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02 Feb 2008

Technical Writing online learning centre opens in Vellore: The Hindu

VIT University Chancellor G. Viswanathan inaugurated a Technical writing online learning center’ of The Writers Block (TWB), Bangalore, on the premises of JSR Career Consultants in Perumugai near here on Friday. Mr. Viswanathan said that technical writers served as a bridge between creators of technology and the actual users . He called upon youngsters to properly learn English, good knowledge of which was essential not only to become a technical writer but also for any job in this era of globalization. Several Chinese students had joined the VIT also to learn English, he said.

New initiative: Rakesh Shukla, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Technical Writers Block, presenting a compact disc to a housewife at a function in Perumugai near Vellore on Friday. G. Viswanathan, VIT Chancellor (second from left), and Y. Sankaran, UCO Bank branch manager, look on.

One of the advantages of the erstwhile British rule was the fact that it gave English knowledge to Indians. “Our youngsters should take advantage of the present day situation and acquire good English communication skills”, he said. The opening of the technical writing online learning center is an indicator of the growth of Vellore as a hub of technical education.

The Central government has sanctioned Rs.1.5 crore for establishing a nanotechnology center in the VIT. Mr. Viswanathan requested Uma Mobesh, Director of JSR Career Consultants, to visit the VIT and give a lecture to students on technical writing. He congratulated Rakesh Shukla, founder and Chief Executive Officer of TWB, Bangalore, for having established the TWB, which paved the way for career opportunities to non-technical persons in technical writing.

Mr. Shukla said that a good knowledge of technical writing enables a person without any technical degree to get placed as a technical writer in any IT company.

Mr. Viswanathan and Mr. Shukla distributed compact discs on the technical writing online learning course to Thillainathan, an employee of the Vellore Town Cooperative Bank and Vidya Velan, a housewife. V. Ramasubbu, General Manager of District Industries Centre, Vellore, and Y. Sankaran, branch manager of UCO Bank, Vellore, also spoke. Ms. Mobesh welcomed the gathering. B. Mobesh Murugan, proprietor, JSR Enterprises, Vellore, proposed vote of thanks.

Later talking to reporters, Mr. Shukla said that JSR Consultants was a partner of TWB in promoting the TWB courses in Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, and Kancheepuram. The TWB has developed an online method that centralizes the training and evaluation of training at the head office in Bangalore, thus facilitating the adoption of uniform training standards in all its nine online training centres in India.

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