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PROFILE OF DEPARTMENT OF STUDIES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
History/Background:

The Department of Studies in English Language and Literature was established in 1967 along with the inception of college. English was introduced as the basic subject only for PUC.I,B.A.I and B.SC.I in the same year.Shri M.V.Hiremath and Shri. H.K.Kamakeri joined the services on the same date on 1-7-1967.They moulded the department with their academiccapacities.

In the academic year 2002-03, English optional was introduced as it was a language of opportunity. The former principal and the head of the department Prof.M.V.Hiremath a renowned teacher of English Language and Literature and writer took initiative. He assisted in the beginning to mould the department with is administrative acumen. The department plays a crucial role in the march of the institution towards excellence. It has grown in all dimension, teaching, research and extension.

 

The Board of Studies in English RCU designs the syllabi for the courses. From the year 2010 onwards, the BOS was done away with purely literary texts and introduced language- based texts at the basic level. The optional English curriculum comprises several components like study of English Phonetics, Literary Forms, Literary Terms, History of English Literature, Modern English Grammar and Usage, Literary Criticism, Poetry, Prose and Drama.

During its 54 years of existence, it has maintained high standards and made encouraging and impressive progress. The analysis of students’ performance in examinations for the last 4 years is enclosed. The teachers have taken a Keen interest in upgrading both their students and themselves. Participation in seminars, group discussions and speech skills to achieve academic excellence, are conducted. Guest Lectures are also arranged

VISION

  • Engage our students to ensure that all students have the opportunity to become global citizens
  • Empower students to acquire skills, attitudes, values that enhance cross cultural communication.
  • Strive hard to achieve excellence in our respective area of study.

MISSION

     Our Department of English Language and Literature aims of transforming English language learners into the rational human beings with an inquisitive bent of mind through literature, theoretical and linguistic teaching.

GOALS & OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

The main objectives of the department are:

  1. To create awareness among the students about the importance of English Language in the changed world scenario.
  2. To create a deep interest in languages, particularly in English Language.
  3. To encourage the students to acquire English Language Skills.
  4. To encourage the students to read world famous classics to enable them to cultivate critical and creative attitudes towards literature.
  5. To inspire the students to participate in debates elocution and other competitions.
  6. To suggest good books for further reading.
  7. To guide them to develop their career by functional English Language.
  8. To prepare them to pass examinations satisfactorily. We have designed some examination- oriented programmers; say, monthly tests, revisions, quiz.
  9. To provide exposure to the literary world beyond their curriculum and to inculcate a love for English language and literature.
  10. To provide guidance for higher studies in English Literature.

English

SI.No.

Name

Qualification

Date and Nature of appointment

Service

1

Dr.S.R.Golagond

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

07-12-2005 (Permanent)

15 Years

2

Dr.S.S.Daragad

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

26-06-2003 (Ad-hoc)

18 Years

3

Prof.N.V.Patil

M.A.,B.Ed.

15-07-2011

10 Years

Sl.No

Name

Designation

Served the Department

1

Shri. M.V. Hiremath

SGL cum Principal

01-7-1967 to 30-6-2004

2

Dr. S.R. Golagond

Assistant Professor

07-12-2005 to---

PO’S/PSO’S/CO’S

 

 To be able to comprehend and interpret minimum literary texts (Poems, Short stories, Plays, Essays). 

 To understand and reflect on literary trends and analyze the contribution of the British writers and the Indian writers in English. 

 The learner should develop confidence in the four skills – Listening, speaking, reading and writing. 

 To be able to do short tasks like drafting letters / absorbs / dialogues / reports and the like. 

 Minimum vocabulary build up, required to structure out their thoughts. 

DEVELOPMENTAL ACTIVITIES:

All our department activities focus on the improvement of the standards of students. For this we-

  1. Conduct seminars for the optional and Basic English students.
  2. Give at least two assignments of the optional and Basic English students.
  3. Organize Guest Lectures for optional English students.
  4. Maintain a record of phonetic work done once in  a week for BA part I Optional English students.
  5. Give short exercises regularly on Modern English Grammar and Usage.
  6. Train the students to have fluency in spoken English.
  7. Organize Remedial Courses in English for the students who are weak in English.
  8. Provide Audio-Visual aids to Optional English students

Research

       Dr. S.R.Golagond and Dr.S.S.Daragad, are M.Phil and Ph.D Degree holders. Their Topics of dissertations are ‘Tradition and Modernity in Girish Karnad’s  Plays: A Study of Hayavadana and Tughlaq’ and ‘ Women in the Short Stories of Dr. Basavaraj Naikar’ respectively.

