March 2015 Bulletin - National Institute for Micro, Small and medium

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An in-house monthly magazine published from National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ni-msme)
(An Organisation of the Ministr y of MSME, Govt. of India)
Phase-IV Internationals Conclude
All things that get started will eventually reach the end point. What truly counts is how well and gainfully the interval has been
used. The fragrance of the gains and the sweetness of the memories will ever be lingering with all who were involved with that
space. And their human relations base would have expanded along with the knowledge base.
formal valedictory function of the Institute’s international training programmes of phase-IV was held on 12th March
2015. The phase had a set of six programmes sponsored by MEA: five under ITEC, and one special programme under TCS
Co Plan. About 124 delegates from 41 countries attended the function. The ITEC programmes were of eight weeks duration,
and the special programme was of two weeks (24 February-14 March 2015).
Mr. Kumar Tuhin, IFS, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. In his
valedictory address he congratulated ni-msme successfully conducting the programmes and appreciated the expertise. He
said that MEA is always ready to facilitate the foreign delegates to attend need based training programmes, and they should go
through the ITEC/MEA website regularly and enroll themselves by taking note of updates as ITEC/MEA is now revising. The
filing of application is online, hence they should closely follow the guidelines. He said that ITEC has centres in countries like
Afghanistan to enable sharing of Indian experience through country specific programmes. He wished all the delegates bon
voyage and happy reunion with their families.
Mr. M. Chandrasekhar Reddy, Director General, speaking on the occasion, said that participants of this phase had contributed a
great deal to the success of these programmes. He said, the celebration of Mother Language Day by them was a memorable
experience. Appreciating their enthusiasm, he wished all of them success in their endeavours and asked them to be in touch
with ni-msme. He specially thanked Mr. Kumar Tuhin for his gracious acceptance of the invitation and attending the function.
Inside ....
4Workshop on Make in India... 4Seminar on Design Awareness 4Talent Melas 4Training in IPR
4Workshop on Industrial Waste Management 4Workshop on International Collaboration & Facilities
and more...
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March 2015
Workshop on Make in India - Role of MSMEs
orld Trade Centre-Bhubaneswar had organised a workshop on Make in India – Role of MSMEs at Bhubaneswar on 23rd
March 2015. ni-msme was associated with the event by way of coordinating various MSME agencies in Odisha.
Mr. Madhav Lal, IAS, Secretary (MSME) to Government of India was the chief guest at the iaugural session. Addressing the
assemblage he said that Make in India initiative will be successful if the rural economies are made dynamic by integrating the
capabilities of rural industries. He stressed on the role of local institutions and other verticals such as industry associations and
chambers of commerce in channellising MSME activities in rural areas. The Government of India has introduced a system of
accreditation and benchmarking of associations in terms of quality standards, which would help align the government schemes
with the mandates of local associations. Collective action is needed at the cluster level as well as at state and national levels.
Specific interventions are called for wherever there are market failures and the government has to play a greater role in
addressing the concerns of the MSME sector.
Mr. Gokul Chandra Pati, Chief Secretary and Chief Development Commissioner, Govt. of Odisha; Mr.Ravindra Nath, CMD of NSIC;
Mr. Panchanan Das, Secretary-MSME, Govt. of Odisha; Mr. Arup Dasgupta, Deputy General Manager, SBI, Bhubaneswar Zone also
spoke on the occasion. Earlier, Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, WTC-Bhubaneswar, welcomed the dignitaries and delegates. The
workshop concluded with Ms. Rupa Naik, Director, WTC-Mumbai proposing the vote of thanks. Representatives from industrial
bodies, and trade and business organisations stakeholders attended the event.
Governing Council Meets
he 8th Meeting of Governing Council and 7th AGM of ni-msme were held at Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi on 25th March 2015.
Mr. Kalraj Mishra, Hon’ble Minister of MSME and Chairman of Governing Council; Mr. Madhav Lal, IAS, Secretary (MSME) to
Govt. of India & Vice Chairman; Dr. Bharathi S. Sihag, IAS, Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser; Mr. Surendra Nath Tripathi,
IAS, Jt. Secretary (MSME) to Govt. of India; Mr. B.H. Anil Kumar, IAS, Jt. Secretary (A&RI) to Govt. of India; Mr. Jiji Mammen, Chief
General Manager, Rural Non-Farm Sector, NABARD, Hyderabad; Mr. J.P. Satyanarayana, DGM, Andhra Bank, New Delhi;
Mr. Surendra Srivastav, DGM, SIDBI, New Delhi; Mr. Hemant Mehtani, President, AIMP, Indore; Mr. Muthusami, President,
TNSTIA, Chennai; Dr. K.V. Gowri, MD, BASIX Micro Finance, Livelihood Institute, Hyderabad; and Mr. M. Chandrasekhar Reddy,
Director General, ni-msme attended the meeting. Other officials present were: Mr. Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, IAS, PS to Union
Minister of MSME; Mr. A.K.Chaube, Dy. Secretary (MSME) to Govt. of India; Dr. G.P. Vallabh Reddy, CAO and Mr. Y. Suryachandra
Rao, Consultant (Accounts) of ni-msme. Mr. Amarendra Sinha, Special Secretary & Development Commissioner, Ministry of
MSME; Mr. Ravindranath, CMD, NSIC; Dr. Dinesh Awasthi, Director, EDI, Ahmedabad; Mr. Mohammed Suleman, IAS, Principal
Secretary, Deptt. of Commerce, Industries and Employment, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh; Mr. Rana Kapoor, President, ASSOCHAM,
New Delhi; and Miss Kapilaben Vankar, President, SEWA, Ahmedabad, who were pre-occupied with other official commitments,
were granted leave of absence. At the outset, Mr. Chandrasekhar Reddy welcomed the Chairman of the GC, and the ViceChairman and members of the Governing Council. With the permission of the Chair, the Director General gave power-point
presentation on the performance of the Institute during the financial year, focusing on the achievement of targets in
programmes, talent melas, publications, e-modules, preparation of study material for various trades, and new infrastructure at
the campus.
Later, the Agenda items were presented by the DG. The Governing Council discussed each item in detail and took decisions as
indicated under each item.
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March 2015
From the
Director General’s
General Budget and MSMEs
March is the month of Budget talk. Like everybody else, micro and small enterprises too look forward
to it for magic-touch solutions to their many small difficulties. This column highlights some of the new
and important provisions of Budget 2015-16.
The current Budget, backed by the Government focus on ‘Make in India,’ has formulated a new initiative
to ensure smooth flow of timely and cost effective funds. This initiative is the setting up of the MUDRA
(Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) Bank with a corpus of Rs. 20,000 crore, and a credit
guarantee fund of Rs. 3,000 crore to address the issue of working capital shortfall. The MUDRA bank
would be responsible for regulating and refinancing all micro finance institutions which are in the
business of lending to micro/small enterprises, and would be based on the theme of ‘funding the
unfunded’. The Bank is scheduled to be launched by the Prime Minister in the national capital on 8th
April, along with Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana. Mainly intended to help the bottom-of-the-pyramid
hard-working entrepreneurs who find it difficult to access formal credit, the MUDRA Bank will greatly
increase the confidence of young, educated or skilled workers and motivate them to become first
generation entrepreneurs. It will also help the existing small businesses to expand their activities.
Skills and technology are another major crux for MSEs. They will be able to give their best to the
country’s economic growth only when these difficulties are smoothed out. The allocation of Rs. 1,500
crore to National Skill Mission for skill development is a step towards ensuring ‘Skill India’. Coupled
with this, the provision of Rs. 1,000 crore to promote start-ups by helping the entrepreneurs convert
their innovative ideas into viable enterprises comes as a silver cloud to aspiring entrepreneurs, and
holds enormous potential for bridging the employment gap. The number of job creators is expected to
rise noticeably, contributing to the aim of India evolving as a global power and a manufacturing hub of
the world.
Another important feature is the creation of an electronic Trade Receivables Discounting System
(TReDS) financing of trade receivables of MSMEs from their buyers, through multiple financiers.
Mostly, the working capital requirement of MSMEs originates from the long receivables realisation
cycles. The establishment of TReDS should improve the liquidity of MSMEs noticeably, and minimse
their working capital difficulties. The proposed comprehensive Bankruptcy Code will meet global
standards and provide necessary judicial capacity for the sick MSMEs to make a smooth exit. It will
also create a healthy economic atmosphere and spark enthusiasm in entrepreneurship.
The establishing of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), an innovation promotion platform involving
academics, entrepreneurs, and researchers, drawing upon national and international experiences,
will foster a culture of innovation, R&D and scientific research in India. With an initial sum of Rs. 150
crore, it is expected to promote a network of world-class innovation hubs for India.
India has a world-class IT industry worth about US$ 150 billion, over US$ 100 billion of exports,
employing nearly 40 lakh people directly. Experimenting in cutting edge technologies, creating value
out of ideas and converting them into scalable enterprises is at the core of the strategy for inclusive
and sustainable growth. A more liberal system of raising global capital, incubation facilities in the
centres of excellence, funding for seed capital and growth, and ease of doing business are issues that
need to be addressed to make the sector vibrant. The proposed mechanism of SETU (SelfEmployment and Talent Utilisation), with Rs. 1,000 crore initial funding, will be a techno-financial,
incubation and facilitation programme to support all aspects of start-up businesses and selfemployment activities, particularly in technology-driven areas.
The proposed legislation to replace multiple prior permissions with a pre-existing regulatory
mechanism will considerably ease the procedural drudgery. This measure, including the e-Biz portal
integrating 14 regulatory permissions at one source, will help make India an investment destination
that permits the start of a business in accordance with publicly stated guidelines and criteria, in turn
leading to large scale employment generation.
