Title: Improving knowledge and competency of students in higher educational institutions by employing Lean Six Sigma model

Authors: N. Mallikharjuna Rao; Sasidhar Choragudi; Samhitha Nuka; Ashritha Nayana Orampati

Addresses: Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Rajampet-516126, Andhra Pradesh, India ' Department in Computer Applications, Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Rajampet-516126, Andhra Pradesh, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, V.N.R. Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bachupally, Hyderabad-500090, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, V.N.R. Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bachupally, Hyderabad-500090, India

Abstract: The Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a technique that comprises collective team effort to improve performance by thoroughly erasing unwanted phases and tumbling variation in higher education institutions (HEIs). The study proposed lean model to critically evaluate for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of higher education institutions. The study mainly focuses on students to improve their knowledge and competency in respective domain/field of engineering and also explore the fundamental issues, barriers and critical success factors by employing LSS in the education scenario. At the end of the study is to understand the role of tools and techniques for the sustainability of this inventiveness for improving the education system more efficient and effective.

Keywords: Lean Six Sigma; LSS; higher education institutions; HEIs; knowledge; competency; gross enrolment ratio; GER.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSCA.2020.10031742

International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 2020 Vol.12 No.2/3, pp.250 - 265

Received: 12 Mar 2020
Accepted: 13 Jul 2020

Published online: 20 Oct 2020 *

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