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Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Financial Inclusion

Centre's Mandate

Achieving rural development through entrepreneurship of rural youth undertaking awareness, capacity building, hand-holding programmes and infusing improved technologies in the rural areas;

Imparting training for rural development functionaries, elected representatives, civil society organisations, bank official and other stake holders associated with rural development initiatives.


  • To conduct policy oriented and action research on contemporary issues of entrepreneurship development
  • To carry out training and capacity development programmes;
  • To organize seminar, conferences, workshop and invited/special public lectures;
  • To liaison with agencies, departments and ministries working on promotion of entrepreneurship;

Thrust Area

  • Rural development through entrepreneurship ventures
  • Entrepreneurship for rural youth
  • Women entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship by social and religious groups
  • Role of SHGs in promoting entrepreneurship
  • Policies and Programmes of entrepreneurship
  • Linkages between rural and urban enterprises
  • Cottage industries, traditional crafts and handloom
  • Skill development through entrepreneurship
  • Rural clusters
  • Rural Tourism/Homestay
  • Entrepreneurial Apprentice/Internship
  • Startup Village Entrepreneurship
  • Enterprises and entrepreneurship in rural slums


Dr M Srikanth

Associate Professor & Head

Educational Qualifications: Ph.D(Financial Economics)
Areas of Specialisation : Banking, Micro-Finance, Rural Credit, Financial Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Business Models, Risk Management, Financial Markets, etc.
Email : msrikanth.nird[at]
Phone : (+91) 040-24008548
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Dr Partha Pratim sahu

Associate Professor

Education : Ph.D(Economics)
Areas of Specialisation : Enterprise and entrepreneurship development, Labour and employment, small industry.
Email : ppsahu.nird[at]
Phone : 040-24008453
Mobile No. : 9871324924


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