A doctoral programmed on entrpreneurship has been launched by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) which aims to provide the required push to encourage entrepreneurship and to create a pool of faculty specialising in the field.
According to the institute, entrepreneurship in the country has had its ups and downs with many sectors open to the risk of the unknown. However, entrepreneurship is still an emerging hub and must not be ignored. The process demands extensive research into different cultures and the programme will be a significant initiative to redefine India’s business and job ecosystem. This will have implications on sustenance of incomes and business performance.
NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) Chairperson K Kumar stated that there is a global movement to include entrepreneurship in the curriculum of mainstream education and that a lot of research still needs to be done on the subject. IIMB is India’s first management school to offer an entrepreneurship specialisation in FPM.
The doctoral programme will be for five years, with the first two years including coursework. The institute works in close proximity with leading corporate houses in the country and has established its own incubating centre for entrepreneurship learning which incubates 18 start-ups, supports more than 100 venture and over 15,000 entrepreneurs.