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NITIE Centre for Communication Studies

The establishment of the centre of communication, commissioned in 2009, is extremely relevant in today’s time as effective communication is the lifeline of an organization, wherein, a manager spends 50 to 90 percent of his/her time in communicating. Communication is not only one of the most significant skills an employer looks for, but also the most challenging issue at the workplace.

What is communication?

The two-way process of reaching mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange (encode-decode) information, news, ideas and feelings but also create and share meaning.

But, communication skills simply do not refer to the way in which we communicate with another person. It includes many other things – the way in which we respond to the person we are speaking, body gestures including the facial ones, pitch and tone of our voice and a lot of other things. And the importance of communication skills is not just limited to the management world since effective communication skills are now required in each and every aspect of our life.

Why is communication essential?

The ability to communicate effectively with superiors, colleagues, and staff is essential, no matter what industry you work in. Workers in the digital age must know how to effectively convey and receive messages in person as well as via phone, email, and social media. Good communication skills will help get hired, land promotions, and be a success throughout your career.

Byaligning all these, NCCS activities are designed for complete professional, creative and responsive.

Centre Objectives:

  • To organize workshops to facilitate students in enhancing communication and interpersonal skills.
  • To set up a Communication Skills Laboratory that gives opportunities to students, industry representatives and faculties to improve their communication skills
  • Conduct guest lectures featuring business experts and executives so as to learn about business practices
  • Organize roundtable and conferences to facilitate interaction of academia and industry to discuss latest practices in communication
  • Generate intellectual capital in the space of human communication.

Activities Organized by NITIE Centre for Communication Studies

The centre is focused on building communication skills through workshops and generate intellectual capital through research. Activities include collection of data from students, making models, analyzing data, simulations and writing research articles for journals and conferences.

WORKSHOP’S:

1.        SOARING EAGLES WORKSHOP

A Three Day GDPI Workshop was conducted for the first year students in order to groom them for their preparations for Summer Internship Placements. The Event was conducted for a batch of 30 students during 29th July to 31st July 2016.GD Panel mentors for the workshop were Ms Sonali Sinha and Ms Aparna KH of soaring eagles. PI Panel mentors were MrS. Vineet Iyengar, Mr Ganesh Ramachandran, Mr Nitin S, Ms Sonali Sinha & Ms Aparna KH.

2.    NITIE TOASTMASTERS CLUB

24 toastmaster sessions were conducted from September 2016 till January 2017 and were attended by 47 Toastmaster members. TM Lakshman, 2nd year, PGDIM, NITIE Mumbai won the second position at Area Level Table Topic Contest held on 10th April 2016 at General Mills, Powai. Across all streams, Ankita Sharma and Agnimitra (2nd year, PGDIM) participated in Area A2 & B3's Humorous and Evaluation Speech Contest on 17th September 2016 at General Mills, Powai, and Ankita Sharma won the 3rd prize in Evaluation in humorous speech evaluation. New Executive Committee was selected on 10th December 2016, and New Executive Committee of Nitie Toastmasters club attended the COTP Session on 22nd January 2017 at TCS Thane. In the month of January2017, new 3 members joined the Nitie Toastmasters Club.

3.    ACCENT NEUTRALIZATION WORKSHOP

40 hours long Accent Neutralization Workshop wasconductedin two halves with the first half being conducted during November 2016 and the second half during January 2017. A total of 12 students across the various batches participated in the workshop. The two trainers conducting the training were Ms Elavia Pal and Ms Madhumita Saha of Zing Services. The training was aimed at minimizing the effect of native accents in English communication.

4.    GLOBAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Four-day Global Leadership Experience was hosted jointly by IIT Bombay and NITIE Mumbai with the first two days session (22nd and 23rd November) at IIT Bombay and last two days (24th and 25th November) at NITIE Mumbai. A total of 100 students participated in the event. The staff of Common purpose Archana Bhaskar, Dikccha Gautam, Katie McEvoy conducted the event. This year’s Global Leadership Experience addressed a pressing global issue: “How can you increase civic engagement in your city?”