EDII training generates over 45,800 jobs in S&T in four years

Virendra Pandit Ahmemdabad | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on January 23, 2018

Training provided by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), an acknowledged national resource institute for entrepreneurship education, research, training and institution building, has generated employment for over 45,800 persons in the field of science and technology in the last four years.

Under the Centre’s Department of Science & Technology (DST)-National Implementing and Monitoring Agency for Training (NIMAT) project, EDII has trained and sensitised over 3.5 lakh youth towards entrepreneurship between 2013-14 and 2016-17, the Ahmedabad-based EDII, national implementing agency for this project, said here on Tuesday.

Programmes such as Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp, Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) / Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP), Technology-based Entrepreneurship Development Programme (TEDP) and Faculty Development Programme (FDP) are conducted by EDII under DST-NIMAT project.

According to data submitted to the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), 16,140, 10,860 and 18,810 jobs have been generated through programmes under EDPs, WEDPs and TEDPs, respectively, said Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director, EDII.

“The programmes are structured so as to motivate and develop entrepreneurs in specific products/ technologies/ processes developed by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories, R&D institutions and universities. Participants are selected through various tests and interviews to assess their competence and are provided hands-on training in indigenous technologies developed by R&D institutions.

During the training period, the participants also get to know the intricacies of how to start and manage an enterprise,” said Professor S.B. Sareen, Project Director and Member Secretary, DST-NIMAT Project, EDII. For the current financial year, EDII has proposed employment generation of around 14,000 youth through 467 programmes and sensitisation towards entrepreneurship for 1.46 lakh youth through 1,955 camps.

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Published on January 23, 2018
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