Department of English

Department of English

   The goal of the Department is to develop world class leaders for tomorrow's business environment. Apart from the teaching of Technical English I and II in the first year and Communications Skills Laboratory in the third year to B.E. / B.Tech students as per the curriculum of Anna University of Technology, Chennai, the Department plays a vital role in the all-round development of the students who belong to varied castes, creeds and financial backgrounds. It strives to produce graduates of international repute by imparting communication skills, soft skills and interpersonal skills as well. It also trains students for BEC, Conducted by Cambridge University.

   Our College has signed a MOU with the British Council for conducting Business English Certificate Preliminary Examinations for all the first year UG students. Every year considerable number of students appear for all levels of BEC – Preliminary and Vantage. The Department has been felicitated by Cambridge University for promoting the students regularly to take up BEC Preliminary and Vantage courses for the academic year 2011-2012.

LANGUAGE LABORATORY

   Established in 2001, the Language Laboratory of the Department of English has several self-learning packages (Hi class SW ( Multimedia Educational Network system), Manage stress, Manage time, Cambridge Advanced Dictionary, English Pronunciation Dictionary, Issues in English, Globarena English Lab & Career Lab, Face2face Intermediate, Globarena software ( Multimedia Educational Network system), Mindscape, I year and III year( material prepared by staff) ) to hone the communication skills of the learners entrusted to our care. A full-fledged computer-based laboratory, it now has a capacity to accommodate 68 learners at a time.

   The internet facility made available enables the students to utilize the resources on the innumerable language-learning websites which in turn widen their knowledge and expand their potential, thus developing their listening, reading and presentation skills, and enlightening their awareness of group discussions required for the Communication Skills Laboratory examination, and the interview skills thereafter.