Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT)

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

Vision:
Focus on the student’s intellectual, mental, emotional, and social skills to enhance their visibility in the corporate and towards the society.

Mission:
Enriching the student’s ability to excel in the career employability and face the competitive world.

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

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

Policy Manual & Action Plan 2023-24 [CLICK HERE TO VIEW]

LIST OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS ACADEMIC YEAR 2022 - 2023

S.No.

Name of the Faculty

Department

1

Mr. T.Somasundaram, Staff Coordinator

Department of Management

2

Dr. Sheeja Krishnakumar, Member

DSchool of Management

3

Ms. K.Opika, Memberr

Department of Management

4

Dr. Soya Mathew, Member

Department of Computer Science (UG)

5

Ms. Aneesha K Shaji, Member

Department of Professional Accounting & Finance

6

Dr. P.Roopa, Member

Department of Life Science

7

Dr. Nidhi Raj Gupta, Member

Department of Professional Accounting & Finance

8

Ms. Deepa Iyer, Member

Department of Management

9

Dr. Cynthia Winnie, Member

Department of Humanities

LIST OF STUDENT COORDINATORS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2022 - 2023

S.No.

Name of the Faculty

Department

1

Mr. Jephin James – 20CS5H1030, V Sem B.Sc. (PMCS)

Department of Computer Science (UG)

2

Ms. Riyana E – 20MG1A2053, V Sem BBA B

Department of Management

Functions:
• Preparation of schedule and action plan for the soft skills training session.
• Assigning staff in-charge for each session.
• Allocation of responsibilities to staff in-charge to organize the session as per the plan.
• Co-ordinating and organizing the session as per the plan.
• Writing a report and uploading it on the website.
• Preparation of report for documentation.

COMMITTEE PROFILE AY 2021 – 2022[CLICK HERE]

LIST OF RESOURCE PERSON AY 2022 - 2023[CLICK HERE]

Soft Skills Training Session on Enhancing Employability Skills for Social Work Students
Date: 14 February 2024
Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru, organized a session on “Enhancing Employability Skills for Social Work Students” for the first year MSW students on February 14, 2024 at 11:00 am in M3 Auditorium, Third Floor, Main Block. The session started with silent prayer and a brief introduction by Ms. Sruthika Rajeev, and she also introduced the resource person Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director, Centre for Employability & Corporate Relations, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru. The resource person emphasized that to be a social worker, one needs to communicate effectively in writing and verbally. Communication skills are essential for social workers when interacting with clients and coworkers. He also stressed that for social workers dealing with clients, each with their complicated history, is an integral part of social work. Understanding the client's situation, including their problems, needs, and preferences, is essential for developing an effective solution. Critical thinking, a vital talent for social workers, is required to accomplish this. Integrating knowledge with observations of one's client's circumstances is fundamental to critical thinking in social work. In order to help clients effectively, social workers need to make split-second judgments while employing their critical and creative thinking skills. The resource person also highlighted that being sympathetic may come quickly to social workers, but it is also a talent that can be honed and improved with effort and time. He highlighted that solid self-awareness allows social workers to better assist their clients by prioritizing their genuine requirements. As a social worker, they must make sure that their personal needs are addressed by practicing mindful self-care. The session ended with a Vote of Thanks by Mr. Rohan Kumar Students were able to ccomprehend that practicing social work entails learning about and working to better the lives of individuals within a community. This session helped the students to discover the power to create a meaningful difference and to ascertain that improving human well-being and assisting in meeting the complex and fundamental needs of all people is the fundamental goal of social work.


One Day National Level Workshop on “Design Thinking 101: Unlock Your Inner Innovator”
Date: 13 February 2024
Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT), Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous, Bengaluru organized one day workshop on “Design Thinking 101: Unlock Your Inner Innovator” for second and final year UG students on 13h February, 2024 in Auditorium A1, Admin Block. The Workshop session was handled by Dr.D.Ravindran, Faculty- School of Management, Innovation Ambassador, Institution Innovation Council (IIC), Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous, Bengaluru and Dr. Nidhi Raj Gupta, Faculty – Department of Professional Accounting & Finance, Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous, Bengaluru. The session on Design Thinking aims to strengthen student’s visibility in the corporate world and society by addressing and developing their intellectual, emotional and social skills. Dr. D. Ravindran started an interactive session with a detailed introduction to the concept of “Design Thinking” and emphasized the importance and application of Design Thinking into the innovation of new products. In second technical session, Dr. Nidhi Raj Gupta who upheld the significance of the traditional Design Thinking that was introduced by Buddha. She followed it with fun activities as well as conducted activities that required students to make a prototype solution to the topics chosen by them. The workshop explored how students can have structured approach to solving complex problems by focusing on understanding the user's needs, generating innovative ideas, and prototyping and testing solutions. It gave them an understanding that, by delivering solutions that are tailored to user needs and preferences, design thinking can enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty. Overall, Design Thinking workshop helped the students with valuable skills and methodologies for addressing complex problems, fostering innovation, and creating meaningful experiences for users.

This workshop on “Design Thinking” has provided valuable insights into this foundational concept. It reminded us that while the core functions unchanged, the application and implementation of these principles have evolved with the times in the modern world. During the session, students interacted actively and gathered information on how designing and effective implementation of the same works in a product launching and why it is important for a business growth along with the individual potential growth.


Soft Skills Training Session on Etiquettes
Date: 13 February 2024
Centre for Soft Skills Training & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) in association with the Department of Professional Management Studies (DPMS), Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru organized an orientation session on “ETIQUETTES” for First Year BBA – AM B section students on 13th February 2024 at 3.40 pm in Room No. A 305. Mr. Daksh Banthia who introduced the resource person Dr. Sneha N, Assistant Professor, Department of Professional Management Studies and handed over the session to her. The session aimed at providing the students with the best training on basic etiquette, enabling them to cultivate awareness on the feelings and rights of both individuals and society. Dr. Sneha.N explained the importance of etiquette in the contemporary corporate world and life course. She enlightened the participants to be aware of their surroundings in a public setting. Various visual representations for different social skills and etiquettes were used to make the session more engaging and understandable.


Soft Skills Training Session on Problem Solving Skills
Date: 02 February 2024
Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a Soft Skills Training Session on “Problem Solving Skills” for First Year BBA - BA B students on 2nd February, 2024 at 10.50 AM in the class room A 303. The session started with the problem-solving process typically involves several stages, including identifying the problem, analyzing its root causes, generating potential solutions, evaluating these options, implementing the chosen solution, and monitoring its effectiveness. Tools such as root cause analysis, brainstorming, SWOT analysis, fishbone diagrams (Ishikawa), the 5 Whys method, surveys, interviews, and process mapping help in pinpointing the core causes and factors influencing the problem. Moreover, understanding problem-solving techniques is top for devising effective solutions. The Global 8D approach, Six Sigma's DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) framework, and the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle are prominent methodologies employed to systematically address problems. This training session has covered these all things as described. These methodologies & techniques provide structured frameworks for problem-solving, emphasizing data-driven decision-making, continuous improvement, and thorough analysis to ensure sustainable solutions.

The training session on problem-solving skills proved to be highly beneficial as it comprehensively covered a wide range of topics. The session commenced with a detailed exploration of the concept of a problem, its definition, and the understanding that different types of problems necessitate different types of solutions. It then delved into the classification of problem types and elucidated the problem-solving process.


