Orientation course in English will be offered to hone the communicative skills of would-be-doctors, particularly from the rural areas, by the premier Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (CSMMU) at Lucknow. It was reported that initially, the course would be of three months' duration. However, after completion, students would be free to continue it if they are not satisfied with their performance or simply want to have more practice lessons for sharpening their communication skills. The course would commence from the next academic session, the officials said. Though the course is being launched primarily for freshers, senior students interested in the programme can also enroll themselves to improve their communication skills.