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     Entrepreneurship Development Programmes are being organized by the Institute as a regular training activities to cultivate the latent qualities of educated unemployed youth (both men and women) by enlightening them on various aspects that are necessary to be considered while setting up small scale industries and other service or business enterprises. Over the years, these programmes have created confidence in youth, which has led to self- employment and creation of further wage-employment.

     These courses generally have duration of 4 to 6 weeks. The process and product oriented courses such as food products, leather products, herbal cosmetic, screen printing, beauty-therapy etc., have found to be useful by the entrepreneurs. Applications for admission into these training programmes are invited through Press Advertisements from time to time. The interested candidates may apply on the prescribed proforma (Form No. 1) given on this website under the heading ‘Forms’ along with the requisite course fee.


     With a view to enhance managerial competence of the Managers and Supervisors working in small scale industries as well as educated unemployed youth aspiring to become managers of small scale business enterprises, the Institute is conducting part time MDPs in various fields such as Marking Management, Production Management, Export Management, Sales Tax and Business Law, Office Automation etc. These courses generally have a duration of 2 to 4 weeks. The interested candidates may get themselves registered by applying on Form No. 2 which may be down loaded from this website.


     The Institute has set up a well equipped and fully air-condition computer laboratory for imparting training in various subjects of Information Technology both hardware & software. The courses such as computer assembly and maintenance, we page designing, MS office & Internet, E-business, etc. are being regularly organized and have become very popular among educated youth. Interested candidates may get themselves registered by applying on Form No. 2 down-loadable from this website along with a registration fee of Rs. 100/- which is adjustable against the course fee.


     With a view to augment the marketing avenues for small scale industries, the Institute has set up a fully computerized Sub-Contracting Exchange. The Exchange is a store-house of data with regard to the capacities of the small scale units in terms of products manufactured and/or services rendered on the one hand, while maintaining data with regard to the requirements of the large & medium sector buyers, which could be products, components, sub-assemblies, services on the other hand. The Exchange also stores data about the specifications and quantities of the various facilities available with the sellers as well as those required by the buyers and the above cases. The main objective of storing such a data is to arrange match-making through an appropriate software between buyers and sellers that may result in increased business opportunity.

     In order to avail the services of the Sub-Contracting Exchange, the interested small scale industries of the State can get themselves registered with the exchange by sending their application in the prescribed proforma, Form No. 3 given on this website alongwith a registration ree of Rs. 200/- and annual service charges @ Rs. 500/- p.a. through Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Director, SISI, Ranchi payable at Ranchi.


     The Institute is also conducting Vendor Development Programmes-cum-Exhibition in association with the large public/private sector industries and Govt. Organisations in different parts of the State. These programmes provide a common platform for interaction between buyers and sellers, which in turn help identification of new marketing avenues for SSIs and facilitate the buyers in their search for proper vendors.


     The Central Govt. Stores Purchase Programme which has been in operation since 1956, was modified in 1976 and came to be known as “Single Point Registration Scheme” of NSIC with a view to do away with multiplicity of registration with the individual purchase Organisation like DGS&D, Railways, Defence etc. The scheme aims at assisting the small scale industries in obtaining a fair share of the total purchase made by the government and its Departments including the public sector undertakings and State Govts. The main objective of this programme is that SSI unit will, in the process, be oriented to produce goods in conformity with the standard laid down by the buying agencies.

     The unit registered with NSIC for participation in Govt. Purchase Programme derive the benefits like free supply of tender forms, exemption from payment of earnest money, security deposit etc.

     The SSI units interested to get registered under the scheme are required to apply in the prescribed proforma obtainable from the O/o Sr. Branch Manager, NSIC, Vikas Bhawan Complex, Adityapur, Jamshedpur. The technical officers of this Institute carry out inspection of the unit to assess qualitative and quantitative capacities of the units and inspection report is forwarded to NSIC for further necessary action.


     Technology needs to be continually upgraded so that SSI units remain competitive in the era of globalization. But, where to go for the right and authentic information on available technologies? The solution has now been provided by the Min. of Small Scale Industries, Govt. of India through Technology Resource Centres set up in SISIs all over India. TRC at SISI, Ranchi is supported by small enterprises network in order to facilitate quick retrieval and exchange of information through internet.


