English

Department of English

Established in 1966

The department was established with a broad vision to train learners in language skills and literary studies. It offers 4 English Language Courses to B.A./B.Sc./B.Com./ B.C.A./B.B.A. Programs; 4 Additional English courses to the foreign students; 4 language skills courses to B.Voc. programs and 6 English Literature courses in B.A. Program. It also offers open elective courses and a couple of certificate courses to enhance the knowledge and skills. Thrust areas of the department for research are Indian Writing in English, English Language Teaching, Translation Studies and Cultural Studies. The faculty members of the department have successfully carried out 5 UGC Funded Minor Research Projects. The department emphasises experiential learning through community orientations, training programs, certificate courses, wall magazines, guest lectures and literary appreciation programs. The subject association is a platform for the students to hone their skills and competencies through all co curricular activities such as writing, speaking and reading. School Adoption is a unique program of the Association and under this program students visit neighbourhood adopted schools and teach English to the students. For peer group interaction the Dept has signed an MoU with a few prestigious institutions.

Highlights of the Department

School Adoption: Teaching practice has been aligned with the curricular program

proactive Subject Association for co-curricular activities

Elective subjects offered by the department:

Semester

Electives

I Translation
II Technical Writing
III Reading Poetry
IV A Course in English Grammar

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Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Research outputs
Scheme & Syllabus

Association & Activities

English Literary Association

Major activities of the association are

  • Literary Appreciation Programmes

  • Wall Magazine

  • School Adoption

  • Guest Lectures

  • Alumni Interactions

Community Orientation

  • School Adoption, MoU with 7institutions in Karnataka for organizing Academic activities

Research outputs

  • G R Bhat completed UGC sponsored MRP on ​ “Influence of English on Vernacular Language especially on Kannada, during the period of December 2010- August 2012.
  • Sooryanarayan Bhat P completed UGC Sponsored Minor Research Project on “ ​ Exploration of the Written English ​ ” during the period 2012 – 2014. –
  • Dr K Shankaranarayana completed a Minor Research Project of UGC titled English Teaching through Language Games in Schools/ Colleges- a Study during 2012 and 2014.
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi completed UGC sponsored  ‘Gaps and Silences in the Women Narratives of Partition : Ice- Candy Man River Churning.” During the period, 2013-14.
  • Ms Rooparani G S completed UGC Sponsered Minor Research Project titled “Quest for Identities in Shashi Deshpande’s  That Long Silence and The Binding Vine – A Study” during the period 2013- 14

