Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT)

The Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training has been initiated by Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru and provides various Soft Skills & Aptitude training for all our Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of Kristu Jayanti College so that the students are able to enrich their skills in their respective domain and are able to face the challenges and adapt to day- to- day demands of the corporate world.

The Centre functions with the following specific objectives:
1. To provide Aptitude training to equip students with basic aptitude skills.
2. To provide motivational training to all our undergraduate and postgraduate students of Kristu Jayanti College.
3. To facilitate capacity building training on Soft skills with respect to their domain.
4. To offer the benefit of soft skills training to the student community to bring a transformation in their life as well as career.

The following are the soft skills training session provided by the Centre to the student community:
1. Career Orientation program
2. Personality Development program
3. Aptitude Training program
4. Career Enrichment program
5. Motivation program
6. Certificate program

LIST OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

S.No.

Name of the Faculty

Department

1

Prof. T.Somasundaram

BBA

2

Dr. R.Velmurugan

MCA

3

Dr. Kalyani V

B.Com

4

Dr. Soya Mathew

Computer Science (UG)

5

Prof. K.Opika

BBA

6

Dr. Akhila Variyar

English

7

Prof. Deepika Premlal

Psychology

8

Dr. P.Roopa

Life Science

9

Dr. Shayani Ghosh

Life Science

10

Ms. Nirmala M.M.

Commerce (UG) - Profession Accounting & Finance

GST - (Get! Set! Target!)
Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru, organized a motivation session on GST (Get! Set! Target!) for second-year B.Com students at 10.00 am on 12th November 2021 through Zoom platform. The aim of the session is to provide inputs in setting the target and getting ready ourselves to reach the target. The session started with a silent prayer and introduction of the Resource person. Our Resource person Dr. Geethu Anna Mathew addressed the students and delivered a session on setting targets in our career. She presented the different criteria in setting the targets and highlighted the ways of formulating strategies and setting the right paths for achieving goals. She also shared his inputs regarding the techniques involved in setting the targets, making ourselves ready towards the targets, and instructed the students to follow the steps to achieve their target. She insisted to students about attitude in setting the targets and mentioned how it is important for reaching the targets.

Students got a lot of insights regarding setting targets and reaching them by following perfect techniques. Students participated enthusiastically and got more information in preparing themselves in getting ready for achieving their target in their desired career. This session helped the students to understand the various strategies or techniques to be followed to reach their targets perfectly.


Personality Enrichment Session on “6 Thinking Hats”
Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a webinar on “6 Thinking Hats” First Year BCA, B.Sc. (CS) & B.Sc. (LS) students (All Sections) on 22nd October 2021 at 02.15 pm through Zoom platform. The session aimed at personality enhancement with the help of colour coded hats, representing different ways of thinking. The session started with a silent prayer and a brief introduction by Ms. Shreekeerthana N. Ms. Divya Priya introduced the Resource person of this webinar and handed over the session to the resource person. Prof. Vinod Joseph George, the resource person of the event addressed the gathering and took the participants through a small activity, wherein most of the participants put forward their views on – Life amidst pandemic. He introduced the participants to 6 colored hats and the type of thinking each colored hat corresponds to. He also applied each colored hat and the way of thinking to the present pandemic scenario. The session ended with a vote of thanks by Ms. Shreekeerthana N.

Students gained insights regarding personality enhancement. During the session, students interacted actively and gathered information on how to face situations and problems from a different perspective. This session has helped the students to understand the importance of communication among team members, enhance creative thinking and decision making skills.


Capacity Development Programme on “CAT / MAT / Bank PO / IELTS Exam Orientation Session”
Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training & Centre for Competitive Exams in collaboration with Incubation Centre for Employability Enhancement organized a Capacity Development Programme on “CAT / MAT / Bank PO / IELTS Exam Orientation Session” for all the UG final year students from 9.30 am to 5.15 pm on 11th October 2021 through Zoom platform. The orientation session aimed to orient the students about the different courses and aptitude tests that are required to clear different competitive exams like CAT / MAT / Bank PO / IELTS. Mr. Oliver Abel Vikrant, Founder and Director, ICEE addressed the students about the circle of competencies that one should be aware of to excel in his career. He initially started the session, by motivating the students with the fact that no matter where we are in our lives, if we set our minds to our dreams we can achieve them. He taught the students the importance of ‘attitude’ and that, apart from skill and talent, it is our attitude that will take us far in our lives. Among the multiple real-life examples, he gave to motivate the students, the one that stood out the most was the last story about his nephew and her attitude towards life which is “It’s not over until I win”. He highlighted the need for building competencies to stay highly competitive in the various exams and also suggested ICEE as one solution that would satisfy all the training needs of the students. Mr.Oliver then addressed the students, on the various courses and their structures offered to them by the ICEE which includes CAT, MAT, BANK PO, IELTS, UPSC, GATE, among multiple courses which will help enhance various aspects of the student’s skills. Overall, the session was exceptional and motivating and it gave the students a very good idea as to what they should be pursuing in their future careers.

Students gained insights regarding the different competitive exams and what procedures must be followed to qualify them. During the session, students interacted actively and gathered information on how to prepare themselves to understand and register for such courses. This session has helped the students to understand what strategies must be followed to achieve goals related to such competitive exams.