Soft Skills Training Session on Decision Making Skills
Date: 29 January 2024
The Centre of Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a seminar on “Decision Making Skills” for the first year BBA-Branding and Advertising students on 29th January, 2024 at 09.00 to 09.50 AM. The session intended to think and decide to develop a Decision making skills. The training was designed to enhance their decision making skills by instigating through live lesson and examples. The resource person enlightened the participants to be conscious about their decision making skill through various case studies. He also made the students understand how to proceed with good decision making skill for a better career.

The Students gained insights regarding decision making processes, strategy and methods to improve their personal and professional life. During the session, the students interacted actively and collected information on how to take decision for their better career from a different perspective. This session helped the students to understand the importance of decision making skills to improve their leadership skill. It also helped the students unlock their potentials and move forward.


Soft Skills Training Session on Resume Writing
Date: 29 January 2024
The Centre of Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru, organized a soft skills training session on “Resume Writing” for the second year BBA THM students on 29th January, 2024 at 03.40 pm in the A 309 class room, Main Block, Kristu Jayanti College. The training session focusing on providing the students with real-life examples to offer insights into navigating the professional world by creating an effective resume. Ms. Surbhi Roy initiated the session with a brief introduction, introducing Dr. Sivaprasad V as the resource person. Dr. Sivaprasad V addressed the participants, emphasizing the importance of writing a resume to face the interview with confident. He encouraged students to be aware of their strengths and weaknesses to boost confidence and improve their overall personality. Dr. Sivaprasad also provided guidance on effective group discussions and communication skills. The session concluded with a Vote of Thanks delivered by Mr. Alfen Lara Singh.

The training session encouraged active participation from students and provided valuable insights on approaching situations and challenges from various perspectives. The session empowered students with the skills to effectively communicate within a team, elevate creative thinking, and sharpen decision-making abilities. This session played a pivotal role in unlocking students' potentials and equipping them to navigate their professional journey with confidence and purpose.


Soft Skills Training Session on Personal Branding
Date: 25 January 2024
The Centre of Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a seminar on “Personal branding” for the first year BBA BA A Section students on 25th January, 2024 at 2.40 -3.30 pm in A312. The session aimed at personality enhancement by making the students use self-branding tips. Dr. Roshen Therese Sebastian, the resource person of the event explained the importance of personal branding in this competitive world and shared tips to brand themselves. Also, she gave an exercise to identify the personal branding tips that suits the students best.


Soft Skills Training Session on Body Language
Date: 23 January 2024
The Centre of Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a soft skill training session on “Body Language” for the second year BBA AM ‘B’ section students on 23rd January, 2024 at 10.00 am in A305, Third Floor, Admin Block. The session aimed at enhancement of body language by giving proper demonstration and relatable examples. This helped the students to gain insight into the body language etiquettes and to understand what has to be done once, they move out into the corporate world. The session started with a brief introduction to Personal etiquettes, and then the resource person shed upon the major body language etiquettes. He informed the participants to be conscious about their body language that will build their confidence and enhance their personalities. He also made the students understand how to proceed with different circumstances of corporate life like, group discussions, interviews, etc. and enhanced their confidence by improving their body language. Overall, the session was very informative and insightful.


Soft Skills Training Session on Self Improvement Tips
Date: 23 January 2024
The Centre of Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a soft skills training session on “Self Improvement Tips” for the Second Year BBA AM A Section student on 25th January, 2024 at 10.00 am in A304. The session aimed at personality enhancement by making the students to self-analyze themselves. Mr. Arunkumar B, the resource person of the event addressed the gathering and asked the participants to give a write up about themselves, he also made the participants do a SWOC Analysis. He conducted a self-evaluation test of the participants with a bunch of question to identify the areas the participants need to improve.


Soft Skills Training Session on Group Discussion
Date: 23 January 2024
The Centre of Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a training session on Group Discussion for II the Semester BBA AM A section student between 3.40 to 4.30 pm, on 23rd January 2024 in classroom A 304. The session aimed at giving students confidence in taking part in Group Discussions effectively. The criteria that were looked into the content of speech, body language and group behaviour. The session started with a brief presentation about Group discussion, which was further examined through a various topics and then moved into a practical session. As the discussion progressed the students were given practical tips to make it more effective.


Soft Skills Training Session on Interview Skills
Date: 18 January 2024
The Centre for Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a seminar on “INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES” for the final-year B. Com ACCA students on 18th January, 2024 at 2:40 pm. The session aimed on emphasizing basic interview skills and how to tackle few basic questions. Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director, Centre for Employability & Corporate Relations (CECR), started the session with fundamental questions.

He talked about the 4 Ps - Planning, Preparation, Practice and Performance, that is necessary and essential for a successful interview. He ran through a few very important questions that are very common during interviews. The level of Confidence, some basic Interview Etiquettes and many more helpful insights that equipped the students for a successful interview.


Soft Skills Training Session on Interpersonal Skills
Date: 18 January 2024
The Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) in collaboration with the Department of Management organised "S SQUARE," a series of Soft Skills Training Sessions focused on enhancing "Interpersonal Skills." Recognizing the critical importance of interpersonal skills in personal and professional success, this initiative aims to equip the participants with the necessary tools to navigate and thrive in various social and professional settings. The event commenced at 10:00 AM and ran until 10:50 AM on January 18 2024, accommodating a total of 70 participants. Ms. Sony N, a distinguished faculty member from the Department of Management, served as the resource person for this insightful session. She delved into various aspects of interpersonal skills, covering effective communication, active listening, conflict resolution, and building positive relationships. The content was thoughtfully curated to cater to the needs of students pursuing management studies, aligning with real-world scenarios and industry expectations. The training session employed an interactive approach, encouraging active participation from the attendees. Group activities, role-plays, and discussions were incorporated to ensure a holistic learning experience. The dynamic nature of the session fostered a conducive environment for students to grasp and apply the principles of interpersonal skills.

"S SQUARE" proved to be a valuable initiative by the Department of Management and CSSAT to enhance the interpersonal skills of the students. The event successfully equipped the participants with practical knowledge and tools to navigate interpersonal challenges in their academic and future professional endeavors. The collaborative efforts of the faculty and enthusiastic participation from the students made this soft skills training session a commendable success.


Soft Skills Training Session on Stress Management
Date: 18 January 2024
The Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) in association with the Department of Management organised S Square – A series of Soft Skills Training Session on "Stress Management" for the second year BBA C Section Students on 18th January, 2024 at 10.00 am in A 209, Second Floor, Admin Block. This session was meticulously designed to equip the students with essential tools for navigating the challenges of stress in both academic and personal spheres. This report endeavors to provide a detailed account of the event, capturing the key aspects of the session, its objectives, and the profound impact it had on the participants. As we delve into the specifics, it is our intent to illuminate the significance of this initiative in fostering the soft skills, resilience, and well-being of the Second Year BBA C section students.

Students gained a comprehensive understanding of stress, including its various sources and the profound impact it can have on both personal and professional aspects of their lives. This heightened awareness will serve as a foundation for the acquisition of practical stress management skills, which they will be equipped with during the session. By actively engaging in the training, students learnt effective techniques to manage and cope with stress, not only in academic settings but also in their daily lives. Ultimately, the learning outcomes of this session extend beyond the immediate acquisition of stress management skills to encompass a holistic development that enhances well-being, resilience, and community connections among the participating students.


Mindful Marketing Mastery Session on Brand-Blast-Boosters
Date: 12 January 2024
The Centre for Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a Mindful Marketing Mastery Session on "Brand-Blast-Boosters" for the first year B.Com Professional students on 12th January, 2024 at 3:40 pm. The session aimed on emphasizing on basic marketing skills and how to tackle few basic questions. Dr. K. Jagannathan, started the session with fundamental questions.

