Lesson 6 - WORLD OF WORK

Science and Engineering ventures,

With experience/education you could make,

Or through technology transfer,

Successfully oneself betake

UDYAM SHASTRA- Chapter 07,Verse 13


Reading this module and doing the students activities will enable the students :

  • To develop awareness about real work being done.

  • To develop awareness about co-operation.

  • To develop leadership.

  • To develop awareness about division of work.

  • To develop the ability of exploration.


(Basic instruction regarding E.CONCEPTS to trainers: The trainer is requested to first read and follow the ‘Basic instructions regarding Enterprise Concepts to trainers’ and proceed further thereafter. The trainer should ask a series of leading and thought provoking questions to elicit answers from the students. These answers are expected to make the students understand these E.Concepts in their own words that they recognize and know).

Definitions of the E. CONCEPTS of the module “World of Work”


[1] The business of operating a bank

[2] Any transaction with a bank involving one’s checking account, savings account, etc.

ACCOUNTS: A record of the financial transactions relating to a specific person, property, business, etc.


1] Money paid for the use of money

2] The rate of such payment, expressed as a percentage per unit of time.

SAFE DEPOSIT VAULT: Designating or of a box or vault, esp. in a bank, for storing jewels and other valuables.

ATM : A computer terminal that allows a bank customer to deposit, withdraw, or transfer funds automatically.

LOANS : A sum of money lent, often for a specified period and repayable with interest


The students activity is designed to clarify the CONCEPTS of the module and develop some ‘ENTERPRISE SKILLS’ (E. Skills). The E.Skills included in a module may not be exhaustive but are only indicative. E.Skills stated in modules elsewhere may also get addressed through the activities of a module.:

OBSERVATION : The ability or practice of noting and recording facts and events.

EXPLORATION : To look into closely; examine carefully; investigate.

COMMUNICATION: The act of transmitting or receiving information exchanging of information, signals, or messages as by talk, gestures,writing, pictures, codes, video or movies.

INTERVIEWING : A meeting in which a person is asked about personal views, activities, etc.

REPORTING: To give an account of, often at regular intervals; give information about something seen, done,.

QUESTIONING : An asking, inquiry. Ability to make interrogative sentences, as in seeking to learn or in testing another’s knowledge.

TEAM-WORK : Joint action by a group of people, in which individual interests are subordinated to group unity and efficiency; coordinated effort, as of an athletic team.

LEADERSHIP : The ability to show the way to, or direct the course of, by going before or along with; conduct; guide. are there ?



This activity is a planning and preparation for the actual visit to the bank. The following guide lines should be used to assign tasks to the different groups. The teacher helps each group to

print questions to be asked at the Bank. The question sheets prepared at the end of this activity need not be shared and presented to rest of the class.

Task Chit 1 - How many types of Bank accounts are there ? How to open an account ?How to open an account ?

Task Chit 2 - What is a safe deposit vault ? How is it beneficial ? How to obtain a locker ?

Task Chit 3 - What are cheques? What are the types ? How are cheques used ?

Task Chit 4 - What is ATM ? How are they useful ? How to use ATM card ?

Instruction to Students

  • Form groups as suggested by teacher.

  • Take a task-chit given by the teacher.

  • Read the task-chit in the group.

  • Discuss the task in group. Decide what questions would you ask when you visit the bank.

  • Make a list of your questions.

  • Ask some questions at home or in neighbourhood and find answers or add more questions to your list.

  • After completing the activity, each group should present and share its main discussion points with the rest of the class.

Activity 2- “ MY BANK MY FRIEND II”

The teacher should visit the Bank and take essential permissions to take the students to the Bank. The students must be taken to the Bank in their non transaction hours. Students must be prepared to be polite while asking questions. They must also be instructed not to touch various machines or files and not to lift any paper without permission. The care must be taken that the visit does not harm the Bank and its workers in any way.Instruct the students to carry their question sheet and a notebook on their visit.

Instruction to Students:

  • Form groups as in Activity 1 of this module.

  • Maintain this group on your visit to a nearby Bank organised by a Teacher.

  • Take the question sheet prepared by your group in Activity 1.

  • Ask the questions on your list to the persons working in the Bank.

  • The group leader should allow all members to take turns at asking questions.

  • One member of the group may note down the answers and collect the printed forms if given by Bank officer.

  • Discuss and share the answers obtained from the Bank with your friends

Activity 3- “ MY BANK MY FRIEND III”

This activity summaries the experience gained by the students at the Bank. They are encouraged to discuss the experiences within the group and allowed to present their organised ideas

and information to rest of the class.

Instruction to Students:

  • Form groups as in Activity 1 of this module.

  • Prepare a chart based on answers obtained from Bank.

  • Present the information gathered by your group to the rest of the class.

  • Make use of charts and printed forms brought from the Bank.