A tracer study of ignou graduates

Neelam Chaudhary and Girija Shankar

Tracer studies can be used as a tool to address the issues of relevance of curriculum, quality and support services in terms of training to enhance the competencies and employability of the graduates in the job market both nationally and internationally. IGNOU commissioned a tracer study of the graduates of the year 2009 and 2010 encompassing 12 programmes. A standard tracer study is made up of two phases broadly. The first is an impact study that seeks to determine whether graduates are satisfied with the study programmes which they have successfully gone through at University. The second is career development study to determine the extent to which the programme has helped them secure employment of their choice or advancement in their career. The present study focuses on both the aspects.

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