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Ness Wadia College Of Commerce

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 1st 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 a 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 in 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 (CEFL) 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]

Features of Language Lab (CEFL):

  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.

Profile of department members:

Name Designation Qualification Area of Interest
Dr. Ravindra S. Mhasade
Associate Professor & Head, Department of English, M.Phil. & Ph.D. Research Guide M.A.(English),SET,Ph. D. English Language and Literature Teaching(ELLT), Business English, African-American Literature and Phule-Ambedkarite Literature
Ms.Krishna Sinhamahapatra
Ass. Professor M.A. (English), B.Ed., NET Literary Theory,Feminism,Victorian Literature,Phule-Ambedkarite Literature,Communicative English,Soft Skills

Professor In-charge- Hindi Diwas is celebrated on 14th September every year. The Department organizes various activities such as Hindi elocution competition, poetry reading, Advertisement writing, Essay writing competition etc. sending students for Inter college Competitions and Guest lectures. Students also participate in state level competition.

Name : Dr. (Ms.) Latika Jadhav

Designation : Lecturer in Marathi (Part-time)

Qualification : M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.

M.Phil. : Gurunath Dhuri yanchi kavita (University of Pune)

Ph.D. : Kashibai kanitkar kal ani kartutva (University of Pune)

We focus on developing spoken skills of students. Activities conducted by Marathi Wangmay Mandal (Marathi Literary Association) wallpaper Prerna and shabdotsav - A programme showcasing poetic talent of students’ recitation, elocution and debate. Students also participate in state & national level competition organized by various colleges and institutions.

Areas of Interest:
  • Reading Books
  • Writing Book Review for several Magazines
  • Translation of Marathi stories in Hindi
  • Taking Research project
  • Traveling and watching classical movies.
  • My publication

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