Foundation Booklet - RISE

RISE - Foundation Booklet

RISE (Reflect Innovate Strive Excel) is a handbook which would help our students in developing soft skills, positive psychology, life skills and business skills. The objective of this handbook is to create confidence among students, which would prepare them for life as well as the job scenario. Further plans are being formulated to include mandatory components on soft skills and digital literacy in degree courses in order to bring our students at par with the best.


This booklet has been designed to inspire and empower you with life skills and soft skills which you need to make the most out of life. Life skills are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help to accomplish ambitions and live life to its full potential. Soft skills are people skills that determine the  impact and  effectiveness  in  a  social  and  professional environment. Together, the life skills and soft skills enrich and empower individual and social life.

This booklet is divided into 4 sections:

  1. Turning Dreams into Reality
  2. Blueprint for Self-growth
  3. Being Effective
  4. Being Responsible


Section I: Turning Dreams into Reality

This section begins with strategies to empower you with a positive mind-set, and skills to optimise your talents and abilities. It will also help you put failures and disappointments in the right perspective, guiding you to convert them into opportunities for exponential growth. Handling  competition,  resolving  conflicts  and  creating  a  powerful  chain  of  learning  and consolidating skills will take you a step forward towards realizing your dreams. Time management,  taking the  right decisions and  finding creative solutions  in tough  situations will be of vital importance in both, your personal and professional life. Extra-curricular activities in college can give you ample opportunities to develop these skills, as well as maximise your potential as a person.

  1. Think Positive
  2. Learning from Failure
  3. Time Management
  4. Maximum ‘Me’ (ECA)
  5. Conflict Resolution
  6. Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  7. Creative Thinking


Section II: Blueprint for Self-growth

Skills acquired to conquer your circumstances and realise your dreams often go astray unless you really understand what you want for yourself. More often than not, your ambitions are somebody else’s – this section empowers you to understand who you are and what is it that you want for yourself – what it means for ‘you’ as an individual to be happy! This knowledge will make the learning in Section 1 more meaningful and whole. Understanding your needs, wants and desires, ambitions and aspirations will also make you more focused as a person. Core concepts of happiness, self-esteem, mindfulness and gratitude will help you see the world from a more balanced perspective,  and learning to take care of your body as

well as your mind will bring greater harmony and joy in your day-to-day life.

  1. Understanding Myself
  2. Discovering Authentic Happiness
  3. Self Esteem
  4. Mindfulness and the Power of Gratitude


Section III: Being Effective

As  you  grow  in  life  and  in  learning,  soft  skills  like  communication,  confidence,  leadership  and teamwork  make  you  more  effective  as  a  person.  The  way  you  conduct  yourself  in  society  and within  the  family  determines  your  influence  and  impact.  In professional  arena,  these  skills  are highly sought after and very highly paid. Whether you take up a job, or start up on your own, skills like initiative  and  responsibility,  being  able to influence situations  to  your  advantage, lead to a sense of personal strength and effectiveness.

  1. Soft Skills
  2. Communication Skills
  3. Self Confidence
  4. Leadership and Teamwork
  5. Entrepreneurship


Section IV: Being Responsible

With this last section you are ready for a renewed assessment of your life-goals and career choices, armed with the newly gained understanding and strategies. How to use technology responsibly, how you will contribute to the well-being of your society, and humanity at large in your own unique way open the discussion towards  responsible citizenship.

  1. Smart Career Choices
  2. Login Password
  3. Change begins with ‘Me’
  4. Guardians of the World


Chapter plan and practice

Each chapter has some words of wisdom, instances of rising above challenges, and achievements of our people who have brought glory to our state. Inspiring stories and interesting snippets have been used to demonstrate the power of self-belief and self-motivation. The book content has been augmented with interesting and useful internet resources, especially with Videos in Hindi which may be accessed by the students for self-building. Each chapter ends with student’s space which has activities and prompts for collective as well as self-learning. Each of you may use the booklet in your own way, at your own pace, and according to your need.  As you read, respond, think and write, this booklet may become a journal of your personal growth. The booklet may be used in the mentorship groups. The mentors may discuss the skills in their groups and use the activities to create learning and practicing situations. All chapters come with performance aspect and mentors are requested to pay special attention to the activities by follow-up, discussion and feedback components

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