Aptitude Training Session on "Verbal Ability"
Centre of Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru organized an Aptitude Training Session on "Verbal Ability" for the final year B.Sc. (LS) students (All Sections) on 08th October 2021 at 02.00 pm through Zoom platform. The webinar aimed to train the final year undergraduate students in improving the verbal ability segment of aptitude training. The session started with a welcome address by Dr. P.Roopa, Staff Coordinator; Ms.Lorraine Tissan, V B.Sc. (LS) introduced the Resource person of this training session and handed over the session to Prof.K.Opika. She addressed the gathering by sharing her knowledge pertaining to verbal reasoning with several examples and questionnaires. Students gained practice regarding verbal aptitude. During the session, students interacted actively with the resource person and attempted the shared practice questions.


Training on “Resume Building"
Centre of Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized training on “Resume Building” for final year BA students on October 08, 2021, at 11 am through the Zoom app. The webinar aimed to train the final year undergraduate students in preparing themselves for the interview. The session started with the welcome address by the Staff coordinator, Dr.Akhila Variyar. Ms..Jenisha Justin Abraham, V BA student introduced the Resource person of this webinar and handed over the session to him. Prof. Sen B Mathews addressed the gathering by sharing his knowledge regarding resume writing and the importance of a good resume based on his experience with corporates. He also shared the skills and qualities to be included in the resume and stressed the mistakes done by students while writing the resume. The session ended with the vote of thanks by Asst. Prof. Deepika Premlal. Ms. Risha Samuel, V BA Student was the Master of the Ceremony.

Students showed a lot of interest in the information shared by the resource person. The participants were very interactive during the Q & A session. Students interacted actively and got additional information regarding the preparation of an effective resume according to their domain.


Career Advancement Skills for Development Professionals
Centre of Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru in association with the Department of Social Work & Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations (CECR) organized “Career Advancement Skills for Development Professionals” for the final year MSW students on 28th September 2021 in Auditorium I, Admin Block from 9.30 am – 4.30 pm. The session aimed at providing inputs on various skills required for employment and career enhancement. The session started with the inauguration ceremony addressed by Dr.Jonas Richard, Head of the Department of Social Work and Prof.Sen B Mathews, Director - Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations (CECR). The morning session was handled by Prof.T.Somasundaram, Staff Coordinator – Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT), who addressed the students about the various skills to enhance their career according to their employment. He started the session with Name Acronym activity for the students to identify their strength and weakness and followed by that, he insisted the students work out on their skills and expertise area to brand themselves by using different platforms. The resource person addressed the students about creativity skills, which are required for the students to incorporate in their work and also the importance of problem solving skills and assertive skills required for all kinds of jobs. Finally, he insisted the students to grab the opportunities to decide their career choice for their growth and development.

The afternoon session was addressed by Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director - Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations (CECR). He interacted with the students by conducting various activities regarding their career skills and guided them in developing career skills for better employment. He shared his knowledge regarding resume writing and the importance of a good resume based on his experience with corporates. Sen sir given inputs regarding the interview process, selection process and what kind of skills the corporate expects in to get into their career.

Students gained insights regarding career skills and employment opportunities. This session gave a lot of inputs and guidelines to students regarding the preparation of an effective resume, enhancing various career skills and interview techniques, which are required for them to enhance their skills and knowledge to get their dream job in their career.


Workshop on Career Orientation session
Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) in association with the Department of Computer Science (PG) organized Career Orientation session for V Sem MCA, III Sem MCA/M.Sc (CS) on 18th September 2021 through the Zoom platform. The session aimed at making students understand the importance of occupation, skills and career pathways. Also specializing in a domain and attaining a job, assisting students to comprehend their aspiration, defining immediate employment goals, engaging in job training and acquiring relevant skills, support for career advancement, job maintenance and additional opportunities for professional further education. The program was organized to prep up the students for creating their brand in the company starting with a very impactful outstanding knowledge in their domain and get placed. The speaker started the session by explaining the importance of identifying one’s interests and exploring job opportunities in their field. Sir explained the jobs available in the IT industry, and non-IT industry. There are service-based and product-based companies. One can start anywhere in this field of computers and scale up and reach higher heights. Office management services, Allied services, Infrastructure management services, software service management having system and application software domains also have various jobs. He explained that an interviewee must be specialized in at least one domain and every student must do smart work first and hard work later by being flexible in learning any technology fast and clear. One should sell one’s strongest skills and accomplishments and be favourably competitive on the job market. In general, one must be very clear about their career objective and communicate concisely the benefits they will bring to the company if hired. The speaker Mr. Dharmendra V gave away a few tips to help the resume stand out, how to personal brand and where to specialize in their interested domain. The session was completely interactive as many students kept answering to sir’s questions in between and asked few doubts to have a crystal-clear career objective. Sir patiently answered all the questions one by one and encouraged students to be more active and energetic. Attendees had an enriching session from the talk on the importance of recognizing one’s career, tips in specializing in it and making a perfect brand of oneself.

Attendees had a clear idea and already mind mapped a good career in their minds. They received the exact information in which they had various doubts. And kept all details in mind as mentioned by the resource person, Mr. Dharmendra V, Founder & CEO, NetCraftz, Bengaluru. Students thanked sir for a helpful and good session on the topics of specializing in one’s interest and making it a career and personal branding.


Webinar on Goal Settings
Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a webinar on “Goal Settings “the Second Year BCA, B.Sc. (CS) & B.Sc. (LS) students (All Sections) on 23rd September 2021 at 02.15 pm through Zoom platform. The webinar aimed to train the second year undergraduate students in goal setting. The session was started with a silent prayer and brief introduction by Mr. Jephin James; Dr. P Roopa staff coordinator gave the welcome address; Ms.Swetha M.A. introduced the Resource person of this webinar and handed over the session. Prof. Stephen Deepak addressed the gathering by sharing his knowledge regarding the intricate aspects of goal settings. He explained the strategies and techniques that must be followed for setting as well as achieving goals. He also shared his inputs regarding the techniques involved in setting long term and short term goals. He shared his experience relating to do’s and don’ts of setting any goals. The session was ended with a vote of thanks by Ms.Neha Sunil.

