The Department of English functions as a supporting department to the mainstream engineering departments. The importance of this department stems from the dynamic needs of the corporate world wherein today it is not just important to be knowledgeable but also equally important to communicate one’s knowledge effectively. Accordingly courses are spread across three semesters. Students are offered Communicative English in the I semester,  Business Communication in the III semester (Elective) and  one Technical Communication two literature electives in the IV semester so as to make technical students stimulate creative thinking.

To help students nurture communication skills, the department has a fully functional state-of-the-art Language lab. Language software are installed which deal with modules that complement classroom teaching with practical examples. The lab activities also include components like power point presentations, mock interviews, group discussions, personality development, business etiquettes, etc to focus on the corporate communication requirements.

The department endeavors to keep the humane spirit alive. Every faculty member of this department has close interaction with students. The representatives of the department work in coordination with the rest of the college in the making of the college magazine ‘Sanchita’. The department also dynamically mentors extracurricular activities. The department aims to bring out publications in national and international journals. The department also participates in paper presentations in institutes of repute.

The Department of English offers courses - Communicative English, Technical Communication, Business Communication, Indian Thought Through English and Insights Into Life Through Literature for B. Tech students

Course Code Course Class
ENG111 Communicative English I Semester (Common to all branches)
ENG251 Business Communication III Semester (Offered as an elective along with yoga psychology)
ENG252
OR
ENG253
OR
ENG112
Indian Thought Through English
OR
Insights Into Life Through Literature
OR
Technical Communication
IV Semester (Offered as an elective along with Yoga Psychology)
OR
IV Semester (Offered as an elective along with Yoga Psychology)
OR
IV Semester (Common to all branches)

 

Here conventional classroom teaching is complemented by apt use of:

  • Projector facility in the classrooms as well as the language lab.
  • EL and CL Client software are installed in the language lab.
  • E Learning infrastructure aids screening of instructional videos and listening skill activities.

