Scientific and Technical Writing Programme
(STR101)

 
 This course requires an enrolment key
 
 

Scientific and Technical Writing  Programme

Objective:

  • To develop and improve the scientific and technical writing (technical communication) skills in the participants
  • To cater to the technical communication needs of new entrants and working professionals
  • To introduce with the theory and tools of technical communication
  • To enable to produce clear and effective scientific and technical documents
  • To enhance the level of technical communication and practices
  • To create professional technical communicators' traits in an enthusiastic English speaker .

In a nutshell, the objective of the program is to impart strong technical /scientific writing fundamentals to the trainees thus creating professionals well grounded in the principles of scientific and technical documentation which in turn meets the emerging industry requirements

Aim:

No matter which industry you're considering for a career, it probably employs technical communicators. Technical communicators work in IT, computer science, Engineering, medicine, environmental studies, electronics, Government, Media, Publishing, the aerospace industry, and just about any field in which people must interpret and use technology. They are an indispensable part of today's technological society

Duration:

Duration to complete the program is six (6) months. However the candidates have a maximum of nine (9) months to complete the program by paying re-registration fee of Rs. 2000 /-

Eligibility:

  • Graduation in any discipline. Those who are pursuing a degree / diploma program are also eligible.
  • Experienced professionals, academicians and researchers are highly advised to join.
  • Basic knowledge of computer operations/ utility packages (Windows & MS Office) and Internet.
  • Good understanding of English language is an advantage .
  • Participants with an aptitude for writing in general and on scientific and technical matters in particular, may reap the maximum benefits.

Fee Structure:

The program fee should be sent along with complete application form and documents as mentioned in the application form at Noida, Corporate Office.

The fee should be paid through a demand draft in favor of “ Nano Science & Technology Consortium” payable at Delhi/New Delhi.

Draft should be sent to:

Program Co-ordinator, Scientific and Technical Writing

Nano Science & Technology Consortium

C-56A/28, Sector-62, Noida, U.P., India

Fee Details Indian Students Overseas Students

Program Fee Rs. 10,000/-* US$ 600

* Inclusive of 12.36% service tax.

Program Methodology:

  • Join the program by submitting the application form with necessary fee.
  • Receive Scientific and technical Writing kit including study material, CD (s) and assignments at your postal address.
  • Self study of Scientific and Technical Writing kit.
  • Participate on web portal activities on www.nstc.in, receive internet based support.
  • Submit assignments/ paper for award of Certification.
  • Receive certification from "Nano Science and Technology Consortium" after submission of paper.
  • Receive on going support from "Nano Science and Technology Consortium".

Award of Certificate:

Candidate is awarded with a program completion certificate after satisfactory submission and the clearance of the assignments .

The time period required to complete the certification is six months. Candidates are instructed to complete and ensure the submission of the compulsory assignments to the NSTC within the stipulated time period. Failing to submit and get clearance on the compulsory assignments, on or before the program conclusion date, requires a re- registration in the same program. This facilitates an extension of three months (maximum) period for the submission of requisite assignments

Scholarship:

NSTC offers scholarship scheme for students who are seeking admissions to the Scientific and Technical Writing Program, thus recognizing the academic ability of the meritorious students.

Please visit the relevant page in url www.nstc.in/programs/writing/ for details.

Syllabus:

  1. Scientific and Technical Writing: An Overview.
  2. Main categories of scientific and technical documents/ information products, their audience and purpose.
  3. Scientific and Technical Writing (English)- basic principles/ norms of good writing, clear writing, grammar and writing style, editing and revising, Proof-reading marks.
  4. Processes and Guidelines- writing process, audience analysis, job analysis, revision techniques, library consultation,documentation,cross-referencing.
  5. Introduction to the important tools employed in the preparation of a quality scientific-technical communication- Microsoft (MS) Office,MS Visio, Robo Help Office, Adobe Frame- Maker, Quadralay Web-Works, Epic Editor etc.
  6. Brushing- up the scientific-technical writing skills.
  7. Scientific Research Paper: Sections of a scientific paper, how to prepare and publish a scientific paper, significant global conventions and norms concerning scientific-technical writing/ publishing, referencing, yardsticks in the evaluation of scientific-technical writings.
  8. Manuals: Main types, a standard- user, installation or maintenance manual, writing of an effective explanation, introduction, and creation of an elaborate outline for a technical manual.
  9. Reports and Proposals: Major categories of reports- technical, progress, project, inspection, feasibility, recommendation, incident, trip and other reports, their overview, structure and process. Proposals and plans.
  10. Document, design aspects- book design, page design, headings. Visual elements- tables, graphs and charts etc.
  11. Formatting conventions, final packaging.
  12. Abstracts, introductions, conclusions and indices.

Joining Procedure:

Aspirants who wish to apply for the Scientific and Technical Writing program can download the free application form from our website: www.nstc.in/Programs or send a written request for the complete brochure and application form of the program along with a DD of Rs. 100 or US$ 50 (outside India) in favour of "Nano Science and Technology Consortium"

Completed application form along with all the documents should be sent to:

"Nano Science and Technology Consortium"
C-56 A/28, Sector 62, Noida , UP ( INDIA), 201301

Duly filled application form, must be accompanied with Bank Draft (Please refer to the section Fee Structure and Scholarshipsfor details) in favour of "Nano Science and Technology Consortium", payable at Delhi/ New Delhi, along with a copy of the certificate/ mark sheet of the highest Degree and 2 copies of passport size photographs.

Contact us:

Corporate Communication and Branding Executive

Email : tech.writing@nstc.in

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This course requires an enrolment key