Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE)

The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE) has been initiated as an offspring on the recommendations of World Health organization (WHO) which has identified 10 core skills as life skills. The Centre has also signed an MoU with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) in May 2012, recognizing CLSE as the Nodal Centre for imparting Life Skills in Karnataka.

The center functions with the following specific objectives:
1. To provide training for all our under graduate and post graduate students of Kristu Jayanti College on Life Skill Education so that they are able to face the challenges and adapt to day to day demands of their everyday lives.

2. To offer the benefit of Life Skill Education to our neighborhood communities & institutes especially to government school children and youth so that their quality of life is enhanced and self-esteem improved.

3. To act as a nodal center in the State of Karnataka in implementing various central and state government policies and programs related to Life Skill Education.

4. To facilitate capacity building training on Life Skills and Training of Trainers (ToT) on Life Skills.

5. To carry out research & publications in the area of Life Skill Education and to identify the newer areas for application of Life Skills.

What are Life Skills?
Life Skills are the abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enables individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life across cultures (WHO, 1997).

The following are the 10 core life skills recommended by World Health Organization:
1. Self-Awareness
2. Empathy
3. Decision Making
4. Problem Solving
5. Creative Thinking
6. Critical Thinking
7. Communication
8. Interpersonal Relationship
9. Coping With Emotions
10. Coping With Stress

Ever since its inception, the center has been actively conducting several trainings on Life Skills in the following areas:
* Life Skills Education for Teachers for Psycho-social understanding of Gen Y Learners.
* Life Skills for Students for Gender Sensitivity, Self-branding and Enhancing Employability Skills.
* Life Skills for Corporate Employees for Stress Management and Psycho-social Well-being.
* Capacity Building Workshop on Life Skills for Development Professionals.
* Life Skills for Health Care Professionals for sustaining effective Inter Personal Relationship.
* Short term courses on Life Skills on request.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. A. Jonas Richard
Director
Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE)
Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore
+91-80-28465611, +91-9448532577
jonasrichard@kristujayanti.com

Centre for Life Skills Education | Parenting Skills for the Teenagers
The Centre for Life Skills Education of Kristu Jayanti College conducted a session on Parenting the Teenagers for the parents of Class X students of St. Michaels’s School, Gedalahalli, Bangalore on 10th January 2020

The Session focused on basic Parenting Skills to deal with their teens. The session also highlighted the importance of positive discipline and the need for Connection before Correction. Around 70 parents participated. The session also suggested different parenting styles and tips to effectively parent their teens


Centre for Life Skills Education | Career Guidance & Academic Stress Management
The Centre for Life Skills Education of Kristu Jayanti College conducted a session on Career Guidance and Academic Stress Management for the Grade 10 students of St. Michaels’s School, Gedalahalli, Bangalore on 10th January 2020

The Session focused two important areas. One was to suggest strategies to identify one’s passion and choose their career and thereby choose the subjects in grade 11 as per their choice of their career. The second and the more important one was to recommend tips to manage their Board Examination Stress and follow few basic dos and don’ts in dealing with their academic stress. Around 55 students participated in this


Centre for Life Skills Education| Training on Life Skills and Personality Development
The Centre for Life Skills Education conducted a 3 day intensive Training on Life Skills and Personality Development for the Group of students and faculty members of Vivekanda College of Arts and Sciences, Erode from 9th to 11th December 2019. The training focused on 10 core life skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO). The methodology used was Activity Based Learning (ABL). The center is actively involved in conducting regular trainings on Life Skills for Schools, Colleges, NGOs and Corporates


Date: 18th- 22nd June, 2018
Beneficiaries: 1st UG students
The Centre for Life Skills Education(CLSE), Kristu Jayanti college in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development(RGNIYD), An Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organised a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills from 18th June 2018 to 22nd June 2018.

The course was conducted for 2000 first year students. The training programme started with the inauguration on 18th June 2018, certificate course consisted of ten core life skills promoted by World Health Organisation (WHO), namely Self- awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Inter-Personal Relationship, Coping with Stress and Coping with Emotions. These skills are very beneficial in constructing and polishing the personality and to lead a better life in a highly sophisticated world. The skills arm a person with the capabilities to lead a well-rounded life. Five days training concluded with valedictory session on 22nd June 2018.

Around 100 faculty members trained the students in each skill. Training sessions where vibrant and enthusiastic, involving activities and discussions pertaining to each life skill. Students actively participated and enjoyed the learning.


Date: 18-22, June, 2018
Beneficiaries: B.Com Students
Students in first year B.Com programme were divided according to their sections and training was provided. Faculty members in the department were assigned two or three skills according to their choice. Inauguration and orientation about life skill conducted on 18th June (Monday) from 11.00 am to 01.00 pm in Main auditorium. Prof. VijayaKumar, Head the department of commerce handled the inaugural session. During the five days schedule, resource persons provided comprehensive inputs about ten life skills mentioned below according to the time table set exclusively for life skill:

Self-awareness: Self-awareness is the skill that helps everyone to recognize ourselves, our character, strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes etc. various activities like ice breaking, self-introduction were conducted which made them more aware of themselves as well as made others aware of the person speaking. Prof. Geetanjali, Prof. Madhumalathi, Prof. Evanjilin, Prof. Ranjitha, Prof. Sandhiya and Prof. Suresh handled the sessions on self-awareness for various sections.

Effective communication: Prof. Saranya, Dr. Arti Singh and Prof. Mary Jacob, Prof. Santhosh and Prof. Kalaiselvi handled the sessions on effective communication to various sections. In this session activities and lectures were conducted to make the students understand importance of effective communication in their life. At the start of this session a group of students were called to play a game “Chinese whisper” to show the quality of communication they possessed. This was followed by the power point presentation showing different types of communication, pros and cons of effective communication and also how this communication skill is going to help the students in the long run.

Interpersonal relationship: This is the skill that helps the students to maintain good relations. In this session priority was given to activities that help the students realize the importance of maintaining good inter personal relations. Sessions were handled by Prof. Amritha Ashok, Prof. Ratheesh, and Prof. Annie Stephen. A presentation was played showing how IPR forms the most basic requirement of human life.

Empathy: Dr. Christuraja, Prof. Thanuja and Prof. Suni, Prof. Vani, and Prof. Preethi, were the faculty members handled this session on empathy in different sections. The skill emphasized on the ability to imagine what life is like for another person even in a situation that we may not be familiar with. The activities and videos shown to the students helped them to understand and accept others and their behavior which are different from them. The session in charge (teacher) took a PPT which was followed by dividing the class into 4 groups which were supposed to present a skit on 4 different themes all involving empathy. The students responded nicely to all the skits.

Critical thinking: This is the skill that helps the students to analyze the information and experiences in an objective manner. Games, role plays and activities were conducted in order to enhance the critical thinking skill of the students. Various sessions were handled by Prof. Surjith Singha and Prof. Kalyani, Prof.Anitha, Prof. Neeta, Prof. Ramanathan, Prof. Mini Gopalakrishnan, Prof. Chellraj Immanuel. At the beginning a question was asked “What is the first word that comes to your mind?”. This was followed by a PPT containing many small exercises involving critical thinking.

Creative thinking: The objective of conducting a session on creative thinking was to enable the students to generate creative, innovative and appropriate solutions to problems of life or any domain pertaining their areas of interest. Prof. Kirankumar, Prof. Muthukumar, Prof. Sundari, Prof. Antony Vincent, Prof. Dhanamalar, Prof. Aishwarya conducted the sessions to various sections with the help of videos, power point presentations and activities. This session was the most loved by the students as two activities 1.Constructing the tallest tower using newspapers and 2.To make a costume using newspapers. Students made optimum utilization of the time provided and made some really creative modals thus finding out their creative thinking skills.

Decision making: The sessions on decision making were handled by Prof. Kalyani, Prof. Ponny Thomas, Prof. Preethi, Prof. Santhosh and Prof. Gopika. The emphasis was given on importance of assessing an issue by considering all possible or available options. The effects of different decisions were made known to the students with the help of activities and role play. Resource person started with showing a video of a baby finding his way to the garden which was blocked by the fence showing all possess these capabilities and how to develop them. The PPT was quite dynamic and ended with few motivational videos.

Problem solving: Prof. Madhumathi , Prof. Ponny Thomas, Prof. Saravanakumar, Prof. Kiran Kumar, handled the session on problem solving. This skill helps the students to analyze the problem, formulate choices and selecting from choices. Various activities and discussions were conducted to make students realize the importance of solving problems efficiently. An activity was conducted in which a group of students played a game in which from a chain crossed hands they had to form a circle without breaking the chain . The PPT was quite effective and students participated actively.

Coping with stress: The facilitators for handling the session on stress were Prof. Lourdunathan, Prof. Chandrakala, Prof. Ranjitha and Prof. Vinodhina . The importance was given on recognizing the source of stress and analyzing its effect on individual’s life. Sessions were supported by power point presentations, activities and videos to make it more interactive.

Coping with emotion: It is the ability to recognize emotions in others and ourselves. The emphasis of this skill was to make the students aware of how emotions influence behavior and being able to respond to emotions appropriately. Prof.Vinoda Devi, Prof. Jethina and Prof. Nagendra and Prof. AmjadKhan handled the sessions on coping with emotions.

Resource person started with a dynamic presentation showing importance of managing emotions through various entertaining real life examples and videos.


Date: 18-22, June, 2018
Beneficiaries: B.Sc Students
Inauguration:The Inauguration of Life Skill Education for the 1styear B.Sc. was held on 18th June 2018. Prof. Seen Mathews introduced the Ten Core Life Skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO)

Training Methodology: The resource persons adopted Activity Based Learning (ABL) method for training on Life Skills. Following are the specific input given by each trainer

Session I: Introduction to Life Skills by Prof. Sen B. Mathews
The Life skill education Training Programme for the first year BSc (BT, MB, CSMS, CSME& BCA) students commenced on 18thJune 2018 at 11.45AM in the S.K.E Auditorium. In this session the students were introduced to the ten core life skills and their importance in their day to day life.

Session II: Self Awareness by Dr. S. Vijayanand
The session was started at 9.00am on 19th June, 2018with video depicted the importance and need of self-awareness. Individual activity which includes Self designing collages, ranking traits helps students to find strength, weakness, opportunities and challenges were conducted. Students enthusiastically participated in the activities. The presentation was focused mainly on and solve problems. Students actively participated and voluntarily showed interest in the various group activities.

Session II: Decision Making by Dr. Elcey CD
The session assignment includes skill content, Types of decision making, practice influencing decision making, solving problem in decision making using scenario and activity such as feel the content, goals, types of goals, decision making process. Certain videos were presented to motivate students on goal setting.

Session III: Creative thinking by Dr. U. Sivagamasundari
The session emphasized on the importance of being creative in the competitive world and good number of students participated actively in various activities which fostered their minds in the direction of creative thinking. The session had brain storming activities like connect the 9 dots, complete the circles, creative paintings and two in one creativity. Videos depicting creativity, art from waste, tips to create new things with creativity.

Session IV: Empathy by Dr. SelvamArjunan
The session was started at 11.00Am for life science students and highlighting the need and importance of empathy in our day today life. One activity was conducted in which students were taught about the importance of understanding the feelings and emotions of others and understand themselves before handling the situations (Individual Performance of feelings). They were also made aware of difference between sympathy and empathy. Videos on emphasizing the importance of empathy in improving the quality of human life were showed. Student’s actively participated in interactions and activities. . The session made students to get aware of the importance of empathy, difference between sympathy and empathy their relationships with family, friends and community and directed them towards healthy relationships for better life.

Session V: Problem Solving by Mrs. Priya Josson
The session started with an activity to analyze how students tackle different problems. It was followed by the presentation on concepts related to solving problem. Activities such as case study and methods needed to solve day to day issues were conducted. This session also included stories and real life incidents to help students in making right decision and solving the problems wisely.

Session VI: Effective communication by Dr. M. Sonia Angeline
Effective communication was conducted to orient students with importance of listening, interpreting and understanding the communicated information. It helped the students understand various modes of communications such as verbal and nonverbal. This session served as chance for them to understand the importance of body language, signals between the listener and communicator, importance of intrapersonal and interpersonal communication skills. Activities and videos encouraged students to realize and improve their communication skills.

Session VII: Interpersonal relationship by Dr. Esther Shoba
IPR- Interpersonal Skill, the prime one, helps in close association among human beings. It helps in establishing relationship with people who share same ideas, goals and common interests. A relationship can progress only when we have positive thoughts about the other individual. Positivity can be established when one accepts the other person how they are, value each other and understand each other. These characteristics can be achieved only when we intend to listen to what others are saying. Relation with others can be in the form of family relationship, relationship with peers, love relationship, friend relationship etc., Family relationship is the one which provides unconditional love and emotional support. Peer relationship helps in the progress of the work as they are united. Relationship with friends need to be honest and reliable. Love relationship is the most fragile one and if one has to call it off, it has to be done constructively. Interpersonal relationship is very important as it helps in the growth of individual, helps in living at peace with others and also teaches patience.

