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Department of Communicative English


Communicative English as a Vocational Degree Course was introduced in Gokhale Memorial Girls' College under the aegis of the English Department of the Institution in 1994. In accordance with the guidelines of the University Grants Commission, the three-year Course aims at training students for direct employment after graduation. The syllabus includes both Theory and Practical components. Students are taught Language and Pronunciation Skills along with Interviewing, Demonstration Broadcasting, Anchoring and Telecasting Skills. They are taught to prepare Project Reports and this involves research and field work as well as first-hand job experience through a four-week internship in the Media sector.

Highlights

  • This is a profession-oriented course.
  • It has a high rate of placement after graduation.
  • The Teaching Staff of this department consists of the full-time faculty of the Department of English and Guest Faculty, adequately trained to teach Phonetics, Linguistics, Modern methods of Language teaching, Media Studies and Research Methodology.
  • There are Guest Lecturers with specialized knowledge required to teach public relations and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Students of this Department are taught to interact with examiners, participate in group discussions and so on.
  • Computer training is mandatory for these students who are trained specially for the job market.

Prospects

  • Employment opportunities after graduation in Sales and Marketing, Front-desk Management, Customer Care, Teaching Communication in Technical Institutes, Journalism, English Language teaching, Script writing, Editing and Publishing, Mass media and Copywriting.
  • Opportunities for Higher Studies (Post graduate degrees and diplomas) in Linguistics, English Language Teaching (ELT), Media Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Management, etc.

Achievements

Students from this department have graduated with distinction. The success rate of students in the subject is 100% and they make the Department proud by securing 1st Class marks on most occasions and also becoming University rank holders. On account of the training received, students of this department have been have been absorbed in as varied professional fields as public relations, teaching, mass media and print journalism, as well as front-desk, customer care and sales positions. They have been employed by Media Houses like Telegraph, NDTV, Corporate Houses like Lakme Enterprises, Jalan Distributors etc. Many are working in the IT sector companies such as TCS, IBM, WIPRO. All Communicative English students are required to take up English and either Philosophy or History as their elective subjects and find employment in schools too. Those interested in higher studies have opted for a post-graduate degree in Linguistics, Film Studies etc. Students from this department have graduated with distinction and the majority has been absorbed in as varied professional fields as public relations, teaching, mass media and print journalism, as well as front-desk, customer care and sales positions.

Elective Subject Combination

for Communicative English (B.A.) as Major Subject
 
  1. Elective English and Philosophy
  2. B.A. (Major): Elective English and History

 

Special Information

FOR STUDENTS OF COMMUNICATIVE ENGLISH:

Students seeking admission with Communicative English shall have to undergo a compulsory computer training course at Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Computer Centre.

 

Faculty

Sri. Rajkumar Barman
Sri. Shubham Dutta
Sm. Monami Ghosh
And Guest Faculty
 

Non-teaching Office Staff

Rupa Sen (Office Clerk)

Shibraj Sarkar (Office Clerk)

Mr. Subhodeep Majumder (Office Clerk) (office 1)

 

 

Activities

 

Students of the Department participated in Annual Sports 2014 and Badminton tournament (1.12.2014-5.12.2014). Camellia Paul of the Department reached the Quarter Finals of the tournament.

Students of the Department participated in the PC Chandra Glam Delite Diva contest held in the College on 06.12.14. Madhura Steffi Roy of 2nd year Communicative English became the 2nd runner-up in the contest.

Camelia Paul of 2nd year Communicative English was awarded the 3rd prize in the Annual Creative Writing Competition, organised by Gokhale Memorial Girls' College on 18.12.14.

Students took part in the Departmental picnic at Narendrapur on 11.1.15.

On 24.01.15, students of 2nd year Communicative English participated in the Fashion Show Competition in Xavotsav, 2015, hosted by St. Xavier's College. Theme- 'All Seven Sins.'

Participation in NSS - On 19.02.15 - Students of 2nd year Communicative English participated as members and campus volunteers in the Cancer Awareness Programme conducted by the National Service Scheme (NSS)- Unit 1 of Gokhale Memorial Girls' College at Sarala Ray Memorial Hall.

Students of Communicative English participated as campus volunteers and participants in the Inter-college Photography Competition organised by Child Rights and YOU (C.R.Y) on 01.03.15 at Sarala Ray Memorial Hall

A Workshop on "Survey Based Report Writing: Planning and Execution" was conducted by Dr Meenakshi Krishnan, Associate Professor Barrackpore Rashtraguru Surendranath Collegeand Resource Person, British Council, India on 23.03.2015 . Students benefited greatly from the workshop.

 

A workshop on survey-based project report was conducted by Dr. Minakshi Krishnan, a renowned ELT expert and Associate Professor, Rasthraguru Surendranath College, Kolkata, on 23-03-15, in which besides CMEV students, other students from Departments of Philosophy, History and ASPSM also participated.

 

 

Other Activities

Students are members of the various clubs of the College and participate in various events. Arunima Dey of the 3rd Year is the Secretary of the Cultural club. Camellia Paul of the 2nd year is the Joint Secretary of the Literary Club. She stood 3rd in the Flash-fiction story writing competition organized by the Literary Club on 26.05.2015. She also works as a freelance writer and critic for The Telegraph, t2

Oishee Mitra of the 2nd year is an amateur photographer and has held exhibitions of her photographs in Kolkata.