Four day Workshop on Technical And Academic Writing

A four days Workshop on Technical and Academic Writing under TEQIP II began today, being jointly organized by Centre of Management and Humanities, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh and Regional English Language Office, US Embassy, New Delhi.

The Registrar of the University, Mr. Manish Jindal, graced the occasion as its Chief Guest. He stressed upon enhancing the employability skills of engineering postgraduate students through courses in Communication Skills, thereby preparing them to become effective functionaries in their workplace.

Dr. Sharda Kaushik, Head, Centre of Management and Humanities, welcomed the gathering. She highlighted the importance of learning different forms of writing like the report and the  statement of purpose, which form the core components of literacy in any language.

Ms. Heather Mehrtens, English Language Fellow, RELO, US Embassy, New Delhi is the Resource Person. In the first session she focused on Report Writing, based on the IMRD (Introduction, Method, Research, Discussion) structure. The students of M.E. 1st year participated enthusiastically, learning to write an effective report. Deconstruction of reports and the relevance of each part of the report promoted self thinking among the students, as they worked in groups.

The sessions on the following days will include topics like Academic Writing, Formal Letter and Email Writing and Writing the Statement of Purpose.

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