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To enable our students to develop the four important skills of reading, writing, listening & speaking in English, to build their confidence to use these skills effortlessly, mainly in their workplace and gain an internationally accepted certificate.


In a bid to prepare its students for employment, the Student Support Services of Chowgule College decided to introduce the Business English Certificate (BEC) course offered by Cambridge University, for the benefit of its students.   English still remains the language most often taught as a foreign or second language even in countries where it is not an official language. Given this emphasis on English as the global language the BEC (Business English Certificate) course is an excellent preparation for developing real-life skills and the confidence to use them.

What is BEC?          

A Cambridge University Business English Certificate or BEC shows that you have learnt English to an appropriate standard and can use it in a business context.   BEC exams can be taken at three levels-Preliminary, Vantage & Higher. The BEC exams are aligned with Levels B1 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages — an internationally recognized benchmark of language ability.

 The College is now also the Centre in Goa for these prestigious examinations. Exams are conducted in June & November in Chowgule College by the British Council on behalf of Cambridge University.   The candidates will have to pay exam fees of Rs 3350 for the Preliminary level, Rs 3850 for the Vantage level & Rs 6450 for the third level.

The Student Support Services at Chowgule College offers coaching to the college students as well as members of the general public who wish to take the BEC examinations.
The Cambridge exams test and give a comprehensive assessment of all four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The coaching is done for all the four skills of reading, writing, listening & speaking by the staff of the Writing Centre. The coaching fees for the students is Rs 1000/whereas members of public have to pay Rs 2500/. The coaching is done in batches of around 15 students per batch.  Over a period of five years we have coached twenty batches of more than three hundred candidates who have taken these examinations.

BEC is officially recognised by more than a thousand educational organisations, employers, ministries, government bodies and professional organisations throughout the world as a suitable qualification for business use.
Leading international companies such as Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Maruti Udyog, Siemens, Vodafone, Bayer, Coca-Cola and HSBC etc, have all recognised BEC in their offices.


  • Enrol & gain an internationally accepted certificate

  • Get the real life English skills that employers need

  • Get the confidence to use the four skills of reading, writing, listening & speaking.

  • Get all the support needed to take these exams.

The registrations for Cambridge University's Business English Certificate Course(BEC) are open for students. They are requested to please come and register for the exams in Student Support Services Centre, Computer Science Block, Top Floor, Parvatibai Chowgule College. The exam for this academic year will be tentatively held in the month of October, 2017.

For registration contact:

Student Support Services
Computer Science Block
Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts & Science
Ph.No: 0832-2722219


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