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Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), an autonomous management institute set up by IDBI, IFCI, ICICI and SBI, with support from Government of Gujarat, is a leading management institute in grooming first generation entrepreneurs and family business successors. Apart from the PGDM-E program, EDII has launched a new 2 year PGDM-IEV program at low fee of Rs.4.05 lakhs. Application is open for few days
EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Admission 2021

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad has emerged a leading management institute in grooming first generation entrepreneurs and family business successors. Top executives of apex financial institutions are on the Board of Governors of EDII.

Set up in 1983 as an autonomous body by IDBI, IFCI, ICICI and SBI, with support from Government of Gujarat, EDII is the front runner in offering management programmes in Entrepreneurship and has achieved its vision of becoming a national resource centre in entrepreneurship.

EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Admission 2021-23 Open - Apply Now

EDII offers two important AICTE approved PGDM programmes – PGDM in Business Entrepreneurship and has launched new 2 years full time program - PGDM in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development (IEV) at a low fee of Rs.4.05 lakhs. Both the PGDM programmes offer more than what a good PGDM program could offer. PGDM admission 2021 at EDII Ahmedabad is open for next few days. Read below Key EDII highlights and USPs, EDII PGDM Admission details, PGDM fee and more

EDII Ahmedabad: Key Highlights & USPs

  • National Resource Institute: EDII was assigned the task to set up Entrepreneurship Development Centres in foreign countries like Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar,Vietnam apart from setting up twelve state-level exclusive entrepreneurship development centres and institutes by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. EDII has successfully accomplished  the task.
  • Promoted by Top Financial Institutions: EDII is promoted by apex financial institutions – IDBI Bank, IFCI Ltd., ICICI Bank and the State Bank of India (SBI). The Government of Gujarat pledged 23 acres of land for EDII campus.
  • High Ranked: EDII is ranked as the second best institute of Gujarat by  Gujarat State Institutional Ranking Framework (GSIRF) which is on the lines of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). It is also ranked among top 25 in the Self Finance Institute category by Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements
  • Approvals & Accreditations: EDII PGDM programmes are approved by AICTE; are granted MBA equivalence by AIU. EDII also has NBA Accreditation
  • Moderate Fee: EDII PGDM Entrepreneurship fee is Rs.10.98 lakhs while PGDM IEV fee is only Rs.4.05 lakhs with all support for entrepreneurship ventures.
  • Placements &Entrepreneurship Training: EDII PGDM programmes encourage the students to get into entrepreneurship roles and launch their own ventures. More than 25 startups launched by EDII students have already carved a niche and are leading their business organizations offering jobs to many others. So far, EDII has trained over 1000 entrepreneur trainer, motivators, 600 NGO functionaries for creating micro-enterprises and over 1500 teachers teaching entrepreneurship courses in colleges and universities in India and abroad.
  • International Collaboration: EDII have entered a partnership with Pembangunan SumberManusiaBerhad (PSMB), an arm of Human Resource Development Fund under Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia.
  • Entrepreneurship Support with Industry Linkage: EDII has industry linkage with MSMEs and has launched Centre for Advancing and Launching Enterprises (CrAdLE), an in-campus incubation centre. EDII is the designated nodal institute for start up support by Govt. of Gujarat and offers Guidance and mentorship from industry experts. EDII has its Student Start-Up & Innovation Policy and rich blend of inhouse faculty/Industry Experts who help in launch of start ups and in preparing bankable project report/growth plan

EDII Ahmedabad is led by the Director General, Dr Sunil Shukla who has been associated with the institution for a long time and is also the national team leader of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) India, the largest study of entrepreneurial dynamics.EDII Ahmedabad focuses more on successfully creating entrepreneurs than job seekers in the country and is contributing to the initiatives like ‘Start Up India’ and ‘Make in India.’ Dr Shukla’s entrepreneurship growth model for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries has been recognized for ensuing development and trade in the region.

