National Institute For Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development is an apex organisation under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India engaged in Training, Consultancy, Research and Publication, in order to promote entrepreneurship. The major activities of the institute consist of Training of Trainers (ToT ), Management Development Programmes (MDP), Entrepreneurship- cum-Skill Development Programmes (ESDP) and Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDP) etc. NIESBUD has provided training to 9,43,625 persons as of March 31, 2016 through 36,877 different training programmes since inception. This includes 3,194 international participants hailing from more than 130 countries throughout the globe. The Institute has been certified as an ISO 9001: 2008 by TUV NORD CERT GmbH, in March, 2014.

The major activities of the Institute inter alia include:

The policy, direction and guidance to the Institute is provided by its Governing Council whose Chairman is the Minister of MSME.The Executive Committee consisting of Secretary (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) as its Chairman and Director General of the Institute as its Member-Secretary, executes the policies and decisions of the Governing Council through its whole-time Director General.


  • Assessing training needs as well as gaps therein and accordingly facilitating organizing of training programmes, orienting and motivating youth towards entrepreneurship.
  • Evolving, designing and helping the use of various media for promoting the culture of entrepreneurship among different strata of society in the country.
  • Playing a supportive and catalytic role by helping organizations which are directly or indirectly engaged in developing and promoting entrepreneurship and self employment in the Country.
Research & Development:

  • Promoting research and development activities in the area of entrepreneurship, particularly in MSME sector. Undertaking documentation and disseminating information related to entrepreneurship/ enterprise development;
  • Preparing and publishing literature and information material related to entrepreneurship/enterprise development/ MSMEs;
  • Providing a forum for interaction and exchange of views/experiences for different groups mainly through seminars, workshops, conferences etc;
  • Studying problems and conducting research/ review studies etc. for generating knowledge, accelerating the process of entrepreneurship development culminating in establishment of new economic ventures; The Institute‚Äôs training activities are focused on areas of stimulation, support and sustenance of entrepreneurship development. The programmes initiated/sponsored by NIESBUD are constantly evaluated and revised to enable it to adapt to the changing needs of entrepreneurship and small business development. The Institute is engaged in creating an environment conducive to the development of entrepreneurship and in creating a favorable attitude amongst the general public in support of those who opt for an entrepreneurial career by removing the prevalent myth and misconceptions that entrepreneurs are born.


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