JSS MAHAVIDHYAPEETA

JSS COLLEGE OF ARTS, COMMERCE & SCIENCE

(Re-accredited by NAAC with 'B++ ' Grade (III Cycle), Affiliated to University of Mysore)
NANJANGUD-571301

English

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of English was established in the year 1968. Since then, it has been catering to teaching English Language and Literature and promoting interest and creativity in the English language.  The vision of the Department is to enhance communicative skills of the students for global competency and strengthen their aesthetic sense through language and literature. The Department is run by vibrant teachers helping the students to express effectively in English and make them realize that the lessons in the texts are also lessons in life to excel in any field they choose. The Department is proud to have achieved in infusing the urge of learning English. The adequate learning resources in the Departmental Library and the Language Laboratory strengthen teaching and learning and expand the horizon of knowledge.

Sl.No

Particulars

Remarks

Name of the Department 

ENGLISH 

2. 

Year of Establishment 

01.07.1968 

3. 

Name of the Programmes 

B.A, B.Com, BBA and B.Sc. 

4. 

Evaluation System 

Semester scheme 

 

PROFILE

Sl.No

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

Teaching Experience

1

Dr.Honnegowda C.S

M.A. M.Phil. Ph.D. 

Asst. Prof. & HoD

Classics, European Literature, Criticism &Indian Writing in English

28-yrs

2

Ms. Shilpa P.S

M.A.

Asst.Professor

Indian in English

02-yrs

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH OFFERS THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS

Sl.No

Name of the Programme

Particulars/Combinations

1

B.A

HEG (History, Economics, Geography) 

HEP (History, Economics, Political Science) 

KEG (Kannada Optional, Economics, Geography) 

2

B.Sc.

PCM( Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) 

PMC’s(Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science 

3

B.Com.

As per the University norms 

4

B.B.A.

As per the University norms 

COURSES OFFERED WITH TEXTS AND QUESTION PAPER CODE 

Sl.No

Name of the Course offered

Title of the Text

Question Paper Code

1

B.A./B.Sc.-I Semester

Semiosis

73121

2

B.Com/BBA-I Semester

Intellection

73138

3

B.A./B.Sc.-II Semester

Semiosis

73122

4

B.Com/BBA-II Semester

Intellection

73139

5

B.A./B.Sc.-III Semester

Novel: Untouchable

73123

6

B.Com/BBA-III Semester

Novel: The Financial Expert

73140

7

B.A./B.Sc.-IV Semester

Drama: Julius Caesar

73124

8

B.Com/BBA-IV Semester

Business Correspondence, One-Act Play “ Refund”& Language Component

73141

 

VISION

  • A commitment to the imparting of education and training of national standard, and persistence in striving for excellence in an effort to reach our ultimate goal of meeting international standards in English Language and Literature Studies in JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Nanjangud.
  • The Department of English strives to be a leader in Education, attracting leading Scholars and providing a rich educational experience for students.
  • The faculty Members of the Department will continue to provide innovative and quality teaching to our students which will further enhance its National and International recognition for its students by conducting Spoken English, and Communication skill Classes. 
  • To encourage citizenship and service to the community is also a motto of the Department. 
  •  

MISSION

  • Catering to the needs of the region for which we were created by our rural-based College
  • Revising our curricula, initiating necessary changes in teaching and learning processes, materials and evaluation practices at regular intervals, to be in tune with the current trends both at the national and international levels.
  • To ensure the Graduation of competent and relative Individuals in the study of English language. 
  • To graduate students with distinctive bachelors in English language enabling them to adapt to new challenges and changes in their future. 
  • To bridge gaps between native cultures and foreign cultures through positive exposure and education. 
  • Develop Language and Communication skills of the students through the latest technological means 
  • To update the teaching approaches in English language in enhancing the teaching-learning methodology in the interest of students of rural area. 

Our Resolve:

          Our resolve is to remain steadfast in our commitment: 

  • To make our modest contribution to the society by designing and implementing short-term, need-based Courses in English, including English for Specific Academic Purposes for all levels 

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMT

  • To enhance communicative skills through language and literature To reinforce listening, reading, writing and speaking skills conducting Spoken English classes. 
  • To cultivate a value-added life to face challenges and achieve excellence 
  • To develop global competency To strengthen aesthetic sense To give the students a platform to express their creativity and talent.
  • To equip the students of all faculties to combat the various challenges across the globe through effective communication having a good command over English language.

