Wednesday, 12 February 2020

2019-2020





High lights of English Department



 An Induction Programme was conducted for the I Degree students on 13/6/19.
A Bridge Course was conducted for I Degree students from 17/6/19 to 22/6/19. Essentials of English Grammar and Sounds of English were taught.

Guest Lectures
S.No
Name of the Guest Speaker
Date of Guest Lecture
Topic
1
Thilagavathi Joseph
       16-7-2019
Language Partnership Programme
2
Afeera Khanum
31-07-2019
Teaching & Learning English as Second Language
3
Afeera Khanum
03-08-2019
Women's Writings in the Context of African American Women
4
Dr. S. Sahithi
06-09-2019
Common Gynaec Problems among Young Women
5
Mrs. Marjorie Ebenezer
11-12-2019
Communication Skills for Employability
6
Dr. Girija Nambiar
11-12-2019
Feminism




Conferences and Seminars
1.      Dr. V. Satya Sudha attended a three day International Seminar on Rise of Indian Literature in the Global World, held in Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, and presented a paper on “Redefining human status: a Comparative study of Sarabhai’s The Well of the People and Enoch’s The Village Well”
2.      Ms. L.M.R. Swarupa attended a three day International Seminar on Rise of Indian Literature in the Global World, held in Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, and presented a paper on “New Perspectives in English Language Teaching.”
                                                           
                                                 Publications
  • Dr. Satya Sudha, Head, Dept. of English, got her research  paper entitled  ‘Redefining Human Status: A Comparative Study of Sarabhai’s Well of the People and Enoch’s The Village Well.’ published in English Studies - International Research Journal - ISSN - 2347-3479.     
  • Outreach Activities         
    Mrs. L.M.R. Swarupa Rani participated in Our City – Our Responsibility – Youth Awareness Program at Vijayawada on November 22nd , 2019
·         Mrs. Y. Supriya NSS Coordinator Celebrated NSS Golden Jubilee on 24th Sep 2019.
·         Mrs. B. Santhisree qualified in APRCET Exam.
Workshops :
Guest Lectures:
  • Maris Stella Alumni Association & Department of English organised a guest lecture for PG English students by Dr. Afeera Khanam, English Instructor, University of Jeddah, Khulais, Saudi Arabia  on the topic ‘Teaching and Learning English as a Second Language: Strategies’ on 31st  July 2019. 75 PG Students attended it.
  • Maris Stella Alumni Association(MSAA) organized an invited lecture for PG & UG English Literature students on 3rd August,2019. The Resource Person was Dr.Afeera Khanam, an alumna herself, who has been working as an English Instructor, University of Jeddah, Khulais,Saudi Arabia. She dealt with Women’s Writings throwing light on African American women. She drew examples from various writers and focused on Alice Walker’s Color Purple which is a novel discussing several issues like feminism, socio cultural problems in Africa, racism, gender discrimination, queer human relations-to name a few.
  • Maris Stella Alumni Association(MSAA) and the PG Department of English, Maris Stella College, Vijayawada, organised a special guest lecture on the topic ‘Reading Skills’ by Ms. V. Vishnu Vandana Devi, Associate Professor of English, Vijaya Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences for Women, Vijayawada, on 29.08.19

