ni-msme Genesis

General Information:


The training approach and tools deployed are typically interactive, designed to facilitate participative learning. Discipline-specific theme papers as background material set the tone for introspective learning. Lecture-cum-discussions and case studies form major tools, Inclusion of field study visits and in-plant studies in the curriculum ensures an appropriate mix of theory with practice. Renowned subject experts and experiences field level functionaries form the core resource faculty.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English. Adequate knowledge of English is necessary for effective participation in the programme.

Field Visits and Study Tour

Participants will be taken on field visits, and study tour for about ten days to various organisation both within and outside Hyderabad.

Material for Exchange of Information

For effective and purposeful contribution to discussions among the participating coutries, each participant is required to bring with him/her the following information / items applicable to his/her

  • Basic data about policies, programmes and status of MSMEs

  • Information about the support institution / Organisation/agencies for promoting MSME sector

  • National Flags (one in smaller size for desk top use and the other in normal size)

  • Participants are also advised to bring with them national costumes, audio visuals and materials which they wish to share with their fellow participants during seminars, cultural evenings, and other social occasions

Participants Assignment

Each participant is required to submit a report on a broad aspect of MSME promotion and to indicate as to how the knowledge acquired would be utilised in his/her back home situation.


Each participant will be given a certificate on successful completion of the programme with satisfactory record of attendance and performance.


The programmes will be organised at ni-msme campus, which is 35 km away from the Hyderabad International Airport (Shamshabad). Hyderabad city is well connected by rail, road and air with all metro cities of India.

The Institute is located near yousufguda Police Check-Post in the west of Hyderabad city. Participants will be received at the airport if a request is made in advance indicating confirmed arrival timings.


Hyderabad city is situated in the Deccan Plateau and has varied climate conditions. December and January are cold with night temperature of 10C. During July-December the maximum temperature ranges from 20C to 30C and during February and March the maximum temperature varies between 25C and 31C.

How to Apply for ITEC/SCAAP/TCS Co Plan

ni-msme by itself does not fund participation in any of the international programme. The assistance offered through Govt. of India Fellowships is made available under ITEC/SCAAP/TCS Co Plan and AARDO, by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.

  • Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)

  • Special Commonwealth Assistance for Africa Programme (SCAAP)

  • Technical Cooperation Scheme of Colombo Plan (TCS Co Plan)

  • Afro-Asian Rural Development Organisation (ARDO)

Details regarding fellowship awards are available with the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt.of India. The intending applications or their organisations may contact the High Commission / Embassy of India accredited to the country. Interested officials should apply in the prescribed form (duly available with the respective Indian Missions or at the website of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India - for download and use), through their Ministries/Departments, who will recommend the application to the Indian High Commission or the Embassy Resident in the country.


Employees and officials of the Government departments, public sector enterprises, banks and other financial institutions, NGO's promoting enterprises are eligible to apply for scholarship under ITEC/ SCAAP and TCS Co Plan.

Upon selection, the details of the scholarship may be ascertained from the Indian Embassies and High Commissions authorities.

Nominees, who cannot be accommodated due to limited number of available Government of India fellowships, maya also participate in the training programmes as self-financing sponsored by their organisations or assisted through, international fellowships. In these cases they may contact the Registrar, ni-msme, Yousufguda,

Hyderabad - 500 045 (India) or, for further particulars

Fellowship details

The scholarship covers the to and fro international airfare, tuition fee, accommodation, medical and health care and out of pocket expenses after deducting Rs300/- per day towards boarding charges at ni-msme from the Living Allowance of Rs 25000/- per month paid by the Govt.of India. Thus the net amount entitled by the nominee would be around Rs 16000/- per month as out of pocket allowance. As the fellowship under Govt. of India may not suffice to meet the expenses on special dietary needs, shopping, etc., nominees are advised to bring extra foreign exchange.

More details regarding entitlement of allowances under ITEC/SCAAP/TCS Co Plan can be had from the respective Indian Missions in their countries.

The sponsoring Governments are required to pay to their nominee’s supplementary allowance to meet personal expenses during training as per their respective levels and practices.

The fellowships of the Government of India do not provide for reimbursement of any expenses incurred in transit for joining the Institute and while leaving. The sponsoring government may also have to pay to meet the transit expenses, etc, that will be incurred by the nominee.


Participants are advised to carry private funds to cover expenses for contingencies and enforced halts, long distance telephone calls , sightseeing, etc. The Government of India fellowship by its nature does not cover such contingencies.

Visa and other particulars

Before coming to India the participants should obtain a valid visa for the period of the programmes from the Indian Mission. Immediately after the completion of the programmes, the participants are required to go back to their own countries and cannot travel to any other destination. No excess baggage coupons/vouchers will be given under the fellowship or by ni-msme.


