Factors Influencing the Entrepreneurial Culture among the Rural College Students in Puducherry Region: A Study with Garrett Ranking TechniqueAuthor : P. Selvaraju
Volume 7 No.2 July-September 2018 pp 38-40
In today’s competitive world, and based on market economy along with rapid international changes and developments, entrepreneurship is considered as the engine of economic development that can play an important role in the country’s economic growth, employment and social welfare. Puducherry formerly known as Pondicherry is a union territory of India. It was formed out of four regions of former French India, namely Pondichery (Pondicherry; now Puducherry), Karikal (Karaikal), Mahe and Yanaon (Yanam). It is named after the largest district, Puducherry. Historically known as Pondicherry the territory changed its official name to Puducherry in 2006. With many extensions, Govt.of Puducherry is taking lot of efforts to bring entrepreneurial growth in their regions. Creating awareness among students in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) including rural colleges of Puducherry regions are tremendous. In order to motivate students youth force to turn around as entrepreneur is the prime objectives of the Entrepreneurial Development Cell (EDC), Govt. of Puducherry. It includes Start-up entrepreneurial activities, touch shop, idea generation programme etc., are taking place for influencing students’ community to become as entrepreneur. This study aims to find out the most prominent factors affecting the entrepreneurial development among the rural college students in Puducherry region. For the purpose of the study primary data is collected from One Hundred students through structured questionnaire. The factors to be considered are Risk taking, Economic condition, Entrepreneurial training, and Family background, Confidence, Creativity and Innovation. Simple percentage method and Garett Ranking method were used. The finding of the study shows that Risk taking capacity, creativity and innovative skills are the most affecting factors in developing an entrepreneurship among the students in rural colleges of Puducherry region.
Entrepreneurial Development, Students, Rural Colleges, Factors
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