Department of English and Other Foreign Languages

About the Department

The Department of English, established in the year 2004, was later extended to include other foreign languages such as French, Japanese and German. The department comprises of 14 staff members catering to the students of Engineering & Technology. The department envisions molding every student to reach a level of fluency in English which is adequate enough to meet out the global standards needed for coveted assignments.
The I year B.Tech students have Technical English, Value Education and Constitution of India as a part of the curriculum. They also have the unique opportunity of learning any one of the foreign languages, French, German or Japanese, a rare privilege endowed on the students of SRMIST. This gives the students the right exposure to meet the industry demand especially in the multi-national companies.
The department offers B.A. English which is one of the most sought-after courses in today’s globalized arena. It is imperative for all the student to equip himself/herself with good communicative skills and good knowledge of the world of literature. The subject inculcates humaneness in the minds of the youth and makes him/her a creative being in this mundane world.
The Faculty members are devoted to the preparation of students to help them gracefully step into the job scenario. The foreign language faculty have expertise in their languages and are in frequent interaction with the experts at the respective language schools in the city like ABK AOTS DOSOKAI, Goethe Institute and Alliance Française.
There is a medley of innovative clubs under the umbrella of the department. The Literary Club organizes a good number of very interesting and out-of-the-box events for the students including a Book Review every semester; the Department coordinates the Model United Nations programme at a magnificent level every year; the start-up Theater Society has evoked tremendous response from the enthusiastic student community; the Quiz Club organizes quiz competitions for the students, and more interesting programmes are in the pipeline.
The Faculty members actively participate in the internal faculty development programmes every week and share their expertise in different fields. There are mention-worthy publications every year by the staff members in peer reviewed journals. They also participate in conferences and seminars held through the year in and around the city.
The Department lends its help and support in organizing several events and activities in the campus. The staff members act as counselors to the needy students. All activities organized by the department are student-centric and student-oriented.

Vision

To mold every student to reach a level of fluency in English which is adequate enough to meet out the global standards needed for coveted assignments.
Every student should be made a good product while stepping out of the University and entering into the portals of the industry.

Mission

The Department foresees in advance the growing demand for the good command of English in the era of global competition, and prepares the students in all the four communicative skills – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing – of the English language.
To train even the lowest order of the student in a class to be fully eligible to meet the main requirement, attainment of good fluency in English required for selection in any industry.
To achieve 100% results in the End semester examinations, all efforts are taken by the department.

Other Languages

Students have to study any one of the foreign languages – German, French and Japanese in the curriculum of the first year. This unique program me exclusively available in SRMIST is a great boon for the students to meet the global challenges at the time of placement. In this fast changing education scenario and global competition, SRMIST has realized the relevance of the third language and has incorporated foreign language as a regular course for B.Tech and B.Arch students.

Research

The Faculty members constantly publish papers in UGC approved journals and participate in National and International Conferences and Seminars related to the subject and their area of research. In addition, the teachers have also authored articles which have been published in books and conference proceedings.
The foreign language faculty participate in the workshops, seminars and guest lectures organized by various agencies part from the lectures held in the Campus. The Faculty members have a closer interaction with the industry, and also with the natives who visit our part of the country.

Contact

Dr. V. Rema,
Professor and Head,
Department of English and Other Foreign Languages (EFL),
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram.
Mob. No. : 9884029266
Email: hod.efl.rmp@srmist.edu.in