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Trade Course :Secretarial Practice
Duration: (Duration: 2 semesters of six months each)
Course Content:
Shorthand, Office Practice & Computer Application, Employability Skills, Library/Games and other activities.
Skills acquired:
A trainee after completion of the course can take dictation in Shorthand from Executives at the speed of 100/40 w.p.m. and transcribe it on letter heads/paper by using typewriter or computer at the speed of 80/30 w.p.m. He/she shall be able to handle office correspondence in Government and Private Offices. Maintain office diary of executives and prepare their itinerary/traveling schedules while on tour, can receive and make telephonic calls, using intercoms, answering machines etc. and can attend to inquiries, receive visitors and arranges their appointments with Executives, can handle efficiently and independently different office machines and gadgets like Telephones, Electronic Typewriter, Computer, Xerox Machine, Fax, Duplicating Machine, Calculators, Adding Machine, Franking Machine, etc.
Options for employment are :

Trainees who have undergone training under Secretarial Practice trade have multiple job opportunities at par with Stenography trade in the offices of the Government, Judiciary, Legislatures, Public Sector Undertakings, along with trade, commerce and industry.
A Matric(10th) or Intermediate(12th) Pass student can become a Stenographer Grade D, Assistant Sub Inspector (Steno) in various Police Departments, an LDC, Jr. Assistant or Head Constable (Ministerial) and Stenographer Grade C, or Personal Assistant (PA); a graduate with a speed of 100-120 w.p.m. can become Executive Assistant, Sr. Personal Assistant, Private Secretary, Vocational Teacher/Instructor, JTO, Training Officer, Assistant Director (Stenography) in Govt. Departments or a Sr. Stenographer, PS, Judgment Writer/Court Master in judiciary; a graduate with professional competence in Stenography can become Personal or Private Secretary to high executives in Multi-national Corporations, Public Sector Undertakings and Business Organizations with vast promotional avenues; a graduate with a speed of 140 w.p.m. can become Assembly Reporter through direct recruitment in State Legislatures and Parliamentary Reporter (Class I Gazetted) in both Houses of Parliament with a speed of 140-160 w.p.m. in Shorthand with promotional avenues as Dy. Director, Joint Director, Director and Joint Secretary through UPSC Exams.

Options for self-employment are :
A professional can get self-employment by setting up own commercial institution, call centre, contractual worker etc. even in the rural or remote areas.
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