The significance of entrepreneurship cannot be overemphasized. It increases people’s standards of living through the formation of new firms which generate value for themselves and their clients by identifying and selling new and more valuable products and services. Entrepreneurship increases business expansion, technological progress, and prosperity creation (Lumpkin & Dess, 1996). With this change comes the need for an individual to assess their ability to enter the industry. This survey attempts to measures personal self esteem, individual entrepreneurial orientation and entrepreneurial intentions along with several socio-psychological/cultural parameters of 460 undergraduate students of Engineering and Management in India, specifically from West Bengal and neighbouring states. The items for scale are based on the entrepreneurial orientation dimensions from Lumpkin & Dess and individual entrepreneurial orientation from Bolton and Lane, as well as the self esteem dimensions from Heatherton and Polivy. This report may act as a foundation to encourage educational initiatives that have been considered as an essential tool in boosting the supply of potential and nascent entrepreneurs in India.
After working extensively in India and abroad in various domains of Human resource management and development in MNCs belonging to different sectors, she decided to pursue the education industry. She did a second Masters upon returning to India in Psychology specialising in Organisational/Industrial Psychology as a value addition to her base degree, a Masters in Business Administration from Liverpool, United Kingdom. She is passionate about teaching, learning and skill transfer – she believes in enabling people for better performance and enhanced productivity. She is also passionate about travelling, food, and culture and runs a food group on Facebook called Foodie Universe.