     In order to encourage technology upgradation and quality improvement in SSI sector and help them prepare to face global competition, the O/o Development Commissioner (Small Scale Industries), Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi has introduced the following incentive schemes :


     The scheme provides for reimbursement of 75% of the amount spent for acquiring ISO-9000 / ISO-14001 certification (or its equivalent) up to a maximum of Rs. 75,000/- to each small scale unit as one time assistance. The amount of subsidy / financial support if already received from the State Govt. / financial Institutions shall be adjusted against the entitlement of reimbursement under this scheme. The scheme has been in operation since March, 1994 and has been extended upto 31st March, 2007. For further details, please send your enquiries to this Institute or log to


     The objective of the scheme is to promote setting up of Testing Centres to offer facilities mainly to industrial unit including SSI units for testing the quality of raw materials, components and the end products as per the relevant standard specifications. The scheme provides for financial assistance equal to 50% of the cost of testing equipment and machinery subject to a maximum of Rs. 50 lacs as one time grant in aid. The scheme covers the testing laboratories established by the Industry Associations including Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Co-operative registered under the Society Registration Act or any Statutory Act. It also covers expansion / modernization of the existing testing centers under the aegis of State Govt., State Govt. funded Autonomous body or by Industry Associations. Full details of the Scheme may either be had from this Institute or from the website www.small


     With a view encourage quality consciousness and the efforts of SSIs for quality up gradation and improvement, the Govt. of India introduced a Scheme of National Awards for quality products in SSI sector during the year 1986. Under this scheme, every year certain products are selected for awards. One National Awards is given for each category of the selected products. The award carries a trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-.

     The preliminary scrutiny of the applications is done at the State Level by a Committee under the Chairmanship of the Secretary (Industries) and the Director, SISI, Ranchi as Member – Secretary. The National Level Selection Committee under the Chairmanship of the AS&DC(SSI), New Delhi, then makes the final selection on the recommendation received from the State Level Committee.

d. In addition to above schemes, the Institute also organizes Awareness Programme and Motivational Campaigns on quality improvement for the benefit of small scale industries from time to time.


    The capability of Indian SSI products to compete in the International market is reflected in its share of about 35% in national export. The Govt. of India has, therefore, accorded high priority for promotion of export from SSI Sector. With a view to rendering assistance to small scale units in the field of exploring market potential, export promotion and exhibitional publicity, the following schemes are being implemented :


     Participation in selected International trade Fairs and Exhibitions is arranged by the O/o DC(SSI), New Delhi to assist the SSI sector in exhibiting their products without incurring expenditure towards participation by them. All the charges pertaining to participation such as space rent, display of exhibits, shipment of exhibits, handling and acquiring ensurance, etc. are met by the O/o DC(SSI), New Delhi for selected SSI units for displaying their products in International Exhibitions abroad. The customers’ enquiries generated during such exhibitions are promptly disseminated to the respective SSI units to explore the possibilities of exporting to new foreign buyers.

     The detailed procedure for participation of SSI units in such exhibitions/ trade fairs is circulated by this Institute to leading SSI Associations and Export-worthy units from time to time. The interested units may contact the Institute for further details.


     Packaging plays a very important part in the present day marketing, specially in export marketing. The professional guidance in the field of packaging is expected to go a long way in improving the overall marketing of small industry products both in national and overseas market.

     The Institute, therefore, organizes training programmes on packaging for export to acquaint SSI units of the latest packaging technique/ standards. These programmes are organized in association with the Indian Institute of Packaging, which provides the necessary expertise in the matter.


To encourage SSI exporters in their efforts at tapping and developing overseas markets, O/o DC(SSI), New Delhi has launched a new plan scheme on Market Development Assistance for SSI Exporters similar to the one operated by the Ministry of Commerce.

        The scheme offers following incentives to the individual SSI exporters :

  a.  Reimbursement of to and fro air-fare within the permissible limit i.e. 90% of cost of return ticket by economy class subject to an upper ceiling of Rs. 60,000/- (Rs. 90,000/- for Latin American countries). In case excursion fare is cheaper than economy class fare, the excursion fare is considered.

  b.  Financial assistance upto 25% of the cost of production of overseas publicity material limited to Rs. 15,000/- in a financial year.

  c.  Financial assistance up to Rs. 2 lacs for commissioning specific Market Studies.

  d.  Assistance for initiating / contesting anti-damping cases to SSI Associations limited to 50% of total cost or Rs. 1 lac whichever is less and

  e.  Reimbursement of 75% of one time registration fee to be paid by SSI units to EAN India for adoption of bar-coding.

