Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad, an autonomous and not-for-profit institute is promoted by apex financial institutions – the IDBI Bank Ltd., IFCI Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd., and the State Bank of India (SBI), with support from the Government of Gujarat.
It is the first national resource institute in entrepreneurship training, research, education and institution building, and has successfully brought about a change in the way entrepreneurship is perceived. The Institute has earned regional, national and international recognition for boosting entrepreneurship and start-ups across segments and sectors through innovative models and by intermediating creatively among stakeholders such as; new age potential entrepreneurs, existing entrepreneurs, incubation centres, and venture capitalists.
The Institute has taken entrepreneurship to a large number of schools, colleges, science and technology institutions, and management schools in several states by including entrepreneurship inputs in their curricula. To broaden the frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, EDII has also established a Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CREED), to investigate a range of issues surrounding the small and medium enterprise sector, and establish a network of researchers and trainers by conducting a biennial seminar on entrepreneurship education and research.
EDII Academic Session (2021-2013) admissions open for full-time PG courses
The Institute with the tagline ‘Innovate, Create, Generate’ has announced admission to its new academic session (2021-2023) for two of its prestigious courses:
PGDM-Entrepreneurship (PGDM-E), and
PGDM - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development (PGDM - IEV).
PGDM -E is a two-year, full-time, AICTE approved programme launched in 1998 and encompasses the entire New Enterprise Creation process from idea generation to preparation of a detailed project report. The students receive comprehensive knowledge of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
New Enterprise Creation specialization to develop first generation entrepreneurs
Family Business Management specialization to ensure sustenance and growth of family business by ensuring a 5-year growth cum diversification plan.
PGMD-IEV is a two-year, full-time, AICTE approved course launched in keeping with the Government of India’s Start Up Initiative and fosters technology based innovation in business. The curriculum is outcome-oriented and enables students to validate ideas, innovate, test markets and build a successful technology driven start up.
Experiential learning through Technology based Incubator at EDII
Exposure to innovation and technology commercialization.
EDII gets Start up support to promote entrepreneurial assistance
EDII is involved in varied activities to boost the start-up culture in the country
EDII has been nominated by the Government of Gujarat as the Nodal Institute for Start ups under the Start ups/innovation scheme. The Institute has been providing counselling and mentorship support in the fields of agri-business, food processing, biotechnology, chemicals, plastics, and manufacturing.
Student Start-up and Innovation Policy (SSIP) of the Government of Gujarat aims to create an integrated, state-wide, university-based innovation ecosystem to support innovations and ideas of young students, and provide a conducive environment for the optimum harnessing of their creative pursuit. The Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Gujarat has shortlisted EDII for receiving a grant under SSIP.
Centre for Advancing & Launching Enterprise (CrADLE) an on-campus technology business incubator, is catalysed and supported by the DST, National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Govt. of India. The TBI has been guiding, supporting and mentoring start-ups in four niche segments of manufacturing, food processing, renewable energy and healthcare.
Empresario start up summit is the flagship event of the institute. An exclusive platform for start-ups, new age mentors, industry experts, investors, and the student community to come up at one place and share their entrepreneurial experiences, gain insights, and commit to becoming an inevitable part of the start-up ecosystem of India. The fest witnesses start-ups from all sectors and participants from every part of the country.
EDII is successfully inspiring GenNext who has an inbuilt urge to innovate, rise and shine. Nearly 78% alumni have chosen entrepreneurial career paths. Of these, 54% have joined family businesses, 23% have created new ventures and one percent have set up social enterprises.
'Gujarat' and 'Entrepreneurship' are synonymous to each other. The state is considered to be a paradise for entrepreneurs. Through regular entrepreneur interactions and industry visits, students get first-hand experience of 'Doing Business'. Traits of strategic thinking, knowledge and innovative perspectives, that the Gujarat Growth Model also exhibits, are imbibed naturally by students, over the two-year duration of the course as the curriculum is uniquely tailored from time to time within the stimulating entrepreneurial milieu of Gujarat.
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