22 July 2013

B.Tech I Year English syllabus from 2013-14

JNTUH B.Tech. I Year English Syllabus                    


I Year B.Tech.                                                                                           L T/P/D C  2 -/-/- 4


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 competencies 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 study is for extensive reading/reading for pleasure. Hence, it is suggested that they read it on their own the topics selected for discussion in the class. The time should be utilized for working out the exercises given after each section , as also for supplementing the exercises with authentic materials of a similar kind for example, from newspaper articles, advertisements, promotional material etc.. However, the stress in this syllabus is on skill development, fostering ideas and practice of language skills.

a. To improve the language proficiency of the students in English with emphasis on LSRW skills.
b. To equip the students to study academic subjects more effectively using the theoretical and practical
components of the English syllabus.
c. To develop the study skills and communication skills in formal and informal situations.


Listening Skills:
1. To enable students to develop their listening skill so that they may appreciate its role in the LSRW skills
approach to language and improve their pronunciation
2. To equip students with necessary training in listening so that they can comprehend the speech of people of
different backgrounds and regions Students should be given practice in listening to the sounds of the language to be able to recognise them, to distinguish between them to mark stress and recognise and use the right intonation in sentences.
• Listening for general content
• Listening to fill up information
• Intensive listening
• Listening for specific information
Speaking Skills:
1. To make students aware of the role of speaking in English and its contribution to their success.
2. To enable students to express themselves fluently and appropriately in social and professional contexts.
• Oral practice
• Describing objects/situations/people
• Role play – Individual/Group activities (Using exercises from all the nine units of the prescribed text: Learning
English : A Communicative Approach.)
• Just A Minute(JAM) Sessions.
Reading Skills:
1. To develop an awareness in the students about the significance of silent reading and comprehension.
2. To develop the ability of students to guess the meanings of words from context and grasp the overall
message of the text, draw inferences etc.
• Skimming the text
• Understanding the gist of an argument
• Identifying the topic sentence
• Inferring lexical and contextual meaning
• Understanding discourse features
• Recognizing coherence/sequencing of sentences

NOTE : The students will be trained in reading skills using the prescribed text for detailed study.
They will be examined in reading and answering questions using ‘unseen’ passages which may be taken from
authentic texts, such as magazines/newspaper articles.
Writing Skills :
1. To develop an awareness in the students about writing as an exact and formal skill
2. To equip them with the components of different forms of writing, beginning with the lower order ones.
• Writing sentences
• Use of appropriate vocabulary
• Paragraph writing
• Coherence and cohesiveness
• Narration / description
• Note Making
• Formal and informal letter writing
• Describing graphs using expressions of comparison


In order to improve the proficiency of the student in the acquisition of the four skills mentioned above, the
following texts and course content, divided into Eight Units, are prescribed:

For Detailed study

1 First Text book entitled ‘Skills Annex’ -Functional English to Success' Published by Orient Black Swan, Hyderabad

For Non-detailed study
1. Second text book “Epitome of Wisdom”, Published by MaruthiPublications, Hyderabad.

The course content and study material is divided into Five Units.

Unit –I:
1. Chapter entitled ‘Wit and Humour from ‘Skills Annex’ -Functional English to Success Published by Orient Black Swan, Hyderabad
2. Chapter entitled ‘Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya from “Epitome of Wisdom”, Published by Maruthi
Publications, Hyderabad. and
L-Listening For Sounds, Stress and Intonation
S-Greeting and Taking Leave, Introducing Oneself and Others (Formal and Informal Situations)
R- Reading for Subject/ Theme
W- Writing Paragraphs
G-Types of Nouns and Pronouns
V- Homonyms, homophones synonyms, antonyms

Unit –II
1. Chapter entitled “Cyber Age from “Skills Annex -Functional English for Success” Published by Orient Black Swan, Hyderabad.
2 Chapter entitled ‘Three days To See’ from “Epitome of Wisdom”, Published by Maruthi Publications, Hyderabad. and
L – Listening for themes and facts
S – Apologizing, interrupting, requesting and making polite conversation
R- for theme and gist
W- Describing people, places, objects, events
G- Verb forms
V- noun, verb, adjective and adverb

