The PG Department of Business Administration (MBA), St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru organized a guest talk titled “Aptitude Skill Training” for the students of 1st and 2nd year MBA on 02 July 2024, at Seminar Hall, Centenary Block of St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru.

Mr Prajwal Kumar, Aptitude and Soft Skill Trainer was the Resource Speaker of the day.

With a song of prayer seeking Gods blessing, Fabiann and Jansil ushered the formal program. Several distinguished guests graced the occasion, including PG Coordinator Sr. Dr. M Vinora A.C., Prof. Gerard, MBA Mentor and trainer, Mrs. Sheryl Preethika, HOD of MBA Department, Ms. Arlene Fernandes and Mr. Chaco P J, Assistant Professor of MBA Department. Vinston, student co-ordinator of 1st MBA, welcomed everyone to the gathering and Introduced Mr. Prajwal Kumar, the resource speaker to the audience.

The training program spans one day, consisting of two sessions lasting two hours each. The topics covered were as follows:

  • Number Systems
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Time, Distance, Speed
  • Mixtures
  • Averages
  • Probability

The sessions aimed to enhance student’s critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills, which are essential for academic and professional success. The resource speaker began the first session with a brief introduction to Aptitude, highlighting its importance and the benefits of learning aptitude skills. Attendees were informed about the types of questions commonly encountered in interviews. During the session, the resource speaker, Mr Prajwal Kumar introduced the STEM rule (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and emphasized its significance in enriching our lives. He engaged participants by solving various questions related to the number system, as well as questions on HCF (Highest Common Factor) and LCM (Lowest Common Multiple). He conducted activities focused on enhancing participants’ observation, listening skills, and presence of mind. These activities included exercises based on numbers and listening, which aimed to sharpen critical skills needed in problem-solving and analytical thinking. In another activity, he underscored the importance of concentration and listening skills, highlighting their crucial role in academic and professional settings. Overall, his sessions were designed not only to impart knowledge but also to develop essential cognitive abilities that are beneficial for both personal and professional growth.

After the break, the second session commenced at 1:00p.m. with a quick mind refreshment and brain functionality activity, aimed at revitalizing participants’ mental agility. During this session, he continued by solving problems related to numerical ability, ratio and proportion, and percentages. He also provided insights into effective time management strategies crucial for both academic and professional success. Participants learned various strategies to enhance their analytical skills and logical deductions through structured exercises. The session focused on arithmetic, data interpretation, and mathematical problem-solving techniques, using real-world examples and practical problems to illustrate concepts effectively. Overall, the second session under his guidance aimed to equip attendees with practical skills and methodologies essential for tackling quantitative challenges encountered in academic studies and professional environments.

The training program received positive feedback from the 1st and 2nd year MBA students, who appreciated the speaker. It was an interactive and valuable session. All the students actively participated in all the activities. Shamith of second MBA expressed the word of gratitude towards the resource speaker for spending his valuable time and providing the useful information to the student. Mrs Sheryl Preethika, HOD of MBA department, presented a memento to the resource speaker as a token of appreciation.