5. Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programme

5.1. Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP)

Related Scheme Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP)
Description Entrepreneurship Development Programmes are being organized regularly to nurture the talent of youth by enlightening them on various aspects of industrial activity required for setting up MSEs. These EDPs are generally conducted in ITIs , Polytechnics and other technical institutions, where skill is available to motivate them towards self-employment.
Nature of assistance 20 % of the total targeted of ESDPs are conducted exclusively for weaker sections of the society i.e. (SC/ST/women and PH) with a stipend of Rs.500/- per month per candidate under the Promotional Package for (Micro, Small Enterprises) MSEs. No fee is charged from the candidates under these programmes.
Who can apply? These programmes are conducted by MSME-DIs of Ministry
How to apply?
Whom to contact Deputy Secretary, O/o DC-MSME
Ph: 011- 2306-2215,2431
Email : rk[dot]bharti69[at]gov[dot]in
Download Approved Scheme Guidelines 12.11.2018

5.2. 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 those State level EDIs that enter into partnership with NIMSME for capacity development for undertaking studies & research on MSME issues. The scheme also provides research grant upto Rs 15.00 lakh on MSME issues. MSME chair are also sanctioned in premier National academic institutions.
Nature of assistance Revenue grant is provided to institutions on annual basis for the MSME chair. State level EDIs that enter into partnership with NIMSME are provided total grant upto Rs 2.5 cr.
Who can apply? Select State level EDIs that enter into partnership with NIMSME and national level premier academic institutions are eligible to apply for the MSME chair.
How to apply? Organisations wishing to apply for assistance for creation or strengthening of infrastructure may send their applications to the Deputy Secretary (EDI), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Udyog Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi - 110 107.
Whom to contact Deputy Secretary (EDI), M/o MSME
Ph: 011- 23061636,
Email : ak[dot]chaube[at]nic[dot]in
Download Revised Scheme Guidelines (English) and (Hindi)