SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
The School of Interdisciplinary Sciences offers courses in Life Coping Skills and Soft Skills to make students more confident and fit for the practical problems they face in work and life. Besides this, the school also offers English language competency courses along with foreign language training.
Common modules of the School have been incorporated in all courses at SUAS to enhance the employability of our students by providing them with critical life coping skills essential for their survival and growth in the job market.
In the initial year, these modules comprise training on all four aspects of communication – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. It also covers Phonetics – the quintessential of spoken communication.
In the latter part of training, students learn about themselves through the self-awareness module. They then move to self-development through specific training on time, stress, money and anger management along with working on problem solving and decision making skills.
The course helps develop professional competency skills of students assisting them to enter the job market with apt training and confidence. They also gain exposure about practical aspects through Language Labs and Behaviour Sciences Lab.
To meet the skill requirement of underprivileged sections of society, the University will set up a Community College. This enterprise will be an alternative system of education that aims to empower individuals through appropriate skill development leading to gainful employment in collaboration with the local industry and community.
The Community College will provide skill programmes in regional trades relevant to the needs of local community. It will offer easy access, flexibility in curriculum and teaching methodology, cost effectiveness and equal opportunity to the underprivileged. The college also endeavours to meet social needs and issues of local community, providing internship and job placement within the local area and promote self-employment and small business development. The courses will focus on contextualisation.
Prolonged discussions with representatives from the industry and academics resulted in the realisation that the lack of ability to deal with real-life issues one faces on the job results in his / her incompetence at a professional level.
It involves inter-personal problems with colleagues, superiors and subordinates. These problems are usually pertaining to time management, decision making and critical thinking among others.
To make an industry ready professional in the real sense of the word – we at the School of Interdisciplinary Sciences try to expose and train students in facing real-life problems they would encounter in their life – whether they become an employee or an employer.
A report from Pay-scale – an American website that provides information about salary benefits and compensation information – points out that inspite of their self-belief fresh graduates lack certain key skills including both hard and soft skills (Strauss).
The details are as follows:
The Y-axis contains names of skills that managers experience as lacking in fresh graduates while X-axis shows the percentage of employees lacking these skills.
Moreover, even UNICEF agrees that education inculcating problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills and life skills in all has an absolute trans-formative capacity.
Strauss, Karsten, opine that “These Are The Skills Bosses Say New College Grads Do Not Have.” Forbes Magazine, 20 May, 2016. Web 18 May, 2018.
“The Big Picture” UNICEF. N.p., 21 April, 2003. Web 18 May, 2018.
The Bouquet of Life Skills Include
- Communication Skills I and Conversation Skills
- Communication Skills II and Writing Skills
- Personal Enhancement Skills I and Self Awareness
- Personal Enhancement Skills II & Self-Management Skills
- Professional Competency Skills I (Basic / Fundamental)
- Professional Competency Skills II (Advanced / Progressive)
In addition to this, the School also offers programs in:
|Name of the Program||Duration|
|German Language Level 1||35 Hours|
|French Language Level 1||35 Hours|