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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Enhancing Soft Skills & 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.


Students, Teachers, Professionals, Trainers, Leaders, Employers


MOOC Course on Developing Soft Skills and Personality.


Week 1:
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Spiritual Intelligence
  • Dealing with Emotions
  • Enhancing Empathy
  • Showing Sympathy, Dealing with Antipathy
  • Developing Emotional Bonding
Week 2:
  • Personal Ethics 
  • Professional Ethics
  • Etiquette
  • Social Graces
  • Office Etiquette
  • Respecting Privacy & Space
Week 3:
  • Civic Sense 
  • Care for the Environment
  • Negotiating
  • Decision-Making
  • Conflict-Resolution
  • Five Styles
Week 4:
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Assertiveness versus Aggressiveness
  • Learning to Say “No.” & Saying “Please”
  • Learning to Appreciate and Give Praise
  • Dealing with Foreign Colleagues Professional and Personal Excellence
Week 5:
  • Humour and Positivity
  • Humour for Effective Communication
  • Anecdotes for Breaking Monotony
  • Managing Time
  • Beating Procrastination
  • Finding Meaning & Purpose
Week 6:
  • Managing People
  • Leadership & Co-ordination
  • Team-Working & Co-operation
  • Developing Accountability
  • Commitment and Responsibility
  • Behaving Conscientiously
Week 7:
  • Managing Stress
  • Maintaining Stress-free life & work
  • Stopping Worrying
  • Maintaining Health 
  • Boosting Memory
  • Enhancing Study Skills 
Week 8:
  • Maintaining Positive Outlook
  • Managing Money
  • Managing Love
  • Dealing with Work Issues
  • Dealing with Life Issues
  • Balancing Work and Life


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