The proposal to exempt services by common effluent treatment plants from service tax and the
extension for one more year of concessions in customs and excise duties on specified parts for
manufacture of electrically operated vehicles and hybrid vehicles will ensure that MSMEs will
conform to environment-friendly practices.
These are some of the Budget provisions that are conducive to enterprise start-up. Hopefully, the
MSMEs will make best use of the provisions and the youth of the country will incline towards selfenterprise. ni-msme is ever ready to help them in the process.
M. Chandrasekhar Reddy
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School of Enterprise Development (SED)
Workshop on Industrial Waste Management
n association with the Department of Scientific and
Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science &
Technology, ni-msme had conducted a 2-day
workshop on Industrial Waste Management in SME
Sector during 12-13 March 2015, under the scheme of
Access to Knowledge for Technology Development
and Dissemination (A2K+) programme.
Dr. Ramesh Golla, Scientist-C of DSIR, New Delhi was
the chief guest of both the inaugural function and the
valedictory session. In his address he had presented a
review of DSIR activities and outlined the features and
purpose of A2K+ scheme. Later, he had also delivered
the keynote address.
Earlier, Mr. J. Koteswara Rao, AFM (SED) and
Workshop Coordinator presented the objectives and
themes of the workshop. Dr. G.U.K. Rao, Director (SED) and Dr. N. Srilakshmi, Registrar, ni-msme, and Dr. N. Raveendhar, Senior
Environmental Scientist, Telangana State Pollution Control Board shared the inaugural platform.
Eminent personalities in the field of industrial waste management were the resource persons. They included Dr. N. Raveendhar
of TSPCB; Dr. V. Hima Bindu, Associate Professor, Centre for Environment, Institute of Science & Technology, JNTUH;
Dr. K. Srinivas, Head &Technical, Ramky Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad; Dr. T.B. Pathrudu, Assistant Professor, Dept. of
Chemistry, Gitam University-Hyderabad; Dr. S.S. Asadi, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, K.L. University,
Vijayawada and others. During the theme sessions, Mr. Koteswara Rao made a presentation highlighting the importance of
waste treatment, cleaner technologies and addressed various aspects of waste management.
Industrial waste is dangerous or potentially harmful to human health as well as to environment. The environmentally
hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, contained gases, or sludge. They can be the by-products of manufacturing processes or
simply discarded commercial products, like cleaning fluids or pesticides.
For abatement of specific industrial emissions, various stakeholders including industry, municipal and regulatory authorities
working together would further strengthen the implementation of control strategies in these sectors. This is because of lack of
awareness among the pollution causing industries regarding the use treatment and disposal equipments, methods, etc.
The workshop concluded with a formal vote of thanks proposed by the workshop coordinator. Dr. Srilakshmi, Registrar of
ni-msme presided over the valedictory function, in which Prof. P. Udaya Shanker, Director, SEM; and Dr. G.U.K. Rao were present.
Entrepreneurship Development Programme for SC, ST and North-East
he SED of ni-msme had organised EDPs in various trades for the benefit of SC/ST and the youth of the North- East. In all,
525 young people from 5 states - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Assam and Meghalaya - were trained during
2014-15, from December 2014 onwards. The programmes were sponsored by Rajeev Gandhi National Institute for Youth
Development, (RGNIYD), Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu under the initiative of the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.
Dr. G.U.K. Rao, Director, SED and Mr. Vivek Kumar, also of SED coordinated the programmes.
The primary objective of the EDPs was to empower youth of the states by building their competencies so as to make them
employable, or equip them with skills that would enable them to go for self- employment.
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The beneficiaries were identified in association with
various development agencies and local NGOs.
Mobilisation of participants was done by various
methods like distribution of brochures, discussion with
local leaders, representatives of local NGOs and press
The trades in each state were chosen on the basis of the
preference of the trainees. The trades featured were:
Fashion designing, Electrician course, Beautician
course, DTP, Computing skills, MS office, Web
designing, and Accounting skills. Efforts are now being
made to ensure placements for the trainees in their
respective trades.
The valedictory functions will take place in April at
respective places.
Seminar on Design Awareness
he SED of ni-msme had organised in association with the National Institute of Design (NID) a one-day seminar on Design
Awareness under the Design Clinic Scheme for MSMEs for the entrepreneurs of Cherlapally industrial area on 27th March
2015. The venue was Cherlapally Industries Association. A total of 37 entrepreneurs/MSME representatives had participated
in the seminar.
The aim of the seminar was mainly to create awareness on the Design Clinic Scheme and its various components, and facilitate
interaction with design experts to understand design methodology and how it would benefit their enterprise in its different
operational aspects.
At the outset, Mr. K. Surya Prakash Goud, Associate Faculty of ni-msme welcomed Mr. Aravind Patwari, Director, MSME-DI;
Mr. Sudhir Reddy, President, and Mr. Gopal Rao, Secretary of Cherlapally Industries Association; and Mr. Pratap Murthy, Project
Executive, NID. He highlighted the importance of design for product and packaging, and explained the objectives of the seminar.
