Soft Skill Development

The institute runs remedial coaching for the students who need special care and support in academics. The coaching programme is coordinated by a senior faculty nominated by the Principal. A committee consisting of the Principal, Dean-Academics, coordinator and a group of faculty from various departments monitor the coaching programme regularly. Every batch of new students in each department is assigned a tutor. The head of the department along with the class tutor interacts with the student and parents in order to identify areas of student potential as well as areas where remedial assistance is required. The classes are conducted without disturbing the regular instructional hours and the progress of the students is evaluated on the basis of written examination

Specific steps adopted:

  • While hard skills teach us what to do, soft skills tell us how to apply our hard skills in a social environment.
  • The focus is to develop a wide variety of soft skills starting from communication, to working in different environments, developing emotional sensitivity, learning creative and critical decision making, developing awareness of how to work with and negotiate with people and to resolve stress and conflict in ourselves and others.
  • The uniqueness lies in how a wide range of relevant issues are raised, relevant skills discussed and tips for integration provided in order to make us effective in workplace and social environments.
  • The key areas addressed are conversation skills, group skills, persuasion skills, presentation skills, critical and creative thinking, emotional skills, positive thinking and vocational skills.

So at this Centre we provide training to our students in different areas of soft skills:

  • Understanding the communicative environment-I
  • Understanding the communicative environment-II
  • What to listen for and why
  • When to speak and how
  • Starting and sustaining a conversation
  • What to present and how – I
  • What to present and how – II
  • Multimedia presentation: Understanding the basics
  • Communication styles
  • Speaking in groups
  • The world of visual culture
  • Visual perception
  • The aural: Its relevance and impact
  • The body and the way it communicates
  • The face, its expressions and what it says
  • Building Relationships
  • Understanding Group Dynamics- I
  • Understanding Group Dynamics- II
  • Groups, Conflicts and their Resolution
  • Social Network, Media and Extending Our Identities

Developing key traits 1: Creativity, critical thinking and problem solving
Developing key traits 2: Motivation, persuasion, negotiation and leadership

  • Motivating oneself
  • The art of persuasion-I
  • The art of persuasion-II
  • From persuasion to negotiation
  • Leadership and motivating others
  • Managing time
  • Managing stress
  • Resilience
  • Work-life balance
  • Applying soft-skills to workplace