NPTEL Courses

Developing Soft Skills and Personality

The course aims to cause a basic awareness about the significance of soft skills in professional and interpersonal communications and facilitate an all-round development of personality. Hard or technical skills help securing a basic position in one's life and career. But only soft skills can ensure a person retain it, climb further, reach a pinnacle, achieve excellence, and derive fulfilment and supreme joy. Soft skills comprise pleasant and appealing personality traits as self-confidence, positive attitude, emotional intelligence, social grace, flexibility, friendliness and effective communication skills. (from nptel.ac.in )


Prof. T. Ravichandran, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur.

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Lecture 01 - Introduction: A New Approach to Learning