There are questions being raised about suitability for employment of MBA students passing out from tier-II / III business schools. There seems to be clash of interests and priorities among the three key stakeholders - employers, trainers and students. More than 80% of students come to tier-II / III B-Schools from vernacular background, without language skills, without the required business aptitude and with expectation of getting a job quickly. Most of them lack in soft-skills as well as willingness to engage wholeheartedly in process of self-development.
The author, as part of his ongoing doctoral research in area of challenges involved in student development in professional colleges has developed a 4-Q model that can reduce ambiguity in perceptions and approach of stakeholders on much-needed soft-skill development among youngsters. This paper is based on pilot testing (survey) done on experimental research design to find how effective the 4-Q model can be, and how can trainers / employers and students use this model.
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