Publication

  • Dr K Shankaranarayana    published a paper titled Girish Karnad and Indian Theatre Tradition in Shodha (ISSN2249-0396) (pp. 74-85)(2010).
  • Dr Shashihant Kurodi write poems in English regularly to POETCRIT, an International Refereed Bi-annual Journal of Literary Criticism & Contemporary Poetry, edited by Dr. D C Chambial from Himachal Pradesh, from the year 2010.
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published Research Paper  titled Subaltern Concerns in A.K. Ramanujan’s Translation Speaking of Siva’ SHODHA Ed. Dr. S.D.Shetty. HaMaNa Research Centre, SDM College, Ujire ISSN 2249-0396 Jan.2010
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published Research Paper titled  A.K. Ramanujan and Cross Cultural Negotiations SHODHA Ed. Dr. S.D.Shetty. HaMaNa Research Centre, SDM College, Ujire ISSN 2249-0396 Jan.2012
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a Research Paper titled Multicultural Landscapes A.K.Ramanujan’s Poetry Indira Gandhi (Sr) College, CIDCO, Nanded, Maharashtra ISBN 978-81-920120-0-1 Jan.2012
  • Dr  K Shankaranarayana     published a paper titled Folk Revisited in Karnad’s Folk Play Flowers (A Monologue) Selected Papers Publication- International Conference on English Literature-2012- (ISBN-978- 81-927042- 3-4 (tel:81-927042- 3-4)) TBAK College for Women Kilakarai Ramanathapuram Tamil Nadu(2012)
  • Sooryanarayan Bhat P    published a paper titled “ ​ Library Utilisation Index and Readership in a College Library – A Study” (ISBN 81-910145- 2-5) in NS Harinarayana JSS College of Arts Science and Commerce, Mysore 2012.
  •  Sooryanarayan Bhat P published a paper titled “ ​ Issues Concerning the management of Reusable Learning Repositories [eContent]: A Library Perspective ​ ”, (ISBN 81-85216- 45-6) in Dr. B Ramesha Indian Library Association, Delhi Editing Books 2012.
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published  a Book (Online) Kushwant Singh’s Delhi as a Metaphor of Power Lambert Academic Publishers, Deutschland, Germany ISBN 978-3-659-46337-2 Dec. 2013
  • Dr  K Shankaranarayana     published a paper titled Karnad Revisits Ingenious Folk in Naga- Mandala, Shodha, (ISSN2249-0396) (pp. 60-71)(2013)
  • G R Bhat published a paper titled Post-colonial Issues in Mahesh Dattani’s Plays”, in POETCRIT: An International Refereed Bi-annual Journal of Literary Criticism and Contemporary Poetry (ISSN 09702830) (Vol-XXVII No.1) 2013.
  • G R Bhat  published a paper titled    “ ​ Theme and Technique in Dattani’s Plays with Spl Reference to Seven Steps Around The Fire and Do the Needful ​ ”, in The Theatre of Mahesh Dattani a National Seminar (ISBN978-81- 926011-0- 6) St. Mira’s College for Girls, Pune 2013 
  • G R Bhat published a paper titled Treatment of Gender Issues in Mahesh Dattani’s plays’ in Vidhyavartha journal with ISSN Number 23199318, Volume 2 Issue 4 in October –Decmber 2013.
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a Poem titled “We are all…” “POETCRIT” Edited by: D.C. Chambial Maranda (HP) India – 176102 ISSN 09702830 Vol-XXVII No.1 page No. 152. Jan.2014
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a Research Paper (Online) titled Culture-Specific Nuances in the Translation of Speaking of Siva. I&I e journal Ed. Megha Patil. Shimoga, (ideas & ideologies) International e journal ISSN 2320-7744 II Volume-Issue 5 of i&i March 2014
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a Research Paper titled Part – 01 Cultural Variations in the Translation of Speaking of Siva Basava Journal pub: Basava Samithi, Bangalore ISSN 2319-4723 Vol-43, No.-2 July-September 2014,
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a poem “Awareness” “POETCRIT” Vol-XXVII No.2 page No. 133. July 2014
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a research paper titled part – 02 Cultural Variations in the Translation of Speaking of Siva Basava Journal pub: Basava Samithi, Bangalore ISSN 2319-4723 Vol-43, No.-3 October – December 2014,
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a poem “A Tribute to Papa” “POETCRIT” Vol-XXVIII No.1 page No. 138. Jan. 2015
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published review of an Anthology of Poems by Dr. Sangeeta Mahesh (Muradabad, UP) “Oceans of Thoughts” (a collection of poems) “POETCRIT” Edited by: D.C. Chambial Maranda (HP) India – 176102 ISSN 09702830 Vol-XXVIII No.1 page No. 140-141. Jan. 2015
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a poem Change in POETS INTERNATIONAL monthly journal ISSN 0971-4227 May 2015
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a poem 1. “Life –A Mystery” in “POETCRIT” Vol-XXVIII No.2 page No. 159. July 2015
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a poems “PLEASURE”  and “Affection” in “POETCRIT” Vol-XXIX No.1 page No. 138 and 139. Jan 2016
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a poem “Confusion” in “POETCRIT” Vol-XXIX No. 2 page No. 148. July 2016
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a poems. “If I were a Tree,” and . “Appreciation” “POETCRIT” Vol-XXX No.1 page No. 149. Jan 2017
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a poem “Freedom”  in “POETCRIT” Vol-XXX No.2 page No. 141. July-Dec. 2017
  • Dr Shankaranarayana    published a paper titled  Language Games, an Effective Tool in Language Teaching and Learning in ELT VIBES- An International E Journal for Research in ELT Vol-3, Issue- 1 January 2017, 48-51 (Impact Factor 5.10) ISSN -23950595
  • Dr Shankaranarayana   published joint paper  titled A Pragmatic Strategy to Align Research in to Under graduate Studies in Shodha, Vol -7, Issue-2 January 2018, 143-152 ISSN- 2249039
  • Dr Shankaranarayana     published joint paper titled  A Pragmatic Strategy to Align Research in to Under graduate Studies in Shodha, Vol -7, Issue-2 January 2018, 143-152 ISSN- 2249039
  • Shubharani P S and Pavithra Jain   jointly published a paper titled “Transgender as Sexual Minorities in Modern Literature- a Journey towards Social Inclusion” ISBN 978-81-929263-6-0 in June 2018.
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published a poems  Gratefulness and Nature in “POETCRIT” Vol-XXXI No.1 page No. 144. Jan 2018
  • Dr Shashikant Kurodi published poems Nature’s Wonder and Enterprise in “POETCRIT” Online: Printspublications Pvt Ltd, New Delhi Vol-XXXII No.1 page No. 121. Jan- June 2019 ISSN: 0970-2830
  • Pavithra Jain and Shubharani P S jointly published a paper titled  “Identity and Belonging In Writings of Bharathi Mukherjee with reference to Two Ways to Belong in America and Desirable Daughters” ISBN 978-81-93086995 in Janury 2019.
  • Dr Shashikanth Kurodi and Rakshitha published a paper titled “The Theme of Identity and Belonging in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland” ISSN 0970-2830 in Janury 2019.

MoU

The Department has signed an MoU with the English Departments of the following Colleges to promote academic collaboration. (01-09-2014)

  • Vivekananda Arts , Science and Commerce Degree College, Puttur
  • Kukke Sri Subrahmanyeshwara Degree College, Subrahmanya
  • Besant Women’s Degree College, Mangalore
  • Sri Venkataramana Swamy First Grade College, Bantwal
  • Kamala Nehru Memorial National College og Arts, Science and Commerce for Women, Shimoga
  • St. Agnes College , Mangalore
  • Scholl of Social Work, (Autonomous) Mangalore
  • Vidyarashmi Degree College, Savanoor, Puttur

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