Department of English

Department Profile


Introduction

The Department of English is located in the 3 rd Floor of the General Engineering Block (GEB). It has a well-equipped Digital Language Laboratory and a fully furnished staff room. The Department is dedicated to the development of communicative skills of the undergraduate and postgraduate students, especially, from rural and semi-urban regions of Andhra Pradesh. In addition to the English curriculum needs, the department also trains students for state level and national level intercollegiate literary competitions. The department takes up the challenge of preparing the students for Campus Placement Interviews and recruitment procedures off-campus.

Soft Skills Lab

As an Advanced course Soft Skills lab is inducted in to the syllabus to kindle the students' motivation to fulfill goals, and to bring out awareness among students about proactive thinking. It will enable the students to know corporate culture, appearance, corporate etiquette and the ethical dilemmas present in business and make the students self-confident individuals by mastering inter-personal skills, team management skills, and leadership skills. By learning soft skills, students can develop all-round personality with a mature outlook to function effectively in different circumstances and they develop broad career plans, evaluate the employment market, identify the organizations to get good placement, match the job requirements and skill sets. They will take part effectively in various selection procedures adopted by the recruiters and it will improve various emotional competences including assertiveness.

Communication Skills Lab

The state-of-the-art digital language lab uses Ikonnet's new HiClass SW software solution for teaching and learning in a computer classroom. The lab is designed to operate in a LAN environment with 60 Pentium 4 nodes and a dedicated multimedia server. The communication skills lab has a power backup and Internet facilities. This lab is open for all from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM on all working days. The learning facilities include the following:

Communication Skills

Three different levels of software namely

meet the specific requirements of the learners.  Internationally acclaimed comprehensive language-learning solutions to develop pronunciation, vocabulary, composition, spellings, syntax, etc. like Rosetta Stone (Levels 1,2 & 3 with both UK and US English options); American Language Academy’s English Mastery (Levels A, B & C); English Discoveries (Levels 1, 2 & 3), Cambridge New Interchange, Face To Face, English in Mind, English Grammar, Live Action, Euro Talk, etc. is used to teach communication skills to the students.

Special software to develop the writing skills includes Easy Writer and Cambridge First Certificate Course in Creative Writing, etc.

Important and interactive dictionaries like Cambridge Advance Learners’ Dictionary, Webster’s New World Dictionary, Oxford Genie, Oxford Talking Dictionary, etc. help the students to sharpen their in-demand vocabulary needs.

Career English

A large collection of Software preparation guides for GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, CAT, etc from leading and reputed publishers is available for the students.