Measuring Industry Readiness of Engineering Students of Nagpur Region with Reference to Social Skills
Madhavi Wairagade1, Preeti Shukla2

1Madhavi Wairagade, Research Scholar, Department of Management Studies, Dr. C. V. Raman University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India.

2Dr. Preeti Shukla, Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Dr. C. V. Raman University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India.

Manuscript received on 09 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 August 2019 | PP: 1293-1305 | Volume-8 Issue-9S3 August 2019 | Retrieval Number: I32840789S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.I3284.0789S319

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Abstract: Most of the students of Engineering colleges in Vidarbha region select their employment through campus placements. It is thus the responsibility of the colleges to make the students skilled to enhance the chances of their employability. The paper divided the skill sets into and Social skillsand measured its impact on Employability Test Scores viz. Aptitude Test Score, Group Discussion Score and Personal Interview Score. It is found that social skills viz. Industry Institute Interaction and Leadership Quality of the students play an important role in deciding Employability Test Scores of the students. The results were arrived at by taking the sample 629 students of engineering colleges of Nagpur region. Hence the mapping of various parameters in their past social skill superimposed with current assessment of their potential on the basis of aptitude test, group discussion and personal interview can generate certain indicators of success in future placement/ higher education/ entrepreneurship in engineering profession.

Keywords: Employability skills, Social skills, CART Analysis
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences