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Faculty of Arts

Department of English


The Department of English offers courses in General English and Modern Language at the undergraduate level and M.A. in English at P.G. level. The English Language Teaching Centre of the Department offers Certificate courses in English Proficiency.


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The English Language Teaching Centre of the department has been organizing proficiency courses in English (Preliminary & Advanced) in two batches every year. The in-take of candidates is from 100-150 per each batch. The Centre has acquired audio-visual equipment (VCD Player + TV) for use in these courses as well as the regular PG course of the department. Under its expansion programme with the acquisition of New computer based Language Lab, the centre has started new courses including a Crash Course, English for Employability for the UG and PG students of this college. Morning batches for housewives started in 2005. The centre also conducts workshops on ‘interview Skills’ for the students and ‘Communication at Work place’ for the non teaching staff of the college once a year. A special course in Communication Skills was offered to M.Sc. Biotechnology students. The Centre has acquired the following equipment and furniture: a) Rooms : Audio Visual room (VCD Player + T.V., OHP Language Lab) Office room + Library + Staff, Class room Computer-based Language Laboratory.


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The Department of English offers compulsory courses in General English to undergraduate students. These courses are designed to inculcate basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening for more effective communication. The Department also offers a course in English as a Modern Language at the undergraduate level to impart to the students advanced skills in communication and literary appreciation. The Department also offers a postgraduate course in English where students are admitted on the basis of a common entrance test conducted by the Osmania University. Over the years, the Department has developed expertise in a variety of areas such as British Literature, American Literature, Post Colonial Literature and ELT. The Department of English has restructured its General English and Modern Language Courses for undergraduate students along the lines suggested by the UGC Curriculum Development Plan. The objectives of the General English Course are: a. To equip the student for her current and future academic pursuits: to understand classroom lectures, read textbooks, do reference reading; participate in classroom discussion and attempt assignments and examination. b. To prepare her to function effectively in her future profession, c. To prepare her to function effectively in various social situations in which she may be called upon to use English. d. To impart training in reading poetry. The Modern Language Programme has been substantially revised to include components that would prepare under graduate students for different careers related to language and literature.


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  • To provide and intensive introduction to the study of literature from the 16th to contemporary via a study of three genres; Poetry, Drama and Prose (Fictional & Non-Fictional).
  • To familiarize the students with major currents in literary criticism and enhance their skills of critical reading.
  • To train students in pronunciation skills and writing skills with special focus: i) review of literary texts and ii) Technical Writing.
  • To give students basic training in linguistics, phonetics and modern grammar.
  • To extend training in computer aided writing skills. Teachers of the Department constantly review the syllabus in the light of changing academic needs of students and requirements of job market. Research in curriculum development is one of the strengths of the Department.

Material Production Project »


It is one of the major achievements of the Department, OUCW. Under the status of autonomy, the department organized this project and prepared two course books for the undergraduate General English Programme in two phases. During the first phase, “Pleasures of Reading” an anthology of poems was published by Orient Longman, Hyderabad. In the second phase, “English Today” a course in reading and writing was published by Foundation Books, Hyderabad. The course material was run as a pilot project for two semesters before publication and was revised extensively depending on the feedback provided by the students of all the faculties.


Faculty profiles »

 
Prof. B.T. Seetha(Principal), M.A.M.Phil. Ph.D.
Professor and Principal
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Prof. K.S.Sunita , M.A., Ph.D.,P.G.D.E.L.T.
Professor and Head
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Dr. K.S.Sunita, former Vice-Principal Osmania University College for Women Koti, Hyderabad, is a professor in the Department of English. She has guided three Ph.D and two M.Phil scholars. She was closely associated with ELTC of the college for almost two decades. She also taught in the Ramakrishna Matt School of Language, Hyderabad. She completed one Minor project under CPE grant and authored two books on English Conversation Practice, co-edited two books and published more than twenty articles in National and International Journals. She also prepared course material for Intermediate 2000 and for UG and PG (English for PGRRCDE,OU). She conducted workshops and delivered lectures on soft skills at engineering colleges. She is one of the subject experts for APPSC Hyderabad. She was the examiner and subject expert for Railway Recruitment Board for Junior Lecturers.


Dr. K. Durga Bhavani, M.A, M.Lit.,PGDTE,Ph. D.
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Dr.K. Durga Bhavani is a professor of English in Osmania University, College for Women Koti, Hyderabad. She has specialized in English Language Teaching and Learning. She is involved in syllabus designing, teaching and producing material for various ESL and ESP courses in the University and the corporate sector. She has published 6 books in the field of ELT and Stylistics and interpretation of Literature and Media studies . She also presented and published many papers in national and international journals . She designed and taught a post graduate course in women and media in OU College for Women and worked on 'Translation in media' for the British Council interface project. She is a certified British Council Examiner for IELTS. She is a member of the BOS of Engineering colleges and degree colleges in the twin cities. She is also a teacher trainer for schools and colleges and conducted several training programs for the personnel of the industry too.


