Skill Development Programs

 

Skills Development Programs

Training and Placement Department at Maharishi Markandeshwar University offers incisive Skills Development Programs to groom students to be Corporate Ready

Training and Placement Department achieves its Employability enhancement objectives by conducting Intensive Process Oriented classroom training & by organizing events related to both Soft and Hard Skills. These classes and events are managed by a well-groomed team from Academic world and Corporate

Training and Placement Department offers the following Skill Development Programs to students of MMU:

 

Employability Readiness

Duration: 40 hours

Business Communication

Duration: 40 hours

Personal Productivity

Duration: 40 hours

Managerial Skills

Duration: 40 hours

Spoken English Course

Duration: 40 hours

Aptitude Development Course

Duration: 60 hours

Employability Readiness Course

Duration: 40 hours


 

Introduction

Employability is a huge challenge which our education system is facing today. The employability of graduates varies from 2.59% in functional roles such as accounting, to 15.88% in sales related roles and 21.37% for roles in the business process outsourcing (BPO/ ITES) sector. A significant proportion of graduates, nearly 47%, were found not employable in any sector, given their English language and cognitive skills

Employability of management graduates ranges between 10 – 20% for roles involving client interaction.  Employability of management graduates is below 10% for any functional role in the field of HR, Marketing or Finance. Only 7.69% Finance students are employable in the BFSI sector

Out of the 1600000 engineers that pass out every year, only 17.45% our employable in the IT services sector, 3.51% are deployed on Projects. Only 2.68% are employable in IT product companies, which require greater understanding of computer science and algorithms

Employability Readiness course is designed to people in the following categories:

  1. First Job Seekers
  2. Professionals seeking growth in their present Organization
  3. Professionals wanting to move to a different organization

Employability is a person’s ability to be skilful in all the categories mentioned above.
Training and Placement Department has designed an Employability Program with the vision of enhancing employability amongst fresh graduates (MBA, Engineers etc.) and professionals working at various levels of management. Training and Placement department is committed to impart world class employability skills for sustained performance and career success, and to meet the ever growing industry demand for suitable talent at the all levels of management

 

Learning Objectives

  1. To develop the skills needed to find and acquire a position and be successful in the workplace
  2. To develop essential employability and workplace competencies
  3. To develop an understanding about the demands of the workplace
  4. To explore personal strengths and interests, related to future life and career opportunities
  5. To provide occupational preparation for entry into the world of work
  6. How to understand employer expectations?
  7. To identify the components of a job application
  8. To identify the proper process of, and the conduct required in, a job interview
  9. To identify the personal qualities that are needed to keep a job
  10. To learn how to create a CV
  11. To learn participation in a Group Discussion
  12. To learn about mannerism, etiquette and attire during an interview

Course Structure

Employability Readiness Course is further divided into following programs:

Personal Assessment Program

Duration: 12 hours

Employment Documentation Program

Duration: 4 hours

Group Discussion

Duration: 8 hours

Personal Interview

Duration: 16 hours

Business Communication Course

Duration: 40 hours

 

Introduction

Effective Business Communication is a vital skill for everyone in business today. Great communicators have a distinct advantage in building influence and jumpstarting their careers. By successfully getting your message across, you convey your thoughts and ideas effectively. When not successful, the thoughts and ideas that you convey do not necessarily reflect your own, causing a communications breakdown and creating roadblocks that stand in the way of your goals – both personally and professionally

In spite of the increasing importance placed on communication skills, many individuals continue to struggle with this, unable to communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively – whether in verbal or written format. This inability makes it nearly impossible for them to compete effectively in the workplace, and stands in the way of career progression

Getting your message across is paramount to progressing. To do this, you must understand what your message is, what audience you are sending it to, and how it will be perceived. You must also weigh-in the circumstances surrounding your communications, such as situational and cultural context. This course offers a clear and comprehensive overview on how to communicate effectively for every business situation, from a sensitive mail announcing a layoff to sales communications to customers

 

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand the fundamental principles of effective business communication
  2. To apply the critical and creative thinking abilities necessary for effective communication in today's business world
  3. To organize and express ideas in writing and speaking to produce messages suitably tailored for the topic, objective, audience, communication medium and context
  4. To demonstrate clarity, precision, conciseness and coherence in your use of language
  5. To gain a general understanding of communication as a process
  6. To become more effective meeting participants and to ensure more productive meetings
  7. To produce successful letters, memos or emails in any given situation, paying attention to the writer's objectives, the reader's needs, the reader-writer relationship and the context
  8. To understand the fundamentals of the report writing process and develop the critical skills necessary to produce convincing written reports characterized by a sound and an interesting discussion of data, logical conclusions and feasible recommendations
  9. To become aware of important factors at play when communicating across cultures for improved communication with audiences of diverse backgrounds in the global business environment
  10. To become more effective confident speakers and deliver persuasive presentations
  11. To understand the nuisances Email and Telephone skills
  12. To understand the importance and implementation of citation and referencing

