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A Research Proposal Presentation on

“Bridging Employability Gaps in higher Education Space related to Management area: A Competency Model”

Guided by : Dr M M Bagali, Dean, Management Studies Dept, NHCE
Vijay.G.Padaguri, Faculty Dept of Management Studies New Horizon College of Engineering, B’luru

 Employability     gaps refer to the gap between academic teaching and industry requirement India is witnessing high rates of unemployment amongst the post graduates Even smaller cities like Chandigarh have a very high unemployment rate amongst the post graduates This issue is prevalent in almost all the states in India Employability gaps need to be addressed in a .Some initial thoughts…….

 This is mainly due to “employability gaps” that exist in the delivery of the post graduation/higher education space across India. body language. Right Skills and Right Competencies to deliver results and achieve organizational objectives  Getting them job-ready is turning out to be a huge area of expenditure and the turn around time is getting longer.PROBLEM STATEMENT  Employers in India always demand but are not getting good number of High-caliber and capable-towork post graduates in the management area with Right Attitudes. time . Areas in soft skills include areas like: communication skills.

OBJECTIVES  To identify and understand the various employability gaps that exist in the higher education space in India  To understand industry expectations with regard to students of higher education  To suggest remedial measures and frame strategies to bridge the employability gaps  To prepare a model of how to develop employability and skills/competency .

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY  Data Collection: Primary Data: Responses from HR Managers and corporate through interviews. online survey and focus group discussion. Institutes and organizations like NHRD/SHRM/NIPM/ISTD/SHRM would be approached Secondary Data: Reference books on concerned topic Articles published in periodicals Related journals Internet/Website Research Studies and papers      Formulating to test an appropriate hypothesis. .

research publications and reports  Stage 2 – Preparation of questionnaire.Plan of research  Stage 1 – This stage covers the theoretical aspects relating to employability gaps.  Stage 4 – Observations. articles. Recommendations . how employability gaps have been addressed till now. interview schedule. what attempts have been made by educational institutes and corporate in this regard referring journals. collection of data and information from the educational institutes and companies  Stage 3 – Analysis of the collected data.

soft skills and allied areas  An understanding of the various „deficiencies‟ that exist in the higher education space in India  A clear view of industry expectations from the students and the institutes in the higher education space in India  An action plan to bridge the employability gaps that exist in the higher education space in India .Expected Outcome  The causes of employability gaps to be uncovered in relation to technical skills. analytical skills.

which may lead to improper representation of the sample  Corporate environment being very dynamic making the process of recognizing employability gaps a difficult process  The views expressed by the sample maybe very diverse leading to difficulties in formation of conclusion  Limitations may also be in terms of covering all the courses in the higher education space due to new and evolving courses like fashion technology and alternative therapies .Limitations  Huge sample population .

collating and tabulating data. recommendations. Classifying. Analysis of data. online surveys. Presentation of Papers in Conferences and Publishing of articles in Journals. Preparation of questionnaire. Data Collection: Conducting Interviews.Research Timeline st 1 Year Course Work. Collection of reference materials. Govt of India. creation of model and conclusion. NSDC and National 2nd Year 3rd Year . Focus group discussions. Plan to present it to Ministry of Higher Education. suggestions.

Epilogue  Bridging of Employability gaps is critical to fuel the economic growth story of India Inc  Leveraging of opportunities available in the market by students in the higher education space  Better delivery standards on the part of institutes to ensure better student caliber addressing the corporate needs  Right intervention by right entities to ensure employability gaps are qualitatively closed .