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Step by step to soft-skills training: How to enhance employability skills in students

M.S Rao (MSR Leadership Consultants India, Sri Krishna Nagar, Hyderabad, India.)

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 10 August 2015



Emphasizes the need to give soft-skills training equal importance with other core subjects in Indian educational institutions to enhance students’ employability.


Illustrates with a blueprint to ensure industry – institute interaction and co-ordination from all stakeholders including educators, industry, training and placement officers and soft-skills trainers.


Highlights the need to treat soft skills like any other core subject to make students understand their importance.

Practical implications

Shows that soft skills will enable students to grow not only as an enlightened and empowered individuals but also as an employable and self-employable individuals.

Social implications

Seeks strong support from all stakeholders, including educators, students, parents, industry, non-governmental organizations and government, to enhance employability skills in students.


Turns the spotlight on the importance of soft skills to students and the Indian economy as a whole.



Rao, M.S. (2015), "Step by step to soft-skills training: How to enhance employability skills in students", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 23 No. 6, pp. 34-36.



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