Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC)

Mandated by the University Grants Commission, Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC) aim to hone the social and leadership skills that are crucial for students to succeed in their professional and personal lives. 

These courses are designed to help students enhance their skills in communication, language, and personality development. They also promote a deeper understanding of subjects like social sciences and ethics, culture and human behaviour, human rights and the law. 

At RUAS, Ability Enhancement Courses are offered by the Directorate of Transferable Skills and Leadership Development (DTSLD).

Some of the 2 and 3 credit courses are:

  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Communication Skills for Healthcare Professionals
  • Value Education
  • Personality Development and Soft Skills
  • Learning Strategies
  • The Constitution, Human Rights, and the Law
  • Society, Culture, and Human Behaviour
  • Elements of Social Sciences and Ethics
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Company Law and Corporate Governance
  • Project Management

These courses are taught by experienced professionals who adopt a participant-centric style of teaching. Emphasis is laid on experiential learning and a host of activities are included in the lesson plans to ensure student engagement. Theatre is also used as a teaching tool.

The Directorate of Transferable Skills and Leadership Development

The Directorate of Transferable Skills and Leadership Development (DTSLD) helps students acquire and enhance skills that are transferable to the work environment. This includes skills that mould students into leaders who prioritize the wellbeing of society even in their business transactions.

DTSLD works to ensure the market-readiness of students and contributes to their holistic development through activities like:

  • Debates
  • Quizzes
  • Essay Writing
  • Mock Court