NIT Trichy 1st year Syllabus PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
Listening: Barriers to listening: Physical & psychological – Steps to overcome them –
Purposive listening practice – Active listening and anticipating the speaker – Successful
Speaking: Fluency & accuracy in speech –– Positive thinking – Improving self expression –
Listener oriented speaking -Group discussion practice – Developing persuasive speaking
skills – Use of technology in oral communication.
Reading: Speed reading practice – Transcoding: verbal and non-verbal – Eye-reading
practice – Analytical and critical reading practice.
Writing: Corporate Correspondence – Formal and informal letters – Argument Writing
practice – Perspectives in writing – Different registers – Tone in formal writing – Summary
Study Skills: Reference Skills – Using a dictionary, glossary etc – Importance of contents
page – Bibliography.
1. Barun K. Mitra, Effective Technical Communication, Oxford University Press, Delhi.
2006. Reference Books
1. Shirley Taylor, Communication for Business, Longman, New Delhi, 1999.
2. Robert Gannon, Best Science Writing: Readings and Insights, University Press,
3. Albert J. Harris, Edward R.Sipay, How to Increase Reading Ability, Longman, 1990.