About Us

ITEC provides training and technical cooperation to 160 partner countries in the Global South & offers more than 10000 scholarship slots annually to various countries across the planet.The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme was launched on 15th September, 1964 as a bilateral programme of assistance of the Government of India. It is the flagship programme of the Indian Goverment's technical cooperation effort, not only because of its wide geographical coverage but also for innovative forms of technical cooperation

The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development is a premier organization of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, engaged in training, consultancy, research, etc. in order to promote entrepreneurship and Skill Development. The major activities of the Institute include Training of Trainers, Management Development Programmes, Entrepreneurship-cum-Skill Development Programmes, Entrepreneurship Development Programmes and Cluster Intervention.

NIESBUD conducts 5 to 8-weeks’ training programmes under the Fellowship of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India for the participants from different countries. The Institute generally organizes 14-15 such training programmes in physical mode at NIESBUD Campus involving training of 250 participants every year.

ITEC Courses Organised till date

International Participants Trained till date

Training Programmes generally organized every year through physical mode

International Participants usually trained every year

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ITEC Participant being facilitated by Bank Official during Exposure Visit to National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

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Valedictory Function of International Training Program sponsored by ITEC

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Participants of International Training Programme during Field Visit to Organic Farming Unit

Courses Offered

S.No. Name of the Courses Qualification Required Duration(Weeks) Aims & Objectives of Course
1 Human Resource Development and Entrepreneurship Education Training (HRD-EE)
  • A Level or Equivalent
  • Adequate knowledge of English is necessary for Effective Participation
8 weeks
  • To understand the process of Human Resource Development and its relationship with entrepreneurship
  • Become effective manager for leading a venture
  • Optimize entrepreneurial & management skills
  • Developing capacity and ability for creating and managing venture/organizations
2 Project Management Training & Certification (PMTC)
  • A Level or Equivalent
  • Adequate knowledge of English is necessary for Effective Participation
6 weeks
  • To build the capabilities of trainers/promoters to develop a systematic approach to managing and controlling projects through innovative concepts.
  • How to increase profitability & optimize opportunity across project
  • Latest tools and techniques for efficient Project Management
3 Women and Enterprise Development (WED) – A Trainers /Promoters Programme
  • A Level or Equivalent
  • Adequate knowledge of English is necessary for Effective Participation
8 weeks
  • Understand the Process of Women Empowerment through Entrepreneurship Development
  • To deal with gender related issues & improve gender sensitization effectively
  • To Acquire ability and capabilities of deciding about new venture opportunities, planning, organizing and successfully managing the Small Business/Enterprise
4 Innovative Leadership for Organization Growth and Excellence (ILOGE)
  • A Level or Equivalent
  • Adequate knowledge of English is necessary for Effective Participation
8 weeks
  • To Develop the insight and skills for innovative leadership & entrepreneurship
  • To Understand Leadership as a powerful tool to lead and manage ‘Change’
  • To Build a culture of TEAM work and collective responsibility within the organization
  • To Build capacity for developing innovative/entrepreneurial leaders for organization growth & excellence
5 Entrepreneurship for Small Business Trainers/Promoters (ESB-TP)
  • A Level or Equivalent
  • Adequate knowledge of English is necessary for Effective Participation
8 weeks
  • To Develop appreciation of the entrepreneurship development process;
  • To Learn designing and conducting of entrepreneurial motivation training to prospective entrepreneurs;
  • To Acquire skills of identification of potential entrepreneurs and use appropriate selection techniques/tools for locating potential entrepreneurs;
  • To understand the dynamics of enterprise launching; covering the ability of scanning opportunity, project formulation and appraisal and mobilizing resources.
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Women and Youth Entrepreneurshipo in Water Supply and Sanitation Development(WYEWSS)
  • A Level or Equivalent
  • Adequate knowledge of English is necessary for Effective Participation
5 weeks
  • To understand technical, social and economic viability of women and young entrepreneurs in the water sector development
  • To develop skills in mobilizing and organizing women and youth in recognition as agents for social change
  • To achieve the sustainability of water and sanitation service and create favorable condition for scale up involvement of Micro Enterprises in water, sanitation and hygiene development

Due to COVID-19 pandemic the institute has organised international training programmes through online mode during Financial Year 2020 – 21 and 2021 – 22 under the sponsorship of ITEC.

International Training Programmes organized in 2021 – 22

S.No. Name of Training Programme Date No. of Participants Programme Details
1 Online Training Programme for Trainers /Promoters on Women and Enterprise Development (WED) 9 August – 20 August 2021 28
2 Online Training Programme on Entrepreneurship for Small Business Trainers/Promoters (ESB-TP) 20 September – 1 October 2021 19
3 Online Training Programme on Entrepreneurship for Small Business Trainers/Promoters (ESB-TP) 22 November – 3 December 2021 19

International Training Programmes organized in 2020 – 21

S.No. Name of Training Programme Date No. of Participants Programme Details
1 Online Training Programme on Entrepreneurship for Small Business Trainers/Promoters (ESB-TP) 15 March – 26 March 2021 57

Testimonial

Should I have the opportunity to participate in an ITEC programme again, I will definitely jump right in! Today, I know I will go back to work after lockdown and be a very different person at work. This is what the ITEC Programme does...makes you AGILE!


Ms Anjela Devi Ramdewor

Country: Mauritius

I send my most thanks to the government of India especially ministry of external affairs for their great efforts to help and cooperate with our countries. This has more than met my expectations a wonderfully practical course - both personally and professionally.


Mr Tareq Mekhalfia

Country: Algeria

Assistance during the program: Niesbud staff and supervisors were very helpful and friendly through all the course.


Ms Manal Aljabr

Country: Syria

I am thankful to the Indian high commission, BD, ITEC, and NIESBud to give me such an opportunity and will be glad if I can participate in such programs in the future too.


Mr Partho Sarker

Country: Bangladesh

The biggest assistance came from the quality of the program, serenity of the teaching environment, the teaching facilities and other logistic provided by the institute NIESBUD.


Mr Sadiq Mahmud Usman

Country: Nigeria

NIESBUD staff has been working hard to ensure the program happens in great conditions and the logistics were great for us to make sure to have a good stay during the program and attend the courses in the best conditions possible.


Ms Khazaz Loubna

Country : Morocco

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