DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Language is a channel of expression & communication. It plays a pivotal role in the personality of an individual. The Department
of English was established in 1997-98. The department has adapted and modified the curriculum provided by Osmania University suitably to meet...

  • The current linguistic needs of the students
  • to compete with the global trends in the job market.

 

VISION

To equip the students to become effective global communicators.

 

MISSION

  • To give the students a firm grounding in communication practice.
  • To use the literary content of the text in refining their human sense and sensibilities.
  • To make the students competent in the Basics of English Language and Grammar.
  • To enhance their English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
  • To build life skills through value-based education and service-oriented programs.

 

CURRICULUM AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

  • An activity-based methodology is followed viz Group Discussions, Book Reading, Debates, Language Quiz, Advertisement Drafting, Role Enactment, Presentations and Short Films.
  • Core areas of focus include Public Speaking, Personality Grooming, Job Skills and Social Awareness.
  • The language lab is optimally used to train the students in listening comprehension.
  • Students are given regular internet updates on free websites for language learning.
  • Diversified instruction material is employed--News Paper cuttings, TV Talk Shows, You Tube, Blogs etc
  • A Verbal Ability Test is administered to Degree I year students to assess their entry level language proficiency.
    Accordingly a Bridge Course is designed to fill the gaps in their language skills.
  • Continuous evaluation is done through various modes – Projects, Presentations, Group Discussions, Assignments, Online Testing, Film/Book Reviews, Listening Comprehension, Classroom Interactions, Seminars, Internet Research.
  • Diagnostic tests are designed to ensure that the students are tested on reading, speaking and listening skills as well.
  • Mandatory End –of- the- Year assignments are designed to give the students adequate language practice on important grammar topics.
  • Assignments are designed towards Internet Research and the use of ICT: Short films and power point presentations on
    both subject-related topics and topics of general interest are encouraged.

 

FACULTY PROFILE

S.No Name Qualification Years of service Papers presented Area of Interest/Research area
1 Dr. Sangeetha M.A(Eng.), Ph.D. 16 years 2 Indian Writing in English Designed  Refresher Course UGC
2 Mrs. Angela Christina M. A. English
Pursuing M. Phil
11 years 1 English Literature
3 Mrs. Rupa Josephine Samuel M.A. English,  B.Ed 23 years - Phonetics
4 Mrs. Pauline R. Joseph M.A. English, M.Ed, M.Phil l(Education) 16 years 6 ELT and Special Education
5 Mrs. Prasitha Haridev M.A English and Comparative Literature  8 years 5 (Book Reviews) English Literature and Language
6 Miss Sumathi Nagesh 
M.A, M Phil,
Pursuing Ph.D
- 3 Gender and Performance Studies in Indian Theatre/ Translation studies and literature
  7   Miss.Tarini Ambica Devi
M.A - 1 Language Learning Strategies


