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Educational Entrepreneurs in Tamil Nadu - A Profile

Journal of Entrepreneurship & Management

Volume 4 Issue 1

Published: 2015
Author(s) Name: Siluvai Raja | Author(s) Affiliation: LIBA-Informatics Centre, Loyola College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Education has been considered as an indispensable asset of every individual, community and nation today. Indias higher education system is the third largest in the world, after China and the United States (World Bank). Tamil Nadu occupies the first place in terms of possession of higher educational institutions in the private sector in the country with over 46 percent(27) universities, 94 percent(464) professional colleges and 65 percent(383) arts and science colleges(2011). Studies to understand the profile of the entrepreneurs providing higher education either in India or Tamil Nadu were hardly available. This paper attempts to map the demographic profile of the entrepreneurs providing higher education in Arts and Science colleges in Tamil Nadu through an empirical analysis, carried out among 25 entrepreneurs spread across the state. This paper presents a summary of major inferences of the analysis.

Keywords: Educational Entrepreneurs, Higher Education, Arts & Science, Gross Enrolment Ratio, Demographic Profile, National Knowledge Commission

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