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.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: 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
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 &
(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
SUGGESTED READING MATERIALS:
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
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
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.