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The term ‘MSME Chennai’ usually refers to the official MSME Development & Facilitation Office located in Chennai. MSME Development & Facilitation Office (MSME – DFO) Chennai is the field office under Office of Development Commissioner (MSME), Ministry of MSME, Government of India.

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MSME Chennai is the head office for all MSME – DFO establishments in the state of Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory (UT) of Puducherry. The head office is currently focusing on providing support in the fields of credit, marketing, technology and infrastructure to MSMEs.

Responsibilities of MSME Chennai

These are the responsibilities of all MSME DFOs:

  • Improving competitiveness of MSMEs through various MSME certificate courses and training programs
  • Promotion of MSMEs through cluster-based approach
  • Increasing access to MSME loans and other credit options
  • Improve manufacturing base through upgrades to existing technology
  • Provide marketing support
  • Growth and development of all MSMEs including Khadi and Village Industries (KVI) sector and coir Industry.

Currently, “the MSME – Development & Facilitation Office, Chennai and Branch MSME – Development & Facilitation Office at Coimbatore and Madurai, Workshop Centre at Tirunelveli 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 & UT of Puducherry,” according to the official website of MSME DFO Chennai.

MSME training by MSME DFO

MSME training is mainly conducted by MSME Development Institutes or MSME DIs governed by MSME DFOs. The MSME – Development Institute, Chennai and Branch MSME – Development Institutes at Coimbatore and Madurai, Workshop Centre at Tirunelveli are the DIs established in Tamil Nadu. They guide prospective and existing entrepreneurs in selection of products, processes and machinery, MSME registration, etc.

These training courses are conducted by a team of dedicated and experienced officers in various trades including mechanical, electrical, metallurgy, chemical, food, glass and ceramic, leather, textiles, economics and statistics disciplines.

The training programmes conducted are of five categories:

  1. Industrial Motivation Campaign (IMC) for youth – 1 to 2 days
  2. Industrial Motivation Campaign (IMC) for Cluster – 1 day
  3. Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme (EAP)- 2 weeks
  4. Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP)- 6 weeks
  5. Management Development Programme (MDP)- 2 weeks

Under these categories various MSME training programmes are conducted like:

  • Awareness programme on Intellectual Property rights
  • Seminar on export and import policies and procedures
  • Entrepreneurship awareness programme
  • Awareness programme on MSME sustainable Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) scheme
  • Webinar on PPP/GEM/Udyam registration

There are many more courses offered by MSME Chennai. For a full list of current training programmes being conducted visit the official website of MSME DFO.

How to apply to the training programmes?

Unfortunately, the MSME DFO website doesn’t have an online application facility linked to the website itself. However, every training programme listed on the training programme page of the website has an attachment with details of the programme. The document usually contains a link to a registration form which you can fill in and submit online for programme registration.

Contacting MSME Chennai

In case you have queries about training programmes featured on the website you can contact the MSME DIs or branch MSME DFOs.

MSME DFO’s head office is under the leadership of the Joint Director who overlooks all the activities conducted by all the establishments under the MSME Chennai DFO. For all training related queries Assistant Directors posted at MSME DIs are the points of contact.

Listed below are the contact details of the Joint Director and Assistant Directors of MSME DFO Chennai and MSME DIs respectively:

The Joint Director & Head of Office,

MSME Development & Facilitation Office, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India,

MSME Bhawan, 65/1, GST Road, Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India – 600032

Phone: 044-22501011, 12, 13,



The Assistant Director,

Branch MSME Development & Facilitation Office, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India,

No. 386, Patel Road, Ram Nagar, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India – 641006

Phone: 0422-2230426 / 2233956,


The Assistant Director,

Branch Development & Facilitation Office, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India,

Plot No. PP11, TANSIDCO Industrial Estate, Melur Main Road, K Pudur, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India – 625007

Phone: 0452 2918313,09443980951,


The Assistant Director,

MSME Common Facilities Service Centre Workshop, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India,

Shed No.7 & 8, SIDCO Industrial Estate, Pettai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India – 627010

Phone: 0462-2342137,


Alternatively, the MSME DFO website has also listed the contact details of officers and staff members working for MSME DFO, Chennai.

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