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This thread will share students' insights, testimonials, extra-curricular activities, Cultural life, Events & happenings, summer internships...and a lot more...tune in for regular updates and learn about the possibilities that the emerging field of Development Studies can open up for you!

EDI's DevelopmentStudies prepares you to face the challenges in real life & trains you to implement innovative solutions to bring about change. EDI's 4th Batch students, Sapna Pathy & Pooja Gupta are interning with the SAMRIDHI Project (Poorest State Inclusive Growth Programme), implemented by SIDBI with support from the Govt. of UK. SAMRIDHI project aims at improving the income & reducing the vulnerability of poor families and small producers, by expanding their access to finance and markets. This internship program will help them gain practical as well as theoretical knowledge and to grasp challenges people at grassroots face.


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost.

Our ‪PGDM‬- DS student Sagar Karande who is interning with BAIF-MITTRA, Thane believes in taking a path less traveled. Holding a BE degree he wasn't satisfied being a another engineer.. He resolved to find a cause that would enable him to make our society a better place. He researched various programmes that would offer him training and mentor-ship to give form to his ideas on Social Entrepreneurship. Sagar joined the PGDM in Development Studies at ‪‎EDI‬ ‪Ahmedabad‬ to give wings to his purpose. Lokmat, Maharashtra's leading vernacular tells his story....


Students speak...


I have learnt about different approaches and methods of PRA along with the potential of those approaches. I also got to know how to make participation more practical.

PRA is an excellent method of learning about rural life and India's real condition through its people directly!

- Sanjay (PGDM-DS 2013-15)

Commitment to serve the Development Sector                                                                             

PGDM-DS is designed with an objective to equip individuals willing to pursue career in development sector with knowledge and skills to understand micro and macro  level development requirements and judiciously participate in the process of socio-economic development. Students joining this course come with a commitment to serve the society, find innovative solutions and social business models to solve social problems.                                                              Dr. Jignasu Yagnik (specializes in the areas of Information Technology and statistical analysis. Associated with research and academics for more than 24 years.)



Hon'ble Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India will be visiting EDI on 20th June 2015 to inaugurate 'AASHRAY' - a social incubator, supported by EDI for promotion of innovations, setting up of social enterprises and scaling up innovative ventures & grassroots technologies.
Venue: EDI Campus Time: 4.30 PM... all are invited                                



EDII - PGDM in Development Studies..in the words of Aditi Patil (Batch 2013-15):

"I joined EDII in 2013 with a very clear goal in mind about the Development Sector. I knew I wanted to work in the Wildlife and Conservation field. EDII helped me find very specific internships which gave me rich experience to start with. The exposure visits of PRA, micro-enterprises, village institutions taught me rapport building. Overall, it has been an enriching 2-year journey with EDII and I am thankful to the professors and faculty for their guidance. I also appreciate the balance between activities at EDII-Studies, sports, parties-this made sure we were never overworked. EDII's library was most helpful with plentiful resources and an amazing collection of development sector literature. "                                          


Another feather in EDII's cap. We have just partnered with Facebook for launch of 'Boost your business' program, to be aimed at training small & medium business owners in growing their business using Facebook. The event happened today and it was graced by Hon. CM of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani. One more reason for entrepreneurs to choose EDII.