Employment Communication A Lab based course


Prof. Seema Singh

IIT Kharagpur

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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


Must be enrolled in the UG Course & preferably in the Final year of their Course of study


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


Prof. Seema Singh joined the IIT Kharagpur as an Assistant Professor (English) in 2003 December. Prior to that, she worked for seven years in the Royal University of Bhutan as Senior Lecturer in English. Set against this background, she diversified further and guided Research Scholars in Managerial Communication, Indian Writing in English, and Subaltern Literature. In 2007 December, Prof. Seema Singh floated the PG Core Course on English for Thesis Writing which is now compulsory for all Ph.D. Research Scholars & MS students as well. Apart from the regular UG core course on English for Communication, Prof. Seema Singh also engaged with the PGDBM & PGDBA students of the VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur. Prof. Seema Singh is connected with the recruitment process at the Staff Selection Commission, Eastern Region Kolkata, as well as the Rajya Sabha, Parliament of India. Prof. Seema Singh has been Guest Faculty at the IIM Raipur and continues 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, Prof. Seema Singh is an Associate Professor of English at the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences where she teaches, trains, and researches in Soft Skills. Prof. Seema Singh’s academic engagements are complemented by my deep practice and training in Meditation. As of date, Prof. Seema Singh has conducted more than 56 voluntary (& totally free of cost) Meditation workshops at various levels for aspirants starting from school students (age 15+) to corporate executives. Presently, Prof. Seema Singh’s career aim is to improve and develop upon her current skill set and expand her personal repertoire to continue adding to the greatness & glory of her Institute as well as contribute my might to Skill India.

Certification Process

1. Join the course
Learners may pay the applicable fees and enrol to a course on offer in the portal and get access to all of its contents including assignments. Validity of enrolment, which includes access to the videos and other learning material and attempting the assignments, will be mentioned on the course. Learner has to complete the assignments and get the minimum required marks to be eligible for the certification exam within this period.

COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 2000 + GST

2. Watch Videos+Submit Assignments
After enrolling, learners can watch lectures and learn and follow it up with attempting/answering the assignments given.

3. Get qualified to register for exams
A learner can earn a certificate in the self paced course only by appearing for the online remote proctored exam and to register for this, the learner should get minimum required marks in the assignments as given below:

Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 6/8 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.”

4. Register for exams
The certification exam is conducted online with remote proctoring. Once a learner has become eligible to register for the certification exam, they can choose a slot convenient to them from what is available and pay the exam fee. Schedule of available slot dates/timings for these remote-proctored online examinations will be published and made available to the learners.

EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

5. Results and Certification
After the exam, based on the certification criteria of the course, results will be declared and learners will be notified of the same. A link to download the e-certificate will be shared with learners who pass the certification exam.


Course Details

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

Books and References

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


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