He talked about digitalization, technology, mobile, and analytics, those are necessary and essential for a successful marketer. He ran through a few interesting videos that were very relevant in the coming era of marketing. The significance of data, privacy and customer mapping, along with numerous valuable insights, empowered students to think beyond.


S Square – Series Of Soft Skills Training Session on Team Bonding Skills
Date: 06 November 2023 Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) in association with Department of Management organized “S Square” – A Series of Soft Skills Training Sessions on Team Bonding Skills for the III Semester BBA Students on November 06, 2023. The session started with a silent prayer followed by a brief introduction on the topic, “Team Bonding”. Various topics and terms were explained and the necessity of team bonding and how important it is to communicate and have a good relationship among the team members was explained and highlighted by Prof. Somasundaram T. Team Bonding is important in every field be it in college or corporate every field requires teamwork. And the major thing in a team is Unity. The session was followed by some fun activities where various applications of team bonding were followed.

From this training session, students were able to work out different problems in a team and come up with solutions. Students learned various terms and concepts of Team Bonding. Overall, students were able to understand the importance of Team Bonding and implement it into their day-to-day tasks and activities. This session gave the students very insightful information and made them understand that with Unity anything can be achieved.


S Square - Series of Soft Skills Training on Goal Setting
Date: 03 November 2023 Centre for Soft Skills and Aptitude Training in association with the Department of Management organized Soft Skill Training on Goal Setting on 3rd November 2023 at A312, Admin Block, at 12.20 pm. The soft skill trainer Mr. Manjunath S, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, highlighted the importance and the process of goal setting. The objective of this session is to help participants identify what they want to achieve in their personal life or their professional life. Goal setting is a crucial aspect of personal and professional development. It provides focus, direction, and a sense of accomplishment when completed. In order to achieve success, it is essential to set SMART goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Goal setting, a soft skill, is a robust process for thinking about one’s ideal future and for motivating oneself to turn vision of future into reality. Setting goals is a great skill to direct, focus, and motivate towards achieving them. This keeps them inspired and helps in adjusting their plans if needed. Goal setting can be described as a personal planning process. Goal setting has been proven to be a more effective method of achieving targets than aspirations.

With the skills acquired through this session, individuals can work confidently towards their goals, resulting in greater success and personal satisfaction.


S Square- Series Of Soft Skills Training on Now or Never (A Session on Procrastination)
Date: 19 October 2023 Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) of Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous in association with the Department of Management organized “S Square” – A series of Soft Skills Training sessions on “Now or Never” for Second year BBA D section students on October 19, 2023. The session commenced with silent prayer. The session mainly focused on procrastination and the objective of this session is to make the students understand the importance of time and to reduce the quality of procrastination. The session provided the students with an understanding that procrastination is delaying or postponing a task that needs to be completed. It involves putting off important tasks until later when it might be too late or difficult to do them correctly. Procrastination can lead to low productivity, poor time management skills, and missed deadlines.

Students gained the knowledge that procrastination can lead to various negative emotions, like guilt, shame, and sadness and it will worsen mental and physical health. It also helped students to understand that preventing procrastination helps in having peace of mind, a feeling of strength and purpose, and a healthy feeling of being in charge of your life.


Soft Skills Training Session on "Interpersonal Communication"
Date: 06 October 2023 Centre of Soft Skills Training, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a seminar on “Interpersonal communication” for First Year BBA, C section students on October 6, 2023 at 11.00 AM in the A206, Second Floor, Admin Block, Kristu Jayanti College. The session aimed to enhance the communication skills of the first-year BBA students. The session consisted of four aspects: "What is communication?", "Principles of communication", "Why is communication important in our lives?" "How to be a good listener as well as a receiver." The session on communication skills enables the students to connect with others and to improve relationships, career opportunities, and their overall well-being. This session made them understand the process of exchanging ideas, thoughts, opinions, knowledge, and data so that the message is received and delivered with clarity and purpose so that both the sender and receiver are satisfied.

Students gained knowledge on how successful communication can help us build relationships, teamwork and trust. It made them realise the effectiveness of communication in our daily lives for better decision making. This session also made them to understand on how communication plays a crucial role in personal, professional and social aspects of our lives.


Soft Skills Training on Leadership Skills
Date: 06 October 2023 Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) in association with the Department of Management organized “S Square” - a series of Soft Skills Training sessions on “Leadership Skills” for first year BBA E section students on 6th October, 2023 at 10.00 AM in A209, Second Floor, Admin Block, Kristu Jayanti College. The session aimed to enhance the leadership skills of first year BBA students. The session commenced with silent prayer, followed by a Welcome Address by Abel Chacko (23BBAE04), Student Representative of the class. The session comprised three headings: “Meaning and types of leadership styles,” “Qualities and recipe for being a leader,” and “Activities to develop the leadership qualities among students.”

The session on leadership skills provided an enriching platform for the students to enhance their leadership abilities. It motivated them to be involved in various college activities to bring out their hidden leadership qualities. The knowledge and skills gained during the session are expected to contribute to their personal and professional growth and enable them to succeed in their future. The session ended with a Vote of Thanks by Chollakkal Leanne Hilda Antony (23BBAE15).


S - Square - Series of Soft Skills Training Session on Self-Improvement Tips
Date: 04 October 2023 Self-improvement is a critical endeavor for college students, as it not only enhances academic performance but also prepares them for success in various aspects of life. Incorporating these principles into your college experience will not only lead to academic success but also equip you with the life skills necessary for a fulfilling and prosperous future. Self-improvement is an ongoing process, and college is a prime opportunity to cultivate habits that will serve you well throughout your life. The objectives of the session focused on strengthening the five core areas, which are followed by the highly successful people.

• Setting Clear Goals
• Time Management
• Manage Stress
• Continuous Learning
• Healthy Lifestyle

The learning outcomes of the session helped the students to set clear goals by prioritizing the work and management of time; coping with the stress that is inevitable today, inculcating the attitude of lifelong learning, and following a healthy lifestyle are essential.


Soft Skills Training Session on Leadership Skills
Date: 03 October 2023 Centre of Soft Skills Training, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a seminar on “Leadership skills” for First Year BBA, B section students on October 3, 2023 at 2.40 PM in the A205, Second Floor, Admin Block, Kristu Jayanti College. The session aimed to enhance the leadership skills of first-year BBA students. The session commenced with silent prayer, followed by a welcome address by Pranav Shyamlal (23BBAB47), student representative of the class. The session on leadership skills is imperative as a leader that you are constantly challenging the status quo, and pushing yourself to acquire new skills or improve existing ones. We live in a perpetually competitive business environment. Pursuing leadership skills training is an essential ingredient to staying relevant.

Here are the key advantages of leadership training: A leader’s ability to motivate, inspire, and guide a team to success takes more than just shouting orders from the sidelines. It requires a deep understanding of human behavior, as well as the ability to manage different personality types. It is imperative as a leader that you are constantly challenging the status quo, and pushing yourself to acquire new skills or improve existing ones. We live in a perpetually competitive business environment.

Learning Outcome:
We believe that all persons have leadership potential and that their particular gifts, talents, and skills can be enhanced through education, training, and development. Furthermore, we believe that leadership is a process, not a position; therefore, the broad goal of leadership programs is to promote a culture of engaged and ethical leadership. Students developed critical thinking skills, and understanding of change processes, and were able to think critically about obstacles to change.

