UGC Remedial Programme : Spoken English and Grammar for SC,ST,OBC(Non-Creamy Layer ) and Minority students commenced in the month of August, 2018 and continued till 15th of November, 2018. The programme offered Basic and Advanced English basing on the level of the English knowledge of the students. Tutors finished complete syllabus besides conducting oral tests in the class and written tests at the end of every week. The learning group comprised students ranging from integrated study to the research programme. The students participated in the programme with enthusiasm for learning spoken English and grammar given the significance of the communication skills required in both academic and administrative interactions. Spoken English helps the students articulate their subject fluently and grammatically, which would certainly make a difference while facing interviews for jobs, conducted by both public and private organizations in the competitive world.

Some students regularly attended the classes with academic spirit and some others could not do due to a series of assignments given to them in their respective departments and schools. Due to a clash of timings of the other two programmes –Entry into service and JRF and NET coaching which the spoken English students too opted for. These could be the reasons attributable to the decreasing strength of the students in the class. Some students, braving such inevitable happenings, continued to be regular in the class, who deserve appreciation. Such students scored good marks leading to excellent grades to their satisfaction.

Weekend tests were conducted in both the Basic English and the Advanced English to evaluate the weeklong learning of the subject by the students. Apart from the periodical evaluation, a main examination was also conducted for 100 marks on line of the end semester examinations. Grades were allotted to the students based on their performance gauged by marks in the examination. Not so liberal but reasonable and encouraging valuation was done. Transparency in the award of grades was strictly followed corresponding to the total number of marks obtained by a student. Qualitative M.A grading pattern was followed.

In a meeting held on 16-11-2018, Coordinator of the programme, attended by a host of the students including tutors, distributed the certificates in recognition to the performance of the students in the course organized for more than three months. The programme came to an end on an encouraging note in the current semester.

By Dr.J.Bheemaiah, Programme Coordinator