Sunday, November 1, 2020

85% students want to learn entrepreneurship: Study

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 18: According to a study, as many as 85% of the students in India want to learn entrepreneurship. The study was conducted by Callido Learning to deeply understand what students in India believe they need to learn for a successful future.
The study was conducted across 1400+ students, 60% of whom were in Metros and Tier-1 cities. 40% of the respondents were from Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities. The respondents were aged between 12 to 18 and studied across IB, ICSE and CBSE schools.
Some salient outcomes of the study are:
88% of students want to learn Financial Planning and Budgeting, 79% of students are keen to learn Leadership, 76% of students are inclined towards learning the art of influencing people with words, 75% of students want to learn how to recover from failure
“It is no surprise that entrepreneurship ranks #1 on their list. India has the talent, infrastructure and market available to grow global giants. Entrepreneurship is thus naturally on top of students’ minds as a way of making breakthrough successes. The level of self-awareness in wanting to develop social-emotional skills is amazing for kids as young as 13,” said Sriram Subramanian, CEO, Callido Learning.
“I recently undertook a Junior MBA programme which taught me how to design my own business plan. I think learning entrepreneurship is important for teens because it allows us to be independent,” said Ananth Jain from Jai Hind College, Mumbai.
“In today’s world, all industries are changing rapidly. I am keen to learn entrepreneurship because I believe it will let me be one step ahead of others in whichever industry I choose. Entrepreneurship teaches one to be a self-starter.” said Parth Jain, a 14-year-old student from Delhi. (Courtesy: TS)