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Entrepreneurship education and training in Indian higher education institutions: a suggested framework

Meghna Chhabra (Faculty of Management Studies, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad, India)
Leo-Paul Dana (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)
Sahil Malik (Faculty of Management Studies, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad, India)
Narendra Singh Chaudhary (Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Noida, India)

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 28 June 2021

Issue publication date: 1 November 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The study aims to evaluate the components of entrepreneurship education and training (EET) in India. The paper proposes a framework for an effective EET regime for amalgamating entrepreneurship education as fundamental to mainstream higher education in India.

Design/methodology/approach

The current study utilises a qualitative research technique, that is, the narrative inquiry methodology based on in-depth interviews. The study respondents included sixteen educators who are actively engaged in EET and related activities for a minimum of ten years.

Findings

The study identified five broad “meaning units” or “themes,” that is, “incremental pedagogical efficiency and flexible evaluation systems,” “entrepreneurial experience of the faculty,” “extended support,” “holistic mentoring” and “experiential learning” as components of an effective EET regime.

Originality/value

The study will help the policymakers and higher education institutions (HEIs) revisit their policy frameworks and practices to promote entrepreneurial capacity and entrepreneurial intentions among students. The study will also help to gain deeper insights into EET components and will propose a framework for an effective EET regime based on its findings.

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Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Indian Council of Social Science and Research (ICSSR), a research grant (No. IMPRESS/P1083 /489/18-19/ICSSR).

Citation

Chhabra, M., Dana, L.-P., Malik, S. and Chaudhary, N.S. (2021), "Entrepreneurship education and training in Indian higher education institutions: a suggested framework", Education + Training, Vol. 63 No. 7/8, pp. 1154-1174. https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-10-2020-0310

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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