Technical Communication for Engineers

Technical Communication for Engineers

Authors : Dr Shalini Verma

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About the Author

Dr Shalini Verma :-
She is PhD in Communications and Diploma in Training and Development, she has Masters Degrees in four areas — English Literature, Communications & Journalism, Human Rights and Business Administration. 
At present, Dr Verma holds the position of Associate Professor & Area Chairperson— Business Communication, at Jaipuria Institute of Management, NOIDA. Formerly, she was associated as Assistant Professor— Business Communication with the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)-accredited India MBA programme, College of Business, Ohio University, USA and ISTAO, Italy. 
Dr Verma is a Communication Coach, Body Language Expert and the Founder of Pollyanna Positive Parivartan Pvt Ltd., a Delhi-based consultancy firm with operations across the world. Besides teaching and training, Dr Verma has authored 60 books across genres — 20 HE (Higher Education, including Management), 30 ELT (English Language Teaching) and Life Skills Books for Schools and 10 Test Prep books.

About the Book

Technical Communication for Engineers has been written for undergraduate students of all engineering disciplines. It provides a well-researched content meticulously developed to help them become strategic assets to their organizations and have a successful career.
The book covers the entire spectrum of learning required by a technical professional to effectively communicate the technicalities of his subject to other technocrats or to a non-technical person at their proper levels. It is unique inasmuch as it provides some thoughtful pedagogical tools that help the students attain proficiency in all the modes of communication.
These include:
• Marginalia, which are spread throughout the book to clarify and highlight the key points.
• Tech Talk passages, which throw light on the latest advancements in communication technology and their innovative use
• Application-based Exercise, which encourages the readers to apply the concepts learnt to real-life situation
• Language-based Exercise (Grammar & Vocabulary) to help readers assess their language competency
• Ethical Dilemma, which poses a complex hypothetical situation of mental conflict on choosing between difficult moral imperatives
• Experiential Learning-based Exercise (Project Work) devised to help learner ';feel' or ';experience' the concepts and theories learnt and thereby gain hands-on experience


1. Nature and Scope of Communication, 2. Verbal and Non-verbal Communication, 3. Communication Barriers, 4. Communicating with Cultural Sensitivity, 5. Technical Communication, 6. Listening and Giving Feedback, 7. Spoken (Oral) Communication, 8. Reading Skills, 9. Written Communication, 10. Conducting Research, 11. Technical Writing, 12. Technology-enabled Communication, 13. Basics of English Grammar and Syntax, 14. Basics of Word Formation and Vocabulary, 15. Internship and Campus Placement: A Gateway to Employment