Centre for Soft Skills Training Committee (CSST)

The Centre for Soft Skills Training has been initiated by Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru and provides various soft skills 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 motivational training to all our undergraduate and postgraduate students of Kristu Jayanti College.
2. To facilitate capacity building training on Soft skills with respect to their domain.
3. 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. Career Enrichment program
4. Motivation program
5. Certificate program

LIST OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

S.No.

Name of the Faculty

Department

1

Prof.T.Somasundaram

BBA

2

Prof.Sen B Mathew

CECR

3

Dr.Gita P.C.

MBA

4

Dr.Soya Mathew

Computer Science (UG)

5

Dr.Sivasubramanian K

Economics (PG)

6

Dr.Aparna Ashok

Life Science

7

Prof.Akhila Variyar

English

8

Prof.Aloysius Sebastian

English

9

Prof.Deepika Premlal

Psychology

10

Dr.Deepthi Vijayan

Psychology

11

Prof.Jeremiah Justus

Life Science

12

Prof.Shanthi Joseph

English

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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