Students gained insights regarding goal setting techniques. During the session, students interacted actively and gathered information of how to prepare oneself to achieve short term as well as long term goals. This session have helped the students to understand what strategies must be followed to achieve goals.


Webinar on Resume Building
Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training and Department of Computer Science (UG) in association with Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations organised a Webinar on “Resume Building” for final year BCA and BSc CS (All Sections) students on 22nd September 2021 at 2.15 pm through the zoom platform. Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director, Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations was the resource person for the day. Sir addressed the students about how to create high quality and perfect resume. He underlined the importance of creating a strong resume when it comes to choose a professional career. Sir demonstrated how to write resume and highlighted the key points to make the resume a catchy one. It was a fruitful session for all the final year students who were waiting for a professional career.


Webinar on Resume Building
Centre for Soft skills & Aptitude training in association with Centre for employability and corporate relations organized a Webinar on "Resume Building" for the Final Year B.Com students on 31st August 2021 at 10.30 am through Zoom platform. Resource Person Prof.Sen B Mathews, Director – Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations addressed the students on building a quality and effective resume. He emphasized the significance of resume building in setting the right career path. He showed the format of writing a resume and also shared certain key points in listing down one’s career objectives, strengths, weakness and achievements. It happened to be a good warm-up session for all the final year students as they are ready to hit the placement ground for their final academic performance and for a successful career.


Personality Development Session on Building & Nurturing Relationships
Forming relationships is an essential trait in humankind. Man is a social animal and needs to thrive through the relationships he forms with society around him. Family relations, workplace relations, peer relations and even relationship with God are considered as necessary relationships for every successful man. To instill better relationship-friendly nature in students and to make them aware of the challenges in maintaining good relations and also to help them overcome such challenges, the Centre for Soft Skills Training (CSST) at Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore organized a personality development session for the first year BA and B Com students.

The session began with a silent prayer followed by the welcome address by Prof. Jeremiah Justus. M who welcomed the gathering and the resource person. Student volunteer Ms. Pooja, II B Com introduced the resource person Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director, Centre for Employability & Corporate relations, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore.

Prof. Sen B Mathews started off by using some case examples during his vast experience in career counselling and used that to explain to students of the need to maintain good relations with peer groups. He took them through the 4 habits, which enable good relationship practices in man – Be curious but not critical, be careful but not crushing, ask but don’t assume and connect before you correct. He explained how these are very helpful habits in inter-personal relationships both between peers, at workplaces and even within families.

Then he went on to encourage students to always ensure to be cordial with people they interact with in daily life. He urged them to be thankful for what life has given them in the form of a good family, resources and good education. He instilled the understanding that all of us must be in relationship with God as well and be thankful for life and the goodness attached with it. The resource person also detailed some examples of past students and other industry leaders whom he had counseled and how they had built upon relationship goals which they desired from their young age. He explained the secret to their success and encouraged student participants also to carry on with such a vision. Finally, the resource person also took questions from the students and answered them patiently.

Students gained understanding on the different challenges in maintaining good relationship. They could understand the ways in which they can evolve to have better relationships in today’s challenging world. Tips were given by the resource person to help them tackle the challenges and change them into better relationship-handlers.


Motivational Session on Master
Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru in association with Department of Management (BBA) organized an motivational session on “Master – Training as a Career” for final year BBA – HR Specialization students on 27th March 2021 at 10.45 am through Zoom platform. The session aims to create awareness among the students about various platforms available to choose their career as a trainer. The session was moderated by Mr.Reon George, VI BBA student and given warm welcome and introduced the Resource person of this session Prof.T.Somasundaram, Assistant Professor, Department of Management & Staff Incharge, Centre for Soft Skills Training (CSST), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru and handed the session over to him.

The resource person started the session with 3C’s required to reach training as a career and explained how the training helps to bridge the gap between existing and required skills among the students. Prof.T.Somasundaram stated the different types of trainer’s career available in the market and the students have to choose their choice to become a trainer in the respective domain. He pointed the concepts of training in different dimensions like coaching, teaching, mentor, learning, experience, development, soft skills, etc. among the students and insisted them to analyze their strength in the respective domain to become a trainer. In this session, the basic differences between hard and soft skills were explained and also demand for the training markets in global level. He narrated life story of various trainers, speakers, motivational speakers, monks, etc. and motivated them the students to take a chance as a trainer in their life. He mentioned the knowledge and skills required for each student to differentiate themselves and also pointed out several books to go through it in their career to become a Trainer. He shared the various training platforms like ISTD, IATD & JCI India to start their career as a trainer and informed the students to make use of it. Finally, Ms.Sarvya, VI BBA student given vote of thanks at the end of the session.

A total of 40 students from final year BBA – HR Specialization students took part in the motivational session. Students have interacted with the resource person and shared their views in choosing trainer as a career. Most the students are motivated by the resource person to take a chance for becoming trainer in their career. The participants are very interactive during Q & A session and enthusiastic towards the end of the session.

From this session, students got awareness about the training concepts, knowledge and skills required to become a trainer. This session helped the students to gain knowledge about various dimensions in training job, its demand and opportunities in the global market. Students got various information like platforms for training job, different types of trainers, few motivational books, etc. to choose trainer as a career. During the session, students interacted actively and got additional information about the training job and skills required for a trainer and enriching their career in new directions.


