The first of its kind in the
country, Masters in Business Administration( Craft Management
& Entrepreneurship)  is based on a
multi-disciplinary concept of
interfacing the applied aspects
of design, management and technology in an integrated fashion, within the overall
context of handicrafts.
This programme enables:
• Strategic thought and creative response to an extremely competitive and fast-changing business environment
• Understanding and application of the inherent strengths of
the handmade sector towards effective performance,
commercial viability and sustainability
• Entrepreneurship and a capability to conceive, establish and manage enterprises focused on design and technology-led intervention

Designed for aspiring entrepreneurs, craft managers in private
or social ventures or future trainers in GOs or NGOs, the programme is structured to develop conceptual capabilities by
way of introducing students to fresh methods of thinking,
strategy building and communication techniques as well as understanding of the socio-cultural, production and business
related issues. It focuses on enhancing the professional abilities
of students with inputs on management, finance & accounting, marketing, economics and entrepreneurship.
ELIGIBILITY: A candidate who has obtained bachelors degree in any discipline or any other qualification which is recognized by the University of Kashmir as equivalent qualification with 50% marks in aggregate under open merit category and 45%  in case of students falling under reserved categories.
DURATION: 2 years.


The programme is professional in nature and affiliated with University of Kashmir.
FEE STRUCTURE: The  fee is to be paid annually as per the details given below.

YEAR I:   Rs.30,000
YEAR II:  Rs.30,000

All incidental expenses towards stationary, materials, out station visits etc shall be borne by the student in  addition to the programme fee.
TEACHING METHODOLOGY: The teaching methodology is ‘learning centric’ rather than ‘teaching centric’ with an interactive and participatory approach focusing on the individual requirements of a student. Teaching methods include lectures, presentation, workshops & seminars, case studies, real-life projects, industry internships and intensive exposure through involvement in professional projects or visits to related events & institutions. The programme will have a core faculty at CDI and draw on the external resources and expertise of eminent professionals, institutions and related industries.
EVALUATION: The evaluation of a student would be a continuous process and involve both qualitative as well as quantitative methods. The evaluation system will include self & peer assessment as well as feedback and cumulative assessment. Specific criteria of assessment will be indicated with reference to a given format of evaluation such as a written examination, research project, seminar, jury panel or presentation.
PRESENT & POST-PROGRAMME SUPPORT: In this regard CDI is committed to make all possible efforts to facilitate financial assistance through networking with various funding agencies, to deserving and meritorious students.

Admission  for the year (2021)

Admission form can be downloaded from the following link: