Published March 31, 2024 | Version v1
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The Incorporation of Soft Skills into the Current Educational Curriculum: An Overview



This study elucidates the process by which students, employees, and professionals cultivate intricate skills that eventually shape their prospects for survival in the challenging global landscape. It is recognised that a significant number of contemporary graduates necessitate "sensitive skills" in order to secure employment across many industries. As a consequence, a considerable segment of the populace, exceeding 33%, experiences a state of unemployment. At present, it is recommended to incorporate "soft skills" into the school curriculum in order to effectively meet the requirements of the contemporary globalised society. These abilities underscore an individual's engagements with colleagues in the workplace, their personal attributes, and their aptitude for interpersonal relationships. Soft skills are currently characterised in several ways based on their impact on outcomes. The phrase "soft skills," also known as "EQ," is commonly used by sociologists to describe the ability to understand someone at their most basic level. These obstacles are perceived as impediments that hinder an individual's ability to attain success and advance at a faster pace. It is widely recognised that India possesses the second-highest population density, wherein over 350 million individuals, including 28% of the total population, are young. Regrettably, a significant majority of fresh graduates and experts, specifically 75%, are unable to pursue employment due to their deficiency in delicate skills. A significant number of students depart from their educational institutions, such as schools, colleges, or other educational establishments, equipped with academic and professional competencies that may not be totally advantageous for navigating the contemporary society.