Department of English

Introduction :

The English Department of Ness Wadia College of Commerce offers English as a compulsory subject and also as an Additional English Language option to students of B.COM. in their first year of the degree college. Technology-mediated task-based group activities, classroom presentations, discussions and workshops in addition to teaching by lecture, peer learning; project report writing and periodical assessment are part of the program.

The Department of English is the most vibrant department in the college as it continuously organizes various literary and language activities throughout the year. It keeps pace with the important changes that have been taking place in English as a subject and language of communication. While it already engages Spoken English Courses and orientation program for teachers, it has also started short modular courses in Business English and Certificate Courses in English at the newly set up – Center for English and Foreign Languages (CEFL). The CEFL is a recognized training Centre for the Cambridge ESOL Business English Examinations.

Center for English and Foreign Languages Courses offered:

  1. Certificate Course in Spoken English [4 Levels: Pre-Basic, Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced]
  2. Certificate Course in Business English [Skills pertaining to business conversation, writing and presentation are covered]
  3. Certificate Course in Foreing Languages (German/French/Spanish/Japanese/Chinese/Hindi)

Features of Language Lab :

  1. Highly Sophisticated and self-contained digital language lab with 25 computers.
  2. Offers easy integration with course curriculum.
  3. Provides scope to learn spoken English directly from the native English speaker.
  4. Spoken English part will enable the students for the IELTS/TOEFL exam.
  5. Encompasses listening and speaking skills with emphasis on pronunciation.
  6. Helps in enriching vocabulary.
  7. Allows self-paced learning and self-assessment.

The CEFL Courses develop learners’ confidence and skills which are essential in a new era of rapid cultural and technological development and exchange. Keeping pace with modern technology, the department has thus set up a well-equipped digital language laboratory.

The Department of English boasts of having the departmental library with a rich collection of titles related to English literature and language as most of the books were purchased under the Minor Research Projects carried out by the department members

Sr.NoNameDesignationArea of Interest
1Dr. Ravindra S. MhasadeProfessor & Head Department of EnglishEnglish Language and Literature Teaching(ELLT), Business English, African-American Literature and Phule-Ambedkarite Literature
2Ms.Krishna SinhamahapatraAssistant Professor(AD-HOC)Literary Theory,Feminism,Victorian Literature,Phule-Ambedkarite Literature,Communicative English,Soft Skills
3Dr. Vikas JadhavAssistant Professor(AD-HOC)English Language & Literature