Employability Skills - Perception of the Final Year Engineering Students at South Tamilnadu, India

International Journal of Economics and Management Studies
© 2017 by SSRG - IJEMS Journal
Volume 4 Issue 11
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Joly Shalini. N, Jegan. K
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Joly Shalini. N, Jegan. K, "Employability Skills - Perception of the Final Year Engineering Students at South Tamilnadu, India," SSRG International Journal of Economics and Management Studies, vol. 4,  no. 11, pp. 31-35, 2017. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23939125/IJEMS-V4I11P104


Researcher conducted in this study in southern districts of TamilNadu especially Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari with the objectives of identifying the perception of final year engineering students towards their employability skills and how their colleges create exposure to develop the skills to the students in order to compete in the competitive world. For this researcher collected 500 samples from the final year engineering students among the students’ southern districts of TamilNadu engineering colleges. In this study researcher found the important skills which is more helpful to the students to fight with this competitive world to get a job and sustain the same job too. The skills are communication skill, problem solving skill, team working skill, planning and organizing skill, creativity and innovation skill, numerical skill, time management skill, and leadership skill derived with the help of factor analysis.


Employability skills, engineering student, institution and exposure.


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