Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad Overview

  Ahmedabad   AICTE, AIU, NBA   ESTD 1983
  Ahmedabad   AICTE, AIU, NBA   ESTD 1983

About College

An acknowledged National Resource Institute for Entrepreneurship Education, Research, Training & Institution Building. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), an autonomous and not-for-profit institute, set up in 1983, is sponsored by apex financial institutions - the IDBI Bank Ltd., IFCI Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd. and the State Bank of India (SBI).

The Government of Gujarat pledged twenty-three acres of land on which stands the majestic and sprawling EDII campus. To pursue its mission, EDII has helped set up twelve state-level exclusive entrepreneurship development centres and institutes. One of the satisfying achievements, however, was taking entrepreneurship to a large number of schools, colleges, science and technology institutions and management schools in several states by including entrepreneurship inputs in their curricula.

In view of EDII's expertise in Entrepreneurship, the University Grants Commission had also assigned EDII the task of developing curriculum on Entrepreneurship and the Gujarat Textbook Board assigned to it the task of developing textbooks on Entrepreneurship for 11th & 12th standards.

In order to broaden the frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, EDII has established a Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CREED), to investigate into a range of issues surrounding small and medium enterprise sector through its publication, "The Journal of Entrepreneurship". CREED also establishes a network of researchers and trainers by conducting a biennial seminar on entrepreneurship education and research.


  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Inclusivity


To become a catalyst in facilitating emergence of competent first generation entrepreneurs and transition of existing SMEs into growth-oriented enterprises through entrepreneurship education, training, research & institution building.


“To retain global leadership in fostering and developing entrepreneurship”

Key Highlights (USPs)


  • Approved by the AICTE, Accredited by NBA
  • Platinum Ranked Institute (AICTE-CII Industry Link Survey Report 2018)
  • Institution Innovation Council (Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India)

Learning Pedagogy

  • Milestone and Outcome Based Learning Leveraging Strength on Family Business Attractive merit-cum-means Fellowship & Project Start-up Facilitation Grants Start-up and Business Support through: Family Business Leadership Clinics Technology Business Incubators- CrAdLE
  • EDII- Incubation Support Launchpad
  • EDII-Gurukul

Course Objective

Learning Model

The PGDM- BE at EDII is designed to develop a strong base for entrepreneurial and management skills. These critical tools will help the participants face any challenge in their career. EDII places a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship as a means to creating value for organizations and the development of leadership competencies. The methodology adopted at EDII varies according to
various subject & objectives and the skills, attitudes and behavioral patterns to be fostered.

Though classroom theory is important for acquiring management knowledge but there is no substitute for practice in order to ingrain the entrepreneurial decision-making skills. To this end, the pedagogy includes case study discussions, simulation games, teamwork, tutorials and role-play exercises, among other activities. The students are given opportunities to interact, challenge points of view and discuss business situations on an academic platform. One of our key strengths is the degree of personalized mentor provided to each participant.

The course is offered through six trimesters over the two years period. The course offers induction module, core courses, electives, audited courses, seminar courses, independent study and projects apart from summer internship at the end of Ist year.

Structure of Program

Before the commencement of the course, a 2-week orientation program is designed for the students
which focuses at—

  • Entrepreneur Interactions and Learning
  • Entrepreneurial Career and Aspirations (Statement of Purpose)
  • Optional Preparatory Courses: Mathematics/ Computer Applications / English/ Business Basics

Core Courses

The curriculum provides a strong grounding in managerial fundamentals while highlighting the strategic role that entrepreneurial mindset plays in enhancing business performance and creating sustainable competitive advantage. Throughout the trimester, these courses are offered in core areas which are having relationship with real business issues through case studies and projects that cover different company stages, sizes, industry and international contexts. These courses mostly cover - Entrepreneurship

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Operations and Systems
  • Marketing management
  • General and Strategic management
  • Individual and Organization behavior
  • Business Economics and International Trade
  • Written analysis and Communication

Course Offered:

  • Post Graduate Diploma In Management – Business Entrepreneurship (PGDM-BE)


Programme Name Fees
Post Graduate Diploma In Management – Business Entrepreneurship (PGDM-BE)

 10,96,000/- (Non Resident Students)

12,56,000/- (Resident Students)

Application Fees & Mode of Application

Application Fees

 1500/- (General Category)

1000/- (in case of women and candidates from reserved category)

Mode of Application Online & offline

Exams Accepted - CAT, MAT, XAT, ATMA, CMAT

Brochure URL - https://www.ediindia.org/academics/download-brochure.html?utm_source=PaGaLGuY&utm_campaign=EDII%202018-19


(Via Ahmedabad Airport & Indira Bridge), P.O. Bhat 382 428, Dist. Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India."

Telephone - FPM - Dr. Amit Dwivedi - 9725525219, OLPE - Dr. Saji Kumar - 9687129892, PGDM-BE - Dr. Satya Acharya - 7600050606, Mrs. Bindu Haridas - 9825528918, PGDM - DS - Dr. Satya Acharya - 7600050606

Email - FPM - Dr. Amit Dwivedi - [email protected], OLPE - Dr. Saji Kumar - [email protected], Dr. Satya Acharya - [email protected], Mrs. Bindu Haridas - [email protected]