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To strengthen entrepreneurship development and Startup creation mission on educational campuses, rural areas and among the disadvantaged and the marginalized through holistic and strategic interventions.

Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana (DUY) is an initiative of the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Uttarakhand which is being implemented by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad across the state of Uttarakhand.

DUY aimed at providing entrepreneurial skill development and self-employment opportunities to the youth across the state. Through this scheme, entrepreneurship training will be provided to youth to develop their entrepreneurial skills and become self-reliant.

Under the Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana, students, youth who are exploring livelihood opportunities, marginalized and differently abled communities are targeted. These benefits may include financial support in the form of loans and grants to establish and run their own enterprises. The scheme aims to improve the capacity and skills of the youth and provide them with the necessary training to become successful entrepreneurs, thereby contributing to economic development in the state.

The Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana is a significant initiative that supports the growth of entrepreneurship and self-employment among the youth of Uttarakhand.


The key mandate is to introduce entrepreneurship and its benefits to young women and men, within and outside academic establishments and centres of excellence, thus motivating them to consider self-employment and entrepreneurship as a preferred career option. The Programme would also develop youths to understand MSMEs and their dynamics. The benefits of this programme would be visible in terms of New Enterprise Creation, employment generation, inclusive & balanced growth, raised economic standards and significant contribution of the State to GDP. Enterprise Creation, employment generation, inclusive & balanced growth, raised economic standards and significant contribution of the State to GDP.

The specific objectives are to

  • Sensitize Vice-Chancellors, Principals, & Govt. Officials and create a climate for Entrepreneurship and implementation of New Education Policy (NEP) 2020
  • Conduct research and develop knowledge products
  • Orient students through boot camps
  • Aggrandise the tourism sector as the key driver of growth and support entrepreneurs from the sector
  • Establish 'Centres of Excellence' in different institutions of Higher learning
  • Explore support from officers originating from the state and occupying high offices in government departments and corporates.
  • Organise Mega Startup Events, MSME and Startup Exhibitions and International Conferences for Higher Learning Institutions

Target Group: The target group of Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana are:

  • Students studying in Higher Education
  • Youth exploring livelihood opportunities
  • Marginalized and differently abled communities

EDII is implementing the Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana across the state of Uttarakhand, which will create awareness among 50,000 students and provide entrepreneurship training to 15,000 students in the next 5 years.

Team / Resources

Dr. Deepak Pandey

Assistant Director, Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of Uttarakhand

Dr. Amit Kumar Dwivedi

Associate Professor and Project Director- Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana

Dr. Sumit Kumar

Entrepreneurship Expert
(Academic and Research)

Abhishake Nandan

Project Officer

Mukul Vedi

Project Officer

Avaneesh Kumar

Project Officer