Policy Challenges Facing Entrepreneurship Education in Indian Higher Education: Thematic Analysis

Ahmad, Waqar and D’Cunha, Neville (2020) Policy Challenges Facing Entrepreneurship Education in Indian Higher Education: Thematic Analysis. High Technology Letters, 26 (10). 1023 -1036. ISSN 1006-6748

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Entrepreneurship is politically a democratic liberal idea. Modeling independent India on the Soviet Union and China, Jawaharlal Nehru established the Indian state on the ideology of democratic socialism. The socialist ideology influenced the principles of economic and educational policies of the Indian government to establish a welfare state. By 1980s, the Soviet Union and China, due to internal contradictions of vast state-run command economies imploded their fragility. In India’s case economic development has led to the creation of a very large and largely inefficient bureaucracy. Widespread corruption, a lax work ethic, especially in public sector enterprises (both economic and education), an overemphasis on a discourse of rights and entitlements at the expense of an equally necessary discourse of duties, all contributed to the growing malaise of public indebtedness. This paper attempts to explore the impact of socialist ideology of the Indian state on entrepreneurship education in higher education. Formal higher education is positively correlated with entrepreneurship. Education inculcating the culture of competitiveness is the most important factor in determining the entrepreneurial orientation of the citizens. While liberalism encourages competitiveness, socialism totally discourages it. Unfortunately, the present entrepreneurship education in India is tightly controlled by the government and based on socialism. Hence, if India has to succeed in entrepreneurship and develop a national culture of competitiveness within higher education and its citizens, it needs to first begin by making amendment to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship education, higher education, political challenge, political economy challenge, operational challenge
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 12:03
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 12:03
URI: http://eprints.tiu.edu.iq/id/eprint/343

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