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Prime Influential Factors Determining Prime Influential Factors Determining Employability of Engineering Graduates in Bangalore

Das, Ditipriya (2010) Prime Influential Factors Determining Prime Influential Factors Determining Employability of Engineering Graduates in Bangalore. Other thesis, Christ University.

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The question of employability has risen as a problem worldwide. India produces around 400000 engineers every year. But, according to a study done by Nasscom, only one in four engineering graduates is employable. The remaining lagged in technical skills and know-how, ability to converse in English, make oral presentations or work in teams. According to a recent survey jointly carried out by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the World Bank, 64 percent of surveyed employers are ‘somewhat’, ‘not really’ or ‘not at all’ satisfied with the quality of the engineering graduates’ skills. Graduates are found lacking in important skills like entrepreneurship, communication in English and use of modern tools and technologies. It has been argued that if colleges want to improve the employability of their graduates, they have to focus on reducing these important skill gaps through improvements in curriculum and teaching methods. The primary objective of the paper is to identify a set of factors that may have a bearing on the employability of engineering graduates in Bangalore and then find out how they are being rated by the institutions engaged in training these graduates on one hand and their prospective employers on the other and then find out the prime factors or dimensions influencing the kind of response received from each side, i.e. the institution and the industry. Lastly, if differences are found between the decisive factors or principal components of the industry and the institution, the study also intends to propose qualitative suggestions that can help to bridge the gaps thereby accelerating chances of employability of engineering graduates.

Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Subjects:Thesis > MPhil > Commerce
ID Code:5954
Deposited By:Knowledge Center Christ University
Deposited On:29 Jan 2014 18:59
Last Modified:29 Jan 2014 18:59

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