The school of Entrepreneurship and Extension is one of the crucial and premier wings of ni-msme. The main focus of the school is on training the Industrial Promotion Officers and Extension Officers on the entire gamut of entrepreneurship development. The greatest achievement of the school is the world famous Kakinada Experiment on Achievement Motivation conducted under the guidance of Prof. McClelland from Harvard University. The school also has the credit of developing SIET Integrated Model on entrepreneurship development which was used to train thousands of potential entrepreneurs from almost all states of India. Another noted achievement of the school is sensitivity training (laboratory for executive development.)

Currently the school activities include training of trainers in entrepreneurship development, curriculum development, skill development programmes, women entrepreneurship, counseling, motivating and retraining the voluntarily retired employees of State and Central PSUs and research projects. At the international level, the school takes up consultancy projects on setting up Entrepreneurship Development Institutes. It also organizes programmes on training Methods and Skills for Managers, Empowerment of Women through Enterprises and Capacity Building programmes for NGOs and Government personnel.

Besides imparting training on Entrepreneurship Development, the school acts as a nodal agency in implementing Rajiv Gandhi Udhyami Mitra Yojana (RGUMY) scheme of the Ministry of MSME for providing handholding support to prospective entrepreneurs.

Core Competencies

  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Training of trainers in Entrepreneurship Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Training Techniques
  • Women Empowerment
  • Retraining and Rehabilitation of VR employees
  • Evaluation of Government Programmes and Schemes on Entrepreneurship Development
Centre for Entrepreneurship and Industrial Extension

The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Industrial extension main objective is to develop the entrepreneurial competencies and skill development through intensive training on Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs), training of trainers in entrepreneurship development, faculty development programmes and national and international seminars/workshops/Conferences on various themes related to Entrepreneurship Development.

Centre for Consultancy and Counselling (C-CC)

C-CC is a premier centre for meeting the consultancy needs of the promotional /developmental agencies/entrepreneurs - a one - stop shop for, technical and management, consultancy needs of small and medium sized enterprises.

The main objective of this Centre is to provide guidance and assistance in project formulation, appraisal, capacity building, implementation, etc., and to provide end-to-end services. The Centre also extends technology related services, project ideas, turnkey solutions, also to improve project exports. It also focuses on Project formulation and appraisal, Transfer of technologies, Techno managerial counselling, and End-to-end services for SMEs.

The thrust areas of the center are industrial & technical consultancy services for the SME sector, Industry specific studies on technology and market potential, Package of consultancy services to identify the KEY RESULT AREAS (KRA) and exploring possible avenues for improvement; solutions to the existing MSMEs for improving their operational effectiveness and diagnostic studies.

Women Studies Cell (WSC)

The Women Studies Cell's serves as a platform for exchange of ideas and for sharing experience on various issues concerning women. The Cell undertakes campaigns to create awareness about the need for promoting entrepreneurship among women The Cell also thrived to create a network for information exchange between individuals, institutions (Government and Non-Government) and associations in related areas. The cell also takes up motivating and counseling potential entrepreneurs and those already in business to make them more self-reliant, successful and fulfilled.

Employee Assistance Cell (EAC)

EAC was established in the year 1998 for implementation of National Renewal funds Scheme and was recognized by Department of Public Enterprises as a Nodal Agency for implementation of Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment of VR employees of CPSUs. 

The main objective of EAC is to rehabilitate the voluntarily retired employees in self-employment and wage employment through counseling, motivation, retraining and follow up services.

The EAC retrained more than 15,000 rationalised employees of private organizations, State and Central PSUs.


  • Sensitization of VR employees on self-employment and wage employment opportunities
  • Retraining and re-deployment of VR employees