EDI courses are on offer

Objective is to help people face the onslaught of globalisation

The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), Ahmedabad, a national resource institute in entrepreneurship education, training and research, has invited applications for two programmes: Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (Business Entrepreneurship), and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management of Non-Governmental Organisations (PGDMN).

Though liberalisation has opened up a host of entrepreneurial opportunities, most view entrepreneurship in a narrow manner and consider it as a last career option.

This mainly stems from the belief that business is only for those who have a strong business and financial background. The truth, however, is that given the right orientation, training and counselling, entrepreneurs can be developed.

The AICTE approved Post-Graduate Diploma in Management ( Business Entrepreneurship) has been designed for new entrants in business so that they acquire skills and learning to perceive opportunities, utilise these optimally and build a viable organisational network by assembling land, labour, capital and managerial expertise.


The objective of this two-year course is to help new entrants to succeed amidst the onslaught of globalisation and the resultant pressures. The orientation of the course is towards job creation and not job seeking and the thrust is on competency development alongside hard-skill development.

The programme offers inputs such as customer orientation, crisis management, creativity and problem solving, seeking and acting on opportunities, business plan preparation, etc.

The course has four specialisation streams — New Enterprise Creation, Family Business Management, Agri-Entrepreneurship and Services Management.

Graduates who intend to launch and manage business units and young graduates from family businesses that intend to develop their potential successors may apply.

Post-Graduate Programme in NGO Management

Non-Governmental Organisations have been accepted as a third force to promote and further the national goals for social and economic development.

They are seen as agencies whose orientation and intervention through innovative programmes have helped in addressing issues of poverty, social discrimination and human rights.

To generate a sustained positive outcome, it is important for NGOs to exploit their competitive advantages and become professionally better managed, skilled and updated. To build such capabilities and skills, EDI has launched this 12-month PGDMN course.

Students with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline or those awaiting the results of final year degree examination may apply for the course. Graduates with around three years of full time work experience in the social development sector may also join the course as NGO nominees.

Students joining this course get jobs at reputed NGOs during the campus placement and many of the students hailing from NGOs go back to serve their organisations.


Many developmental organisations from across the country including Aga Khan Rural Support Programme and SEWA recruited students last year. Fellowship support to deserving candidates is available.

Both courses begin from July 7 and the last date to send in filled-in applications is April 21. For application forms, send an email to >, else visit >

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