The objective of this study was to find the relationship between the occupational skills provided to polytechnic diploma engineers by BTEB (Bangladesh Technical Education Board) and requirement of industries in Bangladesh. Questionnaires were sent to Managers and diploma graduates of industries around Dhaka and Gazipur, teachers of Dhaka polytechnic institute, officers of BTEB and DTE (Directorate of Technical Education) to find out the extent to which the industry-institution relationship varies. The result shows that polytechnic graduates do not satisfy some of the skills required by industries as the new and emerging technology related contents are not included in the curriculum. The study suggests some recommendations to minimize this gap between the existing curriculum of diploma engineering and industry requirement.
Key words: Occupational skills, polytechnic institutes, Diploma Engineering, Bangladesh.
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