This is a compulsory module for all Masters and Ph.D. research students who register from AY2004/05 onwards. The main purpose of this module is to help the students to improve their communication skills and to develop into effective communicators and leaders. It also aims to provide a platform for exchange of ideas and update of information which is important for advancement in research. Students reading this module are required to participate actively in the departmental graduate seminars, focus group discussions and attend other seminars that are relevant to their areas of research. This module will be spread over two semesters and the students will be given a "Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory" grade on the basis of their performance.