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Course Name Soft Skills III
Course Code 19SSK311
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Semester Six
Year Taught 2019


Team work: Value of team work in organisations, definition of a team, why team, elements of leadership, disadvantages of a team, stages of team formation. Group development activities: Orientation, internal problem solving, growth and productivity, evaluation and control. Effective team building: Basics of team building, teamwork parameters, roles, empowerment, communication, effective team working, team effectiveness criteria, common characteristics of effective teams, factors affecting team effectiveness, personal characteristics of members, team structure, team process, team outcomes.

Facing an interview: Foundation in core subject, industry orientation / knowledge about the company, professional personality, communication skills, activities before interview, upon entering interview room, during the interview and at the end. Mock interviews.

Advanced grammar: Topics like parallel construction, dangling modifiers, active and passive voices, etc.

Syllogisms, critical reasoning: A course on verbal reasoning. Listening comprehension advanced: An exercise on improving listening skills.

Reading comprehension advanced: A course on how to approach advanced level of reading, comprehension passages. Exercises on competitive exam questions.

Problem solving level IV: Geometry; Trigonometry; Heights and distances; Co-ordinate geometry; Mensuration.

Specific training: Solving campus recruitment papers, national level and state level competitive examination papers; Speed mathematics; Tackling aptitude problems asked in interview; Techniques to remember (In mathematics). Lateral thinking problems. Quick checking of answers techniques; Techniques on elimination of options, estimating and predicting correct answer; Time management in aptitude tests; Test taking strategies.


  • 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.
  • Data Interpretation by R. S. Aggarwal, S. Chand
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation – Niskit K Sinkha
  • Puzzles – Shakuntala Devi
  • Puzzles – George J. Summers.


  • 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
  • online teaching resources
  • online teaching resources and other useful websites


Course Outcomes

  • CO # 1 – Soft Skills – At the end of the course, the students will have the ability to prepare a suitable resume (including video resume). They would also have acquired the necessary skills, abilities and knowledge to present themselves confidently. They would be sure-footed in introducing themselves and facing interviews.
  • CO # 2 – Soft Skills – At the end of the course, the students will have the ability to analyse every question asked by the interviewer, compose correct responses and respond in the right manner to justify and convince the interviewer of one’s right candidature through displaying etiquette, positive attitude and courteous communication.
  • CO # 3 – Aptitude – At the end of the course, students will be able to interpret, critically analyze and solve logical reasoning questions. They will have acquired the skills to manage time while applying methods to solve questions on arithmetic, algebra, logical reasoning, and statistics and data analysis and arrive at appropriate conclusions.
  • CO # 4 – Verbal – At the end of the course, the students will have the ability to understand and use words, idioms and phrases, interpret the meaning of standard expressions and compose sentences using the same.
  • CO # 5 – Verbal – At the end of the course, the students will have the ability to decide, conclude, identify and choose the right grammatical construction.
  • CO # 6 – Verbal – At the end of the course, the students will have the ability to examine, interpret and investigate arguments, use inductive and deductive reasoning to support, defend, prove or disprove them. They will also have the ability to create, generate and relate facts / ideas / opinions and share / express the same convincingly to the audience / recipient using their communication skills in English.

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