From the Director's Desk
CrAdLE the Start-ups for Better Growth
Despite being amongst world's largest economies, unemployment is one of the most crucial problems India is currently facing. And unfortunately so, with youths turning directionless and disappointed, unemployment is leaving its trace on social sphere as well. India needs to generate 10 million jobs a year to address the issue.
Hon'ble Governor of Gujarat Shri O.P Kohli graced the occasion as Chief Guest
It is said that an entrepreneur can see what others cannot see. The word 'start-up' might have become
Best Sportspersons' Award Winners
EDII Promotes Technology Business Incubator to Boost Start-up Ecosystem
The incubator will mentor 30 start-ups in first three years
National Policy on MSMEs Receives Rave Reviews
- The definition of Micro, Small and Medium Industries should be considered for change
- 97% MSMEs will benefit from the MUDRA Yojna
Innovative Student Start-ups Receive Funding from the Institute
The Institute extends seed funding of Rs. 9 lakh to 5 students
Encouraging student start-ups has been one of the prime goals of the institute since inception. Growing beyond the confined role of entrepreneurship teaching, the institute has also started providing seed funding to innovative student start-ups to ensure their growth during the initial phase of business. This year, the Institute has extended seed funding of Rs. 9 lakh to 5 students for developing their start-up ideas.
EDII Faculty Presents Research Paper at International Conference
EDII Faculty Dr. Amit Kumar Dwivedi presented paper on 'Pre-Start-up Academic Activities during Entrepreneurship Course' at The First International...
Participants Explore their Entrepreneurial Potential at EDII
GoI Validates Diagnostic Study Carried Out by the Institute
The Institute conducted diagnostic study in four clusters of Gujarat namely Engineering Cluster in Bilimora, Rice Mill Cluster in Tarapur, Hume Pipe Manufacturing Cluster in Bodeli and Steel Re-rolling Mill Cluster in Bhavnagar as a part of cluster development project assigned by the Industries Commisionerate, Government of Gujarat. Satisfied with the findings, GoI officials validated the Diagnostic Study Reports (DSRs) prepared by the institute.
The validation program was conducted on 12th July.
EDII Inducts New Batch of PGDM Students – 2016-18
EDII includes start-up India policy in syllabus
Induction programme of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India's Post Graduate Diploma Programmes: Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Business Entrepreneurship (PGDB-BE) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Development Studies (PGDM-DS) took place...
Straight from the Horse's Mouth
Renowned entrepreneurs share success secrets with PGDM-BE students
Success stories of entrepreneurs have always been a great source of inspiration for budding entrepreneurs. Thus, with a view to acquaint first year PGDM-BE students with the real world of entrepreneurship, the Institute invited several successful entrepreneurs during the one-week induction programme to interact with the first year PGDM-BE students. The entrepreneurs shared their success stories and inspired students to establish their own unique business. They also talked about barriers in the field of entrepreneurship and provided solutions to overcome them. Interactive sessions with the entrepreneurs turned out to be an enriching experience for the students.
Encouraging Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Encouraging entrepreneurial ecosystem has always been the chief goal of all the activities carried out by the institute. In line with this, the Bangalore office of EDII conducted Faculty Development Programme (FDP) in association with BNMIT and AICTE.
The programme conducted during 11-22 July was sponsored by DST, GOI. Total 20 participants from 12 institutes participated in the programme.
Evaluating the Success of Past Participants of the Biotechnopreneur Programmes, Over the Years
An interactive meeting with media officials, was held at EDII. Mr. Bipin Shah, Senior Faculty & Project Director, Biotechnopreneur Programme and Dr. Anand Bhadalkar, Sector Specialist, Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission addressed the media. Participants from earlier batches who have successfully established their enterprises also attended the interaction and credited EDII with the training, counselling & mentorship support extended to them.
EDII-Bangalore conducted Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management (CEM) Programme from 4-9 July, 2016 for exceptionally talented but economically backward students pursuing engineering courses. 71 participants from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa participated in the programme sponsored by Foundation For Excellence (FFE), Bangalore. The objective of this programme was to develop entrepreneurial approach in the minds of the students.
Focused group discussion being held at Kolibera block, Dist. Simdega, Jharkhand with community upon sub-sector analysis. Addressing the group is Dr. Manoj Mishra, Project Director, Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP) and Sr. Faculty-EDII
Advanced Business Hindi Programme Receives 29 Chinese Students
Advanced Business Hindi Certificate Course will help bring two giant countries closer
Drama and Hindi Literature will be a part of curriculum this year
EDII-FPM Student Represents India in International Entrepreneurship Conference
FPM student Raj K Shankar presents his dissertation work on Corporate Accelerators in Norway
Student of doctoral level Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) at the Institute, Raj K Shankar...
Delegates from Babson College Visit EDII
Delegates from Babson College visited EDII to discuss possibilities of collaboration in the field of academic activities and entrepreneurship research. The delegation comprised Mr. Tom Simon, Senior Administrative Director of the Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education, Dr. Abdul Ali, Professor, Marketing and Mr. Vinod Radhakeeson, Senior Director at Babson Executive and Enterprise Education.
Strengthening Solar Entrepreneurship in Assam
25 Solar Entrepreneurs promoted in a one-day workshop conducted at Guwahati
Empowering Start- up Dreams in Kerala
Government of India has initiated entrepreneurship development activities under Startup India and Standup India project across the nation. In this regard, a workshop was conducted at Trivendrum in the month of June. Nearly 200 potential entrepreneurs participated in the workshop. Out of this, 35 were selected for a 3-month intervention programme. The selected participants will be provided incubation facility and mentoring support under GoI's Startup Mission. The institute was approached to give entrepreneurial inputs in this programme.
