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IFIM in collaboration with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) Ahmedabad launch the Graduate Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship for all aspiring entrepreneurs

May, 2016

IFIM-EDII Certification Program

India is emerging as an empowering platform for start-up’s. Business schools in specific are preparing grounds for the budding management students to experiment their entrepreneurial skills. Despite a largely encouraging atmosphere, the number of top B-Schools focusing on nurturing entrepreneurs is very limited. To bridge this gap, IFIM in collaboration with EDII Ahmedabad is offering a Graduate Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship for all the young talents who inspired to be entrepreneurs.

The Center of Excellence – Entrepreneurship Development at IFIM, in collaboration with EDII has designed the comprehensive course to provide practical insights on entrepreneurship. EDII faculty will deliver the course partnering with faculty at IFIM and will be using the well-planned infrastructure provided by the institute. The primary objectives of the course are to nurture the entrepreneurial mindset of the students and bring forth the entrepreneur in them.

Keeping in mind the need of the hour, IFIM institutions has launched the Center of Excellence for Entrepreneurship Development which focuses on contributing to the entrepreneurship ecosystem in line with its mission. The Center is responsible for developing courses and curriculum that supports students inclined towards entrepreneurship. The Center offers specialization and core courses in entrepreneurship for the PGDM students in addition to certificate courses in collaboration with EDII. The center is closely working with national entrepreneurship network and other members of the entrepreneurship ecosystem to add value to the students affiliated with the institute. The center is setting up an incubation center to provide a supporting ecosystem for nurturing young entrepreneurs. With strong intellectual faculty base and exceptional corporate connect, IFIM is a perfect habitat for young entrepreneurs to experiment and reap success from their entrepreneurial capabilities.


  • Post Graduates
  • Start-Up Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurs with family business
  • Working Professionals
  • Final Year Under Graduates


The program begins in the second week of August 2016. The exact dates and time table will be shared with admitted candidates before the course begins.


The certificate program will be delivered in workshop mode as mentioned above will be delivered in 40 hours of Classroom inputs over 6 months.


The teaching methodology will include classroom sessions in workshop mode, interactions with Successful Entrepreneurs, Experts, Brainstorming Sessions, Presentations, Panel Discussions, Simulation exercises and Role Plays.


The Graduate Certificate program in Entrepreneurship will be launched with a batch size of minimum 50 Students.


  • Well Nurtured Students with Entrepreneurial Approach
  • Developing Entrepreneurial Managers
  • Promotion of Students as Entrepreneurs
  • Asset Creation and Employment Generation


The inputs of the program will have all the information that is necessary for one to start a new venture which are as follows:

  • Entrepreneur Competency Development and Entrepreneurship Process
  • Idea Labs: Potential Business Opportunities, Inputs on Innovative Businesses Technology Based / Non Technology based, Ecommerce / Aggregator based businesses
  • Inputs on Market Research, Feasibility Study and Selecting a Business Idea
  • Business Plan Preparation in the presence of the Panel comprising of Bankers, Angel Investors and EDI Representative
  • Information about Supporting Agencies, formalities and procedures to avail the benefits
  • Inputs on Small Business Management post launching of Business: Marketing Management: Different Methodologies of Marketing & Promotion with special emphasis on Digital Marketing.
  • Design thinking workshop handled by certified, internationally trained facilitators.
  • Entrepreneurship simulations


Certification of the students will be based on Evaluation of the students with objective type test along with the submission of Business Plan. Students will earn a Graduate Certificate on Entrepreneurship from EDII in addition to certification from IFIM on successful completion of the program.


Institute of Finance and International Management (IFIM) has always been a front runner for quality education in India. IFIM’s vision is to nurture holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals. IFIM Institutions established in 1995 and founded by Dalal Street Investment Journal publishers DSIJ Group and promoted by Center for Developmental Education (CDE). IFIM is equipped with state-of-art infrastructure and exceptional study resources. IFIM Institutions offer Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses through its IFIM Business School, IFIM College, IFIM Institute of Social Sciences, IFIM Law School and IFIM Centre for Distance Learning. The Group of institutions is highly supported by committed and qualified faculty with rich experience in industry, research and consulting. Besides, veterans and inspiring corporate professionals compliment the courses furthermore through their guest lectures.


Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) is an Apex level national institute started in 1983. EDII believes that “Entrepreneur need not be born but can be developed.” With this belief, EDI has been the spearhead of Entrepreneurship Development in India through Education, Training and Research in Entrepreneurship. EDII has been developing Entrepreneurship among various target groups such as Rural Youth, Rural Women, Urban Youth and Women, college students, employees, and at the same time, have been developing Trainers and Motivators in Entrepreneurship among the college faculties, NGO Personnel and Government Officers. Being a proud associate of UN-ESCAP, through which EDII has been actively assisting the countries of South East Asia, Africa, Arab and South America to develop Entrepreneurship. EDII was present in 120 nations to promote Entrepreneurship globally.


List price Early bird Early Registration
By June 30th By July 15th
For Professional/corporate sponsors Rs. 30,000 Rs. 24,000 Rs. 27,500
For all student candidates Rs. 25,000 Rs. 20,000 Rs. 22,000
Discounted for IFIM students Rs. 20,000 Rs. 15,000 Rs. 18,000

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