School of Graduate Studies

Department of Languages

The Department of Languages at SSMRV aims at offering students an opportunity to learn and understand languages that shape our foundation. Our in-depth analysis and training of these languages provide students with ample knowledge and confidence to communicate effectively. Here are the languages we offer:

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Sanskrit

Department of English

Our Vision

The Department of English of Sivananda Sarma Memorial RV College strives to transform students into rational human beings with an inquisitive state of mind through literary, theoretical and linguistic teaching.

  1. To provide appropriate pedagogies (classrooms, equipment, resources, and technology) that will lead to a better understanding of the topics and their eventual success.
  2. To assure that students encounter creativity crucial to Literary studies through theater productions, Webinars and Seminars with professional writers and their own creative presentations.

Our Mission

The Department of English in Sivananda Sarma Memorial RV College seeks to provide students with an education of the highest quality in English language. Literature written in English as well as creative writing, judiciously combining tradition with contemporary writings. It encourages students to progress ardently to gain maximum benefit from their experience in the college, as well as English Department.

Objectives of the Department

  1. Enable the students to learn communication through interactive class sessions.
  2. The teachers help the students to express themselves in group discussions and class room discussions and debates.
  3. Reading activities and presentations in the class are a part of the English syllabus.
  4. We at the department enable the students to develop social responsibilities to become better students and citizens.
  5. Short Film activities help sensitize the students towards the society and the short films that are socially and morally relevant are chosen to be screened in the classes. This also enables the students in appreciating excellent films, as well as to make them understand the nuances of film making.
  6. The various aspects associated with the English Department are the Language Lab and Foreign Language Studies.

Language Lab

About the course

Language lab helps the students to learn basic and advanced grammar without any inhibition and intimidation from classmates. Individual computers and headphones are given to the students to learn without any distraction or discomfort.

Objective of the course

  1. To enhance the student’s knowledge of the various language oriented software that is available, it helps them in their day to day lives.
  2. It enables the students to have a better grasp over their communication through technology and helps in learning, without any hindrance.

Foreign Language Studies

About the course

The Department of English has taken up the reigns, in association with Inlingua Bangalore, to inculcate this practice of learning a foreign language to our students of all the streams which will help them propagate their career prospects overseas as well as to help them understand the culture of people.

Objective of the course

  1. The course aims at the acquisition of knowledge and expertise of the three major European languages (French, German, Spanish) as well as two major Asian languages (Japanese and Mandarin)
  2. To help the students apply this acquired knowledge in the given field under a corporate setting as well as other career related opportunities overseas.
  3. The course will also enhance their repertoire in terms of their credibility and also add value to their career profile.

Languages Offered

  1. French
  2. German
  3. Spanish
  4. Japanese
  5. Mandarin

Events

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  • 2021-2022

  • 2020-21

  • 2019-20

  • 2018-19

  • 2017-18

  • 2016-17



Faculty and achievements

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Academic area of interest: Language learning, avant-garde research in literature, translation, and bilingual pedagogy

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Academic area of interest: Popular culture, film studies, and linguistics

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Name Smitha G Lakshmana
Qualification M.A (Ph. D)
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Experience Internee at Eco watch for 3 months One year Experience at KLE Society’s degree College Nagarbhavi
Academic Area of Interest English (Gothic Literature, Medical Humanities), Soft Skills
Research Details (if any)  
Seminars and Conferences
  • Participated in the webinar on “Integrative approaches on conversation of Natural Resources” organised by KLE Society’s S. Nijalingappa College Rajajinagar.
  • Participated in the webinar on strengthening student’s physical and mental health organised by KLE Society’s Degree College.
  • Participated in two day International Workshop on Phonetics and Phonology organised by Christ Academy Institute for Advanced Studies.
  • Participated in Orientation of II semester BBA Syllabus Organised by KLE Society’s Degree College Nagarbhavi.
  • Participated in FDP on literature and humanity organised by Reva University.
  • Participated in FDP on Innovation in Research and sampling design organised by Jain University.
  • Participated in Celebrating Bard of Avon organised by School of English, Kumaraguru college of Liberal arts and science.
  • Participated in the Webinar on Civil society responses to the pandemic lessons and challenges organised by Jain University.
     
