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CPP Syllabus GTU


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GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
M.E. Sem -4 / M.Pharm. Sem-4/ MCA Sem-6/ B.E.
Sem-6 & 8/ B.Pharm. Sem-8/ Diploma Engg. Sem-6
Subject Name: Swami Vivekananda Contributor Personality
Program (SVCPP)
Subject Code: 1990001
Note:
1. This subject is compulsory.
2. 4 Credits will be over and above the existing credit structure.
3. This course is to be implemented in the forthcoming even semesters as
titled above.
4. This subject will be taught by faculty of English. For B. Pharm. and
M. Pharm., the institute will have to nominate one faculty member for
the subject.
(A) Background
The Contributor Personality Program has been designed keeping in mind the following:
1.0 Technology students should not only be excellently trained in the technological field,
they should acquire soft skills if they are to be successful. Every student must also learn
about the techniques of effective participation in a group discussion. He/she must learn
to prepare his/her resume and he/she should also be groomed for presenting
himself/herself at an interview.
Teaching Scheme Evaluation Scheme
Theory
(Hrs.)
Tutorial
(Hrs.)
Practical
(Hrs.)
Credit University Exam
(E)
Mid Sem
Exam
(Theory)
(M)
Practical
(Internal)
4 0 0 4 70 30 50
2..0 There is a great need to equip students with not only the right skill-sets but also the right
mindsets.
3.0 The ‘mindsets’ needed in today’s environment must support both (i) effective action and
(ii) values and service oriented behavior.
Effective action without human values can lead to personal benefits for individuals but a
long-term cost to both nation and society. Human values without effective action can lead
to an inability on the part of the individual to perform and flourish in today’s
environment.
This combination of effectiveness with human values is crystallized in the concept of
“contributorship”.
4.0 Students who adopt and develop the right mindsets early in their professional career are
able to bring about a positive and sustainable change in their overall personality.
They are able to grow the right approaches to their peers, seniors, industry, and their own
future. They become more responsible and capable of shaping their own lives.
Therefore, the program may be rightly called a “Contributor Personality Development
Program”.
5.0 Any program of this sort must, in order to be effective, be inspired and guided by a high
ideal and principles/ practices flowing from that ideal.
The Contributor Personality Program is guided by the ideals and ideas of Swami
Vivekananda – who represented in his leonine personality the highest ideals of human
values combined with effective action.
(B) Course Outline
Topics 1-6 relate to the basic axioms or “mental models” that students carry about themselves,
about success, careers, contribution, etc. The right mental models are a necessary prerequisite
for developing into a Contributor.
Topics 7-12 are 6 core practices that will help a student manifest the ideal of contributorship in
one’s life.
Topics 13-15 relate to the students capability to connect into the job-market.
Topic Course Title
1 Who is a Contributor
Student develops an appreciation of who Contributors are and how they
fundamentally differ from Non-contributors in their overall approach to work, to
other human beings, to society as a whole
2 The Contributor’s identity
Student develops his/ her own answer to the question “who am I?” The student
becomes aware that Non-contributors usually define themselves in terms of what they
have acquired in life (e.g. qualifications, position, years of experience, etc.) while
Contributors define themselves in terms of what they will become or accomplish (e.g.
capacity to deliver, commitment and ownership of the organization’s purpose, etc.).
3 The Contributor’s vision of success
The student explores the meaning of success in his life. Through this exploration, the
student is expected to recognize that Contributors have a wider definition of success
than Non-contributors. While Non-contributors define success in terms of material
success, achievement, external impact, etc., Contributors are able to widen this
definition of success to include personal fulfillment, development of self-esteem,
ongoing development of personal capabilities etc.
4 The Contributor’s vision of career
The student learns to distinguish between an “acquisitive career” and a “contributive
career”. An acquisitive career is one in which the career-seeker is focused on
acquiring higher position, higher salary, more benefits etc. this preoccupation with
selfish interests often damages the individual’s career, and equally important,
damages the organization and society. A contributive career is one where the careerseeker
is focused on contributing, with rewards being a by-product of the
contributions made.
5 The scope of contribution
The student learns to perceive that in every work, every role, there is a possibility of
contributing at multiple levels – contributing to self, contributing to organization, and
contributing to society.
The student also appreciates the difference between “acquisition for self” and
“contribution to self” – the former being material acquisition and the latter being
conscious development of oneself through the medium of one’s career.
6 Embarking on the journey to contributorship
The student recognizes the fundamental “building blocks” for becoming a Contributor
– the first building block being a shift from a “victim” to being a “creator of one’s
destiny”; the second building block being acceptance of the ideal of contributorship;
the third building block being the willingness to take full responsibility for one’s own
development; the fourth building block being the capacity to reflect on one’s
development and make appropriate modifications.
