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    • Department of English

               

                    The Department of English was established in the year 1982. Since then the Department of English has been catering to teaching English language and Literature and promoting interest and creativity in the English Language. the department is run by vibrant teachers helping the students to express effectively in English and make them realise the lessons in the texts are also lessons in life to excell in any field they choose. the adequate learning resources in the College Library and the language laboratory strenthen the students learning and expands the horizon of knowledge.

               The College started with B.A. and B.com courses. Language English is compulsory for both these courses. Keeping in pace with new trends in education and job opportunities, plans are there to introduce new subjects and Combination of Sciences, Commerce, and Optional English.

                The Department of English aims for the Holistic development of the students. The remarkable achievement of our department is in terms of successful graduates, who are now serving the society in diverse capacities in various central, state and private organization.  

      Vision:

      • To empower the students with holistic knowledge and improve communication skills.
      • To enhance communicative skills of the students for global competency and strengthen their aesthatic sense through language and Literature 

      Mission:

      • To guide them to march towards their goals by upholding the values of social progress and commitment.
      • To cater to the need of the students hailing from the tribal, rural, marginalized and  weaker sections of the society..

      Objectives of the Department:

      • To enhance communicative skills through language and literature
      • To reinforce listening, speaking skills through practice in the language lab cultivate a value-added life to face challenges and achieve excellence
      • To develop global competency
      • To strengthen aesthetic sense
      • To provide a platform to the students to exhibit their talents and creativity. 
      • To raise the standards of our students to global levels and make them employable. 
      • To encourage the students to commit themselves to moral and ethical language.
      • To make the students competent and develop positive attitude.
      • To inculcate social awareness, leadership qualities and patriotism among students. 
      • The Department motivates the students to display their articles related to the subjects.
      • The Department makes constant efforts to modify and enrich curriculum to cater to the needs of dynamic employment market. 
      • It enables the students to develop interest towards this language
      • It is a simple language so that even common people can understand
      • It brought out the beauty in the spoken language

       

                                                                      Department of English

      Mahatma Gandhi University, Nalgonda

       

      Course Structure under the Reorganized CBCS (with effect from AY 2019-20)

       

      Subject: English (First Language)

      B.A. / B.Sc. /B.Com. and other UG Courses Course Objectives

      The 20-credit, six-semester course seeks to enhance the English language skills of

      undergraduate students by

      • Strengthening their grammar andvocabulary
      • Improving their reading and writingskills
      • Enhancing their listening and speakingskills
      • Imparting to them important life skills and humanvalues
      • Encouraging them to think creatively andcritically
      • Exposing them to a variety of content-richtexts
      • Expanding their emotionalintelligence
      • Developing gender sensitivity amongthem.

       

      Course Outcomes

      On successful completion of the 20-credit, six-semester course, an undergraduate student will be able to

      • Read, understand, interpret a variety of writtentexts
      • Undertake guided and extended writing using appropriate vocabulary andcorrect grammar
      • Listen with comprehension and speak with confidence in both formal and informal contexts with reasonable fluency and acceptablepronunciation
      • Become employable with requisite professional skills, ethics andvalues.

       

      Credits, Syllabus, and Instructional Hours

       

      Semester

      Number of Credits

      Number of Units

      Instruction (Clock hours per

      week)

                   I

      4

      4

      4

      II

      4

      4

      4

      III

      3

      3

      3

      IV

      3

      3

      3

                   V

      3

      3

      3

      VI

      3

      3

      3

      Total

      20

      20

      20



      Reorganized CBCS

      (With effect from AY 2019-20) Subject: English (First Language)

      Semesters I & II

      Course Code:

      Instruction: 4 clock hours per week Credits: 4

      Continuous Assessment: 20 Marks University Examination: 80 Marks

      Duration of University Examination: 3 Hours

       

      Course Structure

      Four equal units per semester integrating English language learning with ethics, values, and skill development.

      The syllabus will include, but is not limited to, the following components:

       

      Units

      Components

                             I

       

      Reading and Vocabulary

      Passages for language enrichment and personality development (including comprehension, interpretation, creative critical thinking, and empathy)

       

      Writing and Grammar

      (including Spelling and Punctuation)

      Guided writing, Sequencing, Paragraph, Descriptive writing, Dialogue writing, Note taking, Note making, Letter writing; Parts of speech, Tenses, Articles

       

      Listening and Speaking

      (including Conversation and Pronunciation)

      Self-introduction, Situation and Function-based conversations; English Speech Sounds (Vowels and Consonants)

       

      Soft Skills and Values

      Inculcating self-confidence, and effecting desirable attitudinal and behavioural changes.

