TRACER STUDY: AN ANALYSIS OF 2018 GRADUATES OF GEDU COLLEGE OF BUSINESS STUDIES, BHUTAN
A tracer study is a widely-used approach by educational institutions to evaluate the relevance of higher education and collect other valuable information from the graduates of the institution. The present study aims to find employment status, relevancy of the program and satisfaction of the graduates of Gedu College of Business Studies (GCBS) who completed their course in 2018. The study uses descriptive-survey method with questionnaire as the main instrument in data collection. The data were collected during the 14th Convocation, held in 2019, from 154 graduates. The results also show that majority of graduates were employed and maximum graduates are employed in the private sector followed by corporate sector and civil service. The study shows that most of the respondents were employed within 3 to 6 months after their graduation. A mean score analysis of the employed respondents indicates that their academic experience at GCBS was relevant for their current employment. Further, most of the student were satisfied with the program the undertook at GCBS. Also, the graduates were of the opinion that the coaching classes for Preliminary Examination and Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) provided by the management had immensely benefited them.