About Department of English:
Since its inception, the department of English has been extending greater contribution to the college in the area of English Language Learning initiatives on par with the latest teaching methodologies and other student-centered learning activities. A good number of teachers are Doctorate holders actively involved in guiding researchers in the field of Literature and Language. Some of the teachers made presentations at International Conventions and other State Level Seminars.
Objectives of our English Department:
|To achieve all round development of the students|
|To empower the students’ LSRW skills through curriculum|
|To enhance the skills of the students through Communicative Language Teaching and Student Centred Methodology|
|To identify slow learners through pre-test at entry level and conduct remedial classes to improve their competence|
|To raise the student’s confidence level by allowing them to talk in the classroom through discussions and seminar presentations|
|Giving students enough opportunity to work with language through Study Projects|
|To enhance learning through additional inputs in curriculum|
|To equip the students with employability skills through JKC training, Certificate Course in Communication Skills and Soft Skills, and preparing the students for job market|
|To conduct Seminars, Workshops, Extension Lectures and Invited Talks to supplement the curriculum|
|To make students learn Language Skills through academic competitions|
|To counsel students by inviting Doctors and Counsellors for the physical, psychological and emotional well being|
|Details of the Department||Responses|
|1||Name of the Department||English|
|2||Year of Establishment||1973|
|3||Courses Offered||B. A||B. Com||B.Sc. B. B. A|
|4||Number of teaching posts sanctioned and filled||(11) Regular – Nil
Contract – 01
Guest – 06
|5||Number of Administrative Staff||Nil|
|6||Number of Technical Staff||Nil|
|Number of Students (Boys/ Girls) 2021-22|
|Groups: B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., B.B.A.||Boys||Girls||Total|
|8||Ratio of Teacher to Students||327 : 1|
|9||Latest revision of the curriculum (Year)||2016-2017||&||2021-2022|
|10||Awards and recognition received by faculty||Ms. P. Sujatha Venkatasubbu Award for poetry -2017 Ms. K. Suchitha- Best Master Trainer Award- 2018|
|1||Dr. Zaheda Sultana M.A., M. Phil., PGDTE, M.Ed., Ph.D||Associate Professor||Profile|
|2||Ms P. Sujatha M.A , M.Phil., PGDTE||Associate Professor||Profile|
|3||Ms R .Laxmi MA,PGDTE||Assistant Professor||Profile|
|5||R . Sucharitha M.A.Eng (Litt),M.Com.,B.Ed., M.Phil., (Ph.D).||Lecturer||Profile|
|6||G Anand MA English, (PhD)||Assistant Professor||Profile|
|7||Noor jahan M.A B.ED||Lecturer||Profile|
|8||Masarath Fathima MA(English), B.ED, PGCTE||Lecturer||Profile|
|9||Pushyaragam M.A. Lit, M.A. ELT, B.Ed||Lecturer||Profile|
|10||Shaik Salman Ali M.A, B.Ed, TEFL, SET||Lecturer||Profile|
|11||Salma Begum MA(English), B.Ed||Lecturer||Profile|
I. MOU with MAKRO Foundation and Live Forever:
The Department of English established a linkage with MAKRO Foundation, a nonprofit organization initiated as a Corporate Social Responsibility of VNS MAKRO Groups in 01.09.2010 and with five forever in 2018.
Together the parties entered into Memorandum of Understanding to seek to work towards the betterment of the student community through the 3 Es.
- EMPOWERMENT of the students with emotional or psychological health problems
- EDUCATION and awareness to protect the sanctity of human life and
- EFFECTIVE SUPPORT through Quality Education
Among the activities planned and conducted through the years are:
- Workshops on life skills, personality development
- Training sessions/awareness campaigns on social and psychological problems
- Workshop that lay stress on suicide prevention
- Programs related to stress management
- Counselling sessions for the students
- Provision of psychological support through psychological education
- Activities for positive mental health
Workshop on Life Skills by MAKRO Foundation
I. Study Projects
Language learning involves learners getting engaged with the language. We know that exposure to language through visual/print and oral medium is essential. This is what the textbook, other print and audio materials and teacher’s language attempt to do. However this exposure alone is not sufficient. Students need to be given opportunities to work with language. They should read, think about the ideas of the text, understand the meaning of the words, notice the form of the structures etc., while being exposed to the language and working with language on their own. This engagement with language makes them internalize meaning of words and structures.
In addition to textbook activities, project work could be used as an effective strategy to promote collaborative ways of language learning where learners work together in groups to do an activity or a task for some period. When learners work together on a particular topic/ idea they collect information and ideas, observer language being used, use language in real life situations exchange views and debate on ideas, write the ideas into a report, edit their working and produce the report in suitable form.
It is with all these objectives and more, the Department of English has been planning a series of projects every year and it is another best practice with us. We were continuously selected at state level Jignasa competition sponsored by Commissioner of Collegiate Education.
A student research project titled “Error Analysis” was presented at the state level Jignasa competitions in 2018-19 under the supervision of Mrs. Zaheda Sultana.
In 2019-20 Mrs. R. Lakshmi supervised student research project for Jignasa competitions titled “Reading Skills and some Effective Strategies”.
Mrs. P. Sujatha has supervised 2021-22 student study project for Jignasa competition titled “COVID 19: Challenges of online English language learning at UG level.
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