Centre For Entrepreneurship Development


  • Entrepreneurship Development model of ALEAP, supported by the Ministry MSME, GoI, and Affiliated to EDII, Ahmedabad.
  • The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), an ISO Certified Institution for providing training to women and youth, was established in 1997 by the Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India (ALEAP) to create passion and develop MSMEs in every nook and corner of the then single state of Andhra Pradesh (now bifurcated into Andhra Pradesh & Telangana). It is registered under the Societies Act for providing training and development tomicro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Throughout its journey, CED has attained and crossed several milestones. It received the certificate of merit and won the award for being one of the most Responsible Indian BMOs, jointly organized by GIZ, Germany, and the Ministry of MSME, GoI.
  • As a pioneering institute in entrepreneurship and development, CED plays a major role in providing a pro-business environment to foster the progress of MSMEs towards success and prosperity. Through its pursuit of excellence and uncompromising commitment to providing only the best, the institute has created a niche for itself in the domain of training, research, and consultancyin the two states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
  • After agriculture, CED isthe largest provider of job opportunities in the two states, supporting theirMSME sector to sustain and flourish. The institution offers a wide range of services, from hand-holding and escorting to monitoring the MSMEs,which are the economic growth engines for the two states. These services enable the enterprises to be open-minded, knowledgeable, and critical thinkers for creating entrepreneurs with the right product and business model.
  • Besides conducting general and sector-based entrepreneurial development programs (EDPs), the Centre is actively involved in conducting various skill-based EDPs to provide skilling and up-skilling training to MSMEs. To date, CED has conducted approximately 700 programs. An average of 25 participants were enlisted for each program, and nearly 8500 participants have successfully established their enterprise with the support service extended in CGT-MSME schemes.
  • With its 500+ identified domain experts, CED provides various skill-development programs,from Awareness Camps to Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDPs), Technology-specific Training Programs, Domain-specific Programs, and Marketing-specific Programs, to handhold women entrepreneurs.To date, CED has trained more than 2,00,000 women entrepreneurs in the two states.

Current Events

ALEAP conducted a ZED program whose objective was to improve the manufacturing quality of MSMEs, enhance their productivity and reduce the negative impact on the environment.
The ZED Certification envisages the promotion of Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) practices among MSMEs so as to:
  • Encourage and enable MSMEs for manufacturing quality products using the latest technology, and tools & to constantly upgrade their processes for the achievement of high quality and high productivity with the least effect on the environment
  • Develop an Ecosystem for ZED Manufacturing in MSMEs, for enhancing competitiveness and enabling exports
  • Promote the adoption of ZED practices and recognize the efforts of successful MSMEs
  • Encourage MSMEs to achieve higher ZED Certification levels through graded incentives
  • Increase public awareness of demanding Zero Defect and Zero Effect products through the MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification
  • Identify areas to improve upon, thereby assisting the Government in policy decisions and investment prioritization

Visit of Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, the Hon´┐Żble Minister of State, MSME, GoI
Dr. S. Glory Swarupa, Director General, National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NI MSME)
Mr. Shashi Ranjan Verma, Deputy Director, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to Atal Incubation Center (We-Hub); Center for Entrepreneurship Development at ALEAP and Launch of Innovative products of start-ups promoted by AIC ALEAP We-Hub