Students will learn how to use their minds, their hearts, their voices, and their ears in order to constructively engage and collaborate with others. Students will learn to explore and actualize their personal values and develop a sense of confidence and belief in themselves and their ideas. Their confidence will allow them to be challenged without feeling minimized and to embrace ambiguity. Students will come to realize that serving as a leader is more than holding a position. Students will explore and discover what they need to maintain a sense of personal balance and ways they can seek personal renewal.

Students gained the knowledge and insights about various types of leadership styles and qualities required to become a successful leader in society. The session motivated the students to involve themselves in various college programs, activities, sports, internships, volunteering, etc. to build leadership skills.


Soft Skills Training Session on Power of Positive Thinking
Date: 03 October 2023 Center for Soft Skills and Aptitude Training (CSSAT) in association with the Department of Management organized a Series of Soft Skills training session on Power of Positive Thinking on October 03, 2023. The Resource Person for the session was Dr. Swathi. P, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.

The session started with a Quote “A positive mindset brings positive things.” The session continued to focus on practicing good thoughts in any situation. This positive attitude has a big impact on the physical and mental health. The session also continued to stress the importance of Positive thinking and insisted on how it helps us with stress management and improving our health.

To conclude the session, the Speaker gave a few insights to practice positive thinking and thinking positively also means anticipating happiness, health, and determination, all of which eventually lead to success. At the end of the guest lecture, students gave their feedback and explained how they were benefited.


Soft Skills Training on Team Building
Date: 30 September 2023 Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) in association with Department of Management organized S Square – a series of Soft Skills Training session on Team Building Skills to the First year BBA G section students on September 30, 2023. Team building skills are essential soft skills that enable individuals to effectively collaborate and work together in a group setting. Whether in the workplace, at school, or within a community, the ability to foster a sense of unity, cooperation, and shared purpose is paramount to achieving success. Through this series, we explored the various aspects of team building skills and highlight their significance in helping individuals navigate their day-to-day tasks when working in groups. Various activities were conducted by the resource person.

Team building skills refer to the ability to establish and foster positive relationships, effective communication, and collaboration within a team. Students actively participated in the session. Various activities were conducted by the resource person. Overall it was a fruitful session.


Softskills Training Session on Leadership Skills
Date: 27 September 2023 The leadership skills training session conducted for BBA students emphasized the cultivation of vital leadership capabilities. Participants engaged in activities and discussions enhance self-awareness, improve communication and interpersonal skills, build decision-making and problem-solving capabilities, and learn to lead and inspire teams effectively. The session provided practical tools and strategies to help participants become more effective and confident leaders in various contexts.

The leadership skills session conducted aimed to achieve several key learning outcomes. Participants emerged from the session with a heightened sense of self-awareness, better equipped to understand their strengths and weaknesses, their unique leadership style. Additionally, they honed their communication and interpersonal skills, becoming more adept at effective interaction and conflict resolution. Furthermore, participants gained the competence to make informed decisions and solve complex problems, while acquiring the necessary skills to lead and inspire teams successfully. The session encouraged practical application of these leadership skills, empowering participants to contribute meaningfully in various personal and professional situations.


Soft Skills Training Session on Innovation Sustain
Date: 25 September 2023
Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a session on “Innovation Sustain” for first year BA English students on September 25, 2023, at 12:00 pm in Humanities Block Room No: H 101. The session started with a silent prayer and a brief introduction by Mr. M. Devadethan. Ms. Sruthika Rajeev introduced the resource person Dr Nidhi Raj Gupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Professional Accounting & Finance. Resource Person spoke to the group and led them in a series of short exercises designed to help them better understand their own cognitive abilities. Using three "Innovation Mantras," she engaged the students in conversation on how to foster inventiveness. She used a variety of exercises to teach the students about the three Innovation Mantras—"Shake your Brain," "Understand and Analyse the Problem," and "Ulta Pulta"—and gave them exercises to apply these techniques. The session ended with a vote of thanks by Mr. Rohan Kumar.

The students learned valuable lessons about the creative process. Participants engaged in lively discussion and took notes on the "mantra for innovation" presented. The necessity of creative and risk-taking thinking was emphasized to the students.


Soft Skills Training Session on Personal Wellness
Date: 19 September 2023 Centre of Soft Skills Training, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a “Personal Wellness” seminar for II M.C.A / M.Sc. students of all sections. The session aimed at personality enhancement by giving the students examples of other people's lives so that they could relate and get an insight into what has to be done once they move out into the actual world. The session started with a brief introduction by Ms. Gunjan Kumari who introduced the resource person of this seminar Dr. Sheeja Krishna Kumar, Associate Professor and then handed over the session to her. Dr. Sheeja Krishna Kumar addressed the gathering and then questioned the participants about aptitude tests and how it is important to make them a part of their daily lives. She enlightened the participants to be conscious of their strengths and weaknesses which will build their confidence and enhance their personalities. She also made the students understand how to behave according to the situation and enhance their communication skills. The session ended with a Vote of Thanks by Mr. Rohan Kumar.

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


Soft Skills Training Session on Conclave – Interview Skills
Date: 13 September 2023 Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a session on “Conclave- Interview Skills” for first-year BA PYEN students on September 13, 2023 at 12:00 pm in A2 Auditorium, Third Floor Admin Block. The session started with silent prayer and a brief introduction by Mr. M. Devadethan. Ms. Sruthika Rajeev introduced the resource person Prof. Bijin Philip Coordinator- Centre for Employability & Corporate Relations & Talent Transformation Team & Faculty – Department of Management, Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, Bengaluru, Karnataka. The Resource Person emphasized that a prospective interviewer will gain insight into problem-solving and communication abilities through interview performance. He also stressed that Interviewing Skills encompass the psychological and strategic methods that enhance the effectiveness of job searchers during the process of interviewing for a new job. The importance of Individual competencies, such as maintaining a positive attitude, demonstrating accountability, acquiring knowledge rapidly, and adhering to safety protocols, were discussed in the session. Resource Person also highlighted the Collaborative abilities, such as effective interpersonal communication and assisting team members in their assignments and responsibilities. The resource person highlighted the need for Essential competencies, such as effective communication, information management, numerical proficiency, and problem-solving. The session ended with a Vote of Thanks by Mr. Rohan Kumar Students were able to:

• Comprehend the diverse methods of acquiring knowledge through the act of interviewing individuals.
• Comprehend the process of determining the type of interview to choose.
• Acquire the necessary expertise to handle various interview formats effectively.


Soft Skills Training Session on Career Opportunities after Graduation
Date: 11 September 2023 Centre of Soft Skills Training, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a training session on “CONFLICT MANAGEMENT” for First Year BA Psychology A & B students on September 11, 2023, from 12 to 12:50 PM in the M1 Auditorium, First Floor, Main Block, Kristu Jayanti College. The session aimed to train the students about conflict management by giving examples from day-to-day experiences. The session started with a brief introduction by Clara Rhea Rony (I-BA-PSY-B) who introduced the resource person of this Training session and then handed over the session to him. Prof. Jinu Mathew, the resource person of the event addressed the gathering by giving Career guidance wherein in he spoke about various ways of avoiding conflicts in workplaces and life situations. He enlightened the participants to be conscious of their strengths and weaknesses which will build their confidence and enhance their personalities. He also made the students understand the strategies and techniques to be used to prevent or resolve conflicts with their colleagues. The session ended with a Vote of Thanks by Sumedha Bajaj (I-BA-PSY-B).