     For full details of the scheme, please log on to or or contact this Institute.


     Sickness in small scale sector is a matter of serious concern. Industrial sickness is the major hindrance to economic growth as it results in locking up of resources, wastage of capital assets, loss of production and increase in unemployment.

     The Deptt. of Industry, Govt. of Jharkhand has, therefore, constituted a State Level Apex Committee for rehabilitation of sick SSI units under the Chairmanship of the Secretary (Industry) and has introduced a scheme called “Jharkhand Industries Rehabilitation Scheme-2003” extending financial assistance for revival of the ailing industrial units in the State.

     The Director, SISI, Ranchi is the Member-Secretary of the Apex Committee for rehabilitation of sick small scale industries. Sick SSIs located in Jharkhand who are willing for their rehabilitation may apply on the prescribed proforma obtainable from SISI, Ranchi on payment of Rs. 100/-.


     O/o Development Commissioner (SSI), New Delhi has launched Small Industries Cluster Development Programme with a holistic approach. The objectives of the cluster development initiative are to improve competitiveness of the cluster through technology upgradation, facilitate development of new products, improved production process, improved quality of products, built on common brand, establish marketing linkage in domestic and international markets, formation of consortia, enhance income of entrepreneurs and ultimately overall growth of the cluster.

Financial support for following purposes is available under the Programme :
    Conducting diagnostic study of the cluster
    Carrying out industries related R&D, if needed
    Setting up new technology demonstration plant
    Setting up of common facilities center, if required
    Training of users
    Seminars, Workshops, Study visits for quick dissemination of technology among the industries of the cluster.

     In Jharkhand, the Cluster of Auto Components manufactures at Jamshedpur has been selected for development under the Scheme. The diagnostic study has been conducted by SISI, Ranchi. Based on the findings of study, an action plan for the next three years has been chalked out and is being implemented vigorously.

     A scheme for giving National Awards to the SSI units has been introduced by the O/o DC(SSI) New Delhi with a view to recognize the meritorious performances of small scale entrepreneurs and inculcate a spirit of competitiveness amongst them. The following three categories of awards are given away every year in a glittering function in New Delhi :
     These Awards are given away to small scale entrepreneurs for encouraging and motivating them for efficient management of their small scale units, their modernization with a view to upgrade the quality of their products, productivity, increasing their share both in the domestic and export market, innovation and bringing about technological improvement.
     The Scheme envisages three National Awards ( 1st, 2nd and 3rd ) and one Special Recognition Award to an entrepreneur. The Awards carry, besides a trophy and certificate, a cash award of Rs. 25,000/-, Rs. 20,000/- and Rs. 15,000/- respectively. The special recognition award is given to an entrepreneur in each State / Union Territory which carries a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- besides a trophy and certificate. In addition, a special prize at par with the first National Award is given to honor an outstanding women entrepreneur and also an outstanding SC/ST entrepreneur. The Awards are given for every calendar year.
     National Awards to the SSI units engaged in the production of quality products in certain product groups, selected every year on rotation, are given away to bring in quality consciousness and recognize this merit among small scale entrepreneurs. Under the scheme, there is a provision to honor the entrepreneurs manufacturing products in each of the selected group by giving National Awards comprising of a trophy, certificate and cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-.
     This Award is given away to the small scale units to encourage in - house R&D efforts. The objective of the scheme is to promote the spirit of innovative vision and ambition for producing new products of greater utility adopting better technique, quality production for higher societal relevance, through in-house R&D efforts.
The Awards First, Second and the Third are conferred every calendar year on suitable small scale entrepreneurs which carry besides a certificate and trophy, a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-, Rs. 20,000/- and Rs. 15,000/- respectively.


     The applications for all the three categories Awards as mentioned above, are invited every year in the month of October through Press Advertisement in the leading dailies. The prescribed application forms are obtainable free of cost from SISI, Ranchi or DICs of respective districts. The filled in application forms are required to be submitted to SISI, Ranchi or respective District Industries Centres (DICs) latest by 30th November. All the applications received are scrutinized by the Institute and placed before the State Level Selection Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Industry) for its recommendation to the National Level Selection Committee under the Chairmanship of AS&DC (SSI), Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi for final selection.
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