The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) is a premier organisation of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises engaged in training, consultancy, research, etc. in order to promote entrepreneurship. The major activities of the Institute are Training of Trainers, Management Development Programme, Entrepreneurship-cum-Skill Development Programme, Entrepreneurship Development Programme and Cluster Intervention. The Institute has trained more than 2.98 lakh trainees including 3,000 persons from more than 125 countries till 31st July, 2014. NIESBUD is an apex body under the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises , Government of India for coordinating and overseeing the activities of various institutions/agencies engaged in entrepreneurship development particularly in the area of small industry and small business. The Institute which is registered as a Society under Societies Registration Act, 1860 (XXI of 1860), started functioning from 6th July, 1983.