Importance of Soft Skills in Improving Employability of Graduates of National Universities in Sri Lanka – A Literature Search

EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD), Volume 1, Issue 9, pp. 100-103, 2016

5 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2016

Date Written: November 16, 2016

Abstract

This study investigated the existing literature on soft skills with special emphasis on the Sri Lankan context. Literature is concentrated on identifying soft skills that enhance employability, identifying ways to improve soft skills and the perception of soft skill requirements by the employer and graduate/ faculty. Existing literature suggests that the most important soft skill expected of a graduate is communication skills, while, internships, project based learning, soft skills programs and teaching methods are identified as modes to enhance soft skills. Further there is a discrepancy in the perceptions of the employers/students and faculty regarding the specific soft skill requirements of graduate.

Keywords: Employability, Soft Skills, Internships, Project Based Learning

Suggested Citation

Rajapakse, R. P. C. R., Importance of Soft Skills in Improving Employability of Graduates of National Universities in Sri Lanka – A Literature Search (November 16, 2016). EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD), Volume 1, Issue 9, pp. 100-103, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2876061

R. P. C. R. Rajapakse (Contact Author)

University of Sri Jayewardenepura ( email )

Nugegoda
Gandodawila
Gangodawila, Nugegoda 10250
Sri Lanka

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