The Government of India with ni-msme will select the participants from the applications received. After the selection has been made, the same would be communicated by fax/e-mail to the Indian Mission concerned, who will confirm the candidate's agreement by return fax/e-mail.


Arrangements for proper Guest Room/ hotel accomodation (on twin sharing basis) will be made by ni- msme.

Guidelines (Dos and Dont's) to the participants

  • •The following information is meant for participants undergoing training at ni-msme to help/ facilitates smooth functioning of the training.

  • The participants are requested to follow the rules and regulations of the Institute.

  • Participants are expected to be sociable and courteous with co-participants, faculty and the staff of ni-msme.

  • Participants are requested to adhere to the timings of training schedules, mess, computer lab and field visits.

  • The library is open till 22.00 hrs for reference. Participants, during their stay at ni-msme are advised to take advantages of the Library Facility.

  • All the programmes are residential at ni-msme. Therefore, the participants who got out should return before 22.00 hrs. If they receive any guest during their stay, they are requested to bring the particulars of their guests to the notice of the Rector in advance; also, the visitors are allowed only till 20.00 hrs.

  • Participants are required to wear respectable dress in the ni-msme while they are attending the class room sessions, conference, and field visits.

  • Attending all classes as per the training schedule or as arranged by the Programme Director from time to time is compulsory. Based on the attendance his/her allowances will be claimed by the Accounts department as per the guidelines and norms of the Institute.

  • If the participant is unable to attend the class, he /she must seek prior permission in writing from the Programme Director.

  • Since all ni-msme programmes are executive development programmes, we expect the participants to keep the campus clean and make the ambience good.

  • The classes will be held from Monday to Friday. All Saturdays and Sundays are holidays and may be utilised by participants for completing their assignments/project work.

  • Out of participants allowance of Rs25000/- per month provided under fellowship, a nominal amount of Rs300/- per day will be deducted towards his/her boarding expenses at ni-msme.

  • The participants are requested to hand over their tickets and passports to the Institute on the first day of the course. This is required for submission to the immigration authorities at Hyderabad. The passports will be returned after necessary formalities are completed. The air tickets will be kept with the Institute for re-confirmation and will be returned to the participants on the valedictory day of the training programme.

  • Under any circumstances, the nominees are not supposed to leave India before conclusion of respective programmes.

  • If the participant wishes to go outside Hyderabad on any emergency, he/she must deposit with the Institute a No Objection Certificate addressed to the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, issued by his/her respective Embassy in New Delhi.

  • All the participants will be provided with identity cards for their internal movements during their stay in India.

  • It is presumed that the participants would bring valid passports for the entire duration of the training programme. In case, any participant's visa is not valid for the period, it should be brought to the notice of Asst. immediately for necessary action. For this purpose, the necessary visa extension charges will have to be borne by the participants concerned.

About Hyderabad

Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, consists of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. An imaginary line drawn across the Tank Buns is still used to distinguish the two cities. A bustling 400-year-old metropolis with an urban population of 7 million people approximately, Hyderabad was the formerly seat of the fabulously wealthy Nizams. Surrounded by huge prehistoric rock formations, the city is a blend of cutting edge IT companies and well preserved cultural heritage, a pot- pourri of old and the new. Hyderabad invokes nostalgia among old residents for its culture, fine arts and certain sophistication in manners. Much more than anything, it presents a true picture of secularism. Hyderabad is the fifth largest cosmopolitan city in India.


Hyderabad enjoys three main seasons; summer, monsoon and winter. Summers are pretty warm, starting from March and running through June; whereas winters are pleasant, starting from November till February. Light clothing for summer and a sweater or jackets for winter are recommended.


The average temperatures at Hyderabad very:

August-October 26.0

November – January 22.0

February-March 28.0


Hyderabad is known for its varied and exquisite cuisine. The local food is quite spicy; continental, Chinese and other kinds of food are available in many restaurants. The varieties of fruit available include bananas, apples, grapes, oranges, mangoes and melons (in season).


Though Telugu is the language of the state, English, Hindi and Urdu are understood and spoken by majority of the people. Knowing these languages is a distinct advantage while dealing with the local population in shops and business places, and while public transport. Multilingual translation books are available at the Institute library.

ni-msme Programmes

ni-msme with a knowledge giving approach, it is facilitating value addition to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) These programmes are of 8 and 12 weeks duration and are phased out as follows

  • Phase - I (10 Aug to 30 Oct 2015)
  • Phase - II (07 Sep to 30 Oct 2015)
  • Phase - III (16 Nov 2015 to 08 Jan 2016)
  • Phase - IV (25 Jan to 18 Mar 2016)

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