Soft Skills Training Session on Online Etiquette
Soft skills training session on “Online Etiquette” was organized for the final year BBA, MA, MCA, M.Sc. (CS) & First year MCA students of Kristu Jayanti College by the Centre for Soft Skills Training, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru on 27th March 2021 at 12.15 pm through Zoom platform. The session aims to teach the students about the various etiquette to be followed in their work and business. The session was moderated by Ms.Jisha, VI BBA students and Prof.T.Somasundaram, Staff Incharge, CSST given the welcome address. Mr.Reon George, VI BBA students introduced the Resource person of this session Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director, Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru and handed the session over to him.

Prof.Sen B Mathew started the session by pointing the recent practices followed by the corporate in new normal situation. He stated the various rules and procedures to be learned and followed for online etiquette in their work. He also gave essential tips on how to practice online etiquette in their job as well as in business according to the expectation level of corporate in present situation. He pointed out that the various measures and criteria followed in online etiquette for dealing the clients and partners in business in present corporate world. It includes different levels of etiquette in the business and also various guidelines about verbal and non-verbal behaviours of online etiquette. He shared few instructions and guidelines to be followed during online interview and also netiquette behaviours. He interacted with the students and demonstrated them about various etiquette during online interview and informed the students to follow it. Finally, Ms.Amy Dennis, VI BBA student given vote of thanks at the end of the session.

A total of 256 students from final year BBA, MA, MCA, M.Sc. (CS) & First year MCA students took part in the soft skills training session. He encouraged the students to follow the various online etiquette practices on regular basis. The participants are very interactive during Q & A session and enthusiastic towards the end of the session.

This session given lot of inputs about online etiquette and its importance. Students learned about various etiquettes to be followed while working with online activities. Most of the students understood the various criteria set by the corporate companies regarding online interview. During the session, students interacted actively and got additional information regarding the online etiquettes according to present corporate and business environment.


Interactive Session on Interview Techniques
The Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized an Interactive Session on “Interview Techniques” for the final year BSc (Life Science) students in association with the Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru, on 27th March 2021 at 9.45 am through the Zoom app. The session aimed to train the final year under graduate students on how to face interviews in an efficient and productive manner. The session was started with a welcome address by the faculty coordinator Prof. Aloysius Sebastian. The Resource Person was Mr Sumon Sarkar, Associate Recruiter – Global Talent Advisors, Convance by Labcorp, Bengaluru. He addressed the gathering by sharing his knowledge regarding how to face interviews based on his experience in recruiting candidates. He explained to the students what they ought to be careful of while attending a job interview, and he also advised them on certain things to be avoided while attending an interview. A total of 81 students from final year B.Sc. (Life Science) took part in the interactive session. The students showed much interest in the interactive session.

The students gained insights on interview techniques. The interactive session gave a lot of inputs and guidelines on how to attend job interviews very effectively.


Soft Skills Training Session on Online Etiquette
The Centre for Soft Skills Training (CSST), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized an online Session on "Online Etiquette" on 20th March 2021 at 9.15 am. The program was conducted for the Final Year BA and B.Com Students. The Program started with a silent prayer followed by the formal introduction by Mr.T. Somasundaram, Co-ordinator, Centre for Soft Skills Training (CSST). Ms. Ritwika from VI BA JPCS was the MC for the program. Dr.Deepthi Vijayan from Department of Psychology delivered the Welcome address and Ms.Lakshitha Jain, VI B.Com C Introduced the Resource person to the crowd. Prof. Suku Thomas Samuel from Department of Management, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru was the resource person for the day. He talked about Online Etiquette and stressed on the topics like online etiquette Rules which Students Should Know, Proper use of language and issues related to privacy etc. After the session the resource person clarified various queries raised by the participants. The program was ended by an official vote of Thanks given by Ms.Nithya from VI B.Com.

A total of 520 students from final year BA & B.Com students took part in the soft skills training session. He encouraged the students to follow the PDCA approach regarding online etiquette practices on regular basis. The participants are very interactive during Q & A session and enthusiastic towards the end of the session.

This session given lot of inputs about online etiquette and its importance. Students learned about various etiquettes to be followed while working with online activities. Most of the students understood the dos and don’ts of online etiquette. During the session, students interacted actively and got additional information regarding the online etiquettes according to present corporate and business environment.


Soft Skills Training Session on Mind Shift
A mind shift is a change of focus and perception, which gives extraordinary power to make relationships more positive and healthy to improve your focus and rate of success. Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized an enrichment session on “Mind Shift” for second year BBA and B.Com – Batch 2 & 4 students on 27th February 2021 at 9.15 am through Zoom platform. The webinar aims to train the second year under graduates students in learning and changing their mind-set according to today’s environment and taking their career in new directions. The session was moderated by Ms.Angel Elizabeth Joseph, IV BBA students and Prof.T.Somasundaram, Staff Incharge, CSST given the welcome address. Mr.Noel Jacob, IV BBA students introduced the Resource person of this session Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director, Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru and handed the session over to him.

Prof.Sen B Mathew started pointing the importance of mind shift in present situation. He pointed out that, in present corporate world, developing a growth mindset requires a set of small mindset shifts in each and every activity. It includes believing in ability to grow and change, seeing challenges as opportunities, focusing on progress instead of results, prioritizing learning over seeking approval and rewarding yourself for your effort and not just the outcome. He narrated the mind shift process through different examples and insisted the students to learn and follow the same in their career. He also gave essential tips on how to adopt mind shift by following the Pomodoro technique. He explained the Pomodoro technique with the help of beginner’s guide and also various steps to be followed on regular basis to bring changes in the mind. He shared the website links and other sources about the Pomodoro technique and informed the students to follow it. Finally, Ms.Merin Leena, IV BBA student given vote of thanks at the end of the session.

