Course on Communication Skills in English Launched

Published: 27th November 2015 06:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th November 2015 06:29 AM   |  A+A-

26bjb

BHUBANESWAR: The Higher Education Department on Thursday launched a course on ‘Communication Skills in English Language’ for students of 25 degree colleges in the State. The course will be offered to degree students on a pilot basis at the Language Labs that have been set up by the department in colleges.

Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahy launched the course at the BJB Autonomous College here. Classes for the course, which will be of three-month duration, will be taken up once or twice in a week beyond class hours or on holidays. There will be 20 classes altogether to complete the course, which is aimed at making the degree students ready to face job interviews, the Minister said.

Usually, fresh graduates from Odisha colleges fail to grab jobs due to lack of communication skills. “The thrust will be on improving reading and writing skills of college students so that they are able to face interviews, be it of jobs or competitive examinations,” said Panigrahy.

The colleges will issue a certificate of participation to the students on completion of course for which, 70 per cent attendance is mandatory. In an academic year, four batches of students will be trained.

In Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, the course will be offered at BJB College and Sailabala Women’s College respectively. The Higher Education Department will soon appoint teachers for the course.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp