Department of English

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     " Language is  the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow."- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Language is our primary source of communication.It is the method through which we share our ideas and thoughts with others.English is one such language which not only helps in communication but acts as the gateway to the world of opportunities.English is the officail language of 53 countries and spoken by around 400 million people across the globe.There are several factors that make the English Language essential. English has been considered to be the first global Lingua Franca.In today's modern world the English language has become part and parcel of every existing field. English has been the international  language of Communication,business, Aviation,Computers,Science and Technology ,tourism and so on. Moreover the ocean of career opportunities are opened to those people who are fluent in English.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT  :

Government College(A),Rajahmundry popularly known as Arts College was established as High School in the year 1853 and upgraded to Degree College in the year 1876. The  Department of  English is as old as the institution itself. Stalwarts like  A.S.Thyagaraju  and Mr.Christopher,Mr. Rama Murthy,Dr.M.V.Bharatha Lakshmi and Dr.B.Varalakshmi headed the Department.Dr.B.Varalakshmi of this Department received State Best Teacher award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh in the year 2007.

The Department of  English introduced  B.A Special English course in 1995. English is offered as the first language. The curriculum is being constantly upgraded to match the demands of the changing times.The department has the credit of introducing Practical Examinations in Degree curriculum much before the university has made it mandatory and continuing the practice even after many non-autonomous colleges have dispensed with the practice.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT   :

1. The Department offers General English for all the graduate programs and Special English Course for two combinations - H.P.English (History,Philosophy,Special English) and P.E.JMC(Politics,Special English,Journalism and Mass Communication).

2. Maintains consistent academic result of 80%+

3.01 Faculty completed Diploma in Critical Thinking Skills (Oregon University,US)

4.02 Faculty - Qualified UGC NET,  01 Faculty - M.Phil, 01 Faculty- Ph.d Submitted

5. Adopted student centric methodology

6.Colloborated with DRDA Project for District administration - 2011

7.Colloborated with Dept.of Commerce in Add-on-courses -2011

8. Guest lectures by eminent scholors

9. Major contribution in JKC job recruitments

10. Remedial classes for slow learners 

11. MANA TV presenters in the Department

12. English Club

STRENGTHS OF THE DEPARTMENT     : 

  • Faculty working as G.E.M (Guest English Mentor) since the inception of  JKC
  • 01 Faculty - ELF Master Trainer  : Acting as trainer for State Level Trainings and Workshpos
  • Generates  content for State Government Projects
  • English Faculty played a crucial role for the generation of JKC  Hand Book
  • Conducted  three Orientation classes to the new recruits in Communciative Language Teaching
  • Faculty acted as the Resource Persons at Orientation classes for new recruits
  • Produced more than 25 MANA TV Lectures
  • Active  participation in seminars,wokshops  by staff and students
  • Paper Presentations in State,National and International Seminars by Staff
  • Members of Board of Studies for other autonomus colleges
  • Faculty trained by Multi-national companies on Corporate needs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

STRENGTH PARTICULARS OF H.P.ENGLISH AND P.E.JMC FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR : 2019-2020           

      

S.no

COURSE

I Year

II Year

III Year

1

H.P.ENGLISH

-

12

23

2

P.E.JMC

29

31

-

 

Total

29

43

23

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES : B.A (H.P.ENGLISH &P.E.JMC)

 1. History,Philosophy,English Literature : 

OBJECTIVES :

1. Ability to combine the values of literature with the logic and critical thinking of Philosophy to perfect the lessons of  History and evolve oneself into an ideal citizen and a useful asset to the community.

2. Ability to become great leaders, administrators and statemen with good value systems,thinking skills and commitment to the cause.

OUTCOMES :

1. Students get PG seats and succeed in various competitive examinations and in varieties of jobs using the knowledge of English and History.

2. Student succed in administrative services like IAS and become useful leaders and public representatives.

3.Students master good communication,skills,character and discipline imbibing the spirit of Literature,Philosophy and History.

