Interpersonal Skills

By Prof. Smita Jha   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 6568
The proposed course is a program to enhance personality to deal with the various problems of a professional world. Soft skills are becoming increasingly vital to employers as it has become very competitive to survive in a business world. Be it team spirit, communication skills or being a quick-thinker, expressing and demonstrating the right soft skills can make hopeful applicants stand out from the crowd. This course will also focus on pronunciation so as to make one’s speech impressive. To excel in a job one surely needs a repertoire of technical skills. This course has been designed to meet all the requirements. INTENDED AUDIENCE: Under graduate and post graduate engineering students and post graduate science students PREREQUISITES: None INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Almost all corporate sector employee will value this course including sales professionals, business leaders and educators. This course is useful for students as well as for housewives.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 20 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2019 IST
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1 - Introduction to Interpersonal skills with pronunciation and communicative skills Week 2 - Introduction to Body language as part of communicative skills Week 3 - Introduction to group dynamics and group effectiveness and leadership Week 4 - Various steps to give a successful oral presentation Week 5 - Time Management with Negotiation Week6 - Creativity and Problem Solving Skills Week7 - Stage Freight & Death by PowerPoint Week8 - Making Decision & Emotional Intelligence with Group Discussion

Books and references

1. The Hard Truth About Soft Skills: Workplace Lessons Smart People Wished They would Learned Sooner by Peggy Klause 2. Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: How to Teach the Missing Basics to Today Young Talent by Bruce Tulgan 3. Personality Development and Soft Skills by Barun K. Mitra 4. The 55 Soft Skills That Guide Employee and Organizational Success by Bob Graham and Tobin Edward Porterfield 5. Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer by Kiser Randall

Instructor bio

Prof. Smita Jha is currently working as faculty of English language and literature in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. She has done M.A. in English (Gold Medalist) from Bihar University, Bihar. She has done Post graduate diploma in teaching English from CIEFL, Hyderabad. Prof. Smita Jha has more than 23 years of teaching experience both at UG and PG level. She has developed course on Neurolinguistics for the first year B.Tech students, She is running Linguistics as elective for the 3rd and the 4rd year B.Tech students. She has published more than 50 papers in refereed journals. She has also written books on divers topics like nativization of English prose, partition literature etc. Her research areas are Linguistics, Indian writing in English, World Literature, Contemporary Literary Theory, ELT. She has supervised seven research scholars on various aspects of literature. She has done a diploma course in Neurolinguistic from Middlesex University, London, UK.

Course certificate

  • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 29th September 2019 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

  • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched.

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