Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India’s (EDI) course on Business Entrepreneurship has bagged the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s (USASBE) ‘Outstanding Entrepreneurship Program abroad Award 2014’ in the Entrepreneurship Education Awards category.
Despite a record number of submissions, EDI’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Business Entrepreneurship (PGDM-BE) programme was featured among four shortlisted finalists. Dr Sunil Shukla, chairperson, PGPs, EDI presented the varsity’s model in the conference. EDI’s course emerged as the winner, beating Institute of Business Administration, (Karachi, Pakistan), Queens University, (Belfast, UK) and the Center for Entrepreneurship, (Moscow, Russia). The award was given at the Annual Conference of the USASBE in Fort Worth, Texas, between January 9 and 12, sponsored by Texas Christian University and a consortium of universities in the North Texas area.
Reflecting the increased interest in entrepreneurship in today’s economic climate, attendance was at record levels at the annual conference of the USASBE. Sponsored by Texas Christian University and a consortium of universities in the North Texas area, the conference brought together academics and practitioners to discuss a wide range of topics from how to teach people to be entrepreneurs to how to develop and grow businesses, particularly in this tech-dependent economy.
While there was wide diversity on opinion on how to do things, everyone agreed on the importance of the entrepreneurial mindset and skill set in today’s environment both for business and not-for-profit endeavors.