 

Course Structure

Business Communication Course is further divided into the following Programs:

Oral Communication

Duration: 2 hours

Listening

Duration: 2 hours

Non Verbal Communication

Duration: 4 hours

Business Writing

Duration: 2 hours

Reading Skills

Duration: 1 hour

Telephone Skills

Duration: 3 hours

Email Skills

Duration: 2 hours

Citation and Referencing

Duration: 4 hours

Presentation Skills

Duration: 8 hours

Cross Cultural Communication

Duration: 2 hours

Practice Sessions

Duration: 10 hours

Personal Productivity Course

Duration: 40 hours


 

Introduction

Personal productivity is completing the actions that move you closer to accomplishing your goals in a manner that brings balance and ease into your life. Your goals can be related to Artistic Pursuits, Career, Education, Self-Development, Relationships, Finances, Health and Fitness, Passionate Pursuits, Possessions or Public Service

Markets have become fiercely competitive, Margins are reducing, Economic Slowdowns are reducing the number of jobs available and Inflation is at its peak. All these factors make your journey towards your goals all the more difficult and they make life stressful. Therefore, meeting the goals is important but equally important is how organized you are, how well do you manage time, how well you manage stress, how capable are you of creating long lasting symbiotic relationships, how well do you internalize new skills and how well can you strike a work life balance

Personal Productivity Course helps you understand the importance of both WHAT (Your Goals) and HOW (The path that you take to achieve them).

 

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand qualities required to be a good professional
  2. To learn the pre-requisites and techniques for building credibility
  3. To understand time management as a science in terms of how to create activity logs, identify and eliminate time wasters, do effective delegation
  4. To learn how to manage stress in a positive manner
  5. To understand the importance of process orientation and nuisance involved in it
  6. To appreciate problem solving as a scientific process with the use of techniques like root cause analysis, cause and effect analysis, Pareto principle
  7. To understand the process behind effective decision making
  8. To understand the importance of creativity at work place and ways to foster it
  9. To understand the importance of goals in life
  10. To learn how to be assertive and have impact at work

 

Course Structure

Personal Productivity Course is further divided into the following Programs:

Qualities of a good professional

Duration: 2 hours

Art of building credibility

Duration: 2 hours

Time Management

Duration: 4 hours

Stress Management

Duration: 4 hours

Problem Solving

Duration: 2 hours

Decision Making

Duration: 2 hours

Emotional Intelligence

Duration: 4 hours

Creativity

Duration: 4 hours

Change Management

Duration: 4 hours

Process Orientation

Duration: 2 hours

Personal Goals Planner

Duration: 6 hours

Assertiveness

Duration: 2 hours

Impact and Presence

Duration: 2 hours

Managerial Skills Course

Duration: 40 hours

 

Introduction

When you start your career you are an Individual Contributor. It is only after you do exceptionally well in your role as an Individual Contributor that you are made a manager. As a manager you play a larger role. Your skills, knowledge and strengths that accounted for your earlier success will help you very little in the new role. The assets (Skills, Strengths and Knowledge) that you had gained earlier are important but they do not define your role as a manager. You are now expected to deliver results utilizing the creativity, knowledge, will, skill and energy of your team members. Your canvas becomes larger as a manager. If you were a sales executive as an individual contributor and now you are a sales manager, then your selling skills, that you acquired as an individual contributor, will help you only coach your team members on nuances of sales but you will be expected to do many more things like hiring right people, coaching, retention, performance management, budget control etc. Managerial Skills Course helps you learn all the skills that a manager is expected to be good at

 

Learning Objectives

  1. To apply core management skills and techniques to deliver results
  2. To enhance leadership ability by developing emotional intelligence
  3. To communicate with, motivate and empower your team
  4. To delegate work to individuals and teams
  5. To develop a management vision for success
  6. To establish a sense of direction
  7. To adopt a continuous improvement mindset
  8. To empower people for high performance
  9. To identify stakeholder needs
  10. To motivate Individuals for Performance
  11. To amplify individual contributions through synergistic teamwork
  12. To learn how to hire and retain productive people
  13. To understand the importance and process of coaching
  14. To learn how to create effective teams
  15. To learn how to set smart KRAs

 

Course Structure

Managerial Skills Course is further divided into the following Programs

Effective Goal Setting                                                                                   Duration: 4 hours

Effective Recruitments                                                                      Duration: 2 hours

