Importance of Generic Skill Development Courses in Higher Education in India

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India has accepted the policy of LPG (Liberalization, Privatization & Globalization) in 1991. It means opening the country’s economy to the world and face the global competition. Hence organizations of different areas have become more quality conscious, customer-centric & innovative for surviving in the global competition. This needs qualified professionals not only with good academic records but also with the generic skill and knowledge, which is offer by education system and higher education system in special. The objective of this paper is to present the need of generic skills and knowledge, types of courses in higher education system and it's importance in country like India. The paper also includes finding and feedback of students as case.


Keywords: Generic Skill, Higher Education
Stream: Adult, Vocational, Tertiary and Professional Learning
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Importance of Generic Skill Development Courses in Higher Education in India


Mr. Anand Somabhai Patel

Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Nirma University of Science and Technology
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

I have done graduation in Production Engineering with Distinction marks. since June 2001 i am associated with Nirma University of Science and Technology, Ahmedabad as Lecturer in Mechanical Department. I am teaching the courses like Engineering Graphics, Manufacturing Processes, Quality Engineering, Marketing Management, Work Study and Fundamentals of Maintenance.

Prof Somabhai Patel

Profressor & Head of Mechanical Department, Profressor & Head of Mechanical Department
I/C Principal, Sankalchand Patel College of Engineering

Visnagar, Gujarat, India

I have completed M. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT , Bombay. I am having 30 Years of teaching experience at various engineering colleges in the state of gujarat.

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