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Mr. Sudhir Reddy thanked ni-msme for organising such useful programme for the benefit of Cherapally industries, and
suggested interacting at regular intervals. He assured full support of his association. Mr. Aravind Patwari enumerated
important schemes of the Ministry of MSME, particularly the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP)and
itscomponents, and cited some successful projects of the Design Clinic Scheme. Further he suggested identifying a group of
three units to implement the scheme.
Later, Mr. Srinivas Rao, Mr. Raghuraj and Mr. Pratap Murthy deliberated on the importance of design and how MSMEs can benefit
from the Design Clinic Scheme. The event concluded on a satisfactory note.
Basic Orientation Programme on MSE-CDP
one-week Basic Orientation
Programme on Management,
Monitoring and Implementation of
Micro and Small Enterprises
Cluster Development Programme
(MSE-CDP) was organised during
2-6 March 2015. Sponsored by the
Directorate of MSME, Government
of West Bengal, the training
programme was attended by 17
The input themes included
identification of potential clusters,
conducting cluster diagnosis,
preparation of Diagnostic Study
Report and Detailed Project
Report, strategic action plan,
implementation, monitoring and
evaluation with special focus on MSE-CDP, a flagship scheme of the Ministry of MSME in cluster development. As part of the
training, exposure visit was arranged to Pochampally Handloom Park where the participants had the opportunity to interact
with eminent cluster development professionals and get insights into practical situations.
Meet on Development of Gadwal Handloom Park
s part of preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for establishing a handloom park in Gadwal, Mahaboobnagar district
of Telangana, the ni-msme faculty had a discussion meet with experts and stakeholders on 25th March 2015, in Gadwal.
The Department of Handlooms & Textiles, Government of Telangana has assigned the task to ni-msme.
The team of experts included Mr. K. Suryaprakash Goud, Associate Faculty, ni-msme; Mr. Nitin. S. Desai, Chairman Cotton Fabric
Cluster Hathkanagle and Managing Director, Sardatla Textile Pvt. Ltd, Hathkanagle, Maharashtra; and Dr. M.L. Sukhdeve, former
CGM, NABARD and presently representing Wisecon Consultancy and Services Private Limited, Pune. They shared their
experiences in developing handloom clusters with cluster stakeholders. The discussions focused on critical problems of the
cluster particularly gaps in infrastructure, and expectations of master weavers and weavers. Mr. Suryaprakash narrated his
experience with Barabanki and Mubarakpur handloom clusters, innovations in Pochampally Handloom Park, and issues
concerning the development of clusters.
Mr. Nitin Desai described the interventions in Maharashtra handloom clusters and presented a model for the Park showing
infrastructure of weaving section, common facilities, processing section, and commercial area. Dr Sukhdeve stressed on the
need for cluster approach for development of handloom sector, role of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), and establishment and
management of common facilities.
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Study of PMEGP for KVIC
he SED of ni-msme had recently executed a study of 100% physical verification of PMEGP units financed by the KVIC in
Kerala State & Lakshawdeep, for KVIC. The study was completed in six months.
Mr.J.Koteswara Rao, Associate Faculty Member (SED) visited KVIC, Trivandrum on 5th March 2015 to submit the final report.
While there, he had interacted with Mrs. K.P. Lalitha Maney, State Director, KVIC; and Mr. R. Pradeep Kumar, Nodal Officer
(PMEGP) at KVIC, Trivandrum along with Mr. K.K. Muralidharan, Supervisor who had coordinated the study in Kerala and
Lakshawdeep respectively. Mr. Koteswara Rao expressed sincere thanks to all the officials who had extended support in
completing the project as per the schedule.
Mr. Koteswara Rao also thanked the Director General for reposing confidence in him to take up the study. He had appreciated
Director (SED) and Prof. N.R. Prasad Reddy for their support throughout the study period, and thanked them for their guidance.
He expressed thanks to Mr. Muralidharan for his smooth coordination effort.
Refresher Training on MSME
ponsored by the Directorate of
MSME, Govt. of West Bengal,
the SED of ni-msme had
organised a one-week refresher
t ra i n i n g o n M S M E fo r t h e
industries officials of West Bengal
during 16-20 March 2015.
Directed by Mr. N.R. Prasad Reddy
of SED, the programme was
attended by 20 officials from
various districts of West Bengal.
Dr. G.U.K. Rao, Director, SED
formally inaugurated the
workshop. Speaking on the
occasion, he highlighted the
necessity for being acquainted
with the latest industrial policies
of the state for their successful
implementation. He thanked the
Directorate of MSME of West Bengal for reposing faith in ni-msme expertise, and lauded their quick response to the emerging
Earlier, the programme director gave an overview of the programme structure and inputs, and outlined its main objectives.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. N. Srilakshmi, Registrar, ni-msme appreciated SED for organising such interventions, and gave a
review of the Institute’s activities. The topics addressed during the training period were: industrial policy, MSME policy of India
and of West Bengal, DC (MSME) schemes, entrepreneurship development, industrial infrastructure, personal effectiveness,
cluster development, export marketing, project appraisal, TQM and ISO standards, financial schemes of various organisations,
marketing and branding of MSMEs and intellectual property rights.