Papers presented in seminars, conferences etc
  • Presented a paper on Identity and sexuality in Jane Eyre and Wuthering heights organised by PM University.
 
Papers published in Journals
  • Published Paper on Effects of Covid with respect to Health, education and psychological state of common man ( ISSN NU- 2230- 9578)
 
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Additional responsibilities Member of Website committee, cultural committee and digital marketing in previous institution.
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Name Shabana
Qualification M.A, M. Ed, M. Phil
Addl.Qualifications   PGDELT
Experience Worked in Ramaiah Institute of Business Studies for 5 years Worked in KLE Degree College for 2 years Worked Sir MV Arts and Commerce Degree College as a FDP Candidate for 3 years Worked in Nandi International College, Bellary for 2 years
Academic Area of Interest English (Indian Literature, ELT, Diasporic Literature)
Research Details (if any)  
Seminars and Conferences ·        Attended a Five-Day National Level FDP on ‘Impact and Influence of National Education Policy 2020 on Humanities and Social Sciences ·        Attended a Five-Day National Level Virtual Workshop on ‘From Writing to Publication: A workshop on Research paper writing in English Literature and ELT’ ·        Attended a National Level Webinar in Sindhi College on ‘Tenets for Success in Professional Life’ ·        Attended a Two-Day National Level FDP in St. Josephs’s College of Commerce on ‘Research Writing and Publication’ ·        Attended a One Week International Virtual Worshop (Spectrum 2021) in St. Francis College on ‘Paradigms organized by Research and Development Cell’ ·        Attended a National Level Webinar in St. Philomena’s College in ‘IND Accounting Standards’ ·        Attended a International FDP Hands on ‘Moodle’ in SJR College for Women
Papers presented in seminars, conferences etc  
Papers published in Journals  
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Additional responsibilities Member of Placement committee, Admission committee, Cultural committee, Sports and in previous institutions.
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Name Dr. Beena. M
Qualification M.A Ph.D in English, from Bangalore university (2007) 62%  
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Experience Total 11 years of teaching experience
Academic Area of Interest Film studies and Literature
Research Details (if any) Ph.D, from Bangalore University 2012 Batch, worked on the topic “Enhancing the Appreciation of British Novels through Visual Discourse a Pedagogical Method”. Ph.D Cousre work exam (2013) 68%  
Papers Presented in Seminars, Conference etc Papers Presented       1. Attended two days National Conference on Myth and Rituals in Indian Theatre as part of World Theatre Day and presented a paper on the topic “Myth and rituals in plays of Girish Karnad on 27th and 28th of March 2012, held at the Department of Performing Arts, Bangalore University. 2. Attended three days International Conference on the topic “Lexicogrammar and the New Millennium Learners” from 3-5 January 2013, presented a paper on the topic “Media and its Influence on English Learners”. 3. Attended two days National Seminar on ELT “English Language in Higher Education: Exploring Learner-Centered Approaches”, from 29th and 30th January 2013 and presented a paper on the topic “Learner Centred Approach and Evaluation”, conducted by Christ University, Bangalore. 4. Attended a National Conference on the topic “Trends in Indian English Literature” on 8th February 2013, and presented a paper titled “Transition in Indian Writing in English”, conducted by CMR Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore University. 5. Attended two days International Conference on the topic “Staging/Playing Gender: History, Theatre and Performance on 27th and 28th of March 2013. And presented a paper titled “Study of Portrait: A Visual Discourse, held at the Department of Performing Arts, Bangalore University. 6. Attended two days National Conference on the topic “Changing Attitudes towards Gender: Role of Literature”, on 23 and 24th August 2013, and presented a paper titled “Typesetting Gender: The Role of Literature in Breaking Away from Stereotypes. Conducted by AIMS College Peenya, Bangalore.     7. Attended two days National Conference on the topic “The Practice of Social Justice and Higher Education in India” held on 30th September and 1st October 2013 conducted by Bangalore University SC/ST Teacher’s Association, Bangalore University, Bangalore and presented a paper entitled “Dr. Ambedkar’s Vision of Higher Education and Dalit Emancipation”. 8. Attended two days National Seminar on the topic “Representing Human Life Transmutations in Literature Cinema and theatre conducted by Maharani’s Arts College, Sheshadri Road, Bangalore and presented a paper titled “The Influence of Literature on Cinema”. On 25th and 26th October 2013. 9. Attended one day National Seminar on the topic “Language and Literature: Significance in Under Graduate Courses on 26th April 2014, organized by Padmashree Institute of Management and Sciences and Bangalore University English Teachers’ Association, Bangalore and presented a paper titled “Role of Media in Popularizing English as a Means of Communication”. 10. Attended two days National Seminar on the topic “Alternative English Syllabus for UG Students: A Viable Option?”, held at Government First Grade College, Bangalore on 11th and 12th August 2014 and presented a paper titled “Addressing variant proficiency levels students in N M K R V Degree College”.    
Papers Published in Journals Paper Publication 1. Jean Rhys Novel Wide Sargasso Sea: “A Study of the Role of Dreams, Power of Thoughts and Images and an insight to the Film Adaptations of the Novella”, published in special issue on English Literature, Language and culture, Hosted by Vivekananda college, Kanyakumari. A peer reviewed, referred and quarterly journal with impact factor ROOTS International Journal of Multidisciplinary researches. ISSN, 2349-8684. 2. Presented and Published a paper titled “Addressing Variant Proficiency Levels Students in NMKRV Degree College” Published with ISBN No – 978-93-83192-52-6. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Alternative English Syllabus for UG Students: A Viable Option? On August 11-12, 2014. Organized by the Department of English, at Government First Grade College, K.R. Puram, Bengaluru. 3. Paper published in Journal of Literatures in English, Department of Studies and Research in English, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, on the topic “Influence of Cinema on Literature”. ISSN No. 0976-8262. 4. Paper published in ROOTS International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research. A peer Reviewed, Refereed and Quarterly Journal, Vol.7 no. 3 February 2021 on the topic “Mahabharatha: - Its Influence on Literature, Science and Visual Arts” with ISSN: 2349-8684. 5. Paper presented and published at One day National Level Seminar held on 4 May 2016 on “Higher Education in India – New Paradigms and Challenges” at Government First Grade College for Woman, Holenarasipura, Hassan District, on the topic “Adopting new methods of teaching in Higher education: Translation of Classic literature into films and learning through visual medium, with ISBN: 978-93-85629-18-1. 6. Paper presented and published at IIBS International Institute of Business Studies in Bhasha Sangama on the topic “Adapting novels and translating it to visual medium” with ISBN: 978-93-89146-19-6.  
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Additional responsibilities Worked in IGNOU as a faculty in the Department of English and as a academic coordinator from March 2018 till date, worked for 3 years. Co-coordinator for NSS in BMS College of Commerce and Management
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Events

