EDII Ahmedabad Admission 2023: National Resource Institute Promoted by ICICI, SBI, IDBI, IFCI and Institutionalizing Entrepreneurship; Check Criteria, Fee, Selection Process

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Updated on March 16, 2023
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. EDII PGDM Admission 2023 is open now for few more days. EDII will accept scores of CAT/XAT/GMAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA for PGDM Admission 2023
EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Admission 2023

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad has emerged as 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.

Sharing with MBAUniverse.com, Dr Sunil Shukla, Director General of EDII Ahmedabad said, “EDII’s courses are outcome-based and provide learning that fits the market needs and requirements” and added further “Nearly 78% alumni have chosen entrepreneurial career paths. Of these, 54% have joined family businesses, 23% have created new ventures and one percent have set up social enterprises.”

EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Admission 2023 Open - Apply Now

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 offers two important AICTE approved PGDM programmes – PGDM Entrepreneurship and PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development (IEV). Both the PGDM programmes offer more than what a good PGDM program could offer. PGDM admission 2023 at EDII Ahmedabad is open for next few days. Read below Key EDII highlights and USPs, EDII PGDM Admission details, PGDM fee and more

Table of Contents

  1. EDII Ahmedabad: Key Highlights & USPs
  2. EDII Leadership
  3. EDII PGDM Programmes: Intake & Highlights
  4. EDII Ahmedabad Fee
  5. EDII Placements
  6. EDII Alumni: Role Models for Entrepreneurship
  7. How to Apply for EDII PGDM?
  8. EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Eligibility Criteria  
  9. EDII Ahmedabad Cut off
  10. EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Admission Process 2023

1. EDII Ahmedabad: Key Highlights & USPs

  • 1.1 Highly Ranked: EDII is Ranked as No. 1 under General (Non-Technical) Category by Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)-2021, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India; it is Ranked among top 25 institutes in India under Self Finance Institute category by Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA-2020 with Band- A) and has earned  4-Star rating by GSIRF (2019)
  • 1.2 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.
  • 1.3 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.
  • 1.4 Approvals & Accreditation: EDII PGDM programmes are approved by AICTE; are granted MBA equivalence by AIU. EDII also has NBA Accreditation
  • 1.5 Awards and Honours: Recognized as the Centre of Excellence by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India; Conferred Business leader of the Year Award for Best Academic & Industry Interface 2021 by World Leadership Congress and Awards; United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Outstanding Entrepreneurship Program Abroad Award; AICTE Lilavati Award 2020 on Women Empowerment (First Runner-up); CII MILCA Award- 2020 under Institute Category (Gold Award)
  • 1.6 Moderate Fee: EDII PGDM Entrepreneurship fee is Rs.12.10 lakhs while PGDM IEV fee is only Rs.4.40 lakhs with all support for entrepreneurship ventures.
  • 1.7 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.
  • 1.8 International Collaboration: EDII have entered a partnership with Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB), an arm of Human Resource Development Fund under Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia.
  • 1.9 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
  • 1.10 EDII Alumni are Role Models for Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad is making India proud by grooming its students as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. 78% of EDII alumni are successful entrepreneurs and out of them 54% have joined family businesses, 23% have created new ventures and one percent have set up social enterprises

2. EDII Leadership
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.

3. EDII PGDM Programmes: Intake & Highlights

3.1 Programs & Intake

EDII offers following 2 years full time PGDM programmes

Program offered
Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Entrepreneurship (PGDM-E)
PGDM in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development (IEV)

3.2 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)

3.3 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. 

4. EDII Ahmedabad Fee
EDII Ahmedabad Fees for 2023-25 batch for both the PGDM programs is shared below:

EDII Ahmedabad Fees
Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Entrepreneurship (PGDM-E)
Rs.12.10 lakhs
PGDM in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development (IEV)
Rs. 4.40 lakhs

5. EDII Placements
PGDM programs at EDII develop an individual to constantly analyse 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 75-80 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.

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. 

After completion of their MBA in Entrepreneurship EDII students prefer launching their own ventures instead of participating in placement process. EDII grooms the entrepreneurship among its students through well-conceived and well-directed activities as is evident from the fact that very few students at EDI participate in the placement process although 45-50 companies line-up to make offers to the EDII students.  

