Rohit Dubey

Are there any courses in BCA which develop interpersonal skills?

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The acronym BCA stands for Bachelor of computer application is an undergraduate degree course which opens up the vast world of information technology for aspiring software developers and programmers. The three-year long course, divided into 6 semesters encompasses subjects like file structure and database concepts, core programming languages like ‘C’ and ‘java', their principles and algorithms etc.

BCA course curriculum

The syllabus of the BCA course may vary from institutions to institution extending the course of study. The syllabus’ features can be found on the respective university or college website. The various subjects listed include:

  • Basic Business Communication
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Accounting
  • Computer Laboratory and Practical Work
  • Elements of Statistics
  • Cost Accounting
  • Numerical Method
  • Software Engineering
  • Management Accounting
  • Basic Networking
  • Inventory Management
  • HR Management
  • Object Oriented Programming using C++
  • Organizational behavior
  • Internet Programming and Cyber Law
  • Core Java

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However, in order to ensure the overall development of students, interpersonal skills are also provided:

  • To make sure that students are recruited by multinationals
  • In order to increase their rate of employability.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills provide students with a competitive edge and make them suitable to function well in a global market.

Some interpersonal or soft skills that are encouraged among students through

Verbal Communication: It involves lessons about Communication process, Types of Communication, elements of Verbal Communication & Effective Speech, the importance of communication in the corporate sector etc. Creative English has been introduced to help the student think creatively and help them relate to literature.

Personality Grooming:  It encapsulates explanation of Personality, Personality Categories, Self Image, Prompters of Positive and Negative Self-Image, Personality Type identification, Factors contributing to Personality Development, Personality transformation, Corporate Theories on Personality Development, the analysis of a winner’s personality.

Leadership: The following facet deals with the question of what makes a good leader. It reflects upon the role & functions of a good leader; Team Leadership; Leadership characteristics, Leadership styles. Human resource management is a similar field of interest which is responsible for maintaining healthy peer relations in the organization.

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It is also focused on the growth of individuals and achieving the integrated of goals of the organization and those of the individuals.

Time Management: Often considered to be a life skill, time management has been incorporated into the program wherein ideas and applications of time management, Importance of Time; reasons for misuse of time, methods for managing time judiciously are taught.

Self-Esteem and Motivation: This entails knowledge of the concept of self-motivation,  the need for self-motivation, Identifying one’s motivational factors, General tips to motivate oneself, Components of Self-esteem, principles of self-esteem, Self-esteem and self-doubt, ways to Develop Self-esteem.

Interpersonal Behavior:  It involves Understanding of Diagnosis of Effective Interpersonal Behavior in Interpersonal Relationship to function effectively in a workplace.

Attitude Management: This course acknowledges the strength of attitudes, Ingredients of Positive Attitude, development, and change in attitude features and evaluation of one’s own Attitude Triggers and the making of an optimistic attitude.

Self-Evaluation: Introduction to Self-Awareness,  knowing oneself and one’s own latent potential, know  one’s strengths and weaknesses and self-discipline form the constituents of this unit.

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Business communication: Inculcating good business communication skills includes the ability to develop good content while adhering to the acceptable format. Business documents must be of certain standards and that is what is taught in the course of business communication.  Both kinds of documents: internal and external, Internal documents which circulate within the organization and include memos, reports and proposals and  External documents which are sent outside the organization like letters, tenders, proposals, and reports are demonstrated to students.

IGNOU or Indira Gandhi National Open University also provides a certificate course in executive excellence for BBA as well as MBA students to equip them with analytical and decision-making skills.

They are versed with the intricacies of designing an Impressive CV and learning to customize it for each job; preparation for an interview, group discussion, and aptitude test.

This course helps a student acquire interpersonal skills to meet the ever evolving and dynamic demands of the professional sphere. These soft skills form a small part of the entire BCA syllabus yet they play a significant role in the making sure that graduates advance in their careers reaching new heights.

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