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Entrepreneurship Development Programmes are being organized by the Institute as a regular training activities to cultivate the latent qualities of educated unemployed youth (both men and women) by enlightening them on various aspects that are necessary to be considered while setting up small scale industries and other service or business enterprises. Over the years, these programmes have created confidence in youth, which has led to self-employment and creation of further wage-employment.

These courses generally have duration of 4 to 6 weeks. The process and product oriented courses such as food products, leather products, herbal cosmetic, screen printing, beauty-therapy etc., have found to be useful by the entrepreneurs. Applications for admission into these training programmes are invited through Press Advertisements from time to time.

With a view to enhance managerial competence of the Managers and Supervisors working in small scale industries as well as educated unemployed youth aspiring to become managers of small scale business enterprises, the Institute is conducting part time MDPs in various fields such as Marketing Management, Production Management, Export Management, Sales Tax and Business Law, Office Automation etc. These courses generally have a duration of one week.

The Institute has set up a well equipped and fully air-conditioned computer room. The courses such as computer assembly and maintenance, web page designing, MS office & Internet, E-business, etc. are being regularly organized and have become very popular among educated youth.

With a view to augment the marketing avenues for small scale industries, the Institute has set up a fully computerized Sub-Contracting Exchange. The Exchange is a store-house of data with regard to the capacities of the small scale units in terms of products manufactured and/or services rendered on the one hand, while maintaining data with regard to the requirements of the large & medium sector buyers, which could be products, components, sub-assemblies, services on the other hand. The Exchange also stores data about the specifications and quantities of the various facilities available with the sellers as well as those required by the buyers and the above cases. The main objective of storing such a data is to arrange match-making through an appropriate software between buyers and sellers that may result in increased business opportunity.

The Institute is also conducting Vendor Development Programmes-cum-Exhibition in association with the large public/private sector industries and Govt. Organisations in different parts of the State. These programmes provide a common platform for interaction between buyers and sellers, which in turn help identification of new marketing avenues for SSIs and facilitate the buyers in their search for proper vendors.

The Central Govt. Stores Purchase Programme which has been in operation since 1956, was modified in 1976 and came to be known as “Single Point Registration Scheme” of NSIC with a view to do away with multiplicity of registration with the individual purchase Organisation like DGS&D, Railways, Defence etc. The scheme aims at assisting the small scale industries in obtaining a fair share of the total purchase made by the government and its Departments including the public sector undertakings and State Govts. The main objective of this programme is that MSME Sector will, in the process, be oriented to produce goods in conformity with the standard laid down by the buying agencies.

The unit registered with NSIC for participation in Govt. Purchase Programme derive the benefits like free supply of tender forms, exemption from payment of earnest money, security deposit etc.

The scheme provides for reimbursement of 75% of the amount spent for acquiring ISO-9000 / ISO-14001 certification (or its equivalent) up to a maximum of Rs. 75,000/- to each micro & small scale unit as one time assistance. The amount of subsidy / financial support if already received from the State Govt. / financial Institutions shall be adjusted against the entitlement of reimbursement under this scheme. The scheme has been in operation since March, 1994 and has been extended upto 31st March, 2007. For further details, please send your enquiries to this Institute or log to

b . In addition to above schemes, the Institute also organizes Awareness Programme and Motivational Campaigns on quality improvement for the benefit of small scale industries from time to time.

The capability of Indian SSI products to compete in the International market is reflected in its share of about 35% in national export. The Govt. of India has, therefore, accorded high priority for promotion of export from MSME Sector. With a view to rendering assistance to small scale units in the field of exploring market potential, export promotion and exhibitional publicity, the following schemes are being implemented :


The office of the Development Commissioner (MSME) is participating in various International Trade Fairs/Exhibitions.

With a view to increase participation of representatives of participating Micro & Small manufacturing enterprises registered with DI/DIC, the provision of SSI-MDA Scheme are as under:

(i)The Govt. of India will reimburse the 75% of air fare by economy class (100% to    SC/ST/Women  Entrepreneurs & entrepreneurs from NE Region).
(ii)50% subsidy on space rent (100% to SC/ST/Women Entrepreneurs & entrepreneurs from NE Region).
(iii)The total subsidy on air fare and space rent will be restricted to Rs. 1.25 lakhs per unit.
(iv)Any unit can avail of this facility only once a year  
(v)Only one person of the participating unit would be eligible for subsidy on airfare.
(vi)The offer is available on first come first served basis.

2. As per present SSI-MDA guidelines, the Micro & Small entrepreneurs of general category will now be required to pay 50 percent of rental charges for their booked space (if any, charged by fair organizer) and will also carry/manage their exhibits (to and fro) including customs clearance etc.  However, women entrepreneurs & SC/ST entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of NE Region need not to pay space rental charges at the time of booking of space (Minimum 06 sq. mtr.)

3. Small & Micro units registered with DI/DIC engaged in manufacturing are required to pay the amount of 50% towards space hiring charges by Demand Draft in favour of PAO (MSME), New Delhi, to the Director, MSME-DI, Harsiddh Chambers, 4th Floor, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad.

4. The representatives of the selected units will be reimbursed of the airfare as applicable after participation in Fair/Exhibition on the basis of submission of claim.

5. Participating Micro & SSI enterprises may please be indicated whether they belongs to SC/ST/Women or minority entrepreneur.

    Packaging plays a very important part in the present day marketing, specially in export marketing. The professional guidance in the field of packaging is expected to go a long way in improving the overall marketing of small industry products both in national and overseas market.
    The Institute, therefore, organizes training programmes on packaging for export to acquaint MSME Sectors of the latest packaging technique/standards. These programmes are organized in association with the Indian Institute of Packaging, which provides the necessary expertise in the matter.


O/o Development Commissioner (MSME), New Delhi has launched Small Industries Cluster Development Programme with a holistic approach. The objectives of the cluster development initiative are to improve competitiveness of the cluster through technology upgradation, facilitate development of new products, improved production process, improved quality of products, built on common brand, establish marketing linkage in domestic and international markets, formation of consortia, creation of common facility centers, enhance income of entrepreneurs and ultimately overall growth of the cluster.

Financial support for following purposes is available under the Programme :

  1. Conducting diagnostic study of the cluster
  2. Carrying out industries related R&D, if needed
  3. Setting up new technology demonstration plant
  4. Setting up of common facilities center, if required
  5. Training of users
  6. Seminars, Workshops, Study visits for quick dissemination of technology among the industries of the cluster.

National Awards

  1. National Awards to Small Scale Entrepreneurs
  2. National Awards for Research and Development
  3. National Awards for Quality Products
  4. National Awards - Lean Manufacturing Techniques in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
  5. National Awards for Products/Process INNOVATION EFFORTS in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME)