Cells - History
of Entrepreneurship has come to stay
in India. Entrepreneurship Development
( ED ) was first introduced to India
through experiments conducted by Prof.
Macleland of Harvard University in the
state of Andhrapradesh . The first systematic
attempt of ED was started in Gujarat,
when realizing the need for trained
entrepreneurs who will have better chances
of setting up a successful industrial
unit, the state level financial and
promotional institutions of Gujarat
joined together to set up a centre for
entrepreneurship development in Ahmedabad.
Thereafter, the small industries extension
training institute at Hyderabad, now
known as NISIET, under the Ministery
of Industy, Govt. of India, also started
programmers for ED. In Kerala, the first
entrepreneurship development programme
( ED ) was organized in 1976-
1977 at Alwaye.
national financial institutions like
IDBI, IFCI and ICICI, also realized
the essential requirement of ED for
the successful development of industries,
particularly in the small scale sector.
Consequently, they started funding EDPs
in association with State Governments.
The EDII ( Entrepreneurship Development
Institute of India ) at Ahmedabad and
the National Institute of Entrepreneurship
and Small Business Development ( NIESBUD
) were also set up in the early eighties
fort the same purpose. Now, the ED movement
has taken strong routes in India.