What distinguishes the English courses offered by the Department of HSS, SVCE is its balance between needs of academic exclusivity and industrial specificity. Also, they are unique for they include a holistic lingual exposure to technological and engineering disciplines. The academic plan is divided into two parts. The first part gives a strong foundational knowledge of interactive communication and the second part provides hands-on training to prepare for interviews at a technologically equipped smart laboratory.
In the first semester, the course covers the nuances of professional communication with a special emphasis on constructive communication at workplace. In the second semester, the course focuses on all generic knowledge in the field of science and technology and also covers specifics of the language would use in their career as engineers and technologists.
The laboratory courses involve practical learning experiences and are customized to suit the needs of the program outcomes of each engineering discipline thereby to provide a relevant lingual training and academic backup to its participants.
The department focuses not only on traditional and contemporary language classes but also on providing a dynamic education through platforms such as Speakers’ Forum – a center for debaters and speakers, Phoenix – a periodical magazine for writers and CTS sponsored CELL – Centre for English Language Learning – exclusive for students from non-english medium instruction schools. The department also offers special coaching classes after college hours till 4.30 pm everyday for those who want to improve their proficiency through ‘Let’s Speak English’ programme, an initiative by Speakers’ Forum, thereby making them interview/industry-ready. All the initiatives intend to develop among students a fundamental understanding of the language and expression of thoughts and in the process, make them better individuals.