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PGDM Programmes with Intake

EDII offers following 2 years full time PGDM programmes

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Entrepreneurship (PGDM-E): 120 seats
  • PGDM in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development (IEV): 30 Seats

EDII PGDM (E): Programme Highlights
EDII offers AICTE approved 2-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management Programme in Entrepreneurship (PGDM-E). PGDM-E offers specializations in Entrepreneurship and Family Business Management

  • The Programme is approved by AICTE and Accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA)
  • PGDM (E) is MBA equivalent as per the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • The course follows an outcome based learning approach. The course also offers electives which imparts knowledge on creating and managing business, enhances knowledge in the functional areas of marketing, finance, international business, HRM, information system and language and communication.
  • At the completion of the course students are ready with a bankable project report. EDII also extends the necessary follow up support to ensure that the students have a sound and bankable business plan as per their identified business opportunity. Students of Family Business Management are ready with a Five Year Perspective Growth Plan.
  • Initiatives are taken in PGDM (E) programme to boost the vision of ‘Start-Up India’; ‘Make in India.’
  • Key initiatives are - EDII Launchpad which enables student entrepreneurs to work individually or in a team to gain entrepreneurial experience and understand the market pressures and demands in the early stage of start-ups. Another initiative is EDII Gurukul. It has been launched to provide mentoring and networking support to students and professionals who are passionate about starting new ventures
  • The programme imparts comprehensive knowledge of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and develops first generation entrepreneur by building skills in initiating and growing enterprise. While in-depth learning is imparted on finance and marketing, EDII also facilitates linkages in these areas for students
  • By the end of the Programme, the students of New Enterprise Creation are ready with a bankable Detailed Project Report (DPR)

EDII PGDM in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development (IEV)
PGDM-IEV aims to equip students with the skills and know-how of stage wise venture creation process.

  • PGDM IEV is AICTE approved programme and has MBA equivalence from AIU
  • The programme offers specialization in Entrepreneurship
  • The first term will be focused on the basic ideation process. The second term will encompass concepts on business foundation process and third term will aid in the process of the business model development.
  • The student will be well versed in the concepts of basics of the new venture development by means of concept-based action learning modules. Further, the introduction of startup garage will help gain practical experience within that trimester
    The program is designed in a way that all the subjects fall within one of these four core elements – Entrepreneurship, Venture Fundamentals, Startup& Innovation and Project.
  • The programme provides an immersive learning environment to drive dynamic ideas, leading to true change and lasting impact. It provides students the opportunity to test theories, models, and strategies learnt in the classroom by creating real business models.
  • The programme promotes new technology/knowledge/innovation-based start ups and offers experiential learning through technology based incubator at EDII, the Centre for Advancing and Launching Enterprises (CrAdLE)
  • Training & exposure is provided through innovators, investors and startup evangelists. 

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EDII Ahmedabad Fee
EDII Ahmedabad Fees for 2021-23 batch for both the PGDM programmes is shared below:

EDII Ahmedabad Fees
Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Entrepreneurship (PGDM-E)
Rs.10.98 lakhs
PGDM in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development (IEV)
Rs. 4.05 lakhs

EDII Placements
PGDM programs at EDII develop an individual to constantly analyze opportunities, take initiatives based on calculated risks to seize them with confidence. The success rate of the programme can be inferred from the fact that 80 percent of EDII alumni have chosen entrepreneurial career path and have chartered a growth path for their family businesses as well as have created new ventures in diverse fields including manufacturing, trading and service sector.

After completion of their MBA in Entrepreneurship EDI students prefer launching their own ventures instead of participating in placement process as EDII grooms the entrepreneurship among its students through well-conceived and well-directed activities.  Very few students at EDII  participate in the placement process although 45-50 companies line-up to make offers to the EDII students.  EDII alumni with their intrapreneurial skills have reached at senior positions in reputed organizations such as Kotak Securities, Plum Slice Labs, Patni Computers (IGATE), Eco Lab, Donear India Limited, DS Group, AC Nielson, Standard Chartered Bank etc. 

