Curriculum of Higher Educational Institutions in India and Employability Skills among Graduates: A Gap Analysis

Dr.B.S. Patil

Abstract


Higher Education especially professional course in India is changing rapidly to meet the pace of global competition.. In the changing environment and challenging economic order, the management graduates need to get exposed to job related skills along with other desires skills such as Personality and life skills besides mastering the domain knowledge. Majority of universities and institutions of higher learning both in public and private sectors are falling short in providing the required Skills. Therefore, the innovative strategies like life skills, personality skills, leadership skills, soft skills and other job oriented skills needs to be developed among the new age graduates. In addition to this an industry oriented Internship, Experiential Learning, Field Research, Twining Program (Student Exchange program) may help graduates to acquire the desired skills and they may be made part and parcel of the curricula.

The present study conducted a survey by selecting 235 graduate student respondents in the city of Bangalore revealed that majority students expect through change in the present curricula. Further 86% of respondents preferred compulsory internship in the IV semester of Master’s Degree Program and 68% felt the need for optional internship in the VI semester of Bachelor Degree Program. Regarding Experiential learning 65% of the respondents agreed that the students of the Business Education shall be given with marketing Test and other problem solving models at the field to enhance the employability. The students of the MBA & MFM, MDP unanimously vouched for introduction of twinning programs in their respective branch of study.


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ISSN : 2251-1555