Invitation of Application for Empanelment for Special Entrepreneurship Training for SC-ST Candidates-GUJARAT


The last date has been extended till 05/01/2022.

CED invites applications from reputed Gujarat-based state and national level universities, teaching/ management institutions and other similar training institutions with residential facilities to conduct minimum 6 months entrepreneurship development course along with handholding support to establish business enterprise for the SC and ST trainees. For more details, please refer to our website: The last date of application is 05/01/2022.

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The Center for entrepreneurship Development (CED) is a premier organization of government of Gujarat engaged in entrepreneurship development training and skill Development since 1979. Concept behind CED is to develop entrepreneurs in the urban as well as rural areas of the state, who can establish their own manufacturing or service enterprise which in turn aids in the economics of the state and also creates employment opportunities for others.

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Entrepreneurship Development and training is one of the key elements for development and promotion of micro and small enterprises particularly the first generation entrepreneurs among SC-ST Community. Prospective enterers of SC and ST Category need basic support in handholding and getting leverage to start an enterprise.

Therefore, the state Government has decided to introduce Special Package/Scheme namely “Bharat Ratna Dr. BabaSaheb Ambedkar udhog Yojna”. This scheme aims in support to stand up India with Make in India initiatives. This initiative will boost the Primary mission of the Industrial Policy 2020 which includes the proactive support for the Development of MSMEs in the State Comprehensively with Special sustainable assistance to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) entrepreneurs.

The details of the said Scheme as under:

Assistance to Special entrepreneurship training with 360 degree approach with mentoring support and sustenance allowance for Promoters / Entrepreneur.

Through “Special entrepreneurship training with 360 degree approach”. SC/ST entrepreneurs will be benefitted with combination of the knowledge from institutions, core industrial activities, advices and mentoring form experts, best practices while establishing the idea for sustaining new businesses.

The focus on social entrepreneurship will also motivate the entrepreneurs to think not only about their own employability in creating their businesses, but also on how they can be relevant to society and provide employability opportunities to their peers as well, creating a ripple effect of entrepreneurship and employability.

The scheme provides 360 Degree support and Hand Holding oriented towards strengthening the eco–system for promoters and entrepreneurs for providing unique knowledge of entrepreneurship on functional area of management, soft Skills, assessments, Finance, inventory, Sales, Marketing, e- commerce, logistics and best practices.

a) Any individual above age of 18 years belongs to Scheduled Cast/Scheduled tribe will be eligible.
b) Nodal institution means Universities/ Management institutions entrepreneurship Development institutions. / Center of Excellence/CED intent to provide training for entrepreneurship developments. Such institution shall have to obtain approval of the State Level implementation committee (SLIC) constituted under the GR No.SSI/102020/332376/Ch dated 01/09/2020, for providing training and mentor support.
c) The detailed standard of Procedures, Guidelines and implementation Would be done by Centre of entrepreneurship Development (CED)
d) Nodal institution will be provided Special entrepreneurship training with 360 degree approach covering the aspects of soft skills, entrepreneurial skills, management skills, developing business acumen, project management, financial management etc.
e) The training sessions shall be consisting of conducting pre- training, diagnostics, conducting experimental training session and creating post training environment.

Quantum of assistance:
a. Assistance for special entrepreneurship training:

The assistance for Special entrepreneurship training with 360 degree approach@100% of course fees maximum up to Rs.10,000/- per month per person will be payable to nodal institution.

The duration of the training program should not be less than for 6 months and maximum up to one year.

b. Assistance for mentoring support:

  • The mentorship support should be provided to develop platform where entrepreneur can exchange experience, adopt best practices and understand expertise in running an industrial enterprise.
  • Nodal institutions will identify mentor from the industrial field, who can share his/her knowledge and experience to trainee for adopting different approaches and methods to develop skills and competencies for becoming an entrepreneur.
  • The Assistance for mentorship support @ 100% of mentorship cost limited to maximum up to Rs.5000/- per month per person will be paid to the mentor maximum up to 3 month.
  • The role of mentor will be decided by SLIC.

c. Assistance as Sustenance Allowance:

  • The entrepreneur will be provided Rs.5000 per month as sustenance
    allowance for the duration of the entrepreneurship training with 360
    degree approach through nodal institution.

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