Notable EDII Alumni: More Entrepreneurs
EDII encourages its students to opt for entrepreneurship ventures and engage in family business with new ideas and vision. Below are shared some of the successful EDII Alumni

EDII Alumni
Entrepreneurship/Family Business/Other Organization
Abhipri – The Jodhpuri Paridhan
Pratik Bachkaniwala
Himson Machines
Ayrton Clothing
Sumit Grover
Vinod International
Forret India
Priti Bhatia
Awesome Sparklers
Preethy Thomas
KarithanamAyur Farms
Priyanshi Jariwala
Khadi Cult
Kinjal Patel
Shreeji Ceramic Industries
Parth Mehta
9834 The Fruit Truck
Jay Merja
Chemshel Enterprises
Gaurav Parmar
RIMTEX Industries
Epic Research
Nikhil Talreja
Digital Upstarts, Clever Buds & Digital Marketing
Laval Bhatt
Qualimark Machines
Dharmendra Jena
Manager–Blind People's Association- Bareja Eye and General Hospital Navalbhai&Hiraba Eye Hospital
Krishna Thacker
Asia Regional Director - Metlife Foundation
Kuldeep Arora
Director - Kuldhra Group of Companies Indian Institute of Rural Development ARTH Microfinance Pvt Ltd Kuldhra Multi State Credit Coopertaive Society Kuldhra Foundation
Co - Promoter: Arth Microfinance Pvt Ltd.
Sonkee Shah
Arch Development Foundation
Shikhar Microfinance
Zonar Enterprises
Shalabh Mittal
CEO, School of Social Entrepreneurs
Sujata Goswami
Executive Director- Sarba Shanti Ayog

EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Admission 2021-23 Open - Apply Now

How to Apply for EDII PGDM?
EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Admission 2021 process is simple. However, the applicants should note that the Email ID submitted at the time of registration will be used for all correspondences until enrolment is completed. Change in Email ID will NOT be permitted under any circumstances.

Application form for EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Admission 2021 can be submitted online. Candidates need to fill application online and also make payment of EDII application fee online. Step by Step process how to apply for EDII PGDM admission is given below:

  • Step 1: Register at EDII websiteand Verify Email
  • Step 2: Fill Up Application Form
  • Step 3: Upload Required Documents
  • Step 4: Pay EDII Application Fee  

EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Eligibility
EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Eligibility have following key criteria

  • A candidate must hold a Bachelor‘s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. In case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA), minimum marks requirement is 45%.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor‘s degree or equivalent qualification and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • Candidates applying for admission musthave appeared in at least one of the following MBA entrance exams namely CAT, GMAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA. They should satisfy the minimum score requirement of the institute.

EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Admission Process
Following steps are included in theEDII Ahmedabad PGDM Admission Process

  • Eligible Candidates are shortlisted for Personal Interview (PI) which are held at the designated centres in different cities
  • Final Merit List for admission will be prepared on the basis of performance in Entrance test, Personal Interview, Academics and other key achievements.
  • Final admission offer is made in the month of June

EDII has provided assistance to more than 70 countries in their Entrepreneurship Development projects.

EDII has designed an integrated nationally replicable programme for start-ups (Village Entrepreneurship). The Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme adopts creation of MCBs as one of its instruments.

The institute has played a key role in floating the concept of Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs) to yield tangible results across the country. RSETIs have widespread national presence.

In keeping with the mission of Skilled India, Prosperous India, EDII carried out Skill Development Programmes wherein it trained youths including a sizeable number of women in different trades in Karnali Group Panchayat. The Institute also trained  people associated with different aspects of Gujarat Tourism Sector to strengthen this sector.EDII has been appointed as the Anchor Institute by the Govt. of Gujarat for promoting start ups in the state.

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