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Title: Industry requirements for and competence of engineering graduates a study
Researcher: Jose, K J
Guide(s): Mahajan, P Mani
Keywords: Gandhian studies
Engineering education
Skill Gap
Engineering Graduate Competencies
Non-technical Skills Survey
Kerala State
Bridging Skills Gap
Upload Date: 26-Nov-2013
University: Mahatma Gandhi University
Completed Date: January 2011
Abstract: The problem of skills mismatch between the entry level engineers and the industry needs is universal in nature and India is no exception to this. The present study aimed to address the issue of the industry requirements for and competence of engineering graduates taking Kerala state under a sample survey. The study adopted cluster sampling with sample components comprising three categories namely engineering students, students selected on campus interviews and employed category. In total, 571 subjects were selected drawn from different branches of study such as Information Technology (IT), Electronic and Communication Engineering (ECE) and Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) belonging to 8 Engineering colleges in the Kerala State coming under different universities. The study has been supplemented by views and opinions, suggestions collected from the doyen experts, educationists, legislators and industry personnel through scheduled interviews. The study gave a wider coverage to the global literature and Indian studies as well for the identification of the problem, methodology, instruments and recommendations. Data were collected through standardized test instruments for measuring the Competency of engineering graduates with the parameters that included Logical thinking, Numerical Ability, Engineering Aptitude, Verbal Reasoning, Speed, Emotional Intelligence and team work (Least Preferred Coworker) identified as Employability skills. The first four come under Differential Aptitude Test and the Least Preferred Co worker revealing that of the team work. The time and specific instructions regarding each test were given to the respondents well in advance. The entire questionnaire set was served one after another and respondents were made to sit at a stretch and answer fully. The formulated set of hypotheses was tested with the collected data. Correlation matrix could reveal the relationship among the variables representing the skills.
Pagination: 260p.
Appears in Departments:School of Gandian Thought and Development Studies

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