Unit –III
1. Chapter entitled ‘Risk Management’ from “Skills Annex -Functional English for Success” Published by
Orient Black Swan, Hyderabad
2. Chapter entitled Leela's Friend’ by R.K. Narayan from “Epitome of Wisdom”, Published by Maruthi
Publications, Hyderabad and
L – for main points and sub-points for note taking
S – giving instructions and directions; Speaking of hypothetical situations
R – reading for details
W – note-making, information transfer, punctuation
G – present tense
V – synonyms and antonyms

Unit –IV
1. Chapter entitled ‘Human Values and Professional Ethics’ from “Skills Annex -Functional English for
Success” Published by Orient Black Swan, Hyderabad
2. Chapter entitled ‘The Last Leaf from “Epitome of Wisdom”, Published by Maruthi Publications, Hyderabad and
L -Listening for specific details and information
S- narrating, expressing opinions and telephone interactions
R -Reading for specific details and information
W- Writing formal letters and CVs
G- Past and future tenses
V- Vocabulary - idioms and Phrasal verbs

Unit –V
1. Chapter entitled Sports and Health from “Skills Annex -Functional English for Success” Published by
Orient Black Swan, Hyderabad
2. Chapter entitled  The Convocation speech by N.R. Narayanmurthy’ from “Epitome of Wisdom”, Published by Maruthi Publications, Hyderabad and
L- Critical Listening and Listening for speaker’s tone/ attitude
S- Group discussion and Making presentations
R- Critical reading, reading for reference
W-Project proposals; Technical reports, Project Reports and Research Papers
G- Adjectives, prepositions and concord
V- Collocations and Technical vocabulary
Using words appropriately

* Exercises from the texts not prescribed shall also be used for classroom tasks.

1. Contemporary English Grammar Structures and Composition by David Green, MacMillan Publishers, New Delhi. 2010.
2. Innovate with English: A Course in English for Engineering Students, edited by T Samson, Foundation Books.
3. English Grammar Practice, Raj N Bakshi, Orient Longman.
4. Technical Communication by Daniel Riordan. 2011. Cengage Publications. New Delhi.
5. Effective English, edited by E Suresh Kumar, A RamaKrishna Rao, P Sreehari, Published by Pearson
6. Handbook of English Grammar& Usage, Mark Lester and Larry Beason, Tata Mc Graw –Hill.
7. Spoken English, R.K. Bansal & JB Harrison, Orient Longman.
8. Technical Communication, Meenakshi Raman, Oxford University Press
9. Objective English Edgar Thorpe & Showick Thorpe, Pearson Education
10. Grammar Games, Renuvolcuri Mario, Cambridge University Press.
11. Murphy’s English Grammar with CD, Murphy, Cambridge University Press.
12. Everyday Dialogues in English, Robert J. Dixson, Prentice Hall India Pvt Ltd.,
13. ABC of Common Errors Nigel D Turton, Mac Millan Publishers.
14. Basic Vocabulary Edgar Thorpe & Showick Thorpe, Pearson Education
15. Effective Technical Communication, M Ashraf Rizvi, Tata Mc Graw –Hill.
16. An Interactive Grammar of Modern English, Shivendra K. Verma and Hemlatha Nagarajan , Frank Bros & CO
17. A Communicative Grammar of English, Geoffrey Leech, Jan Svartvik, Pearson Education
18. Enrich your English, Thakur K B P Sinha, Vijay Nicole Imprints Pvt Ltd.,
19. A Grammar Book for You And I, C. Edward Good, MacMillan Publishers

6 July 2013

IndianOil Educational Scholarship Scheme 2014

 IndianOil Corporation Ltd

IndianOil Educational Scholarship Scheme 2014
IndianOil offers 2600 Scholarships to Students pursuing 10+, ITI, Engineering, MBBS & MBA Streams on merit-cum-means basis as under:


Duration for which Scholarship will be awarded and minimum duration of courseNo. of

Qualifying Examination

Minimum Eligibility marks in Qualifying Exam
Scholarship amount per month


SC/ST/   OBC/Girls  PwDs
2 years
Rs. 1000
Engineer ing
4 years
Rs. 3000
4 years
Rs. 3000
2 years
Rs. 3000

Abbreviations: SC: Scheduled Caste, ST: Scheduled Tribe, OBC: Other Backward Class, GEN: General, PwDs: Persons with Disabilities


1. “IndianOil Merit Scholarships Scheme” for 10+/ITI studies

2000 Scholarships are offered for 10+/ITI students. The proportionate distribution of scholarships will be State-wise, based on “Number of students who appeared for 10th Standard examination during 2013-14”.

