The Department of English with its brilliant faculty and a sterling reputation is one of the premier and most vibrant departments of GLA University. The Department is committed to maintaining consistently high academic standards, and communicate the understanding of the English language to students in a meaningful and need-oriented manner. The equally diverse and provocative courses focusing on Communication Skills, Spoken English, Business English, and Value Addition Non-Credit courses offered by the department aim at catering to the needs of its students and emphasizes building the students’ self-confidence and prepare them to meet the challenges ahead.
Apart from these courses, the department is offering the Doctoral Programme in English which covers a wide range of specialisations in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics & ELT, Translation Studies, and Literature. Keeping the students’ academic needs in mind as well as the importance and sensitivity attached to the specificities in the usages of the English Language, the Department is planning to introduce Masters Programme in Applied Linguistics & ELT, Linguistics, and Literature. The Department also plans to start BA in Functional English from the academic year 2021 which will open doors to placement offers in academia, corporate, and other professional sectors. Professional coaching in IELTS & TOEFL, NET/SLET/JRF, Certificate Courses in Foreign Languages are some other ambitious plans of the Department in near future.
The faculty members with excellent research and teaching record are committed to creating a stimulating learning environment for the students. To strengthen research activities, the Department regularly organizes Faculty Development Programmes, Seminars and Workshops, and National & International Conferences. It is actively associated with professional bodies like the Linguistic Society of India, English Language Teachers’ Association of India, Dravidian Linguistics Association, and many more.
In accordance with the rapid changes and increasing demands in education, industry, and corporate sectors, the department is open to the emerging concept of technology driven world and constantly updates its curriculum and initiates necessary changes in teaching-learning processes.
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