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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. [2]

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.[3]


See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ PGDM DS at EDI India
  2. ^ Development Studies - A world of realistic possibilities
  3. ^ Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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Inc42 Magazine

Inc42 Magazine
Wed, 13 May 2015 02:28:24 -0700

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

Ahmedabad Mirror

Ahmedabad Mirror
Wed, 27 May 2015 13:34:43 -0700

Seven best incubators in the city are coming together to build a strong start-up ecosystem and make the entrepreneurial dream of engineering students of the state take off. The students can start their companies out of their final year projects through ...
Economic Times
Tue, 12 May 2015 03:36:19 -0700

The ministry is exploring tie-ups with Ahmedabad-based Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) and US-based non-profit, Wadhwani Foundation. The National Skills Development Corporation and industry chambers like CII and FICCI are likely ...
Fri, 22 May 2015 04:37:30 -0700

Having said so when I joined EDI (Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India) in 2012 to manage the PGDM-DS a 2 year AICTE approved programme, I was left with only one choice and that was to bring 33 years of EDI's experience into one single ...


Times of India
Sun, 10 May 2015 05:45:00 -0700

AHMEDABAD: Prof Sunil Shukla, chief of faculty at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), will take over as director of the institute from July 1. Shukla been helping medium to large-sized firms with strategic planning and capacity ...
Fri, 15 May 2015 03:41:15 -0700

Why an MBA should search for a job that kills the creativity is probably the motto, the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) Ahmedabad follows while imparting education to its students studying in flagship PGDM (Business Entrepreneurship).
Times of India
Tue, 19 May 2015 13:16:52 -0700

AHMEDABAD: The danger of contracting an infection from blunt surgical instruments has been reduced. Enhancing the cutting-edge of these tools is Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) with its innovation. Several surgical instruments ...

Inc42 Magazine

Inc42 Magazine
Sat, 16 May 2015 01:09:24 -0700

Restron-Wheel Food Truck: Ahmedabad-based Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) invested in its student's ventures. EDI has invested $5.4K in Gurgaon-based, Utkarsh Gulati's Restron-Wheel Food Truck. The startup plans to raise further ...

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