FACULTY ATTENDED PROGRAMMES

  • Ms.Bhuvana Immaculate & Ms.Sherlin Smile attended a Faculty Certificate Program conducted by EFLU, Hyderabad. The course titled Post Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English focuses on Innovations in Language Teaching.
  • Dr.Deepika Gardner & Ms.Angela Christina attended a Two-Day National Seminar on ‘Powerful Pedagogical Practices’ organized by BVRIT College for Women, Hyderabad in collaboration with ELT@I Hyderabad Chapter. It was on 31st October & 1st November 2014 which focused on Skill building.
  • Dr.Sangeetha attended a Two-Day National Conference organized by Aurora’s Degree &PG College in Collaboration with Osmania University Centre for International Programmes on Enhancing Language and Life Skills through Literature on 17th& 18th October 2014 at OUCIP.
  • Dr. Deepika Rupert Gardner, Associate Professor & Head Department of English and Ms. Bhuvana Immaculate attended
    Business English Certificate Examiners Training Programme of Cambridge University at Malla Reddy College of Engineering
    and Technology, Hyderabad on 15 February 2014.
  • Dr. Deepika Rupert Gardner, Associate Professor & Head Department of English and Ms. Angela Christina participated in a seminar conducted on “Soft Skills” on 31 October 2013 at Aurora College, Hyderabad.
  • Dr. Deepika attended the First Sweden –Indo Nobel Memorial Quiz held at JNTU, Hyderabad along with five teams from the college.
  • Dr.Sangeetha attended UGC National Seminar on "Changing Langscape " conducted by St. Ann's College for Women, Mehdipatnam on 6th Aug, 2011.
  • Dr. Sangeetha & Mrs. Alankrita Mahendra designed a week long Module and were also resource persons for " Foundation
    Course in English " which was part of the UGC Staff Orientation Programme conducted by UGC Academic Staff College,
    OU in the month of July 2011.
  • Dr. Sangeetha & Mrs. Alankrita Mahendra participated in a talk show on " Women Empowerment in the Context of Working Women" conducted by IOB to mark Women's Day on March 8, 2011.
  • Dr. Sangeetha & Ms. Kiran Khaidem represented College (along with students) at UN Human Rights Day Celebration at
    Rabindra Bharati on 10th Dec’10 organised by the Society for Integrated Rural Development.
  • Dr. Sangeetha & Mrs. Alankrita Mahendra represented college (along with students) in Women and Family Values - seminar
    at RBVRR College on 8th Dec’10
  • Dr. Sangeetha attended an Orientation Programme on BEC (Business English Certifticate) conducted by the British Library, Hyderabad.
  • Ms. Kiran Khaidem attended a 2-day Script/Playwriting Workshop organized by the Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation on Nov 4th-5th, 2010.
  • Rev. Fr. Sunder Reddy attended a 5-hour Train-the-Trainer Programme conducted by TAPAS on 13th Nov, 2010 at Hotel
    Green Park.

 

FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS

Dr. Deepika Rupert Gardner, HoD
  • Dr.Deepika Gardner & Ms.Angela Christina attended a Two-Day National Seminar on ‘Powerful Pedagogical Practices’ organized by BVRIT College for Women, Hyderabad in collaboration with ELT@I Hyderabad Chapter. It was on 31st October & 1st November 2014 which focused on Skill building. The Resource persons were from Hyderabad Central University, English& Foreign Languages University, English LanguageTeacher’s Association of India, Osmania University. & BITS Pilani. Sessions on Web 2.0 & Pecha Kucha a Japanese way of PowerPoint Presentation. were very interesting and useful as a lot of stress was put on use of technology.
  • The Government Degree & PG College, Udhampur, University of Jammu invited Dr. Deepika Rupert Gardner, Associate Professor & Head Department of English to give a Guest Lecture for their PG students of M.A. English, M.A. Hindi & their faculty on 4 April, 2014. The topic was “Strategies to Optimize Corporate Communication”.
  • The lecture was attended by about 40 PG students & 10 faculty members from the departments of English, Hindi &History from 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. the response & feedback was good.
  • Dr. Deepika Rupert Gardner, Associate Professor & Head, Department of English presented a Paper on “Communication in Business – an Edge” in the National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Commerce –An Edge” at St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College, King Koti, Hyderabad On 19 December 2013.
  • Conducted a Faculty Orientation Program along with Dr. S. Brinda, Dean Academics on- ‘The Need for Research and Research Methodology’on 4th June, 2012.
  • Presented a Paper on ‘BEST PRACTICES IN TEACHING & LEARNING’ in the National Seminar on Role of IQAC- Sustenance & Enhancement of Quality in Higher Education Institutions sponsored by NAAC on 25th & 26th September 2012 at St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College, King Koti, Hyderabad.
  • Dr. Deepika chaired a Plenary Session on ‘Sharing of Best Practices’ at the IQAC National Seminar held in September, 2012.
  • The Elocution Team trained by Dr. Deepika Gardner for The Hindu Newspaper won the First place for St. Joseph’s in Inter-College competitions held at TTKR Group of Institutions, Hyderabad.
  • A Ten-Day MBA Campus Recruitment Training Program was designed and conducted by Dr. Deepika Gardner from 26th November to 6th December 2012. It focused on the written paper segment relating to proficiency in English, Resume writing and Interview skills.
  • Dr. Deepika wrote three articles for the E-Zine Magazine of Crucibles from Indian Institute of Planning & Management, Erra Manzil, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
  1. "Shared Leadership" is the new Mantra for Success!
  2. "Time to Rethink, Rebuild & Reinvent Management Fundas"
  3. "Indo-ChinaTrade Relations"
 
Mrs. Bhuvana Immaculate
  • Ms.Bhuvana Immaculate & Ms.Sherlin Smile attended a Faculty Certificate Program conducted by EFLU, Hyderabad. The course titled Post Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English focuses on Innovations in Language Teaching.
  • Ms Bhuvana Immaculate presented a Paper on “Time Management” in the National Seminar on Emerging Trends in
    Commerce – An Edge at St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College, King Koti, Hyderabad on 19 December 2013.
  • Mrs. Bhuvana Immaculate attended a Certificate course on ‘Soft-Skills’ Osmania university Centre for International
    Programmes in June,2013.
 
Mrs. Sherlin Smile
  • Mrs. Sherlin Smile, Asst. Professor, Department of English presented a Paper on “Communication in Business – an Edge” 
    in the National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Commerce –An Edge” at St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College, King Koti, Hyderabad On 19 December 2013.
  • Mrs. Sherlin Smile qualified  in Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test for lecturers.
  • Presented a paper on ‘BEST PRACTICES IN TEACHING & LEARNING’ in the National Seminar on Role of IQAC- Sustenance
    & Enhancement of Quality in Higher Education Institutions sponsored by NAAC on 25th & 26th September 2012 at
    St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College, King Koti, Hyderabad.
 
Mrs. Angela Christina
  • Dr.Deepika Gardner & Ms.Angela Christina attended a Two-Day National Seminar on ‘Powerful Pedagogical Practices’ organized by BVRIT College for Women, Hyderabad in collaboration with ELT@I Hyderabad Chapter. It was on 31st October & 1st November 2014 which focused on Skill building. The Resource persons were from Hyderabad Central University, English& Foreign Languages University, English LanguageTeacher’s Association of India, Osmania University. & BITS Pilani. Sessions on Web 2.0 & Pecha Kucha a Japanese way of PowerPoint Presentation. were very interesting and useful as a lot of stress was put on use of technology.
  • Mrs. Angela presented a Paper on “Time Management” in the National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Commerce –An Edge at St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College, King Koti, Hyderabad on 19 December 2013.
  • Worked hard with the College Choir and did a wonderful job throughout the year. The Choir won several accolades round the year.
  • Attended a 21 day staff refresher course in " Culture Studies " conducted by Central University of Hyderabad from 10 Feb.
    to 2 March, 2011.
 
Dr. Sangeetha
  • Dr.Sangeetha attended a Two-Day National Conference organised by Aurora’s Degree & PG College in Collaboration with Osmania University Centre for International Programmes on Enhancing Language and Life Skills through Literature on 17th& 18th October 2014 at OUCIP.
  • Designed a week long Module and was also a resource person for " Foundation course in English " which was part of the UGC Staff Orientation Course conducted by UGC Academic Staff College, OU in the month of July 2011.
  • Paper-setter for autonomous colleges.
  •  Participated in a talk show on " Women Empowerment in the context of working Women" conducted by IOB to mark Women's Day on
    March 8, 2011.
 
Mrs. Alankrita Mahendra
  • Designed a week long Module and was also a resource person for " Foundation course in English " which was part of the UGC Staff
    Orientation Course conducted by UGC Academic Staff College, OU in the month of July 2011.
  • Participated in a talk show on " Women Empowerment in the context of working Women" conducted by IOB to mark Women's Day
    on March 8, 2011.
  •  Voice over for a CD on Yoga
  •  Was invited by ISCHRD (ICFAI School of HRD) as a judge at TANTRA a Management Meet in September, 2009.

 

LAND MARKS


BRIDGE COURSE

  • The Department conducted an entry level test ELST – English Language Skills Test to gauge the level of English. Later the students who needed to upgrade their English skills were asked to attend a bridge Course. The test was conducted on 11th July 2014. The Bridge Course comprises of Verbal Ability, Grammar, and Writing skills.
  • The Department of English has designed a special Bridge course incorporating the basic concepts of English Language. The
    course consists of 20 modules and has commenced on 8th August 2012 for the First year Students of all streams to hone their language skills.

  • SKILL BASED TEST

    • Business English certificate (BEC) screening test was conducted on 1september 2012. It was a diagnostic test for the course to check the level of the students. 105 students took the exam from different streams of degree first year.
    • Under the aegis of the Department of English, the English Language Skills Test was held on 11 July 2012 for all first year B.Com/B.Sc/B.A/B.B.A students to assess their English skills. Approximately 500 students appeared for the exam.

