Understanding self and others through Johari window, self-discovery through self-administering assessment tools in the areas of abilities, aptitudes, perceptions and interests, understanding others through scientific assessment tools and observation methods, understanding group behaviour through observation methods, concept of group climate, developing appropriate leadership style, teamwork in work group, motivation, concept of organisation, organisation structure, organisation climate, handling conflicts in organisations.
Basic computing concepts (software-hardware, classification of computers, input-output, on-line and real-time processing, generations of computers, operating system), networking (LAN, WAN, MAN), DBMS, computer viruses, information system (concept, application, MS Office).
Evolution, objectives, importance and advantages of management, role and functions of a manager, activities of management, functional aspects of management, practices of management in the Indian context, concepts of profession and professionalisation of management, role and ethics of management.
Concepts and meaning of communication, types of communication, attributes of effective communication, barriers to effective communication, speaking, listening, writing, basics of written business communication
Concept, emergence of entrepreneurial class, theories, characteristics, risk taking, decision taking and business planning, analysis of business opportunities, environmental scanning, sectoral studies, process of generating business ideas, screening and selection, techno economic feasibility studies, developing detailed project report for implementation, ancillary industry development, opportunities in service industry transportation distribution, enterpreneurial behaviour, techno economic innovation and entrepreneurship development
Basic statistical concepts, summarisation of data (frequency distribution; measures of central tendency, measure of dispersion, relative dispersion-skewness, kurtosis), elementary probability theory (relative frequency approach, axiomatic approach, subjective probability, marginal and conditional probability, independence/ dependence of events), elementary statistical distributions (binomial, poisson, normal sampling, estimation – point and interval, sampling distribution mean and proportion, testing of hypothesis), simple correlation and regression (Spearman’s rank correlation), types of sampling (simple and random, stratified and clustered), time series (components, estimation of trends and seasonal components)
Contract act, companies act, partnership act, negotiable instruments act, laws relating to agencies, sureties, mortgages, sale of goods, insurance, excise and customs.
Introduction to accountancy, preparation of final statements of accounts with adjustments, importance and advantages of cost accounting, elements of cost, cost classification, preparation of cost sheets.
Basics of human nature, influence of heredity and enviroment, intelligence, abilities, basic dimensions of individual interactions in society, characteristics of groups and their behaviour, nature of groups at work, leadership
Further to Semester VII work, the students shall collect all necessary information and analyze it. The students shall prepare and submit a report on their project. Broadly the report shall have 4 parts: Introduction, Literature Review, Data collection, Experiments conducted, Software Implementation etc. Acquaintance with survey and research methods and their use in conducting a systematic investigation and style of report preparation and presentation shall form the basis of evaluation.