Department of English

Welcome to the Department of English!

The Department of English has been in a dynamic existence since the inception of the collegeequipping the budding engineers with commendable communication skills in order to meet the ever growing demands of industry, business, public and private organizations as well as academic and human services. The Department boasts of a practical curriculum with a high degree of professional relevance, enabling students to face real time challenges. The faculty of this department are known for their committed teaching, individualized explorative bent of mind and close mentoring. We are delighted to be extending our academic support to our institution in all its national level recognitions.

Our Niche areas are:

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff members
  • VEC Literary Club
  • MoU with British Council for BEC examinations
  • E4E (English for Employability) Forum
  • College Magazine, Newsletter, College Handbook and compering
  • Placement preparations: Presentations, GD, Interview skills, Verbal ability, Soft-skills

Why should one study an English Language course in Engineering?

Engineering and Technology are twin studies that are constantly reinventing and irreplaceable fields of studies in 21st Century. Nearly all research works and publications are in English language and thus it is important for any Indian students to be well-versed in English. English enables international collaboration in all scientific fields. Nearly all international workplaces value an English speaking work environment. As 1.8 billion people are speaking English across the globe, it remains the primal language for doing business internationally.

4 Pillars of the Department

(Faculty / Hands-on Skills Development / Students’ professional exposure and visibility / Industry Interaction )

Faculty

  • Experienced and qualified faculty members.
  • Subject Experts in English Language Teaching
  • Exposed to expertise in International Language Testing such as IETS, TOEFL, PTE., etc.
  • Committed to Research and Development in Language Teaching and Language Testing

Hands-on Skills Development

  • Constant training in Advanced Reading Skills
  • Intensive training in Advanced Writing Skills
  • Progressive training and exposure to Verbal Ability Skills
  • Developing Presentation Skills
  • Improving Conversational and Group Discussion Skills
  • Exposure to Soft Skills along with vocabulary skills

Students’ professional exposure and Social visibility

  • English Literary Club to hone language skills
  • E4E: English for Employability- A Spoken English forum to improve English communication Skills
  • VEC Literary Festival for exhibiting talents and skills
  • Stand Up Comedy competitions for exposure and talent acquisition
  • Theatrical activities for developing script writing and public speaking
  • Elocution and Story Telling competitions for language practice

Industry Interaction

  • MoU with British Council and the University of Cambridge for the conduct of BEC Examinations
  • Constant updating of new concepts and techniques involved in Language Testing Agencies such as TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE, etc.

CURRICULA

  • Semester I –  Communicative English
  • Semester I –  Communicative English Laboratory

In association with Training & Placement and Maths Departments :

  • Semester II – Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Reasoning
  • Semester III – Quantitative Aptitude and Behavioural Skills
  • Semester IV – Quantitative Aptitude and Communicative Skills

Infrastructure

A State of the Art Language Lab for English communication Lab classes and for soft skills training.

Faculty

Our Faculties are true professionals who have the capacity to raise incisive, difficult and sometimes uncomfortable questions that become potential GAME CHANGER. Our Faculty members consider teaching and training of new generation of graduate students as their highest calling.

Mr. BASKARAN V Assistant Professor III and HOD of English

He plays a pivotal role in steering the department towards its designated goal. His qualifications include M.A, M. Phil, and has been teaching English for the past 30 years. If the USP of the department is the expert use of technology in teaching English, he is the motivator. With his strong knowledge of grammar and polite demeanor, he has been an asset to the institution.

Ms. PRINCY SUNIL Assistant Professor III and the Assistant HOD

A Poet by nature, she completed her M.A and M.Phil from MCC in Chennai and has been teaching English for the past 25 years in Chennai. She is adept at imparting public speaking and presentation skills. Her inquisitive mind has led her to get through SLET and publish books on Technical English and present and publish her research papers in well-known journals with good impact factor. She has trained a lot of students in compering and still, she has a child-like enthusiasm to learn new things. She is the editor of the College Handbook.

Ms. SUGAPRIYA S Assistant Professor II

She has good administrative skills apart from her M.A and M.Phil Degrees. She has been teaching English for the past 14 years and published a book on Communicative English and presented papers at many conferences. She is the department in-charge of NBA, NAAC, and Anna University-related data collection. She has also been the department Time-Table co-ordinator for the past 4 years.

Mr. BALAJI A Assistant Professor II

He has been successfully running our VEC Literary Club from its inception. He is a voracious reader and a news buff and so can talk about anything under the Sun. He has completed M.A, M.Phil and has published a book on Communicative English, and presented papers in many conferences. He has been one of the course co-ordinators for the first year syllabus.

Ms. DHANALAKSHMI R Assistant Professor I

The ANO for the NCC Naval Unit at VEC. She is passionate about updating herself constantly. She believes in questions and she asks and always encourages students to ask questions and learn. She has completed M.A and M.Phil and qualified in SLET.

Ms. J. LATHA Assistant Professor
Mr.M. VINOTH KUMAR Assistant Professor
Mr. DAVID NESAM M Assistant Professor I

he has been successfully running our E4E Forum from its inception. He has completed his M.A and M.Phil and he has been passionately teaching English for the past 7 years. He is tech-savvy and he reinvents himself with new teaching methodologies very often. He is skillful at teaching grammar and imparting presentation skills, and public speaking skills.

Ms. KALPANA V Assistant Professor III

He has the degrees, M.A, M.Phil, PGCTE (CIEFL) after her name. She, with her SLET, has been teaching English for the past 19 years. She has published three books on Technical English and many papers in journals. She is a certified American E-Teacher Trainer and has been a Translator for NPTEL Courses. Her strong areas are teaching academic reading and vocabulary and Group Discussion Skills. She is a techno-savvy and a passionate newspaper reader. She is the editor of College Magazine and Newsletter.

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