A total of 468 students from second year BBA and B.Com – Batch 2 & 4 students took part in the enrichment session. Students have shown lot of interest in this session and encouraged by the resource person to follow the steps to bring changes in the mind. The participants are very interactive during Q & A session and enthusiastic towards the end of the session.

This session given lot of inputs about mind shift in terms of their attitude, perception, learning and career. Students gained knowledge about the Pomodoro techniques and its steps. During the session, students interacted actively and got additional information regarding the shifting of mind according to situation and adopting the same to take their career in new directions.


Soft Skills Enrichment Session on Public Speaking Skills
Date: 27/02 / 2021
Number of beneficiaries: 443 (IV Sem. BCA, B.Sc. (PME & MSE), BA & BSc Students)
In-house: Training Session
Resource Persons with details:
Dr.Jonas Richard, Head, Department of Social Work & Director – Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru.
Objective: To enrich the students with knowledge of public speaking skills, orient them to the needs and provide tips to improve their public speaking skills to enable them to be better leaders.

Public Speaking Skills are essential communication skills which every individual must possess. These are skills which aid individuals to be able to communicate their message in a clear and understandable manner and to be able to transfer the idea into the listeners. Public speaking has in the past shaped many world and corporate leaders. It is a highly sought after skill and it is very necessary to instill knowledge and training for these skills into today’s students.

To enrich the young students with ‘public speaking skills’, the Centre for Soft Skills Training (CSST) organized an enrichment session titled ‘Public Speaking Skills’ for second year BCA, B.Sc. (PME & MSE) and B.Sc. Students. The session was moderated by Mr. Thomas Sabu, IV Sem. B.Sc. MSE who invoked God’s blessings for the session. The gathering was welcomed by Prof. Jeremiah Justus. M, Staff coordinator, CSST who gave an overview of public speaking and the skills involved with it. Ms. Aakanksha Sunil, IV Sem. B.Sc. Forensic Science introduced the resource person Dr. Jonas Richard, Director – Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru and handed the session over to him.

Dr. Jonas started off by explaining the need for public speaking skills. He explained how this generation is a highly lucky generation because they have so many opportunities to make a living. He explained how YouTubers are the new generation influencers and how it’s easy to relate to such success stories. He took the students through some of the tips of public speaking that he had learnt through his career. He explained how a public speech must be initiated – not to start with an apology, use a quote, or a relatable story. Then he went on to give tips on how to frame the speech – to include relevant material to the topic, use media tools to represent thoughts etc. He also gave essential tips on how to end the speech – by consolidating the speech in takeaway messages. He also shared a video of a motivational talk and how the public speech was drafted in relatable manner and how it ended with punchlines to take the message into the listener.

He encouraged the students to take up public speaking in an early age. He motivated them to keep trying – use mirror rehearsals, try on phones using selfie cameras etc. He finally concluded with how public speeches can be started in the classrooms itself when they take up the cultural and co-curricular activities. Finally he took questions from the students and answered them patiently.


Title: 3C’S OF LIFE
Date: 19/12/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 334 (First year BA & BBA Students)
In-house: Career Orientation Session | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
• Prof.T.Somasundaram, Department of Management & Head – Centre for Soft Skills Training, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru.
Objective:
• To provide orientation among the students in order to know their choice and chance available in their life.
• To gain valuable career information and foundation skills necessary for career development.

Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru organized a Career Orientation session on “3C’s of Life” for first year BA & BBA students on 19th December 2020 at 12.15 pm through Zoom app. The session objective is to provide orientation among the first year students to know about the choice and chance in their life to develop their career. The session was started with welcome address and the staff coordinator Dr.Sivasubramanian introduced the Resource person of this session Prof.T.Somasundaram, Department of Management & Head – Centre for Soft Skills Training, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru. The session started with the interactive questions with the students regarding choice available in their life to choose their favourite things about the career. He quoted the statement “Life is a Choice”, which indicates that, our life is full of choice and it is our responsibility to make the right choice. In this session, the resource person narrated the story of Indian Cricket Player Mr.Natarajan &ID Batter CEO Mr.Mustafa’s career growth based on choice and chance they had in their life.

He shared the SWOT analysis and Goal setting process among the students to upgrade themselves in different skills in order to create a good career. He gave the success mantra to every student to make the right choice for the right career in their life and also daily quotes to practice for achieving their career goals.

A total of 334 students from first year BA & BBA students took part in the career orientation session. Students are very interactive and participated enthusiastically for all the questions posed by the resource person and had very good learning experience.


Title: Interview Techniques - Get Ready For The Interview
Date: 16/12/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 218 (All PG students – Except MBA)
In-house: Webinar | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
• Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director – Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations (CECR), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.
Objective:
• To develop students’ competencies and enable the students to get ready for interviews of various companies.

Centre for Soft Skill Training (CSST), Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) organized a webinar on the topic, “Get ready for the interview” to enhance proficiency, acquaintance and capabilities’ of the students, which would enable them to seek job openings.

The most significant purpose of the session is that, providing the information regarding preparation for attending the interview. Prof.Sen B Mathews, the resource person explained about the various types of questions that would be asked in an interview and trained the students regarding the same. He also gave guidance and tips to practice a mock interview and insisted the students to lot of research about the company and be prepared for the interview. He also gave guidelines about the necessary requirements before attending the interview and talked about various skills like time management, dress code, communication methodology, etc. which is required for attending the interview. Resource person also gave a good insight on confidence and overconfidence in pre and post interview stage. He quoted the information given by Forbes magazine regarding interview techniques and its importance.


