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Communication Skill & Personality Development

SGTU Code – 09050113

 B.Sc. Mathematics (Hons) – 1st semester

S.No. Topic Domain Hours as per UGC
1 ·         Basic English Grammar:  Present and Past Tenses, Using Modals- Can, Could, Shall, Should, Will, May, Might, Used to, Dare. etc. Using Correct Prepositions, Conditional Sentences, Proper Usage of Determiners/Adjectives, Using A/ An/ The Must know 14
2 ·         Communication Skills:  Basic Introduction, Asking Questions, Making Polite Enquiries/ Request, Narrating Incidents, Describing Future Plans/ Goals, Asking/ Telling Directions, Public Speaking, Presentation Skills Must know 15
3 ·         Personality Development:  Positive Attitude, Time Management, Confidence Building, Body Language, Dining Etiquette, Telephone Etiquette, Dressing Sense,


Nice to know 8
4 ·         Vocabulary: Words used in daily communication, Commonly misused/confused words, Words in English, from other Languages, Vocabulary specific to various professions


Must know 10

Books Recommended:

  1. Sanjay Kumar, Pushp Lata; Communication Skills, Oxford University Press
  2. Nirali Prakashan: Communication Skills & Personality Development
  3. Barun K Mitra; Personality Development and Soft Skills;   OUP
  4. Norman Lewis: Word Power Made Easy;
  5. Collins Common Errors in English ,How to avoid them
  6. Raymond Murphy: Intermediate English Grammar;  CUP
  7. T.M. Farhathullah: Communication Skills for Technical Students; Orient     Longman
  8. Body Language – Allan Pease; Sheldon Press, London
  9. A Communicative Grammar of English – Geoffrey Leech, Jan Swartvik; ELBS – with Longman.