Mumbai: Do new MBA graduates of Indian
institutes and universities meet the expectations of their
According to a study by Higher Education Forum (BEF),
there are gaps between the expectations of the employers and
certain skills of hired MBAs.
The "Skill Gap Survey" was conducted to systematically
evaluate if there were gaps in the expectations and
performance of newly hired MBAs in Indian Banking, Financial
Services, and Insurance (BFSI) sector.
"The Skills Gap Survey found that gaps do exist,
particularly in skills such as listening, and team work and
collaboration; attitudes such as self-motivation,
self-discipline and commitment and dedication; and Knowledge
such as understanding organisation and process; product,
solutions, and services; and consumer behaviour," Director
1SOS Manish Panchal and vice-president Westat India Vasudha
Narayanan who conducted the survey for HEF said.
The survey was released at the first annual meeting of
HEF with a theme, "Towards excellence in Higher Education" at
Welingkar Institute of Management.
This research is the first step in understanding the gaps
between industry expectation and the performance of newly
hired MBAs in the Indian BFSI sector.