Soft Skills: The Employability Success Mantra

Rita Nirmala, M Nair, Gitasri Mukherjee, M Phil, Rita Nirmala, M Nair, Gitasri Mukherjee, M Phil
2015 unpublished
The mushrooming of engineering and technical institutions in India today has led to a paradoxical situation where there is no scarcity of engineering graduates or companies to recruit them; rather, there is a severe dearth of employable engineers. These graduates with their professional degrees are found to be unfit for the corporate world and their scope to acquire a job is highly constrained due to a lack of various soft skills. Presently organizations evaluate candidates' suitability and
more » ... suitability and employability not only by their academic record but also by a set of personal and interpersonal skills which help them to be industry-ready and sustain in the corporate world for long. This paper proposes a few suggestions about how these soft skills can be instilled in students in the English class by incorporating a few creative and interesting tasks with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry.