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National Institute for Micr, Small and Medium Enterprises



ni-msme was originally set up as Central Industrial Extension Training Institute (CIETI) in New Delhi in 1960 as a Department under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Government of India. It was decided to keep it free from the tardy and impeding administrative controls and procedures, so that the Institute can play a pivotal role in the promotion of small enterprise. Therefore the Institute was shifted to Hyderabad in 1962, and was renamed as Small Industry Extension Training (SIET) Institute.

SIET, as it was fondly known for over two decades later, is managed by Governing Council, appointed by the Government of India. The Founder-Chairman of SIET is Dr P.C. Alexander, the then Development Commissioner (Small Scale Industries).

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  • Governmental organisations & agencies
  • Business support
  • Plan for Dissemination and Exploitation
  • Trade Fairs


National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(ni-msme)

National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(ni-msme)
infoatnimsme [dot] org
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