Faculty Achievements / Participation / Recognition

  • Deepthi attended a 2 day National E-conference on February 5-6, 2021 on ‘ World Classics in English Translation: A critical Perspective’, organized by Sri. S. Ramasamy Naidu Memorial college, Dept. of English and Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. 
  • Deepthi attended a 5 day FDP from August 10-14, 2020 on ‘Technology Enabled English Language Teaching’, organized by the Dept. of English and IQAC of Prajyoti Niketan College, Pudukad.
  • Deepthi attended a 7 day FDP from  August 16-22, 2020 on ‘ A-Z of Writing and Publication in Scopus- indexed Journals’ , organized by the Dept. of Basic Sciences and Humanities, GMR Institute of Technology.
  • G. S. Jyotsna attended a 5-day FDP from August 10-14, 2020 on ‘Technology Enabled English Language Teaching’, organized by the Dept. of English and IQAC of Prajyoti Niketan College, Pudukad.
  • G. S. Jyotsna attended a 7- day FDP from August 16-22, 2020 on ‘A-Z of Writing and Publication in Scopus- indexed Journals’, organized by the Dept. of Basic Sciences and Humanities, GMR Institute of Technology.
  • G. S. Jyotsna got best Paper Award for the paper ‘Devising Structured Assessment Parameters for Enhanced Self Expression’ at the 8th National Conference of ELTIS, SYMBIOSIS, PUNE on February 9-10,2020.
  • Deepakumari attended a week online Faculty Development Program on ‘A-Z of writing and publication in Scopus- indexed journals conducted Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities, GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam, Andhra Pradesh from August 16-22, 2020.
  • Deepakumari attended a five-day National level E-FDP on ‘Changing Faces of Language and Literature-A Digital Perspective’, conducted by MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai from May 11-15, 2020.
  •  Improving Communicative Competence of the Rural English Medium High School Students through a Postmethod Pedagogy at Two Day International Conference on "Engineering trends in English Language Teaching” March 8 - 9, 2019 Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai.
  • Translation: An Act of Political Representation at Two Day International Conference on Translation : An Act of Examining Political and Cultural Transmission, February 22-23, 2018, Sri Ramaswamy Memorial College, Sattur , Tamilnadu
  • Translation: An Act of Political Representation at Two Day International Conference on Translation : An Act of Examining Political and Cultural Transmission, February 22-23, 2018, Sri Ramaswamy Memorial College, Sattur , Tamilnadu
  • Smita Sail attended International Conference on Ecology and Culture 2018 organised by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri and FSLE-INDIA during December 15-17, 2018
  • Smita Sail attended two Day Conference on Translation : An Art of Examining Cultural Proximity and Political Transmission Across Boundaries held on February 22-23, 2018 at Sri. S Ramaswamy Naidu Memorial College, Sattur in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi
  • Smita Sail attended one week Faculty Development Program on Campus Connect conducted by Infosys, Bangalore
  • Smita Sail presented a paper on “Communidades of Goa: A Re-reading of Select Goan Literature in the Light of Land Laws and their Effect on Human-Land Equation”, ICEC 2018 organised by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri and FSLE-INDIA during December 15-17, 2018
  • Smita Sail presented a paper on “Translation: A means of Recreating Regional Ethos”, Two Day Conference on Translation : An Art of Examining Cultural Proximity and Political Transmission Across Boundaries held on February 22-23, 2018 at Sri. S Ramaswamy Naidu Memorial College, Sattur in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi
  • Smita Sail participated one-day workshop on “Enhancing professional Communication skills” conducted by ELT@ Besig sponsored by the CSR dept. of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. Bangalore, on July 8, 2017
  • Smita Sail presented a paper on "The Prey becoming the predator : Reading of Auden’s Refugee Blues and Darwish’s Identity Card as a political discourse", Two day UGC sponsored National Conference on Multi-disciplinary approach to Literature in English and English Langauge, AL-AMeen Arts and Science College, Bangalore in association with Bangalore University English Teachers’ Association, March 26-27, 2016.
  • “Demystifying the fallacy concealed under the portrayal of emboldened female characters in K.Balachander’s movies." at the Two day National Seminar on Cinema and the Formation of Cultural Identities, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi, February 25-26, 2016.
  • Deepa K. Narayanan presented a paper titled "The trajectory contrived through years by the visual media in constructing and empowering women." at the Two day National Seminar on Cinema and the Formation of Cultural Identities, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi, 25th - 26th February, 2016. 
  • Deepa Kumari S. presented a paper titled “Demystifying the fallacy concealed under the portrayal of emboldened female characters in K.Balachander’s movies." at the Two day National Seminar on Cinema and the Formation of Cultural Identities, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi, 25th - 26th February, 2016.
  • Deepa K. Narayanan presented a paper titled " Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam _ Transformations and as Reflections of Pan Indian Culture and Literature." at the International Conference on Narrative and Narratology _ Traditions and Innovations in Story telling patterns, Garden City College, Bengaluru, 5th - 6th February 2016.
