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Ministry Of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programme

Skill Development
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The O/o DC-MSME under the "Development of MSMEs" vertical has launched the "Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programme (ESDP)". The Programme is being organized regularly to nurture the talent of youth by enlightening them on various aspects of industrial/business activity required for setting up MSMEs. These Programmes are conducted for youth and other people interested in setting up their own industrial/self-employment venture. Such activities are also organized in ITIs, Polytechnics and other technical institutions/business schools, where skill/talent is available to motivate them towards self-employment.
Aims and objectives:
  1. To make aware/train entrepreneurial culture among people.
  2. To motivate young persons (Men and Women) representing different sections of society, including SC, ST, Women and Physically Handicapped, Ex-Servicemen and BPL persons, to consider entrepreneurship or self-employment as one of the career options.
  3. To enable the target group to think and act in an entrepreneurial way by imparting technical and business skills at an early stage in their career, so that it not only encourages them to consider entrepreneurship as a career opportunity but also helps them become successful in any profession.
  4. To provide basic entrepreneurship training aimed at helping entrepreneurs to put their ideas into action, bring an attitudinal & behavioural change in the target group and build their personal entrepreneurial skills.
  5. To provide advanced entrepreneurship and advanced management training aimed at helping entrepreneurs by providing high-end/advanced training in the domains of e-commerce, BPO, software, Biotech, Modern Agricultural & Animal Husbandry and processing, Drug Discovery, Genomics, Tech. acquisition from premier labs like BARC/CSIR/DRDO, etc. with the help of premier institutes such as IIMs/IITs/ICAR/CSIR/NIT/Administrative Training Institutes (ATIs), post harvesting and Food Processing institutes, Engineering Institutes, etc.
  6. To develop technical and vocational skills or upgrade existing skills of the target group.
  7. To support the establishment of new MSMEs and enhance growth of existing ones which will result in improved productivity and job creation. The Implementing Agencies (IAs) will be entrusted with the task of Udyam Registration of ESDP beneficiaries.
  8. To support MBA/Engineering students by providing opportunities for Vocational Training and in-depth study and outcome of a few typical ESDP programmes conducted, preparing a compendium of available technology with premier lab for dissemination of technology, etc. to MSMEs. Besides, they will be assigned other work which will be an opportunity to work in the Govt. setup. The hired students will be provided with an experience certificate and stipend.
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