Entrepreneurship Development Institute



Activities of the Institute


Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Chennai was constituted by government of Tamilnadu as a society during November 2001 in fulfill the long felt need of creating an apparatus catering to the entrepreneurial requirements of the small Scale Industrial Sector. It was established after a through feasibility study conducted by EDII, Ahmedabad, EDI is headed by a Special Officer, drawn from Indian administrative Service. Governing Council of EDI consists (mostly) of Senior I.A.S. officers. The vision and mission of this institute is to provide a role model for all similar institutions which have embarked upon Entrepreneurship training in the Southern Region, which includes training institutions of the Government, NGOs etc.


The Chief objectives of this Institution are:

  • To harness the industrial potential

  • To develop, groom and hone up their skills for future industrial needs.

In its goal of meeting the Two Fold Objectives of catering to the needs of the present-day industrialists and future prospective entrepreneurs, the EDI is sufficiently equipped to conduct training programmes on:

Management Development Programmes

  • Working Capital Management

  • Energy Audit Management

  • Cleaner Production

  • Sector specific Programmes on Export Opportunities

  • Product Diversification etc.

Entrepreneurship Development Programmes

  • Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EAC) for final year Science and engineering college Students.

  • Special Women EDPs (WEDPs)

  • General EDPs of One Month duration.

  • Product / process specific EDPs.

  • Skill Development / Upgradation Programmes of 3 Months duration.

  • Prime Minister Rozgar Yojana Programme.

  • Special EDP for SC and ST

  • Training Programme for beneficiaries covered under New Anna Marumalarchi Thittam 9NAMT)

  • Technology based EDP for Technocats

  • EDPs for Tribals

Supplementary studies for SSI Sector

  • Cluster Studies

  • Sectoral Studies

  • Viability Studies

  • Skill Identification Reports

  • Regional Studies

  • Evaluation of Government Schemes etc.

  • District Potentiality Surveys.

Sponsoring Agencies

  • Development Commissioner (SSI), New Delhi

  • Department of Science and Technology - GOI

  • Department of Industries and Commerce (DI&C)

  • Tamilnadu Indsutrial Investment corporation (TIIC)

  • Small Industries Development Corporation (SIDCO)

  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

  • Tamilnadu Adi Dravidar Housing Development Corporation (TAHDCO)