Entrepreneurship Development Programmes are being organized regularly to nurture the talent of youth by enlightening them on various aspects of industrial activity required for setting up MSEs. These EDPs are generally conducted in ITIs , Polytechnics and other technical institutions, where skill is available to motivate them towards self-employment.

20 % of the total targeted of ESDPs are conducted exclusively for weaker sections of the society i.e. (SC/ST/women and PH) with a stipend of Rs.500/- per month per candidate under the Promotional Package for (Micro, Small Enterprises) MSEs. No fee is charged from the candidates under these programmes.

These programmes are also called “OUT-reach Programmes” as they are conducted in rural / less developed areas.

1. Agency These programmes are conducted by MSME-DIs of Ministry .
2. Duration 6 weeks
3. Minimum intake 20 nos. in each Programme
4. Training cost Rs.60,000/-
5. Age 18 Years and above.
6. Qualification As decided by the Director of the institute.
7. Honorarium to guest speakers Rs.500/-for a session of 1hour and 30 minutes .
8. Training fee(Minimum).
Rs.200/- for general candidates, 50% fee from women and Physically handicapped and no fees for SC / ST.