LANGUAGE IN INDIA Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow Interpersonal Skills-A Pragmatic Approach to Promote Multi-faceted Personality among Engineering Students Employing Role Play as a Tool-A Report

K Venkata, Ramana, Parvathi, M Thirumalai, B Mallikarjun, Sam, B A Sharada, A R Fatihi, Lakhan, Marie Jennifer, S M Bayer, G Ravichandran (+5 others)
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Interpersonal skills are a prerequisite for engineering students as they work in teams. A professional, working in a team needs technical expertise along with the ability to move with the members of the team to accomplish the project. It is important to balance technical expertise on one hand and orient the team on the other to accomplish the project. It requires team spirit and interpersonal skills. Unfortunately, majority of the engineering students lack interpersonal skills as they are
more » ... s as they are trained to work individually while preparing for entrance examinations to seek admission. Hence, they are suffering both in their career and personal life, "Studies say 90 percent of executive failures are attributable to interpersonal competencies" (Patricia A. Wheeler, 2005). The present paper made use of a student centric activity employing role play as a tool to develop interpersonal skills while promoting multi-faceted personality of the engineering students. Language in India www.languageinindia.com 12 : 11 November 2012 K. Venkata Ramana M.A., Ph.D. Scholar and Parvathi V., Ph.D. Interpersonal Skills-A Pragmatic Approach to Promote Multi-faceted Personality among Engineering Students Employing Role Play as a Tool-A Report 655
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