An Autonomous Society working under Directorate of Industries Government of Maharashtra

Open Learning Programme in Entrepreneurship

(Offered by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India Ahmedabad)

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The main objective of the programme is ‘New Enterprise Creation and Management’. To achieve this objective, the study material is focussed on various aspects of starting and managing on enterprise.

The course: • Develops motivation, reinforces entrepreneurial traits and the spirit of enterprise • Facilitates decision making process for setting-up of a new enterprise • Facilitates successful and profitable operation of the enterprise


The syllabus in the form of printed self-instructional study material covers all the aspects of launching, establishing and managing a small-scale enterprise, including taxation as applicable to small- scale industry. To put it briefly, it prepares the learner with the knowledge, skills and motivation to set up an enterprise and manage it successfully.


The study material designed to facilitate the learners, is divided into 11 units covering critical areas such as:
1. Introduction to Entrepreneurship F Sources of Assistance   2. Business Opportunity Identification X Market Assessment   3. Entrepreneurial Motivation   4. Various soft skills like Communication Skills F Negotiation Skills   5. Entrepreneurial Competencies   6. Small Business Management including Systematic Planning F Quality Control   7. Marketing Management F Financial Management   8. Production Management   9. Total Quality Management F Strategic Planning   10. Business Ethics   11. Franchising   12. Venture Capital Financing   13. Exports  
The material provides comprehensive understanding on what it takes to become an entrepreneur.

Duration and Medium of Instruction

The duration of the course is one year. The medium of instruction is English.


The course begins in the month of January, April, July and October. The learners hove the opportunity to enrol in any one of the batches.


Degree/Diploma holders in any discipline and those who are in the final year of their degree, are eligible to |oin the course. As the basic objective of the course is to provide an indepth insight into the subject of entrepreneurship to those who have a strong desire to set-up his/her own enterprise.


Fee for this one year diploma course is ¢12,500 (plus 18% GST i.e. ¢ 2250) for all categories to be paid at the time of registration.

Award of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The Award of the Certificate is based on assessment of the assignments, project report submitted by the learner and performance in the final examination. Those who fail to qualify may reappear for the examination within 2 years by paying an additional fee of f1,500 for each appearance (maximum three appearances).