Soft Skills Training for NPTEL Learners

We at NPTEL believe in the holistic growth of our learners. We want our learners to not just improve their technical skills through our online courses, but also polish their soft skills.

To make our learners industry ready, we have put together a Soft Skills Training program. This program will include the following activities.

  • Online Mock Interview
  • Employability Assessment Test
  • Pearson English Test Online
  • Online interactive sessions

Interested Local Chapter colleges may fill this Google form. Our team will contact you.

Types of training conducted by NPTEL

As of now we are conducting three types of online Soft Skills Training

  • Soft Skills Training for NPTEL Toppers
  • Soft Skills Training for NPTEL Stars
  • Exclusive Soft Skills training for students from NPTEL Local Chapters
Cost involved for learners

We are offering this training program free of cost to NPTEL learners with funding from our CSR partners.

Eligibility to participate in this training program

The college has to be an ACTIVE Local Chapter AND The student should have appeared for at least 1 NPTEL exam (Toppers/NPTEL stars have preference)

Categories of training based upon their Training Period

7 days


15 days

Each day’s Interactive Session will be followed by a take home Assignment Certificates will be provided only if the candidates satisfy the certificate criteria given below
Available Dates
Criteria for Certification
  1. Mandatory participation in the Employability Assessment Test and submit their Resume.
  2. Mandatory participation in the Interactive Training Session (at least 80% of attendance is mandatory & students have to complete activities given by the trainer.)
  3. Mandatory participation in the Doubt Clearance session.
  4. Mandatory participation in Mock Interview
  5. Mandatory participation in the Pearson English Test
Training Topics
Skill Topics covered
Communication Skills Different aspects of communication skills and how to develop them, group discussion, public speaking, presentation skills and effective listening.
Writing Skills Various aspects of written communication in business/workplace.
Resume Building Details on structure and types of resumes, difference between CV and Resume, how to choose the right format for a resume & Do's and Don'ts for a Resume.
Interpersonal Skills Importance of body language, grooming, Interview Skills - How to handle interviews, how to present oneself during the interview.
Social Networking in Context Job Search The impact of social networking, virtual networking, the benefit of having good networks, how to create a presence in the virtual networks and how to search for appropriate jobs on different job portals. How to create LinkedIn account, what details should be added to the account to make it attractive enough for a recruiter/viewer.
Other aspects covered
  • Students can address/discuss their thoughts and get their doubts clarified on any of the soft skills.
  • Help in overcoming shyness and build confidence
  • Help identify strengths & weaknesses & work on the same
  • Tips and guidance for writing a resume
  • Common mistakes seen in resumes
  • General HR questions covered in an interview
  • Ideas on how to give the best answer in the interview
  • How to present oneself in the interview
Soft Skills Training for NPTEL Toppers

We provide soft skills training to students who have scored more than 75 marks at least in one NPTEL course.

Summary of Soft Skill Training for NPTEL Toppers (as on October 2021)
Activites Participants
Employability Assessment 11,482
Interactive Session 1930
HR Mock Interview (one to One) 923
Pearson English Test 160
User Rating and Feedback for the Session Average rating
How helpful was the online interactive session? 4.9 out of 5
How helpful do you think the HR mock interview will be for the actual interview? 4.7 out of 5
Soft Skills Training for NPTEL STARs

NPTEL always strives to do more than to just offer courses to learners - we wanted to do something for our loyal learners whom we call the NPTEL stars.

Summary of Soft Skill Training - NPTEL STARS (as on October 2021)
Activites Participants
Pre Training -Mock Interview 47
Interactive Session 26
Post Training -Mock Interview 22
Pearson English Test 6
User Rating and Feedback for the Session Average rating
How helpful was the online interactive session? 4.9 out of 5
How helpful do you think the HR mock interview will be for the actual interview? 4.7 out of 5
Soft Skills Training for students from NPTEL Partner Colleges (Local Chapters)

NPTEL has started conducting the Soft Skills Training program for candidates from Active Local Chapters, specifically from rural background.

Summary of Soft Skill Training - LC (as on October 2021)
Activites Participants
Employability Assessment 453
Interactive Session 342
HR Mock Interview (one to One) 311
Pearson English Test 272
User Rating and Feedback for the Session Average rating
How helpful was the online interactive session? 4.9 out of 5
How helpful do you think the HR mock interview will be for the actual interview? 4.8 out of 5
List of Colleges that has completed Soft Skills Training (as on October 2021)
S.No. College name City State Type of Training
1 Cauvery College For Women Trichy Tamil Nadu One Week
2 P.S.R.Rengasamy college of engineering for women Sivakasi Tamil Nadu One Week
3 Sri Akilandeshwari College I Batch Vandavasi Tamil Nadu One Week
4 Sri Akilandeshwari College II Batch Vandavasi Tamil Nadu One Week
5 V. V. Vanniaperumal college for women Virudhunagar Tamil Nadu One Week
6 Marudhar kesari Jain college for women Vaniyambadi Tamil Nadu One Week
7 St.Ann's college for women Hyderabad Telangana One Week
8 Sree Abirami Arts And Science College for women I Batch Kilalathur Tamil Nadu One Week
9 Sree Abirami Arts And Science College for women II Batch Kilalathur Tamil Nadu One Week
10 Brainware University Kolkata West Bengal One Week
11 Hooghly Engineering and Technology College - I Batch Chinsurah West Bengal One Week
12 Supreme Knowledge Foundation Group of Institutions Chandannagar West Bengal One Week
13 Hooghly Engineering and Technology College - II Batch Chinsurah West Bengal One Week
14 JD College of Engineering and Management Nagpur Maharashtra 15 Days
15 SIES College of Arts,Science and Commerce Mumbai Maharashtra One Week
16 MET's Institute of Engineering [Combined with Rajkiya Engineering College] Nashik Maharashtra 15 Days
17 Rajkiya Engineering College -Batch I Mainpuri Uttar Pradesh 15 Days
Feedback from trained learners
Feedback from NPTEL Local Chapter SPOCs