Students gained insights regarding how to become strong leaders, how to recognize conflict from a distance and when is it appropriate to step in before they are asked for guidance. They learnt that the main conflict management objective which should be to reduce the harmful effects of workplace incompatibility swiftly and effectively. During the session, students interacted actively and gathered information on how to face problems from a different perspective. This session helped the students to unlock their potentials and move forward.


Motivational Session On "Mindfulness for Everyday Living"
Date: 07 September 2023 The training session on “Mindfulness for Everyday Living" with the motto of encouraging students to concentrate and live in present moment was organised for the I semester students of M.Com and M.Com FA and MA economics students. It was conducted by CSSAT (Centre for soft skills and aptitude training) by Prof. Stephen Deepak. in A1 Conference Hall, First Floor, Admin Block. All the students were actively participated in the program and gained encouragement to live in the moment


Soft Skills Training Session on Brainiacs (A Session on Team Management Skills)
Date: 02 September 2023 Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a Soft Skills Training Session on Brainiacs (A Session on Team Management Skills) for First Year B.Sc (LS & FS) students (All Sections) on 2nd September 2023 from 10.00 – 11.30 am. The session aimed at improving Soft Skills mainly on Team Management Skills. The session started with a silent prayer and welcome address by Mr. Rohan Kumar, Student Coordinator, CSSAT. A brief introduction by Mr. Avinandan, III sem LS student, introduced the resource person of the session and handed over the session to the resource person. Dr. L. Santhosh Kumar, the resource person of the event addressed the gathering and took the participants through interactive session and . The session was interactive and the student participants put forward their solutions for the given case study. The session ended with a vote of thanks by Ms. Sruthika Rajeev, Student Coordinator, CSSAT.


Soft Skills Training Session On Career Opportunities After Graduation
Date: 01 September 2023 Centre of Soft Skills Training, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a seminar on “Career Opportunities After Graduation” for Second Year B.Com students of all sections on 1st September, 2023 at 11:00am in the M3, Main Block, Kristu Jayanti College. The session aimed at personality enhancement by giving the students examples of the lives of other people so that they could relate and get an insight into what has to be done once they move out into the actual world. The session started with a brief introduction by Ms. Disha who introduced the resource person of this seminar and then handed over the session to him. Mr. Belvi Srinivas, the resource person of the event addressed the gathering by giving Career guidance wherein in he spoke about various higher studies that can be opted which will in turn help them to reach greater heights He enlightened the participants to be conscious about their strengths and weaknesses that will build their confidence and enhance their personalities. He also made the students understand how to proceed with group discussions and enhance their communication skills. The session ended with a Vote of Thanks by Mr. Rohan Kumar.

Students gained insights regarding various courses that can be opted after graduation. During the session, students interacted actively and gathered information on how to face choose the course and problems from a different perspective. This session helped the students to understand the importance of pursuing higher studies and get placed in good companies It also helped the students unlock their potentials and move forward.

Soft Skills Training on “Power of One”
Date: 29 March 2023 Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT), in collaboration with Youth Red Cross Wing, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru, organized the Soft Skills Training Session on “Power of One” on 29th March 2023 in M1 Auditorium from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM. The session started with the Welcome Address delivered by one of the CSSAT Student Coordinators, followed by Soft skills training session delivered by the Resource Person- Dr. Nidhi Raj Gupta, Department of Professional Accounting & Finance, Kristu Jayanti College. The soft skills training on “Power of One” aimed to help individuals build confidence, self-awareness, and effective communication skills. This session emphasized the importance of taking ownership of one’s life and being proactive in pursuing goals and aspirations. The training focused on the idea that every individual has the power to make a difference and inspire others through their actions and words. Overall, the session was a valuable investment for individuals who are looking forward to enhancing their personal and professional development. The session was well-conducted and the volunteers had an interactive session, where they shared different perspectives and ideas they had about the same. The session ended up with the valuable feedback shared by the volunteers, followed by the Vote of Thanks.


Motivational Session on “GST- Get! Set! Target!”
Date: 06 March 2023 Centre for Soft Skills and Aptitude Training (CSSAT) of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, Bengaluru, organized a Motivational Session on “GST- Get! Set! Target!” for second-year B.A. English Hon., PSSO, VISCOM, HSPS, JOEN, and JOEC, on 6th March 2023 at 12:00 pm in the M3 Auditorium, Main Block. The session began with a silent prayer, followed by the Welcome Address from Ms. Riyana E, Student Coordinator, CSSAT. Dr. Geethu Anna Mathew, Assistant Professor, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru, was the resource person for the session. She began by quoting that “a goal without a timeline is just a dream.” She deliberated upon five golden rules for setting career goals and emphasized setting goals that are motivating and realistic. She stated that one should have a positive attitude, which enables one to have the best results and achieve greater heights. She also affirmed that working hard for something requires passion and commitment. Lastly, she asked students to assess themselves to know their progress in their life and appreciate themselves for their hard work.

The students actively participated throughout the session and the feedback forms were given to them. The session ended with a vote of thanks delivered by Mr. Jephin James, Student Coordinator, CSSAT.


Personality Enrichment Session on “Critical Thinking”
Centre for Soft Skills and Aptitude Training (CSSAT) of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, Bengaluru, organized a Personality Enrichment Session on “Critical Thinking” for First Year B.A. English, PYJO, HSPS, PSSO, VISCOM, and PSY (Batch-1) on 7th March 2023 from 12:00 pm – 12.50 pm in the M1 Auditorium, Main Block. The session focused on the important aspects of career development, such as managerial skills, problem-solving, self-management, planning, and preparation. A brief instruction was given by the MC of the session, Ms. Diya of I B.A. PYJO. The session began with a silent prayer, followed by the welcome address from Mr. Jephin James (Student Coordinator, CSSAT). Ms. Azra Khan of I B.A. PYJO introduced the Resource Person, Prof. L. Santhosh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of English, to the audience. The Resource Person emphasized the need for critical thinking by highlighting the importance of the 4 C’s in Critical Thinking. They are Communication, Collaborative, Creative, and Critical Thinking. The four C’s enables a person to analyze facts and form unbiased opinions in the workplace. He briefed me on the steps involved in critical thinking and discussed the difference between hard skills and soft skills. He also emphasized having positive attitude toward the challenges imposed and should always think ahead pertaining to their career enhancement.

The students actively participated in the session by answering a few questions posed by the resource person. The students were given feedback forms toward the end of the session. The session ended with a vote of thanks given by Ms. Riayana E, Student Coordinator, CSSAT.


Personality Enrichment Session on Critical Thinking
Centre for Soft Skills and Aptitude Training (CSSAT) of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, Bengaluru, organized a Personality Enrichment Session on “Critical Thinking” for First Year B.A. PYJO, HSPS, PSSO, ECO, and PSY (Batch-1) on 28th February 2023 from 11.30 – 12.50 pm. The session focused on the crucial aspects of a career, such as analyzing problems, facing challenges, and managerial skills. A brief instruction was given by the MC of the session, Ms. Diya of I B.A. PYJO. The session began with a silent prayer, followed by the welcome address from Mr. Jephin James (Student Coordinator, CSSAT). Mr. Abhishek of I B.A. PYJO introduced the Resource Person Prof. L. Santhosh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of English, to the audience. The Resource Person emphasized the need for critical thinking by highlighting the importance of the 4 Cs in Critical Thinking. They are Communication, Collaborative, Creative, and Critical Thinking. He also stressed the fact that there is no ‘unemployment’ problem in India and there is only an ‘unemployment’ problem in India because of unskilled employees. He also highlighted the fact that an individual should always think ahead pertaining to their career enhancement as it will make them valuable employees in the Job Market. The students actively participated in the session by answering a few questions posed by the resource person. The session ended with a vote of thanks given by Ms. Riayana E, Student Coordinator, CSSAT.


