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The department of English, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Monday organised an orientation on Business English Certificate (BEC) programme and its examination conducted by the Cambridge University Press (CUP).
Dean School of Languages, Prof Muhammad Aslam, Registrar, Prof Muhammad Afzal Zargar, Director (DSW), Dr Fayaz A Nikka, faculty members of the university and students were also present on the occasion, a varsity statement said this evening.
In his welcome address, Prof Muhammad Aslam said the main objective of organizing the orientation was to sensitize the students about the BEC programme and its subsequent benefits for those seeking employment, particularly in business areas, after completing their degrees.
He said the University was already offering soft skill courses in various disciplines.
Ronal Michael, Zonal Manager, ELT& Exams, North India, said the BEC is a globally recognized qualification and the certificate can improve job prospects of an individual, give opportunity to learn practical workplace English skills. He said that many universities recognize BEC for business courses.
Dr C L N Prakash, Resource Person from CUP, in his detailed PowerPoint Presentation divulged about the need for taking up the BEC programme in the contemporary era. He said BEC is available at three levels: BEC preliminary, BEC Vantage and BEC higher. The level range from lower intermediate to advanced so that a candidate can choose a BEC test that matches his level of English language skills and professional needs.
An interaction session with the expert was also held during the programme. Sanjay Sharma, Sales Manager was also present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, the statement added that National Council for Promotion of Urdu Languages (NCPUL), Director, Prof Irtiza Kareem today delivered a guest lecture on “Teaching and Learning in Urdu” to the students of the Urdu department of the CUK.
Urdu Department Coordinator, Prof N A Malik and other faculty members were also present on the occasion.
In his address, Prof Irtiza Kareem, said that he’s proud to be a teacher first. He asked the students to learn the Urdu literature with dedication and devotion. He referred to poets including Aali Ahmad Suroor, Muhammad Hassan, Gopi Chand Narang, and Hamdi Kashmiri and highlighted their contribution in the field of Urdu literature.
Urdu Department Coordinator, Prof N A Malik, highlighted the contribution of Prof Irtiza Kareem in promoting Urdu across India.