The subject; LIFE SKILLS, inculcates personal development, effective communication and career management. The domain is about skills that one must fine-tune in order for his/her life to work better. It helps to explore abilities, skills, values, concepts, new thoughts, and ways of being and behaviours that are necessary to maximize personal and professional potential. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are crucial to increase employment marketability and to compete successfully in the business environment. The real key for being a successful person is one’s ability to put the domain knowledge into effective practice.
|I||ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS I|
|II||PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT AND JOB SKILLS I|
|III||ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS II|
|IV/VI||PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT AND JOB SKILLS II|
|V||ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS III|
By the end of life skills courses, students will be able to -
|English and Communication Skills||Personality Development and Job Skills|
|LISTENING SKILLS||SELF-GROOMING AND PERSONAL HYGIENE|
|SPEAKING SKILLS||VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION|
|READING SKILLS||GOAL SETTING|
|WRITING SKILLS||TEAM MANAGEMENT AND GROUP DYNAMICS|
|GENERAL AWARENESS||TIME MANAGEMENT|
|E- MAIL /TELEPHONE ETIQUETTE||LEADERSHIP SKILLS|
|GRAMMAR FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL USE||BUILDING ASSERTIVE BEHAVIOUR|
|INTERVIEW SKILLS||STRESS MANAGEMENT|
Dr. Priyanka Behrani has 22 years of experience out of which 18 years in teaching and 4 years in Research. Her areas of specialisation are Industrial Psychology and Educational Psychology and disability studies. She is trained in skills for Adolescence. She is also certified in !6PF and skills for Assessors from PSI, UK. She has altogether 15 publications in different national and international refereed journals. She is also a Life member of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology. She has also presented 39 research papers in national and international conferences. She has also conducted and attended various workshops for professional development
Mr. Mayur Shrimali has 5 years of academic experience. He has worked as a mentor, paper setter, student counsellor and International students’ faculty advisor at UG & PG level. He has attended many workshops and seminars.
Life skills class has increased the level of confidence in me. It has also developed the ability to influence people by effective communication and body language. This class gave me the opportunity to come forward and speak in front of the whole class which I never did before as confidently as now. It eliminated stage fear in me. It also developed in me the art of dealing with the people at individual and group level. The learning in this class supported in other domain related subjects like making presentations, working with the class mates as a team.
Life skills class is the most interesting class as we learn through activities. This fun learning does not make us feel as we are learning but brings about the change in us slowly. I have seen that change happening in my non- verbal communication and body language. I have learnt time management by assigning priorities to the work. The major change is the reduction in the time i spent on playing PUB-G which I learnt during one of the discussions held in class. I have developed confidence in verbal expression. Leadership skills are another thing that i have learnt as the outcome of the project being assigned to us in the group.
Life Skills sessions are full of interactive activities that helped me to learn time management, public speaking and expressing my views, ideas and emotions in English. I was not able to communicate in English before joining TeamLease Skills University. Thanks to life skills department now I am able to confidently speak, read and write in English. I overcome my shyness and now able to speak to strangers without any hesitation due to effective teaching techniques.
‘Life Skills’, the motto of the department lies in the name itself. It focuses on the skills that are helpful in real life. The skills that helps students to shape their prosperous career with peaceful life. It includes behavioral skills, soft skills, body language, presentation skills etc. It improves the skills that plays a pivotal role in shaping up the career of any professionals. I am grateful to have such creative and enthusiastic teachers who provided guidance and support throughout the course and always lead by example.
Life skills programmes have proliferated around the world. Little is known about the efficacy and effectiveness of these programmes on individual behavior and attitude. This programme helped me to expand my vision and experience the unexplored aspects of life. This programme is ‘Velocity of Money’ in the context of investment in an asset that we would get returns in the form of knowledge, grooming, body language. It helped me to gain many experiences throughout 6 semesters of BBA.