    • SEMINAR ON “WORKPLACE ENGLISH"

      Department of English is introducing a certificate course named BEC ( Business English Certificate) from ESOL of Cambridge university for the degree students. A Seminar on " Workplace English" was conducted on 8th August 2012 to create an
      awareness about the significance of business English in workplace. Mr. Joshua Gnanakkan, Consultant Workplace assessment, University of Cambridge ESOL - Chennai,
      interacted with the students focusing on Business English.


      CULTURAL EXCHANGE EVENT - Go Getters Club Goes Global

      Go Getters Club – an English Department initiative – was established to provide a platform for the coming together of young
      minds to think, exchange and dwell on issues relevant to the youth in changing times. The scope of the club became global on June 30, 2010, when it hosted an international cultural event for students from Duke University, who had come on a community drive to India along with Professor Baba Prasad, Wharton University and Dr. Leela Prasad from Duke University. The event
      outlined a host of cultural and academic exchange programmes to promote a healthy dialogue between the youth of the East
      and West for a broader global outlook and appreciation of each others’ cultural and academic environment.


      FACULTY DEVELOPEMENT PROGRAMME

      A Faculty Development Programme was conducted by the Department of English on Synergy for Professional Success for the faculty members ofSt. Josephs Degree and PG College on 19 November 2014 . The Chief Resource person was Dr. Deepika
      Rupert Gardner, Head of the Department


      RESEARCH GUIDANCE TO STUDENTS

      Under the Guidance of Dr.Deepika Rupert Gardner, Head of the Department D.K.U. Aiswarya and Sanober Farheen B.Com I(Prof)and Zahera Ghani and Ashrita B.B.A I Presented papers in the National Seminar on Emerging trends in Commerce –
      An Edge” at St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College, King Koti, Hyderabad On 19 December 2013 on Stress Management and
      Insurance.


      EVENTS & ACTIVITIES


      Sakshi Arena One

      St.Joseph's becomes the Literary Hub for Sakshi Arena One Hundreds of students from various educational institutions across the twin cities enthusiastically participated in various literary events from Quiz to Public Speaking,Debate and Article Writing, conducted by St.Joseph's college from 1 to 5 February, as part of Sakshi Arena One Mega Youth Fest ,organized by Sakshi Media Group.

      On February 1 a grand inauguration program marked the curtain raiser event of the fest.The dignitaries of the session included Princip-al,Rev.Fr.Vincent Arokiadas,Director Professor P.L.Visweshwar Rao ,Sakshi Executive Mr.Harish Reddy,Dr.Sangeetha,HoD English and Esther Rathna,Dean Administration.The speakers addressed the Youth on the importance of healthy competition to promote the talent of the youth and pave way for India' s proactive youth leadership .This set off the note for the pulsating Quiz conducted by St.Joseph's Literary Secretary Ritesh Benidict who played the Quiz Master and challenged 30 teams with hair tearing brain teasers in various categories-literature to Music,History,Arts,Music.The preliminary round posed 25 questions drawn from eclectic fields- Music, Current affairs and whatnot.The written round culminated in 16 finalists in 8 teams.The final segment had 32 questions spread over 4 rounds.Wading through googles and brain teasers ,some videos ,paintings,music,maps..the quizzers were blown away by not only by the amazing range of questions,but also the innovative format of questioning....questions presented in the form of videos ,paintings,music,maps added to the complexity and novelty of the quiz.The proud winners were the team titled The Holy Beards-Syed Manzoor and Muneer Ali and the runners up were team titled Chanakya -Srikanth reddy and V .Surya from Ace engineering college.

      PUBLIC SPEAKING had29 participants and the topics were The Role of Students in Politics for thePreliminary round and Impact of Western Influence on Indian culture for the final round.The winners were Joseph Vinod from St.Marys college of Pharmacy andThe runner up was Malleshwari from Vasundhra Women's degree college.The second runner up was Andrew Reuben Netto from St.Josephs degree college.

