CUK's Eng deptt holds orientation on BEC
Srinagar, Nov 30: The department of English, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) today 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.
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.
Mr. 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.