Study on the Nature of Impact of Soft Skills Training Programme on the Soft Skills Development of Management Students

Pacific Business Review, pp. 19-27, October/ December 2009

9 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2010

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Jessy John

Institute of Rural Management (FMS-IRM)

Date Written: September 17, 2009

Abstract

The education as well as the market scenario is changing very fast. A decade ago, those individuals who had a brilliant academic record with added work experience were well sought after by most of the corporate institutions. But today hard skills and experience are not sufficient enough for the ingress and escalation in the corporate world. Employers prefer to hire and promote those persons who are resourceful, ethical, and self directed with good communication/ soft skills. Dearth of soft skills in the candidates has resulted in low hiring by corporate.

In spite of such great significance of soft skills, many management colleges are reluctant to incorporate soft skills training in the curriculum of management courses. This paper is based on an empirical study conducted between students regularly exposed to soft skills sessions and those who are deprived of the same.

Keywords: Soft Skills, Soft Skills Training Programme

Suggested Citation

John, Jessy, Study on the Nature of Impact of Soft Skills Training Programme on the Soft Skills Development of Management Students (September 17, 2009). Pacific Business Review, pp. 19-27, October/ December 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1591331

Jessy John (Contact Author)

Institute of Rural Management (FMS-IRM) ( email )

Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

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