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The Department of English works with a vision of developing language skills with a special focus on speaking and writing skills. The students are exposed to the rudiments of language learning and are encouraged to hone their aural skills. More care and support are given to first generation learners who slowly shed their inhibitions and fear of speaking English through constant motivation and support provided by the department. Every student is given ample opportunities to maximize their language skills. The department strives to  bring the best out of students’ potential  by adopting a friendly and a  well -studied approach which help the students  fluently wield English and to write flawlessly. The students are trained to present themselves effectively with appropriate body language. The 100% results produced by the department testify the efficacy of the teaching – learning process.

English department plays a pivotal role in producing engineers equipped with English language skills. Practice session for the III-year students as part of the Communication Skills Laboratory fortify LSRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) skills. Students confidently exhibit their latent skills, participate in symposia, confidently face placement interviews and are equipped to tackle the requirements of the industry which helps them emerge successful in today’s competitive scenario.

Prof.J.Srinivasan M.A.,M.Phil.,(Ph.D)

Assistant Professor and head

Mrs.Sumithra M.A.,M.Phil.

Assistant Professor

Mrs.J.JohnPrateeba M.A.,M.Phil

Assistant Professor

Mrs.P.KothaiNatchiar M.A.,M.Phil.,(Ph.D)

Assistant Professor

Language Laboratory

The department provides additional teaching and learning activities through a language laboratory. The laboratory is equipped with 60 systems, LCD projector and a TV monitor.

Completion of NPTEL Courses:

 

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Name of the faculty

No. of  NPTEL courses done so far

 

Name of the course

1.J.SRINIVASAN41.Developing Soft Skills and Personality
2. History of English Language and Literature
3. Outcome Based Pedagogic Principles for Effective Teaching
4. Body language: Key to Professional success
2.V.SUMITHRA5

1.Psychiatry – An Overview

2.Developing Soft Skills and Personality

3.Enhancing Soft Skills and Personality

4. Gender Justice and Workplace Security
5.Body language: Key to Professional success

3.J.JOHN PRATEEBA

 

5

1.Psychiatry – An Overview

2.Developing Soft Skills and Personality

3.Enhancing Soft Skills and Personality

4. Gender Justice and Workplace Security
5. Body language: Key to Professional success

4.P.KOTHAI NATCHIAR

 

5

1.Psychiatry – An Overview

2.Developing Soft Skills and Personality

3.Enhancing Soft Skills and Personality

4. Gender Justice and Workplace Security
5. Body language: Key to Professional success

 

You Tube Lecture

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Faculty Name

Title

YouTube link

Comments

1

J. Srinivasan

Yes or No Type Questions

https://youtu.be/puDvhd0pkhg

1.Presentation and audio is clear sir and you made it clear with example. It feels a good English lecture class congrats sir keep going 

2.For present generation, they're very poor in grammar. If they go through this example, it's like a chocolate just to taste and eat it easily. Very interesting. Thanks a lot. Students should follow this wonderful opportunity.

3.Clear explanation sir. Happy to watch ur lecture via you tube.

 

2

V. Sumithra

Types of Verbs

https://youtu.be/nqtguHLZalw

 

1.Superb Knowledgeable video on Verbs. I never knew there are so many types of Verbs

2.Simple and easily understandable video mam, great initiative..looking forward for more videos

3.Neat Presentation and Useful video.  Superb job

 

3

J. John Prateeba

English proficiency

https://youtu.be/JuliETc7XdY

1.Very beneficial presentation, must watch

2.Useful content for beginners

3.A very neat and crystal clear explanation... Congrats Madam

 

4

P. Kothai Natchiar

Noun and its types

https://youtu.be/047XMt4E9bw

1.Superb explanation given 👌

2.Clear explanation Mam.

 

FDPs, conferences and seminars

  1. Srinivasan, Associate Professor & Head

List of Publications

 

  • ‘Women as Crusaders in Mahasweta Devi’s Aajir and Bayen’ in ROOTS, August 2017. ISSN: 2349-8684
  • ‘Women in Search of Identity: Theme of Alienation in the Plays of Mahasweta Devi’ in Dramatic Discourses: Essays on Commonwealth Plays in English, 2012. ISBN: 978-93-81723-02-9
  • Presented ‘Women as Agents of Change in Mahasweta Devi’s Aajir and Water’ during National Conference on Status of Women in the 21st Century conducted by Department of English, Anna University – BIT Campus, Tiruchirappalli in September 2014. It is published in the Conference proceedings. Publisher: V K Publications. ISBN:819085670-7
  • Presented ‘Emergence of the Marginalized in Mahasweta Devi’s Rudaali’ during National Seminar on Social Perspectives in Indian Writing in English in the Post-Colonial Era conducted by Department of English, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi in February 2015. It is published in the Seminar proceedings. ISBN:978-93-83191-12-3

 

Participation in Seminars, conferences, FDPs

 

  • Presented a paper ‘Pangs of a Poet: Depiction of Sordid Human Existence in Jayanta Mahapatra’s Poems’ during National Seminar on Indian Poetry in English organized by the Faculty of English and Foreign Languages, Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University on 02.02.2012

 

UHV

Successfully completed an online workshop on ‘Inculcating Universal Human Values in Technical Education’ organized by AICTE between 24th and 28th August 2020.