   Seminars,Workshops, Conferences & FDPS
  • Management has organized a Faculty development Programme – ‘Beyond Teaching-the Joy and Passion of Being a Faculty’ for the faculty who have below 5 years of experience   on 3rd June 2019. The Resource person, Mr. Stephen Chinaswamy, CEO, Strides Consulting Inc., Chennai emphasized self-esteem & how to nurture  it in students in  his sessions. Fifty five faculty attended it.
  • Management has also organized a Faculty development Programme – ‘Teacher as a Facilitator of Learning and Leadership & Ideal Team Players’ for all the faculty on 5th & 6th June 2019 by Dr. Mercy Pushpalatha, Programme Consultant, South Asia, United Faculty Board. She dealt with outcome based education. Another Resource Person  Mrs. Jaya Abraham, Partner with AJ ventures, Mumbai, briefed about vision and mission of an Individual.
  • A Two Day Workshop cum faculty development program and capacity building has been conducted on 29th & 30th July 2019. The resource person was Dr. Sandhya Tiwari, Director CELT, Palamuru University and 50 Faculty members participated in it.
  • A Three Day Workshop on ‘Constructive Alignment and Outcome Based Education’ has been organized by IQAC, Maris stella College in collaboration with United Board from 21st to 23rd Oct 2019. Forty nine faculty members of the institution  and four from other institutions have been equipped with the new notions of education and Digital Technology-Assisted Pedagogy by three eminent professors from Christ University , Bengaluru- Dr. Suparnakar, Dept. of Sociology and Social Work, Dr. Swetha Mukherjee Dept. of English and Dr. Vinay, Dept. of Computer Science.

  • Dr. Satya Sudha presented a paper on “Redefining Human Status: A Comparative Study of Sarabhai’s Well of the People and Enoch’s The Village Well.” in the International Conference on “Advances in Visual Communication, Library & Translation Studies in World Literature” organized by Andhra Loyola College on Oct 24th  & 25th , 2019.
  • Ms. L.M.R. Swaroopa Rani presented a paper titled ‘New Perspectives in English Language Teaching’ in the International Conference on “Advances in Visual Communication, Library & Translation Studies in World Literature’  organized by Andhra Loyola College on Oct 24 &25, 2019.
  •  Ms B. Santhi Sree, Dept. of  English, Ms. M. Archana , Dept. of Chemistry and Ms. R. Tulasi , Dept. of Maths, P.G attended a Faculty Development Programme on “ Recent Trends in Teaching -Learning Methodologies Using ICT in Higher Education Institutions from 24th to 30th  oct, 2019 at Sir C.R. Reddy College, Eluru.
       .       Staff Achievements & Awards
  • Dr. K. Sandhya presented her poems published in the anthology "The Vase" in Hunter International Poetry Festival on 18&19/09/2019. 
  • Under the guidance of Dr. K. Sandhya,  Dr. Afeera Khanam   and  Dr. K. Surekha Rani   were awarded Ph.D from ANU. One scholar submitted her Ph. D. Dissertation to JNTUH.    
              Publications
  • Dr. Satya Sudha, Head, Dept. of English, got her research paper entitled  ‘Redefining Human Status: A Comparative Study of Sarabhai’s Well of the People and Enoch’s The Village Well.’ published in English Studies - International Research Journal - ISSN - 2347-3479.              
              Students Fests, Events & Competitions 

