Training Programmes / Research Studies

Training Programmes / Research Studies

  • ni-msme has initiated several specialised and tailor-made training programmes, the first if their kind in MSME sector a few of them are
  • Management Development Programmes
  • Programme on Area Development
  • Programme on Feasibility Survey and Analysis
  • Programme on Industrial Estates
  • Programme for young engineers and technologists
  • Vertical Integrated Course on Orientation Through Small Industry Development for IAS/IES Officers
  • Executive Development Programmes for Rationalized Employees of Central and State PSUs
  • Enterprise Development and Government Effectiveness (EDGE) Programme for Srilankan Administrative Officials
  • Sensitivity Training Programme on Production Planning and Control
  • Faculty Development Prgrammes
  • Programmes on Cluster Development
  • Trailor-made Programmes for International Clientele
  • Programmes on Focussed Themes for North-Eastern Executives
  • Exclusive Programmes for International Executives in Various Themes on Regular Basis
  • ni-msme has also been instrumental in conducting several outstanding research / consultancy studies that include: Development of Pochampad Region (1972)
  • Identification of growth centres in Vidarbha Region (1973)
  • Industrial Potential Studies of different regions in the country (since 1974)
  • Impact/Evaluation Studies on major government programmes and schemes such as TRYSEM , DWCRA, PMRY, SEEUY, CMEY, Adarana, SHGs, WDCs, IIDs, Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) and NBCFDC.
  • Policy Research Studies (Since 1978)
  • Preparation of checklist for Diagnosis of Sick units and case studies (from 1981)
  • District Development and Regional Planning Studies
  • Preparation of Directory of Small Enterprises of Excellence (1995)
  • Techno-Economic Feasibility Studies in Textiles and Handicrafts sector of Arunachal Pradesh (2001)
  • Study on Identification of Projects for specific resource base in North-Eastern Region ( 2003)
  • Vision Document for Empowering Women in Mauritius ( 2003)
  • Project Profiles on SMEs for Mauritius ( 2004)
  • Hand-holding, Monitoring and Implementation of MSME Clusters (2004-07)
  • Information Requirements of SMEs (2005)
  • Hand-holding of SFURTI, Handlooms, Handicrafts Clusters (2006 Onwards)


The clientele ni-msme are both national organizations such as MEA, MoF, SIDO, DoPT, DoNER, KVIC, NEDFi, NMDC, NABARD, SIDBI, SME assiciations, NGOs and Women Development Organizations; and international orgranizations like CFTc, UNIDO, ILO, RITES, BSCIC, Agricultural Development Projects of Nigeria, SIDO of Tanzania and Bank of Ghana.

Thrust Areas

In line with the National objective of economic development through industrialization, and based on the expertise that is available, the Institute has identified some thrust areas that need emphasis and exploration.

  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Up gradation & Transfer
  • Policy Issues
  • NGO Networking
  • Environment Concerns
  • Cluster Development
  • Management Consultancy
  • Quality Management Services
  • Financial Services
  • Information Services

The Institute is adopting growth oriented administrative and policy measures in accordance with the National objective of industrial development, thereby expanding its activities to include help and support to medium, small and micro enterprises in particular. The Institute tries to focus its activities through

  • Training
  • Research
  • Consultancy
  • Education
  • Information Services, and Information Technology Services.

Enterprise promotion and entrepreneurship development being the central focus of ni-msme's functions, the Institute’s competencies converge on the following aspects:

  • Enabling Enterprise Creation
  • Capacity building for enterprise growth and sustainability
  • Creation, development and dissemination of enterprise knowledge
  • Diagnostic and development studies for policy formulation
  • Empowering the under-privileged through enterprises

ni-msme Programmes

ni-msme with a knowledge giving approach, it is facilitating value addition to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) These programmes are of 8 and 12 weeks duration and are phased out as follows

  • Phase - I (05 Aug to 25 Oct 2013)
  • Phase - II (02 Sep to 25 Oct 2013)
  • Phase - III (11 Nov 2013 to 03 Jan 2014)
  • Phase - IV (20 Jan to 14 Mar 2014)

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