India has numerous social challenges in the field of education, healthcare, agriculture, renewable energy, manufacturing, and skills development. Over 60% of the Indian population still lives on less than $2 (about Rs.130 at current rates) a day. The government initiatives to address these issues have been inadequate so far. The role of the government in the socioeconomic scope is flowing towards the privatization of public responsibilities. The paper aims to explore the role of social entrepreneurial determinants among Indian students so as to address the prevalent issues in the country through social entrepreneurship. Total twelves drivers of social entrepreneurship intentions were identified after extensive literature review. Moral obligations, empathy and independence emerged as the most important determinants of entrepreneurial intentions among students. The findings of the study will aid policy makers to encourage social entrepreneurship among Indian students.
Key words: Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Intention, ISM, Social Capital, Social Exposure