      II

      III

      IV

       

                        V

      VI

                        VII

                            VIII



      Semesters III - VI

       

      Course Code:

      Credits: 3 per semester

      Instruction: 3 clock hours per week Continuous Assessment: 20 Marks University Examination: 80 Marks

      Duration of University Examination: 3 Hours

       

      Course Structure

      Three equal units per semester integrating English language learning with ethics, values, and skill development.

       

      Two units (one each in Sem V and VI) will be designed to inculcate gender sensitivity. Appropriate course material will be prepared.

       

      The syllabus will include, but is not limited to, the following components:

       

      Unit

      Components

                I

       

      Reading: Fictional and Non-Fictional Prose, Poetry, and Drama for Comprehension, Interpretation, Literary Appreciation, Societal Awareness, Gender Sensitivity, Ecological Awareness, Constitutional Values.

       

      Writing: Process writing, Script writing, Personal Diary/journal writing, Essay Writing (different kinds), Report Writing (different kinds), CV Writing, Review/Article Writing.

       

      Grammar: Prepositions, Voice, Connectives, Reported Speech, Conditionals, Common Errors, Concord, Determiners, Degrees of comparison, Relative clauses, Framing questions, Transformation of sentences.

       

      Vocabulary: Synonyms, Antonyms, Anagrams, Acronyms, Rhyming words, Picture vocabulary, Indianisms, British-American English, Phrasal Verbs, Idioms, Technical Vocabulary, Commonly Confused Words.

      II

      III

      IV

              V

      VI

      VII

      VIII

      IX

                    X

      XI

      XII

       

      In addition, the proposed syllabus of Semesters III-VI will impart, as in Semesters I and II, either directly or through the use of authentic materials, communication skills (formal and informal conversation skills, debating skills, interview skills etc), study skills (reference skills, library skills etc), social skills (politeness, patience, participation, cooperation, sharing etc), soft skills (such as negotiation, team work, decision making, beating the odds, dealing with failure etc), and values (such as honesty, empathy, fortitude, selflessness etc).

       

                                                                     DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

                                                 MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY, NALGONDA

      CBCS GENERAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS STRUCTURE FOR U.G. I YEAR

       

      Prescribed General English Text Book for I Year (Sem -I &Sem -II) for B.A /B. Sc /B.Com and all other U.G. Courses

      Title: English for Enhanced Competence Published by Orient Black swan Editors: Prof. Sumita Roy, Prof. A. Karunakar and K. ArunaPriya

      SEMESTER - I

      UNIT -I(SHORT

      FICTION)

      TEXT

      The Eyes are not Here - by Ruskin Bond

       

      Pronunciation

      Consonant Sounds

       

      Grammar

      Nouns

       

      Vocabulary

      Roots

       

      Spelling

      Pick out the words which are wrongly

      spelt and correct them.

       

      Punctuation

      Capitalization

       

      Conversation + Role

      Play

      Introducing yourself in a formal or

      social context to the strangers

       

      Reading Passage

      Historical place:

      Chayasomeshwaralayam (Nalgonda)

       

      Writing

      Guided writing/expansion

       

      Soft Skills

      Motivation and goal setting

       

      Value Orientation

      Well begun is half done

       

       

      UNIT - II (PROSE)

       

      Text

       

      “Work Brings Solace” -Wings Of Fire

      - A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

       

      Pronunciation

      Vowel :Monophthongs

       

      Grammar

      Pronoun

       

      Vocabulary

      Prefix and suffix

       

      Spelling

      Use ‘Un’ or ‘dis’ to complete the

      antonyms

       

      Punctuation

      Capitalization

       

      Conversation + Role

      play

      Starting a conversation/controlling a

      conversation

       

      Reading Passage

      An important event of Telangana history: Telangana Formation

      Day

       

      Writing

      Sequencing

       

      Soft skills

      Self confidence

       

      Value Orientation

      Doubt is the beginning of wisdom


       

      UNIT - III (POETRY)

       

      Text

       

      Bangle Sellers – Sarojini Naidu

       

      Pronunciation

      Vowel Diphthongs

       

      Grammar

      Helping verbs

       

      Vocabulary

      Homophones, homonyms, homographs

       

      Spelling

      Complete the words using ‘tion’ on

      ‘sion’

       

      Punctuation

      Comma and full stop

       

      Conversation + role

      play

      Describing your college and course of

      study

       

      Reading passage

      A popular Telangana festival:

      Bathukamma Festival

       

      Writing

      Paragraph/descriptive writing

       

      Soft skills

      Body language/nonverbal

      communication

       

      Value orientation

      Actions speak louder than words

       

