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EMPLOYABILITY MANAGEMENT: IS HIGHER EDUCATION IN CRISIS?

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Author(s): Nikhil Chandra SHIL | Alok Kumar PRAMANIK

Journal: Annals of the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava : Fascicle of the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration
ISSN 2066-575X

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2(14);
Start page: 149;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Higher Education | Higher Education Institutions | Employability | and Employability

ABSTRACT
The basic objective of higher education throughout the civilization was to be employable. Graduates are incompetition to perform a good figure in the job market while they are there. Higher education and employment isintertwined though for few, it may be different. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are also busy to develop waysto make their graduates employable. The performance of HEIs at the end of the day will depend on the success ofits graduates to the race of employment. A careful observation of this game will reveal that some are performingthis job smartly over others. While some others argue that to win an unhealthy game, HEIs are adopting someshort-cut and derailed themselves from the right path. This debate becomes a regular issue. In such a situation, it isfelt to conduct a study on employability, activities of HEIs in this regard, and integration among differentstakeholders in the market. The paper presents some real life example of developing employability skills within thegraduates undertaken by some benchmarking HEIs. The discussion is very much helpful for HEIs, educators,academia and market regulators for managing employability for the betterment of the society. The issue ofemployability becomes strategic thrust for educators and prioritized issue for regulators. A good management ofHEIs will bring inconceivable success is the conclusion drawn in the paper.
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