About DI & Branch DI


MSME Developmet Institute (MSME - DI) Chennai is the field office under Office of Development Commissioner (MSME), Ministry of MSME, Government of India, established in the year 1954, to take care of the needs of MSME sector in the State of Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry in the area of Techno-economic and managerial consultancy services. MSME-Development Organisation, headed by the Development Commissioner (MSME) under the Ministry of MSME, Government of India, is an Govt. body as well as the Nodal Agency for formulating, coordinating and monitoring the policies and programmes meant for promotion and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises throughout the country.

Consequent to the increased globalization of the Indian economy, MSMEs are required to face new challenges. Office of the Development Commissioner (MSME) has recognised the changed environment and is currently focusing on providing support in the fields of credit, marketing, technology and infrastructure to MSMEs. Global trends and national developments have accentuated Office of the Development Commissioner (MSME)'s role as a catalyst of growth of MSMEs in the country.

The MSME – Development Institute, Chennai and Branch MSME – Development Institutes at Coimbatore and Tuticorin are providing a comprehensive range of facilities and services such as techno-managerial services, training needs, common facility workshop, laboratories, statistical and economic information in the state of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry. This Institute has a team of dedicated and experienced officers in various trades like, Mechanical, Electrical, Metallurgy, Chemical, Food, Glass & Ceramic, Leather, Textiles, Economics & Statistics disciplines. We offer spectrum of value added services in the areas of entrepreneurship, Managerial and Techno-economic related services to the customers / MSME. Apart from offering various consultancy and support services, the Institute also conducts Entrepreneurial, Technical and Managerial training programmes for the benefit of prospective and existing entrepreneurs. Our clients are existing Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs and aspiring/prospective entrepreneurs.

MSME - Development Institute, Chennai maintains close liaisons with State Government Departments and other agencies involved in the promotional and development activities of the State. At present, MSME - Development Institute, Chennai is covering 27 Districts in Tamil Nadu such as Ariyalur, Chennai, Chengalpattu, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Kancheepuram, Krishnagiri, Karur, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Pudukkottai, Perambalur, Ranipet, Sivagangai, Tanjavur, Tiruppathur, Tiruvallur, Tiruvanamalai, Tiruvarur, Theni, Trichy, Vellore, Villupuram & Virudhunagar and The Union Territory of Puducherry includes Districts of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe & Yanam.

Branch MSME - Development Institute Institute, Coimbatore is covering 5 Districts in Tamil Nadu such as Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Coimbatore & The Niligris. Branch MSME - Development Institute Institute, Tuticorin covering 5 districts of Tamil Nadu State such as Kanyakumari¸ Ramanathapuram, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli & Tuticorin


  • Enhance the competitiveness of the existing enterprises.
  • Contribute towards sustainably establishing more number of potential enterprises.
  • Accelerate the employment generation.
  • Contribute towards economic growth.
  • Provide highly skilled Man Power to industries.

  • Mission:

    a) For potential (new) Entrepreneurs

  • Appropriate adoption of EDP Model.
  • Joint screening and selection of candidates.
  • Selection of appropriate project.
  • Providing hand holding.
  • Mentoring.
  • b) For existing Entrepreneurs

  • Working closely with Industry Associations, State Government bodies and other stakeholders in developing existing enterprises on cluster mode.
  • The focus of intervention will be on providing appropriate Business Development and other facilitating services(BDS)
  • Leveraging the IT advantage (Internet, Email, Video Conferencing, E-governance etc.) for providing effective services
  • Organising need based Seminars/Workshops to create awareness and to update the knowledge