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The BRICS countries label refers to a select group of five large, developing countries (Brazil, Russia, India,  China and South Africa). The five BRICS countries are distinguished from a host of other promising emerging markets by their demographic and economic potential to rank among the world’s largest and most influential economies in the 21st century (and by having a reasonable chance of realizing that potential).  Together, the five BRICS countries comprise more than 2.8 billion people or 40 percent of the world's population and about 30 percent of the world’s GDP.

South Africa was invited to join the BRIC bloc on 24 December 2010 and on 14 April 2011, South African President Jacob Zuma attended the third BRICS Summit in Sanya, China.

India assumed the BRICS Chairmanship from the Russian Federation for the year 2016.  The Hon’ble External Affairs Minister officially unveiled the BRICS Logo for India’s Chairmanship and launched the BRICS website (http://brics2016.gov.in) at a ceremony organized in New Delhi on 22nd March, 2016. The next 8th BRICS Summit will be hosted by India under its Chairmanship in October, 2016.

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INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES -2016-17

(by National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ni-msme)

          National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ni-msme) formerly known as National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training (nisiet), is an organisation of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India. With a knowledge giving approach, it is facilitating value addition to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through training, research, consultancy, extension and information services. Its role encompasses every aspect of organisation building from the formulation, implementation of policies and strategies to providing consultancy in key areas of MSMEs, integrating the development of all sectors of economy. ni-msme promotes entrepreneurship and addresses the problems of enterprises, and also provides information for their use. ni-msme’s activities have extended beyond the Indian shores touching almost all the developing economies around the world.

           ni-msme has trained so far, more than 9080 professionals from 142 countries since 1967. The Institute's programmes are modified from time to time, taking into account the progress and potential of the developing world, which is keen to achieve faster rates of economic growth The academic activities of the Institute are organised by its excellent faculty, each one focusing on a particular component of MSME promotion and development. During 2016-17, ni-msme will offer t12 executive development programmes structured for various professionals in the developing countries, sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) / Special Commonwealth Assistance for Africa Programme (SCAAP) / Afro-Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO).

For detailed information please  visi the following site::

http://nimsme.org/ranzo/uploads/articles/International%20Executive%20Development%20Programmes-2016-17_1188.pdf

or by directly contacting:

National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ni-msme)

Yousufguda, Hyderabad - 500 045, India

Tel: 91-40-23608544, 23608546, 23608317, 23633499,

Fax: 91-40-23608547, 23608956

E-mail: ar@nimsme.org,

Website: www.nimsme.org