  • Eight students from PG I & II year English adapted short stories from "Amaravathi through Ages" written by Sri Sai Papineni to the stage during the book launch in Cafe Coffee Day, Vijayawada,in an intercollegiate book reading session on 24/09/2019  at 4pm"To Cap it All" and "Sweet Apple " were enacted by the following students: Sirajunnisa, Stefi Sharon Angel, Preethi Joseph, Sai Deepthi B,  Sowmya V, Jhansi lakshmi P, Santhi Mrunalini D from II MA  and  Harshini G from I MA. Sri V. Veerabhadrudu, IAS, Director, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan was the Chief Guest and he appreciated the students and had a literary interaction with them.
 Observation of Important Days, National Events and National Leaders’      Birthdays-
  • NSS Golden Jubilee has been celebrated in a big way in Maris Stella College on 24th Sep, 2019. In the college auditorium, a Photo Exhibition has been arranged with the photos of NSS activities - special camps, awareness programmes, extension activities, clean and green and plantation programmes etc. Dr. Kola Vijaya Sekhar, Professor, Guntur Medical College  the chief guest, the Guest of Honour, Dr. B. Keerthi, a social activist and another guest,  Sri P. Hari Prasad, NSS P.O made the students aware of innumerable opportunities offered by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India to the NSS students. Speeches and cultural programme by  NSS
  Alumni association Activities ( MSAA)
  •  Maris Stella Alumni Association & Department of English organised a guest lecture for PG English students by Dr. Afeera Khanam, English Instructor, University of Jeddah, Khulais, Saudi Arabia  on the topic ‘Teaching and Learning English as a Second Language: Strategies’ on 31st  July 2019. 75 PG Students attended it.
  • Maris Stella Alumni Association(MSAA) organized an invited lecture for PG & UG English Literature students on 3rd August,2019. The Resource Person was Dr.Afeera Khanam, an alumna herself, who has been working as an English Instructor, University of Jeddah, Khulais,Saudi Arabia. She dealt with Women’s Writings throwing light on African American women. She drew examples from various writers and focused on Alice Walker’s Color Purple which is a novel discussing several issues like feminism, socio cultural problems in Africa, racism, gender discrimination, queer human relations-to name a few.
  • Maris Stella Alumni Association(MSAA) and the PG Department of English, Maris Stella College, Vijayawada, organised a special guest lecture on the topic ‘Reading Skills’ by Ms. V. Vishnu Vandana Devi, Associate Professor of English, Vijaya Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences for Women, Vijayawada, on 29.08.19
  • Maris Stella Alumni Association(MSAA)conducted an awareness programme on“ Common Gynaec Problems among the Young Women” to UG and PG students on 06.09.2019,Friday,in the college auditorium. The resource person was Dr.S.Sahithi, BAMS, MD, Vedamantra Ayurveda Clinic,Vijayawada.
  • Maris  Stella Alumni Association  organized on 13/09/2019 in the audiovisual room an awareness programme on "Health and Nutrition "in collaboration with Vijayawada Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences for Women , Enikepadu, Vijayawada. Two students, Babita and Pushpalatha of IV D Pharma presented various seminal issues regarding nutrition, diseases caused by their deficiency, precautions to be taken like avoiding  junk food through their PowerPoint. All PG and first year MBA students and MSAA members and the faculty participated in this program conducted. 
    Language Partnership Programme
  • Language Partnership Programme initiated by our Principal, Dr. Sr. Jasintha Quadras and launched with the collaboration of Stella Maris College, Chennai under the able guidance of Dr. Thilagavathi Joseph who  trained the faculty and students in conducting this programme was  taken up this year by the faculty of the department of English.  150 slow learners were identified and 60 volunteers were chosen to help out the slow learners. Every week four hours of instruction and activity were conducted .




    Students’ Activities & Achievements

19. Online English Course
The Department of English under the guidance of Dr. Girija Nambiar, Dr. Ch. Krishnaveni & Dr. V. Satya Sudha have conducted an Online course in English for all the UG students. The students took one internal assignment in January ’20 and the End Semester exam will be held in March 2020.



Cultural Week
TOPICS OF DIFFERENT COMPETITIONS OF CULTURAL WEEK 2019-2020
                                                          ESSAY WRITING

THEME
The threat to the planet is us. Care for the planet and it will take care of you.
(No last minute registration. Stationery will be provided. Topic will be announced the day before.)
TIME
1 Hour
VENUE
P.G. Library
NO.OF WORDS
Maximum 400

                                                           ELOCUTION
THEME
We make a living by what we get, but we make a living by what we give.
(Final bell will be given after 3 minutes. No spot registration. Topic will be announced one day before)
TIME LIMIT
3 minutes
VENUE


                                                      ENGLISH DRAMA
THEME
We rise by lifting others
(Skits will be screened two days before the event)
TIME LIMIT
15 minutes

NO.OF PARTICIPANTS IN EACH SKIT

8 (EIGHT)




DR. CHENNA REDDY, DEPT OF  ENGLISH, ANU addressed the UG & PG students on 

"Teaching and Learning LSRW Skills of English" on 1st February, 2020.