Effective Attrition Management                                                      Duration: 2 hours

Effective Delegation                                                                          Duration: 2 hours

Time Management                                                                            Duration: 4 hours

Effective Team Building                                                                    Duration: 4 hours

Appraisal and Coaching                                                                    Duration: 2 hours

Performance Management                                                              Duration: 4 hours

Handling Problem Employees                                                          Duration: 2 hours

Crises Management                                                                           Duration: 4 hours

Strategic Agility                                                                                 Duration: 4 hours

Financial Acumen                                                                              Duration: 4 hours

Sense of Urgency                                                                               Duration: 1 hour

Follow through                                                                                  Duration: 1 hour

Spoken English Course                                                                      Duration: 40 hours

 

Introduction

Effective communication is important to all of us in every sphere of our lives - be it our education, our career or our relationships. Command of language is an absolute essential for Effective communication. English is the language of higher education and business in India today. English has official or special status in 75 countries and is the main language for international business and academics. It is therefore absolutely essential to have good command on spoken English if one wishes to do well in his or her career. The program is designed to create the opportunity for students to become active listeners and gradually articulate speakers. This program will help you improve your spoken English, make you more confident and enable you to communicate effectively.

 

Learning Objectives

·                     To learn elements of spoken English like Grammar, Phonetics, Pronunciation etc.

·                     To learn key tools of spoken English like Reading, Listening and Comprehension

·                     To describe and characterize spoken English both from the grammatical and the discourse perspectives

·                     To identify the non-verbal components of communication

·                     To identify and correct repetitions, self-repair, empty words, vague expressions

·                     To improve on public speaking, debates, extempore etc.

·                     To work on the factors affecting spoken English

·                     Overcome Indianism, stage fear, MTI

 

Course Structure

Following are the contents of the Spoken English Course:

 

Elements of Spoken English                                                             Duration: 20 hours

Grammar

Basics

Phonetics

Pronunciation

Vocabulary

 

Key Tools                                                                                            Duration: 12 hours

Reading

Listening

Comprehension

 

Factors Effecting Spoken English                                                     Duration: 8 hours

Fluency

Grammar

Accent Neutrality – MTI/ Vowel and Consonant sounds

Voice Clarity – Pitch, Tone, Modulation

Articulation

Assertiveness

Confidence

 

Aptitude Development Course                                                        Duration: 60 hours

Introduction

Aptitude tests are of paramount importance to prospective job seekers in today’s competitive job market. The statistics reveal that 70 percent of world’s recruitment companies use aptitude test as a part of their recruitment procedure. These types of tests often permit potential companies to learn more about candidate’s personality and abilities. This is really significant as the recruitment is not all about what one needs or what one wants, or how they prepare for interviews.

Many candidates spend hours researching about the company they are applying for and perfecting their CV and pay little regard to the aptitude tests which are becoming an increasingly important and essential part of employer’s application process. Employers use aptitude tests to distinguish between candidates and a poor score on a numerical or verbal reasoning aptitude tests could be the difference between getting an interview or not. It is important not to neglect the importance of aptitude tests when preparing and applying for jobs.

Recruiters will put to use several methods to sort out and do away with persons from the selection procedure. Conventionally, covering letters or CVs are utilized, but firms often get hundreds of job applications for every job vacancy. So, psychological and aptitude tests are cost-effective and simple ways for sorting out candidates to select right individuals. Beforehand preparation is very important, as saying goes ‘practice makes a man perfect

 

 

Learning Objectives

·                     To understand the logic behind companies and educational institutes using Aptitude Testing as a selection criterion

·                     To understand the skills and competencies that are associated with Aptitude Testing

·                     To learn the concepts in Arithmetic, Geometry, Data Interpretation, Data sufficiency and Reasoning

·                     To be able to solve Quantitative and Reasoning questions for various entrance exams like employment, MBA entrance exams etc.

 

Course Structure

Aptitude Development Course will cover the following topics:

 

Quantitative                                                                                      Duration: 45 hours

Problems on Trains

Time and Distance

Height and Distance

Time and Work         

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Profit and Loss          

Partnership

Percentage

Problems on Ages

Calendar

Clock

Average         

Area   

Volume and Surface Area

Permutation and Combination

Numbers        

Problems on Numbers

Problems on H.C.F and L.C.M

Decimal Fraction       

Simplification Square Root and Cube Root

Surds and Indices     

Ratio and Proportion

Chain Rule     

Pipes and Cistern      

Boats and Streams

Alligation or Mixture

Logarithm      

Probability    

 

Reasoning                                                                                           Duration: 10 hours

Data Interpretation                                                                           Duration: 5 hours