Activities to explain each type of relationship helped in good understanding of the life skill.

Session V III: Coping with emotions by Dr .Selvam Arjunan
The session was started at 11.00amfor B.Sc. life science students, with a video presentation that presented the importance and need of understanding the emotions among individuals. Students participated in the activities with enthusiasm. The presentation was focused mainly on emotions, feeling and actions. This session helped students to face the challenges and survive at difficult situations. A detailed view on types of emotions and to control them was clearly visualized by giving them real time situations.

They were also briefed about how to adapt to the scenario by meditation, yoga, etc.

Session IX: Critical thinking by Dr. Challaraj Emmanuel E.S.
Critical Thinking, a logistic approach to critical thinking was conveyed to students that thinking is legitimate only when it conforms to the procedures of informal, logic and that the good thinker necessarily aims for styles of examination and appraisal that are analytical, abstract, universal, and objective. Critical thinking is not a matter of accumulating information. A person with a good memory and who knows a lot of facts is not necessarily good at critical thinking. A critical thinker is able to deduce consequences from what he knows, and he knows how to make use of information to solve problems, and to seek relevant sources of information to inform them. Critical thinking should not be confused with being argumentative or being critical of other people. Although critical thinking skills can be used in exposing fallacies and bad reasoning, critical thinking can also play an important role in cooperative reasoning and constructive tasks. Critical thinking can help us acquire knowledge, improve our theories, and strengthen arguments. We can use critical thinking to enhance work processes and improve social institutions. . The presentation helped to enhance the thinking ability and case study activities played a major role in depicting diverse thinking ability of the students. Illusion test and small IQ puzzle tests were conducted to enhance the rapid answering ability analyzing the concept. This session was delivered creatively with stories and video presentation. This session was an interactive one and was appreciated by the students. First wave logical thinking consisted of understanding the connections between two concepts or points in thought.
• 4 square puzzle
• Finding out the suspect
• Illusion test
• Connecting points
• Maze test

Session X: StressManagement by Mrs. Priya Josson
This session was useful for the students as it gave them an idea about the ways in which they can cope up with stress. The activities helped in analyzing how well the students can overcome stressful situation using stability zones. The session was made more interesting with video presentation and case study of present day scenario of pear stress among the youth and different ways to overcome it.

Session X: Use of Life skills in everyday Life by Dr. Esther Shoba
This session summarized all the ten core life skills and their application in everyday life. The session was made interesting with various activities related to each life skill and video presentation. Five groups of students performed role play involving two life skills each. They were able to relate to day to day life.

Session XII: Valedictory by Dr. Elcey CD and Dr. S. Vijayanand.
The valedictory session of Life skill education Training Programme for the first year BSc (BT, MB, CSMS, CSME,PMCS,PME)students commenced on 22ndJune 2018 at 2.15 PM in the Mini Auditorium III UG Block. The session started with invocation song followed by welcome speech Delivered by Dr. S. Vijayanand-LSE Coordinator.


Date: 18-22, June, 2018
Beneficiaries: BCA Students
Kristu Jayanti College had conducted a course for 1st Year BCA students from 19th June to 22nd June 2018. For teaching ten core life skills for the wellbeing of student’s life...

Life Skills need for integrated happy life, for trend generation.
What are Life Skills? Life skills are behaviours that enable individuals to adapt and deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life. There are many such skills, but core life skills include the ability to: The Ten core Life Skills as laid down by WHO are:
The ten life skills are...
Self-awareness: includes recognition of ‘self’, our character, our strengths and weaknesses, desires and dislikes. Developing self-awareness can help us to recognize when we are stressed or feel under pressure. It is often a prerequisite to effective communication and interpersonal relations, as well as for developing empathy with others.

Empathy: To have a successful relationship with our loved ones and society at large, we need to understand and care about other peoples’ needs, desires and feelings. Empathy is the ability to imagine what life is like for another person. Without empathy, our communication with others will amount to one-way traffic. Worst, we will be acting and behaving according to our self-interest and are bound to run into problems.

Critical Thinking: Is an ability to analyze information and experiences in an objective manner. Critical thinking can contribute to health by helping us to recognize and assess the factors that influence attitudes and behavior, such as values, peer pressure and the media.

Creative Thinking: Is a novel way of seeing or doing things that is characteristic of four components – fluency (generating new ideas), flexibility (shifting perspective easily), originality (conceiving of something new), and elaboration (building on other ideas).

Decision making: Helps us to deal constructively with decisions about our lives. This can have consequences for health. It can teach people how to actively make decisions about their actions in relation to healthy assessment of different options and, what effects these different decisions are likely to have.

Problem solving: Problem solving helps us to deal constructively with problems in our lives. Significant problems that are left unresolved can cause mental stress and give rise to accompanying physical strain.

Effective communication: means that we are able to express ourselves, both verbally and non-verbally, in ways that are appropriate to our cultures and situations. This means being able to express opinions and desires, and also needs and fears. And it may mean being able to ask for advice and help in a time of need. Coping with stress means recognizing the sources of stress in our lives, recognizing how this affects us, and acting in ways that help us control our levels of stress, by changing our environment or lifestyle and learning how to relax. Coping with emotions means involving recognizing emotions within us and others, being aware of how emotions influence behavior and being able to respond to emotions appropriately. Intense emotions like anger or sadness can have negative effects on our health if we do not respond appropriately.

Interpersonal relationship: skills help us to relate in positive ways with the people we interact with. This may mean being able to make and keep friendly relationships, which can be of great importance to our mental and social well-being. It may mean keeping, good relations with family members, which are an important source of social support. It may also mean being able to end relationships constructively.

Coping with stress: 95% of all the diseases are created by stress. Wrong beliefs like “I’m not good enough” or "Something is wrong with me" cause up to 95% of all illness and disease. The membrane of the cell is the brain of the cell, not the nucleus. Our beliefs are stored in the membrane of our cells. Unless we are fully aware of what we are doing and why we are doing it at every moment, we are always acting on our unconscious programming stored as beliefs in our cells. Scientific research has established that stress is the core factor in physical, mental, and emotional disease. Discovering how unconscious physical, mental and emotional habits create stress, aging, addiction and disease, through awareness and simple lifestyle changes reclaiming youthful vitality, joy and well being.

Coping with emotions: Emotional Factors in Mental well being our feelings are a wonderful barometer of our well being. When we are not caught up in negative thinking, our feelings remain positive, and we feel joyful, loving and peaceful. When we are feeling fearful, angry, or depressed it is a sure sign that our thoughts have become negative and dysfunctional. Developing this awareness and making the decision to eliminate negative thinking can be dramatically life changing. Alter your own brain chemistry with thoughts of appreciation, gratitude, joy and love.

We had many activities on each life skill to develop our skills. Many inspirational videos were shown to us regarding each skill which motivated each of us to a higher potential. For me the best skill was empathy as we could step on someone else’s shoes and feel the way they felt. I learned a lot in each skill. I learned how to cope with my emotions and also feel the way others feel. Life skill has benefited a lot in helping me to cope up my stress and emotions and take life in a positive way.

We thank all the teachers for training us on life skills which benefited all of us to a greater level. We humbly thank Kristu Jayanti College for organising the training of life skills education.


Date: 19th -23rd June 2018
Beneficiaries: I Semester PG students
The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Kristu Jayanti college in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organized a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills from 19th June 2018 to 23rd June 2018.

The course was conducted for Postgraduate Students. The certificate course consisted of ten core life skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO), namely Self- awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Inter-Personal Relationship, Coping with Stress and Coping with Emotions. The session started with an introduction to Life skills by Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director Center for Life skills Education. The following session were taken by the faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College, respectively, Dr. S. Vijayanand, Dr. I. Jerry Richards, Ms. Apoorva U, Dr. Challaraj Emmanuel E. S, Dr. Emmanuel D, Dr. Elcey C. D, Dr. Sonia Angeline, Dr. Winnie Joyce, Dr. Selvam Arjunan, Mrs. Priya Akkara. The last session of feedback and valedictory was headed by Dr. Jonas Richard A. The ten core life skills which were promoted are very beneficial in constructing and polishing an individual’s personality. These skills equip a person with the capabilities to lead a well-grounded life.

The faculty members who conducted the classes were trained by RGNIYD. Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director, Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti College stated that the main goal of conducting the classes was to help students to be happy and to adapt different life skills in order to respond positively to the demands of everyday life. He further said "For a person who is aiming to have a good career, the skills learnt in over the period of three days will help the students to be better professionals and to lead a satisfying life, as they find balance between their professional and personal lives."

The purpose behind the three days programme was to help the students of first year Post Graduation to be prepared for their future in the college and it would help them cope with the initial stress as well as train them to be responsible citizens.

A person equipped with the knowledge of life skill has various opportunities in every endeavour of life as the person would be in a position to skillfully handle situations since he would be having a deep understanding about the matter.

In a world that has a surplus supply of candidates who are graduating each year on a search for acceptable job opportunities, life skills make one stand apart from the crowd. Life skill training would help the individual not only to be a good leader but also to be adjustable to any kind of situations in life.


Date: 24th -27th July 2018
Beneficiaries: I Semester MBA students
The Centre for Life Skills Education(CLSE), Kristu Jayanti college in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development(RGNIYD), An Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organised a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills from 24th July 2018 to 27th July 2018.

Self-awareness session was conducted by Prof Sen B Mathews. In the session we learned that Self-awareness is all about knowing your emotions, character, feelings, motives, desires, personal strengths and weaknesses. Empathy session was conducted by Dr, Joseph Charles, from this session we learned that Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another's position.

The next day, Effective communication session was conducted by Dr. Sheeja Krishna Kumar, many jobs require strong communication skills. It is nothing but the presentation of views by the sender in a way best understood by the receiver. Prof. Stephen Deepak took a session on problem-solving and he explained in detail how can we solve a particular problem in different ways and it is the process of working through details of a problem to reach a solution.

The next session was carried over by Dr. G. BalaSenthil Kumar on creative thinking he taught us how to think creatively and think out of the box, The afternoon session started with stress management and it was conducted by Dr. Justin Nelson Michael. he explained how a person can manage the stress and to avoid it. In a constant stressful situation how to prevent stress by practicing self-care and relaxation and managing it.

Prof John Pradeep Kumar had taken a session on Interpersonal skills. Interpersonal skills are the skills we use every day when we communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups. Dr.. D Ravindran had conducted session on Decision-making and briefed about how decision making involves choosing between possible solutions to a problem.

Critical Thinking session was conducted by Dr. Gita P.C. During the session we learned that Critical thinking was the ability to think clearly and rationally and understanding the logical connection between ideas. Coping with Emotion session was conducted by Dr. Joseph Charles, from the session we learned that Emotions are feelings. Being aware of our own feelings, we also need to be aware others too. Emotions are strongly linked to memory and experience. Finally we had completed all the life skill sessions.

Most of the students actively involved in all the activities. The activities conducted were role plays, topic discussions, games, questionnaires. Life skills enabled us to understand different aspects of human behaviour. It helped us to manage ourselves during different situations and become responsible executives of tomorrow. The Valedictory Ceremony was conducted for life skills and the students give their positive feedback about the life skills training program.


Date: 13th -14th August 2018
Beneficiaries: IT Professionals
The Life Skills Program was conducted for two days at Kristu Jayanti College for IT Professionals on August 13, 2018, & August 14, 2018. Each session was taken for an hour by the respective lecturers as resource persons with a total of 10 sessions and related activities were conducted. The objective of the Life Skills session was to adopt a positive behavior that enables humans to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of real life.

Topics carried out in Life Skills Sessions were Self-Awareness: The capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals. Resource person: Prof. Arunadevi. Empathy: The capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. Resource person: Prof. Arunadevi. Creative Thinking: A phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is formed. Activities were performed, such as puzzle solving and riddle to test our critical thinking ability. Resource person: Prof. Velmurugan. Critical Thinking: It is the objective analysis of facts to form a judgment. Resource Person: Dr. Ambika. Problem Solving: Involves using the generic method in an orderly manner to find solutions to problems. Resource Person: Dr. Ambika. Decision Making: The cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities. Resource Person: Dr. Kumar. Communication: It is the act of conveying meanings from one entity to another through the use of mutually understood signs. Resource Person: Dr. Jyothi Manoj. Interpersonal Relationships: An interpersonal relationship is a strong, deep association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. Resource Person: Dr. Jyothi Manoj. Coping with Emotions: Implies that whether there is good or bad news one should not lose control over oneself, however, one should not suppress the emotions. Resource Person: Prof. Sevuga Pandian. Stress Management: It is the wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person’s level of stress, usually for the purpose of improving everyday functioning. Activities and games were performed by everyone, giving each one of us and experience in managing stress.

