NIT Rourkela Syllabus BTech Technical and Business Communication

 

 

 

 

NIT Rourkela Syllabus | B-Tech |Technical and Business Communication

 

 

 

 

Technical and Business Communication     

 Objective: The course aims at exposing students to various aspects of organisational

communication.

Contents:  Communication: Aspects and Issues, Verbal and Non-verbal

Communication, Creativity in Communication, the Johari Window. Interpersonal and

Impersonal Communication, Communication in Professional contexts, Formal &

Informal Communication in Organisations; Essentials of Grammar, Tricky Grammatical

Choices; Effective Pronunciation, Loan Words, Foreign Words, Word-Formation,

Vocabulary Building Exercises. Varieties of English; Speech Styles, the Job Process, Focus of Job Interviews; Report Writing, Guidelines for Preparing a Good CV, Drafting a

Job Application Letter, Comprehension Skill Testing, Paragraph Writing.

Essential Reading:

1.Ivor Williams, English for  Science and Engineering, Cengage Learning, First

Indian Reprint 2007.

2.S. Stevenson and S. Whitmore, Strategies for Engineering Communication, John

Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pvt. Ltd. 2002

Supplementary Reading:

1. S. Clark and G. Pointon, Word for Word, OUP, 2004

2. M. Nurnberg and M. Rosenblum,  All About Words: An Adult Approach to

Vocabulary Building, W.R. Goyal Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi,2000

3. Straus, Jane, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation. (Available online at

http://www.grammmarbook.com.)

4. Guide to Grammar and Writing, WebPages available at

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ and “The Online Writing Lab at

Purdue” (OWL) WebPages available at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

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