Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) for Financial assistance, library books, laptop


Ministry Of Science & Technology


They act as an institutional mechanism for providing various services including information on all aspects of enterprise building to potential S&T entrepreneurs. Also, they create an entrepreneurial culture, promote objectives of NSTEDB and programmes related to women & weaker sections. They foster better linkages between parent institution, industries, R&D institutions, NGOs and other related organisations of the region engaged in the promotion of MSMEs.

Sponsored By

Central Government of India


The prime goal of this scheme is to provide information and services related to enterprise building for potential S&T entrepreneurs


University/deemed university or a premier institute/college offering engineering, technology, science & management courses for the past 5 years



Financial assistance to the institution selected for establishment of ED cells, for meeting recurring expenditure (Manpower cost, travel, training and contingencies, etc.) of the EDC, for up to five full operational years. However, financial assistance would be in project mode on a year-to-year basis, based on successful implementation of EDC project.

NSTEDB also provides limited one-time non-recurring financial assistance, up to a maximum of Rs.7 lakh required for the purchase of PC with printer, UPS, library books, journals, laptop, photocopier, multimedia projector, office communication equipment like fax and scanner.

How To Apply

A Udyami Helpline: Dial 1800-180-6763 [Toll Free Number] for queries relating to this Schemes.

Contact to the Ministry




Science & Technology

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