The Department was established in 1980 as a part of the Institute of Engineering primarily focusing on improving the soft skills – Communication and Personality Development –students of engineering. From the inception of the Institute, special care has been taken to develop language skills of those coming from rural background. The curriculum has been revised to suit the requirements of employers.
The state-of-the-art Language Laboratory helps the students update their language skills in English. This also helps them in their preparation for GRE, TOFEL, IELTS, etc. in their academic progression. Also, the course design for language and communication lab aims at the students achieving competence in English language that would help them in getting lucrative employment.
The dedicated and experienced staff in the department strive not only to improve the language competence of the students, but also take up research activities. The thrust areas of research in the department are English language teaching and Indian English Writing. The faculty have published research papers and undertook research projects funded by UGC.
The department organizes “SAMSKRUTHI”, a platform for cultural activities. Department’s Wall Journal enables students exhibit their literary as well as artistic talents.