7 Design Solutions
When faced with a challenge, the Contributor’s first response is: “Can we find a
solution?” This is unlike a Non-contributor who may respond to the challenge by
trying a little and giving up, blaming others, or finding excuses to cover up the issue.
But this is not all. The Contributor also finds a solution. In other words, the
Contributor develops the capacity to find solutions through continuous practice and
learning from other Contributors.
In this topic, students learn the importance of being willing and able to find solutions.
8 Focus on value
What does creating value mean? It means making a positive difference, a tangible
impact, a specific contribution to any situation. This positive difference or impact can
be in the form of achieving a specific goal, creating a product, creating ‘human touch’
in a particular interaction, or enhancing one’s own capacity, or the capacity of one’s
colleagues and team- mates.
Contributors are therefore extremely result-focused, but the result is measured in
terms of value created.
In this topic, students learn to clarify the meaning of the word “value” and how value
is created in various situations.
9 Engage deeply
Contributors are instantly distinguished by the way they approach work. They get
involved. They are enthusiastic. They go deep into the subject. In short, Contributors
love what they do.
This is in direct contrast to Non-contributors who want to do only what they love - an
approach that seems reasonable until you realize that life and workplaces have so
much variety that you may very often be called upon to do tasks that seem unpleasant
or boring until you get involved.
In this topic, students learn the importance of engaging deeply with whatever work
they do – at work, in study, in personal life.
10 Think in Enlightened Self-interest
Contributors think in Enlightened Self-Interest. In every situation they get into, they
find a way to create good for self and good for all at the same time – including team
mates, bosses, customers, their organization.
Contrast this with the mindset of a Non-Contributor. Such a person is only concerned
with his/ her own self-interest in a situation. He/she is not concerned about the impact
(positive or negative) on the other person. This leads to unpleasant situations, broken
relationships, unhappy team-mates, subordinates, and bosses, and lower trust in any
situation.
Students are expected to learn to appreciate the importance of thinking win-win for
all stakeholders and also in various situations.
11 Practise Imaginative Sympathy
One of the unique qualities of Contributors is their ability to appreciate and
understand others’ life situation, others’ mental condition, and others’ point of view.
How do they do this?
They have consciously developed a ‘way of thinking’ called ‘Imaginative Sympathy’.
In this way of thinking, they are able to give due importance to the human aspects of
a situation, and not just the technical or commercial aspects.
But this is not all. Imaginative Sympathy goes beyond looking at the human aspects
of the situation. It also means that Contributors are able to anticipate possible
interactions or reactions, they are able to take a multi-dimensional view of a situation
and they are able to bring about changes or results while taking everybody along with
them.
Imaginative Sympathy translates itself into active concern for others. Students will
learn the importance and consequences of Imaginative Sympathy in a workplace
situation.
12 Demonstrate Trust Behavior
Contributors recognize that they are able to achieve results and make contributions
with the help of other human beings. They receive this help if and only if they are
trusted and, in turn, trust. Contributors practise trust behavior from very early in their
career, thereby building a huge trust balance (like a bank balance) over their career
and relationships.
The term Trust Behavior may be described as character-in-action. This includes
keeping one’s word and commitments, staying with a task, acting with integrity in
every situation, making sure that there is complete transparency in one’s actions and
interactions, etc.
Students are expected to learn to develop a deep appreciation of trust behavior and
how it is practiced.
13 Resume Building
In this topic, students learn to develop a resume for the job-market. Students will
learn to develop both a generic resume and resumes specific to some types of jobs.
Students learn about best practices and common errors in developing their resume.
Most important, students learn to analyze the jobs offered and present themselves in
terms of their potential / willingness to contribute to the job.
14 Group Discussions (GDs)
In this topic, students learn (i) how to participate in a group discussion from the
contributor’s view-point (i.e. how to speak) (ii) how to contribute to the development
of the topic (i.e. what to speak) and (iii) to develop the Contributor’s view-point on
various GD topics (i.e. how to interpret a topic of discussion from the point of view of
a contributor)
15 Interview Skills
In this topic, students learn about (i) common interview questions and how to develop
answers (ii) typical challenges faced in interviews beyond the questions (such as body
language, grooming, presentation) (iii) most important, the student learns the
importance of trust building and creating confidence in the interview.
