About the Supporting Organization

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India has helped set up twelve state-level exclusive entrepreneurship development centres and institutes. Entrepreneurship has been taken to schools, colleges, science and technology institutions and management schools in the water performance sector by including entrepreneurship in their curricula. The University Grants Commission appointed the EDI as an expert agency to develop a curriculum on Entrepreneurship.

In the international arena, the development of entrepreneurship by sharing resources and organising training programmes, have helped the EDI earn support from the World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, UNIDO, ILO, FNSt, British Council, Ford Foundation, European Union and other agencies.

The institute has carried out the task assigned by the Ministry of External Affairs (India), to set up Entrepreneurship Development Centres in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam. The institute is working towards creating ED Centres in Uzbekistan and Kazhakistan.

Export–Import Bank of India is the premier export finance institution in India, established in 1982 under Export-Import Bank of India Act 1981. Since its inception, Exim Bank of India has been both a catalyst and a key player in the promotion of cross border trade and investment. Commencing operations as a purveyor of export credit, like other export credit agencies in the world, Exim Bank India has, over the period, evolved into an institution that plays a major role in partnering Indian industries, particularly the Small and Medium Enterprises, in their globalisation efforts, through a wide range of products and services offered at all stages of the business cycle, starting from import of technology and export product development to export production, export marketing, pre-shipment and post-shipment and overseas investment.

IDBI Bank Ltd. is a Universal Bank with its operations driven by a cutting edge core Banking IT platform. The Bank offers personalized banking and financial solutions to its clients in the retail and corporate banking arena through its large network of Branches and ATMs, spread across length and breadth of India. We have also set up an overseas branch at Dubai and have plans to open representative offices in various other parts of the Globe, for encashing emerging global opportunities. Our experience of financial markets will help us to effectively cope with challenges and capitalize on the emerging opportunities by participating effectively in our country’s growth process.

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is the India’s apex development financial institution, formed by an Act of Parliament in 1982. Headquartered in Mumbai, we have a pan-India presence with 31 Regional Offices and 400 District Development Managers’ offices. Our mandate is bringing rural prosperity through credit and non-credit initiatives in the fields of agriculture, cottage & village industries, handicrafts & small-scale industries. From being a pure refinance provider in 1982 to the nation’s apex development financial institution today, we touch lives of millions in rural India, directly and indirectly. This journey has seen us defining a purposeful role for ourselves in rural India and playing a larger role in nation building.

National Housing Bank (NHB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), was set up on 9 July 1988 under the National Housing Bank Act, 1987. NHB is an apex financial institution for housing. NHB has been established with an objective to operate as a principal agency to promote housing finance institutions both at local and regional levels and to provide financial and other support incidental to such institutions and for matters connected therewith.

NHB registers, regulates and supervises Housing Finance Company (HFCs), keeps surveillance through On-site & Off-site Mechanisms and co-ordinates with other Regulators.

North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (NEDFi) was incorporated as a Public Limited Company under the Companies Act, 1956, on August 9, 1995 with an authorized share capital of Rs. 100 crores with its registered head office as Guwahati, Assam.

NEDFi is promoted by All India Financial Institutions – IDBI, SBI, ICICI Ltd., IFCI, SIDBI, LICI, SUUTI, GIC and its subsidiaries. It was notified as a Public Financial Institution in July 1996 under sec 4-A of the Companies Act 1956.

NEDFi is also categorized as NBFC-Loan Company and was registered with the Reserve Bank of India as a non-deposit taking NBFC.