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Overview

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

English is a global language that crosses continents, cultures and industries. It is a common tongue for divergent people with multilingual and multicultural differences. Being the language of science, it is essential for building a career in MNCs, Science and Technology. In this context, teaching English is truly rewarding. Students of English have many opportunities in higher education as well as professions globally.

Internet use is now an important part of many jobs. The home pages on the internet contain all the information in English. Hence netizens need to know English language. Teaching English to people means helping them to take full advantage of the power of the web.

Faculty

The English Department is academically strong with two Ph. D holders, two M. Phil holders and two pursuing Ph. D and M.Phil. The faculty is devoted to enrich themselves by acquiring higher qualification, by attending International Seminars and also strive for the holistic development of the students. Language skill development through experiential learning is the overall teaching-learning approach of the faculty. The faculty are members in ISCS, AIEA, and ELTAI.

The faculty is very well aware of students’ predicament in understanding and speaking English. The faculty adopts humanistic approach in teaching English to students of cultural and lingual diversity classroom. They dispel fears and inhibitions of the students and inculcate interest for English.

Dr.M. Nailini, Principal: She had been HOD of the Department for 25 years and rendered excellent service as Academic Officer for 13 years. She took the charge as the Principal in July, 2018.

She received: 

  • The BEST TEACHER award from the A.P State Government on 5th September, 2018
  • Awarded Certificate of Merit for rendering meritorious service in discharging the duties for year 2018 & 2019 from the District Collector.
  • Received Indira Priyadarshini National award on 19th November, 2018.
  • Received Best Citizen of India award for the year 2016 from The International Publishing House.

Faculty- the Master Trainers:

Faculty attended Train the Trainer programs conducted by APSCHE, INFOSYS and the British Council. The faculty also attended FDPs organized by different institutions. The faculty in turn trained the students for campus recruitments because of which many students were placed in reputed MNCs.

All the faculty are involved in various important committees like Cultural, IQAC, Literary, Magazine, News Letter, House Journal, Press Relations,  Women’s Cell, Compeering Committee, Radio Mirchi, Discipline, Students Union, Staff Club, Academic Council.

 In the present scenario, acquisition of professional skills is identified as the basic requirement for students to get through successfully in a competitive world where as Proficiency in English is suffice for general employability. Hence the focus of the Syllabus has been shifted from structure to situations, from chalk and talk to topics and tasks. It has also been made multidisciplinary, technologically adaptive and ecologically contextualized.

“Input cannot be equated with output and surely teaching cannot be equated with learning”.

The Department of English adopted Learner-Centered Approach, which is based on the student’s need. The student–teacher interface is just not Face to Face, but also activity oriented.  However, the teacher retains the traditional role as a source of information and works with the students like a facilitator.

The Department of English established the Language Lab supported by autonomous learning software to facilitate experiential learning and cultivate skills necessary for employability.

The Language Lab

The Language Lab was established in 2005 as an integral part of the Department. The lab activities create multimedia learning environment where in optimal student engagement in collaborative and task based learning. Students are trained to use ICT tools to attain proficiency in Spoken English through interactive method. English movies are played in e-class room to learn accent and intonation and practice oral and aural skills.

Training Activities

To further promote the experiential learning, the Department engages all the students in the following multifarious activities round the year.

  • Communication Skills
  • Soft Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Media Literacy
  • Information and Technological Skills

Extension Activities:

The Department conducted various surveys under Community Outreach Activity to promote awareness regarding need of English in day-to-day activities among people of different categories.

  • Survey on School Children – Primary and Secondary Education
  • Survey on House Wives – Adult Education
  • Survey on Illiterates – Rural Education

The faculty engaged advanced learners to teach basic grammar and communication skills at local government schools and Zilla Parishad schools at rural areas.

 

Community Outreach activities:

                        “Service to Humanity is service to Divinity”

The department encouraged students to take up social service activities.

  • They provided one day complete meal at Nirmala Sisu Sadan, Krishna Lanka,Vijayawada
  • Distributed soaps, diapers, detergents, new clothes to infants
  • Distributed sweets and stationery at Nava Jeevan Bala Bhavan, Near Railway Station, Vijayawada.
  • Distributed sweets and stationery at Nava Jeevan Bala Bhavan, at Purnanandampet
  • Distributed clothes and medicines at Old Age Home, Singh Nagar, Vijayawada.
  • The Faculty provide economical support to the HIV affected children.

