The Entrepreneurship Development
Institute of India (EDI), 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 State Bank of India (SBI). The Government of Gujarat
pledged twenty-three acres of land on which stands the majestic and sprawling EDI campus.
To pursue its mission further, EDI has helped set up twelve state-level exclusive entrepreneurship development centres and
institutes. One of the most 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 EDI's expertise in Entrepreneurship, the University Grants Commission appointed the
EDI as an expert agency to develop curriculum on Entrepreneurship.
EDI's success led by its strong sense of commitment culminated in recognition of its achievements by the Government of
India and various state governments. In the international arena, efforts to develop entrepreneurship by way of sharing
resources and organising training programmes, have helped the EDI earn accolades and support from the World Bank,
Commonwealth Secretariat, UNIDO, ILO, FNSt, British Council, Ford Foundation, European Union and several other renowned
The Institute has also successfully carried out the prestigious task assigned by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt.
of India, to set up Entrepreneurship Development Centres in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam. The Institute is
presently working towards creating ED Centres in Uzbekistan & Kazhakistan.