The Core Skills Development Program aims to prepare students with succeeding in their educational and professional pursuits. The Program further ensures that students acquire and refine skills essential to undertake university level academic work successfully, function as a thoughtful members of their community, and get prepared for their future pursuits.

Workshops and training sessions are organized by various units of OAP over the course of four years to help students acquire these skills. Workshop schedules are announced for students. The Program focuses on the following key categories of skills:

Core Academic Skills

  • Reading Skills
  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Information Search
  • Note Taking
  • Test taking
  • Referencing


Communication Skills

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


Core Technology Skills

  • Effective use of MS Office


Personal Development and Self-Management

  • Goals and standards setting
  • Work planning and management
  • Management of time and priority setting
  • Problem identification and solution
  • Decision making
  • Thinking clearly and analytically
  • Managing distractions
  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Managing self-learning and development


Inter-personal Skills

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


Workshops for Fall 2018