Students Intention towards Entrepreneurship as a Career among Final Year Engineering Students in Puducherry

  • Adil Ellikkal Ph.D. Scholar, Alagappa Institute of Management, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
  • S Rajamohan Senior Professor and Director i/c, Alagappa Institute of Management, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Entrepreneurship education, Entrepreneurial intention, Career choice

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study the intention of students towards entrepreneurship as a career choice. This paper aims to determine the impact of various factors on entrepreneurial intention among final year engineering students.
Design / Methodology / Approach: A structured questionnaire was administered to 120 final year engineering students in Pondicherry. The data is obtained analyzed using a logistic regression model. The relationship between the significant factors was also examined using the chi-square test.
Findings: The authors find from the estimation of this paper shows that different entrepreneurial factors like family, environment and curriculum are not creating any impact on student’s entrepreneurial intention. Thus our education system needs to provide better habitat for creating new entrepreneurs.
Originality / Value: This paper presents an interesting viewpoint on the intention of students towards starting a new business. Students were not getting proper entrepreneurial education in colleges and universities. All the data collected was original.

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2021-01-01
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