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National Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 Honouring Young Entrepreneurs and Eco-system Builders for their outstanding efforts in Entrepreneurship Development


  • All Support Agency(s), Lead Partner, Regional Partners, will sign (physically or digitally), a non-disclosure agreement with the MSDE.
  • Participation in the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 is voluntary.
  • Nominations for the NEA 2019 awards will be invited by self-nominations apart from nominations
  • The Core Committee Institutions are not eligible to nominate candidates for the awards.
  • Only nominations that are submitted within the cut-off time for nomination as per the NEA announcement and meet all eligibility requirements will be considered for National Entrepreneurship Awards. Any late nominations will not be considered.
  • The decisions of the Jury and the implementation committee will be final and binding.
  • Finalists may be subject to a legal due diligence review by our Implementing Partners. If the individual/organization refuse to such a request, MSDE holds the right to select the Jury’s next highest score outcome to receive the benefits and/or Award.
  • By participating in the National Entrepreneurship Awards, the enterprise, Nominator, Nominee agrees to Government of India's and its partners' use of its name, URL, photos, and videos for promotional purposes on its website and in other promotional material.
  • Any false information provided within the context of National Entrepreneurship Awards by any enterprise concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of right, or non-compliance with these rules or any terms and conditions or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the candidate from the Awards process.
  • MSDE and GoI reserve the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the National Entrepreneurship Awards. MSDE and GoI further reserves the right to disqualify any candidate that tampers with the submission process commits fraud or is in violation of criminal and/or civil laws.
  • Nominations are to be filled in English only.
  • Nominations for Women Entrepreneurs, SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) and Difficult Areas (as notified by GoI) will be considered under both the Sector Awards as well as Special Awards category.
  • A single nominee may be nominated for Special Category Awards along with the Sector Category Award as a general candidate; however, the final selection for the award will be done only in one category either in a special category or in general category where the nominee's candidature is found most deserving.
  • A single nominee may be nominated in maximum two Special Category Awards at a time; however, the selection for the award will be done only in one Special where the nominee's candidature is found most deserving.
  • The Partner Institutes will be eligible to apply for the award except for the Lead Partner. However, mentors associated with all the partner institutions can apply.
  • By applying to National Entrepreneurship Awards, the Nominator, Nominee, Enterprise provides its full consent and acceptance of the program rules.