A month-long programme is being held for the final-year B.Com. students of Government College, Madappally, Vadakara.

The programme is designed in such a way that the students excel in four major areas of soft skill, personal excellence; inter-personal relationship excellence; communication and leadership excellence; and management excellence.

A month-long soft skill development training programme for final-year B.Com. students began at the Government College, Madappally, Vadakara in Kozhikode district on October 11. The programme is being organised by the Post Graduate Department of Commerce of the college and is sponsored by the Director of Collegiate Education.

The College had been accredited with ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution established by University Grants Commission (UGC).

The need for soft skills development was felt when companies which visited the campus told the commerce department faculty that though the students had sound subject knowledge, they fared badly in interviews. This prompted the department to go in for a training programme, says Santhosh A, lecturer of the college.

The programme is designed in such a way that the students excel in four major areas of soft skill, personal excellence; inter-personal relationship excellence; communication and leadership excellence; and management excellence, says K.K. Muraleedharan, selection grade lecturer of the college.

The programme was inaugurated by Richard Hay, a known trainer of soft skills, at a function held at the college on October 11. K.K. Asokan, head of department of commerce of the college, presided over the function.

V. Balakrishnan, vice-principal; M. Suresh Kumar, PTA secretary; P.Monish, College Union representative; and Abdul Assis Koroth, coordinator of the programme were among those who spoke on the occasion.

Nearly 50 students of final year B.Com course are attending the programme. The classes are being held on three days a week—Saturday, Sunday and Monday—from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

J.S. BABLU