2.Political Science,English Lit.,Journalism and Mass Communcation :

OBJECTIVES  :

1. Ability to imbibe contemporary developments in society and analyze them to be able to serve the nation in various capacities.

2. Ability to arrive at truth by analysis and evaluation and guide the nation in the right path.

OUTCOMES :

1. Students get  PG seats and succeed as IAS and IPS officers,journalists and communicate with people effectively as journalists,Editors.

2. Students think critically and logically and use power with great restraint for the public good.

 

STRENGTH PARTICULARS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020    

 

S.no

YEAR

B.A

B.COM

B.SC

TOTAL

1

I

353

373

1050

1857

2

II

278

368

822

1468

3

TOTAL

631

741

1872

3325

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES - General English

OBJECTIVES :

1. Ability to be comfortable with English in use while reading or listening.

2.Ability to use receptive skills through reading and listening to acquire good exposure to language and literature.

3.Ability to write and speak good English in all situations.

4.Students should develop style in speech and writing and manipulate the tools of language for effective communication.

OUTCOMES :

1. Students can read and understand any text in English listening to the inputs given by the teacher in the classroom.

2. Students imbibe the rules of language unconsciously and tune to deduce language structure and usage.

3. Students write paragraphs,essays,and letters.

4. Students decipher the mechanism of language and use it for success in competitive examinations and job related speaking and writing  tasks.

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES - Foundation Course in  Communication  Skills

OBJECTIVES :

1. Ability to trace the difference of pronunciation of words,their correct pronunciation,accent and intonation.

2. Ability to use English correctly in speaking and writing skills.

OUTCOMES :

1. Students refer to dictionary and study the correct stress,right accent and right intonation to ask questions,make requests or to make command.

2.Students perform various speaking and writing tasks,such as roleplays,debates,group discussions apart from the use of correct spelling,puctuation and the ability to transfer information in the writing tasks.

 

ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT  :

  • Guest Lectures from  Experts                                                                           
  • Outreach programs to Schools                   
  • State Level Workshop on Listening and Speaking skills
  • Seminar Paper presentations by students
  • Seminar Paper presentations by Faculty
  • JAM Sessions
  • Anchoring
  • Grammar Games
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Student Projects
  • Interview Skills
  • Audio-Visual activity

  

STATE-LEVEL SEMINARS :

    

S.NO

DATE

TOPIC

CONVENER

1

26.02.2014

Teaching Grammar at UG Level-A new perspective

Sri P.S.Sastry

2

15.12.2016

Language skills – Employment Opportunities

Sri P.S.Sastry

 

Curricular Plans   : 

1.Curricular Plan 2018-19 :  CLICK HERE

2.Curricular Plan 2017-18 :  CLICK HERE

3..Curricular Plan 2016-17 :  CLICK HERE

4.Curricular Plan 2015-16 :  CLICK HERE

5.Curricular Plan 2014-15 :  CLICK HERE

6.Curricular Plan 2013-14 :  CLICK HERE

7.Curricular Plan 2012-13:  CLICK HERE

 

BOARD OF STUDIES :

2019- 2020 : ( BOS II,IV & VI SEM ) CLICK HERE

2019- 2020 : ( BOS SEM I,III & V SEM ) CLICK HERE 

2018-2019 : CLICK HERE

2017-2018  :  CLICK HERE

 

 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING : 

The  Department of English has M.O.U'S with  three educational instituitons. The purpose of these M.O.U'S is to promote and enrich teaching and learning process.

1. M.O.U with Government Junior College,Rajahmundry  : CLICK HERE

2. M.O.U with  Kondaveeti Degree College,Gopalapuram : CLICK HERE

 

 

Courses Offered

  • PG Courses
  • UG Courses
    B.A (P.E.JMC)
    B.A. (H.P.English)
    B.A. Courses
    B.Com. Courses
    B.Sc. Courses
  • Diploma Courses
  • Certificate Courses
    Certificate Course in Communication Skills

Teaching Staff

Administrative Staff

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Syllabus

Model Papers

Seminars Or Events

Contact Us

P. Srisaila Sastry, Lecturer-in-charge Mobile: 9441639520