In view of the growing importance of English as a tool for global communication and the consequent
emphasis on training students to acquire communicative competence, the syllabus has been designed to
develop linguistic and communicative competence of Engineering students. The prescribed books and the
exercises are meant to serve broadly as students’ handbooks.
In the English classes, the focus should be on the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking and for
this the teachers should use the text prescribed for detailed study. For example, the students should be
encouraged to read the texts/selected paragraphs silently. The teachers can ask comprehension questions
to stimulate discussion and based on the discussions students can be made to write short
paragraphs/essays etc.
The text for non-detailed