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Course Name Soft Skills I
Course Code 19SSK211
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering, B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Semester Four
Year Taught 2019


Soft skills and its importance: Pleasure and pains of transition from an academic environment to work – environment. Need for change. Fears, stress and competition in the professional world. Importance of positive attitude, Self motivation and continuous knowledge upgradation.

Self-confidence: Characteristics of the person perceived, characteristics of the situation, characteristics of the perceiver. Attitude, values, motivation, emotion management, steps to like yourself, positive mental attitude, assertiveness.

Presentations: Preparations, outlining, hints for efficient practice, last minute tasks, means of effective presentation, language, gestures, posture, facial expressions, professional attire.

Vocabulary building: A brief introduction into the methods and practices of learning vocabulary. Learning how to face questions on antonyms, synonyms, spelling error, analogy, etc. Faulty comparison, wrong form of words and confused words like understanding the nuances of spelling changes and wrong use of words. Listening skills: The importance of listening in communication and how to listen actively.

Prepositions, articles and punctuation: A experiential method of learning the uses of articles and prepositions in sentences is provided.

Problem solving level I: Number system; LCM &HCF; Divisibility test; Surds and indices; Logarithms; Ratio, proportions and variations; Partnership;

Problem solving level II: Time speed and distance; work time problems;

Data interpretation: Numerical data tables; Line graphs; Bar charts and Pie charts; Caselet forms; Mix diagrams; Geometrical diagrams and other forms of data representation.

Logical reasoning: Family tree; Deductions; Logical connectives; Binary logic; Linear arrangements; Circular and complex arrangement; Conditionalities and grouping; Sequencing and scheduling; Selections; Networks; Codes; Cubes; Venn diagram in logical reasoning; Quant based reasoning; Flaw detection; Puzzles; Cryptogrithms.


  • A Communicative Grammar of English: Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik. Longman, London.
  • Adair. J., (1986), “Effective Team Building: How to make a winning team”, London, U.K: Pan Books.
  • Gulati. S., (2006) “Corporate Soft Skills”, New Delhi, India: Rupa & Co.
  • The Hard Truth about Soft Skills, by Amazone Publication.
  • Quantitative Aptitude by R. S. Aggarwal,S. Chand
  • Quantitative Aptitude – Abijith Guha, TMH.
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Cat – Arun Sharma. TMH


  • Books on GRE by publishers like R. S. Aggrawal, Barrons, Kaplan, The Big Book, and Nova.
  • More Games Teams Play, by Leslie Bendaly, McGraw Hill Ryerson.
  • The BBC and British Council online resources
  • Owl Purdue University online teaching resources
  • www.the – online teaching resources online teaching resources and other useful websites


Course Outcomes

  • CO 1 – Soft Skills: At the end of the course, the students would have developed self-confidence and positive attitude necessary to compete and challenge themselves. They would also be able to analyse and manage their emotions to face real life situations.
  • CO 2 – Soft Skills: Soft Skills: At the end of the course, the students would hone their presentation skills by understanding the nuances of content creation, effective delivery, use of appropriate body language and the art of overcoming nervousness to create an impact in the minds of a target audience.
  • CO 3 – Aptitude: At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the ability to analyze, understand and classify questions under arithmetic, algebra and logical reasoning and solve them employing the most suitable methods. They will be able to analyze, compare and arrive at conclusions for data analysis questions.
  • CO 4 – Verbal: At the end of the course, the students will have the ability to dissect polysyllabic words, infer the meaning, inspect, classify, contextualise and use them effectively.
  • CO 5 – Verbal: At the end of the course, the students will have the ability to understand the nuances of English grammar and apply them effectively.
  • CO 6 – Verbal: At the end of the course, the students will have the ability to identify, analyse and interpret relationship between words and use the process of elimination to arrive at the answer. They will also have the ability to judge, evaluate, summarise, criticise, present and defend their perceptions convincingly.

CO – PO Mapping

PO/CO PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12
CO1 2 3 3 3
CO2 2 3 3
CO3 3 2
CO4 3 3
CO5 3 3
CO6 3 3 3

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