Competitions:

A number of in-house competitions are conducted for students to boost their confidence, refine their competence and acquire professional attitude for a holistic development.

  • Role Plays
  • Group Discussions
  • Mock Interviews
  • Skit Competitions
  • JAM Sessions
  • Elocutions and Debates
  • Soliloquies
  • Western Songs
  • Telephone conversations

Students are motivated to take part in Inter-Collegiate competitions like Skit, Ball room Dance and Western Singing. It is customary with our students to fly our flag high in the competitions they partake.

 

The College Radio:

The Department has launched an innovative edutainment programme – Radio Mirchi in lunch hour which is a round-the-year activity, to lighten the stress built up during academic schedule.

The English Club: BLOSSOMS

The Club Blossoms trains the students to compeer all the events on the campus and also provides many opportunities to demonstrate their abilities by conducting competitions in the following events

  • Movie Reviews
  • Book Reviews
  • Poetry Recitation
  • Skits/One Act Plays/Creative Writing

Creative writing is encouraged to contribute poems, stories, articles for the college magazine.

 

Add-on Courses:

Add-on-courses are introduced to improve professional skills among students for better career opportunities.

  • English for Employability Skills
  • English for Competitive Exams
  • Better English for Better Career
  • Business English
  • English Communication and Proficiency-I
  • English Communication and Proficiency-II

 

Certificate Courses in Foreign Languages:

The Department has collaborated with German Institute to offer Certificate Courses in Foreign Languages – and offered German and French language.

 

Faculty Development Programme:

The Department of English conducts FDP to all the faculty in association with IQAC to acquire language skills.

 

Seminars & Workshops:

The Department conducted a UGC Two-Day National Seminar in collaboration with Krishna University on EMERGING TRENDS IN INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH LITERATURE IN 21st CENTURY(2014). The following are the activities taken up by the Department for the academic enrichment of the students.

UGC National Seminar        :  1

Guest Lectures                     :   6

Workshops                          :   13

Best Practices                      :   5

Extension Activities            :   12

Faculty Exchange Programs:   5

Surveys                               :   3

Field Trips                          :   2

Publications, Seminars and workshops attended by the faculty:

Total Publications                                      : 52

International and National Seminars        : 150

Workshops                                                  : 50

The Faculty create a healthy teaching-learning environment in the class room. They are empathetic towards students and maintain good rapport with them in employing learner-centric methods.

VISION

To empower the students as globally competent discoursers.

MISSION

To awaken and incite student’s flavor for English literature and develop their proficiency in language.

To facilitate them secure placements globally and face life challenges efficiently through intensive training in communicative, soft and life skills.

To help them emerge as decision makers and fulfill their future aspirations as a holistic personalities with values.

OBJECTIVES:

To improve learners’ LSRW skills and help them attain command in Spoken English.

To increase their digital awareness and proficiency in English language for opportunities in the job market.

To engage them with empathy in service oriented activities to become integrated personalities.

 

 

TeachingStaff

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Dr. M. Nalini

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Dr. M. Sarala Devi

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K. Sailaja Rani

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K. Sarala

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K. Sasi

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P. Ratna Sree

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Y. Sri Sindhu

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K. Swaroopa Rani

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Infra

Department Library

Books - 160

e-materials

CD’s - 35

English  lab with 60 systems

CD-Players-2

 

       

Best & Innovation

Academic Year

  Date

Name of the Best Practice

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2018-19

2-08-2018 To
20-08-2018

BASIC LIFE EDUCATIVE SUCCESS PROGRAMME FOR YOUTH

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2018-19

28-7-2018

DEBUNKING FAKE NEWS

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Anually

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COLLEGE RADIO

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2018-19 & 2014-15

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YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

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Annually

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HOTS[HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS]

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Guest Lecture

S.No.