      UNIT - IV (DRAMA)

       

      Text

       

      Merchant of Venice Act IV Scene –I William Shakespeare

       

      Pronunciation

      Varied pronunciation of some letters of

      the Alphabet

       

      Grammar

      Main verbs and tenses

       

      Vocabulary

      Collocation

       

      Spelling

      Complete the following spellings using

      ‘tion’ or ‘ment’

       

      Punctuation

      Question mark and exclamation mark

       

      Conversation+Role play

      Leaving a message on the answering maechine/ making an

      appointment on telephone

       

      Reading Passage

      A famous tourist attraction in Nalgonda

      :Nagarjunsagar, Nalgonda

       

      Writing

      Dialogue

       

      Soft skills

      Inter personal skills

       

      Value Orientation

      Faith will move mountains

      SEMESTER - II

       

      UNIT - I (FICTION AND SHORT FICTION)

       

      Text

       

      The Open Window – H.H.Munro (saki)

       

      Pronunciation

      Plosives

       

      Grammar

      Nonfinite verbs

       

      Vocabulary

      Simile and metaphor

       

      Spelling

      Complete the following using ‘ei’ or ‘ie’

       

      Punctuation

      Semi colon

       

      Conversation + Role

      play

      Asking for advice/ asking for

      information

       

       

      Reading Passage

      Yagagirigutta: famous pilgrim place in

      Nalgonda

       

      Writing

      Note Taking and Note Making

       

      Soft skills

      Time Management

       

      Value Orientation

      Time and tide wait for no one

       

      UNIT - II (PROSE)

       

      Text

       

      The voice of Humanity – Rabindranath Tagore

       

      Pronunciation

      Fricatives

       

      Grammar

      Adjectives

       

      Vocabulary

      Oxymoron and Hyperbole

       

      Spelling

      Complete the following with ‘able’ or

      ‘ible’

       

      Punctuation

      Colon and Long dash

       

      Conversation + Role

      play

      Making a request/ accepting or refusing

      the request

       

      Reading Passage

      Rural Telangana: Devarakonda Fort

      history

       

      Writing

      Informal letter

       

      Soft skills

      Leadership skills

       

      Value Orientation

      ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’

       

      UNIT - III (POETRY)

       

      Text

       

      If-     by RudyardKipling

       

      Pronunciation

      Affricates and Nasals

       

      Grammar

      Articles

       

      Vocabulary

      Portmanteau words and loan words

       

      Spelling

      Complete the following spellings using one of the following suffixes: ‘-

      ic’, ‘-ive’, ‘-ity’, ‘-al’, ‘-ance’, ‘- ence’

       

      Punctuation

      Hyphen and Long dash

       

      Conversation + Role

      play

      Conducting a meeting/seeking opinion

      of the team members

       

      Reading Passage

      Cultural Identity of

      Telangana:Telangana Ballads

       

      Writing

      Formal letter

       

      Soft skills

      Stress management

       

      Value Orientation

      Practice makes one perfect

       

      UNIT - IV (DRAMA)

       

      Text

       

      Riders to the Sea by J.M.Synge

       

      Pronunciation

      Lateral, frictionless continuants, semi

      vowels

       

      Grammar

      Adverbs

       

      Vocabulary

      palindromes

       

      Spelling

      Complete the spellings in thefollowing

      table

       

      Noun

      Verb

      Adjective

      Adverb

       

       

      Punctuation

      Inverted commas

       

       

      Conversation + Role play

      Appearing for a job

      interview/conducting a job interview

       

      Reading Passage

      Handicrafts of Telangana : Pochampally

       

      Writing

      Business letter

       

      Soft skills

      Etiquette and Grooming

       

      Value Orientation

      Necessarily is the Mother of invention

       

       

       

       
         
                                           Testing Pattern in the Reorganized CBCS (With effect from AY 2019-20)

      Subject: English (First Language)

       

      B.A. /B.Sc. /B.Com. and other U.G. Courses

       

      Semesters I & II

      I Internal Assessment: 20 marks II End-Semester Exam: 80 marks

      • Section I: 6 short answer Qs to be set. 4 to beanswered.

      4 x 5 marks each = 20 marks

      • Section II: 4 long answer Qs with internal choice to be set. 4 x 15 marks each = 60marks

      Note: Questions should cover all units:

      • In Section I, Q 1 to be based on Unit I, Q 2 on Unit II and soon.

       

      In Section II, Q 7 A & B to be based on Unit I, Q 8 A & B to be based on Unit II and so on.