Webinar on " Interview Techniques"
The Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a webinar on “INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES” for final year B.Com. PAF students on 25th February 2023 at 10:00 am through the Zoom platform. The session aimed on emphasizing at interview basic skills and how to tackle a few basic questions. Prof. Sen B Mathews, the Director, of the Centre for Employability & Corporate Relations (CECR), started the session with fundamental questions. He talked about the 4 Ps - Planning, Preparation, Practice, and Performance that is necessary and essential for having a successful interview. Ran through a few very important questions that are very common during interviews. The Importance of Confidence. Interview Etiquette and many more helpful insights that equipped us for a successful interview.


Soft Skills Training Session on "How to Get Success in Interview?"
Centre of Soft Skills & Aptitude Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a Soft Skills Training Session on "How to get Success in Interview?" for Final Year B.Sc (LS & FS) students (All Sections) on 25th February 2023 from 9.30 – 10.50 am. The session aimed at preparing the final-year students to prepare resumes and face campus placement and off-campus interviews. The session started with a silent prayer and welcome address by Mr Jephin James, Student Coordinator, CSSAT. A brief introduction by Ms Franci, a VI sem LS student, introduced the resource person of the session and handed over the session to the resource person. Prof. Bijin Philip, the resource person of the event addressed the gathering and took the participants through resume building, preparing for interviews and answering frequently asked questions. The session was interactive and the student participants put forward their queries. The session ended with a vote of thanks by Mr Nishant, VI th sem LS Student.

Students gained insights regarding resume building, preparing for interviews, and answering frequently asked questions. During the session, students interacted actively and gathered information on interview skills in students through a session on "How to get Success in an Interview?"


Soft Skills Training Session on Time Management
The Centre for Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru organized a seminar on Time Management for first-year B.Com. PAF students on 21st February 2023 at 11:00 am in the M1 Auditorium. The session aimed on emphasizing what is time, how we can manage our time efficiently along with its approaches, how procrastinating some important things in life could have a big impact, the concept of Timeboxing, and the steps on how to timebox. The session started with a silent prayer, and a welcome address by Ms. Riyana E, Student Coordinator – CSSAT followed by the introduction of the resource person by Mr. Jingle Jiju, II B.Com PAF who handed over the session to the resource person. Prof. Suku Thomas Samuel, the resource person of the event addressed the students by first asking what they think about the definition of time. Many students answered by saying that, Time is a Resource and it’s precious, as once the time is gone, it never comes back for anyone. The resource person also informed us that some people accomplish many things in their 24 hours, while others don’t accomplish much. He also taught that time management means making the best use of the available time along with its approaches where our approach to time management is logical, but the reality of the approach is that it is an emotional decision.

He also discussed the Time management theories (1st dimensional approach, 2nd dimensional approach, and the 3rd dimensional approach, notably Sir saying that the 3rd dimensional approach is the best approach to be used today). Afterward, Sir talked about the 2007 Meta-Analysis published in Psychological Bulletin which found that almost 80 to 95% of college students procrastinated regularly, particularly when it came to completing assignments and coursework. He told us how students tend to overestimate how much time they have left to perform tasks, overestimate how motivated they will be in the future, and overestimate how long certain activities take to complete. Next, Sir explained a new concept of Time-Boxing which meant allocating a fixed and maximum unit of time to an activity along with the steps on how to time-box (Finding Suitable Tasks, Defining your Goals, Setting the Time, Working and Assessing the Results, and Claiming your Reward at the End). The session ended with a vote of thanks from Mr. Jephin James.

Students gained insights regarding Time Management. During the session, students interacted actively and gathered information on how to manage time effectively along with approaches, how to overcome procrastination, and the concept of the time box followed by its steps. This session has helped the students to understand the importance of Time management, Time-Boxing along with what impact some decisions of procrastination can make in our lives.


Personality Enrichment Session on Essentials of Personality
Centre for Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru, organized a Personality Enrichment Session on “6 Thinking Hats” for First Year BCA, B. Sc (CS), B. Sc (LS & FS) students (all sections) on 14th February 2023 from 11.30 – 12.45 pm. The session aimed at personality enhancement by introducing a problem-solving approach through 6 thinking hats. The session started with a silent prayer and the welcome address was given by Ms. Riyana E, Student Coordinator, CSSAT. Mr. Preston Fernandez, II sem LS student, introduced the resource person of the session Prof. Vinod Joseph George, and handed over the session to him. The resource person of the event addressed the gathering and took the participants through solving problems using 6 thinking hats namely Blue Hat, White Hat, Red Hat, Black Hat, Yellow Hat & Green Hat. The session was interactive and the students put forward their solutions for the case study given. The session ended with a vote of thanks delivered by Mr. Jephin James, Student Coordinator, CSSAT.

Students gained insights regarding personality enhancement. Throughout the session, the students participated actively and gathered information on problem-solving skills using “6 Thinking Hats”.


Soft Skills Training Session on Innovation Mantra
Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a session on “Innovation Mantra” for first-year BBA and BBA HTM students on February 16, 2023, at 11.30 am in M1 Auditorium. The session aimed at developing innovative thinking skills. The session started with silent prayer and a brief introduction by Ms. Archi Gangwani.

Ms. Richa Jogia introduced the resource person. Dr Nidhi Raj Gupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Professional Accounting & Finance. Our Resource person addressed the gathering and took the participants through many small activities, wherein most of the participants participated and got to know the capacity of the brain. She interacted with the students about stimulating innovative skills through three Innovation Mantras. She explained the three Innovation Mantras Shake your Brain, Understanding & Analyzing the Problem, and Ulta Pulta through various activities and involved the students in those activities in order to get experiential learning in innovative skills. The session ended with a vote of thanks from Mr. Abijeet Pandey.

Students gained insights regarding innovative thinking. During the session, students interacted actively and gathered information on mantras for innovation. This session has helped the students to understand the importance of innovative and risky thinking.


Soft Skills Training Session on “Top 3 Careers to Pursue after Graduation”
Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a seminar on “Top 3 careers to pursue after graduation” for Second Year BCOM students (All Sections) on 04th February 2023 at 10.00 am in the Main Auditorium M1, Main Block, Kristu Jayanti College. The session aimed at personality enhancement by giving us examples of the lives of other people so that the students could relate and get an insight into what has to be done once they move out into the actual world. The session started with a brief introduction by Ms. Anushka Saxena who introduced the resource person of this seminar and then handed over the session to him. Dr, William Rajan, the resource person of the event addressed the gathering and then questioned the participants about their future plans and how it is important to make future plans a part of our daily life. He enlightened the participants to be conscious about their decisions on careers. He also gave ideas about the Top 3 careers that can be pursued after graduation. The session ended with a vote of thanks from Mr. Riyana, Student Coordinator - CSSAT.

Students gained insights regarding personality enhancement. During the session, students interacted actively and gathered information on how to make decisions with regard to their careers. This session has helped the students to understand the importance of career planning after graduation.


