THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Department News

 

 

Goal & Objectives

Department of English Since 1962Former Heads of the Department

  1. Sr. Ann Julius FMM – till 1980
  2. Mrs. Marjorie Ebenezer – till 31.3.2000
  3. Mrs. P. Nirmala Prabhakar – 31.8.2004
  4. Mrs. K. R. Bhagyamani – 31.7.2008
  5. Mrs. V. Sandhya – till 31.3.2009
  6. Dr. Girija Nambiar – till 30. 6. 2016
  7. Dr. K. Sandhya – From 1.7.2016

Other members of the Yester Years

  1. Mrs. Molly Pothen
  2. Mrs. Jani Sarojini
  3. Miss. Annie Nazareth
  4. Dr. Annie Pothen

Faculty Details

 

Sl No

NAME

QUALIFICATION

DESIGNATION

EXPERIENCE

1

Dr.K.Sandhya

MA. Ph D, PGDTE

HOD & Reader

36

2

Dr.V.Satya Sudha

MA. M.Phil. Ph D

Sr. Lecturer

30

3

Dr. Sr. Innyasamma

MA, PGDTE, Ph D

Lecturer

14

4

Mrs. L.M.R. Swarupa Rani

MA, B Ed

Lecturer

14

5

Ms.Y.Supriya

-

Lecturer

-

6

Mrs. B. Santhi Sree

MA, B Ed, M Phil

Lecturer

14

7

Sr. Karuna Vincent

-

Lecturer

-

8

Mrs. Sajida Mubeen

M.A., B.Ed.

Lecturer

--

9

Mrs.T. Deepthi

MA, (PGDTE)

Lecturer

6

10

Mrs. G. Sumalatha

MA, B Ed

Lecturer

4

11

Ms. Matilda Meyer

MA. B P Ed

Lecturer

1

12

Ms. Kiranmayee

M.A., SET Qualified

Lecturer

13

Ms.T. Indira Devi

 

Lecturer

-

 

Achievements

BEST TEACHER AWARDS

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DR. GIRIJA NAMBIAR - 2005                               DR.K.SANDHYA - 2007

The Department has generated its own Work Books and Text Books under Autonomy.
The members offer consultancy services as BOS members, subject experts, paper setters, theory and practical examiners, resource persons, judges for various extra-mural competetions.


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:


Dr. Girija Nambiar – NAAC Coordinator – 2013
Dr. K. Sandhya – IQAC Coordinator – & MSAA – Vice  President
Dr. V. Satya Sudha – Dean of Humanities, Academic Advisor, CCE.
Dr. Sr. Innyasamma – Degree Vice- Principal
Mrs. Santhisree – NCC ANO – 2003 to 2013, Coordinator – Edubridge
Mrs. L.M.R. Swarupa – NSS Programme Officer ( Unit I)
Ms. Matilda Meyer – NCC ANO (Naval Wing).

 

RESEARCH:

Two Recognised Research Guides in the Dept:
Dr. Girija Nambiar -  M Phil Awarded – 7
                                    
Dr. K. Sandhya –     Ph D Awarded – 1
                                       Ph D Submitted – 2
                                       Ph D Scholars – 8
                                       M Phil Awarded – 15
                                       M Phil Scholars – 10


TECHNOLOGY-AIDED TEACHING-LEARNING:
The Department holds on-line examinations in Listening & Speaking Skills every even semester for all I & II year undergraduate students of General English with technical support from Globerina.
There are two English Language Laboratories with software . The Department has compiled a set of video lessons and PPTs in English Grammar for use in the e-classroom.
Films on relevant study texts like Othello, Pygmalion, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice  To Sir, With Love etc. are screened to provide wider understanding and enliven teaching.

Department Activities 2015-16

     

 

DR.GIRIJA NAMBIAR:

  1. Attended Meeting of Affiliated College Principals & faculty AP New Common Core Syllabus under CBCS called by Krishna University at Machilipatnam on 10.7.15.
  2. Attended One-Day Symposium on ‘Problems of Autonomous colleges in CBCS of Krishna University 21.7.15.
  3. Attended workshop on Capacity Building for College Principals and faculty by Govt. of AP. Higher Education Department, Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) at Govt. Degree College, Avanigadda, Krishna Dist. on 4.8.15.
  4. Attended and presented a paper on ‘Afghanistan Unmade: Khalid Hussein’s the Kite Runner at the national seminar on ‘New Aspects of Postcolonial Literature’ at Andhra Loyola College Vijayawada – 6th – 7th January 2016.
  5. Attended a programme on ‘Building Humanity for Peace: Policy & Programme Development on Interfaith Dialogue in Action’ held by All India Association for Christian Higher Education at New Delhi,  3rd - 5th March, 2016.

