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Eplus Club at VIT

Jayanthi Natarajan, Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests, G. Vishwanathan, Chancellor of VIT and Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor, The Hindu, at the inauguration. Photo: D. Gopalakrishnan   | Photo Credit: D_GOPALAKRISHNAN

We experience communication break down frequently in various aspects of our lives, and this is because we have forgotten the art of listening, negotiating, debating and seeing the difference, said Mr. Siddarth Varadharajan, Editor, The Hindu.

He was speaking at the launch of the VIT-The Hindu Education Plus Club, the first in Tamil Nadu. “Communication holds the key. Therefore, students must equip themselves for life outside of the college campus and get ahead. Education Plus Clubs will enable in sharpening the communication skills of college students,” he said.

The Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Ms. Jayanthi Natarajan who inaugurated the Club said that students must inculcate newspaper reading habit and understand the news, views and analysis that can immensely benefit them. “Students, in order to become better citizens, need to also be better communicators,” she said.

“For students, English communication is vital for their career. SMS and email language used by the younger generation is of sub standard and this must be stopped,” Mr. G. Vishwanathan, Chancellor, VIT University, said in his address.

What it's all about



The Hindu Education Plus Club (EPlus Club) activities are designed to help make learning a fun process and assist in cultivating among the students essential skills such as English lanuage communication, logical thinking, collecting and retaining information etc.



The initiative is basically student driven, though each college or institution, which is part of the Education Plus Club network, is expected to nominate one or two faculty members as moderator for the club.



The Hindu Education Plus will prepare the schedule of activities for EPlus Clubs for each week, which usually are structured around a specific theme, and is published in Education Plus.



The Eplus Clubs are expected to devise their activities, based on these themes.

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