Entrepreneurial Intention among Indian Graduate Students
This paper aims at studying the entrepreneurial intention among graduate students in India. The research
framework of this study is traced from the Ajzen model of Theory of planned behavior. Data collected from the pre-final and
final year engineering students from Tamil Nadu, India using a validated questionnaire. A total of 246 students were
participated in the study. Regression analysis and Moderation analysis was done. The results of the study show that attitude
toward entrepreneurship and perceived behavioral control is significantly predicting entrepreneurial intention among
students, however Subjective norm doesn’t significantly predicting entrepreneurial intention. The results of moderation
analysis reveals that gender is not a significantly moderator between attitude towards behavior and entrepreneurial intention.
Findings of this study help educational institutions and government to understand the present stand of entrepreneurship
intention among Indian students and frame adequate polices to support entrepreneurial activity in the country.
Keywords - Entrepreneurial Intention, Attitude, Behavioral Control, Graduate Student, India