(C) Course Plan
The course duration is 48 hours. It can be conducted in sessions of 1 hour each or some of the sessions
can be combined as 2 hours each. The course plan is as follows –
Topic 1: Who is a Contributor –
- 2 hours Theory and practice exercises based on Contributor Personality Program Workbook
(Vol I)
- 1 hour Presentations and Projects
3 hours
Topic 2: The Contributor’s identity –
- 2 hours Theory and practice exercises based on Contributor Personality Program Workbook
(Vol I)
- 1 hour Presentations and Projects
3 hours
Topic 13: Resume Building
- 2 hours for Concepts, Tools, and Techniques
- 2 hours for Projects
4 hours
Topic 3: The Contributor’s vision of success –
- 2 hours Theory and practice exercises based on Contributor Personality Program Workbook
(Vol I)
- 1 hour Presentations and Projects
3 hours
Topic 4: The Contributor’s vision of career –
- 2 hours Theory and practice exercises based on Contributor Personality Program Workbook
(Vol I)
- 1 hour Presentations and Projects
3 hours
Topic 5: The scope of contribution –
- 2 hours Theory and practice exercises based on Contributor Personality Program Workbook
(Vol I)
- 1 hour Presentations and Projects
3 hours
Topic 6: Embarking on the journey to contributorship –
- 2 hours Theory and practice exercises based on Contributor Personality Program Workbook
(Vol I)
- 1 hour Presentations and Projects
3 hours
Topic 14: Group Discussions (GDs)
- 2 hours for Concepts, Tools, and Techniques
- 2 hours for Projects and Practice
4 hours
Topic 7: Design Solutions –
- 2 hours Theory and practice exercises based on Contributor Personality Program Workbook
(Vol II)
- 1 hour Presentations and Projects
3 hours
Topic 8: Focus on value –
- 2 hours Theory and practice exercises based on Contributor Personality Program Workbook
(Vol II)
- 1 hour Presentations and Projects
3 hours
Topic 9: Engage deeply –
- 2 hours Theory and practice exercises based on Contributor Personality Program Workbook
(Vol II)
- 1 hour Presentations and Projects
3 hours
Topic 10: Think in Enlightened Self-interest –
- 2 hours Theory and practice exercises based on Contributor Personality Program Workbook
(Vol II)
- 1 hour Presentations and Projects
3 hours
Topic 11: Practise Imaginative Sympathy –
- 2 hours Theory and practice exercises based on Contributor Personality Program Workbook
(Vol II)
- 1 hour Presentations and Projects
3 hours
Topic 12: Demonstrate Trust Behavior –
- 2 hours Theory and practice exercises based on Contributor Personality Program Workbook
(Vol II)
- 1 hour Presentations and Projects
3 hours
Topic 15: Interview Skills
- 2 hours for Concepts, Tools, and Techniques
- 2 hours for Projects and Practice
4 hours
TOTAL 48 hours
(D) Examination Approach
Total marks: 150. Break-up of marks -
(i) Final exam : 70 marks (equal weightage for topics 1-15)
(ii) Presentations and projects for topics 1-12: 30 marks
(iii) Projects for topics 13-15: 50 marks
(E) Instructional Strategy
1.0 The entire course will use a three-level instructional strategy
Level I: Classroom Explorations
Level II: Projects and Presentations
Level III: Self-study by students
2.0 Level I: Classroom Explorations
1. The Classroom Explorations will be organized around the ‘Contributor Personality
Program – Study Book’.
The Study Book may be downloaded by the student from the resource site produced
by GTU.
2. The Classroom Explorations involves two kinds of explorations:
(i) Exploration of key concepts / frameworks such as “contributors vision of
success” etc.
(ii) Exploration of the examples provided in the CPP Study Book.
3. The Classroom Explorations will be supported by Session Guide Sheets available
online in the CPP ActivGuide.
3.0 Level II: Projects & Presentations
1. The entire Classroom Exploration process will be supplemented by projects and
presentations.
2. Session Guides will provide sample topics for projects and presentations. Individual
instructors will be free to develop their own projects/ presentation topics also.
3. This will not only enhance conceptual clarity but also build presentation, publicspeaking,
report writing, and group discussion skills of the students.
4.0 Level III: Self Study by students
1. Students will be given extensive learning support (upto 400 learning units) in the
ActivGuide website. This will include videos, presentations, tests, etc.
2. Students can refer to ActivGuide on their own time through internet.
(F) Reference Material
Basic Study Material
SN Author/s Name of Reference Publisher Edition
1 Illumine Knowledge
Resources Pvt. Ltd.
(Downloadable from
the internet)
Contributor Personality
Program Workbook (Vols
I & II)
Illumine Knowledge
Resources Pvt. Ltd
Latest
2 Illumine Knowledge
Resources Pvt. Ltd.
