Duration: 1 YEAR

Course Syllabus

Course Name: Stenography (Skill Development Course)

Course Duration: 1 Year (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To develop proficient typing and shorthand skills.
  2. To enhance English language proficiency and conversation skills.
  3. To provide practical knowledge of computer applications.
  4. To enable effective business correspondence.
  5. To improve general awareness, including current affairs and general intelligence.
  6. To offer practical training to apply stenography skills in real-world scenarios.

Course Overview:

Semester 1: Typing and Shorthand

  • Introduction to Shorthand & First Shorthand Strokes
    • Silent Letters
    • S-Z and A, F, V
    • E, N, M
    • T, D
    • O, R, L, H
    • Omission of Minor Vowels
    • The Left S and Z
    • P, B, K, G
    • Sh, Ch, J
    • Long L
    • A, Ä, -ing
    • E, I, Obscure Vowels
    • The Th Sound
    • Brief Forms
    • Phrases
    • O, Aw
    • The “Ses” Sound
    • T for to in Phrases
    • X
    • Principles of Joining
  • Useful Shorthand Devices
  • Practice Program
  • Nine More Shorthand Strokes
  • Six New Alphabetic Characters
  • Useful Word Beginnings and Endings
  • The Remainder of the Gregg Alphabet topics
  • Abbreviating Devices topics
  • The Home Stretch topics
  • The Final Shorthand Devices topics
  • Developing Your Skill; Practice Material and Review

Semester 2: Language and Communication Skills

  • English Conversation
  • Computer Application
  • Business Correspondence
  • General Awareness
    • Current Affairs
    • Sports
    • Scientific Research
    • Economy
    • Awards and Honours
    • Important Dates
    • History

Semester 3: General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Number Series
  • Decision Making
  • Arithmetic Computation
  • Visual Memory
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relation

Semester 4: Practical Training

  • One-month practical training to apply stenography skills in real-world scenarios.
  • Work on transcription, live dictation, and stenography practice.
  • Guidance on setting up self-employment opportunities or advancing in a stenography career.

Teaching Methodology:

  • Lectures and demonstrations for shorthand and typing.
  • Practical exercises and assignments for skill development.
  • English conversation classes with interactive sessions.
  • Computer lab sessions for hands-on experience.
  • Business correspondence practice through case studies.
  • Regular quizzes and assessments.
  • General awareness sessions through discussions and news analysis.
  • Mock tests and reasoning exercises.
  • Practical training with real-life scenarios.

Importance for Learner in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

  • Stenography skills are in high demand in various industries, including legal, medical, and corporate sectors.
  • Proficient stenographers have excellent self-employment opportunities as freelance transcriptionists or court reporters.
  • Effective communication skills and computer proficiency enhance job prospects.
  • General awareness and reasoning abilities improve problem-solving skills.
  • The practical training provides real-world experience for immediate employment or entrepreneurial ventures.

Please note that the course content can be modified based on learner requirements or location-specific needs to ensure maximum relevance and effectiveness for Indian students.

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