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  • 2021-2022

  • 2020-21

  • 2019-20

  • 2018-19

  • 2017-18

  • 2016-17


Faculty and achievements

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Academic area of interest: Feminist literary criticism, cultural studies,performing arts.

Achievements:

  • Yakshagana artist, represented the college and Won first prize under indian solo dance in the international E-fest conducted for faculty.
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Academic area of interest: HINDI

Additional Responsibilities: Member of youth red cross , Women Empowerment Cell, editorial committee

Events

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  • 2021-2022

  • 2020-21

  • 2019-20

  • 2018-19

  • 2017-18

  • 2016-17


Faculty and achievements

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Academic area of interest: Languages, folklore, folk songs, folk medicine

Additional Responsibilities: Worked as conveyor of eco club, student welfare officer, and presently conveyor of music club

Report

Dr. Jyothi Hosurkar, Head of the Department for Kannada at Sivananda Sarma Memorial RV College, was invited as the Chief Guest to R.V college of Physiotherapy for the celebration of Kannada Rajyotsava on the 2nd, November 2021.


        
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Academic area of interest: Janapada and Kannada

Additional Responsibilities: Cultural committee and Youth Red Cross convenor

Achievements:

  • Shri Ranga Award for highest score in M.A. and Infosys Award for pursuing Ph.D.

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Academic area of interest: Kannada literature, poetry, and drama

Additional Responsibilities: Member of Ethics and Self-Governance Cell

Events

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  • 2021-2022

  • 2020-21

  • 2019-20

  • 2018-19

  • 2017-18

  • 2016-17


Faculty and achievements

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Academic area of interest: Educational psychology

Additional Responsibilities: Coordinator of National Civil Defense