Academic Year

Date

Name of the Guest Lecture

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1

2018-19

6-07-2018

 

Idiomatic Expressions

 

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2

2016-17

17-09-2016

Science Beyond for Health & Wealth

 

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3

2015-16

25 -7-2015

Confidence Building

 

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4

2015-16

16-08-2015

 

Importance of Positive Thinking

 

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5

2014-15

12-01-2015

Communication Skills-1

 

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6

2014-15

21-02-2015

Communication Skills-2

 

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Workshops

S.No.

Academic Year

Date

Name of the Workshop

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1

2019-2020

22-2-2020

Workshop on phonetics

 

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2

2019-2020

15-2-2020

workshop on soft skills and life skills

 

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3

2019-2020

28-8-2019

Workshop on stress and intonation

 

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4

2019-2020

14-8-2019

workshop on soft skills and life skills

 

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5

2019-2020

25-7-2019

Workshop on phonetics

 

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6

2018-2019

1-09-2018

 

Communication and Soft Skills

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7

2018-2019

28-7- 2018

Debunking Fake News

 

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8

2018-2019

1-09-2018

 

Communication and Soft Skills

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9

2018-19

1-12-2018

Life Skills

 

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10

2018-19

10-08-2018

Softskills

 

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11

2017-18

29-08-2017 & 30-08-2017

Communications Skills-1

 

 

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12

2017-18

7-12-2017 & 8-12-2017

Path to Master English

 

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13

2016-17

9-01-2017

Personality Development and Communication Skills

 

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14

2016-17

16-2-2016 &

17-2-2016

Communication Skills-2

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15

2014-15

9-2-2015

Employability Skills

 

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16

2014-15

5 -6-2015

 

Towards Competence in Communication

 

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17

2014-15

24-07-2014

Personality Enrichment through Soft Skills

 

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18

2014-15

23-09-2014

Interview Skills

 

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19

2014-15

14-12-2014&15-12-2014

Communication Skills & Interview Skills

 

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Field Trips

S.No.

Academic Year

Date

Name of the Event

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1

2018-19

12-11-2018

BBC Channel, Hyderabad

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Extension Activities

Academic Year

Date

Name of Guest Lecture/Seminar

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2018-2019

February 8 2019

Adjudged Group Discussion Competitions in PVP Siddhartha Engineering College

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2018-2019

January,2019

Andhra Kesari Tanguturu Prakasam Panthulu Municipal Corporation High School,S N Puram, Vijayawada-11.

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2018-2019

January,2019

Mohammadalipuram Municipal Girls High School and Jr. College, Panja Centre, Vijayawada-1

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2018-2019

February,2019

Zilla Parishad High School, Tenneru, Krishna District

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2018-2019

February,2019

Kendriya Vidyalaya-1,Madura Nagar, Vijayawada

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2018-2019

February,2019

Zilla Parishad High School, Manikonda, Krishna

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2018-2019

February,2019

Kendriya Vidyalaya 1,Madhuranagar, Vijayawada February,2019

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2018-2019

February,2019

Andhra Kesari Tanguturu Prakasam Panthulu Municipal Corporation High School,S N Puram, Vijayawada-11.

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2016-2017

December, 2016

Faculty Exchange, Gandhi Mahila kalasala, Vijayawada-1.

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2015-2016

November,2015

Jain High School,Vijayawada-1

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2014-2015

November,2014

Amali English Medium High School, Mutyalampadu, Vijayawada-11

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2014-2015

December, 2014

Adult Education, Lenin Nagar, Gunadala,Vijayawada-8

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2014-2015

December, 2014

Noble High School, Lenin Nagar, Gunadala, Vijayawada-8

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Events

Academic Year

 

Date

 

Name of the Event

 

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2019-2020

 

10-09-2019

 

Reading Skills

 
 

2019-2020

 

19-09-2019

 

Vocabulary

 
 

2019-2020

 

27-08-2019

 

MANA TV Lesson

 
 

2019-2020

 

20-08-2019

 

ONE ACT-Play

 
 

2019-2020

 

12-08-2019

 

JAM

 
 

2019-2020

 

20-07-2019

 

paragraph writing event

 
 

2018-2019

 

06-12-2018

 

Dental Camp

 
 

Media