      DEBATE had 29 participants and the topic for the day was Should Capital Punishments be Abolishedin India? The sizzling debate was proactively moderated by Professor Visweshwar Rao to conclude with pertinent observations.The winnerteam - A (against the motion) had Joseph Vinod from St.Marys college of Pharmacy and Malleshwari from Vasundhra Women's degree college.The Runners up were Akaanksha and Rachna from St.Josephs College.

      Article writing had 19 participants and The topic was World peace.The winner was Vedant from St.Josephs College and the runners up was Malleshwari from Vasundhra Women's degree college.

      The event culminated in the mega Sakshi Arena Youth fest conducted by Sakshi Media Group at LalBahadur Stadium wherein Dr.Sangeetha received a memento of appreciation on behalf of St.Joseph's College for effective organization of the event.The credits for success is shared by the student core team Ritesh,Rachana,Zaki and Shaik.



      Department of English gets 'E'nnovative with 'E'-Resource Generation

      The guest lecture on "Elizabethan era"organized by the department of English on 26 June for the second year BA Literature students by Prof E.Nageswar Rao, an eminent Professor of English, who has had an illustrious 50 years career of teaching in OU and other American universities, was an enriching experience indeed! As the classic lecture was recorded in the Mass Communication Studio, it saw a widened scope of reaching beyond its immediate audience of literature students, to be a valuable E-Resource, made available on the YouTube, for the enlightenment of the netizens of knowledge society for posterity. The 2 hr erudite lecture cast a spell on the audience as it effectively constructed the Age of Shakespeare in incredible detail, spanning the political, cultural, historical & literary characteristics of the age.

      The holistic nature of the educational experience is highlighted by the fact that the students were not just passive audience, but were the people who wielded the camera and also edited the footage, thus bringing their film making and editing skills to the fore.

      Students Orientation Program July 2014-15

      The Department of English conducted an Orientation Programme for the first year students of all the streams. Dr. Deepika Gardner, Associate Professor and Head of the department apprised the students about the Department of English and the activities conducted by them through a power point presentation.
      The students were given orientation about the Syllabus, Evaluation process, various Clubs, Bridge Courses, an Entry level Test- ELST and Certificate Courses.

      Campus Recruitment training (CRT)

      Dr. Deepika Gardner conducted Campus Recruitment Training Classes for MBA Final Year students on 9 & 10 March 2015 on two segments- a) Reasoning b) Interview Skills The Department of English conducted Campus Training Program for B.Com Final Year Students on 24 & 26 of September 2014. Dr. Deepika Gardner & Ms. Bhuvana Immaculate took two hour session each for English Grammar. The worksheets comprised of Articles, Prepositions, Concord, Synonyms, Antonyms & Cloze reading exercises.

       

      Curricular Co-Curricular Extra Curricular
      Verbal Ability Test Establishment of Language Cell Talent search programme by Hungama Buddies / Radio Mirchi
      Bridge Course Resume  Consultation Papyrus Club
      Individual Unit Planners  International Cultural Exchange Programme In house publications- News Digest, Hand Book
      Continuous evaluation in four language skills (LSRW) - Language Profiling Presentation Skills Classmate- Ideas for India-Essay Contest
      Handled IHC, Environmental Science for Degree I & II Years   A 30 hour course in Communication Skills, Job Skills & Soft Skills for the MCA/students HIV AIDS Quiz
        Job Skills and Soft  Skills Programme for Degree Final Years Central Bank – Debate Competition
        Communicative English Classes for Faculty COVA – Mock Assembly
        Women and Media, Communication Theatre Workshop  
        White Ribbon Campaign - UN Human Rights Day Celebration-Extension Activity  
        Women and Functional Literacy-  Extension Activity  
        EBEK –Seminar on Online English Solutions.  

      GUEST LECTURES

      EBEK –Seminar on Online English Solutions

      One – hour presentation on a 50 hour Online English Course offered by E- BEK Language Laborities Private Limited was
      arranged by the Department of English for select degree classes. The course is accredited by Cambridge University, UK.


      WORKSHOPS / SEMINARS

      Seminar on "Research Methodology"

      A Seminar was conducted by Dr. Deepika Gardner, Associate Professor & Head Department of English for the students of B A Final Year English Literature on “Research Methodology”. Dr. S Brinda, Dean Academics addressed the students and guided them on the entire process on writing a research paper. Their queries were also answered. All the students attended the seminar and were benefitted.


