Ministry of MSME, GOI

The office of the Development Commissioner (MSME), Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India has decided to implement the Design Clinic Scheme, for design expertise to Micro, Small and Medium. The scheme is approved by government of India under the 11th five year plan and national manufacturing competitiveness programme as part of 10 schemes.

The 10 schemes are as such:
S. No.
Name of the Scheme
1. Marketing Support/Assistance to MSMEs(Bar Code)
2. Support for Entrepreneurial & Managerial Development of SMEs through Incubators
3. Enabling Manufacturing Sector to be competitive through Quality Management Standard and Quality Tech. Tools (QMS/QTT)
4. Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for MSME
5. Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme for MSMEs
6. Mini Tool Rooms proposed to be set up by Ministry of MSME (MTR)
7. Design Clinic Scheme for design expertise to MSMEs Manufacturing sector (DESIGN)
8. Marketing Assistance & Technology Upgradation Scheme in MSMEs
9. Technology & Quality Upgradation Support to MSMEs
10. Promotion of ICT in Indian Manufacturing Sector (ICT)

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National Institute of Design – NID
The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, has been designated as the nodal agency for the scheme.