2. “IndianOil Scholarships Scheme” for Graduate and Post-Graduate studies

600 scholarships are offered to students pursuing professional courses (Engineering–300 Nos., MBBS-200 Nos. & MBA-100 Nos.). The scholarships will be proportionately distributed Zone-wise viz. North, South, East & West, based on “Number of students who appeared for 12th Standard examination during 2013-14”.

ELIGIBILITY: Students pursuing full time/regular courses (not correspondence/distance/online mode) in these streams & studying in Schools / Colleges / Institutions recognized by MCI / AICTE / State Education Boards/State Technical Education Boards / ICSE / ISC / CBSE shall be eligible to apply for the different streams as under :

10+/ITI : (For 10+) – Bonafide students (full time / regular) in 11th standard / Ist Year of Intermediate course or equivalent course in 2014-15 are eligible to apply.

(For ITI) - Bonafide students (full time / regular) in 1st year of 2 years ITI course in 2014-15 are eligible to apply.

Engineering & MBBS : Bonafide students (full time/regular) in the first year of Engineering/MBBS degree courses in 2014-15 (minimum 4 years’ duration course) are eligible to apply.

MBA : Bonafide students (full time/regular) in the first year of minimum 2 years post graduate course in Business Administration/Management in 2014-15 are eligible to apply.

The marks obtained in the qualifying examination making the students eligible to seek admission in the respective first year of these courses will be considered for selection. Minimum eligibility percentage of marks required from the students of various categories in qualifying examination is given in the above table.

Percentage of marks obtained in qualifying examination shall be calculated on total aggregate marks of all subjects. In case of Graduates, percentage of marks obtained shall be calculated on total aggregate of marks of all subjects for all the academic years of graduation.

Normalization of marks for all streams shall be done by using percentile method so as to rationalize the variation of marks provided by different Education Boards and Universities/Institutions.

INCOME : Gross Joint annual income of the family of the student from all sources during financial year 2013-14 should not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lakh only). However, in case of tie, preference will be given to the students whose family income (gross joint income from all sources in 2013-14) is upto Rs. 60,000/- (Rs. Sixty thousand only). Income certificate should be got issued from appropriate civil authorities of the State/UTs/Central Governments whose details have been specified under the head ‘Submission of Documents by Applicants’. Any Affidavit submitted as Income Proof shall not be accepted.

AGE LIMIT: Minimum 15 years and maximum 30 years as on 01.07.2014. Persons born between 01.07.1984 and 01.07.1999 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply. However, relaxation in the upper age limit by 3 years for OBC candidates, 5 years for SC/ST candidates and 10 years for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) is permissible.

RESERVATION : 49.5% scholarships are reserved i.e. SC(15%), ST(7.5%) & OBC (27%). Only those listed in the Central Govt’s OBC list will be considered against OBC quota. OBC candidates of State list but not covered by Central Govt’s OBC list may apply against General Category. 25% of scholarships for girl students and 10% of scholarships for persons with Disabilities (PwDs) (minimum 40% disability as per definition under Disabilities Act 1952) are reserved in each category/sub-category. The above reservations shall be maintained on overall All India Basis.

APPLICATION: Interested students meeting above eligibility criteria can apply online by logging on to  or at These sites shall be kept open to receive online applications from 12.07.2014 to 30.09.2014. Once the online application is submitted by an applicant, the system will generate a unique Registration Number. The applicants should note down this number and also take a print out of this Online Registered Application Form for future reference/correspondence. A message through SMS on the mobile number given in the online application and an e-Mail message on the e-Mail address given in the online application will be generated automatically as a token of confirmation of submission of your Online Application Form.

A scholarship holder under this scheme will not hold any other scholarship / stipend / financial aid from any other source. The payment of Scholarship will be sent to selected scholars on six monthly basis through Principal/Head of their respective School/College/Institute. There will be no obligation on part of IOCL to provide employment to any Scholar at any point of time. IOCL reserves the right to reject any application as well as discontinue the scholarship at any time without giving any notice/assigning any reason. IOCL also reserves the right to cancel/modify/change any provision/guideline/criteria/conditions of the scheme in full or in part at any point of time.