      A Workshop on Effective Resume Writing

      A two hour workshop on Effective Resume writing was conducted by Dr.Sangeetha , Assoc. Professor, Dept of English for final year MBA students on 22 September 2014. Prior to the workshop, individual resume of students were gathered and evaluated to identify the common errors made by them in resume drafting. This preliminary step paved a way for an effective workshop which focused on the do’s don’ts of resume writing. Apart from giving several tips for enhancing one’s resume, the talk also imparted awareness on the latest trends in resume drafting by pointing out the features which have gone redundant. Different approaches to resume writing were highlighted, distinguishing between ‘entry -level’ applicants and candidates with job experience. To bring greater clarity on the right structure and formatting the students were given hand-outs of resume samples. The student feedback gathered at the end of the workshop recorded appreciation for the program.


      INTERVENTION PROGRAMME ON IDIOMATIC ENGLISH 2013-14

      An intervention programme was conducted for the second year B.Com Regular students from 23 November 2013 to 7
      December 2013 by Hyderabad Central University- Ph.D Scholar, Mr. Sridar on “ Idiomatic Expression & Fluency”
      for 13 hours
      .


      Business English Certificate Course(BEC)

      A Seminar was conducted for the Business English Certificate Course(BEC) and the Chief Resource Person was Mr. Neslyn Johnson, Vice-President Ebek Laboratories Chennai. He enlightened the students on the purpose and significance of BEC


      UN WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN
      Workshop on Women & Media, Communication Theatre

      A Workshop on Women & Media, Communication Theatre was conducted on 30 November, 2010 by the Department of
      English, St. Joseph’s Degree & P G College, King Koti Road in collaboration with Mrs. Christine Lazarus M. L.A. as part of U.N. White Ribbon Campaign for Elimination of Violence against Women. The objective of the work shop was to focus on the exploitation of women in the media. Around 60 select students, both boys and girls from the College and all the members of
      the Department participated in the workshop.


      INTER – DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES

      • The Department of English conducted Campus Training Program for B.Com Final Year Students on 24 & 26 of September 2014. Dr.Deepika Gardner & Ms.Bhuvana Immaculate took two hour session each for English Grammar. The worksheets comprised of Articles, Prepositions, Concord, Synonyms, Antonyms & Cloze reading exercises.
      • A Ten-Day Campus Recruitment Training Program was designed and conducted by Dr. Deepika Gardner and Ms. Bhuvana. It focused on the segment relating to proficiency in English, Resume writing and Interview skills.
      • The English Department trained and sent the students for Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Quiz and the students from our
        college stood VII place out of 125 teams who participated from the entire state of Andhra Pradesh.
      • The College Choir “ANNO DOMINI” under the guidance of Angela Christina stood first in United Forum Carols Singing Competitions conducted at Little Flower High School on 7 December 2013.
      • The College Choir “ANNO DOMINI”under the guidance of Angela Christina bagged I prize in Group Singing both in Indian and Western Round at the Osmania University Youth Festival, 2013.
      • The Drama Club ‘Spotlight’ started under the aegis of Joseph’s English Literary Society won the First place at the Osmania University Youth Festival, 2013for the second time.
      • The Drama Club ‘Spotlight’ started under the aegis of Joseph’s English Literary Society won the First place at the Osmania University Youth Festival, 2012.
      • The Department of English conducted a 14 Hr Foudation Course in English for MBA First year students in the month of December, 2011.
      • A twenty five- hour programme on Communication Skills was conducted for students of MBA, MCA & M.Com. in the months
        of July - August 2009. The programme comprised modules on
        • Communicative English & Vocabulary
        • Functional Grammar
        • Job Skills
        • Group Discussion & Interview Skills
        • Presentation Skills and Personality Development
        • A thirty - hour programme on Communication Skills was conducted for students of MCA during the months of September - October 2010 on the above mentioned modules.
        • To boost career opportunities of Degree Final Year students facing campus recruitments, pre-placement help was given on topics viz. Resume Writing, Interview Tips, Body Language etc.