Title: 3c’s of Life – Chance, Choice & Career
Date: 05/12/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 554 (First year B.Com & B.Sc. Students)
In-house: Career Orientation Session | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
• Prof.Sen B Mathew, Director – Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations (CECR), Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru.
Objective: The objective of this webinar is to orient the students about chance, choice and career.

Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a Career Orientation Session on the 3Cs of Life for the first Year B.Com & B.Sc. Students on 5th December 2020 at 12.15 pm. The session aims to orient the first year under graduates students about Chance, Choice and Career. The session started with a welcome address by Prof. Somasundaram T and the staff coordinator Prof. Deepika Premlal introduced the Resource person of the webinar Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director, Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru. Prof. Sen B Mathew addressed the gathering by sharing his knowledge about the important skills one might possess to succeed in a career through a number of case studies. A total of 554 students from first Year B.Com & B.Sc. Students took part in the session. Students showed a lot of interest in this session based on the information and experience shared by the resource person. The participants were very interactive during Q & A session.


Title: Interview Techniques
Date: 28/11/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 360 (Final year BCA, B.Sc Students)
In-house: Interactive Session | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
• Mr. Sibi Varghese, Associate Product Manager, Altisource Field Services, Altisource Technology, Bengaluru.
Objective:
• The objective of this webinar is to provide guidelines in preparing them to attend interviews for their career jobs.

Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized an Interactive Session on “Interview Techniques” for final year BCA, B.Sc students in association with the Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru, on 28th November 2020 at 12.15 pm through Zoom app. The interactive session aims to equip the final year under graduates students to prepare themselves for interviews. The session was started with welcome address and the staff coordinator Dr. Soya Mathew introduced the Resource person of this interactive session Mr. Sibi Varghese, Associate Product Manager, Altisource Field Services, Altisource Technology, Bengaluru. Mr. Sibi Varghese, addressed the gatherings by sharing his knowledge regarding interview techniques based on his experience. He shared his personal experiences as an interviewer as well as an interviewee.

A total of 360 students from final year BCA and B.Sc. students took part in the interactive session. The participants were very interactive during Q & A session and enthusiastic towards the end of the session.


Title: Interview Techniques - How to Get Your Dream Job!
Date: 28/11/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 74 (Final year BA Students)
In-house: Webinar| External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
Ms. Kezhia Sharieff, Creative Analyst, Yahoo, Bengaluru.
Objective: The objective of this session is to provide important tips in preparing themselves to crack the final interview.

Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a Interactive session on “How to get your dream job” for final year BA students in association with the Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru, on 28th November 2020 at 12.15 pm through Zoom app. The webinar aims to provide various tips for the students to prepare themselves for the interview and also how to crack the final interview. Dr.Deepthi Vijayan, Staff Coordinator has welcomed the gatherings and introduced the Resource person of this interactive session Ms.Kezhia Sharieff, Creative Analyst, Yahoo, Bengaluru. Ms.Kezhia has started the session by stating her own career growth and education background that she experienced from the college. She stated certain important steps to carry out in their career journey to fulfill their desired jobs in their life. She explained about the various opportunities for the students from Humanities background and also gave valuable tips to enrich their skills and knowledge to grab their dream jobs. She narrated different models for self – assessment among the students to upgrade their knowledge and becoming a qualified candidate for the interview to get their dream job. According to the present situation, every students has to improve their soft skills and get updated through various learning platforms

A total of 74 students from final year BA students took part in the interactive session. Every student participated enthusiastically and interacted with the resource person and got lot of insights about the interview techniques.


Title: Attitude Matters
Date: 21/11/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 250 (Second year B.Com students – Batch 2)
In-house: Training | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
• Prof. K.Opika, Department of Management, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru.
Objective:
• To create awareness among the young people on the significance of one’s attitude and how to develop a better attitude for better living.

Attitude is simply a clear understanding of one’s thinking process. It can help an individual control his thoughts and handle daily routine issues and newly encountered problems or developments in a more calm and composed manner. In today’s busy & challenging world our attitude counts for every progress that we make in our personal and professional front. With the advent of the pandemic, the human race has understood how there is no problem that is unsolvable and this is due to the attitude of “Never Give Up”.

To promote and train young students on how ‘attitude matters’, the Center for Soft Skills Training (CSST) organized an expert lecture titled ‘Attitude matters’ for second year B Com students. Prof. Jeremiah Justus. M began the expert lecture with a silent prayer followed by a welcome address and introduction of the resource person, Prof. K.Opika, School of Management, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.

She started the lecture by defining ‘attitude’ and helped the students understand the right meaning of attitude in today’s world. She encouraged the students to modify their attitude to everyday problems and to look around and create opportunities for themselves. She had a self-assessment session where the students could interact with the resource person in the form of questions and answers and assessed themselves to understand their level of attitude.

She concluded by revealing the interpretation of the assessment and explained to the students how they fared and also gave tips for better management of their attitude. She emphasized the need for healthy practices, mindfulness, meditation, positive thinking and good inter-personal relationships which could help them in improving their attitude. Finally she took questions from the students and answered them patiently.


Title: Attitude Matters
Date: 28/11/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 301 (Second year B.Com Students – Batch 3 & 4)
In-house: Training Session | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
• Dr.Geethu Anna Mathew, Department of Management, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru.
Objective:
• To develop a Positive attitude.

Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru organized a Training session on “Attitude Matters” for second year B.Com students on 28th November 2020 at 10.45 am through Zoom app. The main objective of the session is to develop a positive attitude among the students in order to realize, how attitude is important in their life. The session was started with welcome address and the staff coordinator Prof.T.Somasundaram introduced the Resource person of this session Dr.Geethu Anna Mathew, Department of Management, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru. Dr.Geethu started interacting with the students by asking questions related to attitude in order to know the students attitude level. He discussed about the attitude and its benefits in order to enrich the students to improve their right attitude. He shared certain examples related to attitude and also explained about the various qualities needed to enrich the attitude level of the students He spoke about the concept of positive thinking needed for emotional and mental attitude in order to focus on the good and benefits of the students to get the expected results.

A total of 301 students from second year B.Com (Batch 3 & 4) took part in the training session. Students enthusiastically participated in the training session and actively interacted with the resource person during the Q & A session.


Title: Self - Branding & Employability
Date: 21/11/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 554 (Second year BCA, B.Sc. (CS) & B.Sc. Students)
In-house: Capability Enhancement Session | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
Dr.Jonas Richard, Head, Department of Social Work & Director – Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru.
Objective:
• To equip the students on Self - branding and process of branding themselves to others.
• To enable the students in differentiating themselves with their unique value proposition to get employability.

Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru organized a Capability Enhancement session on “Self – Branding & Employability” for second year BCA, B.Sc (CS) and B.Sc. on 21st November 2020 at 9.15 am through Zoom app. The session aims to equip the students in branding themselves with their unique value proposition in order to achieve their career goals. The session was started with welcome address and the staff coordinator Prof.T.Somasundaram introduced the Resource person of this session Dr.Jonas Richard, Head, Department of Social Work & Director – Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru. Dr.Jonas Richard started interactive with the students regarding personal branding and narrated the challenges faced by the student’s today in branding themselves. He discussed about the social media platforms and its usage for branding themselves in different domain and to market themselves through the world. He shared the certain skill sets needed for every student to brand themselves and to meet their employability goals. He explained about the four important steps for branding process and the strategies to follow those steps in life to promote them to maximum level and achieve their career goals. A total of 554 students from second year BCA, B.Sc. (CS) & B.Sc. students took part in the capability enhancement session. Students showed their interest by participating with the resource person. The resource person answered all the questions posed by the participants in the Q & A session.


Title: Attitude Matters
Date: 21/11/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 211 (Second year B.Com students – Batch 1)
In-house: Training | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
• Dr.Geethu Anna Mathew, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru.
Objective:
• To create the positive learning space and change the negative thinking patterns
• To motivate students on positive thinking and understanding how to deal with negativity.

Attitude Matters is about what influences all our actions. The importance of the right attitude and positive thinking in one’s life. Positive and negative thinking are both contagious, and their results are obvious. Attitude can cause future fortune and future disaster. The training was conducted to improve the positive learning space and to understand to deal with negativity.

Training Programme on Attitude Matters organized by Centre for Soft Skills Training commenced at 10:45 am on 21st November 2020 with a silent prayer. Prof.Shanthi Joseph, Department of English delivered the welcome address and Prof.Akhila Variyar, Department of English introduced the resource person Dr. Geethu Anna Mathew, Department of Management. Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru. She started the session with a quote from Helen Killer -“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” She insisted on the importance of positive thinking and how to remove the negative thoughts from the mind. She gave valuable inputs on self-confidence and self-love to live a better life. It was an interactive session and encouraged students to share their experiences. The right attitude of the person improves well-being and boost immunity. The programme was ended with the vote of thanks by Prof.Shanthi Joseph and feedback form was collected from the students.


Title: Webinar on Interview Techniques
Date: 12 / 11 / 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 729 (V Sem BBA & V Sem B.Com Students – All Section)
In-house: Soft Skills Training
Resource Persons with details:
• Mr.Rizwan Ul Junaid, 2nd Vice President (AVP), Sr. Associate Client Investment Officer, Northern Trust Asset Management, Bangalore Urban, Karnataka. (Alumni of MBA 2009 - 2011)
Objective:
• The objective of this webinar was to provide inputs on the skills and techniques to be employed in an interview.

Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a webinar on “Interview Techniques” for final year BBA and B.Com students on 12th November 2020 at 3.30 pm through Zoom app. The webinar aimed to train the final year undergraduate students in preparing themselves for the interview. The session was started with welcome address by Prof.T.Somasundaram and the staff coordinator Prof.Deepika Premlal introduced the Resource person of this webinar and handed over the session to him. Mr. Rizwan Ul Junaid addressed the gathering by sharing his knowledge regarding the process of interview based on the experience with corporates. He also shared inputs regarding the whole selection process and what creates a positive first impression, including details about relevant certifications.

Students from final year BBA and B.Com took part in the webinar. Students showed a lot of interest in the information shared by the resource person. The participants were very interactive during the Q & A session


Title: SOFT SKILLS ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
Date: 19 / 09 / 2020 & 22 / 09 / 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 11 (Soft Skills Training Faculty)
In-house: Staff Orientation | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
● Dr. Jonas Richard, Head, Department of Social Work, & Director - Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru.
Objective:
● To provide practical knowledge to the faculty members regarding soft skills training programmes.
● To train the soft skills training faculty on the effective way of using skills.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ―Aristotle
The Soft Skills Orientation Programme was conducted on 19th September 2020 at 12:40 pm by welcoming the speaker Dr.Jonas Richard. The orientation was exclusively for the newly appointed soft skill trainers to give a glimpse of the vision and mission of the Centre for Soft Skills Training. Dr.Jonas Richard engaged the faculty members with ideas and explanations on the importance of the training for students and the programs that help the students to grow well in their career. He started the session on effective soft skill training and the importance of language, team building, leadership, and management. He further explained how to adapt the methodology of training on different skills and how to train the students in acquisition of the soft skills. The plan and methods for the future training were discussed. The programme ended with the vote of thanks by Prof.Jeremiah Justus.


