Communication Skills

A Ranting Hub for Improving Communication Skills

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  List of Assignments



Assignment 1


 Differentiate between the Technical communication and General Communication by giving various examples .


Assignment: 2  


Make a ppt on how to give an effective presentation


Assignment 3


Discuss the various components of body-language and demonstrate them with the pictures of political leaders ..

Assignment 4  


Write a short essay using narrative and cause and effect method.


Assignment 5


The students will be asked to prepare a case study on effective/ineffective response due to faulty listening.


Assignment 6


.Write the description of a process of a technical topic explained/experimented in the technical lab. (100 words)

Assignment 7


Write a letter to the Sales Manager enquiring about the price list of scanners                    along with terms and conditions.

Assignment 8


Write a letter of reply to the Purchase Manager informing him about the price of different mdels of smart phones along with terms and conditions.


Assignment 9 & 10


The students will prepare a job application (of a fresh engineering    graduate) – the cover letter and the résumé.

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Syllabus: HM101 Communication Skills [2 0 2 3]


Learning Outcome:


• Students will be able to learn and understand the four major skills of Communication i.e. LSRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

• Students will be able to remove stage fear.

• Students will be enriched with good vocabulary and diction.

• Students’ comprehension skill will be enhanced by this course.

• Meaning and process of communication. Non-verbal communication. Barriers to communication.

• Oral Communication: Effective presentation skills, group discussion dynamics, personal interview techniques, seminar presentation.
• Listening skills:  Types of listening, Barriers to effective listening, tips to improve listening skills

• Reading skills for better communication: Skimming & Scanning skills, reading comprehension of technical material.

• Written communication: Paragraph development, business letters, curriculum vitae and job application, memorandum, technical reports and vocabulary building. Tenses, prepositions, transformation concord, affixes, one-word substitutes, idioms.

• Email-etiquettes

Laboratory Work:
Laboratory work shall reinforce the theory. There will be cycles of Presentations and Group Discussion. 

Every presentation will follow an interactive open house session. In all, every student will give two presentations and will participate in minimum of 10 group discussions in entire semester.


1. Meenakshi Raman & Sangita Sharma, Technical Communication; Principles and Practice, Oxford University Press.

2. M Ashraf Rizvi, Effective Technical Communication, Tata McGraw-Hill Education

3. Andrea J. Rutherford, Basic Communication Skills for Technology, Person Education Asia

4. Raymond Murphy, Essential English Grammar: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Elementary Students of English with Answers, Cambridge University Press


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Welcome to this site!

Technical acumen alone is insufficient for engineering career success.

While speaking, writing, and listening are everyday actions, many professionals underestimate the importance of communication skills. Engineers tend to prioritize technical skills over communication skills, not realizing that they cannot be fully effective in their jobs if they are inadequate speakers, writers, and listeners. Yet it is particularly in the engineering fields that effective communication skills are crucial to success.

By the end of the course it is hoped that this course on Communication Skills will help students will be able to

• learn and understand the four major skills of Communication i.e. LSRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

 • remove stage fear.

 • be enriched with good vocabulary and diction.

 •enhance comprehension skills.


For any query please contact 
Dr. Monali Chatterjee, Course Co-ordinator


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“Regardless of the changes in technology, the market for well-crafted messages will always have an audience.”
— Steve Burnett
The Burnett Group

“Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act.”

— James Thurber