Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India


Last Date for Applications


Years of Legacy


Batches of PGDM-E


Family Businesses Served


Alumni Network


Start-ups Incubated

Programs Offered

PGDM Entrepreneurship

PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development

PGDM Online Entrepreneurship

Eligibility Criteria

For Indian Nationals

Candidates having a University Degree in any discipline that's recognized by the UGC or AIU or AICTE with not less than 50% overall aggregate marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to the reserved category, as per norms) are eligible for Post- Graduation.

The eligibility criteria also include the score in management tests like CAT, MAT, XAT, ATMA, and C-MAT. Students in their final year of graduates can also apply for this programme.

For PIO, NRI & Foreign Candidate

A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% marks, or equivalent qualification in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Candidates in their final year of Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply.

The interested international candidate must have completed all examinations related to the graduate degree with a minimum of 50% overall marks and should also have a valid GMAT score.


Intense Mentoring Support

Unique Active Learning Methodology-Cradle

Cutting Edge Curriculum

Start-up Support

Cultivating Entrepreneurship Mindset

Strategic Family Business Management Techniques

AICTE Approved, NBA Accredited

Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Entrepreneurship

A Two-Year, Full-Time Programme


The course, launched in 1998, trains students to develop entrepreneurial knowledge and competencies through a strategic mix of classroom training, experiential learning, internships, simulation exercises and interaction with achievers. The students aspiring to set up own business go through the entire New Enterprise Creation process from idea generation to preparation of a detailed bankable

Specializations Offered

New Enterprise Creation (NEC)

The objective of this specialization is to prepare students for identifying, initiating, managing, and growing a business enterprise. By the end of the Programme, the students of New Enterprise Creation are ready with a bankable Detailed Project Report (DPR)

Family Business Management (FBM)

At EDII, the budding entrepreneurs develop and learn the skills for being innovative, knowledgeable successors of their family businesses for competitive and sustainable growth. By the end of the Programme, the students of FBM are ready with a Five-Year Business/Diversification Plan.

Social Entrepreneurship (SE)

The objective of specialization in Social Entrepreneurship is to provide students with a new orientation and way of thinking to organize and lead sustainable development through social innovation and unceasing entrepreneurial growth.


The objectives of this accelerated, rigorous, application oriented
programme are to:

  • Impart comprehensive knowledge of an entrepreneurial and
    managerial ecosystem.
  • Develop first generation entrepreneurs by building necessary skills, imparting appropriate skills and enhancing attitudes for initiating and growing an enterprise / start-up.
  • Enable family business successors as change agent to augment competitiveness and growth of business.
  • Build sustainable social impact ventures.
  • Nurture intrapreneurial aspirations and compatible capabilities.

Key Benefits

  • Acquire skills to generate, identify and develop new business ideas in the world of endless possibilities.
  • Gain hands-on experience through 8-10 weeks of Summer Internship.
  • Develop an eye for opportunity identification.
  • Learn how to augment your existing business venture to reach new heights.
  • Benefit from Seed Funding support for selected ventures.
  • Ace the dynamics of family business management through varied tools.
  • Learn the concept of building a strong team for driving your business.
  • Identify a social and impactful purpose and scale-up your venture

Programme Architecture

These courses are broadly categorized as under:

  • Entrepreneurship & Family Business Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Operations and Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • General and Strategic Management
  • Individual and Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Economics and International Trade

AICTE Approved

Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development

A Two-Year, Full-Time Programme


The Programme upgrades your skills of converting ideas into sustainable business opportunities and fosters technology-based innovation into a successful business. Students become well-equipped as an innovative leader, gain financial skills to raise capital, and get cutting-edge expertise to tap the booming complex market. The students interact with industrialists and grandiose entrepreneurs across the globe and get expert mentorship.