Title: RESUME BUILDING
Date: 01/10/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 387 (Final year BBA & B.Com Students)
In-house: Webinar | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
● Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director - Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations (CECR), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.
Objective:
● To teach the students how to write effective corporate job resumes.

A webinar on “Resume Building” was organized for the final year BBA and B.Com students of Kristu Jayanti College by the Centre for Soft Skills Training in association with the Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru, on 1st October 2020 at 3.30 pm. Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director, Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations, Kristu Jayanti College, was the resource person. 387 participants from final year BBA and B.Com students took part in the webinar and the discussion followed by it. In the webinar, Prof. Sen Mathews elaborated in a very effective and illustrative manner on how to prepare a competitive and flawless corporate job resume. The participants interacted enthusiastically during the discussion session.


Title: RESUME BUILDING
Date: 01/10/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 787 (Final year BCA, B.Sc & BA Students)
In-house: Webinar | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
● Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director – Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations (CECR), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.
Objective:
● The objective of this webinar is to provide guidelines in preparing informative and attractive resumes for their career jobs.

Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a webinar on “Resume Building” for final year BCA, B.Sc and BA students in association with the Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru, on 17th October 2020 at 9.15 am through Zoom app. The webinar aims to train the final year undergraduates in preparing a resume in order to apply for their jobs. The session started with a welcome address and the staff coordinator Prof.Shanthi Joseph introduced the Resource person of this webinar Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director, Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru. Prof.Sen B Mathew addressed the gathering by sharing his knowledge regarding preparation of resume based on the experience with corporates in an effective manner. He shared certain guidelines and common format about resumes and informed the students to update their resume to be more attractive and valuable according to their domain.

A total of 845 students from final year BCA, B.Sc. & BA students took part in the webinar. Students showed a lot of interest in this webinar based on the information shared by the resource person. The participants were very interactive and enthusiastic during the Q & A session at the end of the session.


Title: POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING
Date: 24/10/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 328 (II Year BA students)
In-house: Training | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
● Prof. Aloysius Sebastian, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.
Objective:
● To improve positive thinking skills to face the hurdles in their future career and life.

Centre for Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a training session on “Power of Positive thinking” for second year BA Students. The training session was initiated to improve positive thinking in students. The world, which is covered with pandemic, induces negative thoughts of fear and anxiety about their present and the uncertain future. To motivate students towards a positive and hopeful attitude and to enrich them for a better future. BA II years were the target audience as they are beneficiary of the training to improve the skills, which they need to use in the near future for a better career and life.

The power of positive thinking helps you believe in yourself, to deal with failures, and how to move forward were informed to the students with examples from different sources as well as from the speaker himself. The subconscious mind and the power of thinking was delivered to students along with tricks to avoid ego and neutralization of ego.


Title: PRESENCE OF MINDFULNESS
Date: 24 / 10 / 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 347 (II Year BBA Students)
In-house: Training Session | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
● Prof. Stephen Deepak, School of Management, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.
Objective:
● To create self-awareness and mindfulness among the young students.
● Brief write up on the training “ Presence of Mindfulness”:

Mindfulness is simply a clear, non-judgmental awareness of your inner and outer worlds. It is the control a person has over his mind and body. Presence refers to the stability of mindfulness, which means the degree to which you are grounded in awareness. Mindful presence is a matter of great concern in today’s fast changing world. With the advent of the pandemic, terms like social distancing and news of ill-health have made people lose their balance and grounding in life.

To promote and train young students in ‘mindful presence’, the Centre for Soft Skills Training (CSST) organized a training session titled ‘Presence of mind’ for second year BBA students. The expert lecture was inaugurated by Prof. C. Surendaranath Reddy, Head, Department of Management, Kristu Jayanti College who delivered the welcome address and gave an overview of mindful presence and its importance. Prof. Jeremiah Justus.M then introduced the resource person Prof. Stephen Deepak, School of Management, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.

He started on an interactive note, wherein he conducted a quiz titled ‘Know for yourself’ and helped the students understand what is their self-assessment with regard to ‘mindful presence’. He followed the lecture by explaining the various benefits of mindful presence and the need for it. He also addressed ways in which one can improve his/her level of ‘mindful presence’.

He encouraged the students to look around, create opportunities and improve their presence of mind. He finally concluded by explaining ‘Stephen Covey’s circle of concern and circle of influence’ which the students can use to evaluate themselves and understand their needs and improve themselves. Finally he took questions from the students and answered them patiently.


Title: RESUME BUILDING
Date: 28/10/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 478 (Final Year PG students)
In-house: Webinar | External: Nil
Resource Persons with details:
● Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director – Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations (CECR), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.
Objective:
● To develop students’ competencies and enable the students to prepare their resume and get through job interviews of various companies.

Centre for Soft Skills Training has organized a Webinar on “Resume building” to enhance skill, knowledge, competencies of the students, which would enable them to seek job opportunities. The most significant aim of resume building is that, the kind of career students are seeking, skills and experiences they have, which make them ideal for their career. Resource person emphasized the importance of resume building as the resume introduces students’ qualifications and skills to the employers. He also opined that, resume is an informational document, which contains one’s career story, outlining and all details in an easily read format. The resource person also added the things to “do and not to do ” in the preparation of a resume. The resource person also cleared the various doubts and questions raised by the students.

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