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NSIC - National Small Industries Corporation
NSIC - Facilitating the Growth of Small Enterprise Since 1955    


Last updated date - 10/6/2015
Corporate Info


National Small Industries Corporation  (NSIC), is an ISO 9001-2008 certified Government of India Enterprise under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).  NSIC has been working to  promote, aid  and foster the growth of  micro, small and medium enterprises in the country. NSIC operates through countrywide network of offices and Technical Centres in the Country. To manage  operations in African countries, NSIC operates from its office in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition, NSIC has set up Training cum Incubation Centre  managed by  professional manpower.  

Mission and Vision of National Small Industries Corporation

Mission : To enhance the Competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises by provinding integrated support services encompassing, Marketing, Finance, Technology and other Services.

Vision : To be premier organization fostering the promotion & growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the country.

Schemes of NSIC

NSIC facilitates Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises with a set of specially tailored scheme to enhance their competitiveness. NSIC provides integrated support services under Marketing, Technology, Finance and other Support service.

Marketing Support

Marketing has been identified as one of the most important tool for businesss development. It is critical for the  growth and survival of MSMEs  in today's intensely competitive market.  NSIC acts as a facilitator and  has devised a number of schemes to support  enterprises in their marketing efforts, both domestic and foreign markets. These schemes are briefly described as under :

Consortia and Tender Marketing

Small Enterprises in their individual capacity face problems to procure & execute large orders, which deny them a level playing field vis-a'-vis large enterprises. NSIC forms consortia of Micro and  Small units maufacturing the same product, thereby pooling in their capacity.

NSIC applies the tenders on behalf of single MSE/Consortia of MSEs for securing orders for them. These orders are then distributed amongst MSEs in tune with their production capacity.

Single point Registration for Government Purchase

NSIC operates a single Point Registration Scheme (SPRS)  under the Government Purchase Programme, wherein the registered  MSEs units are enlisted after the  third party Technical  Inspection of Certification of their competency / qualitative and quantitative capacity. SPRS Registation helps the enterprise  to avoid the multiplicity of registrations with various Government Department. The  enterprises registered under this scheme get the following facilities : -

  • Issue of the Tender Sets free of cost;

  • Exemption from payment of Earnest Money Deposit (EMD),

  • In tender participating MSEs quoting price within price band of L1+15 per cent shall also be allowed to supply a portion upto 20% of requirement by bringing down their price to L1 Price where L1 is non MSEs.

MSME Global Mart B2B Web Portal for MSMEs

With increase in competition and melting away of international boundaries, the demand for information is reaching new heights. NSIC, realizing the needs of MSMEs, is offering Infomediary Services which is a one-stop, one-window bouquet of aids that will provide information on business & technology and also exhibit the core competence of Indian MSMEs.  B2B Webportal is offering following benefits to the members of Infomediary Services.

  • Interactive database of MSMEs

  • Self web development tool

  • National Tenders on email 

  • Centralized mail system

  • Popular Products Section

  • Unlimited global Trade Leads

  • Trust Seal of NSIC

  • MSME Web Store

  • Multiple Language Support

  • Discussion Board

  • Call Centre Support & Live Chat

  • Other Value added Services

  • Payment Gateway for membership subscription

Marketing Intelligence

Collect and disseminate both domestic as well as international marketing intelligence for the benefit of MSMEs. This cell, in addition to spreading awareness about various programmes / schemes for MSMEs, will specifically maintain database and disseminate information.

Exhibitions and Technology Fairs

To showcase the competencies of Indian SSIs and to capture market opportunities, NSIC participates in select International and National Exhibitions and Trade Fairs every year. NSIC facilitates the participation of the small enterprises by providing concessions in rental etc. Participation in these events exposes SSI units to international practices and enhances their business prowess.

Buyer-Seller meets

Bulk and departmental buyers such as the Railways, Defence, Communication departments and large companies are invited to participate in buyer-seller meets to enrich small enterprises knowledge regarding terms and conditions, quality standards, etc required by the buyer. These programmes are aimed at vendor development from MSMEs for the bulk manufacturers.

Credit Support

NSIC facilitates credit requirements of small enterprises in the following areas

Financing for procurement of Raw Material (Short term)

NSIC's Raw Material Assistance Scheme aims at helping Small Enterprises by way of financing the purchase of Raw Material (both indigenous & imported). The salient features are

  1. Financial Assistance for procurement of Raw Materials upto 90 days.

  2. Bulk purchase of basic raw materials at competitive rates.

  3. NSIC facilitates import of scares raw materials.

  4. NSIC takes care of all the procedures, documentation & issue of letter of credit in case of imports.

Financing for Marketing Activities (Short term)

NSIC facilitates financing for marketing actives such as Internal Marketing, Exports and Bill Discounting.