Objectives & Learning Outcomes

  • Provide an immersive learning environment to drive dynamic ideas, leading to true change and lasting impact.
  • Provide students the opportunity to test theories, models, and strategies learnt in the classroom by creating real business models.
  • Promote new technology / knowledge / innovation-based start-ups.
  • Industry Integrated Learning
  • Business Model & Fund Raising
  • Exposure to Entrepreneurial Culture and Facility of Technology Business Incubator
  • Training and Mentoring to Help Conceive an Innovative Business Idea
  • Sustainability & Growth

Programme Highlights

  • Experiential learning through Technology Business Incubator at EDII, the Centre for Advancing and Launching Enterprises (CrAdLE).
  • Exposure to innovation and technology commercialization & development of Innovative Business Model.
  • Core and elective courses, skill certification, capstone projects, and action learning segments.
  • Training & exposure through innovators, investors and start-up evangelists.
  • Flexi learning enables to pursue the course at your own place, pace and mode of learning.

Programme Architecture

The first term is focused on the ideation process. The second term encompasses concepts on business foundation process and the third term aids in the process of business model development. The students are imparted learning on the basics of new venture development by means of concept-based action learning modules. The programme has been designed in a way that all the subjects fall within one of the following four core elements:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Fundamentals
  • Start-up & Innovation
  • Project

AICTE Approved


A Two-Year Programme


The Programme upgrades your skills of converting ideas into sustainable business opportunities and fosters technology-based innovation into a successful business. Students become well-equipped as an innovative leader, gain financial skills to raise capital, and get cutting-edge expertise to tap the booming complex market. The students interact with industrialists and grandiose entrepreneurs across the globe and get expert mentorship.

Selection Process

This programme is designed to educate, business owners, start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs to transform their business  in a professionally driven business and train those who have new  ideas or ventures.

  1. Candidates have to apply online to EDII
  2. Writing a statement of Purpose (SOP)
  3. Applicants will be selected on base of their performance of Personal Interview by an expert panel.

Programme Highlights

  • 2 Unique Specializations – New Enterprise Creation (NEC) and Family Business Management (FBM).
  • 19 unique elective subjects to choose from domains of Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Business Analytics and IT.
  • Value added certificate programs that can be learnt every semester to build expertise.
  • Delivered on an integrated learning management portal for easy access, anytime data availability and monitoring.
  • Top of the class faculty sessions and content available 24*7 for self-paced learning.
  • Be part of EDII’s 40-year legacy and alumni network.
  • Interact with specialist educators, mentors, entrepreneurs during the program.


  • Focused on developing unique skill, knowledge and capabilities that are key to success as an entrepreneur.
  • Learn without leaving your business, job and earning the entrepreneurial skills.
  • Diverse group of student participant who grow together with peer group support.
  • Program is crafted with functional subjects, entrepreneurship and family business growth specialization subjects, technology orientation and mentored grooming are unique offering by EDII.
  • Technology integrated learn from anywhere, self-paced learning, evaluating self, interaction with specialized faculty and campus immersion makes this program power packed.

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad

An acknowledged National Resource Institute for Entrepreneurship Education, Research, Training & Institution Building.


Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), an autonomous and not-for-profit institute, set up in 1983, is promoted by apex financial institutions – the IDBI Bank Ltd., IFCI Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd. and the State Bank of India (SBI), with support from the Government of Gujarat. 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.

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Centre for Advancing and Launching Enterprises

Supported by: National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), DST, Government of India


Start-ups Incubated


Jobs Generated


Crore Fund Raised


Start-ups Received Seed Funding


Entrepreneur Engaged


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The role of business incubators in enhancing the entrepreneurial process cannot be challenged. Advisory, technical and administrative support services which incubators extend play a major role in establishing a start-up and paving the way for unparalleled feats in future. The essence of economic development lies in the pace of entrepreneurship development. And, technical originations and innovations elicit enhanced entrepreneurial responses from people. A Technology Business Incubator (TBI) can ably support such an environment by mentoring, nurturing technical bents of mind and innovations. TBIs are, therefore, a desirable link, in the present context between manifesting the potential of technical innovations and New Enterprise Creation & Growth.

Against this backdrop Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad has promoted a Technology Business Incubator, named, ‘Centre for Advancing & Launching Enterprises (CrAdLE). The Incubator is catalysed and supported by National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, DST, Govt. of India.

The CrAdLE Edge

At CrAdLE, an array of workshops, courses, and mentorship programmes will provide knowledge and skills necessary to develop and execute an effective business plan. Individuals starting out in business, and SMEs looking forward to improve business performance, will have access to a range of services including physical infrastructure, management support, technical support, access to funding, and networking.