        EXTENSION ACTIVITIES – DEPARTMENT

        Students Participation in Junior Chamber International

        Junior Chamber International (JCI) collaborated with the Department of English in organizing a Mr.Public Speaker 2014 & Ms. Public Speaker 2014 on 5th September 2014. Students from UG & PG participated in the prelims and spoke on the given topic ‘My Goal in life –Money or fame’. While all participants were given certificates of participation, 4 students from the college were selected for the final round which was hosted at RBVRR College on 10 September 2014.

        The four students selected for the finals were:
        1. Shaik Ahmed B.Com I B
        2. Rachana B.Com IH
        3. Netal B.Com IH
        4. Mario Leonard Joseph B.Com III H

        The Topic for this round was ‘Resurgent India’. Mario Leonard Joseph of B.Com III H was the finalist and was given the topic ‘Social Networking’.

        Experiential Learning
        • Individual resumes of students were gathered and evaluated to identify the common errors made by them in resume drafting by Dr. Sangeetha.
        • BA Final Year Literature Students performed Soliloquies for their Practical Paper “Dramaturgy” on the Topic “Glimpses from Shakespeare” under the guidance of Dr. Deepika Gardner. Excellent performances were: 1) Victor Paul-Mark Antony’s speech 2) Amrutha Lawrence- Lady Macbeth
        • BA Final Year Literature Students are writing “Research Papers on Novella - Old Man & the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway as part of Experiential Learning in Research Methodology”.
        Joseph Quizzer’s Club - An Inter-Departmental Endeavor!

        The Joseph Quizzer’s Club was started on 28 August 2014 to fulfill the needs of the quiz enthusiasts at St. Joseph’s College. The initiative was taken by the Department of English with a view to sharpen the knowledge of Josephites and provide them opportunities for a wider intellectual exposure. Dr. Brinda ,Dean Academics& Mr. BhaskarYogendra of Department of Commerce joined Dr. Deepika Gardner, Head Department of English in this endeavor. Both Dr. Brinda & Mr. Bhaskar are great quiz enthusiasts! Mr. Ritesh Benedict of B. Com II A was selected as Student Coordinator. Dr. Deepika spoke about how and when quizzing started in India. She apprised the students about the forthcoming Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2014 and motivated them to participate in it as it was a prestigious quiz organized by the Embassy of Sweden.
        The Inaugural Quiz was conducted on 28 August 2014- The Indian Heritage Quiz. Mr. Ritesh Benedict was the Quiz Master. It was a part of the National Integration Week but was postponed due to NAAC visit. It was conducted at 2.00 p.m. in Seminar Hall II. About 60 students registered. There was a Preliminary Written Round after which 5 teams were selected of 3 each in a team. Total 6 rounds were conducted. It was an exhilarating experience!


        Sweden- India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2014

        The Indo-Sweden Quiz is a prestigious international quiz conducted by the Embassy of Sweden sponsored by various Swedish companies -Volvo, Tetrapack, Saab, Sandvik, ABB and many more. The Sweden-India Memorial Quiz was held on 13th September 2014 at MuffakhamJah College of Engineering & Technology, Banjara Hills, Road No. 3 Hyderabad from 9.00 a.m.to 1.00 p.m. About 30 students participated from our college.
        From among 200 hundred teams a team from St. Joseph’s consisting Ritesh Benedict, Urmi Biswas and Pulkit Baidwere able to clear the written round successfullyand reached the final of the quiz.A noteworthy point is that they cleared this round out of 200 Teams. The top 6 teams got selected for the Finals and St. Joseph’s College was one among them.
        They stood at the 6th place and were awarded books as a result of reaching the finals.


        Junior Chamber International (JCI)

        Junior Chamber Internationalcollaborated with the Department of English in organizing a Mr.Public Speaker 2014 & Ms Public Speaker 2014 on 5th September 2014. Students from UG & PG participated in the prelims and spoke on the given topic ‘My Goal in life – Money or fame’. While all participants were given certificates of participation, 4 students from the college were selected for the final round which was hosted at RBVRR college on 10 September 2014.
        The four students selected for the finals.


        INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE COURSE _ BEC UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

        The BEC (Preliminary)Examination by the University of Cambridge was conducted for the first time at St. Joseph’s Degree
        and PG College, Hyderabad on 13March 2014. It was a preliminary level exam and 43 students took the exam and the
        college is declared as the BEC Exam Centre.


