Courses » Employment Communication A Lab based course

Employment Communication A Lab based course


Employment Communication: A Lab based course is intended as Finishing School for Undergraduate students of Colleges / Professional Institutes who are soon to join the workforce. It is possible that some of these students might have completed Courses or trained on Professional Communication / Soft / Communication Skills, the fact is that there is still a genuine need for intensive practice so as to put up a stellar performance during the three stage process of Employment Communication.In the first stage (CV writing) students will be trained to write impressive CVs aimed to grasp the attention of organizations / employers they would like to work with. In the 2nd phase, students will be taught the basics strategies of cracking Group Discussions (GDs) to demonstrate their Team working abilities; and also that they can emerge as leaders while still maintaining the Group /Project goals of the organizations. In the third and final stage, post a short & lucid theoretical lecture on how to tackle Interview Questions, students will undergo practical Personal Interview Sessions so as to get a feel of the real scenario and reduce the fear factor.In conclusion, the objective of the proposed course (on Employment Communication: A Lab based course) is to prepare students to effectively train & confidently prepare to enter the workplace.

All Final year UG level students of the Engineering, Humanities, Science, Commerce, Management disciplines preparing for Employment to join the workplace



PREREQUISITES: Must be enrolled in the UG Course & preferably in the Final year of their Course of studyl

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Most Private and Government Companies (including Maha-Ratna, Mini-Ratna & Nava-Ratna), Private concerns , and companies in PPP mode

4688 students have enrolled already!!


I joined the IIT Kharagpur as an Assistant Professor (English) during 2003 December. Prior to that I worked for seven years in the Royal University of Bhutan as Senior Lecturer in English. Set against this background, I diversified further and guided Research Scholars in Managerial Communication, Indian Writing in English, and Subaltern Literature. In 2007 December, I floated the PG Core Course on English for Thesis Writing which is now the compulsory for all PhD Research Scholars & MS students as well. Apart from the regular UG core course on English for Communication, I also engaged with the PGDBM & PGDBA students of the VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur. I am connected with the recruitment process at the Staff Selection Commission, Eastern Region Kolkata, as well as the Rajya Sabha, Parliament of India. I have been Guest Faculty at the IIM Raipur and continue to be called for several Short-Term Courses and Management Development Programmes as Guest Faculty in various Colleges / Training centres / Institutes across the country.Currently, I am Associate Professor of English at the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences where I teach, train, and research in Soft Skills. My academic engagements are complemented by my deep practice and training in Meditation. As on date, I have conducted more than 56 voluntary (& totally free of cost) Meditation workshops at various levels for aspirants starting from school students (age 15+) till the corporate executives.Presently, my career aim is to improve and develop upon my current skill set and expand my personal repertoire to continue adding to the greatness & glory of my Institute as well as contribute my might to Skill India.


Module I    :  Course Introduction & Verbal Communication

Module II
  :   Non Verbal Communication & Cross Cultural Communication 

Module III 
   Body Language & Listening Skills

Module IV  :  
The Employment Process & CV Writing

Module  V   : 
 The Cover Letter, CV Writing Lab & Group Discussions (GDs)

Module VI  : 
 Group Discussion (GD) Lab & Introduction to Interviewing

Module VII: 
  Personal Interviews (PIs) & PI Practice Lab

Module VIII: 
 PIs, Student Speak, & Course Wrap-up


Strategies for Engineering Communication – Susan Stevenson and Steve Whitmore, 20022. Group Discussion:Theory & Technique – Harnack, Fest and Jones3. The Art of Winning at Interviews –Nagasudha Ravinuthala, 20054. The Skills of Interviewing: A guide for Managers and Trainers – Leslie Rae, 20065. Making Successful Presentations: A Self-Teaching Guide – Terry C. Smith, 19846. Professional Presentations –Malcom Goodale, 20057. Presenting With Power:Captivate, Motivate, Inspire and Persuade – Shay McConnon, 20028. Secrets of Power Presentations –Peter Urs Bender, 19919. Giving Presentations – Jo Billingham, 200310. The Heartful Presenter- Heartfulness Institute, 2017
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exams: April 28 2019(Sunday).  Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 6 out of 8 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.