Nourishing Entrepreneurship through Interdisciplinarity in Engineering Education
This paper aims to highlight the effect of interdisciplinarity in Engineering Education on Entrepreneurial Orientation of the engineering students in India.
A survey questionnaire was circulated among the students of the select engineering colleges of India and the data was analyzed through smartpls2 to test the hypothesis.
The research study brings out the relation between the interdisciplinarity in engineering education and entrepreneurial orientation.
It suggests the policy makers, government and the educational institutes, start-up ecosystems and incubators to include the soft skills and other essential interdisciplinary skills in the engineering curricula. This research study makes the engineering students understand the importance of interdisciplinarity in employability and entrepreneurship.
The unique contribution from the study is to highlight the importance of interdisciplinarity in engineering education in nourishing the entrepreneurial orientation as this important relation was not studied in the previous research.