Resource Person: Prof. Muruganantham.
Students were happy with the skills that they acquired through the programme two participants who gave the feedback both stated that they had rarely come across such an innovative and useful programme and felt that it helped them change their perception of life for the better.


Date: 17-08-2018 and 20-08-2018
Beneficiaries: I Semester MCA & M.Sc., (CS)
Objective: Empower students with skills and knowledge. These skills and knowledge would help reduce the chances to indulge in risky behavior.

The Life Skills Program was conducted for two days at Kristu Jayanti College for PG Students (MCA & M.Sc. CS) on August 17, 2018, & August 20, 2018. Each session was taken for an hour by the respective lecturers as resource persons with a total of 10 sessions and related activities were conducted. The objective of the Life Skills session was to adopt a positive behavior that enables humans to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of real life.

Topics carried out in Life Skills Sessions:
1. Self-Awareness: The capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals. Resource person: Prof. Arunadevi
2. Empathy: The capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. Resource person: Prof. Arunadevi.
3. Creative Thinking: A phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is formed. Activities were performed, such as puzzle solving and riddle to test our critical thinking ability. Resource person: Prof. Velmurugan
4. Critical Thinking: It is the objective analysis of facts to form a judgment. Resource Person: Dr. Ambika
5. Problem Solving: Involves using the generic method in an orderly manner to find solutions to problems. Resource Person: Dr. Ambika
6. Decision Making: The cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities. Resource Person: Dr. Kumar
7. Communication: It is the act of conveying meanings from one entity to another through the use of mutually understood signs. Resource Person: Dr. Jyothi Manoj
8. Interpersonal Relationships: An interpersonal relationship is a strong, deep association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. Resource Person: Dr. Jyothi Manoj
9. Coping with Emotions: Implies that whether there is good or bad news one should not lose control over oneself, however, one should not suppress the emotions. Resource Person: Prof. Sevuga Pandian
10. Stress Management: It is the wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person’s level of stress, usually for the purpose of improving everyday functioning. Activities and games were performed by everyone, giving each one of us and experience in managing stress. Resource Person: Prof. Muruganantham.


Date: 26th to 28th July 2018
Beneficiaries: I M.Com & I M.Com FA & MA Economics
Three days life skill education for the I Year M.Com, M.Com FA and M.A Economics Students of our college was started with Introduction to Life skill Education on 26th July at 09.00 AM in the Mini Auditorium of PG Block. Dr. Aloysius Edward, Dean, Faculty of Commerce & Management and Prof. Vijayakumar R, Head, Department of Commerce introduced the life skills education to the participants. In this session, Dr. Aloysius Edward and Prof. Vijayakumar R explained the significant and importance of life skills education in the personal and professional life of an individual. A bird’s eye view on all the ten life skills was given by Dr. Aloysius Edward for I Year M.Com FA & M.A Economics Students and by Prof. Vijayakumar R for I Year M.Com Students during the inaugural session. Students were then trained on all the ten important life skills through the use of a combination of PowerPoint presentations and innovative activities by the various faculty members of the respective departments. Overall, the programme was a grand success.


Date: 26th to 28th July 2018
Beneficiaries: MSc Life ScienceStudents
Inauguration: The Inauguration of Life Skill Education for the 1styear M.Sc. was held on 26th July 2018. Dr. Challaraj Emmanuel introduced the Ten Core Life Skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO) Training Methodology: The resource persons adopted Activity Based Learning (ABL) method for training on Life Skills. Following are the specific input given by each trainer

Session I: Self Awareness by Dr. S. Vijayanand
The session was started at 9.30am on 26th July, 2018with video depicted the importance and need of self-awareness. Individual activity which includes Self designing collages, ranking traits helps students to find strength, weakness, opportunities and challenges were conducted. Students enthusiastically participated in the activities. The presentation was focused mainly on Self concepts, types and different layers. SWOT analysis tool help students to analysis and solve problems Students actively participated and voluntarily showed interest in the various group activities.

Session II: StressManagement by Mrs. Priya Josson
This session was useful for the students as it gave them an idea about the ways in which they can cope up with stress. The activities helped in analyzing how well the students can overcome stressful situation using stability zones. The session was made more interesting with video presentation and case study of present day scenario of pear stress among the youth and different ways to overcome it.

Session III: Creative thinking By Dr. U.Sivagamasundari
The session was started at 1.45 P.M. and continued upto 3.30 in room no: 106 PG block. The session was focused on the importance of creativity in daily life challenges. All the PG students were participated actively in activities which triggered their minds in the direction of creative thinking. The session had brain storming activities like connect 9 dots, complete the circles, creative paintings, brain triggers, lateral thinking puzzles and creative illusions.

Session IV: Critical Thinking –Mr.T.Sriram
The life skills program on Critical Thinking was addressed by sriram.t The session took two hours for the Post graduates (I Sem MSc Microbiology and Biotechnology) on 26-7-2018 at PG Block,106 Room no.The objective of the life skill session on Critical Thinking was to empower students with knowledge and skills required to build Critical Thinking on their daily activities. Activities were introduced in specific contexts to enhance learning and understanding Critical Thinking. Video presentation and Group discussion was held during the session. The activities helped students to: Think critically in different situations in Nuclear and Joint family, Take decisions after critical thinking with various examples that includes Selecting a course, Selecting life partner, Selecting a new Car etc., Kindled the thinking of students with various hypothesis. Life skill session was very interactive, since students were engaged in Groups worksand brain stormingdiscussions even answered any questions that were raised. The life skills session was a success, since pupils applied Critical Thinking and came up with ideas.

Session V: Problem solving –Dr. S. Jemimah Naine
The life skills program on problem solving was addressed by Dr.Jemimah Naine.S. The session took two hours for the Post graduates ( I Sem MSc Microbiology and Biotechnology) on 27-7-2018 at PG Block,106 Room no. The objective of the life skill session on problem solving was to empower students with knowledge and skills required to build their mental, analytical and creative skill. The different activities were introduced in specific contexts to enhance learning and understanding of the session. Video presentation and Group discussion was held during the session, and for the activity, Questioners were given to the students to solve the problem. The activities helped students to:-discover and explore problems and solutions,-learn new concepts in thinking,-become more open-minded and learn how to avoid mental blocks,-appreciate diversity and discover self-use intuition and common sense in problem solving,-experience design basics and exercise the “more than one solution” approach.Life skill session was very interactive, since students were engaged in Groups works and brain storming discussions even answered any questions that were raised. The life skills session was a success, since pupils made a deliberate decision and coming up to solve the given problem.

Session VI: Interpersonal relationship by Dr.Durairajsekhar
IPR- Interpersonal Skill, the prime one, helps in close association among human beings. It helps in establishing relationship with people who share same ideas, goals and common interests. A relationship can progress only when we have positive thoughts about the other individual. Positivity can be established when one accepts the other person how they are, value each other and understand each other. These characteristics can be achieved only when we intend to listen to what others are saying. Relation with others can be in the form of family relationship, relationship with peers, love relationship, friend relationship etc., Family relationship is the one which provides unconditional love and emotional support. Peer relationship helps in the progress of the work as they are united. Relationship with friends need to be honest and reliable. Love relationship is the most fragile one and if one has to call it off, it has to be done constructively. Interpersonal relationship is very important as it helps in the growth of individual, helps in living at peace with others and also teaches patience.
Activities to explain each type of relationship helped in good understanding of the life skill.

Session VII: Effective communication by Dr. M. Sonia Angeline
Effective communication was conducted to orient students with importance of listening, interpreting and understanding the communicated information. It helped the students understand various modes of communications such as verbal and nonverbal. This session served as chance for them to understand the importance of body language, signals between the listener and communicator, importance of intrapersonal and interpersonal communication skills. Activities and videos encouraged students to realize and improve their communication skills

Session VIII: Decision Making by Dr. Dileep Francis
The session assignment includes skill content, Types of decision making, practice influencing decision making, solving problem in decision making using scenario and activity such as feel the content, goals, types of goals, decision making process. Certain videos were presented to motivate students on goal setting.

Session IX: Coping with emotions by Dr.SelvamArjunan
The coping with emotion session was mostly tired out on the significance of understanding the feelings and emotions of others and understand them before handling any situations in their life. In addition with, students were also made conscious of difference between sympathy and empathy. Videos on highlighting the importance of empathy in refining the quality of human life were showed and activity was conducted to understand and identified different emotion at various satiations. Students were actively participated in interactions and activities.

Session X: Empathy by Dr. Esther Shoba
The session was started at 11.00Am for life science students and highlighting the need and importance of empathy in our day today life. One activity was conducted in which students were taught about the importance of understanding the feelings and emotions of others and understand themselves before handling the situations (Individual Performance of feelings). They were also made aware of difference between sympathy and empathy. Videos on emphasizing the importance of empathy in improving the quality of human life were showed. Student’s actively participated in interactions and activities. . The session made students to get aware of the importance of empathy, difference between sympathy and empathy their relationships with family, friends and community and directed them towards healthy relationships for better life.

Session XI: Feed Back and Valedictory
The valedictory session of Life skill education Training Programme for the first year MSc Biotechnology, Microbiology, MSc Pshychology, MSW, M.A. English literature and Mass communication students commenced on 28ndJuly 2018 at 1.45 PM in the SKE Auditorium PG Block. The session started with invocation song followed by welcome speech Delivered by Dr.Muthukumar-PG commerce & LSE Coordinator. The feedback forms were circulated among students. One student from each Programme gave oral feedback about all the ten core life skills and how useful for them in their life. The valedictory address was presided by Rev.Fr.Josekutty PD, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College. At the end Dr.Jonas Richard,,Head, Department of Social Work, Director ,Centre for Life Skill Proposed Vote of thanks.


Date: 26th to 28th July 2018
Beneficiaries: MA English
The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Kristu Jayanti college in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), An Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organized a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills for postgraduate the first year students of Kristu Jayanti College.

Inauguration: The Inauguration of Life Skill Education programme for the postgraduate students of Journalism and Mass communication along with the students of English Literature was held on 26th July 2018. Dr Krishna Prabha, HOD of the Department of English (PG) welcomed the students and spoke to them about the importance of Life Skills while Prof. Abraham of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication introduced the Ten Core Life Skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO) which is considered vital for holistic living.

Training Methodology: Each of the different Life Skills was elaborated on by different resource personal that were specifically trained. Most of them adopted the Activity Based Learning method for the training on Life Skills.

Session I: Self Awareness by Prof Anju Michal
The first session started at 9.30 am on 26th July, 2018 with Prof Anju Michal introducing the students to the concept of Self-awareness. This was followed by an activity where students were asked to introduce themselves without using any generic information like name, ethnicity and course. Following that session, various concepts were defined and identified including elements of self-concept and self-awareness. Students were trained on developing positive body image and self-worth through various exercises. The session also introduced techniques of SWOT analysis and Johari Window to heighten self-awareness among students. The students enthusiastically participated in the various group activities.

Session II: Effective Communication by Prof Susan Sanny
Effective communication serves as a foundation of every facet of life. Good communication skills build strong friendships, enhances teamwork and collaborative attitude. Communication skills develop professionalism in the students and healthier communication can build self-esteem and increase the confidence in the students. Activities and videos encouraged students to appreciate the skill of communication. The session was divided into the five sections. The first activity facilitated the students to understand the communication process/cycle and the flow of communication. The second activity focused on kinds of communication. The third section focused on was the elements of communication and the fourth section dealt with was ‘What makes a good communicator. The fifth section focused on the barriers of communication and how it can be solved to enable effective communication. The last and final section summed up the importance of communication in every stage of an individual’s life.

Session III: Critical Thinking by Dr. Juby Thomas
The session on critical thinking focused on development in thinking, which requires a gradual process requiring plateaus of learning and just plain hard work. It is not possible to become an excellent thinker simply because one wills it. Changing one’s habits of thought is a long-range project, happening over years, not weeks or months. The essential traits of a critical thinker require an extended period of development. Students were encouraged to think out of the box. Stories of people who thought outside box were narrated for the benefit of thinking out of the box. The session was interactive and had several exercises on critical thinking. The session helped enhance the critical thinking ability of the students. The critical thinking session emphasized the importance of being creative in the competitive world and all the students participated actively in the various activities which sparked their thinking abilities in the direction of critical thinking.

Session IV: Creative Thinking by Prof Aby Augustine
Creative Thinking- one of the most important skills of Life Skills Education was handled by Mr. Aby Augustine, Faculty, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. The students were introduced to the concept of 'creative thinking' and its application in our daily lives. The different approaches of creativity were explained through riddles, games and brainstorming sessions. The session had various creativity triggering activities and brain storming sessions.

Session V: Empathy by Dr. Paulami Guha Biswas
One of the core skills among the ten life skills, “Empathy” was dealt with by Dr. Paulami Guha Biswas. The students were briefed about the role of empathy in their personal lives and how the differences of sympathy and empathy help in meeting day to day challenges. A PPT presentation with quotes and examples helped the students in understanding the role of empathy as a life skill. As part of the activity, the students were involved in recreating day to day events where the role of empathy can help a person in living a better life. There was full student participation for the activities highlighting the need and importance of empathy in our day today life. The students were taught about the importance of understanding the feelings and emotions of others and understanding themselves before handling the situations. They were also made aware of difference between sympathy and empathy and the need for empathy to live fulfilled lives.

Session VI: Problem Solving Prof. Apoorva Ravi
Life skills training was conducted for the 1st year PG students in which, Problem Solving, a vital life-skill, was taught to the students of MA Journalism and MA English Literature by trainer, Apoorva Ravi, Journalism Department. The facilitator cum trainer used a mixture of lecture cum discussion and demonstration to teach this particular life skill. Three high-involvement activities were conducted during the interactive session. The first activity was a worksheet based technique, where students were administered worksheets about a particular problem-based case study. This activity included group-based problem solving and then introspection and analysis of the decisions taken. The second activity involved students challenging each other in solving a puzzle related to a crucial decision about life and survival. Lastly, students understood the nitty-gritties of problem solving through role-play in different real-life situations.

Session VII: Decision making by Dr. Thomas Palyoor
The session on Decision making was handled by Dr. Thomas Palyoor. Decision Making is an important life skill and it cannot be understated. The various sub sections that dealt with this important problem were each dealt with in detail with activities and discussions. What is decision making was the first method; this was followed by ‘Personal experiences in decision making and sample problems analysis’. This was followed by a session on ‘Alternatives and Options’. The next session was analysis of alternatives: pros and cons followed by an importance discussion on the ‘Implementation of solutions with details of action’. A natural corollary to this was the next session on ‘Monitoring the progress and Learning from experience’. This session was concluded with a Group activity on identification of problems and finding solutions.

Session VIII Interpersonal Relationship by Prof Abraham Prof. Abraham, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication handled session on Inter Personal Relationship from 3.40 to 5.00 pm on 27th July 2018 for the First year MA students of English Literature & Journalism and Mass Communication. Interpersonal relationship is very important as it helps in the growth of individual, helps in living at peace with others and satisfaction with the self. The session consisted of a PPT, activities related to interpersonal relationship like two friends meet after an interval how they react was enacted, getting into the limited space to be a winner by building relationship with inter-personal communication, videos and lecture with examples was shared with the participants. Relations with others can be in the form of family relationship; relationship with peers, love relationship, friend relationship etc., Family relationship is the one which provides unconditional love and emotional support. Peer relationship helps in the progress of the work as they share common goals. Relationship with friends needs to be honest and reliable. Love relationship is the most fragile one and if one has to call it off, it has to be done constructively. The session concluded with the video relating to interpersonal relationship.

Session IX: Coping with emotions by Prof Stephen I
The life skill coping with emotions for the first year Post Graduate students was dealt with a mixture of teaching methodologies including ppt and group discussions. The important areas of coping with emotions were focused on. Emotions are an almost-universal integral human trait. Everyone has emotions. Some emotions are easier to deal with such as joy or happiness. Some emotions are harder such as fear, anger, or sadness. Whether you’re dealing with anger, depression, or frustration it is important to have good skills to address any emotions causing you distress both in the short term and long term.

There are real emotions and pseudo emotions. The psychological changes that occur as a response and how these emotions influence our behavior patterns that may even lead to health issues. Our decisions are based on our emotions, such as anger, sadness, frustration, boredom and happiness. Emotion is thus a mental reaction, which manifests itself in the mind of an individual in the form of a strong feeling. To cope with emotions we have to go to the root of the issue and also realize that clinging on to emotions might hinder our progress. Examples from day to day life were given to drive the idea along with group activities.

Session X: Stress Management by Dr Arpita Ghosh
Stress has become an integral part of modern day lifestyle. This session enlightened the students about stress management. The different types of stress, myths about stress, signs of stress, effects of stress and their response to stress – were the major aspects that were dealt with in the Stress Management session. The activities helped the students to realize that stress can disturb their balanced life at any point of time and they should be able to handle such situations tactfully with a calm and thoughtful mind. They should think before reciprocating and reacting to the stressful events in their lives. Apart from activities, a video presentation and stress scale score sheet helped the students to realize that stress can be overcome if they are prepared to face the challenges in life and resolve and overcome it with presence of mind and responsibility.


Date: 19th to 23rd June 2018
Beneficiaries: KJC Faculties
A Faculty Development Programme on life skills training was conducted for 55 new faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College from 19th to 23rd of June, 2018. Dr. Jonas Richard, Head of the Department of Social Work and Director of Centre for Life Skills Education and Prof Sen B Mathews, Associate Prof, School of Business and Director for Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations had organised this programme with insights and dedication for the enhancement and the betterment of the faculty members.

The sessions commenced at 9am and got over at 4 pm every day. It enabled the staff to know and learn about the ten life skills and how to apply it in day to day life. The ten core life skills were Self-Awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Effective Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Management of Emotions and Coping with Stress. The faculty members were divided into six groups, various activities and games were conducted between the teams which helped a lot to mingle and know each other, which is very important in a professional environment.

A complete session was allotted to deal with each life skill. Guest speakers were invited to give lectures on the various skills which made it interesting. The first session on Self –Awareness was conducted by Dr. Jonas Richard, which facilitated the participants to have a thorough analysis about awareness of one’s self. Following this the next session was preceded by Prof. Ramya, who emphasised on the essential aspects and why one should be empathetic. The day came an end with a wonderful session on Creative thinking by Prof. Sen. B. Mathews.

The Life Skill Training programme continued with a lot of expectations by the staff to enrich them with the knowledge. The First session for the day was conducted by Prof. Sen. B. Mathews who endowed the participants to grasp the various aspects of critical thinking. Prof. Stephen Deepak shared his renowned thoughts and ideas on the topic Decision Making, which nurtured the audience. The afternoon session was vibrant and enthusiastic with a powerful message and discussion on Effective Communication by Prof. Susan Sanny.

The thirst to learn more each day enabled the participants to become keen listeners to reproduce the knowledge that they have gathered. Prof. Sen.B.Mathews, delivered his valuable thoughts on how to cope with emotions. Stress- a common problem among adults and children was brilliantly dealt by Dr.Justin Nelson Michael. The methods discussed to adapt a stress-free life was sure to make the staff stress free. The final session was very lively and was harmonised by Dr. Jonas Richard, how to develop an individual’s interpersonal skills and to accomplish the acquired skill with perfection was discussed during this session. Thus, the training programme came to an end.

In order to develop efficient life skill trainers, twenty minutes was allotted to each group to present a skill on the following day. All the beneficiaries resplendent with knowledge exhibited the various skills with a mark of perfection. The Life Skill training programme came to a final end with the valedictory function, Rev. Father Emmanuel graced the occasion.

Date: 3rd - 4th August 2017
Beneficiaries: I Semester MCA
The Life Skills Program was conducted for two days at Kristu Jayanti College for MCA Students on August 3, 2017, & August 4, 2017. Each session was taken for an hour by the respective lecturers as resource persons with a total of 10 sessions and related activities were conducted. The objective of the Life Skills session was to adopt a positive behavior that enables humans to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of real life and to create a stable, calm, safe and secure living and learning environment.

Self-Awareness: The capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals. Resource person: Prof. Arunadevi

Empathy: The capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. Resource person: Prof. Vani Chakraborty

Creative Thinking: A phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is formed. Activities were performed, such as puzzle solving and riddle to test our critical thinking ability. Resource person: Prof. Velmurugan

Critical Thinking: It is the objective analysis of facts to form a judgment. Resource Person: Dr. Ambika

Stress Management: It is the wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person’s level of stress, usually for the purpose of improving everyday functioning. Activities and games were performed by everyone, giving each one of us and experience in managing stress. Resource Person: Prof. Muruganantham.

Problem Solving: Involves using the generic method in an orderly manner to find solutions to problems. Resource Person: Dr. Ambika

Decision Making: The cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities. Resource Person: Dr. Kumar

Communication: It is the act of conveying meanings from one entity to another through the use of mutually understood signs. Resource Person: Dr. Jyothi Manoj

Interpersonal Relationships: An interpersonal relationship is a strong, deep association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. Resource Person: Dr. Jyothi Manoj

Coping with Emotions: Implies that whether there is good or bad news one should not lose control over oneself, however, one should not suppress the emotions. Resource Person: Prof. Sevuga Pandian


Date: 19th -21st July 2017
Beneficiaries: I Semester PG Students
The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Kristu Jayanti College in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organized a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills for M.Sc (MB & BT), MA JMC, MCOM, MSW students from 19th July 2016 to 21st July 2017.

The course was conducted for Postgraduate students. The certificate course consisted of ten core life skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO), namely Self- awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Inter-Personal Relationship, Coping with Stress and Coping with Emotions. The session started with an introduction to Life skills by Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director Center of Life skills Education. The following session were taken by the faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College. The last session of feedback and valedictory was headed by Dr. Jonas Richard A. The ten core life skills which were promoted are very beneficial in constructing and polishing an individual’s personality. These skills equip a person with the capabilities to lead a well-grounded life.

The faculty members who conducted the classes were trained by RGNIYD. Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director, Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti college stated that the main goal of conducting the classes was to help students to be happy and to adapt different life skills in order to respond positively to the demands of everyday life. He further said "For a person who is aiming to have a good career, the skills learnt in over the period of three days will help the students to be better professionals and to lead a satisfying life, as they find balance between their professional and personal lives."

The purpose behind the three days programme was to help the students of first year Post Graduation to be prepared for their future in the college and it would help them cope with the initial stress as well as train them to be responsible citizens.

A person equipped with the knowledge of life skill has various opportunities in every endeavour of life as the person would be in a position to skillfully handle situations since he would be having a deep understanding about the matter. In a world that has a surplus supply of candidates who are graduating each year on a search for acceptable job opportunities, life skills make one stand apart from the crowd. Life skill training would help the individual not only to be a good leader but also to be adjustable to any kind of situations in life.


Date: 18th - 21st July 2017
Beneficiaries: I semester MBA
The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Kristu Jayanti College in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organized a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills from 18th and 21st July 2017.

The course was conducted for MBA Postgraduate students. The certificate course consisted of ten core life skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO), namely Self- awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Inter-Personal Relationship, Coping with Stress and Coping with Emotions. The session started with an introduction to Life skills by Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director Center of Life skills Education. The following session were taken by the faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College. The ten core life skills which were promoted are very beneficial in constructing and polishing an individual’s personality. These skills equip a person with the capabilities to lead a well-grounded life.

The faculty members who conducted the classes were trained by RGNIYD. Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director, Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti College stated that the main goal of conducting the classes was to help students to be happy and to adapt different life skills in order to respond positively to the demands of everyday life. He further said "For a person who is aiming to have a good career, the skills learnt in over the period of three days will help the students to be better professionals and to lead a satisfying life, as they find balance between their professional and personal lives."

he purpose behind the three days programme was to help the students of first year MBA to be prepared for their future in the college and it would help them cope with the initial stress as well as train them to be responsible citizens.A person equipped with the knowledge of life skill has various opportunities in every endeavour of life as the person would be in a position to skillfully handle situations since he would be having a deep understanding about the matter. Candidates who are graduating each year on a search for acceptable job opportunities, life skills make one stand apart from the crowd. Life skill training would help the individual not only to be a good leader but also to be adjustable to any kind of situations in life. The last session of feedback and valedictory was headed by Dr. Jonas Richard A.


Date: 12th- 16th June, 2017
Beneficiaries: I Sem CS students
Kristu Jayanti College had conducted a course for UG CS students from 12th June to 16th June 2017. For teaching them the ten core life skills for their wellbeing.

Life skills are behaviours that enable individuals to adapt and deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life. There are many such skills, but core life skills include the ability to: The Ten core Life Skills as laid down by WHO are: 1. Self-awareness: includes recognition of ‘self’, our character, our strengths and weaknesses, desires and dislikes. Developing self-awareness can help us to recognise when we are stressed or feel under pressure. It is often a prerequisite to effective communication and interpersonal relations, as well as for developing empathy with others.

