Forging entrepreneurs in India – THE HINDU
Twenty students of engineering are being mentored as entreprenuers by Rajesh Nair through MIT. Academic and innovator Rajesh Nair shares his hands-on approach to turn engineering students into entrepreneurs through the ‘MIT-Make in India’ project.
Entrepreneurs are being made in Chirayinkeezhu, a quiet coastal town in the Thiruvananthapuram district. Twenty students of engineering, 10 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States (U.S.) and 10 from colleges in India are being mentored by Rajesh Nair, an academic, entrepreneur and innovator, who is convinced that entrepreneurs are made and not born.
The first of its kind, Rajesh hopes that the project will encourage colleges to create employers and not only employees. The founder of the decade-old TechTop, a contest for innovators among students of engineering, Rajesh says with missionary zeal that his dream is to increase the percentage of college graduates in India starting businesses to at least 10 percent.