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Volume 1 Issue 4

September 2014

Technical English and Enculturation: Need for a New Paradigm in English Curricula in Engineering Education in Tamil Nadu
Dr. V. Christopher Ramesh, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Government Arts College, 
Melur, Tamil Nadu, India
Globalization and the arrival of so many multinational corporations have opened great employment opportunities for engineers in India in general and Tamil Nadu in particular. This has led to the growth of so many engineering colleges in India. Tamil Nadu is home to more than five hundred engineering colleges and produces hundreds of thousands engineering graduates every year. Yet, global economic fluctuations and lack of employable skills among the engineering graduates have rendered so many engineering graduates un-employed or under employed. This paper attributes reasons for lack of employability to lack of communication skills in English. The paper analyses various causes and effects of lack of communication skills among the engineering graduates in Tamil Nadu and offers a few suggestions for improvement.
Technical English; Enculturation; English Curricula; Engineering Education.
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