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Academic Performance & Employability Skills: A Comparative Study Between Students Who Entered in Management Program through CMAT & Graduation Based


Shyam Sunder Agrawal , Oriental University Indore


Management Education, Employability Skills, Academic Performance, Academic Excellence


The study aims to evaluate and compare academic performance and employability skills of students of management program entered into through CMAT exam & Graduation Based. 126 CMAT based students and 112 Graduation based students were taken for assessment. The sample has been drawn from different management institutes of Indore city using convenient sampling technique. Academic performance was measured through overall marks scored in all four semester of their MBA program and employability skills was measured through self-designed questionnaire containing statements made on technical, interpersonal, emotional, ICT, Analytical, decision making etc. Independent T-test was applied to measure the mean difference in the scores of CMAT and Non-CMAT students. For calculating employability skills, comparative table and graphs has been used. CMAT based students were found to be more studious than non-CMAT students as their academic scores were significantly higher. And for employability skills, CMAT based students are found to be more strong in analytical and interpersonal skills than non-CMAT students. Various reasons have been identified for such differences and suggestions have been made in the study for the management institutions and budding management aspirants to bridge this gap.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I110087
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 11
Publication Date: 01/11/2019
Page(s): 200-204

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