Training and Skill Development Activities

1. Training and Skill Development Activities by Central Government


2. Training Programmes of SIDBI


3. Training Programmes of NSIC

NSIC provides technical support to SSIs through 'NSIC Technical Services Centres' (NTSCs) and a number of extension and sub centres spread across the country. The range of technical services provided through these centres include training in Hi-Tech as well as conventional trades, testing, common facilities, toolkits, energy audit, environment management etc.

In addition to this access to latest information in connection with technology upgradation and its transfer is provided to SSIs through the 'Technology Transfer Centre' at New Delhi.

To view the training programmes and calendar of various NTSCs, click here.


4. Training Programmes of MSME-DIs

Various types of training programmes conducted by various MSME-DIs are provided in the table below.

Programme Name

Various Topics covered

Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs)

Computer Application, Computer Awareness, Beautician, Garment Manufacturing, Leather Goods Manufacturing, Call centre (IT) industry, Catering, Industrial Accounting, Fruits and Vegetable Products, etc.

Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programmes (ESDP)

Computer Application, Computer Hardware Maintenance, DTP, Motor Winding, CNC Operation and Programming, Mobile Handset Repairing, Computer Accounting, Food processing, Embroidery, Fashion Designing, Jewellery Designing, Soft Toys, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Consumer Chemical Products, etc.

Business Skill Development Programmes (BSDP)

Product/ process design, Manufacturing Process involved

Testing, Selection & usage of appropriate machinery and equipment, Marketing avenues/ techniques, Product / service pricing, Export opportunities, Cash flow, Preparation of project profiles, Quality management Standard, Quality Management Tools, Creativity, Value Engineering and Value analysis, Industrial Design

Patenting, scheme for TIFAC for energy new design

Management Development Programmes (MDP)

Management of Small Enterprises, Retail Management, Computer Management, Export Procedure and Documentation, Financial Management and Accounting, E-marketing, Sales Promotion and Marketing, Quality Management, Human Resource Management, Web Security Management, etc.

Industrial Motivation Campaigns (IMCs)

Industrial Motivation Campaigns

Vocational and Education Training

Courses in Tools Engineering, Skill Enhancement Courses for Industry Personnel, Customised training programmes for industries


To find out the latest Training calendar for MSME Development Institutes and other Autonomous Bodies, please click here.


MSME Development Institutes in India

There are 30 MSME-DIs (formerly SISIs) set up in State capitals and other industrial cities all over the country. Click on the links below to view activities of particular MSME-DI.


5. Training Programmes of Other Institutes

National Institute of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NIMSME), Hyderabad

The National Institute of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NIMSME), formerly National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training (NISIET) is an autonomous Society at Hyderabad under the administrative control of Office of DC(MSME). The Institute conducts National and International Training Programmes. NI-MSME has initiated several specialised and tailor-made training programmes. 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 Technocrats.
  • Vertically Integrated Course on Orientation through Small Industry Development for IAS / IES Officers.
  • Effective Development Programmes for Rationalised Employees of State and Central PSUs.
  • Exclusive Programmes for International Executives of Various Themes on Regular Basis.
  • Sensitivity Training in Production Planning and Control.
  • Faculty Development Programmes.
  • Programmes on Cluster Development.
  • Programmes on Cluster Development.
  • Programmes on Focused Themes for Executives of North Eastern States


National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), NOIDA

The National Institute for Enterpreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), New Delhi, is an autonomous body under the administrative control of the Office of the DC(SSI). The Institute conducts about 28 National and 5 International Training Programmes every year. Besides, the Institute undertakes research studies, consultancy assignments, development of training aids etc.

To know the various training programmes offered by NIESBUD, click here.


Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Training Institute (MSME-TI), Tiruvalla (Formerly SEPTI)

The erstwhile Production Centre for electronic motors was renewed as Micro, Small & medium Enterprises Training Institute (MSME-TI), Tiruvalla, in the year 1992-93, with a view to conduct specialised skill oriented Entrepreneurship Development Programmes for educated unemployed youths. The Institute has been equipped with Electronic Laboratory, Computer Lab, CNC Lab, HEA Lab, AC&R Lab, General Engineering Workshop, EPABX and four training halls with Audio-Visual aids.

The Institute has been conducting skill oriented EDPs in various trades like General Engineering, Motor Rewinding, Household Electric Applicances, A/C and Refrigeration etc. The Institute generally conducts 16 EDPs in two phases every year. Apart from these, the Centre has also introduced certain Diploma and PG Diploma courses in Computer varying form 3 months to 12 months duration on a self-sustaining basis. The Centre also organises training for TRYSEM and PMRY beneficiaries.


Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati

Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship is an autonomous national institute established by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The activities of the Institute include identification of training needs, designing and organizing programmers both for development functionaries and entrepreneurs; evolving effective training strategies and methodologies for different target groups and locations; organise seminars, workshops and conferences for providing fora for interaction and exchange of views by various agencies and entrepreneurs; undertaking research on entrepreneurship development, documenting and disseminating information needed for policy formulation and implementation on self-employment and entrepreneurship.

The various training courses offered by the institute include:

  • Faculty Development Programme in Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship Development Program
  • TEDP Herbal Medicine & Aromatic
  • Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme
  • TEDP on Gems & Jewellery
  • TEDP on Woollen Garment Industry
  • Training Programme on Cluster Development Approach for Urban Poor
  • Regional Workshop on Empowerment of Women through Development of Micro Enterprises
  • Project Identification, Formulation and Appraisal on Micro Enterprises for Urban Poor
  • New Enterprise Creation
  • Women EDP


Central Footwear Training Centres, Chennai and Agra

These training centres provide training and related inputs to develop and augment a class of trained personnel in Footwear technology and Allied industry in the country.

Training programmes of Central Footwear Training Centre, Chennai

Training programmes of Central Footwear Training Centre, Agra


Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre, Kannauj

FFDC aims to serve as an interface between essential oil, fragrance and flavour industry and the R & D institutions both in the field of Agro Technology and chemical technology. Main objective of the centre is to serve, sustain and upgrade the status of farmers and industry engaged in the aromatic cultivation and its processing, so as to make them both in local and global market.

View then Training planner of FFDC


Electronics Service & Training Centre, Ram Nagar

Electronics Service & Training Centre has been established as a Govt. of India to develop human resources to meet the essential requirements for transfer of technology in assembly and manufacturing of electronics items and parts. One of the main activities of the Centre is training of the personnel in the areas of production and quality control for electronic and I.T. industry.

Three kinds of training programmes are conducted at ESTC namely:


IDEMI, a joint venture of the of the Government of India and UNDP / UNIDO was set up to gear up the growth potential of indigenous instrument industry and hence to meet the ever growing instrumentation needs of the country by augmenting productivity quality control in industrial sector – be it in Electrical, Electronics or Process Control Instruments. The Institute is looked upon a nodal centre in view of its multifarious activities offered to suit various needs of instrument industry. The Institute offers Technical Training for wide range of professionals in numerous disciplines of Instrumentation.

To view various training courses offered by the institute, click here.