Dr. Y.L. Srinivas, MA. M Phil, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Ms. K. Praveena, MA. M Phil.
Assistant Professor
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Mrs. K. M. Praveena has put in 16 years of service in Osmania University handling UG and PG Courses. Her area of interest is Comparative Literature (Indian and American). At present she is pursuing her Ph.D in American Literature. She participated in several seminars and attended refresher courses and Orientation Courses in Academic Staff College, Osmania University and Moulana Azad Urdu University(MANU). She is a member of UG Board of Studies, Osmania University.


Dr. A. Sridevi, MA. M Phil.,Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Anumula Sreedevi is an Assistant Professor of English at Osmania University , Hyderabad. She specializes in American and African American literatures, especially that of the Harlem Renaissance period . She also teaches poetry, drama of Renaissance and Romantic periods. A post – doctoral research fellow at the O U C I P, she has so far published 8 articles in various national journals


Dr. K.P. Ruth, MA, M phil, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor(c)
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Dr. K. P. Ruth is an Assistant Professor (C) in the Department of English, OUCW, Hyderabad and has 19 years of service at Osmania University affiliated colleges, OUCW and Distance Education,OU. She was trained in UGC Academic Staff College. She participated in International and UGC National Seminars and also made paper presentations. She has been a course writer in ELT areas for UG and PG levels. Her special interest is in Afro-American literature and . She delivered a Guest Lecture on English Language skills which was covered by Andhra Jyothi. (2012). She is the Hostel Warden for Block - I at Ladies Hostel, OU Campus.


Ms. Sangeeta, MA, M phil.
Assistant Professor(c)
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Sangeeta, Joined Osmania University College for Women in June 2004 as Assistant Professor (C) in the Department of English. Her area of specialisation is Linguistics and her M.Phil is in the field of ELT. She teaches both at the UG and PG level. Because of her initiatives, she has been named as member in various committees like Placement Cell, Personality Development, Cultural Committee, Student Advisor, Student Welfare Committee, IQAC, Admission Committee of the college. She has also participated in the meeting of the Board of Studies of the English Department of the college as special invitee. She was Coordinator for the Communicative Skills Courses in English. She presented a paper in UGC sponsored National Seminar and her paper was published in proceedings of the seminar. She is the editor of the college Newsletter 'Clarion' and is in the Editorial Board of the College Magazine 'Vasudha'


Ms. Subhada, M.A, M.Phil ( SLET).
Assistant Professor(c)
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Shubhada Sahasrabuddhe joined Osmania University College for Women on the 9th of July 2004 as Assistant Professor (Contract) in the Department of English. She has an M.Phil. degree in English (1996) and has qualified in the SLET (1997). She submitted her Ph.D. thesis entitled "Myth, Magic and the Quest for Reality: A Study of Selected Novels of Paulo Coelho" in May 2013, under the supervision of Prof. G.K. Subbarayudu. Her specialisation is in the field of Indian Writing in English. She presented papers at two Seminars (one national and one international) on topics in the field. She has one publication in the journal IJOWLACS, which is a refereed journal. She handles UG and PG classes in the college, in addition to being a member of the college hostel committee and the admission committee. Her special interest is in the field of translations.


Ms. Saraswati RH, M.A, M.Phil PGDES, PGDJMC.
Assistant Professor(c)
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Mrs. Saraswathy R Hanumankar M.A.-English (OU); PGDES & M; Phil (EFLU); PGDJMC (Bhavan’s School of Journalism) Hyderabad. She has Been teaching at the Department of English in the Osmania University College for Women, Koti, Hyderabad for the past five years, both at the Under Graduate and Post Graduate levels. Her areas of academic interest include Jewish American literature, Afro-American literature and literary criticism, and she has presented papers at UGC sponsored national level seminars.


Shirley Grace, M.A, M.Phil.
Assistant Professor(c)
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Shirley Grace B. has joined OUCW in August 2009 as an Assistant Professor (c) in the Department of English. She has completed her Masters in English Literature and is pursuing her M.Phil. in English Literature (“Representation of the Other in Joseph Conrad’s Selected Works”) from Osmania university. Her specialization is British Literature. She has attended a National Seminar on Saul Bellow. She is undertaking classes in General English and Modern Language (English Literature for the Undergraduates. She has conducted Spoken English classes for the college students and housewives. She is a member of Admissions Committee for the UG courses. She has undertaken classes on communicative skills for the students of B.Pharma in Reddy College of Pharmacy for a semester


Sindhoor T., M.A, M.Phil.
Part time teacher
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Swati M., M.A, M.Phil .,P.G.D.T.E, (SLET).
Part time teacher
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Swathi Mulinti, is a part time lecturer in the department of English, O.U.C.W, Hyderabad. Her doctoral thesis is in the field of ELE, specifically in the area of classroom instruction, pursuing from EFL University. She has completed hr M. Phil and PGDTE in ELE from EFL- University, Hyderabad, and has qualified in the SLET. Her areas of interest include teaching strategies, material production and learning strategies. She has presented paper at UGC sponsored national level seminar and her paper was published in proceedings of the seminar.