B N M Institute of Technology An Autonomous Institution under VTU
About author : The author, Ravindra Nath Tiwari is a Retired Principal and is presently working as a Professor of English with BNMIT, Bengaluru under VTU Belagavi. He has good experience of editing and presenting research papers. At present, he teaches English to the B.E and MBA students at the BNM Institute of Technology, Banashankari- Bengaluru and trains them for placements in Corporate as well. He has been a Trainer for the students appeared in the BEC -Business English Communication Exam, Cambridge University. He handles Capstone Course for MBA students. Furthermore, he has conducted FDPs (Faculty Development Programs) for learned Professors and Induction Programs for the B.E students, Prior to this, he was a Principal (Group A – Officer) in the Central Tibetan Schools Administration – Delhi under MHRD, Department of School Education and Literacy, Government of India. He is well versed in teaching English and educational administration. He is an accomplished Professional Educator / Master Trainer – English – CBSE with proven expertise in training the teachers of the Central Tibetan Schools Administration – Delhi, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti – Delhi, Department of Education – Dharamshala and Sarva Siksha Abhiyan – Right to Education, Odisha. He has rich experience of developing curriculum, conducting academic supervision and strengthening education among teachers and students by creating a favorable ambience for learning. Besides, he has worked in various responsible capacities viz Inspecting Officer- CBSE for Affiliation to Schools. Observer in all the CBSE Examinations such as NET, CTET, JEE, AIEEE , Flying Squad in NIOS, District Commissioner - Bharat Scout and Guide, Regional Coordinator for the appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff on contractual basis in West Bengal, Presenting Officer and Inquiry Officer in Government Official Inquiries under CTSA, Delhi. Furthermore, he has attended several training programs under Central Board of Secondary Education, K
About book : ‘A Workbook on Functional English’ is a book of a few pages but very rich in contents to provide adequate revision to the students, if they solve the given exercises meticulously. The essentials of the language aspects have been covered, looking at their requirements. It happens that after going to the higher classes, a few language concepts become faint in the memory. So, this will be an opportunity for them to come out of it. The exercises are based on myriad topics under various categories such as LOTS (Low Order Thinking Skill Questions), MOTS (Middle Order Thinking Skill Questions) and HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skill Questions) along with a Corporate Vocabulary Repository and Tense Chart. After solving the exercises meticulously with interpretation, a feel of confidence will certainly come among them. So, it is apt to say that without vibrant thoughts, fire within, vigorous practice, cleaning mental cobwebs in the subject and esoteric opportunities, it is difficult to have gravity in the subject. It is only by earnest endeavour; one’s task gets accomplished and not by just planning. The exercises have been so easily and meticulously prepared that the requirements of the students may be met with fairly and squarely. It is suitable enough to make the learners interested in learning. I strongly believe that no obstacle in insurmountable. Hardships and obstacles are not meant to be evaded, but to be mastered. I wish the students all the very best for their future endeavours.