Learning & Development
CIR has been conducting training in the three major areas of Life skills – Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal and Communication Skills and Soft Skills. A major milestone for Learning and Development department was the introduction of the credit system for the undergraduates in the Life Skills course which has been in effect from the academic year 2010 – 2011. Life Skills has also been made a credit course for the MBA students from the academic year 2013 – 2014 onwards. In addition to the Life Skills training, industry-specific core competency training is also provided to students in their domain areas, enabling them to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical applications.
Training programmes for various competitive examinations like GRE, CAT, GATE, etc. are facilitated by CIR with the help of experts in the respective areas. Courses in foreign languages like German, French and Japanese are provided in order to empower students to take up global careers. In addition, Business English Certification (BEC) is awarded by Cambridge University under the aegis of British Council.
The central theme of training is the overall development of the students’ personalities, with necessary emphasis on communication skills and reasoning abilities. To have a real-life experience, mock interviews and group discussions are conducted with internal and external experts on the panel. Tests are administered frequently to simulate corporate testing processes in terms of its intensity, variety and content. This ensures that there are no surprises when the students undergo the company placement processes. The efficacy of this approach has been borne out by the placement record and subsequent feedback from the employers.