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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Enhancing Soft Skills and Personality

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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The course aims to cause an enhanced awareness about the significance of soft skills in professional and inter-personal communications and facilitate an all-round development of personality. Hard or technical skills help securing a basic position in one's life and career. But only soft skills can ensure a person retain it, climb further, reach a pinnacle, achieve excellence, and derive fulfilment and supreme joy. Soft skills comprise pleasant and appealing personality traits as self-confidence, positive attitude, emotional intelligence, social grace, flexibility, friendliness and effective communication skills. The focus of this course is on interpersonal and management skills. It has been approved for "Faculty Development Programme" by AICTE.INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students, Teachers, Professionals, Trainers, Leaders, EmployersPREREQUISITES : No prerequisite is required. Background knowledge of MOOC Course on "Developing Soft Skills and Personality" is preferred. "Developing Soft Skills and Personality" course was also recognized as FDP during Aug-Oct'18 Period.INDUSTRY SUPPORT : All industry/companies/organisations will recognize and value this course and recommend this for their employees and trainee programs


Week 1:
  • Highlights of Developing Soft Skills and Personality Course-1-24
  • Highlights of Developing Soft Skills and Personality Course-25-48
  • Definitions and Types of Mindset
  • Learning Mindsets
  • Secrets of Developing Growth Mindsets
Week 2:
  • Importance of Time and Understanding Perceptions of Time
  • Using Time Efficiently
  • Understanding Procrastination
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Don’t Say “Yes” to Make Others Happy!
Week 3:
  • Types of People
  • How to Say “No”
  • Controlling Anger
  • Gaining Power from Positive Thinking-1
  • Gaining Power from Positive Thinking-2
Week 4:
  • What Makes Others Dislike You?
  • What Makes Others Like You?-1
  • What Makes Others Like You?-2
  • Being Attractive-1
  • Being Attractive-2
Week 5:
  • Common Errors-1
  • Common Errors-2
  • Common Errors-3
  • Common Errors-4
  • Common Errors-5
Week 6:
  • Humour in Communication
  • Humour in the Workplace
  • Function of Humour in the Workplace
  • Money and Personality
  • Managing Money
Week 7:
  • Health and Personality
  • Managing Health-1: Importance of Exercise
  • Managing Health-2: Diet and Sleep
  • Love and Personality
  • Managing Love
Week 8:
  • Ethics and Etiquette
  • Business Etiquette
  • Managing Mind and Memory
  • Improving Memory
  • Care for Environment
  • Highlights of the Course

Taught by

Prof. T. Ravichandran



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