The Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) was established by the Department of Small Scale Industries and Agro and Rural Industries as an autonomous organisation in 1993 with its headquarters at Guwahati. It takes up training, research and consultancy activities in the field of small industry and entrepreneurship. It was specially developed to address the needs of north eastern hills states with a view to market and develop traditional and handicraft industry.
Besides the above there are several other important institutions which conduct entrepreneurship development programmes and provide assistance for entrepreneurial development at the national and state level and these are:
At the national level:
i. Small Industries Development Corporation
ii. Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)
iii. Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI)
iv. Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI)
v. Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
vi. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)
vii. National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
At the state level:
i. Small Industries Service Institute (SISIs)
ii. District Industries Centres (DICs)
iii. State Finance Corporations (SFC)
iv. State Industries Promotion Corporation (SIPC)
v. State Small Industries Corporation (SSIC)
Besides the above state level organisation, many states have set up Entrepreneurs Guidance Bureau, Consultancy Organisations, Stores Purchase Organisations, single window schemes and such other bodies to extend necessary help to entrepreneurs in their problem areas.