PTU-B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering 3rd Semester-Written and Oral Technical Communication Papers


Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar was established in January 1997 for advancement of technical education & development. The University has under its affiliation 380 Engineering & Architect, Management & Hotel Management and Pharmacy colleges. As of today, PTU affiliates about 380 Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Hotel Management and Architecture colleges in the State that are approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

Paper Description:

In my opinion, B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering 3rd Semester paper Written and oral Technical Communication Paper is intended to made a student’s ability to communicate both in speech and writing in the Situation that he/she is likely to come across in his/her academic and working life.

  • Note taking from lectures and reference material [10%]
  • Essay and précis writing [30%]
  • Slide preparation and oral presentation principles [10%]
  • Written presentation of technical material [20%]
  • Preparation of Bibliography [10%]
  • Basics of Official Correspondence [15%]
  • Preparation of bio-data [5%]
  • Students are asked to prepare and present Seminars during the practice session.

Frequently asked questions:

There are few important questions and some highlighted topics that the students need to be concerned about. Some of those are as follows:

  • What are the essential elements in the Introduction, body and conclusion of an oral presentation?
  • What are the difference between a CV (Curriculum Vitae) and a Resume?
  • Write an essay on anyone of the following. Commercialization of Education or Criminalization of politics or Today’s Life

Paper pattern:

B.Tech 3rd Semester Computer Science and Engineering - Written and Oral Technical Communication Papers of Punjab Technical University is divided into three sections A, B, C. Section A contain of 2 marks  10 question compulsory . The entire section contains 20 marks. The section B contains 5 question from which student have to attend 4 each contain 5 marks. The section C contain 3 question student have to attain 2 the entire section contain 20marks.

A total mark is 60 times is 3 hrs rest 40 marks from internal.

Recommended Books:

  • The Chicago Manual of Style, 13th Edition, Prentice Hall of India 1989.
  • Gowers Ernest, “The Complete Plan in Words” Penguin, 1973.
  • Menzel D.H., Jones H.M, Boyd, LG., “Writing a Technical Paper”. McGraw Hill, 1961.
  • Strunk, W., & White E.B., “The Elements of Style”, 3rd Edition, McMillan, 1979.
  • Turbian K.L., “A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Thesis and dissertations” Univ of Chicago Press, 1973.
  • IEEE Transactions on “Written and Oral Communication” has many papers.
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