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June 14, 2015
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Determinants of Professional Excellence of Engineering Graduates - An Empirical StudyIndian Engineering Education System is the largest and one of the most relevant globalsystems where about 3400 institutes churn out 1.1 Million engineers every year. The countryhas emerged as a major player in the global arena and has produced engineers who havecontributed significantly to the economic and technological development at the internationallevel and has a huge potential for future contribution. It has some glaring weaknesses that arecoming in the way of fulfilling the potential. One of the most threatening findings has beenthat the employability of the engineering graduates is pegged at a mere 25 %. This paperanalyses employability and on-the-job performance of engineering graduates of a ruralinstitute.We have chosen a batch of about 300 students that graduated in 2011 from Mechanical,Electronics and Telecommunication, Computer Engineering, and Information Technologydepartments. We are measuring their employability based on when they were placed, andperformance based on their designations, roles, salaries and significant achievements. Weplan to use the Delphi method for rating performances. We are studying and will bepresenting effects of academics, social background, and co-curricular and extra-curricularperformance on professional excellence. The academic performance will be studied atcomponent levels such as various courses and pre-engineering scores.The study will inform the institutes to undertake various steps so that the professionalexcellence of their graduates can be improved.
Waychal, P. K., & Patil, J. B., & Deore, P. J. (2015, June), Determinants of Professional Excellence of Engineering Graduates – An Empirical Study Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23819
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