing their professional journey of entrepreneurship are:

  1. Mr. Bipin Dudani, Sr. VP & Zonal Business Head, Religare,
  2. Mr. Zishaan Hayath, Founder, Choupati Bazzar,
  3. Mr. Savan Godiawala, Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd,
  4. Mr. Amit Bhatia, Founder, Kloudcrew Technologies Ltd,
  5. Mr. Bhavesh Upadhyay, Chief Operating Officer, Shalby Hospitals,
  6. Mr. Hariom Gandhi, Zonal Director-Narcotics Bureau, Gujarat,
  7. Mr. R.K. Chopra, Chief Manager Training, Bank of Baroda,
  8. Mr. Mihir Joshi, Director, TiE,
  9. Mr. Nirav Shah, Founder, Foliage Real Estate Developer Ltd,
  10. Mr. Anish Baheti, Founder & Director, TrainMyBrain,
  11. Mr. Manan Pancholi, Chirman Webvertex, Chairman GCCI Youth Wing,
  12. Ms. Geeta Goradia, Founder Director, Jewel Consumer Care P Ltd,
  13. Nadeem Jafri, Founder Director, Hearty Mart Enterprises,
  14. Dr. Arvind Patel, Innovator and Founder Director, Sahajanand Laser Technology Ltd.,
  15. Mr. G.B. Patil, CMD, Brisk Surgicals Cotton Ltd.

Apart from this students are also encouraged to participate or witness various events and seminars that are organized in Ahmedabad by prestigious institutions to give them maximum exposure of the current economic scenario and the developments that are taking place on a national and international level.


Industry Visit


A guided industry visit is scheduled each trimester for the students. The aim of these visits is to help students to get the exposure of an actual working environment. A tour to various departments, plants etc. is scheduled and students are briefed about various operations, functions, maintenance of the unit.

  1. KHS Machinery Ltd.
  2. Sahajanand Laser Technologies Ltd
  3. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd
  4. Adani Port & Sez Ltd, Mundra
  5. Vadilal Industries Ltd
  6. Goa Start-up Incubators
  7. Goa Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration
  8. Parikh Packaging Ltd
  9. Gateway Hotels
  10. Rimtex Industries Ltd
  11. Meghmani Organics etc.

Funds For Viable Venture

Project Start-up Facilitation Grant

EDII provides small financial assistance for enabling deserving students in initiating/starting own ventures. Such support will be given to students who have feasible, viable, and impactful projects and who have progressed in implementing the project besides fulfilling other eligibility criteria. Preference will be given to women students and first-generation entrepreneurs. Applications will be invited from students willing to avail the above fund. Students who submit applications will be required to present their proposals before the designated committee.




IDBI Bank to consider financing up to Rs.1 crore without Collaterals for viable projects taken up by EDII students under CGTMSE