The Core Skills Development Program aims to enable students to succeed in their educational and professional pursuits. The Program ensures that students acquire and refine skills essential to undertake college level academic work successfully, function as thoughtful members of their community, and are prepared for future educational/professional pursuits.
Workshops and training sessions are organized by EHSAS, as well as other units of OAP, over the course of four years to help students acquire these skills. Workshop schedules are announced via LMS/ Facebook/email. The Program focuses on the following key skills:

Core Academic Skills

  • Reading
  • Academic Writing
  • Research
  • Note Taking
  • Test taking
  • Referencing

Communication Skills

  • Verbal communication for a variety of purposes
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Written communication for a variety of purposes
  • Effective presentation
  • Active listening

Core Technology Skills
Effective use of:

  • MS Office
  • Mendley (Reference Management Software)
  • Scholarly websites (JStor, Springer Link, Project Muse, Taylor & Francis, etc.)

Personal Development and Self-Management

  • Goal-setting
  • Time management and priority setting
  • Problem identification and solutions
  • Decision-making
  • Thinking critically and analytically
  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Managing self-learning and development
  • Stress Management

Inter-personal Skills

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Teamwork
  •  Leadership
  • Presenting and managing self on social media platforms
  • Networking