Department of English

Faculty Profile-adequacy and competency of faculty.

The Department of  ENGLISH is as old as the institution itself. Kanara College Society started Dr. A. V. Baliga College Of Commerce in 1966 to meet the growing needs of business education in North Kanara District. It is the first independent commerce college in the district and second one in the jurisdiction of Karnataka University, Dharwad. There after many colleges have been started. Over the years it had various luminaries such as Prof. B. H. Shanbhag, Prof. S. R. Narayanrao, Prof. G. S. Hosmane, Prof. R. W. Pai and Prof. K. H. Prabhu on its staff. As per the university guidelines Commerce is the single faculty college in which English is one of the optional subjects at first degree level. Again in 1998 when Karnataka University introduced BBA Course. Our college also started BBA to provide management education and there after the college is renamed as Dr.A.V.Baliga College Of Commerce and Business Administration. The English section is an aided one and the BBA is a self financed course. The Students of the department are well placed in different walks of life.

The faculty fulfills the eligibility conditions. The department has adequate and competent faculty. Each of the faculty besides teaching experience, papers presented at National Seminars and workshops. The department   provides to the students much needed guidance and support.

 

            Name of the teacher

Designation Qualification Research experience Teaching experience
1) Prof. T. G. Bhat

Associate Professor

M.A., M.Litt., P.G.D.T.E.  — 33 years

 2.         Student profile-entry level competencies, socio-economic status, language proficiency etc.

                        Students largely come from rural background and mostly proficient in Kannada, the regional language. They have working knowledge of English.

           

 

Year 2009 – 10

Year 2010-11

Sl.

No.

Class

SC

ST

OBC

General

Total

SC

ST

OBC

General

Total

1

B.com I

02

67

46

115

03

84

63

150

3.         Changes made in the courses or programmes during the past two years and the contribution of the faculty to those changes.

            Working as it does in the affiliating system. The department has no freedom to change the programme.

4.         Trends in the success and dropout rates of students during past two years.

            Year : 2009 – 2010

Year

Class

Appeared

Pass

% Result

Failed

 

 

 

 

 

 

December

2009

B.com I sem

115

86

74.78

29

Year

Class

Appeared

Pass

% Result

Failed

May 2010

B.com II

112

85

75.89

27

Year 2010-011

Year

Class

Appeared

Pass

% Result

Failed

December

2010

B.com I sem

150

137

91

13

Year

Class

Appeared

Pass

% Result

Failed

May 2011

B.com II

146

144

98.63

0

5.         Learning resources of the department-

            The central library has considerable collection of books and CD/DVDs related to English. The INFLIBNET Database E- Library is helping the students to access English Journals.

6.         Modern teaching methods practiced and use of ICT in teachingâ?? learning.

            The faculty had been adapting ICT aids teaching for select topics and seminars. Recently two Smart boards have been installed. Along with chalk and talk method of teaching, students are encouraged to learn through participatory seminars, workshops, group discussions, power point presentations, home assignments and project works.

7.         Participation of teachers in academic and personal counseling of students.

            Teachers of the department are always available to personal guidance to the students.

8.         Details of faculty development programmes and teachers who have been benefited during the past two years. 

Name of the Faculty No. of  Orientation /Refresher courses No.  of    Seminars

 / Workshops

No. of Conferences
Prof. T. G. Bhat

09

12

9.        Participation / Contribution of teachers to the academic activities including           

           teaching, consultancy and research.

Sl. No.

Faculty

Articles Books Minor research projects
1 Prof. T. G. Bhat

20

07

Applied

Articles Published

  1. â??Prajne : Ondu Adhyanaâ?(Translarion in Kannada) of a chapter of a Ph.D      Thesis, entitled â??Adwaita Vedantaâ?Â  and Modern Physicsâ? written by Dr.U.R                  Chandrashekharayya , published  by Shri Bhagwatpada Prakashana Swarnavalli Samsthana,Sonda ,Sirsi  2009(Page no .421- 467)
  2. Shri Vaagateeta Vishuddhatmaâ?-An article in â??DivyaDarshanaâ?a felicitation volume on late Shri Sarvajnendra Saraswati Swamiji of Swarnavalli Samsthana,Sonda ,Sirsi ,2010(Page no 292-296)
  3. â??Kannada Kattuva Bageâ? a poem in kannada published in Hosa               Dighantaâ? A daily paper from Mangalore
  4. â??Bagilu Sangeetaâ? a humorous article in kannada published in Tushar  a Monthly digest in kannada from Manipal.
  5. â??Ele Puraana â?? a humorous article published in Kasturi  Monthly digest in kannada from Hubli
  6. Late shri N.T Hegde a Biographical sketch published in Vanijya, college Magazine ,of  2005-06 (Page No. 03-12)
  7. Late Shri Dr.P.M Kamat a Biographical sketch published in Vanijya, college Magazine ,of  2005-06 (Page No. 40-43)
  8. â??Creativity in Independent Writingâ?, published in Vanijya, college Magazine ,of  2006-07 (Page No. 01-03)
  9. Reading and Employment – published in Vanijya, college Magazine ,of  2008-09(Page No. 08-11)
  10. Reading , Personality Development and Character,  published in Vanijya, college Magazine ,of  2009-10(Page No. 23-27)
  11. The Song of  Rangoli- a poem in English, published in Vanijya, college Magazine ,of  2009-10 (Page No. 28-29)
  12. Kanara College Society (R) : A Brief Account. published in Vanijya, Varidhi,Souvenir of UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar in our college in 2008 (Page No. 23-24)
  13. Valmiki Rama â?? Vyasana Krishna â??A comparative study of two super human character â?? a critical essay published in the book with the same title published by Nidhi Prakashana, Sagar,Dist-Shimoga in 2008(p.no 94-99)
  14. Five Luminaries â??Short Sketches of five scholars- published in the book â??Seema Darshanaâ? in 2008(p.no-96,99-101)
  15. â??Prathama Samrat and two novels of  Dr.K .Shivaram Karanth â??a comparative  study â??published in  the book â??Badukinachegoo-Badukidavaruâ? published by Hittalagida prakashna Bangalore 2011(p.no-159-164)
  16.  â??Shri Bhagavadgeeteya Vishwajaitra  Yatreâ? a series of articles on the impact of  Bhagwatgeeta on the world published inâ? Dhyeya-Nistha Patrakarta â?? a kannada weekly ,from Sirsi.From 5-03-2008 to 26-03-2008
  17.  â??The Geeta in Franceâ?.  An article published in â??Janamadyamaâ? a daily in sirsi 23-02-2008
  18.  A Preface to a collection of poems entitled â??Ondu Munjavuâ?by Shri K.P Bhat published in August 2011(P.NoV-VIII)
  19. A Poemâ? Lipi Anka Ityadi â?? is selected and included in â??Suvarna Kavyaâ? A volume of poem to commorate the Golden Jubilee celebration of Karnataka State,published by Karnataka Sahitya Akademi,Bangalore in 2008
  20. Challenges of  higher education  a paper presented in two days National seminar at Dr.A.V Baliga commerce college Kumta published in Souvenir,(P.No-20) 2011.

Consultancy :

1. Secretary of Abhinava Samskruthika vedike Kumta

2. Life member of Kannada sahitya parishath Banglore

3. Member of Editorial board of Sri Bhagvathpada Prakashana Svarnavalli, Sonda, Sirsi

4. Life Member, Svarnavalli Prabha Sonda, Sirsi

5. Life Member, Viveka    prabha Sri Ramkrishnashrama, Mysore

6.Member of Executive body DIET, Kumta

7. External Faculty, The English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad

  1. Editor of College Magazine â??Vanijyaâ? (for 4 times)

 

Books Published:

1)Avyaja Prithi(April 2006)

(Kannada,A Biography.)

2) Radiant Thoughts (July 2006)(English,Translation)

3) Thera Galige Medagara (May 2006)(Critical Essays)

4)Kili Kili (December 2006)

(Childrenâ??s Poems)

5)Anka,Lipi, Ithyadi

(Poems in Kannada)

(December 2009)

6) Kshana Kshanaku Hosabadukige,(J.K.â??s Philosophy in Kannada)

4th reprint(November 2009)

7) Aa Ee kshanagalu

(Lyrical Poems in Kannada)

2nd reprint (December 2009)