Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India EDI

an acknowledged national resource institute engaged in entrepreneurship education, research & training

The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India EDI, an autonomous body and not-for-profit institution, set up in 1983, is sponsored by apex financial institutions, namely the IDBI Bank Ltd, IFCI Ltd. ICICI Ltd and State Bank of India (SBI). The Institute is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 and the Public Trust Act 1950. The Government of Gujarat pledged twenty-three acres of land on which stands the majestic and sprawling EDI campus … (full text Homepage).

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Address: Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Via Ahmedabad Airport & Indira Bridge, P.O. Bhat 382 428, Dist. Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India;

The Mission: An acknowledged national resource institution, EDI is committed to entrepreneurship education, training and research. The institute strives to provide innovative training techniques, competent faculty support, consultancy and quality teaching & training material. 

EDI has been spearheading entrepreneurship movement throughout the nation with a belief that entrepreneurs need not necessarily be born, but can be developed through well-conceived and well-directed activities.

In consonance with this belief, EDI aims at:

  • creating a multiplier effect on opportunities for self-employment,
  • augmenting the supply of competent entrepreneurs through training,.
  • augmenting the supply of entrepreneur trainer-motivators,
  • participating in institution building efforts,
  • inculcating the spirit of ‘Entrepreneurship’ in youth,
  • promoting micro enterprises at rural level,
  • developing and disseminating new knowledge and insights in entrepreneurial theory and practice through research,
  • facilitating corporate excellence through creating intrapreneurs (entrepreneurial managers),
  • improving managerial capabilities of small scale industries,
  • sensitising the support system to facilitate potential and existing entrepreneurs establish and manage their enterprises,
  • collaborating with similar organisations in India and other developing countries to accomplish the above objectives.

The institute’s basic strategy to realise its mission has been to concentrate on some broad areas to achieve its objectives. The areas so selected have to satisfy the twin criteria of social relevance and the institute’s capability.

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