Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programs

1.1. Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP)

Related Scheme Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP)
Description Entrepreneurship promotion and development Programmes are being organized regularly to nurture the talent of youth by enlightening them on various aspects of industrial/business activity required for setting up MSEs. These Programmes are conducted for youth and other people interested to set up their own industrial/self-employment venture. Such activities are also organized in ITIs, Polytechnics and other technical institutions/business schools, where skill/talent is available to motivate them towards self-employment.
Nature of assistance The following activities are conducted under the ESDP Scheme
1. Industrial Motivational Campaign (IMC) – Two days
2. Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme (EAP) – Two Weeks
3. Entrepreneurship-cum-Skill Development Programme (E-SDP) – Six Weeks
4. Management Development Programme (MDP) – One Week
Above mentioned activities/programmes will be conducted through Implementing Agencies (lAs) i.e. MSME-DIs & MSME-TCs under the Office of Development Commissioner(MSME); Ministries, Departments, organizations/, Corporations, PSUs, agencies under the administrative control of Central/State Governments, as approved by the Empowered Committee headed by AS & DC(MSME) from time to time. Respective lAs (other that MSME-Dls) will be responsible for submitting utilization certificates for grants/funds issued to them by the end of financial year. Overall 40% of the targeted beneficiaries of EAPs and E-SDPs should be Women.
Who can apply? Youth and other people interested to set up their own industrial/business/self-employment venture. The qualification of the participants and structure of the fees will be decided by the Implementing Agencies. The age of the participants will be 18 years and above.
How to apply? Please contact nearby MSME Development Institute, MSME-Technology Centre. Addresses and contact details of these organizations are available on Web Portal: http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/contacts.htm
Whom to contact Deputy Director, O/o DC-MSME
Ph: 011- 2306-3806
Email : vikas.gupta.dcmsme.gov.in
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1.2. Assistance to Training Institutions (ATI)

Related Scheme Assistance to Training Institutions (ATI)
Description The assistance is provided to National level training institutions operating under the Ministry of MSME, namely, NIMSME, KVIC, Coir Board, Tool Rooms, NSIC & MGIRI in the form of capital grant for the purpose of creation and strengthening of infrastructure and support for entrepreneurship development and skill development training programmes. Assistance is also provided to existing State level EDIs for creation or strengthening/expansion of their training infrastructure.
Nature of assistance Amount of assistance will not exceed the actual amount for strengthening/ expansion of the infrastructure required by the training institutions of this Ministry. Scale of maximum assistance to the State level EDIs will be restricted to Rs.3.00 crore in each case. Assistance for skill development programmes will be provided as per the prescribed rates.
Who can apply? Institutions of Ministry of MSME and existing State level EDIs.
How to apply? Organizations wishing to apply for assistance for creation or strengthening of infrastructure may send their applications to the Director/Deputy Secretary (EDI), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Udyog Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 110 011.
Whom to contact Deputy Secretary (EDI), M/o MSME
Ph: 011- 23062736
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