      The Department conducted Online Test, Google 2.0 for Second component.





DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
ORGANIZED

WINGED WORDS

A COMPETITION IN CREATIVE WRITING

DATE: 5/2/2020
TIME: 2.35 to 3.30 PM
VENUE: Under the Greenwood Trees

PARTICIPANTS FROM Inter, UG, PG & MBA ARE WELCOME
The best ones will be published in the College Magazine.
Pen a story, an essay, a poem, a joke, or sketch a cartoon.


Friday, 3 May 2019

OUTREACH


Dr. Girija Nambiar donated Rs. 1 lakh towards the installation and maintenance of RO Water Plant.

Dr. Satya Sudha supports a few economically challenged students every year by sponsoring their fee.

GRAMA DARSHINI
The Deaparment members participated in "Grama Darshini" programme launched by the AP State Govt and created awareness regarding the importance of education of girl children.


     

CLEAN & GREEN
The Dept with the help of B.A students help in keeping the campus clean.


Friday, 20 July 2018

2018 - 2019


LPP

Under the dynamic leadership of our Principal, Dr. Sr. Jasintha Quadras, Language Partnership Programme was launched with the collaboration of Stella Maris College, Chennai. Dr. Thilagavathi Joseph trained the faculty and students in conducting this programme. 150 slow learners were identified and 60 volunteers were chosen to help out the slow learners.

 







Language Lab Exam




Motivational Talk by Mr. Chetan Bhagat, the Novelist (11.02.2019)
With an objective to hone the English speaking and writing skills of schools and colleges in the state, a city-based startup, Nista National launched ‘eduinfotainment’ venture started by the Chairman and Managing Director of the firm, Mr. Sundara Chaitanya Anagani. The noted screen writer and the motivational speaker Mr. Chetan Bhagat, who is one among the 100 influential people, gave a motivational talk on “Life: Success and Happiness”. Twenty Literature students of Maris Stella along with Dr. Sr. Innyasamma, Mrs. Swarupa and Ms. Manorama from the department of English attended it on 11.02.2019.
The students learnt from the talk that One has to fight the hardest battle, and never stop fighting until one arrives at his/her destined place, that is, a UNIQUE YOU! Being unique will require excellence. Excellence is a self-imposed self-directed life-long process.
Excellence is not by accident. It is a process, where an individual continuously strives to better oneself. The performance standards are set by themselves, they work on their dreams with focus and are prepared to take calculated risks and do not get deterred by failures as they move towards their dreams. Then they step up their dreams as they tend to reach the original targets. They strive to work to their potential, in the process, they increase their performance thereby multiplying further their potential and this is an unending life cycle phenomenon. They are not in competition with anyone else, but themselves. That is the culture of excellence. 
Students ought to think and think well. They should do no wrong. Students should do everything to build-up a new state of India which would be everybody’s pride.
          

A Guest Lecture by Prof. M. Suresh Kumar (12.02.2019)
A guest lecture on “Language of Translations and Language of Life” by Prof. M. Suresh Kumar, Dept. of English, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur was organized by the dept. of English for 60 Literature students of UG and PG on 12.02.2019.
The students learnt from this lecture that “Translation’ is nothing but a skill. One needs to have innate ability to write a poem where as one needs to have a skill to translate any work. One needs to have an aptitude to bring in and bring across the translations and communicate them according to the context. The translator needs to know the theory before translating any text in order to do justice to the author.
Dr. K. Sandhya, Director, Research Cell, Mrs. Begum and Mrs. Indira Priyadarshini from the Dept. of English, PG along with Dr. Satya Sudha, HoD, Dr. Sr. Innyasamma, Mrs. Supriya, Mrs. Swarupa, Ms. Manorama and Mrs. Vani from the Dept. of English UG attended it.
               

