EDII Ahmedabad

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), an autonomous and not-for-profit organisation, set up in 1983, is promoted by apex financial institutions, the IDBI Bank Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd., IFCI Ltd. and the State Bank of India (SBI), with support from the Government of Gujarat. The Institute is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 and Public Trust Act 1950.

EDII's pioneering activities in entrepreneurship development training have established that people from all walks of life can become business owners. It has demolished the myth that entrepreneurs are born, and cannot be made.

To pursue its mission further, EDII has helped set up twelve state-level exclusive entrepreneurship development centers and institutes. EDII's core competence lies in providing innovative training techniques, competent faculty support, teaching and training materials.

EDII is working with a large number of Ministries in the Central Government, viz. Ministries of MSMEs, External Affairs, Skill & Entrepreneurship Development, Women and Child Development, Human Resource Development, Rural Development, Science & Technology, Textiles, Food Processing, Panchayati Raj, Social Justice & Empowerment and Office of the Development Commissioner - Handicrafts. Institute also works with various state governments and corporate houses.

In the international arena, the entrepreneurship development efforts by way of sharing resources and offering training programmes, have helped EDII earn distinctions and support from The World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, UNIDO, ILO, FNSt, British Council, Ford Foundation and several other renowned agencies.

The Institute has successfully carried out the prestigious task assigned by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, of setting up Entrepreneurship Development Centres in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam, Uzbekistan and Rwanda. The Institute is presently working on establishing similar Centres in four other African countries.


Shri Rakesh Sharma


Shri P.K. Banerjee
Joint Secretary


Shri S. J. Haider
Principal Secretary

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P.O. Bhat 382 428,
Dist. Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar,
Gujarat, India
Phone No.: +91 7969104900/4999/5000

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