Director's Message

Dear Students,

Inquisitive minds form easy moulds. And every startup has an inquisitive mind behind it - ready to experiment, ready to learn, ready to take risks.

The Indian entrepreneurship and startup scenario, is progressing phenomenally. A synergy between talent, funding support, proactive goverment policies and mentors have yielded an environment for entrepreneurship to germinate.

India has a multitude of successful startups. These and several others have grown on the premise of technology and other critical resources, and have made a notable contribution to the economy. I am happy that the Governmentnhas gone an extra mile to facilitate administrative ease, networking and incubation support, thus enabling start-ups to reflect their progress by multiplying job opportunities and investments.

Amidst such an encouraging scenario, gaining knowledge on entrepreneurial practices, systems and frameworks promotes creative thinking among potential entrepreneurs, readying them to embrace the discipline without any inhabition. I am sure the knowledge that you hain here will help you emerge as a successful entrepreneur.

The course Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Business Entrepreneurship is an application-oriented programme which ensures evolution of individuals into entrepreneurs.

My heartiest compliments to all of you who are aspiring to join this course. You are at the right place and will reap the benefits of yourdecision in the near future.

Best wishes...

- Sunil Shukla

About Us

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), an autonomous and not-for-profit institute, set up in 1983, is sponsored by apex financial institutions - the IDBI Bank Ltd., IFCI Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd. and the State Bank of India (SBI). The Government of Gujarat pledged 23 acres of land on which stands the majestic and sprawling EDII campus.

To pursue its mission, EDII has helped set up 12 state-level exclusive Entrepreneurship Development Centres and Institutes. One of the satisfying achievements, however, was taking 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. In view of EDII’s expertise in entrepreneurship, the University Grants Commission had also assigned EDII the task of developing curriculum on entrepreneurship and the Gujarat Textbook Board assigned to it the task of developing textbooks on entrepreneurship for 11th and 12th standards.

In order to broaden the frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, EDII has established a Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CREED), to investigate into a range of issues surrounding small and medium enterprise sector, and establish a network of researchers and trainers by conducting a biennial seminar on entrepreneurship education and research.

In the international arena, efforts to develop entrepreneurship by way of sharing resources and organising training programmes, have helped EDII earn accolades and support from the World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, UNIDO, ILO, FNSt, British Council, Ford Foundation, European Union, ASEAN Secretariat and several other renowned agencies.

The Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India assigned to EDII the task of setting up Entrepreneurship Development Centers in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam and Uzbekistan. Five such centres in African region will be established very soon.

Vision & Mission


“To retain global leadership in fostering and developing entrepreneurship”


In keeping with the spirit of Vision, the following six-point Mission is suggested:

  1. EDII will strive to become a globally leading resource centre of knowledge management, pertaining to the various aspects of entrepreneurship.
  2. EDII will proactively endeavour to promote entrepreneurship through education, training, applied research and institution-building.
  3. EDII will augment the pool of entrepreneurs in different sectors and constituencies in accordance with national priorities and programmes. Accent will also be retained on CSR and Social Entrepreneurship, considering that these are pivotal to business and social panorama.
  4. EDII will help existing SMEs and family managed businesses to improve their entrepreneurial competencies and extend business development support to develop cadres of trainers in entrepreneurship.
  5. EDII will facilitate interface with policymakers and foster networks with Central and State Governments, Entrepreneurship Development Institutions, Industry and other stakeholders. Efforts will be made to tap international market and setup development partnerships in select countries in Africa, Latin America, Middle-east & South & South East Asia in the 1st phase.
  6. EDII will assist in capacity building, training and institution-building in the field of entrepreneurship with focus on innovation, incubation and digitalisation both at the national & international levels.



  • The online application is for admission to programmes offered in EDII.
  • Application Form Fee is Non-Refundable.
  • Email ID submitted at the time of registration will be used for all correspondences until enrolment is completed. Change in Email ID will NOT be permitted under any circumstances.
  • EDII Query Management System:
    Applicants are strongly advised to use the EDII Query Management System (EDII-QMS), rather than an email, to get a quick response.
    1. Register and verify your email ID
    2. Click on [Any Queries? Ask US] in your dashboard
    3. Select the query category and submit your query

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

(Via Ahmedabad Airport & Indira Bridge)
Village & P.O. Bhat, Gandhinagar (Dist) 382 428, gujarat
Tel: +91-79-23969159, 23969161, 23969163
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