MSME-Development Institute, Thrissur, is the field outfit of Office of Development Commissioner (MSME) under the Ministry of MSME, Government of India to take care of the needs of MSME sector in the State of Kerala and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep in the area of Techno-economic and managerial consultancy services. Office of Development Commissioner (MSME) headed by the Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner (MSME) under the Ministry of MSME, Government of India, is an apex body as well as the Nodal Agency for formulating, coordinating and monitoring the policies and programmes meant for promotion and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises throughout the country.
MSME-Development Institute, Thrissur, Kerala, started in 1956 is one of its kinds in the State of Kerala having jurisdiction for all the 14 districts. Apart from offering various consultancy and support services, the Institute also conducts Entrepreneurial, Technical and Managerial training programmes for the benefit of prospective and existing entrepreneurs. A Nucleus Cell, under the administrative control of MSME-Development Institute, Thrissur, Kerala is functioning at Amini Island of Lakshadweep to look after the various needs of MSME entrepreneurs in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep Islands.
The Services of MEME-Development Institute, Thrissur, Kerala are mainly focused on helping the existing entrepreneurs to increase their productivity and prospective entrepreneurs to set up new units.