During the valedictory function on 20th March, some of the participants voiced their impressions of the programme. They
stated that they had not undergone this type of training ever since they had assumed charge of their respective offices.
Dr. Srilakshmi and Dr. G.U.K. Rao had distributed programme completion certificates to the participating officers. The
valedictory function concluded with vote of thanks by Mr. Vivek Kumar of SED.
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School of Entrepreneurship and Extension (SEE)
Training of Trainers in Entreprenurship Development
A 2-week programme of Training of Trainers in Entrepreneurship Development was conducted at the campus during 23
February - 7 March 2015. A total of 32 trainers had benefited from the programme inaugurated on 23rd February.
Dr. N. Srilakshmi, Registrar spoke about the contribution and legacy of ni-msme in entrepreneurship development. Dr. C. Rani
touched upon the development of first entrepreneurship model by ni-msme in collaboration with Prof. David McClelland of
Harvard University and the activities of the Institute in the five decades since.
Dr. Upendra Kumar Maurya, Programme Director, explained the objective and rationale behind Training of Trainers in
Entrepreneurship Development. He then enumerated the input content, which consisted of: entrepreneurial motivation
training laboratory, identification and selection of entrepreneurs, opportunity identification, MSME policy, role of DIC, financial
institutional support provided by the Government of India, issues and challenges faced in promoting entrepreneurship,
entrepreneurship development, skills in counselling required to train potential entrepreneurs and techniques of project report
preparation. Other areas of importance covered in the training programme were types of enterprises, strategies for marketing
and financial management, standardisation, IPR and quality management.
Prof. P. Udaya Shanker, Director-SEM had stated that the objective of the training of trainers is to identify the potentiality of the
entrepreneurs and guide them in right direction. Persons with technical skills need to be moulded to take up manufacturing
activities; possessors of marketing expertise should entrusted with the sale of products and rendering of services to clientele;
in case of managerial skills balancing the manpower and harnessing them are important. Financial experts handle the funds
and manage them effectively. The role of the trainer is to give proper direction to entrepreneurs.
The participants were taken on a day-long exposure visit. Experts and bankers were also invited to address the participants.
The programme concluded on 7th March. A formal valediction was held, during which experience sharing by participants was
followed by an inspiring address by Mr. M. Chandrasekhar Reddy, Director General. The Director General called on the
participants to be focused for developing professionally. The objective of training of trainers is to make the entrepreneurs
aware of the facilities available and give them proper direction. The success of the entrepreneurs will give us the boost and
satisfaction for the efforts that have been taken up by the trainers. Prof. Udaya Shanker and Dr. Maurya were also present during
the valedictory ceremony.
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ToT for Women Trainers-Motivators
he SEE of ni-msme had
organised a special 3-week
international programme on
Training of Trainers in
Entrepreneurship Development for
Women Trainers/Motivators during
24 February - 14 March 2015 at the
campus. About 15 executives from 8
different countries viz., Afghanistan,
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Malaysia,
Myanmar, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Sri
Lanka attended the programme.
The programme was designed to
enable the participants to
understand and appreciate the
complete range of activities in the
process of ED; develop skills in
designing and organising
entrepreneurial motivation
training; help them understand
gender issues in promoting entrepreneurship among women, perceive potential for start-up in food processing, tourism and
hospitality, fashion designing, etc.
ni-msme Faculty have handled the sessions. Guest speakers were invited to share their knowledge in specific subjects. As a
part of the programme, the participants taken to field visits were arranged to Rural Technology Park, NIRD; Crafts village,
Shilparamam and Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of Andhra Pradesh (ALEAP). Seeing is believing. Ancient Living, a natural
product manufacturing unit established by yet another woman was also visited. The visits reinforced the class-room theoretics
and gave practical exposure. A book exhibition was organised so that the participants could buy books related to their core
inputs which they can refer from time to time when they go back to their home countries..
The programme concluded on 14th March. All the delegates were awarded programme completion certificates. They expressed
full satisfaction with the design and inputs, and rated the programme as “Very Good”.
FDP for Engineering Colleges
ponsored by Department of Science and Technology,
Government of India, the SEE of ni-msme had conducted
a faculty development programme during 27 February-16
March 2015, at Bomma Institute of Engineering &
Technology, Khammam.
The main objective of the programme was to impart
knowledge on the concept, process and dynamics of
entrepreneurship and develop skills in project identification,
feasibility and entrepreneurial competencies, etc., so that the
participating faculty members can develop potential
entrepreneurs from among their students.
Mr. Bomma Nageswara Rao, Chairman, Bomma Institute of
Engineering & Technology inaugurated the programme.
Addressing the students, he explained the importance of the
programme and the scope of Entrepreneurship.
