The employability of management graduates in India has declined in the past five years, as only 21 per cent of MBAs surveyed are ’employable’, a study has said.
Source: The Hindu

“The biggest problem we face today is that only 20% of the engineering graduates in India are employable,” said Nigel Fine chief executive, The Institution of Engineering and Technology. He also added that though the problem of employability is not just specific to India, it is definitely more acute here.
Source: Live, Mint

The gap between the employability skills and the education imparted has become mundane and rabid topic amongst the corporates. The deficiency has affected graduates’ competencies, their ability to join the workforce, and also contributes to unemployment among graduates. Whilst this has become a core issue for the rapidly changing economy of the country, the industry too is constantly changing in demands for new skills and expertise. However, a one thing remains which remains consistent is the “Right Attitude” in their employees. Most of the institutions are working on this gap with the basis that Employability Skills are the transferable skills needed by an individual to make him or her ’employable’.

The learning dimensions covered in the colleges are technical and functional. While behavior (and attitude) is mentioned in the passing is not given curriculum treatment. Incidentally the attitude/behavior component of competency determines the level of performance and becomes differentiator between any two individuals who otherwise are equal.

Coach Guru has invested lot of time studying this gap. It has done a thorough search along with the leading HRs of the corporate world to observe the lacunas. It has developed a well-researched program for the students to have a holistic development. Leading HRs, psychologists, and domain experts are part of this curriculum.

This program is for the students about to embark their journey in the corporate. It addresses the extreme shift of thought process and also the approach. The design consists of interventions for developing the students that seamlessly integrate with the technical and functional development programs in pipeline in the college.

This program has been divided into three parts for its smooth and comprehensive implementation. It addresses the following:

  • Employability deals with student preparation to face interview and includes resume preparation.
  • Job readiness covers all skills necessary to transit from campus to corporate.
  • Personal effectiveness would further ready them to have an inward-outward approach. They would be future ready.

General Outlook of These Programs

Employability Skills


Preparing job aspirants to face interviews thereby increase chances of their employment.


The students will be able to:

  • Know more about self
  • Increase their confidence levels
  • Build their resume / write their resume (Resume writing)
  • Handle objections and answer questions (Interview Skills)
  • Understand the different industry job requirements for employment

Focus Area:

  • Written Communication Verbal communication Listening skills
  • Seeking clarity
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Features of good resume
  • Framing cover letter
  • Identify strengths and areas of improvement Practice public speaking
  • Overcome fears
  • Bracing for Interview Skills
  • Suitability and Competency
  • Self-development
  • Presentation
  • Professional conduct
  • How to make a good first impression
  • Email Etiquette
  • Corporate Etiquette

Job Readiness


To enable students’ transit from being a student to being an employee.


The students will be able to:

  • Understand difference between college and corporate context
  • Learn new tools to successfully engage in corporate

Focus Area:

  • Business Etiquette
  • Managing Self in corporate environment
  • Competition vs. collaboration
  • Overcoming inhibition
  • Understanding self (to initiate reflection on self) and others
  • Understanding organizational values
  • Alignment with team and organizational goals
  • Planning and optimal utilization of resources
  • Taking initiative and understanding importance of active involvement
  • Understanding team dynamics and the need to work in teams
  • New tools (Time management, SMART goal setting, communication, seeking and offering help, give and take feedback, feed forward, on the feet thinking, brevity, learn to learn skills)
  • Emotional Stability
  • Handling Perceptions
  • Cross Cultural Training Gender Sensitivity
  • Motivation – Intrinsic / Extrinsic
  • Managing Change
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • VMV – Vision, Mission & Values
  • Negotiating Results
  • Problem Solving
  • POSH (Prevention of Sexual harassment at Workplace)

Personal Effectiveness

Self-Leadership or Branding You


Owning their context for life


  • Clarifying their personal motivations, passion and values
  • Designing their personal development plans

Core Themes:

  • Knowing self and others
  • Locus of Control
  • Transformational Communication
  • Perspectives and Perception
  • Assertive communication
  • Ownership
  • Being Mindful
  • Listening as leadership quality
  • Change and leading change

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