TEACHING METHODS

  • More than passing on information, classroom teaching focuses on enabling the students to express their ideas and relate to the canonical texts both in theory and everyday life. 
  • Grammar teaching has also been made more application oriented. Through this methodology we have been able to encourage students to be more creative in writing.
  • The department is happy that the design of the curriculum is well received by the students and there is a steady progress in the response of students to the English Language. 
  • Spoken English classes have made students more confident in speaking and thinking in the English Language.
  • At present the department has implemented the CBCS Syllabus since 2018-2019, as per the norms of the University of Mysore. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE DEPARTMENT 

  • Humans are linguistic animals. Language is the most fundamental and pervasive tool we have for interpreting our world and communicating with others as we act in an attempt to transform that world. 
  • Whether they pursue an emphasis in literature or writing, English gain a deeper understanding of the resources of the written word.
  •  Both literature and writing courses help students explore how writers use the creative resources of language-in fiction, poetry, non-fiction prose, and drama-to explore the entire range of human experience.
  •  English courses help students build skills of analytical and interpretive argument; become careful and critical readers; practice writing-in a variety of genres-as a process of intellectual inquiry and creative expression; and ultimately to become more effective thinkers and communicators who are well-equipped for a variety of careers in our information-intensive society.

SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR ENGLISH COURSES

  • Reading: Students will become accomplished, active readers who appreciate ambiguity and complexity, and who can articulate their own interpretations with an awareness and curiosity for other perspectives.
  • Writing skills and process: Students will be able to write effectively for a variety of professional and social settings. They will practice writing as a process of motivated inquiry, engaging other writers’ ideas as they explore and develop their own. They will demonstrate an ability to revise for content and edit for grammatical and stylistic clarity. And they will develop an awareness of and confidence in their own voice as a writer.

Sense of Genre: Students will develop an appreciation of how the formal elements of language and genre shape meaning. They will recognize how writers can transgress or subvert generic expectations, as well as fulfill them. And they will develop a facility at writing in appropriate genres for a variety of purposes and audiences.

  • Culture and History: Students will gain knowledge of the major traditions of literatures written in English, and an appreciation for the diversity of literary and social voices within–and sometimes marginalized by–those traditions. They will develop an ability to read texts in relation to their historical and cultural contexts, in order to gain a richer understanding of both text and context, and to become more aware of themselves as situated historically and culturally.
  • Critical Approaches: Students will develop the ability to read works of literary, rhetorical, and cultural criticism, and deploy ideas from these texts in their own reading and writing. They will express their own ideas as informed opinions that are in dialogue with a larger community of interpreters, and understand how their own approach compares to the variety of critical and theoretical approaches.
  • Research Skills: Students will be able to identify topics and formulate questions for productive inquiry; they will identify appropriate methods and sources for research and evaluate critically the sources they find; and they will use their chosen sources effectively in their own writing, citing all sources appropriately.
  • Oral communication skills: Students will demonstrate the skills needed to participate in a conversation that builds knowledge collaboratively: listening carefully and respectfully to others’ viewpoints; articulating their own ideas and questions clearly; and situating their own ideas in relation to other voices and ideas. Students will be able to prepare, organize, and deliver an engaging oral presentation.
  • Valuing literature, language, and imagination: Students will develop a passion for literature and language. They will appreciate literature’s ability to elicit feeling, cultivate the imagination, and call us to account as humans. They will cultivate their capacity to judge the aesthetic and ethical value of literary texts–and be able to articulate the standards behind their judgments. They will appreciate the expressive use of language as a fundamental and sustaining human activity, preparing for a life of learning as readers and writers. 

COURSE STRUCTURE

      The Department of English has been offering the need based and quality education to the students of the College as per the Examination norms prescribed by the University of Mysore. The Department is to enhance communicative skills of the students for global competency and strengthen their aesthetic sense through language and literature as per the subject offers the Theory and Internal Assessment Marks are awarded in each semester. 

CLASS

SEMESTER

TITLE OF THE PAPER 

EXAM

TEST AND IA

B.A/B.Sc.

I

English language-I: Poetry, Prose and Language Component

80

20

B.A/B.Sc.-

II

English language-II: Poetry, Prose and Language Component

80

20

B.A/B.Sc.

III

English language-III: Mulk Raj Anand’s Novel  “ Untouchable” and Language Component

80

20

B.A/B.Sc.