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Faculty Development Training
2-week Faculty Development Programme on Entrepreneurship Development (FDP-ED) was conducted at the campus of
Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science (KITS), Warangal during 23 February - 7 March 2015. Sponsored by the
Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, the programme was designed for the teaching staff of engineering, science
and technology colleges. A total of 21 faculty members from different colleges affiliated to Kakatiya University and JNTUHyderabad had participated in the training.
Ms. S. Glory Swarupa of SEE of ni-msme addressed sessions on Institutional Mechanism and Curriculum Planning. The sessions
were followed by avid discussion, clarification of doubts, exchange of information, during which the participants were provided
with details concerning supporting organisations and service providers.
A formal valediction was held on 7th March. Mr. Mohit Rangaraju, Director of Mech Moca (young entrepreneur and recipient of
angel funding) was the Guest of Honour. Prof. Seshagiri Rao, Principal presided over the function. Prof. R. Ravinder Rao, Dean
Academics; Dr. P. Srikanth, Coordinator-EDC and other faculty members of KITS had attended function.
Dr. Srikanth gave an overview of the programme and thanked ni-msme immensely for selecting KITS to conduct the training.
Dr. Seshagiri Rao opined that sky is the limit for enterprising activity, and He said that the FDP was a timely intervention and
KITS will try to do a good job. He inspired the students by narrating the importance of training by quoting instances from
Interaction with Mr. Mohit Rangaraju,
alumni of the Indian Institute of
Information Technology (IIIT),
Gwalior and Incubatee of IIM,
Ahmedabad, and the founder of Mech
Mocha a mobile application company
was highly motivating and inspiring.
Ms. Glory Swarupa highlighted the
achievements of ni-msme, the
objectives of the programme, the role
of DST and importance of
entrepreneurship. She suggested that
the faculty members motivate, mentor
and promote at least one student as
entrepreneur during their tenure.
Later completion certificates were
awarded to all the delegates.
Prof. Ramaiah, Head, EEE and Prof.
Raghotham Reddy, Head, ECE had
voiced their impressions about the
programme. The session on identification and selection of the entrepreneurs was found to be particularly useful because it gave
insights into inspiring and motivating the students. The session on schemes of MSME was found to be highly informative and
helpful. All the delegates had rated the programme as very good.
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The park, when operationalised, is expected to improve quality and productivity of the weavers, apart from enhancing their
socio-economic conditions and living standards. The discussions helped build trust among cluster stakeholders, particularly
the proposed SPV members and assess the requirement of physical infrastructure. Around 30 representatives from three
handloom societies, and 100 weavers had participated in the discussions. This was the second purposive meeting.
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Training of MEMPA Trainers
he SEE of ni-msme had conducted a programme of training
for MEMPA trainers, in two batches, during 16-19 March
2015. Sponsored by REEMAP, each batch had 20 participants.
Mr. Madhukar Babu, Executive Director, REEMAP inaugurated
the programme. In his address he stressed the importance of
trainers’ training and advised the participants to take full
advantage of the programme for improving their training skills.
He also said that good trainers are the best paid people and have
ample opportunities.
Earlier, Dr. C. Rani of SEE and programme director stated that
the programme aimed at increasing the effectiveness of trainers
by sensitising them to the need for change in their attitude,
knowledge and skills. Mrs. Geethasree, Programme Manager
said that REEMAP is making every effort to develop the best trainers to conduct skill development programmes.
Dr. Upendra Kumar Maurya of SEE, who coordinated the programme with Dr. Rani, observed that the proramme will be
conducted in two batches so that individual attention is possible.
The main objectives of the programme were to develop skills and impart knowledge to the trainee-trainers in communication,
work ethics and values, interpersonal relationship, customer relationship, team building, motivation and leadership. The
programme also focused on developing presentation skills of the participants.
Talent Melas
At Dharmapuri:
Dr. C. Rani of SEE had represented ni-msme at the Talent/Job
Mela organised by the IED on 25th March 2015 at Salem, Tamil
Mr. Mohanram, Director, IED, inaugurating the Mela, apprised the
gathering about the activities of their institute and the purpose of
conducting the Mela. Dr. Rani explained the Ministry’s mandate
on providing wage employment for the trained candidate. She
also advised them to take the offer even if the salary fell below
their expectation, and to work for the company recruiting them
for at least two years and gain experience.
Around 400 candidates trained by the IED had participated in the
Mela, while 12 companies conducted interviews. Around 70
candidates were selected and given joining orders on the same day, while 3 companies had stated that salary will be decided
after the second round of technical skill testing.
In Kerala:
A mega talent mela was organised at Municipal Town Hall, Kalamassery, Cochin, Kerala on 26 February 2015 by ni-msme, with
Vidyabharathi Group of Institutions, one of the partner institutions. Around 900 people registered for the opportunity event.
The candidates comprised of ESDP trainees (90%), Kudumbasree members and unemployed youth.
