An Analysis of Success Rate of Entrepreneurship Development Programme of Entrepreneurs of RUDSETI of North Karnataka

Geeta P. Channal and K.V. Natikar


Entrepreneurial activities are not only a means for social empowerment but also, empowering them economically and enable them to contribute more to overall development. The present study was investigated in the year 2014- 2015 in Bagalkot, Vijayapur and Uttar Kannada districts of North Karnataka of India. A sample of 50 trained and 50 untrained respondents were selected from each of the three districts making a total sample of 300 with ex-post facto research design. Majority of the trained (58.67 %) and untrained (66.67 %) entrepreneurs belonged to middle age group, educated up to middle school, married and are from rural background with low-income level. As per RUDSETI guidelines the enterprises have been classified as agriculture, product, process and general enterprises. Majority of the trained (50.66%) and untrained (62.00%) entrepreneurs had taken up product based enterprises. Maximum number (70.00 %) of trained entrepreneurs availed loan from banks while, maximum number of untrained entrepreneurs (63.34 %) borrowed money from money lenders. The highest success rate was for Bagalkot (76.45 %) followed by Vijayapur (64.64 %) and Uttar Kannada (53.80 %). Thirty-two per cent of trained entrepreneurs had started their enterprise between four to six months after taking the training from the institute.

Keyword: Entrepreneurship; RUDSETI; Success rate

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