Finance through syndication with Banks

In order to ensure smooth credit flow to small enterprises, NSIC is entering into strategic alliances with commercial banks to facilitate long term / working capital financing of the small enterprises across the country. The arrangement envisages forwarding of loan applications of the interested small enterprises by NSIC to the banks and sharing the processing fee.

Performance and Credit Rating Scheme for small industries

To enable small enterprises to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of their existing operations and take corrective measures to enhance their organizational strength. NSIC is operating a Performance and Credit Rating Scheme through empanelled agencies like CARE, ONICRA, ICRA, CRISIL, INDIA RATINGS, BRICKWORK RATINGS  and SMERA. Small enterprise has the liberty to choose any of the rating agencies empanelled with NSIC. Rating agencies will charge the credit rating fee according to their policies. The benefits to small enterprises are as follows:

  • An independent, trusted third party opinion on capabilities and credit worthiness of small enterprises.

  • Good rating to enhance the acceptability of the small enterprise with Banks. FIs, customers and buyers.

  • Facilitate prompter credit decisions from Banks on proposals of SSI units.

  • 75% of the credit rating fee subject to a maximum of Rs. 25,000/- will be reimbursed to the small enterprise having a turnover upto Rs.50 lakh by way of grants.

  • 75% of the credit rating fee subject to a maximum of Rs. 30,000/- will be reimbursed to the small enterprise having a turnover above Rs.50 lakh to Rs.200 lakh by way of grants.

  • 75% of the credit rating fee subject to a maximum of Rs. 40,000/- will be reimbursed to the small enterprise having a turnover above Rs.200 lakh by way of grants.

Technology Support

Technology is the key to enhancing a company's competitive advantage in today's dynamic information age. Small enterprises need to develop and implement a technology strategy in addition to financial, marketing and operational strategies and adopt the one that helps integrate their operations with their environment, customers and suppliers.

NSIC offers small enterprises the following support services through its Technical Services Centres and Extension Centres

  1. Advise on application of new techniques

  2. Material testing facilities through accredited laboratories

  3. Product design including CAD

  4. Common facility support in machining, EDM, CNC, etc.

  5. Energy and environment services at selected centres

  6. Classroom and practical training for skill upgadation

NSIC Technical Services Centres are located at the following places

Name of the Centre

Focus area


Leather & Footware


General Engineering


Electronics & Computer Application

New Delhi

Machine Tools & related activities


Energy Audit & Energy Conservation activities

Rajpura (Pb)

Domestic Electrical Appliances

Aligarh (UP)

Lock Cluster & Die and Tool making

Software Technology Cum Business Parks

NSIC has established Software Technology cum Business Parks at New Delhi and Chennai for providing the space to small and medium enterprises in software development and to IT/ITES/MSME units not regd. with STPI or the units that are falling under the overall definition of MSME as per the guidelines of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Units other than MSME such as Banks/PSUs/Financial Institutions, corporate sector etc. would also be considered for allotment on a case-to-case on merit with the approval of Competent Authority. NSIC Software Technology cum Business Parks, New Delhi is located in a prime location at Okhla Industrial Area adjacent to NSIC Bhawan with a total b uilt up area of approx.53000 sq.ft. This location is in the near vicinity to Nehru Place. (the commercial centre of computer industry). NSIC Software Technology cum Business Parks, Chennai is located in a prime location at Guindy Industrial Estate (Jawahar Lal Nehru Statue) with a total built area of 48,000 Sq. Ft. This location is in the near vicinity to domestic and international Airports.

Incubation of unemployed youth for setting up of New Micro & Small enterprises

This programme facilitates setting up of new enterprises all over the country by creating self-employment opportunities for the unemployed persons. The objective of this scheme is to facilitate establishment of new small enterprises by way of providing integrated services in the areas of training for entrepreneurial skill development, selection of small projects, preparation of project profiles/reports, identification and sourcing of plant, machinery and equipments, facilitating sanction of credit facility and providing other support services in order to boost the development of small enterprises in manufacturing and services sectors.

International Cooperation

NSIC facilitates sustainable international partnerships. The emphasis is on sustainable business relations rather than on one-way transactions. Since its inception, NSIC has contributed to strengthening enterprise-to-enterprise cooperation, south south cooperation and sharing best practices and experiences with other developing countries, especially those in the African, Asian and Pacific regions. The features of the scheme are:

  • Exchange of Business / Technology missions with various countries.

  • Facilitating Enterprise to Enterprise cooperation, JVs, Technology Transfer & other form of sustainable collaboration.

  • Explore new markets & areas of cooperation:

  • Identification of new export markets by participating in sector- specific exhibitions all over the world.

  • Sharing of Indian experience with other developing countries

International Consultancy Services

For the last five decades, NSIC has acquired various skill sets in the development process of small enterprises. The inherent skills are being networked to offer consultancy services for other developing countries. The areas of consultancy are as listed below:

  1. Capacity Building

  2. Policy & Institutional Framework

  3. Entrepreneurship Development

  4. Business Development Services


Updated : 20-08-2015