Self-Empowerment Session on “Why Anthony Gets Anger?”
Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru conducted a 2nd training session on Self-Empowerment on “Why Anthony gets angry?” for second-year BBA students (A, B, C, D Sections) on 9th February 2023 at 01.30 pm at M3, auditorium, Main Block. The session aimed at anger management enhancement with the help of 5 techniques, representing different ways of handling critical situations. The session started with a silent prayer and a brief introduction by Ms Wanshika, Student Coordinator with a welcome address from Mr. Jephin James (student coordinator, CSSAT). Ms. Shalini Singh introduced the Resource person to this webinar and handed over the session to the resource person. Dr. Nidhi R Gupta, the resource person of the event addressed the gathering and took the participants through a small activity, wherein most of the participants put forward their views on – Enraged and Intermittent explosive behaviour. She introduced the participants to 5 techniques for managing anger and the type of thinking each mudra corresponds to. She also applied each mudra and the way of using it to various types of scenarios. Prof. T Somasundaram conveyed his heartful thanks to our Resource Person Dr. Nidhi Raj Gupta mam for her interactive and interesting session about Anger management, and to Prof. C. Surendranath Reddy, Head, Department of Management for providing valuable support for organizing this session. The session ended with a vote of thanks from Ms. Riyana E (student coordinator, CSSAT).


Personality Enrichment Session On Self Improvement Tips
Centre of Soft Skills Training & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a Personality Enrichment Session on “Self Improvement Tips” for Second Year B.Sc. Life Sciences & Forensic Sciences students (all Sections) on 15th November 2022 from 3.30 – 4.30 pm. The session aimed at personality enhancement such as Attitude Development, Goal Setting, Time Management, Stress Management, Mind Management, & Personality enrichments. The session started with a silent prayer and welcome address by Ms. Riyana E, Student Coordinator, CSSAT. Mr. Justin Perumal, III Sem Life Science student, introduced the resource person and handed the session over to the resource person. Prof. R. Madhusudhanan, the resource person of the event addressed the gathering by contemplating on the lives of inspirational leaders and spoke about time management skills, stress management, and decision making. The session was interactive and the student participants put forward their discussion regarding the improvement techniques and methods. The session ended with a Vote of Thanks by Mr. Jephin James, Student Coordinator, CSSAT.

Students gained insights regarding personality enhancement. During the session, they actively interacted and gathered information on how to build the right attitude, the importance of time management and devising correct decisions.


Soft Skills Training Session on Essentials of Personality
Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a Soft Skills Training Seminar “Essentials of Personality” for Second Year B.COM PFA students on 8th November 2022. The session aimed at personality enhancement representing different ways of thinking.

Dr. Geethu Anna Mathew, the resource person addressed the gathering and took the participants through a small activity that was reciprocated with enthusiasm. Students gained insights regarding personality enhancement. During the session, students interacted actively and gathered information on how to face situations and problems from a different perspective.


Soft Skills Training Session On Presentation Ninja
Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a seminar on “Presentation Ninja” for First Year B.Com PAF students on 7th November 2022 at 1:40 pm in M1 Auditorium. The session aimed at the enhancement of public speaking traits and overcoming stage fear with the help of coding and decoding method. The session started with a silent prayer and a brief introduction by Ms. Riyana E who introduced Dr. Nidhi Raj Gupta, the Resource person and handed over the session to her. Dr. Nidhi Raj Gupta addressed the gathering and took the participants through a coding and decoding quiz, wherein most of the participants put forward their responses enthusiastically. The resource person also announced few surprises as goodies on every right response. She introduced the Ninja Techniques through “Vada Pavs”, which is a code for public speaking skill. Then after, she talked about stage fear and gave practical solutions keeping students in mind. The session ended with a Vote of Thanks by Ms. Nafiya H.

Through the seminar, students gained comprehensive insights regarding “Public Speaking”. During the session, they interacted actively and gathered information on how to tackle stage fear and how to overcome on-spot mistakes and problems from a different perspective. This session helped the students to understand the importance of public speaking and enhance problem solving and decision-making skills.


Webinar on Resume Writing
Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a webinar on “Resume Writing” for Final Year BCA and B.Sc. (CS) students (All Sections) on 5th November 2022 at 11.00 am through Zoom platform. The webinar aimed to train the Final Year undergraduate students in preparing their resumes for applying for various jobs. The session started with a silent prayer. MC Mr Jephin James from V B.Sc PMCS gave the welcome address and Ms Deyon Rose of V B.Sc CSME introduced the Resource person of this webinar and then handed over the session to Prof. Sen B Mathews. The resource person addressed the gathering by sharing his knowledge and demonstrating how to write a resume for applying for various jobs. He also shared inputs regarding the points to be highlighted in the resume such as the project work done, certificate of different courses completed etc. The session was concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Mr Shawn Biju Thomas of V BCA D.

Students gained better insights regarding resume writing. During the session, students interacted actively and gathered information regarding the preparation of an effective resume according to their domain and updated their resume as per the guidelines to apply for jobs.


Soft Skills Training Session Oon Career Transition
Centre of Soft Skills Training, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru organized a seminar on “Career Transition” for First Year BCOM students of all sections on 19th September, 2022 at 01.45 pm in the Main Auditorium M1, Main Block, Kristu Jayanti College. The session aimed at personality enhancement by giving the students examples of the lives of other people so that they could relate and get an insight into what has to be done once they move out into the actual world. The session started with a brief introduction by Ms. Mythri. L who introduced the resource person of this seminar and then handed over the session to him. Prof. Sen B Mathews, the resource person of the event addressed the gathering and then questioned the participants about aptitude tests and how it is important to make it a part of their daily lives. He enlightened the participants to be conscious about their strengths and weaknesses that will build their confidence and enhance their personalities. He also made the students understand how to proceed with group discussions and enhance their communication skills. The session ended with a Vote of Thanks by Mr. Jephin James.

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

Soft Skill Training Session on Time Management for Beginners
Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru organized a career enhancement session on “Time Management for Beginners” for First Year II BBA, BCA, B.Sc (CS) & B.Sc (LS) students on 21st May 2022 through Zoom via virtual platform at 02.00 pm. The session’s objective was to provide insights to first year graduate students to acquire the importance of managing time in their personal and professional life.

The session started with a moment of silent prayer followed by the welcome address by Ms.Jennifer, II B.Sc (CSMM). She invited the resource person & handed over the session to the resource person. The resource person was Prof. T. Somasundaram, Department of Management & Head – Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru. The session started with interactive questions to the students regarding the value of time in their life.

He shared that each one of us should know the importance of time and value it accordingly. He mentioned the quote which says “Take your time, don’t waste your time”, and emphasized every student has to upgrade themselves in different skills and not get carried away with social media addiction.

Prof.T.Somasundaram had shared various examples to explain the topic in details. The session was according to the mindset of first year students, who have to ponder about the future and the time available to them should be planned effectively in utilizing it. He explained the major techniques to be followed for managing the time and executing the action plan on right time to meet the career goals. The resource person instructed the student to prepare Time management matrix based on the priorities and following it on regular basis in order to avoid lack of time in life. Finally, he concluded the session with the quote “Time Management is Life Management” and motivated the student to do the best in the given time to fulfill the future goals.

Students were interactive and participated enthusiastically in all the questions posed by the resource person and had a very good learning experience. From this session, students were able to identify their choice in their life and got input to work out their interest area to create a pathway for their careers. Students got motivated to enrich their skills and knowledge in their interested area and were able to think of the opportunities for choosing between different career options. During the session, students received much information on how to create and achieve personal and professional success and satisfaction.

The Vote of Thanks was given by Ms.Kamakshi II B.Sc (LS) and feedback link was shared in the chat box for students to fill it and share their opinion about the session.


“3D Training” Session
Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) on 04th May 2022 organised a “3D Training” session for the second year B.Com & BA Students. The aim of this session is to develop desire in their life and understanding the necessity of taking decision regarding their desire in order to meet their career goals with determination. The session was handled by Prof. Somasundaram who spoke about various aspects of 3D in relation to corporate life which had a deep impact on the students. Resource person gave an explanation on what is 3D and its importance in life and career. 3D stands for Desire, Decision and Determination.

The session focused on the POWER model which shows the student how to identify a problem, examine the options, weigh the consequences of the options whether it is positive or negative then to elect & enact the best option and to review and reflect on the decision that one has chosen. These points of identifying and reflecting on a decision helped the students to make a good decision in their career and life, as a whole it was a new learning experience to the students.

The session was conducted in a very formal and interactive manner. It helped the students to focus more on their career and on how to face the difficulties that come ahead by identifying and enacting the best options that can solve the problem.


Soft Skills Training Session On ‘3D’
Centre of Soft Skills & Aptitude Training of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) Bengaluru organised a Soft Skills Training Session on “3D” for the second year BBA, BCA, B.Sc (CS) & B.Sc (LS) Students (All Sections) on the 7th April 2022 at 03.00 pm through Zoom platform. The session aimed to perceive the 3D’s – Desire, Decision Making and Determination. The session started with a silent prayer. The student coordinator, Mr Sangeeth Mathew of the BCA D session, welcomed the gathering. Ms Priyanka V, introduced the Resource person of the session, Prof. T. Somasundaram and handed over the session to the speaker.

Prof. T. Somasundaram addressed the audience about sixteen basic desires that motivate our activities, the Power Model and the six C’s of decision-making, and the aspects that lead to determination.

The session proved insightful and beneficial to the participants. The proactive participation and interaction from the students and the followed discussion made the session even more fruitful.


Career Orientation Session on New Age Corporate Skills
Centre of Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru organized a career enhancement session on “New Age Corporate skills” for Final Year MA (Eco), MA (Eng), MA (JMC), M.Sc (LS) & First year M.Sc (CS), MCA & M.Sc (Counselling) students on 4th April 2022 in Auditorium A3, 5th Floor, Admin Block at 03.00 pm. The session objective is to provide orientation among the first year post graduate students to know about the basic skills to be acquired in relevance for personal and professional development. The session started with the welcome address by Prof.T.Somasundaram, Department of Management & Head – Centre for Soft Skills Training, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru and the student coordinator Ms. Shreekeerthana introduced the Resource person of the session. The session started with interactive questions to the students regarding choices available in their life to choose their favourite things about their career.

He shared that every student has to upgrade themselves in different skills and not get carried away with social media addiction. He had given success mantra to every student to get the right choice at the right change for the right career in their life and also daily quotes to practice for achieving their success and happiness. Students were interactive and participated enthusiastically in all the questions posed by the resource person and had a very good learning experience.

From this session, students were able to identify their choice in their life and got input to work out their interest area to create a chance for their careers. Students got motivated to enrich their skills and knowledge in their interested area and were able to think of the opportunities for choosing between different career options. During the session, students received much information on how to create and achieve personal and professional success and satisfaction.


Corporate Survival Skills
Date: 18/03/2022
Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training (CSSAT) on 18th March 2022 organised a “Corporate Survival Skills” session for the final year B.Com & BA Students. The session was handled by Prof. Sen B Mathews, Director of the Centre for Employability and Corporate Relations (CECR), who spoke about various aspects of soft skills in relation to corporate life which had a deep impact on the students. Students were provided with various kinds of solutions in order to cope with the stress in their life as well as in their profession. The session, as well as the resource person, was very knowledgeable, as a whole, it was a new learning experience for the students.

This session provided the students with a strong conceptual and practical framework to build, develop and manage teams as they play an important role in the development of the students’ overall personality, thereby enhancing their career prospects. The session also provided strong practical orientation to the students and helps them in building and improving their skills in communication, the effective use of English, business correspondence, presentations, team building, leadership, time management, group discussions, interviews, and inter-personal skills. it also helped the students in career visioning and planning, effective resume writing and dealing with placement consultants, head hunters, colleagues and managers.

The session was conducted in a very formal, interesting, and interactive manner, which gave ample scope for the students to interact with the resource person and face a wide variety of issues, topics, and situations that they are likely to come across as freshers. Thus, by the end of the “Corporate Survival Skills” session, the students were confident enough to develop and acquire effective attitudes and attributes.


Soft Skills Training Session on Corporate Survival Skills
Centre of Soft Skills & Aptitude Training of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) Bengaluru organized a webinar on "Corporate Survival Skills” for final year BBA, BCA, B.Sc (CS) & B.Sc (LS) Students (All Sections) on 2nd March 2022 at 02.15 pm through Zoom platform. The webinar aimed to train the final year undergraduate students in Corporate Survival Skills. The session hosted by Ms Shreekeerthana began with a silent prayer. The faculty coordinator, Dr Shayani Ghosh welcomed the gathering. Ms Gayathri Nair introduced the Resource person of this webinar, Prof. Sen B Mathews and handed over the session to the speaker. Prof. Mathews addressed the audience by sharing his knowledge regarding the intricate aspects of corporate life, the survival struggles and the challenges an individual has to face. He also shared his experience relating to do’s and don’ts to follow in a corporate world. He also shared inputs regarding the whole selection process and what creates a positive first impression, including details about relevant certifications.

Students gained insights regarding corporate skill survival techniques and benefited from the session. During the session, students interacted actively and got additional information regarding the preparation of an effective resume according to their domain and updating their resume as per the guidelines and applying for jobs.


Soft Skill Training Session on “Assertive Skills”
Centre for Soft Skills & Aptitude Training of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru, organized a Soft Skill Training session on Assertive Skills for first-year B.Com students at 10.40 am on 28th December 2021 through Zoom platform. The aim of the session was to educate and enlighten everyone about assertiveness. The session started with a silent prayer and introduction of the resource person. The resource person, Prof. T. Somasundaram addressed the students and delivered a session on how to become assertive in life. He enumerated extensively on the difference between passive, assertive and aggressive behaviour. He also shared how beneficial assertive skills can be in life. Towards the end of the session, the resource person shared few questions so that the students could test their own assertive skills.

Students got a lot of insights on what assertiveness is and how it can help in many ways to be successful in life. Students participated enthusiastically and imbibed more information about assertiveness and how important it is for everyone. This session enabled the students to understand the benefits and importance of assertiveness and how they should use it in their daily lives.


International Webinar on “Remarkable Power of Small Habits”
Center for Soft Skills & Aptitude training of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru in association Department of Management with organized an International webinar entitled “Remarkable Power of Small Habits” for the second year BBA students on 24th November 2021 at 2.00 pm through Zoom platform. The aim of this webinar is to focus on importance of habits and its impact on individual personality. The session started with a silent prayer and a brief introduction by Ms.Jahnavi V.P. about the Resource person Ms.Indumathi, Quality Consultant & Soft Skill Trainer, Solidsoft Reply Group, UK. Our Resource Person Ms.Indumathi addressed the gathering and started the session by interacting with the students and discussing about the different habits followed on regular basis by each and every individual. She talked about the identity of habits based on the person and stated the way to identify and prove to be part of your life. She explained the way of scoring the habits followed by every individual and how for importance in deciding the life style. The session was well organized and it focuses on the four laws of behavioral change.

(i) Make it Obvious
(ii) Make it Attractive
(iii) Make it easy
(iv) Make it Satisfying

Students learned how different habits stabilize our lifestyle and its impact on career growth and development. From this session, students got to know various habits followed during the young age and how its shape them in their endeavor by following those habits. Every student realized that habits initiates a good change in individual personality.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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