Syllabus (M&H)

B. Tech. (Four Year Degree Course) Semester – I & II

Subject Code             :  HUT411/HUT421 and HUP 411/HUP421

Title of the course     : English Communication & Soft Skills /English Communication Skills

(Common to all branches of Engineering and Technology)

 

L T P Credits Weekly Load
3 0 2 4 5

 

Course Outcomes:

After successful completion of course, the students should be able to

CO1: Understand Concepts of Communication and Improve Communication Skills

CO2: Understand Speech Sounds and Pronunciation     

CO3: Improve Grammatical Skills and Vocabulary       

CO4: Compose in English Effectively

CO5: Translate and Summarize a Given Text   

 

Pre–requisite:  Nil 

 

CO/PO Mapping : (Strong(S) / Medium(M) / Weak(W) indicates strength of correlation):

Cos

Programme Outcomes (POs)

PO1

PO2

PO3

PO4

PO5

PO6

PO7

PO8

PO9

PO10

PO11

PO12

CO1

CO2

CO3

CO4

CO5

           

Course Description   Lecture(s)

Unit- I

  1. 1.      Communication Techniques
 
 

Importance of Communication; One-way and Two-way Communication; Essentials of Good and effective Communication; Barriers to Communication; Techniques to Overcome Barriers, Oral Presentations

 

       12

Unit- II

  1. 2.      Report Writing
 
 

Reports and their importance; Types of Routine Reports along with their formats- Annual Confidential Report, Progress Report, Inventory Report, Inspection Report, Lab Report; Structure of Reports; Bibliography & References

 

 

12

  1. 3.      Grammar & Vocabulary  

 

Tenses; Change of Voice; Change of Narration; Words often confused; Correct use of Prepositions; Use of Idioms and Phrases

 

 

12

  1. 4.      Writing Skills

 

Précis- writing; Essay- writing; Official e-mail writing

 

12

Total=48

Recommended Books:

  1. Bhattacharya, Indrajit. An Approach to Communication Skills. Dhanpat Rai & Co.
  2. Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. MLA.
  3. Sinclair, John. Collins Cobuild English Grammar. Collins.
  4. Wren, P.C. & H. Martin. High School English Grammar & Composition. S. Chand & Company Ltd.
  5. Sharma, R.C. & Krishna Mohan. Business Correspondence and Report Writing. Tata McGraw-Hill.

 

List of Experiments (10-14):

  1. Introducing yourself.
  2. Observing and analyzing your environment/ surroundings.
  3. Collecting and Using Library Resources.
  4. Giving Individual Presentations.
  5. English Conversation Skills.
  6. Group Discussions.
  7. Extempore.
  8. Debates.
  9. Summarizing newspaper reports.
  10. Role Plays.
  11. Grammar exercises.
  12. Finalization of Team Project Work.
  13. Collecting Materials for Project Work & Finalization of Project.
  14. Presentation of Project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Tech. (Four Year Degree Course) Semester – VII

Subject Code             :  HUO – 714

Title of the course     :  Technical Communication and Soft Skills

(Open to all branches of Engineering and Technology)

L T P Credits Weekly Load
3 0 0 3 3

 

Course Outcomes:

After successful completion of course, the students should be able to

CO1: Learn about production of speech sounds 

CO2: Learn to make oral presentation and use of Multimedia   

CO3: Learn to participate effectively in GDs and Personal Interviews     

CO4: Draft Business letters, Notices, Agendas, Minutes of meetings and Memos

CO5: Learn to draft application for employment

 

Pre–requisite: Nil 

 

CO/PO Mapping : (Strong(S) / Medium(M) / Weak(W) indicates strength of correlation):

Cos

Programme Outcomes (POs)

PO1

PO2

PO3

PO4

PO5

PO6

PO7

PO8

PO9

PO10

PO11

PO12

CO1

CO2

CO3

CO4

CO5

 

Course Description   Lecture(s)
                                                            Unit- I
  1. 1.      Speech Mechanism
 
 

Introduction to English Speech Sounds: Consonants and Vowels (basics only); Organs of Speech; Description & Classification of Consonant Sounds; Cardinal Vowel Scale

 

       12
  1. 2.      Oral Presentation and Professional Speaking
 
 

Elements of effective presentation; Body language and use of Audio-Visual Aids during presentation; Planning and preparing a model presentation; Organizing the presentation to suit the audience and context

12

       Unit- II

  1. 3.      Business Communication

 

Business Letters-Placing, Cancelling, Complaints, Reply to Complaints; Notices; Agendas; Minutes of Meetings; Memorandums

12

  1. 4.      Career-Oriented Communication

 

Resume and Bio-data- Design and style, Applying for a job, Language and format of a job application; Job Interview- Purpose and process, How to prepare for an interview, Language and style to be used in an interview, Types of interview questions and how to answer them

 

12

                        Total=48

Recommended Books:

  1. Mishra, Sunita & C. Muralikrishna. Communication Skills for Engineers. Pearson.
  2. Gimson, A.C. An Introduction to Pronunciation of English. ELBS.
  3. Jones, Daniel. English Pronouncing Dictionary. ELBS.
  4. Bhattacharya, Indrajit. An Approach to Communication Skills. Dhanpat Rai & Co.
  5. Sharma, R.C. & Krishna Mohan. Business Correspondence and Report Writing. Tata McGraw-Hill.

 

List of Experiments (10-14):

  1. Self Description, Analysis and Interaction.
  2. Oral Presentation on a Given Topic.
  3. Group Discussion/ Debate on a Given Topic.
  4. Reading a Literary Text and Preparing a Summary.                         

  1. Learning Etiquettes in Communication: accepting/ arguing against others’ views/ ideas, interrupting others’ talks, addressing higher officials, colleagues, sub-ordinates.
  2. Individual Power Point Presentations.
  3. Team Project Work: Selecting a Survey Topic and collecting relevant material from the Library/ Internet Sources.
  4. Designing a Questionnaire and Conducting the Survey.
  5. Presenting the survey results and compiling the project report.
  6. Visual Comprehension: Movies, Documentaries, Video Lectures and Summarizing.
  7. Pronunciation Improvement Exercises.
  8. Role Plays.
  9. Mock Interviews.
  10. Creative Writing: Poems, Articles, Stories etc.