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Hon’ble Chief Minister Launches the Website of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor - India

Chief Minister, Hon’ble Smt. Anandiben Patel, launched the website of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) –India on September 7th 2015. On this occasion, Smt. Anandiben cited ‘Entrepreneurship’ as an indispensable tool for growth and prosperity of the economy, and considered it important to spur the momentum of this discipline, especially among youth. The Hon’ble Chief Minister appreciated GEM- India’s efforts and hoped for major landmarks in this field, in the times to come. 

As Director-EDI, Dr. Sunil Shukla stated, “This website will give regular updates on the headways made in the field of entrepreneurship in the country and worldwide. The finds will also be informed in a manner that they motivate more and more potential entrepreneurs to take the plunge. The importance of training in this field will also be emphasized to establish that with guided efforts result-oriented entrepreneurs could be bred.” 

The present ‘GEM India Team’ comprises Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India - EDI (Gandhinagar), Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Madhya Pradesh-CEDMAP (Bhopal) and Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute-JKEDI (Srinagar). The three Institutions signed an MOU on 11th April 2015 at EDI-Gandhinagar for the next three annual GEM studies commencing from April 2015. 

The present consortium also nominated EDI-Gandhinagar as the Lead Institution and the Secretariat of the GEM India Team. Prof. Sunil Shukla was designated as the National Team Leader.