BONUS PRIZE : Those qualifying in the merit list of the particular course (Top 10 in 10+ or Top 3 in graduate/post-graduate) will get a lump sum Bonus Prize of Rs. 10,000/- (Rs. Ten thousand only). Toppers will be invited at IOCL’s cost for receiving the amount.

SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS : All the applicants should submit the required documents along with a print out of the Registered Online Application Form duly signed for scrutiny/verification. The detail of the documents/forms etc. to be submitted by the applicants is given in the above website under Head “Submission of Documents by Applicants”. The detail of documents to be submitted can be seen by individual applicant at the bottom of the print out of their Registered Online Application Form.

If the detail provided in the online application is found to be incorrect & does not match with the submitted documents, the application of such applicants shall be summarily rejected and no correspondence shall be made / entertained in this regard. IOCL shall initiate legal action against applicants or parents/guardians (in case applicant is minor) if wrong/misleading information is given or false/fake/fabricated/tempered documents are submitted in support of their application form.

The required documents in a sealed cover should be sent by Speed Post or Registered Post only at the address given below ON or BEFORE 31.10.2014 :

Sify Technologies Limited
Plot No B 7, Sector-132,
Noida-201301 (Uttar Pradesh)

Documents received after 15.10.2014 shall not be accepted. Any document submitted at any location of IOCL or any office of Administrator of the Scheme (M/s Sify Technologies Ltd.) shall not be considered.


1. Criterion for selection will be merit and family’s income.

2. Applicants should fill in the same name (with same spellings) which appears in the mark sheet/certificate/degree of qualifying examination.

3. If documents of any applicant are not complete or proper, his/her application shall be rejected and no intimation on this account shall be given to such applicants.

4. All the documents to be submitted by applicants should be got attested from Principal/Head of the institution where the student is studying or from a Gazatted Officer or from a First Class Judicial Magistrate.

5. Applicants should get the grade (CGPA/GPA/SGPA/OGPA/CPI etc.) obtained converted into percentage of marks as per approved formula of Academic Board/Institution and should mention the formula used for conversion of grade into percentage of marks.

6. Applications with any invalid Caste Certificate shall be considered against General Category.

7. All applicants are advised to have the savings bank account in their names (joint bank account with parents/guardians in case applicant is minor) in any branch of State Bank of India having Core Banking Facility and send attested copies of bank documents as mentioned in “Submission of Documents by Applicants”.

8. All applicants should check and ensure before applying that the name of their School/Institution appears as a recognized school/institution in the official website of respective State/Central Education Boards/Technical Education Boards/AICTE/MCI/Universities who have recognized their School/Institution. While scrutiny/verification of documents/school/institutions, applications of those students will be rejected whose school/institution (where they are studying) does not appear as a recognized school/institution on the official web site of the respective academic bodies, as mentioned above.

9. All applicants should check with their respective School/Institution, the Permanent ID Registration Number and Student ID Number issued/allotted by the respective State/Central Educational Boards, Universities, AICTE, MCI to individual School/Institution and individual student studying in recognized schools/institutions and fill it in the online application form.

10. First scholarship installment shall be released for 12 months by demand draft and subsequent Scholarship installments shall be released on six monthly basis through NEFT/Bank Transfer based on satisfactory performance and other details provided by the Principal/Head of the academic institution in the Feedback Form.

11. Wards of the IOCL employees, its Joint Venture and Subsidiary companies and Consultant managing the Scheme are not eligible to apply.

12. Applicants will have to provide valid & active e-mail address & mobile number in their online application form & keep on checking their personal e-Mail / Mobile SMS, Portal of Administrator of the Scheme at  as well as on the web site of IOCL regularly for instructions specific for them from Administrator of the Scheme/IOCL.

13. IOCL will not be responsible for any postal delay or loss/damage of documents in transit or whatsoever reason.

14. Court of jurisdiction for any dispute will be at Delhi.

15. A Help Desk will be operating 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday) from 10.00 AM to 05.00 PM, except Gazetted & National Holidays, for any information/queries/clarifications from applicants. Help Desk can be contacted only over phone no. 9810421827 / 9810422305.

16. Any query/information or correspondence be made with the Administrator of the Scheme at the following address :

Sify Technologies Limited
Plot No B 7, Sector-132,
Noida-201301 (Uttar Pradesh)

e-Mail :

For other details and to APPLY ONLINE, please
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