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Course code Course title L T P J C STS2002 Introduction to Problem Solving &
Course code
Course title
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STS2002
Introduction to Problem Solving & Etiquette
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Pre-requisite
None
Syllabus version
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Course Objectives:
∑ To challenge students to explore their problem solving skills
∑ To equip students with effective presentation skills
∑ To develop essential skills to tackle quantitative and verbal ability questions
Expected Course Outcome:
∑ The students will be able to interact confidently and use decision making models
effectively
∑ The students will be able to deliver impactful presentations
∑ The students will be able to be proficient in solving quantitative aptitude and verbal
ability questions effortlessly
Program Outcomes
(PO):
1, 7, 10 & 16
Module:1
Logical Reasoning
12
hours
PO: 7
Logical Reasoning
∑ Sequence and series
∑ Coding and decoding
∑ Directions
∑ Syllogisms
∑ Binary logic
∑ Crypto arithmetic
Visual Reasoning
∑ Abstract Reasoning
∑ Spatial reasoning
∑ Cubes
Data Analysis And Interpretation
∑ DI-Tables/Charts/Text
∑ Data Sufficiency
Module:2
Quantitative Aptitude
18
hours
PO: 1
Profit and Loss
∑ Cost Price & Selling Price
∑ Margins & Markup
Interest Calculations
Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Recurring
Mixtures and solutions
Ratio & Averages

Proportions & Variations

 

Time and Work

Pipes & Cisterns,

Man Day concept

Division Wages

Time Speed and Distance

Average speed, Relative speed, Boats and streams.

 

Permutation-Combinations

 

Counting

Grouping

Linear Arrangement

Circular Arrangements

Probability

 

Conditional Probability

 

Independent and Dependent Events

Geometry and mensuration Trigonometry

Heights and distances

Simple trigonometric functions

Logarithms

 

Introduction

 

Basic rules

Functions

 

Introduction

 

Basic rules

Quadratic Equations

Understanding Quadratic Equations

 

Rules &

probabilities of Quadratic Equations Set Theory

 

Basic concepts of Venn Diagram

Module:3

Verbal Ability

10 hours

PO: 16

Grammar

 

Spot the Errors

 

Sentence Correction

Gap Filling Exercise

Sentence Improvisations

Misc. Grammar Exercise

Comprehension and Logic

Reading comprehension

Para Jumbles

Critical Reasoning

 

Argument – Identifying the Different Parts (Premise, assumption, inference, conclusion)

Strengthening statement

 

Weakening statement

Mimic the pattern

Module:4

Employment Skills

 

5 hours

PO: 10

Cracking interviews - demonstration through a few mocks Sample mock interviews to demonstrate how to crack the:

 

HR interview

 

MR interview

Technical interview

Cracking other kinds of interviews

Skype/ Telephonic interviews

Panel interviews

Stress interviews

Resume building – workshop A workshop to make students write an accurate resume Resume Template

 

Structure of a standard resume

 

Content, color, font

Use of power verbs

Introduction to Power verbs and Write up

Types of resume

Quiz on types of resume

Customizing resume

Frequent mistakes in customizing resume

Layout - Understanding different company's requirement

 

Digitizing career portfolio

 
 

Total Lecture hours:

45 hours

 

Mode of Evaluation: FAT, Assignments, Mock interviews, 3 Assessments with Term End FAT (Computer Based Test)

References

1.

FACE(2016) Aptipedia Aptitude Encyclopedia. Delhi. Wiley

publications.

 

2.

ETHNUS(2013) Aptimithra. Bangalore. McGraw-Hill Education

Pvt. Ltd.

 

3.

RS Agarwal, R.S. (2013) Quantitative Aptitude. Mumbai

Publishers S. Chand.

 

4.

Brown, Lola (2007) Resume Writing Made Easy. Canada.

Prentice Hall.

 

Program

1.

Having an ability to apply mathematics and science in engineering

outcomes(PO):

applications.

 

7.

Having computational thinking (Ability to translate vast data in to

abstract concepts and to understand database reasoning.

10.

Having a clear understanding of professional and ethical

responsibility.

 

16.

Having a good working knowledge of communicating in

English.

 

Approved by Academic Council

 

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