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Course Name Life Skills II
Course Code 18SSK211
Program Bachelor of Computer Applications, B. Com. (Finance and IT), B. Sc. Visual Media (Offered at Kochi Campus), B. Sc. in Visual Media, , BBA (Only for Girls), B.F.A. (Photography), 5 Year Integrated B.Sc. – M.Sc. Visual Communication
Semester Four
Credits Two
Year Taught 2018
Degree Undergraduate (UG)
School School of Engineering
Campus Kochi, Mysuru, Amritapuri


Professional Grooming and Practices: Basics of Corporate culture, Key pillars of Business Etiquette. Basics of Etiquette: Etiquette – Socially acceptable ways of behaviour, Personal hygiene, Professional attire, Cultural Adaptability. Introductions and Greetings: Rules of the handshake, Earning respect, Business manners. Telephone Etiquette: activities during the conversation, Conclude the call, To take a message. Body Language: Components, Undesirable body language, Desirable body language. Adapting to Corporate life: Dealing with people.

Group Discussions: Advantages of Group Discussions, Structured GD – Roles, Negative roles to be avoided, Personality traits to do well in a GD, Initiation techniques, How to perform in a group discussion, Summarization techniques. Listening Comprehension advanced: Exercise on improving listening skills, Grammar basics: Topics like clauses, punctuation, capitalization, number agreement, pronouns, tenses etc.

Reading Comprehension advanced: A course on how to approach middle level reading comprehension passages.
Problem solving – Money Related problems; Mixtures; Symbol Based problems; Clocks and Calendars; Simple, Linear, Quadratic and Polynomial Equations; Special Equations; Inequalities; Functions and Graphs; Sequence and Series; Set Theory; Permutations and Combinations; Probability; Statistics.
Data Sufficiency: Concepts and Problem Solving.
Non-Verbal Reasoning and Simple Engineering Aptitude: Mirror Image; Water Image; Paper Folding; Paper Cutting; Grouping Of Figures; Figure Formation and Analysis; Completion of Incomplete Pattern; Figure Matrix; Miscellaneous.
Special Aptitude: Cloth, Leather, 2D and 3D Objects, Coin, Match Sticks, Stubs, Chalk, Chess Board, Land and geodesic problems etc., Related Problems

Text Books

  1. A Communicative Grammar of English: Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik. Longman, London.
  2. Adair J (1986) – “Effective Team Building: How to make a winning team”, London, U.K: Pan Books.
  3. Gulati S (2006) – “Corporate Soft Skills”, New Delhi, India: Rupa& Co.
    The Hard Truth about Soft Skills, by Amazone Publication.


  1. Quantitative Aptitude, by R S Aggarwal, S Chand Publ.
  2. Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning, R S Aggarwal, S Chand Publ.
  3. Quantitative Aptitude by AbjithGuha, Tata McGraw hill Publ.
  4. More Games Teams Play, by Leslie Bendaly, McGraw-Hill Ryerson.
  5. The BBC and British Council online resources
  6. Owl Purdue University online teaching resources
  7. online teaching resources
  8. online teaching resources and other useful websites.

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