       

      Department of English Mahatma GandhiUniversity

       

      Course Structure under the Reorganized CBCS (with effect from AY2020-21)

       

      Subject: English (First Language)

      B.A. / B.Sc. / B. Com. and other U.G. Courses Course Objectives

      The 20-credit, six-semester course seeks to enhance the English language skills of undergraduate students by

      • Strengthening their grammar andvocabulary
      • Improving their reading and writingskills
      • Enhancing their listening and speakingskills
      • Imparting to them important life skills and humanvalues
      • Encouraging them to think creatively andcritically
      • Exposing them to a variety of content-richtexts
      • Expanding their emotionalintelligence
      • Developing gender sensitivity amongthem.

       

      Course Outcomes

      On successful completion of the 20-credit, six-semester course, an undergraduate student will be able to

      • Read, understand, interpret a variety of writtentexts
      • Undertake guided and extended writing using appropriate vocabulary and correctgrammar
      • Listen with comprehension and speak with confidence in both formal and informal contexts with reasonable fluency and acceptablepronunciation
      • Become employable with requisite professional skills, ethics andvalues.

       

      Credits, Syllabus, and Instructional Hours

       

      Semester

      Number of Credits

      Number of Units

      Instruction

      (Clock hours per week)

      I

      4

      4

      4

      II

      4

      4

      4

      III

      3

      3

      3

      IV

      3

      3

      3

      V

      3

      3

      3

      VI

      3

      3

      3

      Total

      20

      20

      20


       

       

      Course Code:


      Department of English Mahatma Gandhi University

      Semesters III & IV


       

      Instruction: 3 clock hours per week

      Credits:3

      Continuous Assessment: 20Marks

      University Examination: 80Marks

      Duration of University Examination: 3 Hours

       

      Course Structure:

       

      Three equal units per semester integrating English language learning with ethics, values, and skill development.

       

      The syllabus will include, but is not limited to, the following components:

       

      Unit

      Components

      I

      Reading: Fictional and Non-Fictional Prose, Poetry, and Drama for Comprehension, Interpretation, Literary Appreciation, and Awareness about Contemporary Issues.

       

      Writing: Essay Writing (different kinds), Report Writing (different kinds), CV Writing, Review/Article Writing.

       

      Grammar: Prepositions, Voice, Connectives, Reported Speech, Conditionals, Common Errors.

       

      Vocabulary: Phrasal Verbs, Idioms, Technical Vocabulary, Commonly Confused Words.

      II

      III

      IV

      V

      VI


       

      Department of English Mahatma Gandhi University CBCS General English Syllabus

       

      Semesters III & IV (2020-21)

      Prescribed General English Text Book for II Year (Semester -III & Semester-IV)

      Title: English for Enhanced Competence-II Published by Orient Black Swan Editors: Prof. A. Karunakar and K. Aruna Priya

      Semester III

      3 Credits                                                                3 hrs. of Instruction perweek

       

       

      Unit- I Short Fiction

       

      Text                       The Man Who Saved Pumpelsdrop by W. J. Turner

       

      Pronunciation        Plural endings and past tense endings Grammar                              Preposition

      Vocabulary            Anagrams

      Spelling                 Difficultwords

      Punctuation           Capitalization

      Conversation         An argument between two/three people about the right way to approach life

      Reading Passage    Kasoj Srikanta Chary  –  TelanganaMartyr

      Writing                  Narrative writing/narrativeessay

      SoftSkills              Negotiation

      ValueEducation    Hope for the best, but prepare for theworst

       

      Unit-II Prose

       

      Text                       On the Pleasures of No Longer Being Very Young by G.K.Chesterton

       

      Pronunciation         Syllable

      Grammar               Conjunction

      Vocabulary            Phrasalverbs

      Spelling                 Irregularverbs

      Punctuation           Comma

      Conversation         Friends sharing the experience of being caught in embarrassing situations Reading                              Raavi Narayana Reddy - Freedom Fighter- Son ofNalgonda

      Writing                  Debate writing/ argumentativeessay

      SoftSkills              Decision making ValueEducation              Better late thannever


      Unit – III Poetry

       

      Text                       An Irish Airman Foresees his Death by W.B Yeats

       

      Pronunciation         Consonant cluster

      Grammar                Active and passivevoice

      Vocabulary           Idioms

      Spelling                Irregular verbs pasttense

      Punctuation          Fullstop

      Conversation        Learning to open an account in a bank and net banking

      Reading                 Munagala Kondala Rao - "Deverakonda Gandhi"

      Writing                        

      Rhymingcouplets

      Soft Skills             Problem solving

      Value Education: Early bird catches the worm

                                         Semester IV

       

      3 Credits                                                          3 hrs. of Instruction perweek

       

      UNIT I (DRAMA)

       