  • Complexity and Accountability in Redefining the Nine Lives in Modern India” at the International Conference on Transnational Approach to Literary Studies. January 27-28 2016, Anna Adarsh College, Chennai
  • "Translation: A paradigm to represent the common man " at International Conference on “Configuring the common man” (Amrita Vishwa Vidya Peetam, Ettimadai), January 5-6, 2016.
  • Deepakumari S presented a paper titled "Translation : A paradigm to represent the common man " at International Conference on “Configuring the common man” (Amrita Vishwa Vidya Peetam, Ettimede), 5th - 6th January 2016.
  • Smita Sail attended two day UGC sponsored National Conference on Multi-disciplinary approach to Literature in English and English Langauge, AL-AMeen Arts and Science College, Bangalore in association with Bangalore University English Teachers’ Association, March 26-27, 2016.
  • Smita Sail presented a paper on Empowering Students with Cross-Cultural Sensitivity through Visual Media, two day international conference on Pluralism and Multiculturalism in Teaching and Research of English Language and Literature organised by VIT, Vellore on April 15-16, 2015
  • Smita Sail attended two day international conference on Pluralism and Multiculturalism in Teaching and Research of English Language and Literature organised by VIT, Vellore on April 15-16, 2015
  • Deepa K. Narayanan presented a paper titled "The influence of Print, Visual and Social Media in Teaching of English " at National Conference on Rethinking language teaching in India, Jain University Bangalore, 2nd – 3rd March 2015.
  • Jyotsna G. S and Deepthi Janardhan presented a paper titled "Alternative Pedagogies for Teaching English" at National Conference on Rethinking language teaching in India, Jain University Bangalore, 2nd – 3rd March 2015.
  • Deepa K. Narayanan presented a paper titled "Subaltern Study of the heroines of Mahasweta Devi’s Breast Stories" at International Conference on “Transitions: Literature, Language, and Culture - Post 1980" (Garden City College, Bangalore), 7th Febrauray 2015
  • Deepa Kumari S presented a paper titled "Transition of the self as seen through the three generations of women in Gita Hariharan’s “The Thousand Faces of Night” and Sivasankari’s “Bridges” " at International Conference on “Transitions: Literature, Language, and Culture - Post 1980” ( Garden City College, Bangalore), 7th Febrauray 2015.
  • "Transition of the self as seen through the three generations of women in Gita Hariharan’s “The Thousand Faces of Night” and Sivasankari’s “Bridges” " at International Conference on “Transitions: Literature, Language, and Culture - Post 1980” (Garden City College, Bangalore), Febrauray 7, 2015.
  • "The Prey becoming the predator : Reading of Auden’s Refugee Blues and Darwish’s Identity Card as a political discourse", Two day UGC sponsored National Conference on Multi-disciplinary approach to Literature in English and English Langauge,AL-AMeen Arts and Science College, Bangalore in association with Bangalore University English Teachers’ Association, March 26-27.
  • “Complexity and accountability in redefining the lives of the Daughters of Yellamma” at the Two Day International Conference ‘ENGCONF 2014’ on ‘Post -Colonial Voices in South Asian Literatures and Cinema’ organized by the Department of Languages, Garden City College, Bengaluru on February 7-8, 2014
  • Deepakumari attended a three-day Faculty Development Program on 'An Insight into Recent Trends in Teaching Language and Literature', from August 29-31,2013, conducted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
  •  “Identity in the Post Colonial World: from the vantage of Hanif Kureishi‟s “The Buddha of Suburbia” and Michael Ondaatje‟s “The English Patient” at the UGC sponsored One Day International Seminar on “Defamiliarizing Identities In Post-Colonial Literature” organized by the PG and Research Department of English, Madras Christian College, Chennai, on July 12, 2013
  • S.Deepakumari attended a three day(29/08/'13 - 31/08/'13) Faculty Development Program on 'An Insight into Recent Trends in  Teaching Language and Literature', conducted by Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
  • S.Deepakumari ‘s article ‘Translation: An Attempt to Deconstruct Historiography in The Branded’ was published in ‘The Criterion. An International Journal in English’ June 2013 Vol 4 Issue III. ISSN 0976-8165.
  • S. Deepakumari presented a paper titled “Identity in the Post Colonial World: from the vantage of Hanif Kureishi‟s “The Buddha of Suburbia” and Michael Ondaatje‟s “The English Patient” at the UGC sponsored One Day International Seminar on “Defamiliarizing Identities In Post Colonial Literature” organized by the PG and Research Department of English, Madras Christian College, Chennai, On 12th July, 2013.
  • S. Deepakumari’s article “Identity in the Post Colonial World: from the vantage of Hanif Kureishi’s “The Buddha of Suburbia”and Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient” was published in the International Journal ‘Eclectic Representations’, July, 2013 Vol. 3, Issue I ISSN: 2231430X.
  • Smita Sail attended a talk by a prominent writer Damodar Mauzo on “Konkani Literature: A Phoenix in Pursuit of Excellence” organised by Department of Comparative Indian Language and Literature, University of Calcutta on August 26

