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Swayam Central

Technical English for Engineers

By Prof. Aysha Iqbal   |   IIT Madras
The course covers all the areas of grammar necessary for the undergraduate students of engineering sciences. This includes topics such as reading/writing/listening comprehension, note taking, summarizing, report writing, along with elements of grammar and vocabulary. The course is designed for self-study, where participants will be required to solve regular quizzes and assignments, and can also be used as an add-on to classroom teaching.
Important For Certification/Credit Transfer:

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any Interested Learners
PRE-REQUISITES       :  Nil


Learners enrolled: 2834

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jul 2020
End Date : 11 Sep 2020
Exam Date : 27 Sep 2020
Enrollment Ends : 27 Jul 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Listening:  Listening/Reading Comprehension
                   Dictation
           Notemaking
    Speaking:  Using words in context
           Use of formal expressions and usages
           Formal presentations (organizing data and slide preparation)
    Reading:    Skimming through the text
               Scanning
    Writing:      Grammar
               Introduction to elements of academic writing
             Report Writing
           Resume writing
           Project Proposal writing

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    • Oxford Advanced Learners’s Dictionary. 8th edition, 2013. 
    • Martin Hewings. Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge University Press, 2013.
    • Michael Swan. Practical English Usage. 3rd ed. OUP, 2005. 
    • John Seely. The Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking. OUP, 2005.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Aysha Iqbal

    IIT Madras
    Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan is professor of film studies, drama and popular culture in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. Among her several books are Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Bollywood Directors(ed.) Sage: New Delhi, 2017, Post-liberalization Indian Novels in English: Global Reception & Politics of Award London: ANTHEM, 2013.  Her books on communication include English for Technical Communication, and English for Nurses and English for the Hotel Industry

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 27 September 2020 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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

    Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
    Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

    Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

    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 Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

    Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

    Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

    - NPTEL team

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