Dr Ajay Batra, Bennett University; Column on Indian Entrepreneurship
Dr. Ajay Batra, Head, Centre or Entrepreneurship Education, at Bennett University shares his expert column with Careers360 on the topic of Indian Entrepreneurship. He shares how entrepreneurship has established itself as a domain in India, and the perception and facts behind it.
He further talks about the pro-activeness of government in this filed and the opportunities that the entrepreneurs can grab on. Read Dr. Ajay Batra’s expert column below:
The buzz around entrepreneurship is everywhere. Startups make headlines every day; the Unicorns ($1bn valuation) are celebrated; Startup innovations are recognized. The government certainly has become very proactive - for the first time in India’s history, we have a separate ministry of entrepreneurship. Besides this, there was the Startup India campaign launched by the PM some time back. Entrepreneurship is truly an exciting domain in India today.
This creates a perception that startups/entrepreneurship is a sunshine, Greenfield, or new area. This is not true.
The fact is that ‘startups’ is just a fancy word. When an Infosys or a Wipro started up 25-30 years ago they didn’t quite use the term ‘startup’; but they were startups nevertheless. Before them, there were the industrial houses like the Tatas, the Mahindras besides the whole host of small entrepreneurs that we don’t perhaps talk about or know about or cover in our media. Entrepreneurship has always been India’s mainstream. Startups have been the way to live in India albeit at a small scale. The Indian social and economic context is challenging; everyday challenges of life require us to think differently. So, there is no way but to innovate out of it and startups have been at the forefront of this innovation. Given our history and need for developing enterprise, entrepreneurship is not just natural but a necessity.
The other thing peculiar and inherent to Indian entrepreneurship is this psyche of ‘jugaad’ or frugal innovation if you want to use a formal term. This is not necessarily a good thing because ‘jugaad’ is often associated with “unethical” shortcuts for narrow and personal gains. At the same time, I think that streak of innovation is embedded in our DNA and that it can be harnessed for the larger good, for innovation that serves society and solves some of the many complex problems that we have. I feel there is the need, there is the skill set and we are moving in that direction.
So is entrepreneurship a sunshine area? No. Is the focus on entrepreneurship and startups something new and interesting? Yes. Is it grabbing the fancy of most urban metro places? Yes. Is it really getting an excitement going in our Tier 2 cities and rural areas? Perhaps. And that is what needs to change. For innovation and entrepreneurship to become a national movement, a lot more needs to be done. We have only just begun to encourage this wave and much more needs to be done to support startups, especially ones that solve larger societal problems.
Another popular perception is that entrepreneurship is related to youth. This is actually a fallacy. If entrepreneurship is about thinking differently, asking “why not” and not just asking why, about being solution oriented rather than problem focused, about being a little crazy, if you will, about challenging the norms and being able to not just dream big but actually implement it then every job is entrepreneurial. Remember, there is no restriction; there is no socio-economic divide; there is no age to be entrepreneurial. As Mohd Yunus, the Noble Peace Prize winner said, “Everyone is an Entrepreneur”.
Entrepreneurship education has to start with the basics. It is not about teaching how to start a business or creating a business plan. In fact, we could be teaching sociology, physics, history, engineering or any other subject. Our first job is to build the foundational skill set that unfortunately our schooling system has failed to do. This has to do with developing independent, critical, creative, analytical, and non-cognitive ways of thinking. This will help you to answer questions like: What do you want in life? What excites you? How are you working on yourself? How do you get along with others? Essentially, we should not mean to teach entrepreneurship in our university. What we should be teaching people is how to think, behave or act like an entrepreneur. To discover yourself. Naturally, this way of thinking is equally relevant whether you intend to be an entrepreneur or you just want to be a more effective employee. Just like we advise budding entrepreneurs to focus on the basics of building great businesses, similarly, our focus on entrepreneurial education should be to develop foundational capacities in students to have the courage to change the world.
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Is Bennett University best For cse
To be very honest Bennett University is good but not great. Placement is not strong point of the university but I guess it will improve as college will become more established still now it's not bad it is better than other private institutions. The college is very expensive.
Talking about CSE in Bennett University it is not worth. Placement is also not so good. Now it's your choice.
is Bennett University is good?
Bennet University is a private educational institute located in Noida, uttar Pradesh. It offers 8 UG courses and 7 PG courses. Collecting reviews from various sources this is what i could sum up to :
- The fees is pretty high. For B.E it is around 15Lakhs, for BBA around 8 lakhs and for B.A it varies between 8 to 15 lakhs.
- The academic staff is good. however, over the years the college a seen a downside in its quality of teaching.
- The food at the hostel is not good. Students complain a lot about unhygiene food.
- The hostel life is pretty strict. If you are looking for a little free hostel life, then its not an answer.
- The research in the college is really good. The campus has implicit coding culture among its students.
- The college is located almost outskirts to the main city. Transportation and easy access to the essentials is difficult.
- Placements are not really great.
Now its your choice to decide whether you want to join or not. Research more about the campus and the hostel. Here is the link of one of the reviews about the college.Choose the best for you.
can I get free seat in BENNETT university or any other best university through my jeemains result I got 70 percentile in jeemains my crl rank is 265350 my caste is obc and I am from telangana state please reply me I request you and also suggest me some best college . plese dont forget
You can apply for good private universities or institutes who are taking their own entrance exam and having their own admission criteria like:
MANIPAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY
BML MUNJAL UNIVERSITY
SRM UNIVERSITY etc
You can also try for state level counselling for engineering admission.
IILM UNIVERSITY,GURUGRAM is offering B.tech in computer Science and Information Technology with contemporary computing areas like:
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Internet of Things (IoT)
i want college reviews about Bennett University
Bennett university is the top most college.Infrastructure is awesome air conditions in classrooms and hostels and in class rooms available of speakers.Class rooms are good and clean.Mess foods are average there is no cafe,some maggi spots are around college.WIFI connection is good over all Infrastructure is good.
Faculty: Best faculties they clarify doubts at any time during college hours and they are very helpful to students .
Placements:Around 70-75 % students got placed in this campus through intern ship there are many students got good placed.The highest package is 44LPA and the lowest package is 3LPA ,average package is around 6 LPA .The top most recruiter company is TCS.Companies like Microsoft,wipro,cognizant,Hp,Hitachi,samsung etc..,
The rating of this college is around 3.75 out off 5.
I hope this information may helps you,
which state councelling should I apply for if my air is 173819 and my home state is Rajasthan and I m general category and I want to get computer science and engineering or should I seek for private college ???
See with this rank and category if you want CSE then you can try for state counselling in states like Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu. Or you can go for some private colleges which are enlisted below :-
- SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
- Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
- School of Engineering, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
- Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, Pune
- Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
- Nirma University, Ahmedabad
- MIT College of Engineering, Pune
- Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune
Note that the above prediction is made on the basis of previous year's cut-off and the cut-offs are bound to change every year depending upon various factors such as the number of candidates appearing in an examination, the number of candidates qualifying an examination, difficulty level of the paper, and so on.
So you can use JEE-Main College Predictor to predict your chances of admission in different engineering colleges of India :-
I hope this information helps you.