English Language Lab

Department of English, ASE, Bengaluru, is provided with a Language Laboratory to facilitate the teaching of communication skills. The lab is equipped with 30 computers, headphones and, an overhead projector. All the systems are installed with the language software which has two components: English lab (EL Client) and Career Lab (CL Client). El client is customized to train students on grammar, usage, conversational skills and phonetics. Career lab on the other hand is designed to instill soft skills required in corporate culture. EL Client has modules on personality development, interpersonal skills, entrepreneurial skills and interviews.

Chairperson, English, School of Engineering, Bengaluru
Assistant Professor, English, School of Engineering, Bengaluru
Assistant Professor, English, School of Engineering, Bengaluru
Assistant Professor, English, School of Engineering, Bengaluru
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2020 Journal Article Smita Sail, “Translation of the novel Kiln: A Means of Recreating Regional Ethos”, 2020.
2020 Journal Article Smita Sail, “The Untranslatable Elements in The Kiln – A Brief Study of the Challenges of Cultural Translation”, 2020.
2018 Book Chapter Deepa Kumari S., “Elegy written in a City Traffic Jam” , “Virtual vanity” and “India’s Daughter” Aspirations and Inspirations.”, in A collection of Critical Essays and Creative Poems NanjilPathipagam: India, 2018.
2017 Book Chapter Deepa Kumari S., “Translation : A paradigm to represent the common man”, in International Conference on “Configuring the common man, Amrita School of Engineering, Ettimadai: , 2017.
2016 Journal Article Smita Sail, “Empowering Students with Cross Cultural Sensitivity through Mass Media”, Two day International Conference on Pluralism and Multiculturalism in Teaching and Research of English Language and Literature, 2016.
2015 Journal Article Deepa Kumari S. and Smita Sail, “The Prey Becoming the Predator : Reading of Auden’s Refugee Blues and Darwish’s Identity Card as a political Discourse”, ELK, Asia Pacific Journals, 2015.
2016 National Journal Deepa Kumari S., "Demystifying the fallacy concealed under the portrayal of emboldened female characters in K. Balachander’s movies",at Literature and Technology : An Interface : Collection of Edited Articles ,ISBN :13#978-81-924422-7-3,Pages: 56-59 July 2016.
2016 International Journal Deepthi Janardhan and Jyotsna G.S., "A paper on Alternative Pedagogies",at International Journal of Advanced Research, Vol: 4,Issue 6, ISSN: 2320-5407, Pages:2141-2145, June 2016.
2016 International Conference Jyotsna G.S., "Teaching Language and Literature for Universal Citizenship", Two day International Conference on Pluralism and Multiculturalism in Teaching and Research of English Language and Literature, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 15th-16th April, 2016. 
2016 International Conference Deepthi Janardhan, "Teaching Language and Cyber Space", Two day International Conference on Pluralism and Multiculturalism in Teaching and Research of English Language and Literature, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 15th-16th April, 2016. 
2016 International Conference Smita Sail, "Empowering Students with Cross Cultural Sensitivity through Mass Media", Two day International Conference on Pluralism and Multiculturalism in Teaching and Research of English Language and Literature, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 15th-16th April, 2016. 
2016 National Journal Deepa K Narayanan.,"Influence of Print, Visualand Social Media in Teaching English", at Samyoga,Vol: 11, No.1, ISSN: 22313362, Pages: 1-10, April, 2016.
2016 International Journal Deepa Kumari S.,"My first Television Experience"(Story in Translation), at E journal of Literary Explorations Volume 4 Issue 1 ISSN 2320-6101 Imapct factor 0.998 (IIFS)Pages : 403-407, February, 2016.
2015 National Journal Deepakumari S., Smita Sail , "The Prey becoming the predator : Reading of Auden’s Refugee Blues and Darwish’s Identity Card as a political discourse", ELK, Asia Pacific Journals, ISBN: 978-81-930411 – 2-3, March 27th
2015 National Conference Smita Sail,  Deepa Kumari S., "The Prey becoming the predator : Reading of Auden’s Refugee Blues and Darwish’s Identity Card as a political discourse", Two day UGC sponsored National Conference on Multi-disciplinary  approach to Literature in English and English Langauge,AL-AMeen Arts and Science College, Bangalore in association with Bangalore University English Teachers’ Association, 26th-27th March. 
2014 International Journal S. DeepaKumari, "‘Stock Clearance’ (Poem)", The Dawn Journal ISSN 2277-1786,ICV 2012-5.11,GIF2012-0.408, July 
2014 International Conference S. DeepaKumari, “Complexity and accountability in redefining the lives of the Daughters of Yellamma” at ‘ENGCONF 2014’ on ‘Post -Colonial Voices in South Asian Literatures and Cinema’ organized by the Department of Languages, Garden City College, Bengaluru on 7th and 8th February, 2014
2014 International Journal S. DeepaKumari, “Babji”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH: LITERATURE, LANGUAGE & SKILLS (IJELLS) Volume 3 Issue 1 April 2014 ISSN 2278-0742
2013 International Seminar S. DeepaKumari, “Identity in the Post Colonial World: from the vantage of Hanif Kureishi‟s “The Buddha of Suburbia” and Michael Ondaatje‟s “The English Patient” at the UGC sponsored One Day International Seminar on “Defamiliarizing Identities In Post Colonial Literature” organized by the PG and Research Department of English, Madras Christian College, Chennai, on 12th July, 2013
2013 Poetry S. DeepaKumari, “Silent Warriors” published in The Journal for English Language and Literary Studies.April –June 2013 Volume III Issue ii ISSN 2249–216X
2013 International Journal S. DeepaKumari, “Translation: An Attempt to Deconstruct Historiography in The Branded” published in The Criterion:An International Journal in English. June 2013 Vol. IV. Issue III www.the-criterion.com ISSN 0976-8165
2013 Prose S. DeepaKumari, “Identity in the Post Colonial World: from the vantage of Hanif Kureishi’s “The Buddha of Suburbia” and Michael Ondaatje’s ‘The English Patient’” published in Eclectic Representations Vol. 3, Issue I July, 2013 ISSN: 2231-430X

RESEARCH SCHOLARS

Sl.No. Name of the Research Scholar/ faculty Research Title/Area Name of the Guide
1 S. Deepa Kumari Translation as a Political Act Dr. Meena Kumari