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Title: A Critical Analysis of the Soft Skills Requirements of the IT industry and the Soft Skills Training Provided in Select Engineering Colleges of Andhra Pradesh
Researcher: Koka, Anjani Srikanth
Guide(s): Raman, Meenakshi
Keywords: Language, Soft Skills Requirements, Soft Skills Training
University: Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Completed Date: 2016
Abstract: To sum up the preceding analyses, we can say that facilitating engineering students to develop adequate soft skills is increasingly becoming necessary. However, many of the current lot of engineering educational institutions are not focusing on such development. Though many of the colleges participated in the survey understand the importance of soft skills, they are not allocating adequate number of classes for inculcating these skills in their students. Very few classes are conducted to enhance the proficiency of their students in English language or to strengthen their analytical skills, leadership skills, etc. Some of the colleges do conduct classes on English communication but without any specific focus on the industry-specific skills. The failure to provide the necessary infrastructure to the students to enhance their employability skills is nothing short of a disservice as they need such skills to achieve success in their academic as well as professional career. The participating students feel that earmarking classes for soft skills alone will not be enough. The colleges need to train the faculty members teaching communication and soft skills courses so that they get an insight into the demands of workplaces and orient their teaching accordingly. Apart from the soft skills, namely, communication skills, interpersonal skills, problem solving skills, etc., students also need skills to deliver effective presentations, write succinct project reports, etc. As we have already mentioned, IT MNCs consider corporate etiquettes, communication, documentation, presentations, etc., as valuable skills at workplaces and hence it has become necessary for students acquire them before embarking on their professional career. Though some of the colleges train their students in group discussions, debates, mock interviews, role plays, etc., the quality of training requires to be improved. Similarly, the efforts taken by some of the colleges to organize lectures by industry experts and campus recruitment training programmes needs
Pagination: 225p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10603/182163
Appears in Departments:Humanities & Social Sciences

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