2. Empathy: To have a successful relationship with our loved ones and society at large, we need to understand and care about other peoples’ needs, desires and feelings. Empathy is the ability to imagine what life is like for another person. Without empathy, our communication with others will amount to one-way traffic. Worst, we will be acting and behaving according to our self-interest and are bound to run into problems.

3. Critical Thinking: Is an ability to analyse information and experiences in an objective manner. Critical thinking can contribute to health by helping us to recognise and assess the factors that influence attitudes and behavior, such as values, peer pressure and the media.

4. Creative Thinking: Is a novel way of seeing or doing things that are characteristic of four components – fluency (generating new ideas), flexibility (shifting perspective easily), originality (conceiving of something new), and elaboration (building on other ideas).

5. Decision making: Helps us to deal constructively with regard to the decisions about our lives. This can have consequences for our health. It can teach people how to actively make decisions about their actions in relation to healthy assessment of different options and, what effects these different decisions are likely to have.

6. Problem solving: Problem solving helps us to deal constructively with problems in our lives. Significant problems that are left unresolved can cause mental stress and give rise to accompanying physical strain.

7. Effective communication: means that we are able to express ourselves, both verbally and non-verbally, in ways that are appropriate to our cultures and situations. This means being able to express opinions and desires, and also needs and fears. And it may mean being able to ask for advice and help in a time of need. Coping with stress means recognising the sources of stress in our lives, recognizing how this affects us, and acting in ways that help us control our levels of stress, by changing our environment or lifestyle and learning how to relax. Coping with emotions means involving recognizing emotions within us and others, being aware of how emotions influence behavior and being able to respond to emotions appropriately. Intense emotions like anger or sadness can have negative effects on our health if we do not respond appropriately.

8. Interpersonal relationship: skills help us to relate in positive ways with the people we interact with. This may mean being able to make and keep friendly relationships, which can be of great importance to our mental and social well-being. It may mean keeping, good relations with family members, which are an important source of social support. It may also mean being able to end relationships constructively.

9. Coping with stress: Ninety five percent of all the diseases are created by stress. Wrong beliefs like “I’m not good enough” or "Something is wrong with me" cause up to ninety five percent of all illness and disease. The membrane of the cell is the brain of the cell, not the nucleus. Our beliefs are stored in the membrane of our cells. Unless we are fully aware of what we are doing and why we are doing it at every moment, we are always acting on our unconscious programming stored as beliefs in our cells. Scientific research has established that stress is the core factor in physical, mental, and emotional disease. Discovering how unconscious physical, mental and emotional habits create stress, aging, addiction and disease, through awareness and simple lifestyle changes reclaiming youthful vitality, joy and wellbeing.

10. Coping with emotions: Emotional Factors in Mental wellbeing our feelings are a wonderful barometer of our wellbeing. When we are not caught up in negative thinking, our feelings remain positive, and we feel joyful, loving and peaceful. When we are feeling fearful, angry, or depressed it is a sure sign that our thoughts have become negative and dysfunctional. Developing this awareness and making the decision to eliminate negative thinking can be dramatically life changing. Alter one’s own brain chemistry with thoughts of appreciation, gratitude, joy and love.

All the ten skills were taken according to the time table prepared. Students participated with enough enthusiasm and team spirit; they interacted well and shared their views in different sessions. Valediction of life skill training for the academic year 2017-18 was held on 16th June 2017 afternoon.


Date: 12th June, 2017- 16th May, 2017
Beneficiaries: I Sem BBA
The Inauguration of Life Skill Education for the 1styear BBA was held on 12th June 2017. Prof. Sen Mathews introduced the ten life skills to students. The students were divided into four batches for skill education. Faculty members from the Department as well as from other Departments were involved in the training programme. The use of life skills in everyday life was taken for the whole section by Prof. Sen Mathews (Venue: 5th Floor, P G Block). The session started with the welcome address by Prof. Surendranath Reddy, Head – Department of Management. The Presidential Address was delivered by Rev. Fr. Josekutty P D, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College. His talk was on the various ups and downs in life and how by learning life skills one can face various situations in life. The chief guest for the valedictory was Dr. S. Kumaravel, Professor and Training Officer, RGNIYD, Chennai. He stressed the importance of practicing life skills learned in everyday life so that it will lead one to a better life. The session concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Jonas Richard, Director - Centre for Life Skills. The students were equipped with basic knowledge of ten life skills. Students had sufficient input on the various life skills practiced in day to day life. They also appreciated various activities conducted as part of the programme such as role play, activity on creativity etc. In the feedback session, the students shared their experience.


Date: 12th June, 2017- 16th May, 2017
Beneficiaries: Students of Life Sciences
The Inauguration of Life Skill Education for the 1styear B.Sc. was held on 12th June 2017. Prof. Seen Mathews introduced the Ten Core Life Skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO). The resource persons adopted Activity Based Learning (ABL) method for training on Life Skills. The following are the specific inputs given by each trainer:

Introduction to Life Skills by Prof. Sen B. Mathews: The Life skill education Training Programme for the first year BSc (BT, MB, CSMS, CSME & BCA) students commenced on 12th June, 2017 at 10.30 AM in the main auditorium. In this session the students were introduced to the ten core life skills and their importance in their day to day lives.

Self-Awareness by Dr. S. Vijayanand: The session started at 9.00 AM on 13th June, 2017 with a video depicting the importance and need for self-awareness. Individual activity which included self-designing collages, ranking traits helps students to find strength, weakness, opportunities and challenges were conducted. Students enthusiastically participated in the activities. The presentation was focused mainly on self-concepts, types and different layers. SWOT analysis tool to help students to analysis and solve problems. Students actively participated and voluntarily showed interest in the various group activities.

Coping with emotions by Dr. Selvam Arjunan: The session began at 11.00 A.M., for the B.Sc. life science students with a video. Students participated in the activities with enthusiasm. The presentation was focused mainly on emotions, feelings, and actions. This session helped students face challenges and survive at difficult situations. A detailed view on types of emotions and to control them was clearly visualized by giving them real time situations. They were also briefed about how to adapt to the scenario by meditation, yoga, etc.

Creative thinking by Dr. U.Sivagamasundari: The session emphasised on the importance of being creative in the competitive world and good number of students participated actively in various activities which fostered their minds in the direction of creative thinking. The session had brain storming activities like connect the nine dots, complete the circles, creative painting and two in one creativity. Videos depicting creativity, art from waste, tips to create new things with creativity were shown.

Critical thinking by Dr. Challaraj Emmanuel E.S.: Critical Thinking, a logistic approach to critical thinking was conveyed to students that thinking is legitimate only when it conforms to the procedures of informal, logic and that the good thinker necessarily aims for styles of examination and appraisal that are analytical, abstract, universal, and objective. This session was delivered creatively with stories and video presentation. The presentation helped to enhance the thinking ability and case study activities played a major role in depicting the diverse thinking abilities of the students. This session was an interactive one and was appreciated by the students. First wave logical thinking consisted of understanding the connections between two concepts or points in thought.

Problem Solving by Mrs. Priya Josson: The session started with an activity to analyse how students tackle different problems. It was followed by the presentation on concepts related to solving problem. Activities such as case study and methods needed to solve day to day issues were conducted. This session also included stories and real life incidents to help students in making the right decision and solving the problems wisely.

Decision Making by Dr. Elcey C.D.: The session assignment included skill content, Types of decision making, practice influencing, decision making, solving problem in decision making using scenario and activity such as feel the content, goals, types of goals, decision making process. Certain videos were shown to motivate students with regard to goal setting. Effective communication by Dr. M. Sonia Angeline: Effective communication was conducted to orient students with importance of listening, interpreting, and understanding the communicated information. It helped the students understand various modes of communication such as verbal and nonverbal. This session served as chance for them to understand the importance of body language, signals between the listener and communicator, importance of intrapersonal and interpersonal communication skills. Activities and videos encouraged students to realise and improve their communication skills.

Interpersonal relationship by Dr. Suresh K.: The session began at 11.00 AM with a brief introduction on IPR. Through PowerPoint presentation mode various stages of IPR, types of IPR, factors which affect IPR, importance of communication in IPR, and ways to improve IPR were explained to the participants. Besides this, two activities were also conducted which included 1) students stood in two circles (inner and outer) and interacted with each other. One who remembers much details of his or her interactions are said to be good in developing or improving IPR. 2) Transferring piece of paper using straws (those who possess good IPR can transfer papers between other without losing it). Many students had come forward to participate in activities mentioned above.

Empathy by Dr. S. Vijayanand: The session was started at 1.45 PM highlighting the need and importance of empathy in our day today life. Two activities were conducted in which students were taught about the importance of understanding the feelings and emotions of others and understand themselves before handling the situations. They were also made aware of the difference between sympathy and empathy. Videos on emphasizing the importance of empathy in improving the quality of human life were showed. Students’ actively participated in interactions and activities. The session made students aware of the importance of empathy, difference between sympathy and empathy their relationships with friends and community and directed them towards healthy relationships for better life.

Stress Management by Mrs. Priya Josson: This session was useful for the students as it gave them an idea about the ways in which they can cope up with stress. The activities helped in analysing how well the students can overcome stressful situation using stability zones. The session was made more interesting with video presentation and case study of present day scenario of pear stress among the youth and different ways to overcome it.

Use of Life skills in everyday Life by Dr. M. Sonia Angeline: This session summarised all the ten core life skills and their application in everyday life. The session was made interesting with various activities related to each life skill and video presentation. Five groups of students performed role play involving two life skills each. They were able to relate to day to day life.

Feedback and Valedictory by Dr. Elcey CD and Dr. Challaraj Emmanuel E.S: Feedback forms were circulated among students. The students were briefed about all the ten core life skills and how to implement them in their lives. The four days session was concluded by giving the students an insight about the Department and various events to be conducted during this academic year. The whole session was wound up with the Jayantian Anthem. The students got to know about the implications of life skills in day today life. The session created awareness and enhanced positive thinking to pursue their future.


Date: 12th-16th June, 2017
Beneficiaries: 1st Year B. Com students
The purpose of Life Skills Training is to make the students understand the needs of life skill education in their day-to-day life and train themselves in the competitive and stressful environment. Further Life Skills Training also aims at developing decision making skills, pertaining to personal life matters; self-development, family, friends and life-long learning, academic etc. Life skills education assists learners to explore and develop the skills necessary for successful living and learning. The more coping skills learners have, the better their chances of an improved quality of life and better social functioning. A total of 539 students in first year B.Com programme were divided according to their sections and training was provided. Faculty members in the department were assigned two or three skills according to their choice. Inauguration and orientation about life skill conducted on 12th June (Monday) from 11.00 am to 01.00 pm in Main auditorium. Prof. VijayaKumar, Head the department of commerce handled the inaugural session. During the five days schedule, resource persons provided comprehensive inputs about ten life skills mentioned below according to the time table set exclusively for life skill:

Self-awareness: Self-awareness is the skill that helps everyone to recognise ourselves, our character, strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes etc. various activities like ice breaking, self-introduction were conducted which made them more aware of themselves as well as made others aware of the person speaking. Prof. Geetanjali, Prof. Madhumalathi and Prof. Nittymol, Dr. Ambika, Prof. Preethi handled the sessions on self-awareness for various sections.

Effective communication: Prof. Nittymol, Prof. Padmanagendra and Dr. Jerry Richards, Dr. Emmanuel Daniel, Prof. Saranya handled the sessions on effective communication to various sections. In this session, activities and lectures were conducted to make the students understand importance of effective communication in their lives. At the start of this session a group of students were called to play a game “chinese whisper” to show the quality of communication they possessed. This was followed by the PowerPoint presentation showing different types of communication, pros and cons of effective communication and also how this communication skill is going to help the students in the long run.

Interpersonal relationship: This is the skill that helps the students to maintain good relations. In this session priority was given to activities that help the students realize the importance of maintaining good inter personal relations. Sessions were handled by Prof. Monica Mathew, Prof. Ratheesh, and Prof. Aruna Devi. A presentation was played showing how IPR forms the most basic requirement of human life.

Empathy: Dr. Gita P.C, Prof. Joseph Charles and Prof. Saranya, Prof. Aruna Devi, Prof. Preethi, Prof. Ponny Thomas, Dr. Ambika were the faculty members handled this session on empathy in different sections. The skill emphasised on the ability to imagine what life is like for another person even in a situation that we may not be familiar with. The activities and videos shown to the students helped them to understand and accept others and their behavior which are different from them. The session in charge (teacher) took a PPT which was followed by dividing the class into four groups which were supposed to present a skit on four different themes all involving empathy. The students responded well to all the skits.

Critical thinking: This is the skill that helps the students to analyze the information and experiences in an objective manner. Games, role plays and activities were conducted in order to enhance the critical thinking skill of the students. Various sessions were handled by Prof. Surjith Singha and Prof. Madhumathi. At the beginning a question was asked “What is the first word that comes to your mind?” This was followed by a PPT containing many small exercises involving critical thinking.

Creative thinking: The objective of conducting a session on creative thinking was to enable the students to generate creative, innovative and appropriate solutions to problems of life or any domain pertaining their areas of interest. Prof. Lourdunathan, Prof. Tanuja, Prof. Juby Thomas conducted the sessions to various sections with the help of videos, power point presentations and activities. This session was the most loved by the students mainly as a result of two activities; constructing the tallest tower using newspapers and to make a costume using newspapers. Students made optimum use of the time provided and made some really creative modals thus finding out their creative thinking skills.

Decision making: The sessions on decision making were handled by Dr. Armstrong, Prof. Ponny Thomas, Prof. Tanuja, Prof. Saranya. The emphasis was given on the importance of assessing an issue by considering all possible or available options. The effects of different decisions were made known to the students with the help of activities and role play. Resource person started with showing a video of a baby finding his way to the garden which was blocked by the fence showing all possess these capabilities and how to develop them. The PPT was quite dynamic and ended with few motivational videos.

Problem solving: Prof. Kalyani, Prof. Raghavendra Babu handled the session on problem solving. This skill helps the students to analyze the problem, formulate choices and selecting from choices. Various activities and discussions were conducted to make students realise the importance of solving problems efficiently. An activity was conducted in which a group of students played a game in which from a chain crossed hands they had to form a circle without breaking the chain. The PPT was quite effective and students participated actively.

Coping with stress: The facilitators for handling the session on stress were Dr. Chitra, Prof. Muruganantham and Dr. Winnie Joyce. The importance was given on recognising the source of stress and analysing its effect on individual’s life. Sessions were supported by PowerPoint presentations, activities and videos to make it more interactive. Coping with emotion: It is the ability to recognise emotions in others and ourselves. The emphasis of this skill was to make the students aware of how emotions influence behaviour and being able to respond to emotions appropriately. Prof. Vinoda Devi, Prof. Amjad Khan and Prof. Muthukumar handled the sessions on coping with emotions. The resource person started with a dynamic presentation showing importance of managing emotions through various entertaining real life examples and videos.

Outcome of the programme - The students could understand the need of the life skill education and how they have to apply these skills in their day to day life to make a better living.

All the ten skills were taken according to the time table prepared. Students participated with enough enthusiasm and team spirit; they interacted well and shared their views in different sessions. Valediction of life skill training for the academic year 2017-18 was held on 16th June 2017 afternoon. Prof. Vijaya Kumar, Head, Dept. of Commerce addressed the students. Feedback forms were collected from students.


Date: 12th- 16th June, 2017
Beneficiaries: 1st Year BA students
The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Kristu Jayanti College in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organised a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills from 12th June, 2016 to 16th June, 2017.

The course was conducted for around 250 BA students who were divided into three batches. The certificate course consisted of ten core life skills promoted by World Health Organization(WHO), namely Self- awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Inter-Personal Relationship, Coping with Stress and Coping with Emotions. These skills are very beneficial in constructing and polishing the personality. The skills arm a person with the capabilities to lead a well-rounded life.

Dr. Krishnan Bhatt, Prof. Ramya B, Prof. Susan Sanny, Prof. Jerrin Jose, Prof. Juby Thomas, Dr. Rama, Prof. Stephen I, Prof. Reena Rani Justine, Prof. Geethanjali, Prof. Preethi, Prof. Aby Augustine, Prof. Abraham were conducted various sessions and encouraged the students to implement the various life skill in their daily life.

“In this present scenario, life skills education is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life,” said, Mr. Arun, First year BA student. “This is the third time I am handling life skill sessions for the students. It’s really a good experience, apart from the curriculum, we are teaching the various aspects about life and empowering the students in their daily life,” said Prof. Jerrin Jose, Faculty member Department of English. All these sessions helping the students to adopt various situations and can transform negative aspects into positive one.
In everyday life, the development of life skills helps students to:
a. Find new ways of thinking and problem solving
b. To take responsibility
c. Build confidence
d. Develop sense of self awareness
e. Make team spirit

All sessions conducted with various activities. Students actively participated in these activities and they enjoyed and learned various things.

The main aim of the one week programme was to help the first year students help in the development of social competence and help adolescents to form their own identity. It promotes social norms that have an impact in teenagers.


Date : 13th June, 2017- 17th June, 2017
Beneficiaries: Faculty Members
The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Kristu Jayanti College, in collaboration with the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India, organised ‘Training of Trainers’ (ToT) programme on Life Skills Education (LSE). The initiative was a week long programme, conducted from June 13-17, 2017 for the new faulty members in the college campus. The Training programme was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Josekutty P D, Principal, on 13th June 2017 along with Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal. The ‘Training of Trainers’ initiative mirrored the strong aspects of Life Skills Education, inculcating within every member of the Jayantian Fraternity, the spirit of effective competency. The programme witnessed a vibrant participation of around 50 teachers, experiencing the opportunity to enhance and sharpen their skills.

The Life Skills approach was completely innovative and interactive, focusing on the paramount facets – Self Awareness, Empathy, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Creative Thinking, Coping with Stress, Effective Communication, Interpersonal Skills and Coping with Emotions. Eminent resource persons, Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director for Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Prof. Sen Matthews, Prof. Susan Sanny, Prof. Ramya and Dr. Challaraj Emmanuel were instruments in moulding proficient professional competitors, preparing them to embark on their new journey – to train the students in achieving a purposeful life. Every session was clearly crafted into the minds of the teachers by Imparting ideas, Sharing, Discussions, Activities, Audio-Visual modes and fun games which without a trace of doubt, were creatively effective and productive. The training sought to provide the necessary tools for the development and implementation, breaking the barriers and bolstering a sense of optimism in promoting a healthy approach to life.

The session on Self Awareness was conducted, imparting the concept of SELF and inducing the idea of ‘Knowing Yourself’. Self-Awareness enables individuals to tune their feelings and respond appropriately to the feelings of others. The Trainers expressed the fact that the more one is aware of the ‘Self’, the better they are at adapting to life’s changes and challenges. The session reiterated the fact that a positive self-concept edifies our approach towards others. Introspection serves as a tool to identify one’s real self and also constantly monitors one’s life. The SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis focuses on the internal and external environments, examining strengths and weaknesses in the internal environment and opportunities and threats in the external.

The topic ‘Empathy’ was introduced in the session which drew the focus onto the general idea of Empathy and differentiated between Empathy and Sympathy. A willingness to empathize with others and respond in an appropriate manner is an expectation at the large. The resource person brought in different situations and involved the participants in an activity which calls for an empathetic response. The session directed each member to develop his sense of empathy towards others in our day to day life.

Critical thinking, the art of analysing and evaluating with a view of improving it, enables individuals to recognize and assess the factors that influence our attitude and behaviour. This session was handled with many illustrations, exercises and activities. Critical thinking is the initiative to develop a sense of observation and curiosity which was clearly imparted to the participating faculty members. However, one should be able to nurture critical thinking in the process of life. In order to lead a healthy life, decisions play an important role. Identifying the situation and making the right decisions will define the future. The session took the participants on to a different level of understanding the ‘Ripple effects of Decision Making’. Every decision also speaks of who we are and one needs to keep away from emotional disturbances to make the right choices. Life revolves around the decisions that we make and it is very important to pay attention to the basis of every decision.

The session highlighted the fact that Problem-solving is a tool, a skill, and a process that is acquired with time. The Trainers explicated the different problem-solving steps and encouraged the members to adopt these stages. Also, one should be able to identify the obstacles and barriers in the problem-solving stages with an understanding of the attributes of a problem solver. Creative Thinking is the need of the hour which enables individuals to deal their daily challenges. Each one is motivated to think out of the box in a very innovative manner. The programme offered quite a number of activities to draw the idea of creativity through experiences. The process of the mind to acquire creativity, strikes a balance between the emerging of ideas and channelizing of it in the right direction.

The session on Coping with stress amplified the two types of stress and also raised the different kinds of experiences that one would undergo due to stress. It also focused on how individuals should cope with stress and control the same to lead an optimistic life. One of the effective approaches in reducing stress is to alter the thoughts that produce the stressful reaction.

Effective Communication and Interpersonal Relations together have been one of the most challenging sessions, accentuating the importance of communication, and disseminating the 5Ws and one 1H of communication. The sessions were activity based learning and this empowered the faculty members to initiate the sharpening of the communication skills. IPR imparted the knowledge of factors that contribute towards building healthy relations. It helps us in empathising with people and makes relationship responsible and more effective.

Emotions are a part and parcel of one’s life and this training session threw light on the ability to accept positive and negative emotions that arise and deal with them in a manner that is healthy and productive. It enhances the method of coping with emotions and one who can cope is considered to be effective.

The programme was constructive, enabling everyone to introspect and shoulder the responsibility of leading the young generation of students towards excellence. As a mark of commendation, a valedictory was organized on 17th June, 2017 and Dr. S. Kumaravel, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Social Work, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, graced the occasion and addressed the gathering. Rev. Fr. Josekutty P D, Principal congratulated the teachers for having attended the 5 day programme successfully and awarded the certificates. Many came forward to express their gratitude and acknowledge the fact that edification has begun within, aspiring to make a difference.

Date: 24th -25th August 2016
Beneficiaries: IT Professionals
Department of Computer Science (PG) in association with Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE) conducted Two Day Capacity Building Training on Life Skills for IT Professionals on 24th & 25th August 2016. It started with the inauguration ceremony. Prof. Kumar R, Head, Department of Computer Science [PG] welcomed the gathering. The Vice Principal of our college Rev. Augustine George inaugurated the training. Dr. Jonas Richard, Head, Department of Social Work & Director, CLSE gave a brief introduction about the training and also the importance of life skills education. Prof. Aruna Devi K, Faculty in Department of Computer Science [PG] and Coordinator of Life Skills Training delivered the vote of thanks.

These were the 10 basic skills introduced by the inaugural ceremony.
1. Self-Awareness
2. Empathy
3. Problem solving
4. Decision Making
5. Creative Thinking
6. Critical Thinking
7. Effective communication
8. Inter personal relationship
9. Stress Management
10. Emotions.

Each section was taken by different faculty members of the college from the Computer Science Department.
1. Self-awareness - the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognise oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals.
It was the first topic in our life skills taken by Dr. Jonas Richard.
He explained various ways of self-awareness and how to be aware of ourselves. He also shared his views on self-awareness through power point presentation and he also showed a video that evoked us. Sir also played a game that made us understand various things of our selves.

2. Empathy - The ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It was at 10:00 the session started was handled by Prof. Muruganantham, Department of Computer Science. He explained empathy and how should we should empathize ourselves towards others. He shared his views on empathy by playing games that interacted with one another and know each other’s names and also through power point presentation; he explained his idea towards empathy.

3. Problem solving - The process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues. It was an important session for every human being. It is said that there is no human without problems in life. Prof. Aruna Devi explained how we ought to solve problems during difficulties and how should we think about solving a problem how should a problem be solved so that we ought to not put ourselves down. She shared her views on problem solving by conducting games and some of the famous personalities experiences.

4. Decision Making - The action or process of making important decisions. The session was interesting. It was taken by Prof. Velmurugan who shared his views about decision making in tough times and deciding how that is acceptable to others and for self-satisfaction. He also did a quiz of finding decisions for a particular situation by through questions. He gave one an idea about how to decide on acting upon the situation.

5. Creative thinking - The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. This session was handled by Prof. Jyothi. She was particular about our learning the skill since it was very important for the students of the Department of Computer Science. She thought the session by giving a team work and situation and methods of solving it creatively. She also showed how thinking creatively works in a group and in the context of an individual.

6. Critical Thinking - Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally about what to do or what to believe. This session was handled by Prof. Velmurugan. He shared his views about the critically thinking in tough times and deciding on how that is acceptable to others and for self-satisfaction. He also did a quiz of finding critical ways for a particular situation and by various questions he gave us the idea about how to think acting upon the situation.

7. Effective Communication - More than just the words you use, effective communication combines a set of skills including nonverbal communication, engaged listening, managing stress in the moment, the ability to communicate assertively. This session was handled by Prof. Jyothi taught the participants on how to communicate with clarity and clearly to people while delivering our thoughts or answers pertaining to a particular task or event. She made the participants play a game on the topic and enlightened the people and cleared the doubts on how things to be communicated.

8. Inter personal relationship: One of the important sessions for every human even at times of personal and professional he or she should have a proper relationship in doing taking up the decisions well. Interpersonal skills are the skills used by a person to interact with others properly. This session was handled by Aruna mam she gave us a situation and explanation of the topic and asked us to perform a skit accordingly. It was a team event and topics were pertaining to politics, family, public etc.