IV

English language-IV: William Shakespeare’s Play “ Julius Caesar “and Language Component

80

20

B.Com/BBA

I

English language-I: Poetry, Prose and Language Component

80

20

B.Com/BBA

II

English language-II: Poetry, Prose and Language Component

80

20

B.Com/BBA

III

English language-III: R.K.Narayan’s Novel “ The Financial Expert” and Language Component

80

20

B.Com/BBA

IV

English language-IV:  Business Correspondence, One-Act Play “ Refund” and Language Component

80

20

DETAILS OF THE DEPARTMENTAL LIBRARY

  • In order to motivate the students to read and ponder over the interpretations, they build after a wide reading; the departmental library has an extensive collection of reference books, texts and case books. 
  • The students, though most of them without a literary background explore the library shelves to build up love for literature, faculty puts every efforts and extends help enabling them to get into the matter and content of the reference books for seminars, assessments and assignments.
  • Departmental Library consists of more than 2556 Books with 505 titles and 05 Magazines for UG Students.
  • The Department of English has been playing a significant role in infusing the urge of Language learning in the mind of the students. Since the inception of the College, the Department has opened its door of education through providing language and Literature related books in the Departmental Library.
  • The Departmental Library has paved the way for the faculty members to use the relevant texts with grammar Books to enhance the learning skill of mentor and mentees to bring attain the concept of teaching-learning. 

 

SWOC OF THE DEPARTMENT

STRENGTH 

  • The Department of  English  of JSS College of Arts ,Commerce & Science, Nanjangud ,can take pride in having some of the most enthusiastic and dedicated teachers of the College. 
  • The main strength of the department has been the Teacher-Student intimate relationship that has been kept the department alive. 
  • Skilled and Dynamic teachers have been handling classes for the entire College 
  • Dynamic and active students community
  • Conducting  English proficiency  classes to find out the slow learners in English in the whole College 
  • Conducting Spoken English Classes for the students to enhance their communication skill 

 

WEAKNESS 

  • Not being able to start Optional English 
  • PG Course in English 
  • As of now, the Department has not yet established Research Centre 
  • The socio-cultural background of the students, many of whom are first generation learners from poor and backward families 

OPPORTUNITIES 

  • Learners are made aware of the wide scope of the English Language 
  • Conducting Spoken English and Communicative English Classes which can bring new opportunities for the students of this department in particular, and the College in general 
  • Knowledge of English is absolutely  essential for good Career prospects 
  • Given proper facilities the Department will be one of the finest study centers in the state/region 

CHALLENGES 

  • Number of nearby Institutions are conducting English Courses with modern technological facilities 
  • The placement output in different Government and Non-Government sectors and self –employment is one of the main threat before the Department
  •  The opportunity of getting absorbed in the traditional sectors is narrowing day by day; unveiling new sectors of employment is an urgent necessity of the time. 
  • The geographical location is also one of the threats in acquiring speedy learning skill in English language

INSTITUTIONAL VALUES & BEST PRACTICES

  • Rigorous weekly Seminars and Group Discussions at the Undergraduate level to instil confidence, and improve presentation skills and understanding and interpreting a literary text independently, integrating their own ideas with those of others.
  • Understanding the basics of documentation, writing with clarity and understanding.
    Collecting   information, interpreting literature in historical, social and cultural contexts, and communicating and presenting ideas effectively, accurately and clearly.
  • Spoken English and Learning English by Fun for Students of
    weaker section of society.
  • Faculty involved in various
    On-Line Spoken English programmes run for rural and remote
    tribal belts in India.
  • Guest lectures, workshops, interaction with visiting faculty
    ̈Emphasis on literary activities for enhancement of language
    skills, and personality development.
  • Encouraging and guiding students towards higher goals in
    Education: Preparation for competitive exams– Civil Services, NET

FUTURE PLAN OF ACTION:

The department plans

  • To inculcate life skill and value based education to make students into responsible citizens of the world
  • To become a model Department at College level, State level and National level in ensuring unity in diversity through meticulously designed teaching /learning experiences
  • To develop the mind ,body and soul of all our students ,to help them strive for excellence in their quest for comprehensive scholarship to become independent and self-regulated lifelong learners in the culturally diverse global society
  •  Creating awareness among the students about the importance of Magazines Counseling  the students to make them to be confident of English language
  • Psychological counseling 
  • Academic counseling
  • Donating books to Library Starting of Certificate and Diploma courses. 
  • Starting Optional English.
  • To encourage the students to engage themselves in creative writing.

Faculty Details

Dr. C.S.Honnegowda

M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & Head, of the Department

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Shilpa.P.S

M.A., Assistant Professor

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