6. EDII Alumni: Role Models for Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad is making India proud by grooming its students as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Below are shared some of the successful EDII Alumni

EDII Alumni
PGDM Program & Batch
Entrepreneurship/Family Business/Other Organization
PGDBEM 2006-2007
Abhipri – The JodhpuriParidhan
Pratik Bachkaniwala
PGDBEM 2001-2002
Himson Machines
PGDM-BE 2014-2016
Ayrton Clothing
Sumit Grover
PGDBEM 1999-2000
Vinod International
PGDBEM 2001-2002
Forret India
Priti Bhatia
PGDBEM 2003-2004
Awesome Sparklers
Preethy Thomas
PGDBEM 2006-2007
KarithanamAyur Farms
Priyanshi Jariwala
PGDM-BE 2014-2016
Khadi Cult
Kinjal Patel
PGDM-BE 2014-2016
Shreeji Ceramic Industries
Parth Mehta
PGDM-BE 2014-2016
9834 The Fruit Truck
Jay Merja
PGDM-BE 2013-2015
PGDBEM 1999-2000
Chemshel Enterprises
Gaurav Parmar
PGDBEM 1999-2000
RIMTEX Industries
PGDBEM 1999 - 2000
Epic Research
Nikhil Talreja
PGDM-BE 2010-2012
Digital Upstarts, Clever Buds & Digital Marketing
Laval Bhatt
PGDBEM 2000-2001
PGDM-BE 2012-2014
Qualimark Machines
Dharmendra Jena
PGDMN 2003-2004
Manager–Blind People's Association- Bareja Eye and General Hospital Navalbhai&Hiraba Eye Hospital
Krishna Thacker
PGDMN 2004-2005
Asia Regional Director - Metlife Foundation
Kuldeep Arora
PGDBEM-NGO 1998-1999
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
PGDBEM-NGO 1999-2000
Arch Development Foundation
PGDMN 2000-2001
Shikhar Microfinance
PGDMN 2001-2002
Zonar Enterprises
Shalabh Mittal
PGDMN 2002-2003
CEO, School of Social Entrepreneurs
Sujata Goswami
PGDMN 2004-2005
Executive Director- Sarba Shanti Ayog
PGDMN 2000-2001

7. How to Apply for EDII PGDM?
EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Admission 2023 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 2023 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 website and Verify Email
  • Step 2: Fill Up Application Form
  • Step 3: Upload Required Documents
  • Step 4: Pay EDII Application Fee  

8. 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 must have 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.

9. EDII Ahmedabad Cut off
Going by the past trends EDII Ahmedabad cut off for PGDM admission 2023 may not go high. EDII needs the students with entrepreneurship aspirations instead of considering high cut offs in entrance exams.  EDII PGDM programmes are designed to educate startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to get their business ideas and new venture to the next level through structural learning.   

10. EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Admission Process 
Following steps are included in the EDII Ahmedabad PGDM Admission Process

  • Eligible Candidates are shortlisted for Personal Interview (PI) which are held in hybrid mode – online or 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/July

EDII has provided assistance to more than 70 countries in their Entrepreneurship Development projects and has achieved its vision of becoming a national resource centre in entrepreneurship by pioneering many newer activities such as, developing Post Graduate programs focussing on entrepreneurship education, training and research, setting up of centres and entrepreneurship development institutions both within and outside the country, publication of a journal, and so on. To arrive at interventions, EDII has always scanned the environment, conducted a comprehensive research and subsequently devised strategy.

Some of the notable achievements of EDII are that it has evolved the Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) Model, widely being implemented as EDI-EDP Model at national & international levels.

EDII has introduced the industrial cluster development model (including cluster development executives' concept) leading to formulation of cluster development scheme.

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.

EDII has also pioneered the study on Business Development Services (BDS) market in India, giving recognition to the BDS market development approach in the country. The institute has introduced the concept of urban poverty alleviation based on enterprise and entrepreneurship.

A landmark achievement has been the setting up of Technology Business Incubator, which is ensuring germination & nurturing of innovative technology based start-ups.

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.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on EDII Ahmedabad