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Course Name Life Skills for Engineers III
Course Code 23LSE301
Semester V - Micro-credential courses: Set 4
Credits 2
Campus Coimbatore


Soft Skills

Professional Grooming and Practices: Basics of corporate culture, key pillars of business etiquette – online and offline: socially acceptable ways of behavior, body language, personal hygiene, professional attire and Cultural adaptability and managing diversity. Handling pressure, multi-tasking. Being enterprising. Adapting to corporate life: Emotional Management (EQ), Adversity Management, Health consciousness. People skills, Critical Thinking and Problem solving.

Group Discussions: Advantages of group discussions, Types of group discussion and Roles played in a group discussion. Personality traits evaluated in a group discussion. Initiation techniques and maintaining the flow of the discussion, how to perform well in a group discussion. Summarization/conclusion.


Problem Solving III
Geometry: 2D, 3D, Coordinate Geometry, and Heights & Distance.
Permutations & Combinations: Basics, Fundamental Counting Principle, Circular Arrangements, and Derangements.
Probability: Basics, Addition & Multiplication Theorems, Conditional Probability and Bayes’ Theorem.
Statistics: Mean, Median, Mode, Range, Variance, Quartile Deviation and Standard Deviation.
Logical Reasoning: Blood Relations, Direction Test, Syllogisms, Series, Odd man out, Coding & Decoding, Cryptarithmetic Problems and Input – Output Reasoning.


Vocabulary: Create an awareness of using refined language through idioms and phrasal verbs.
Grammar (Upper Intermediate-Advanced): Train Students to comprehend the nuances of Grammar and empower them to spot errors in sentences and correct them.
Reasoning: Enable students to connect words, phrases and sentences logically.
Oral Communication Skills: Aid students in using the gift of the gab to interpret images, do a video synthesis, try a song interpretation or elaborate on a literary quote.
Writing Skills: Practice closet tests that assess basic knowledge and skills in usage and mechanics of writing such as punctuation, basic grammar and usage, sentence structure and rhetorical skills such as writing strategy, organization, and style.

Course Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Help students understand corporate culture, develop leadership qualities and become good team players
  • Assist them in improving group discussion skills
  • Help students to sharpen their problem solving and reasoning skills
  • Empower students to communicate effectively

Course Outcomes
After completing this course, students will be able to
CO1 Soft Skills: To improve the inter-personal communication and leadership skills, vital for arriving at win-win situations in Group Discussions and other team activities.
CO2 Soft Skills: To develop the ability to create better impact in a Group Discussions through examination, participation, perspective-sharing, ideation, listening, brainstorming and consensus.
CO3 Aptitude: To identify, investigate and arrive at appropriate strategies to solve questions on geometry, statistics, probability and combinatorics.
CO4 Aptitude: To analyze, understand and apply suitable methods to solve questions on logical reasoning.
CO5 Verbal: To be able to use diction that is more refined and appropriate and to be competent in spotting grammatical errors and correcting them.
CO6 Verbal: To be able to logically connect words, phrases, sentences and thereby communicate their perspectives/ideas convincingly.

CO-PO Mapping

CO1 3 3 2 3
CO2 3 2 2
CO3 3 2
CO4 3 2
CO5 3 3
CO6 3 3 3


  1. Students” Career Planning Guide, Corporate & Industry Relations, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
  2. Soft Skill Handbook, Corporate & Industry Relations, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
  3. Adair. J., (1986), “Effective Team Building: How to make * winning team”, London, U.K
  4. Gulati. S., (1006) “Corporate Soft Skills”, New Delhi, India: Rupa & Co.
  5. The hard truth about Soft Skills, by Amazon Publication.
  6. Verbal Skills Activity Book, CIR, AVVP
  7. English Grammar & Composition, Wren & Martin
  8. Public Sector – Engineer Management Trainee Recruitment Exam (General English)
  9. Nova’s GRE Prep Course, Jeff Kolby, Scott Thornburg & Kathleen Pierce
  10. Student Workbook: Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning, Corporate & Industry Relations,
  11. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
  12. Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations, Abhijit Guha.
  13. How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT, Arun Sharma.
  14. How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT, Arun Sharma.
  15. How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT, Arun Sharma.
  16. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations, R S Aggarwal.
  17. A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning, R S Aggarwal.
  18. A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning, R S Aggarwal.

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