The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development is a premier organisation of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, engaged in training, consultancy, research, etc. in order to promote entrepreneurship. The major activities of the Institute are Training of Trainers, Management Development Programmes, Entrepreneurship-cum-Skill Development Programmes, Entrepreneurship Development Programmes and Cluster Intervention. NIESBUD has provided training to 10,94,529 persons as of March 31, 2017 through 41,483 different training programmes since inception. This includes 4,060 international participants hailing from more than 137 countries throughout the globe.


NIESBUD is an apex organisation working under the administrative control of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. The Objectives are as follows:-:

  • To evolve standardised materials and processes for selection, training, support and sustenance of entrepreneurs, potential and existing.

  • To help/support and affiliate institutions/organisations in carrying out training and other entrepreneurship development related activities.

  • To serve as an apex national level resource institute for accelerating the process of entrepreneurship development ensuring its impact across the country and among all strata of the society.

  • To provide vital information and support to trainers,promoters and entrepreneurs by organising research and documentation activities relevant to entrepreneurship development.

  • To train trainers, promoters and consultants in various areas of entrepreneurship development.

  • To offer consultancy nationally/internationally for promotion of entrepreneurship and small business development.

  • To provide national/international forums for interaction and exchange of experiences helpful for policy formulation and modification at various levels.

  • To share international experience and expertise in entrepreneurship development.

  • To share experience and expertise in entrepreneurship development across national frontiers.
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