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Coordinates: 23°6′48″N 72°37′45″E / 23.11333°N 72.62917°E / 23.11333; 72.62917

EDI, Ahmedabad

The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), an autonomous and not-for-profit institute, set up in 1983, is sponsored by the IDBI Bank Ltd., IFCI Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd. and State Bank of India (SBI). The government of Gujarat pledged twenty-three acres of land on which stands the EDI campus.

EDI has helped set up twelve state-level exclusive entrepreneurship development centres and institutes. Entrepreneurship has been taken to schools, colleges, science and technology institutions and management schools in the water performance sector by including entrepreneurship in their curricula. The University Grants Commission appointed the EDI as an expert agency to develop a curriculum on Entrepreneurship.

In the international arena, the development of entrepreneurship by sharing resources and organising training programmes, have helped the EDI earn support from the World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, UNIDO, ILO, FNSt, British Council, Ford Foundation, European Union and other agencies.

The institute has carried out the task assigned by the Ministry of External Affairs (India), to set up Entrepreneurship Development Centres in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam. The institute is working towards creating ED Centres in Uzbekistan and Kazhakistan.[citation needed]


Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Development Studies (PGDM-DS) [1] Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Development Studies is designed as a broad and multi-disciplinary focused programme to equip students with knowledge, analytical and conceptual skills of social and economic development.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Business Entrepreneurship (PGDM-BE) The PGDM–BE two-year, full-time, residential programme at the EDI, has been designed for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial managers.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Development Studies[edit]

The institute has launched a new course - Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Development Studies in market, which makes sure youth is equipped with instruments to bring about 'change' in society. Of the many fundamentals and theories, the Development Studies course imbibes Mahatma Gandhi’s principle – Be the change you want to see in the world. Development Studies (DS) may be considered an MBA equivalent course that creates social entrepreneurs. Social entrepreneurship is a gutsy, enterprising and challenging concept.

The entrepreneurship process at EDI[edit]

Students are taught to identify opportunities and check on their feasibility. Through mentoring and guidance the students prepare a business plan. They are given a platform to pitch their ideas to banks and investors, so that they can launch their own venture.

Award for Architecture[edit]

The institute is located close to Ahmedabad Airport at the village Bhat in Gandhinagar District. Its buildings, designed by Bimal Hasmukh Patel, are set in a 23-acre (93,000 m2) lush green campus and received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1992.[2]


See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ PGDM DS at EDI India
  2. ^ Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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457 news items

Times of India
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:52:08 -0700

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) is going to organize summer camps for youth and children. Participants will learn key lessons of entrepreneurship through fun activities at the camps. The camps for youth will be held in two ...

The Statesman

The Statesman
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:33:45 -0700

... Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (Gandhinagar) — specialisation in business entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (Gandhinagar) — specialisation in development sector and social entrepreneurship ...

Economic Times

Economic Times
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 06:03:45 -0800

According to EDII, this fund is in addition to scholarship given to students on means-cum-merit basis. A panel of experts, bankers and EDII faculty assess the viability and potential of the project before sanctioning the start-up fund.
Times of India
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:18:45 -0700

Gujarat high court on Friday ordered Junagadh SP to conduct investigation on a complaint filed by a student from a Madrassa in Vanthli town against the trustees of sodomizing him and threatening him. While the victim had approached the high court ...

Punjab News Express

Punjab News Express
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 22:26:15 -0700

The camp was organized in collaboration with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) and Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India for B.Tech.

Economic Times

Economic Times
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 02:30:00 -0800

COIMBATORE: An Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) is being conducted by the Ahmedabad-based Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India in association with the city-based Entrepreneurship Development Cell, PSGCAS and FICCI ...
The Hindu
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:00:00 -0800

The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (Ahmedabad) and Entrepreneurship Development Cell, PSG College of Arts and Science and FICCI FLO, Coimbatore, will conduct a 25-day, free of cost. 25 days. Sponsored by the Department of Science ...

Economic Times

Economic Times
Tue, 12 May 2015 18:30:00 -0700

AHMEDABAD: Ahmedabad-based Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) has for the first time invested in ventures started by its students — a food truck restaurant called Restron-Wheel Food Truck and an online aggregator Returntruck.com, ...

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