Emotional Intelligence

By Prof. Rabindra Kumar Pradhan   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 9707
“Intelligence quotient (IQ) gets you hired but emotional quotient (EQ) gets you promoted”. This popular quote by Times magazine during late nineties has made the concept of emotional intelligence more popular among people by highlighting its multiple implications and applications. The uses and utility of emotional intelligence at home, school and workplace have benefited thousands in many disciplines. This course is designed to sensitize the participants about the concept, theory and applications of emotional intelligence. The participants will get to know the added advantage of EQ the software of the brain over the hardware (EQ). This programme will also explore how our hearts rule over our heads for creative creation. It will also focus on how various principles of emotional intelligence guide us in different contexts of life. The awareness about the credo of emotional intelligence will develop insights into self-regulation and realization of one’s optimum potentials for better performance. The participants will come to know about many unknowns of life, which will further help them to enhance their awareness to be effective on their roles. The course will offer useful lessons with the help of practical exercises, games, audio-visual instruments, case studies, classroom interaction to show the road map how to foster emotional intelligence in organisation for achieving health, happiness and optimal performance at work.

INTENDED AUDIENCE Engineering,Management,Social Sciences and Law students 
INDUSTRY SUPPORT Human resource management division, training & development division of both manufacturing and service industries, MBA and HRM students
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to emotion, intelligence & wisdom
Week 2: Concept, theory, measurement and applications of intelligence

Week 3: Emotional intelligence: concept, theory and measurements
Week 4: Correlates of emotional intelligence 
Week 5: Emotional intelligence, culture, schooling and happiness
Week 6: For enhancing emotional intelligence EQ mapping 
Week 7: Managing stress, suicide prevention, through emotional intelligence, spirituality and meditation
Week 8: Application of emotional intelligence at family, school and workplace

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Instructor bio

Prof. Rabindra Kumar Pradhan

IIT Kharagpur
Rabindra Kumar Pradhan is currently working as associate professor in the department of humanities and social sciences, indian institute of technology kharagpur. He is currently working in diverse areas of behavioral sciences and human resource management. He is actively involved in teaching, training & research in the fields of positive psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, human resource development and management, and organizational behavior. He has 18years of experience in teaching, research and training. He has published 02 books on emotional intelligence, 01 book on human resource management and 01 book on human development through training. He has also published more than 70 journal articles and 22 book chapters. His research papers/ articles have been published in international journal emerald insights, inderscience publishers, sage, springer, taylor & francis, etc. Recently, dr. Pradhan has been awarded with the “best trainer award-2012” by istd, hyderabad and “best teacher award-2013” by istd, kolkata for outstanding contribution in training & hrd. Some of his research papers have been awarded as “best paper” in icom-2015, abu dhabi and ibrc-2015, india.

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 centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 27 March 2022 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

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 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 Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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