Prince Shri Venkateshwara Arts and Science College

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Department of English

The Department of English has been successfully contributing to the college since the year 1995 by offering general English course to other departments. The department has evolved significantly over the following decades and in 2016, the college introduced B.A. English Literature. Curriculum fosters skills such as close reading, critical thinking, and effective communication – all of which are valued by today’s employers. The department aims to help students build knowledge of the content and methods of Literary Studies. This course helps students to see themselves as professionals, as part of a discipline with skills and abilities valuable in the teaching, publishing, business, or postgraduate work.

All the class rooms are well ventilated and commodious, well equipped with latest technology, enriching students with current methodologies and approaches along with traditional classroom practices to enhance their LSRW (Listening, Speaking,Reading and Writing ) skills. The department also provides a library facility which has an extensive collection of literary books. The students are given the freedom to approach the department to borrow or refer books for their academic endeavours.

The department has active Literary Club to encourage students to participate in the club activities. The club encourages students to enrich their skills in the literary arena. The club also enhances the student's interest in literature and in various dimensions and perspectives of literary works. The students are encouraged to enroll in various online courses like NPTEL, Alison and other online courses. Every year, students get training for placement opportunities provided by the college.


    Eligibility Criteria


Applicants who have passed higher secondary examination.

Department of English - Curriculum

Department of English

Strategic Framework

VISION

  • To train students with strong language skills, analytical abilities, and creative expression, preparing them for success in academia, professional careers, and lifelong learning.

MISSION

  • To offer advanced career-oriented professional knowledge, employability and life skills, as well as inculcating a vision of community growth and development and strong ethical values.
  • To extend the understanding of how the English language is inextricably intertwined with the various cultures of those who speak and write it.
  • To highlight the interconnection between language and culture, fostering a holistic approach to English studies and emphasizing the diverse cultural and linguistic influences within the realm of English studies.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • PO1: Students will acquire detailed knowledge and expertise in all the disciplines of the subject.
  • PO2: Sensitize the students to the formal aspects of English language and literature and provide the necessary background for the study of English literature.
  • PO3: Equip student with analytical skills in linguistics, communications and literary criticism.
  • PO4: Train students for careers and advanced studies in a wide range of English language, Public Relations, or Communications fields.
  • PO5: Ability to use research- based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • PO6: Familiarize the graduates to collect, analyze and interpret data and help the students to have problem solving skills and draw a logical conclusion.
  • PO7: Inculcation of effective communication skills to exchange informations, to comprehend and write effective reports, design documentation, and to make effective presentations.
  • PO8: Graduate will demonstrate an ability to work effectively as an individual and as a team member/ leader in multi-disciplinary areas.
  • PO9: Understanding the importance of ethical value to contribute to application, advancement and impartment of knowledge in their field of study and adhere to professional codes of conduct.
  • PO10: Mould the students into responsible citizens in a rapidly changing interdependent society.
  • PO11: Students will be aware of and able to develop solution-oriented approach towards various Social and Environmental issues.
  • PO12: Graduate will recognize the need of self-education and ability to engage in life - long learning.

PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOMES

  • PSO1: To display an ability to read and understand various literary genres, interpret any piece of writing and write critically.
  • PSO2: Students will comprehend linguistics as well as translation after exposure to literary texts of varied range.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES(PEOs)

  • PEO1.To make the students aware of the importance of historical contexts and ideological drifts.
  • PEO2.Encourage ethical awareness and critical thinking in the interpretation of literature, encouraging graduates to engage with literary works in a socially responsible and reflective manner.
  • PEO3.Cultivate an appreciation for diverse cultural perspectives through the study of literature, fostering a global mindset and awareness of the interconnectedness of cultures.

Course Outcomes (COs)