        INTERNATIONAL FACULTY ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME

        The faculty attended a Workshop organized by Dr.Deepika Gardner, Head Dept. of English- ‘Training the Trainer’ conducted
        by Dr. Asha Varma, Professor in English on 16 February, 2013. She gave training on how to approach teaching of International Business English Certificate Course which is conducted by Cambridge University, UK.


        JOSEPHITES AT RYLA

        About 20 Josephites under the guidance of the Department of English participated in a two-day Youth Leadership Programme conducted by the ROTARY CLUB OF HYDERABAD on 7th and 8th Jan, 2012 at St. Ann's College for Women.


        U.N. RIGHTS DAY

        A select group of Josephites along with the faculty participated at the closing ceremony of the U.N. Human Rights Day held
        on 10 December, 2010 at Rabindra Bharathi. Eminent persons including educationist Basheeruddin Babukhan, Gastroenterologist Dr. Manisha Bangar, Advocate Nanda, MLA Christine Lazarus etc. spoke on the various dimensions of women’s issues. This was followed by a collective pledge taken by all the participants.

      • Never to commit violence against women
      • Never to excuse violence against women
      • Never to remain silent about violence against women.

      • OSMANIA UNIVERITY ACHIEVERS

      • The Department of English trained and sent the students for Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2013 held at Keshav
        Memorial Institute of Technology and the students from our college stood seventh out of 125 teams who participated
        from the entire state of Andhra Pradesh.
        The winning team consisted of Ritesh Benedict B.Com I A, Parthasarthy B.Com I A & Mahek B.Com I A and the same
        students won the II Prize at Osmania University –Inter Collegiate Competition on 8th November 2013.
      • The College Choir ‘Anno Domini’ under the guidance of Ms. Angela Christina bagged the I Prize in Group Singing both in Indian and Western Singing Competition. The students in Western Group were: Hepsibah B.Com II D, Karthika B.Com II D, Lennard B.Com I P, Medeline B.A.III, Rohit B.Com III D & Keith. The Indian Group consisted of Jiby Verghese B.A. III,
        John Bosco B.Com II C, Amrutha B.Com III C, Soumya Ranjan B.Com I H, Monalisa B.Com II P &Norton B. Com I D.
      • The Drama Club ‘Spotlight’ performed a One Act Play on the theme of differently-abled people and importance of girl child.
        They participated in the Inter-collegiate Competitions organized by Osmania University from 7th to 9th November 2013 and
        won the First Place. This is the second time that the students have bagged this prize. In 2012 Yuva Tarang also Josephites won I Prize in their Debut for the play ‘Face Book’ on the evils of social networking sites. Credit is due to the Drama Club President Hussain Chhagani, & Director Anizia Barla both from B.Com II Professional stream and Rishika Diana B.Com III C the entire club members.
TOP

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

Duis dictum tristique lacus, id placerat dolor lobortis sed. In nulla lorem, accumsan sed mollis eu, dapibus non sapien. Curabitur eu adipiscing ipsum. Mauris ut dui turpis, vel iaculis est. Morbi molestie fermentum sem quis ultricies. Mauris ac lacinia sapien. Fusce ut enim libero, vitae venenatis arcu. Cras viverra, libero a fringilla gravida, dolor enim cursus turpis, id sodales sem justo sit amet lectus. Fusce ut arcu eu metus lacinia commodo. Proin cursus ornare turpis, et faucibus ipsum egestas ut. Maecenas aliquam suscipit ante non consectetur. Etiam quis metus a dolor vehicula scelerisque.

Nam elementum consequat bibendum. Suspendisse id semper odio. Sed nec leo vel ligula cursus aliquet a nec nulla. Sed eu nulla quam. Etiam quis est ut sapien volutpat vulputate. Cras in purus quis sapien aliquam viverra et volutpat ligula. Vestibulum condimentum ultricies pharetra. Etiam dapibus cursus ligula quis iaculis. Mauris pellentesque dui quis mi fermentum elementum sodales libero consequat. Duis eu elit et dui varius bibendum. Sed interdum nisl in ante sollicitudin id facilisis tortor ullamcorper. Etiam scelerisque leo vel elit venenatis nec condimentum ipsum molestie. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Sed quis nulla et nibh aliquam cursus vitae quis enim. Maecenas eget risus turpis.