Educationists feel that the new generation has more risk taking ability.
“India’s economic growth is encouraging entrepreneurs. In the last three years, I have seen that students are more confident and are not waiting for the post-graduate degree to begin on their own,” said Kirti Narian, principal of Jai Hind College which has an entrepreneurship cell for undergraduate students.
But how do parents react to this new risk-taking attitude? “My parents are proud but they constantly tell me that I need a solid job and an MBA degree,” said Abhinav mehra, a final- year commerce student who started Ideation Incorporated, a brand consultancy that helps small companies and start-ups.
Armed with marketing tools like Facebook and Orkut, the four-month-old firm already has nine clients. “I will do an MBA to polish my entrepreneurial skills and not to land a boring, conventional job,” said the HR College student. The 20-year-old has branded products like Samriddhi, paper bags made by fisherwomen.
With a heady thrill of independence, these young entrepreneurs juggle work and study.
“My course is flexible and so is my work. As for fun, I ensure office has a chilled-out atmosphere. We take office trips every three months,” said 21-year-old Samyak Chakrabarty who heads Concrea Communications.