Mr.Mukesh, popular Malayalam film actor; Mr. Jamal Manakkadan, Municipal Chairman, Kalamassery Municipal Council; Mr.
N.A. Mohammed Kutty, Chief Patron, Vidyabharathi Group and Dr. Vinisha Bose, Head, Vidyabharathi CED were present during
the inauguration.
Woman entrepreneurs (Vidyabaharthi-trained) were given the opportunity to put a stall (free of cost) at the venue for
display/sale of their products. There were 20 stalls with variety of products.
A momento was presented to 48 candidates who have started up businesses after completing ESDP training.
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School of Enterprise Management (SEM)
Training in Management of IPR
one-week training programme on Management
of Intellectual Property Rights in India was
organised by the IPFC of ni-msme during 16-20
March 2015, sponsored by the Department of
Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of
Science and Technology, Govt. of India, under the
Access to Knowledge for Technology Development
and Dissemination (A2K+) programme.
The programme was formally inaugurated by Prof. P.
Udaya Shanker, Director, SEM on 16th March. A total
of 15 participants representing different
organisations, professions and public institutions had
attended the training.
Delivering the inaugural address, Prof. Udaya Shanker
pointed out that though MSMEs produce products
and offer services for themselves and for corporate
and multinational companies, they do not have identity. The Government of India has created IPFCs to spread the message and
ensure registration of their innovations and inventions. This will create value and eliminate competition. Further he said that
brand equity is the means to assess the value of the brand. Identifying the strategic business units and ascertain investment and
returns. Based on the markets, the unit may either continue or divest. In a knowledge-based economy, developing human
resources and offering their services to clients is the means of building intellectual property.
Earlier, Dr. N. Srilakshmi, Registrar & Head-IPFC welcomed the gathering and gave a review of ni-msme and IPFC activities. She
stressed the importance of institutionalising process management. She also narrated a few outstanding cases of entrepreneurs
who filed at IPFC.
Mrs. V. Swapna, Programme Director outlined the objectives and contents of the programme, which focus on different aspects of
IPR. Besides, the inclusion of detailed case studies provides an elaborate view of live situations. She assured that the training
will help the participants acquire the necessary skills to protect their innovations and creations and to use them for generating
wealth and employment opportunities, and for business development. The inaugural event was concluded with vote of thanks
by Mrs. Swapna.
A formal valediction was arranged on 20th March. Dr. Srilakshmi welcomed the gathering. The participants, sharing their
impressions about the training, said that it was useful and informative and provided a platform for exchanging views,
knowledge, skills and experience for strategising the IPR for enterprises.
Prof. Udaya Shanker appreciated the participants for their valuable feedback and commended their making use of IPFC services
for registering their innovations. He urged the participants to spread awareness about the importance of IPR and to protect
their creations and innovations to accelerate the growth of the enterprise.
The programme concluded with Mrs. Swapna proposing the vote of thanks. The participants had thought provoking
discussions after each presentation. They promised that they will disseminate the updates they shared here during various
sessions when they go back to their work places.
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Dr. Manoj Kumar Varma, Principal of the Bomma Institute, called on the participants to develop entrepreneurial skills,
innovative ideas and abilities during the course of training and become entrepreneur trainers. Dr. K. Abraham Lincoln,
Principal, Nalanda Institute of Mangement Sciences pointed out that it gave a good opportunity to learn about the inputs
required for starting an enterprise.
Mr. B. Satya Prasad, Vice Chairman, and Mr. G. Ramana Reddy, Associate Professor, Nalanda Institute of Engineering &
Technology were present during the inauguration.
Dr. C. Rani of SEE had coordinated the programme in which thirty faculty members of engineering colleges had participated.
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Workshop on International Collaboration & Facilities
one-day workshop on International
Collaboration & Facilities Set-up for
MSME Business, was organised by the SEM of
ni-msme on 13th March 2015. Sponsored by
the Consultancy Development Center (CDC),
New Delhi, it was attended by 25 participants
comprised of entrepreneurs, executives and
The themes of the technical sessions were:
Innovation and MSME policy, Creating
markets across the globe, Legal issues in
international collaboration, and Importance
of IPR for entrepreneurs. Faculty of ni-msme
and renowned visiting faculty with specific
expertise had addressed the sessions.
The programme explored ideas concerning obstacles faced by the entrepreneurs in imports and exports. It also focused on legal
issues that the Indian enterprises have been facing. The case studies and deliberations were illuminating. All the participants
had requested for further information and were thankful for the opportunity this platform provided. Prof. Jayakar Rao Gutty,
Faculty Member, SEM was the workshop director.
Discussion Meet on General Budget
he SEM of ni-msme had organised on 6th March 2015, a
discussion meet at the campus on the recently announced
General Budget, in collaboration with the Hyderabad Chapters
of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and the Institute of
Company Secretaries of India. The aim was to analytically
consider the provisions of the Budget. The subject of taxation
dominated the floor.