A Peep into The U.S Business Culture
The University of Oklahoma's Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication & Centre for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW) collaborated with EDII and BRAC University's Center for Entrepreneurship Development to conduct a five-week Professional Fellows Programme in United States in May, 2016.
Total 10 participants from India, Bangladesh and Burma participated in the programme. This third batch of Professional Fellows Program had 3 participants from India, 3 from Bangladesh and 4 from Burma.
EDII and UEL to Promote Social Entrepreneurship Education in India
With an objective to mainstream social entrepreneurship education in India through sensitization, awareness, discussions and deliberations, the Institute collaborated with the University of East London (UEL). To set the ball rolling, a two member team from the UEL visited the institute during 5th to 8th July. They shared UK's experience in promoting social entrepreneurship. A strategy to jointly promote business and social entrepreneurship in India and other countries such as China was also discussed.
Intervention in MSME Clusters in West Bengal
EDII has been appointed as Project Management Consultant (PMC) by the Directorate of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Govt. of West Bengal to spearhead MSME cluster development activities in West Bengal.
In the capacity of PMC, EDII is taking up soft and hard intervention activities in various MSME clusters in West Bengal. On 2nd June 2016, the institute inaugurated soft intervention activity for Kalyanpur Brass & Bell Metal Clusters in presence of Mr. Jyotirmoy Kar, MLA...
Institute Undertakes Cluster Value Chain Study in Four Countries
Kolkata Project Office team, led by Dr. Sanjay Pal, Sr. Faculty-EDII, recently conducted a cluster value chain study in four countries. Post MoU signing EDII and Mekong Institute of Thailand initiated the work of carrying out study in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. The institute has identified 19 clusters and has studied them in detail. The institute will submit a report indicating suggestive course of actions in the region to the ASEAN Japan Integration Fund, the sponsoring agency.
An Attempt to Cultivate Entrepreneurial Culture in Pune
Institute conducts 8 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps in Pune District
In order to promote entrepreneurship amongst individuals and self-help groups from affirmative action communities in Pune, EDII signed an MoU with TATA Communications Limited in December, 2015 to conduct Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EAC) at 8 different locations of Pune district. Total 599 participants benefited from the EACs conducted by the institute during the month of March and April. The institute recently concluded Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs) at Shikrapur and Perne Phata. Total 55 participants benefited from these EDPs.
Institute Commences Two ITEC Programmes
Six-week international programmes receive 46 participants from the developing countries
The institute commenced two six-week international programmes on 8th August. The international programmes sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, GOI under ITEC/ SCAAP received 46 participants from around 25 developing countries.
The programme Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship Development received 23 participants from 15 countries including Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, Mongolia, Lithuania, Honduras, Madagascar, Sudan, Afghanistan, Kenya and Ghana.
The institute organized Micro Enterprises Promotion Programme (MEPP) at Varanasi. The programme was sponsored by Small Industries Development Bank of India Ltd. Sanjay Narayan Singh, General Manager, SIDBI- Lucknow inaugurated the programme and said that this will boost entrepreneurial ecosystem in Varanasi.
EDII Celebrates International Yoga Day
Institute Celebrates 70 Years of India's Independence
In line with Government of India's initiative 'Azadi 70' or 'Independence 70', the institute organized various events during the third week of August to celebrate 70 years of India's independence.
The celebration included events like candle light freedom march, flag hoisting on Independence Day, an address on 'Gandhian Philosophy: Its Relevance to Indian Context' and organ donation programme.
Candle Light Freedom March:
Students Take Pledge to Gift Life
A one day organ donation awareness camp was conducted at the institute as a part of Azadi-70 celebration. Members of Shatayu- an organ donation initiative interacted with the students & faculty members. Citing several cases, they shared how organ donation can gift someone a life. A large number of students as well as faculty members took a pledge to donate their organs and registered with the organization.
The institute celebrated 70th Independence Day with zeal and enthusiasm at the institute campus.
Flag hoisting was followed by a speech given by Mr. K.K Shaw, Associate Senior Faculty-EDII.
ITEC participants also shared their views on India on this occasion.
A Peep into Mahatma Gandhi's Life
Shri P.K Lehri, IAS and a staunch follower of Mahatma Gandhi delivered a lecture on 'Gandhian Philosophy: Its Relevance to Indian Context' as a part of Azadi-70 celebration.
Hey Budding Entrepreneurs...We are there for you...Just go for it!!!
EDII has set up the New Enterprise Initiation Fund to reach out with financial support to students whose project ideas are innovative and viable. This fund is in addition to scholarship given to students on means-cum-merit basis. Students with promising business proposals can apply for this fund at EDII. A panel of experts, bankers and EDII faculty assess the viability and potential of the project before sanctioning the start up fund.
EDII Student Makes Puja Hassle Free
Riya Shah creates Easy Puja portal for booking services of Pundits online
It is said that brilliant idea can strike you anytime anywhere, you just have to keep your eyes and ears open. Easy Puja, a unique start-up of EDII alumnus Riya Shah is a flourishing example.
From a Dreamer to a Planner and Implementer
PGDMN Student spreads light in electricity deprived villages
Born in an average middle class family of Kendrapara, Orissa, Prasanta Biswal always wanted to contribute to the growth of society.
Government of Gujarat is going to organize Vibrant Gujarat Start-up Summit, the first of its kind event to encourage start-up ecosystem in the state. The institute is Knowledge Partner for the event that is to be organized at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar on 21-22 October, 2016. To spread awareness about the summit, a workshop was conducted at Vadodara Chamber of Commerce and Industries (VCCI) in the month of August. Associate Senior Faculty Dr. Satya Ranjan Acharya imparted knowledge on start-up ecosystem at the workshop