   Their Ph.D topics are-  ‘ The Philosophy of Transcendentalism in the Works of Basavanna and R.W.Emerson: A Comparative Study’, from Karanataka University, Dharwad and   ‘Novel  an Instrument of Social Change with Special Reference to the Novels of Premchand and Maxim Gorky’

Priority Areas for Research:

 

Publications:

  • Publication Per Faculty
  • Number of papers published in peer reviewed Journals (national/international) by faculty and students

 

 

SI No

Author

Name of the Journals/ Articles/Books

ISBN No

01

Dr.S.R.Golagond

‘Basavanna and Emerson:A Comparative Study.

A Literary Endeavour.

A Quarterly International Refirred Journal of English Language,Literature and Criticism.Vol-III No. 3 July 2012.

0976/299X

02

Dr.S.R.Golagond

‘Basavanna’s Concept of Kayaka and Dasoha’

A Literary Endeavour.

A Quarterly International  Referred Journal of English Language, Literature and Criticism. Vol-III No.3 July 2012

0976/299X

03

Dr.S.R.Golagond

‘Cultural Elements in Translation’Jaggery Valley :A Quarterly Multidisciplinary referred Journal.

Vol-no.2 April 2014

2348-8719

04

Dr.S.R.Golagond

‘Bhishma Sahani’s Tamas as a Partition Novel’

A Literary Endeavour.

A Quarterly International  Referred Journal of English Language, Literature and Criticism. Vol-X No.2April 2019

ISSN 0976-299X

05

Dr.S.R.Golagond

‘The New Poetry in Indian English Literature’

A Literary Endeavour.

A Quarterly International  Referred Journal of English Language, Literature and Criticism. Vol-X No.2April 2019

ISSN 0976-299X

06

Dr.S.R.Golagond

‘Management of Higher Education in India: Issues, Challenges, Educational Institutions & Suggestions’

Quality Concerns in Higher Education

2018

ISBN 978-93-83172-60-9

07

Dr.S.R.Golagond

‘Basavanna and Emerson as Transcendentalists’

Author Press  Q-2A Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi 2020

(Book Published)

ISBN 978-93-90155-60-6

08

Dr.S.R.Golagond

‘Anekartha’, Savinaya Prakashana Hungund-2021

(Book Published)‘

ISBN 978-93-5426-890-8

 

  • Dr.S.R.Golagond has published a collection of short stories in Kannada, titled , ‘Dyamra Yamanavva mattu Itar Kathegalu’-2017

Highlights of the Department

  • Dr.S.R.Golagond is the IQAC and RUSA Coordinator.
  • He is an associate NCC officer from 2006 to 2014.
  • He acted as coordinator of remedial coaching classes.
  • He is a vice-president of Taluka Vachana Sahitya Parishat, Hungund.
  • He donated Rs.5000 from Community development programmes.
  • He is an advisor to Bendre Sahitya Vedike, Hungund.
  • He is a member of KRVP,KUCTA, All India English Language TeachersAssociation and English Language Teachers Association, Rain Channamma University, Belagavi. 
  • He acted as a judge in Students’ Seminar on Literature organized by SCP Arts and BDS Commerce College, Mahalingapur.
  • Dr. S.S. Daragad is a member of taluka Vachana Sahitya Parishat and English Language Teachers’ Association,Rani Channamma University, Belagavi.
  • The department conducted Remedial Coaching Classes for Sc,ST,OBC and minority students.
  • The department conducted CET coaching classes in English for high school teachers and junior college lecturers.

 

  1. Plan of action of the department for the next five years.

The department has the plan to take up minor research projects and to set up English language laboratory. The department also plans to organize state/national level seminars in the institution.

DR. SHREESHAIL R. GOLAGOND 

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH 

VMK SR VASTRAD ARTS, SCIENCE & V S B COMMERCE COLLEGE, HUNGUND 

DISTRICT: BAGALKOT, KARNATAKA STATE-INDIA 587118

Mob. No.: 9980400421

Email Id: shreeshaila1970@gmail.com

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