CMA S. Nagendra Kumar, Secretary, ICAI-HCCA welcomed
delegates and introduced the dignitaries. CA Sistla
Venkateswarlu, Director, Deloittee expatiating on direct taxes,
appreciated the various exemption provisions in personal
taxes as comforting and alleviating. CMA G. Natarajan,
Advocate gave an analysis of indirect taxes.
Extension of CENVAT time limit for availing credit, chit fund and lottery agents being liable to service tax, withdrawal of service
tax exemption for services provided to the government, local/governmental bodies by way of construction, erection,
commissioning, installation, completion, fitting out, repair, maintenance, renovation, or alteration were deliberated at length.
Reduction of corporate tax from the present 30% to 25% in the next 4 years, 15% investment allowance from April 2015 to
March 2020 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, raise of depreciation from 20% to 35%, Real Estate Investment Trust
(REIT) and INVIT have been acknowledged as positive steps.
Prof. P. Udaya Shanker, Director (SEM) observed that the Budget focuses on the Jan Dhan Yojana to enable access to banking thus
leading to business prospects. He pointed out various schemes that are available for promotion of micro, small and medium
enterprises and emphasised the importance of acquiring employable skills for the unemployed youth to get good placement or
to opt self- employment.
CS P.G. Issac Raj, Chairman, ICSI-Hyderabad Chapter discussed health insurance cover, while CMA A. Vijay Kiran, Vice-Chairman
and Chairman, Professional Development Committee of ICAI-HCCA stated that Swachh Bharat, Made in India and Make in India
are aimed at bringing about changes in the economy.
Prof. G. Jayakar Rao, Faculty Member, SEM, who coordinated the event, thanked all the officials and institutions for sharing their
thoughts and for their professional analysis. More than 150 participants representing professionals, entrepreneurs, etc., had
participated in the event.
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Earlier, Dr. N. Srilakshmi, Registrar, welcoming the distinguished guests and the house, outlined the Institute’s activities in
historical perspective. This was followed by the representatives of each programme voicing their impressions of the respective
prgrammes. They unanimously acknowledged that ni-msme training was highly instructive and the exposure visits were both
insightful and enjoyable. They thanked the MEA, the DG, the Registrar and the faculty and functionaries for their support and
understanding. Special gratitude was expressed to the Jt. Secretary, MEA, and Indian embassies in their countries for
sponsoring them to these programmes. Mr. Kumar Tuhin distributed programme completion certificates to all the delegates
and the phase came to end with Mr. P. Udaya shanker, Director, SEM proposing the vote of thanks. Cultural programmes were
presented by the participants in the evening.
Editorial Team
Editor: Mr. M. Chandrasekhar Reddy
Editorial Coordinator & Layout by: Ms. P. Anjali Prasanna
ni-msme, Yousufguda, Hyderabad - 500 045, India
Tel: 91-40-23608544, Fax : +91-40-23608547
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Date of Publication : 20 April 2015
Visitors’ Gallery
s.Devika Chakarborty, Programme
Coordinator of GIZ, New Delhi and
Ms. Susanna Albrecht, Human Capacity
Development (HCD) advisor representing
K a t h m a n d u - N e p a l a n d S A A RC t ra d e
promotion network office called on Director
General Mr. M. Chandrasekhar Reddy on
27 March 2015. They had an interactive meet
in which Directors of all the Schools, the
Re g i s t ra r a n d fa c u l t y m e m b e r s h a d
The Director General recalled his long
associating with GIZ vis-à-vis the cluster
programme and mentioned that joint
initiatives with GIZ are always welcome.
Earlier, the Registrar and Head-IPFC welcomed
the guests and presented a review of ni-msme
activities. The directors of schools and faculty members spoke about their respective areas of expertise and the kind of
programmes/projects they would be able to undertake.
Ms. Devika stated that they will be in contact for further initiatives. Ms. Susanna expressed happiness at the visit to ni-msme
and said that she will explore possibilities of networking with various organisations of Nepal. Both the officials made a tour of
the campus escorted by the Registrar.
rs . S a ra A rko , P ro j e c t
Manager, International
Centre for Promotion of
Enterprises (ICPE); and
Mrs. Mateja Jeder, Director of ICPE
and Expert in Distance Education
from Slovenia visited the Director
General on 5th March 2015. All the
faculty members were present.
Dr. G.U.K. Rao, Director, SED
coordinated the meeting.
Toll - Free Udyami Helpline
In a communique M/o MSME informed about the Udyami Helpline
(a call centre for MSMEs) set up since 21 Aug 2010 Accessible on a national
toll-free number 1800-180-6763 on all days from 6 AM to 10 PM.
Printed, published and edited by Mr. M.Chandrasekhar Reddy, Director General on behalf of National Institute for
Mirco, Small and Medium Enterprises (ni-msme) (An Organisation of the Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India).
Published from ni-msme, Yousufguda, Hyderabad 500 045 and printed at A.S. Graphics, 7-1-282/C/10, Beside
Yellamma Temple, Balkampet, Hyderabad 500 038.