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EDII bags Porter Prize 2017

Virendra Pandit Ahmedabad | Updated on January 11, 2018 Published on May 24, 2017

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), an acknowledged national resource institute for entrepreneurship education, research, training and institution-building, has been conferred with the prestigious Porter Prize 2017.

The award had been instituted by the Institute for Competitiveness, India Chapter, affiliated to the Harvard Business School. It has been named after Prof Michael E Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School, and recognises the strategic acumen of corporates in India.

The Prize was presented in Mumbai recently to Dr Sunil Shukla, Director, EDII, by Professor Porter, who is recognised world over as the father of the modern strategy field. The institute was bestowed upon with the laurel as a mark of recognition for its role in shaping the industry, casting unique positioning and altering the basis of competition for education, training and educational services, EDII said in a statement here on Wednesday.

EDII cleared a three-stage comprehensive evaluation process and emerged as a winner in the category of education and training.

The Ahmedabad-based EDII facilitates all facets of entrepreneurship development. Its mission is to be a catalyst in facilitating emergence of competent first generation entrepreneurs and transition of existing SMEs into growth-oriented enterprises through entrepreneurship education, training, research and institution building.

Published on May 24, 2017
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