      Text                       With the Photographer by StephenLeacock

       

      Pronunciation        Word stress—Prefix

      Grammar             Direct and Indirectspeech

      Vocabulary            Eponyms

      Spelling                 Words commonly used in cinema, TV, media

      Punctuation        15 lines of drama/dialogue for punctuation

      Conversation        5 friends discussing their unique hobbies

      Reading              Aarutla Kamala Devi –Women Freedom fighter

      Writing               Personal Diary/journalwriting

      SoftSkills              Teamwork

      ValueEducation    God helps those who helpthemselves

       

      UNIT II (letter)

      Text                       Letter from a Father to a Daughter by JawaharlalNehru

       

      Pronunciation         Wordstress—suffix

      Grammar                Change of degrees of comparison

      Vocabulary             Words oftenconfused

      Spelling                  Silent letterwords

      Punctuation            Short fiction passage with mistakes in punctuation for correction/editing

      Conversation          How people behave when unexpected/unwelcome guests arrive

      Reading                  Uppala Malsoor – A Man ofSoil

      Writing                   Expositoryessay

      SoftSkills               Emotional intelligence

      ValueEducation     Actions speak louder thanwords

       

      UNIT III (SHORT FICTION)

       

      Text                       How Wealth Accumulates and Men Decay by G.B. Shaw

       

      Pronunciation        Contractions

      Grammar               7 types/ structures of sentences

      Vocabulary            Alliteration, rhyming words

      Spelling                 Doubling of consonants

      Punctuation            Short prose passage with mistakes in punctuation for correction/editing

      Conversation          A group of students share the experience of visiting different places during their vacation

      Reading                   Fluorosis – A curse toNalgonda

      Writing                   Article for amagazine/newspaper

      SoftSkills               Critical thinking

      ValueEducation     There is no time like thepresent


       

      Department of English Mahatma GandhiUniversity

      Testing Pattern in the Revised CBCS Subject: English (First Language)

      (With effect from AY2020-21)

       

      B.A. / B.Sc. / B. Com. and other U. G. Courses Semesters III and IV

      I - Internal Assessment: 20 marks II End-Semester Exam: 80 marks

      Note: The Question Paper Pattern will be uploaded a little later


                                                  Time Table of English Department  

                                                                               English Time Table , 2021-22
        10.00-11-00 11.00-12.00 12.00-1.00 1.30-2.30 2.30-3.30 3.30-4.30
      I II III IV V VI
      Monday BCOM -II SEC /BA-II SEC MPCs-II/BZC-II   BA-I/BCOM-I    
      Tuesday MPCs-II/BZC-II BA-I/BCOM-I BA-II/BCOM-II MPCs-I/BZC-I    
      Wednesday BA-II/BOM-II BZC-II SEC/MPCs-II SEC BZC-III MPCs-I/BZC-I    
      Thursday MPCs-I/BZC-I   BA-I/BCOM-I MPCs-II/BZC-II BCOM-III/BA-III   
      Friday BZC-II SEC/MPCs-II SEC BA-II/BOM-II BCOM-III BZC-III/MPCs-III    
      Saturday BA-I/BCOM-I MPCs-I/BZC-I BCOM-II SEC/ BA-II SEC BZC-III/MPCs-III BCOM-III/BA-III   

       

                                       Individual Time Table of M.Prabhakar,  for the year 2021-22

                   
        10.00-11-00 11.00-12.00 12.00-1.00 1.30-2.30 2.30-3.30 3.30-4.30
      I II III IV V VI
      Monday BA-II SEC  MPCs-II   BA-I    
      Tuesday MPCs-II BA-I BA-II MPCs-I    
      Wednesday BA-II MPCs-II SEC BZC-III MPCs-I    
      Thursday MPCs-I   BA-I MPCs-II BCOM-III   
      Friday MPCs-II SEC BA-II BCOM-III BZC-III    
      Saturday BA-I MPCs-I BA-II SEC  BZC-III BCOM-III   
                   

       Individual Time Table of V. Yadaiah, for the year 2021-22

        10.00-11-00 11.00-12.00 12.00-1.00 1.30-2.30 2.30-3.30 3.30-4.30
      I II III IV V VI
      Monday BCOM -II SEC  BZC-II   BCOM-I    
      Tuesday BZC-II BCOM -I BCOM-II BZC-I    
      Wednesday BCOM-II BZC-II SEC MPCs-III BZC-I    
      Thursday BZC-I   BCOM-I BZC-II BA-III   
      Friday BZC-II SEC BCOM-II BA-III MPCs-III    
      Saturday BCOM-I BZC-I BCOM-II SEC  MPCs-III BA-III   
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