About our Programmes

About our Programmes


Ntional Institute for Micor,Small and Medium Enterprises (ni-msme) formerly known as National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training (nisiet), is an organisation of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India. With a knowledge giving approach, it is facilitating value addition to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through training, research, consultancy, extension and information services. Its role encompasses every aspect of organisation building from the formulation, implementation of policies and strategies to providing consultancy in key areas of MSMEs, integrating the development of all sectors of economy. ni-msme promotes entrepreneurship and addresses the problems of enterprises, and also provides information for their use.


ni-msme's activities have extended beyond the Indian shores touching almost all the developing economies around the world. The first organisation to being together participants from abroad for training in various facets of enterprise development. ni-msme has trained so far more than 8,000 professionals from 138 countries since 1967. The Institute's programmes are modified from time to time taking into account the progress and potential of the developing world, which is keen to achieve faster rates of economic growth.


The academic activities of the Institute are organised by its excellent faculty, each one focusing on a particular component of MSME promotion and development. During 2013-14, ni-msme will offer the following 19 executive development programmes structured for various professionals in the developing countries, sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, under Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)/Special Commonwealth Assistance for Africa Proframme (SCAAP)/Afro-Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) / TEchnical Cooperation Scheme of Colombo Scheme of Colombo Plan (TCS Co Plan)


These programmes are of 8 and 12 weeks duration and are phased out as follows:


Phase - I (10 August to 30 October 2015)


  • Communication Skills in English and Promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (EPMSMEs)
  • Communication Skills in English and Tourism and Hospitality/Management (ETHM)

Phase - II (07 September to 30 October 2015)


  • Capacity Building for providing Alternative Livelihood Opportunitis for the Poor (CBALO)
  • Enterprise Development through Micro Finance (EDMF)

Phase - III (16 November 2015 to 08 January 2016)


  • Empowerment of Women through Enterprises (EWE)
  • Training Methods and Skills for Managers (TMSM)
  • SME Financing - Approaches and Strategies (SMEFAS)
  • Total Quality Management & ISO 9001:2008/14001;2004/BS 7799 & Six Sigma(TQM)

Phase - IV (25 January to 18 March 2016)


  • Planning and Promotion of Agro and Food Enterprises(PAFE)
  • Promotion of Micro Enterprises(POME)
  • Traninig of Trainers in Entrepreneurship and Skill Development(ToT-ESD)
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management(TIHM)

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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