DR.K.SANDHYA:

  1. Published a research paper ‘Telugu Dalit Voices in English Translation: A Sample Reading’ JOELL, (Journal of English Language and Literature – A Peer Reviewed International Journal) Vol. 2, Issue 2 2015. ISSN 2349-9753 Impact Factor 3.079
  2. Panel Member of the Casual Announcer/Compere Selection/Screening Committee     5th& 6th May, 2015, All India Radio, Vijayawada.
  3. Co-authored a research paper published by a peer reviewed International Journal of English Language. Literature and Humanities IJELLH, Vol III, Issue III, 2015 ‘Women’s Voices for Privileges across the Globe’ ISSN-2321-7065 Impact factor- 2321-7065.
  4. Co-authored a research paper published by a peer reviewed international journal, ’International Journal of Advanced Research’, Vol 3, Issue 5, 2015, ISSN 2320-5407

‘Women in Anita Desai & Toni Morrison: A Reference to Select Novels’ Impact Factor 4.588 IC Value – 4.96

  1. ‘Changing Mindset in the New Generation: A Boon or Bane’ Radio Talk/ Interview broadcast by AIR, Vijayawada on 15.6.2015.
  2. Panel Member on the Committee of Colloquium of Ms.G.Sundari (Ph.D. Research Scholar, English) at JNTUH, as her Research Supervision/Director.
  3. Felicitated by Prajapita Brahma Kumari’s Ishwariya Viswa Vidyalaya, Vijayawada, on Teacher’s Day, 5.9.2015.
  4. Invited & Felicitated as Guest of Honour on Teachers’ Day Celebrations at St. John’s English Medium High School, Gunadala on 5.9.15.
  5. Attended BoS Meeting at JKC College Guntur, as Subject Expert on 7.8.15.
  6. On Panel of Jury, ‘Bhavana’ PG students’ Intramural Competitions, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada on 11.10.15
  7. On Panel of Jury ‘Letter Writing Competition’ conducted by Dept. of Posts, India during National Postal Week – 10.10.15.
  8. Co-authored and published a research paper on ‘the Impact of Short Stories on Teaching of English by JOELL, Vol. 2, Issue 4.2015-ISSN 2349-9753 -97-103 Impact Factor – 3.079.
  9. On Editorial Board of JOELL , ISSN 2349-9753-97-103
  10. Speaker at ‘Prapanika Sahitya Parichaya Sabah’ on ‘Nobel and Booker Prizes’ organized by ‘Chinuku’ ‘A Literary & Cultural Weekly VJA-25.10.15
  11. Presented a Paper on ‘Portrayal of Dalit Issues and Social Consciousness: Contribution of Indian Hindi and Telugu Cinema in UGC Sponsored Three Days Global Seminar on ‘ Celebrating the Ancient Contemporary Wisdom of the  Fourth World: Natives, Aborigines & Dalit on 14th ,15th ,16th  Dec’15
  12. Published a Research Paper on Silent Echoes in Echoes Silent by K.V.Raghupati, in JOELL ISSN- VOL 3 Issue 1, 2016, A Peer Reviewed International Journal - 3.079
  13. Presented two joint papers - ‘Marginalization of Women in the Select Novels of Manju Kapoor and Anita Nair, A Study’

‘Loneliness Alienation in Nisha Da Cunha’s Select Short Stories’ in the National Seminar held on 6th & 7th Jan, 2016, Andhra Loyola College, VJA in collaboration with Indian Society for Commonwealth Studies (ISCS) on ‘New Aspects in Post- Colonial Literature.

  1. Co-authored a Research Paper on English Language Engineering Students’ Learning through Active Teaching Methods for Teaching and Learning Problems and Remedies Jaipur: Pointer Publishers 2016. ISBN 978-81-7910-511-5.
  2. Chaired a Session and Presented a paper on ‘Women’s Roles Redefined: An Observation with Reference to Select Telugu and English Short Fiction by Indian Women” on 3rd and 4th Feb,2016 in a National Seminar organized by P.G Dept. of English,  P.B.Siddhartha College, VJA “ Contemporary Writings in Literature and Language”
  3. Invited as a Speaker to talk on “Changing Values in the Society:  The Role of Women “ in Gandhiji Institute of Science & Technology, Jaggayyapet in collaboration with Lions Club, Jaggayyapet on 8-3-16 –International Women’s Day
  4.  Spoke on “ Employability Skills” in the One- Day Symposium/ Workshop conducted by Dept. of Youth Affairs, Govt. of A.P. at ALC, VJA on 15-2-16
  5. Spoke on ‘Sexual Harassment at Work Place: Gender Discrimination’ on a Symposium organized by Dept. of Youth Services, Krishna, District, Govt. of A.P at the Sub- Collector’s office, VJA on 15.3.16.

                          
                           


                       

 

 


DR.V.SATYA SUDHA:

  1. The Woman Question Redefined: A Comparative Study of Karnad’s Nagamandala and Dattani’s Bravely Fought the Queen.  Research Paper Published in Veda’s Journal of English Language and Literature. Vol II, Issue 4, Oct-Dec, 2015. Impact Factor: 3.079. ISSN No. 2349 – 9743 (An open Access International Journal)
  2. Lights Out: A Prognostication of Surging Inhumanism. Paper Published in The Quest, Vol. 29, Number 2, Dec 2015.  A Peer Reviewed Literary Journal. ISSN 0971 – 2321.
  3. Dalit Theatre and Art Forms as Potent Modes of Communication and Assertion. Paper presented in the UGC Sponsored Global Conference organized by the Dept. of English, Acharya Nagarjuna University from 14th to 16th December, 2015, on Celebrating the Ancient/Contemporary Wisdom of the Fourth World(Natives, Aboriginals, Dalit’s)
  4. Felicitated by the Brahmakumari Eswariya Visvavidyalaya on Sep 5th, 2015.
  5. Presented a Paper on – The Bilingual Dilemma: Post-Colonial Indian Writing in English, at the National Seminar organized by the English Dept., Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, and the Indian Society for Commonwealth Studies, on 6th & 7th Jan, 2016.
  6. Presented a paper titled “Indian Women Playwrights in English: An Overview” at the National Seminar on “Contemporary Writings in Literature & Language” organized by PB Siddhartha Arts and Science College, PG English Dept. on 3rd & 4th Feb, 2016 
  7. Presented a paper on “Indian Women Playwrights in English: An Overview” at the National Seminar organized in P.B. Siddhartha P.G. Department of English on 3rd and 4th Feb, 2016 on “Contemporary Writings in Literature and Language”
  8. Conducted English Language Lab Exam at Andhra Loyola as external member on 3.3.16.
  9. Attended the BoS Meeting of the English Department at Andhra Loyola College on 14.3.16.

                 
                    

 


MRS L.M.R.SWAROOPA RANI

  1. Presented a paper on ‘Indian Women in English Literature’, at the National Seminar organized by the English Department, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, and the Indian Society for Commonwealth Studies, on 6th & 7th Jan, 2016.
  2. ‘Sangati-Autobiography of a Dalit Community’ Paper presented in the UGC Sponsored Global Conference organized by the Dept. of English, Acharya Nagarjuna University from 14th to 16th December, 2015, on celebrating the Ancient/Contemporary Wisdom of the Fourth World(Natives, Aboriginals, Dalit’s)
  3. Conducted NSS Special Camp from 19th to 25th Jan, 2016 at Ramanagar, an adopted village, VJA.
  4. Attended an awareness program on ‘Organ donation Day’ on 7th August, 2016 at NTR Health University, VJA.
  5. Attended NSS Youth Festival Day conducted by Krishna University on12.12.15 at Andhra Loyola College, VJA.
  6. Invited as a speaker to talk on ‘Women’s issues’ on the occasion of Centenary birth celebrations of Gurajada Appa Rao, conducted in November, 2016, at PWD grounds, conducted by AIDWA.
  7. Participated in ‘NSS STATE AWARDS’ in September, 2015 at NTR Health University
  8. Participated in AIDS Awareness Rally conducted by NSS
  9. Conducted Swatch Bharat in the college as a part of NSS Program.
  10. Conducted an awareness program on National Voter’s Day on 25th Jan, 2016.

MRS.Y.SUPRIYA:
Attended UGC Sponsored Global Seminar on ‘Celebrating the Ancient/ contemporary wisdom of Fourth World’ (Natives, Aborigines/Dalit’s) 14-16,December, 2015 organized by Dept. of English, Acharya Nagarjuna University and presented a paper on P.Siva Kami’s ‘The  Grip of Change’ and Author’s Notes: Gowri- A move from Systematic and Structural Discrimination towards Self – Respect.


DR. SR. INNYASAMMA GADE:

  1. Resource Person for A three-day Training Programme in on “English Language Skills” to the Teachers teaching in classes from VI to VIII of Bhutanese Refugee Education Programme (BREP), Nepal from 7th to 9th July 2015.

 

  1. All India Radio Talk on “The Menace of Ragging-Remedial Measures” on 26.10.2015.
  2. Gave a Motivational talk to the Students of St. Theresa English Medium School, Kanur on “Building Self-Confidence” and to the teachers on “Becoming a Better Teacher” on 21st January 2016.
  3. Participated in the Two day National Seminar on “New Aspects in Postcolonial Literature” held on 6&7 January 2016, at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada and presented a paper on “Catastrophe and Survival in ‘Family Life’ by Akhil Sharma.

  1. Participated in the Two day International Conference on “English Language and Literature: Retrospect and Prospects” held on 4th & 5th February 2016 Bishop Heber College (Autonomous) Trichy and presented a paper on “Identity and Struggle to Find Home in Someone Knows My Name/The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill and published in ‘Roots’ International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches, A Peer reviewed, Refereed & Quarterly Journal, Vol. 2, Special Issue 4, February 2016 with ISSN 2349-8684

 
DEPT. ACTIVITIES: NARRATION
 

 

2. INVITED LECTURE BY PROF.STEPHEN WARREN:


                             
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Staff participating in March past on Sports Day
        

 

Workshop on Reading Strategies on 26/07/16 and Writing Strategies on 30/07/16

A Report of the Activities of the English Literary Club-  SPARK

The English Literary Club –SPARK  conducted its activities “Ingenious Minds at Work” on 12th September,2016 in the college auditorium. Members of the club and a few more girls, around ,180 participated in various language activities/games. There were 5 rounds in which students were stimulated to weave their thoughts into stories based on clues, vocabulary building, solving jumbling words and words in mirror images etc. All students took an enthusiastic role in attempting to improve their language skills.