                                                              SPARKLIT2K18

 LIGHTING OF THE LAMP:SPARKLIT 2K18 ON 4TH SEPTEMBER 2018






WORKSHOP ON COMMUNICATION & SOFT SKILLS
RESOURCE PERSON
Ms. SWETHA RAO MBA, MA Psychology




A BRIDGE COURSE FOR I DEGREE STUDENTS WAS CONDUCTED ON 27th June.
                      

2017 -2018

BOOK RELEASE - SEMINAR PROCEEDINGS  World Literatures in English Translations
CULTURAL WEEK 2017-18: ENGLISH DRAMA COMPETITIONS



VISIT BY STELLA MARIS TEAM TO MARIS STELLA 




WORKSHOP ON HOW TO WRITE CREATIVELY BY ATREYA SARMA ON 10-11-17
                                                                                                                                                                         

 The Dept organised a one day workshop on "Presentation Skills for Employment"  for PG & UG students on 6th Sep 2017. The Resource person was Dr. Kanchana Sundaram, Asst. Prof VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering & Technology

2016 -2017

2016-17


Dr. K. Sandhya, Reader, Former HOD, being felicitated on the College Day


       

2016-2017

  • Dr.K. Sandhya giving Orientation to parents of Freshers. June 20th, 2016.


  • Retirement of Dr. Girija Nambiar. June 30th, 2016.

  • Dr. Afsha Jamal  Dept. of English, Prince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia conducting a Workshop on Reading Strategies on 26.7.16              
                       
  •                 Dr. Afsha Jamal conducting a Workshop on Writing Strategies on 27.7.16



  • Silver Jubilee of Dr. V. Satya Sudha. Sep 5th, 2016




  • Second Component Skit by students





SPARKLIT2K17 on 17/1/17


A REPORT ON SPARKLIT2K18
“The Spark Literary Club” of the Department of English, Maris Stella College organized a One Day State level Intercollegiate Literary fest on 4th September 2018. The event was organized under the Headship of Dr. V. Satya Sudha with the sincere support of the Department members. 123 students from various colleges participated in the events and Andhra Loyola College won the overall championship. Competitions were held in Skit, Quiz, Debate, Essay Writing, Western Dance and concluded with Personality Contest. The programme was inaugurated by the Principal, Dr. Sr. Jasintha Quadras and Vice Principal Dr. Sr. Innyasamma. It began with a prayer song and the lighting of the Lamp. The theme of the event was introduced by Dr. V. Satya Sudha, HOD, and the Sisters gave their blessings. The Inaugural Function was followed by the play “Romeo Juliet,” enacted by the students of Intermediate. It was a scintillating performance.
        Ms.Sirajunnisa I MA conducted the entire programme and was supported by Jhansi I MA. The other students who assisted in the announcements were Haviah Abhishag II MA, Ruth Serina, Sahithi and Acsah Samarpan of Final BA. The judges for Skit were Mr. K.V. Vijaya Babu, ALC and Mr. Krishna Mohan, HoD, Hindi, Quiz was conducted by students, Roshni Kothari, Umme Salma and Khushbu; judges for Debate were Mr. K.V. Vijaya Babu, ALC and Dr. Beaulah HoD, History; judge for essay writing was Mrs. Geetha, MSC; Judges for Western dance were Ms. Sweta Rao, Corporate trainer and Mrs. Sowmya Kuchipudi exponent and alumnus of MSC. Personality contest Mr & Miss Sparklit was adjudged by Ms. Sweta Rao and Mrs. G. Sundari, HoD, MBA.
The Chief guests for the Valedictory were Principal, Dr. Sr. Jasintha Quadras, Sponsors Sridevi Printers and Lakshmi Honda Electric. 
  • National Seminar on "World Literatures in English Translation" on 18th Jan 2017






  • Project Viva 18/12/16





  • Pride and Prejudice adapted and performed on the College Day 4/2/17



  • Members at the National Women's Parliament held at Pavitra Sangamam                                  on 10th,11th &12th Feb 2017



  • Dr. K. Sandhya conducting Group Discussion at NWP.