9. Stress Control: Managing stress is one of the skills required by every human. The other skills- it may be decision making, critical thinking, creative thinking etc. can be practiced only when one has the ability to control stress. This session was handled by Prof. Sen B Mathews, who gave the participants a clear view about stress by explaining life in corporate field. It’s very important to control stress in the IT field. Hence, while explaining this, he organised a game of imaginary football for the participants that helped them to understand the concept in a clearer manner.

10. Emotions: The capacity of individuals to recognise their own and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and to manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt environments or achieve one's goal, is critical in life. This session was handled by Prof. Muruganantham. He explained in detail about various emotions he presented a PowerPoint presentation and played a video related to emotions.

The training ended with the valedictory ceremony on the second day. Prof. Sen B Mathews delivered the epilogue about the training. Dr. Calistus Jude, Dean of Sciences presented the students with the certificate. Ms. Nissy George, Student, I MCA thanked the gathering. On the whole, the training was fruitful and was a good learning experience for the participants.


Date: 19 July 2016
Beneficiaries: I Semester M Com, M Com (FA)
The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Kristu Jayanti college in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organized a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills from 19th July 2016.

The course was conducted for Postgraduate students. The certificate course consisted of ten core life skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO), namely Self- awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Inter-Personal Relationship, Coping with Stress and Coping with Emotions. The session started with an introduction to Life skills by Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director Center of Life skills Education. The following session were taken by the faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College respectively Dr. S.Vijayanand, Dr. I. Jerry Richards, Ms. Apoorva U, Dr. Challaraj Emmanuel E. S., Dr. Emmanuel D., Dr. Elcey C. D., Dr. Sonia Angeline, Dr. Winnie Joyce, Dr. Selvam Arjunan, Mrs. Priya Akkara. The last session of feedback and valedictory was headed by Dr. Jonas Richard A. The ten core life skills which were promoted are very beneficial in constructing and polishing an individual’s personality. These skills equip a person with the capabilities to lead a well-grounded life.

The faculty members who conducted the classes were trained by RGNIYD. Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director, Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti College stated that the main goal of conducting the classes was to help students to be happy and to adapt different life skills in order to respond positively to the demands of everyday life. He further said "For a person who is aiming to have a good career, the skills learnt in over the period of three days will help the students to be better professionals and to lead a satisfying life, as they find balance between their professional and personal lives."

The purpose behind the three days programme was to help the students of first year Post Graduation to be prepared for their future in the college and it would help them cope with the initial stress as well as train them to be responsible citizens.

A person equipped with the knowledge of life skill has various opportunities in every endeavour of life as the person would be in a position to skillfully handle situations since he would be having a deep understanding about the matter.

In a world that has a surplus supply of candidates who are graduating each year on a search for acceptable job opportunities, life skills make one stand apart from the crowd. Life skill training would help the individual not only to be a good leader but also to be adjustable to any kind of situations in life.


Date: 7th - 8th September 2016
Beneficiaries: I semester MBA (C)
The Centre for Life Skills Education(CLSE), Kristu Jayanti college in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development(RGNIYD), an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organized a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills from 7th and 8th September 2016.

The course was conducted for MBA C Section Postgraduate students. The certificate course consisted of ten core life skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO), namely Self- awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Inter-Personal Relationship, Coping with Stress and Coping with Emotions. The session started with an introduction to Life skills by Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director Center of Life skills Education. The following session were taken by the faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College respectively Dr. S.Vijayanand, Dr. I. Jerry Richards, Ms. Apoorva U, Dr. Challaraj Emmanuel E. S., Dr. Emmanuel D., Dr. Elcey C. D., Dr. Sonia Angeline, Dr. Winnie Joyce, Dr. Selvam Arjunan, Mrs. Priya Akkara. The last session of feedback and valedictory was headed by Dr. Jonas Richard A. The ten core life skills which were promoted are very beneficial in constructing and polishing an individual’s personality. These skills equip a person with the capabilities to lead a well-grounded life.

The faculty members who conducted the classes were trained by RGNIYD. Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director, Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti college stated that the main goal of conducting the classes was to help students to be happy and to adapt different life skills in order to respond positively to the demands of everyday life. He further said "For a person who is aiming to have a good career, the skills learnt in over the period of three days will help the students to be better professionals and to lead a satisfying life, as they find balance between their professional and personal lives."

The purpose behind the three days programme was to help the students of first year Post Graduation to be prepared for their future in the college and it would help them cope with the initial stress as well as train them to be responsible citizens.

A person equipped with the knowledge of life skill has various opportunities in every endeavour of life as the person would be in a position to skillfully handle situations since he would be having a deep understanding about the matter.

Life skill training would help the individual not only to be a good leader but also to be adjustable to any kind of situations in life.


Date: 24th -25th August 2016
Beneficiaries: I Semester MCA
The Life Skills Program was conducted for two days at Kristu Jayanti College for MCA Students on August 24, 2016, & August 25, 2016. Each session was taken for an hour by the respective lecturers as resource persons with a total of 10 sessions and related activities were conducted. The objective of the Life Skills session was to adopt a positive behavior that enables humans to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of real life and to create a stable, calm, safe and secure living and learning environment.

Self-Awareness: The capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals. Prof. Arunadevi was the resource person.

Empathy: The capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. Prof. Vani Chakraborty was the resource person.

Creative Thinking: A phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is formed. Activities were performed, such as puzzle solving and riddle to test our critical thinking ability. Prof. Velmurugan was resource person.

Critical Thinking: It is the objective analysis of facts to form a judgment. Dr. Ambika was the resource person of the session.

Problem Solving: Involves using the generic method in an orderly manner to find solutions to problems. Dr. Ambika was the resource person of the session.

Decision Making: The cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities. Dr. Kumar was the resource person of the session.

Communication: It is the act of conveying meanings from one entity to another through the use of mutually understood signs. Resource Person: Prof. Jyothi Manoj

Interpersonal Relationships: An interpersonal relationship is a strong, deep association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. Prof. Jyothi Manoj was the resource person of the session.

Coping with Emotions: Implies that whether there is good or bad news one should not lose control over oneself, however, one should not suppress the emotions. Resource Person: Prof. Sevuga Pandian

Stress Management: It is the wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person’s level of stress, usually for the purpose of improving everyday functioning. Activities and games were performed by everyone, giving each one of us and experience in managing stress. Resource Person: Prof. Muruganantham.


Date: 19th -21st July 2016
Beneficiaries: I Semester PG students
The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Kristu Jayanti college in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organised a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills for I Semester M.Sc (MB & BT), MA JMC & MSW from 19th July 2016 to 21st July 2016.

The course was conducted for 207 Postgraduate students. The certificate course consisted of ten core life skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO), namely Self- awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Inter-Personal Relationship, Coping with Stress and Coping with Emotions. The session started with an introduction to Life skills by Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director Center of Life skills Education. The following session were taken by the faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College respectively Dr. S.Vijayanand, Dr. I. Jerry Richards, Ms. Apoorva U, Dr. Challaraj Emmanuel E. S., Dr. Emmanuel D., Dr. Elcey C. D., Dr. Sonia Angeline, Dr. Winnie Joyce, Dr. Selvam Arjunan, Mrs. Priya Akkara. The last session of feedback and valedictory was headed by Dr. Jonas Richard A. The ten core life skills which were promoted are very beneficial in constructing and polishing an individual’s personality. These skills equip a person with the capabilities to lead a well-grounded life.

The faculty members who conducted the classes were trained by RGNIYD. Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director, Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti college stated that the main goal of conducting the classes was to help students to be happy and to adapt different life skills in order to respond positively to the demands of everyday life. He further said "For a person who is aiming to have a good career, the skills learnt in over the period of three days will help the students to be better professionals and to lead a satisfying life, as they find balance between their professional and personal lives."

The purpose behind the three days programme was to help the students of first year Post Graduation to be prepared for their future in the college and it would help them cope with the initial stress as well as train them to be responsible citizens.

A person equipped with the knowledge of life skill has various opportunities in every endeavour of life as the person would be in a position to skillfully handle situations since he would be having a deep understanding about the matter.

In a world that has a surplus supply of candidates who are graduating each year on a search for acceptable job opportunities, life skills make one stand apart from the crowd. Life skill training would help the individual not only to be a good leader but also to be adjustable to any kind of situations in life.


Date: 21st - 24th June 2016
Beneficiaries: I semester MBA (A & B)
The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Kristu Jayanti College in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organized a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills from 21th June 2016 to 24th June 2016.

The course was conducted for MBA Postgraduate students. The certificate course consisted of ten core life skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO), namely Self- awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Inter-Personal Relationship, Coping with Stress and Coping with Emotions. The session started with an introduction to Life skills by Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director Center of Life skills Education. The following session were taken by the faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College. The last session of feedback and valedictory was headed by Dr. Jonas Richard A. The ten core life skills which were promoted are very beneficial in constructing and polishing an individual’s personality. These skills equip a person with the capabilities to lead a well-grounded life.

The faculty members who conducted the classes were trained by RGNIYD. Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director, Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti College stated that the main goal of conducting the classes was to help students to be happy and to adapt different life skills in order to respond positively to the demands of everyday life.

The purpose behind the three days programme was to help the students of first year Post Graduation to be prepared for their future in the college and it would help them cope with the initial stress as well as train them to be responsible citizens.

A person equipped with the knowledge of life skill has various opportunities in every endeavour of life as the person would be in a position to skillfully handle situations since he would be having a deep understanding about the matter.

In a world that has a surplus supply of candidates who are graduating each year on a search for acceptable job opportunities, life skills make one stand apart from the crowd. Life skill training would help the individual not only to be a good leader but also to be adjustable to any kind of situations in life.

The knowledge about these skills is very important in today's society it not only helps one in one’s personal life but also helps one in increasing employment opportunities and makes a prospective candidate more appealing. A person with life skills is considered an asset to the associates and the institution they work with.


Date: 16-21, June 2016
Beneficiaries: Faculty members
The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Kristu Jayanti college in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organised a Training of Trainers (ToT) on Life Skills Education (LSE) from 16th June, 2016 to 21st June, 2016 for the faculty members in the college premises. Around 40 faculty members participated in the week long programme that prepared them to be effective life skills trainers. The programme was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Josekutty P D, Principal on 16th June 2016. Prof. Ramya, Prof. Sen B Mathews, Dr. Justin Nelson Michael, Dr. Jonas Richard A, Prof. Susan Sanny, and Prof. Anita were some of the resource persons who handled sessions on various life skills. Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director, Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), stated that the ultimate aim of the training is to develop abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour among faculty members and to also prepare them to train the students for a meaningful life. Participants opined that the various sessions on creative thinking, empathy, coping with emotions and stress, problem solving, communication skills, and self-awareness, empowered them to take positive actions to protect themselves and to promote healthy and positive social relationships.

The session on Self Awareness was conducted, imparting the concept of SELF and inducing the idea of ‘Knowing Yourself’. Self-Awareness enables individuals to tune their feelings and respond appropriately to the feelings of others. The Trainers expressed the fact that the more one is aware of the ‘Self’, the better they are at adopting to life’s changes and challenges. The session reiterated the fact that a positive self-concept edifies our approach towards others. Introspection serves as a tool to identify one’s real self and also constantly monitors one’s life. The SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis focuses on the internal and external environments, examining strengths and weaknesses in the internal environment and opportunities and threats in the external.

The topic ‘Empathy’ was introduced in the session which drew the focus onto the general idea of Empathy and differentiated between Empathy and Sympathy. A willingness to empathize with others and respond in an appropriate manner is an expectation at the large. The resource person brought in different situations and involved the participants in an activity which calls for an empathetic response. The session directed each member to develop his sense of empathy towards others in our day to day life.

Critical thinking, the art of analysing and evaluating with a view of improving it, enables individuals to recognize and assess the factors that influence our attitude and behaviour. This session was handled with many illustrations, exercises and activities. Critical thinking is the initiative to develop a sense of observation and curiosity which was clearly imparted to the participating faculty members. However, one should be able to nurture critical thinking in the process of life. In order to lead a healthy life, decisions play an important role. Identifying the situation and making the right decisions will define the future. The session took the participants on to a different level of understanding the ‘Ripple effects of Decision Making’. Every decision also speaks of who we are and one needs to keep away from emotional disturbances to make the right choices. Life revolves around the decisions that we make and it is very important to pay attention to the basis of every decision.

The session highlighted the fact that Problem-solving is a tool, a skill, and a process that is acquired with time. The Trainers explicated the different problem-solving steps and encouraged the members to adopt these stages. Also, one should be able to identify the obstacles and barriers in the problem-solving stages with an understanding of the attributes of a problem solver. Creative Thinking is the need of the hour which enables individuals to deal their daily challenges. Each one is motivated to think out of the box in a very innovative manner. The programme offered quite a number of activities to draw the idea of creativity through experiences. The process of the mind to acquire creativity, strikes a balance between the emerging of ideas and channelizing of it in the right direction.

The session on Coping with stress amplified the two types of stress and also raised the different kinds of experiences that one would undergo due to stress. It also focused on how individuals should cope with stress and control the same to lead an optimistic life. One of the effective approaches in reducing stress is to alter the thoughts that produce the stressful reaction.

Effective Communication and Interpersonal Relations together have been one of the most challenging sessions, accentuating the importance of communication, and disseminating the 5Ws and one 1H of communication. The sessions were activity based learning and this empowered the faculty members to initiate the sharpening of the communication skills. IPR imparted the knowledge of factors that contribute towards building healthy relations. It helps us in empathising with people and makes relationship responsible and more effective.

Emotions are a part and parcel of one’s life and this training session threw light on the ability to accept positive and negative emotions that arise and deal with them in a manner that is healthy and productive. It enhances the method of coping with emotions and one who can cope is considered to be effective.

Rev. Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal, presided over the valedictory function on 21st June, 2016 and congratulated all the participants for having completed the course successfully.


Date: 16-21, June, 2016
Beneficiaries: Ist Semester UG students
The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Kristu Jayanti College in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organized a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills from 16th June, 2016 to 21st June, 2016.

The course was conducted for around 1400 Undergraduate students who were divided into 22 batches. The certificate course consisted of ten core life skills promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), namely- Self- awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Inter-Personal Relationship, Coping with Stress, and Coping with Emotions. These skills are very beneficial in constructing and polishing one’s personality. The skills arm a person with the capabilities to lead a well-rounded life.

The faculty members who conducted the classes were trained by RGNIYD. Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director, Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti College stated that the classes aim to help students to be happy and to adapt different life skills and respond positively to the demands of everyday life. He further said "For a person who is aiming to have a good career, the skills learnt in over the period of a week will help the students to be better professionals and to lead a satisfying life, as they find balance between their professional and personal lives,"

The main aim of the one week programme was to help the first years to be prepared for their future in the college. The core values that were discussed would help them to cope with the initial stress as well as train them to take responsibilities in the new phase of their lives.

The knowledge about these skills is very important in today's society it not only helps one in one’s personal life but also helps one in increasing employment opportunities and makes a prospective candidate more appealing. A person with life skills is considered an asset to the associates and the institution they work with.

In a world that has a surplus supply of candidates who are graduating each year on a search for acceptable job opportunities, life skills make one stand apart from the crowd. The combination of various life skills shapes a personality to be a good leader and to have the know-how on working in groups.

Date: 16th - 20th July 2015
Beneficiaries: I Semester MCA
The Life Skills Program was conducted for five days at Kristu Jayanti College for MCA Students on July 16, 2015, to July 20, 2015. Each session was taken for an hour by the respective lecturers as resource persons with a total of 10 sessions and related activities were conducted. The objective of the Life Skills session was to adopt a positive behaviour that enables humans to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of real life and to create a stable, calm, safe and secure living and learning environment.

Self-Awareness: The capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals. Resource person: Prof. Arunadevi

Empathy: The capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. Resource person: Prof. Vani Chakraborty

Creative Thinking: A phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is formed. Activities were performed, such as puzzle solving and riddle to test our critical thinking ability. Resource person: Prof. Velmurugan

Critical Thinking: It is the objective analysis of facts to form a judgment. Resource Person: Dr. Ambika

Problem Solving: Involves using the generic method in an orderly manner to find solutions to problems. Resource Person: Dr. Ambika

Decision Making: The cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities. Resource Person: Dr. Kumar

Communication: It is the act of conveying meanings from one entity to another through the use of mutually understood signs. Resource Person: Dr. Jyothi Manoj

Interpersonal Relationships: An interpersonal relationship is a strong, deep association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. Resource Person: Dr. Jyothi Manoj

Coping with Emotions: Implies that if good or bad news is there, one should not lose control of oneself, however, one should not suppress the emotions. Resource Person: Prof. Sevuga Pandian

Stress Management: It is the wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person’s level of stress, usually for the purpose of improving everyday functioning. Activities and games were performed by everyone, giving each one of us and experience in managing stress. Resource Person: Prof. Muruganantham.

Students participated with enough enthusiasm and team spirit; they interacted well and shared their views in different sessions. Valediction of life skill training for the academic year 2015-16 was held on 20th July 2015.


Date: 16th -20th July 2015
Beneficiaries : I Semester M.Sc
The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Kristu Jayanti College in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organized a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills from 16th July 2015 to 20th July 2015.

The course was conducted for Postgraduate students. The certificate course consisted of ten core life skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO), namely Self- awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Inter-Personal Relationship, Coping with Stress and Coping with Emotions. The session started with an introduction to Life skills by Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director Center of Life skills Education. The following session were taken by the faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College respectively Dr. S.Vijayanand, Dr. I. Jerry Richards, Ms. Apoorva U, Dr. Challaraj Emmanuel E. S., Dr. Emmanuel D., Dr. Elcey C. D., Dr. Sonia Angeline, Dr. Winnie Joyce, Dr. Selvam Arjunan, Mrs. Priya Akkara. The last session of feedback and valedictory was headed by Dr. Jonas Richard A. The ten core life skills which were promoted are very beneficial in constructing and polishing an individual’s personality. These skills equip a person with the capabilities to lead a well-grounded life.

The faculty members who conducted the classes were trained by RGNIYD. Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director, Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti college stated that the main goal of conducting the classes was to help students to be happy and to adapt different life skills in order to respond positively to the demands of everyday life. The purpose behind the three days programme was to help the students of first year Post Graduation to be prepared for their future in the college and it would help them cope with the initial stress as well as train them to be responsible citizens.

A person equipped with the knowledge of life skill has various opportunities in every endeavour of life as the person would be in a position to skillfully handle situations since he would be having a deep understanding about the matter.

In a world that has a surplus supply of candidates who are graduating each year on a search for acceptable job opportunities, life skills make one stand apart from the crowd. Life skill training would help the individual not only to be a good leader but also to be adjustable to any kind of situations in life.


Date: 21st - 22nd September 2015
Beneficiaries: I semester MBA
The Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE), Kristu Jayanti College in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organized a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills on 21st and 22nd September 2015.

The course was conducted for MBA C Section Postgraduate students. The certificate course consisted of ten core life skills promoted by World Health Organization (WHO), namely Self- awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Inter-Personal Relationship, Coping with Stress and Coping with Emotions. The session started with an introduction to Life skills by Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director Center of Life skills Education. The following session were taken by the faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College. The ten core life skills which were promoted are very beneficial in constructing and polishing an individual’s personality. These skills equip a person with the capabilities to lead a well-grounded life.

The faculty members who conducted the classes were trained by RGNIYD. Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director, Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti College stated that the main goal of conducting the classes was to help students to be happy and to adapt different life skills in order to respond positively to the demands of everyday life. The purpose behind the three days programme was to help the students of first year Post Graduation to be prepared for their future in the college and it would help them cope with the initial stress as well as train them to be responsible citizens.

A person equipped with the knowledge of life skill has various opportunities in every endeavour of life as the person would be in a position to skillfully handle situations since he would be having a deep understanding about the matter.

In a world that has a surplus supply of candidates who are graduating each year on a search for acceptable job opportunities, life skills make one stand apart from the crowd. Life skill training would help the individual not only to be a good leader but also to be adjustable to any kind of situations in life. The last session of feedback and valedictory was headed by Dr. Jonas Richard A.


Date: 16th - 17th July 2015
Beneficiaries: I semester PG
Two days life skill education for the I Year M.Com, M.A Students of our college was started with Introduction to Life skill Education on 16th July at 09.00 AM in the Mini Auditorium of PG Block. The session started with an introduction to Life skills by Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director Center of Life skills Education. The following session were taken by the faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College. The ten core life skills which were promoted are very beneficial in constructing and polishing an individual’s personality. These skills equip a person with the capabilities to lead a well-grounded life. Overall, the programme was a grand success.

Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director, Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti College stated that the main goal of conducting the classes was to help students to be happy and to adapt different life skills in order to respond positively to the demands of everyday life. The purpose behind the three days programme was to help the students of first year Post Graduation to be prepared for their future in the college and it would help them cope with the initial stress as well as train them to be responsible citizens.

Students were happy with the skills that they acquired through the programme two participants who gave the feedback both stated that they had rarely come across such an innovative and useful programme and felt that it helped them change their perception of life for the better. Overall, the feedback from the participants was very positive.


Date: 23rd- 25th May, 2015
Beneficiaries: All UG students
Kristu Jayanti College had conducted a life skill education for UG students from 23rd May to 25th May 2017. For teaching them the ten core life skills for their wellbeing.

What are Life Skills? Life skills are behaviours that enable individuals to adapt and deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life. There are many such skills, but core life skills include the ability to: The Ten core Life Skills as laid down by WHO are:

1. Self-awareness: includes recognition of ‘self’, our character, our strengths and weaknesses, desires and dislikes. Developing self-awareness can help us to recognize when we are stressed or feel under pressure. It is often a prerequisite to effective communication and interpersonal relations, as well as for developing empathy with others.

2. Empathy: To have a successful relationship with our loved ones and society at large, we need to understand and care about other peoples’ needs, desires and feelings. Empathy is the ability to imagine what life is like for another person. Without empathy, our communication with others will amount to one-way traffic. Worst, we will be acting and behaving according to our self-interest and are bound to run into problems.

3. Critical Thinking: Is an ability to analyze information and experiences in an objective manner. Critical thinking can contribute to health by helping us to recognize and assess the factors that influence attitudes and behavior, such as values, peer pressure and the media.

4. Creative Thinking: Is a novel way of seeing or doing things that are characteristic of four components – fluency (generating new ideas), flexibility (shifting perspective easily), originality (conceiving of something new), and elaboration (building on other ideas).

5. Decision making: Helps us to deal constructively with regard to the decisions about our lives. This can have consequences for our health. It can teach people how to actively make decisions about their actions in relation to healthy assessment of different options and, what effects these different decisions are likely to have.

6. Problem solving: Problem solving helps us to deal constructively with problems in our lives. Significant problems that are left unresolved can cause mental stress and give rise to accompanying physical strain.

7. Effective communication: means that we are able to express ourselves, both verbally and non-verbally, in ways that are appropriate to our cultures and situations. This means being able to express opinions and desires, and also needs and fears. And it may mean being able to ask for advice and help in a time of need. Coping with stress means recognizing the sources of stress in our lives, recognizing how this affects us, and acting in ways that help us control our levels of stress, by changing our environment or lifestyle and learning how to relax. Coping with emotions means involving recognizing emotions within us and others, being aware of how emotions influence behavior and being able to respond to emotions appropriately. Intense emotions like anger or sadness can have negative effects on our health if we do not respond appropriately.

8. Interpersonal relationship: skills help us to relate in positive ways with the people we interact with. This may mean being able to make and keep friendly relationships, which can be of great importance to our mental and social well-being. It may mean keeping, good relations with family members, which are an important source of social support. It may also mean being able to end relationships constructively.

9. Coping with stress: 95% of all the diseases are created by stress. Wrong beliefs like “I’m not good enough” or "Something is wrong with me" cause up to 95% of all illness and disease. The membrane of the cell is the brain of the cell, not the nucleus. Our beliefs are stored in the membrane of our cells. Unless we are fully aware of what we are doing and why we are doing it at every moment, we are always acting on our unconscious programming stored as beliefs in our cells. Scientific research has established that stress is the core factor in physical, mental, and emotional disease. Discovering how unconscious physical, mental and emotional habits create stress, aging, addiction and disease, through awareness and simple lifestyle changes reclaiming youthful vitality, joy and wellbeing.

10. Coping with emotions: Emotional Factors in Mental wellbeing our feelings are a wonderful barometer of our wellbeing. When we are not caught up in negative thinking, our feelings remain positive, and we feel joyful, loving and peaceful. When we are feeling fearful, angry, or depressed it is a sure sign that our thoughts have become negative and dysfunctional. Developing this awareness and making the decision to eliminate negative thinking can be dramatically life changing. Alter one’s own brain chemistry with thoughts of appreciation, gratitude, joy and love.

All the ten skills were taken according to the time table prepared. Students participated with enough enthusiasm and team spirit; they interacted well and shared their views in different sessions. Valediction of life skill training for the academic year 2015-16 was held on 25th May 2015 afternoon.

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