(will be made
available to all
students on the
Internet)
Contributor Personality
Program ActivGuide
Illumine Knowledge
Resources Pvt. Ltd
Latest
Reference Books
Topic Course Title Reference
1 Who is a Contributor 1. On Contributors, Srinivas V.; Illumine Ideas, 2011
2. Enlightened Citizenship and Democracy; Swami
Ranganathananda, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1989
3. Personality Development, Swami Vivekananda;
Advaita Ashrama
2 The Contributor’s identity 1. To have or to be, Erich Fromm; Continuum
International Publishing Group, 2005
2. The art of being, Erich Fromm; Continuum
International Publishing Group, 1992
3. Raja Yoga, Swami Vivekananda; Advaita
Ashrama
3 The Contributor’s vision
of success
1. Eternal Values for a Changing Society – Vol IV
(Ch 25, 35), Swami Ranganathananda; Bharatiya
Vidya Bhavan, 1993
2. Karma Yoga, Swami Vivekananda; Advaita
Ashrama
4 The Contributor’s vision
of career
1. Six Pillars of Self Esteem , Nathaniel Branden;
Bantam, 1995
2. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol
S. Dweck; Random House Publishing Group,
2007
5 The scope of contribution 1. Awakening India, Swami Vivekananda;
Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi, 2011
2. Eternal Values for a Changing Society – Vol IV
(Ch 35), Swami Ranganathananda; Bharatiya
Vidya Bhavan, 1993
3. Lasting Contribution: How to Think, Plan, and
Act to Accomplish Meaningful Work, Tad
Waddington; Agate Publishing, 2007
6 Embarking on the journey
to contributorship
1. Vivekananda: His Call to the Nation, Swami
Vivekananda; Advaita Ashrama
2. Eternal Values for a Changing Society – Vol IV
(Ch 33), Vol III (Ch 19, 21, 30) Swami
Ranganathananda; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1993
3. Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Swami
Vivekananda; Advaita Ashrama
7 Design Solutions 1. Why not?: how to use everyday ingenuity to solve
problems big and small, Barry Nalebuff, Ian
Ayres; Harvard Business School Press, 2003
2. How to Have a Beautiful Mind, Edward De Bono;
Vermilion, 2004
8 Focus on value 1. The value mindset: returning to the first principles
of capitalist enterprise (Ch 8 & 9); Erik Stern,
Mike Hutchinson; John Wiley and Sons, 2004
2. Managing for Results, Peter F. Drucker;
HarperCollins, 2009
9 Engage deeply 1. The Power of Full Engagement: Managing
Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High
Performance and Personal Renewal, Jim Loehr,
Tony Schwartz; Simon and Schuster, 2003
10 Think in Enlightened Selfinterest
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen
R. Covey; Simon and Schuster, 2004
2. Creating Shared Value, Michael E. Porter and
Mark R. Kramer; Harvard Business Review;
Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 89 Issue 1/2
11 Practise Imaginative
Sympathy
1. Eternal Values for a Changing Society – Vol IV
(Ch 8, 10, 23, 35, 37), Swami Ranganathananda;
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1993
2. Eternal Values for a Changing Society – Vol III
(Ch 18), Swami Ranganathananda; Bharatiya
Vidya Bhavan, 1993
12 Demonstrate Trust
Behavior
1. The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes
Everything, Stephen M. R. Covey, Rebecca R.
Merrill, Stephen R. Covey; Free Press, 2008
2. Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of
Reality, Henry Cloud; HarperCollins, 2009
3. Responsibility at work: how leading professionals
act (or don't act) responsibly, Howard Gardner;
John Wiley & Sons, 2007
13 Resume Building 1. What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical
Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers,
Richard Nelson Bolles; Ten Speed Press, 2011
2. The what color is your parachute workbook: how
to create a picture of your ideal job or next career,
Richard Nelson Bolles; Ten Speed Press, 2011
14 Group Discussions
(GDs)
1. Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice,
Gloria J. Galanes, Katherine Adams; McGraw-
Hill, 2004
15 Interview Skills 1. What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical
Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers,
Richard Nelson Bolles; Ten Speed Press, 2011
2. The what color is your parachute workbook: how
to create a picture of your ideal job or next career,
Richard Nelson Bolles; Ten Speed Press, 2011
General References:-
SN Author/s Name of Book Publisher Edition
1 Swami
Ranganathananda
Universal Message of the
Bhagavad Gita (Vol 1-3)
Advaita Ashrama,
Kolkata
Latest
2 Swami
Ranganathananda
Eternal Values for a
Changing Society (Vol 1-
4)
Bharatiya Vidya
Bhavan
Latest
3 Asim Chaudhuri Vivekananda: A Born
Leader
Advaita Ashrama,
Kolkata
Latest
4 Swami Vivekananda Complete Works of
Swami Vivekananda (Vol
1-9)
Advaita Ashrama,
Kolkata
Latest
5 Swami Vivekananda Letters of Swami
Vivekananda
Advaita Ashrama,
Kolkata
Latest

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