 

ATAL

Successfully completed an online FDP on ‘Capacity Building’ conducted by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies between 12th and 16th October 2020.

 

 

 

Online FDPs / courses attended

Online FDP on ‘Enriching Teaching Skills’ conducted by CEOA Nazia College of Arts and Science, Kariapatti on 30/04/2020.

Online FDP on ‘Power of Emotional Intelligence – Key to Self-Development’ conducted by Shri Krishnaswamy College for Women, Chennai on 4, 5 May 2020.

Three-week online course on ‘How to Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students’ by Future Learn.

 

Membership in Professional bodies: ISTE – LM45747

FDP Organized

  • Jointly organized 2 Faculty Orientation Programs on Communication Skills for the faculty of SSMIET in 2015 and 2019

 

Guest Lectures

  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Non-cognitive Skills’ during a Faculty Development Programme organized at SSMIET for faculty members on 21st May 2016
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Communication Skills for Better Results’ on 20th July 2017 during a Three-Day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp for students organized at SSMIET by Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Business English’ on 29th August 2018 during a Three Day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp conducted for students organized at SSMIET
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Communication Skills’ on 19th January 2019 during a Three-Day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp conducted for students organized at SSMIET
  • Delivered Guest lectures on ‘Body Language’ during Orientation Programs for faculty members of Shri Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Dindigul and Sakthi College of Arts and Science for Women, Oddanchatram on 10th May and 12th June 2018 respectively.
  • Delivered lectures on ‘Communication Skills’ and ‘English for Research Articles’ during the Faculty Induction Program organized by SSMIET on 18th and 21st October 2021 respectively.
  • Delivered a talk (online) on ‘English for Business and Entrepreneurship’ at GTN Arts College, Dindigul on 30.11.2021.

 

Other Credentials

  • Writing poems in Tamil and English.
  • Attended Poetry Workshops conducted by The American College, Madurai and Kodai International School, Kodaikanal under the leadership of noted creative writers Shiv K. Kumar, Kamaladas and Ayyappa Panicker. The poems written during the workshops are published in Kavithalaya.
  • Posted poems in allpoetry.com
  • Post Critical review of poems in fanstory.com
  • Faculty Advisor for Thamizh Peravai where students’ innate talents are brought out. Magazines (‘Suvadugal’ ‘Vidiyal’) are published.
  • NSS Programme Officer for a period of 1 year while serving at GTN Arts College, Dindigul. Conducted a 10-day Special camp and a few one-day camps.  Organized a Blood Donation Camp.
  • ISO - Trained Internal Auditor and Management Representative
  • Master of Ceremony for various functions conducted in the college.
  • Acted as judge for various competitions conducted in the college and other institutions.
  • Spoken English Trainer
  • Assisted in the preparation of Detailed Project Report for a new institution.
  • Doctoral thesis editing related to grammatical and syntactical errors.
  • Letters to the Editor published in The Hindu, The New Indian Express and Deccan Chronicle.
  • Acted as Judge for a few debates conducted by Tamil Mandram.
  • Prepared content for advertisements and brochure (Academic institution)

 

  1. Kothai Natchiar, Assistant Professor

Ph.D PROGRESS

  • Course work completed
  • Research article “Egression Women in the Novels of Shobha De” published in Tulsi on April 2017
  • Research article “Prominence of Women in the Writings of Shobha De” published in IJELLH on April 2019.
  • Research article “Exasperation, Animosity and Determination in Shoba De’s Sisters”, published in KALA in March 2022.
  • Research article “Significance of Motherhood in Shoba De’s novels Socialite Evenings and Starry Nights”, published in SAMBODHI in May 2022.

Other Credentials

  • Chief Guest for state level paper presentation on “Recent Trends in Contemporary English Language and Literature” on 18.02.2017 at Sri Hygreeva Arts and Science College, Dindigul.
  • A Two-Week FDP Attended in University College of Engineering, Dindigul on GE6674- Communication & Soft Skills Development from 13th to 24th December 2018.
  • Attended a Two-Day International Conference on “Reminiscence of Revolutionary Reality of African Literature” at Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, Madurai, on 10th & 11th Jan 2019.
  • Attended an International Conference on “Emerging Trends and Challenges-2018” at N P R Arts & Science College on 31st Jan 2019.

 

The Head of the Department,

Department of English,

SSM Institute of Engineering and Technology,

Dindigul – 624 002.

Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone: 0451 – 2448839.

E-mail Id: hodengssmiet@gmail.com

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