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Syllabus | B. Tech. Electronics & Communication Engineering | Aptitude Building

13040402 Aptitude Building Learning Schedule
Pre-requisites: English at Semester-1,2,3 0 0 4 2



  1. To prepare the students write their project report
  2. Get ready to write proposals implementing their ideas
  3. To prepare them to speak in Public
  4. To make them prepare effective Presentations
  5. Enable students in Aptitude building
  6. Enable students to use their Aptitude Knowledge effectively in decision making 


  1. Students are trained to write the proposals and assigned projects
  2. Students are confident in Public Speaking
  3. Students write Presentations on different Industrial topics
  4. Improve arithmetic aptitude
  5. Learn tricks to solve Aptitude questions faster thereby saving time during competitive exams 


Unit-I Report, Proposal, and Project

Report Writing, Types, Structure, Style and Writing of Reports (on different topics), Characteristics of Report, Categories and Types of Report, Types of Proposal, Nature and Significance, Structure of formal Proposal, Sample Proposal, Writing Proposals on different topics, Difference between Report and Proposal, Project Writing: Essential Features, Structure, Choosing the Subject and Writing the Project on the related Subject.

Unit-II: Speaking Skills

Group Discussions, Public Speaking, Assertive and Negotiation Strategies.

Unit-III:  Communication Skills

Activities related to Skills required for Engineers (Managerial Skills, Leadership Skills, and Organizational Skills).

Unit-IV: Strategies for Recruitment

Recruitments and Interviews, Stages in Job Interview, Desirable Qualities, Reviewing the common Question Types of Interviews.

Unit-V: Numbers and Arithmetic Basic

 Classification of Numbers, Divisibility rules –LCM/HCF, Remainders – Base System, Surds, Indices, Logarithms, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Approximations, Vedic Maths, Intro to DI, Comprehensive Practice Test on Number system, Percentage and Calculation,

Simple Arithmetic:

Code-decoding, Analogies, Direction Test, Blood relations ,Comprehension Practice test-1 (Cumulative) ,Comprehension Practice test-2 (Cumulative)

  Books and References

  1. Sanjay Kumar and Pushp Lata ‘Communication Skills’, Oxford University Press 2012
  2. Raymond Murphy ‘Essential English Grammar’, Cambridge University Press 1998
  3. Meenakshi Raman and Sangeeta Sharma ‘Technical Communication Principles and Practice’, Oxford University Press 2012
  4. K. Narayan, Malgudi Days: A Collection of Short Stories, Penguin 2006
  5. Meenakshi Raman and Prakash ‘Business Communication’ Oxford University Press 2011
  6. Hory Sankar Mukerjee ‘Business Communication Connecting at Work’ Oxford University Press 2013
  7. Suresh Kumar, P. Sreehari and J. Savithri ‘Communication Skills and Soft Skills An Integrated Approach’, Pearson 2012
  8. Nitin Bhatnagar and Mamta Bhatnagar ‘Effective Communication and Soft Skills: Strategies for Success’, Pearson 2012
  9. Francis Peter S. J ‘Soft Skills and Professional Communication’, Tata McGraw-Hill 2012
  10. Barun K. Mitra ‘Personality Development and Soft Skills’, Oxford University Press 2011
  11. Seema Miglani, Shikha Goyal and Rohit Phutela ‘Communication Skills-II’, Vayu Education of India 2009
  12. Ann Masters and Harold R. Wallace ‘Personal Development for life and Work’ Cengage Learning 2012