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 EDI campus. To pursue its mission, EDI 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 EDI's expertise in Entrepreneurship, the University Grants Commission had also assigned EDI 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.
Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Business Entrepreneurship (PGDM-BE)– The PGDM–BE two-year, full-time, residential programme at the EDI, now in its eighteenth batch of delivering entrepreneurship education, has been designed specifically for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial mangers to encourage critical and lateral thinking, nurture their ambitions, and enable new ventures through an academically rigorous, directly relevant and highly practical learning experience.
Intake Capacity: The approved intake capacity is 120 seats for full-time PGDM –BE. Over and above the approved intake of 120 students for the programme, the Institute has received the approval from AICTE for an additional intake of 15% (i.e. 18 seats) for Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Foreign Nationals in PGDM-BE Programme for PIOs and Foreign Nationals from the academic session 2013-15. AICTE Approval for 5 % NRI seats (within the sanctioned intake of 120) has also been approved.