The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), an apex national – level entrepreneurial Institute of international repute, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India, is engaged in training, research and consultancy interventions with the objective of promotion and development of micro, small and medium enterprises including enhancement of their competitiveness through different interventions.
One of the important categories of training activities of the Institute is Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs) and Entrepreneurship-cum-Skill Development Programmes (ESDPs) under the “Assistance to Training Institutions (ATI) Scheme” of the Ministry of MSME.
The Institute has Conducted a total of 8368 Training Programmes covering 2,18,681 Participants which includes more than 160 International Training Programmes with more than 2,500 Participants from more than 125 Countries till 31st October , 2013.
The basic objective of these programmes is to encourage the maximum number of participants to go in for self-employment after the training. The Institute also extends the entire range of hand-holding assistance to them for the purpose.
In this connection, the Institute has provided market linkage support to its passed out trainees and associations of Clusters by providing them a platform to display and sell their products in the International Trade Fair 2013-14 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.