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210248: SOFT SKILLS LABORATORY

Teaching Scheme   Examination Scheme

Practical: 2 hrs/week   Term Work: 50 marks

Learning Objectives

1.

To encourage the all round development of students by focusing on soft skills.

2.

To make the engineering students aware of the importance, the role and the content of soft skills through instruction, knowledge acquisition, demonstration and practice.

3.

To develop and nurture the soft skills of the students through individual and group activities.

4.

To expose students to right attitudinal and behavioral aspects, and to build the same through activities.

The coverage of soft skills that help develop a student as a team member, leader, all round professional in the long run have been identified and listed here for reference. As the time allotment for the soft kills laboratory is small and the fact that these skills are nurtured over years, students are encouraged to follow up on these skills as self-study and self driven process.

UNIT I: Self-development and Assessment

Self-Assessment, Self-Awareness, Perceptions and Attitudes, Values and Belief Systems, Personal Goal setting, Career Planning, Self-Esteem, Building of Self Confidence.

UNIT II: Verbal and Nonverbal Spoken Communications

Includes planning, preparation, delivery and feedback and assessment of activities like:  Public speaking, Group discussions, Oral Presentation skills, Perfect interview, listening and Observation skills, Body language, Use of presentation graphics, Use of presentation aids, study of Communication barriers.

UNIT III: Written Communications

Technical writing: technical reports, project proposals, brochures, newsletters, technical articles, technical manuals.

Official / business correspondence: Business Letters, Memos, Progress Reports, Minutes of Meeting, Event Reporting. Use of: Style, Grammar and Vocabulary for effective Technical Writing. Use of: Tools, Guidelines for Technical Writing, Publishing.

UNIT IV: Ethics and Etiquettes

Business Ethics, Etiquettes in social as well as office settings, E-Mail Etiquettes, Telephone Etiquettes, Engineering Ethics and Ethics as an IT Professional, Civic Sense.

UNIT V: Leadership Skills and Interpersonal Communications

Leaders: their skills, roles, and responsibilities. Vision, Empowering and delegation, motivating others, organizational skills, Problem solving and conflict management, team building, interpersonal skills. Organizing and conducting meetings, decision making, giving support

UNIT VI: Other Skills

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