HINDI

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           The department of Hindi was started in the year 1981 when the college came into existence. Though a single member department, Sri A.Yerri Swamy worked hard to provide quality education in Hindi language and literature under part – I (b) of three year B.A. /B.Com./B.Sc. degree courses till he retired in December 2011. Since the beginning, with a strong commitment, the department adopted student centered strategies in true letter and spirit in imparting knowledge in Hindi language and literature. At present the department is taken care of by Smt. G.Padmavathi. An eminent teacher she is pursuing Ph.D., on Modern literature in Hindi Women criticism.

           The department is catering to the needs of a student strength of 46 of  I and II year UG courses. Most of the students are from Anantapur district, the economically backward area of Rayalaseema region. Majority of them are women. After the college having gained Autonomous status, the Board of Studies of the department frames the curriculum and the Academic Council of the college ratifies it. The pass percentage of students is around 98%. The percentage of students who reach the universities is around 2%.  The faculty encourages the students to prepare charts on Literary Events, Poets and Epics, to participate in seminars, group discussions and literary competitions in and outside the college.  The students are encouraged to develop creative writing.   The department makes it a point to monitor the progress of the students by getting feedback from them with regard to the curriculum teaching-learning-evaluation. The students are at liberty to approach the department for any kind of help they needed to understand the subject. The faculty regularly conducts seminars, guest lectures and group discussions. Flash cards and charts are used to make the learning of Hindi more graphic and to retain the subject in memory effectively and to make the teaching lively and interesting.  Besides, the faculty and the students participate in extension activities such as clean and green programmes, blood donation camps, plantation, awareness programmes regarding superstitions and diseases. Recently retired teacher Sri A. Yerriswamy was the Controller of Examinations for five years.    

           The alumni of the department (some names are given in the report) have been serving in various state, central government and private organizations (both in India and abroad) in such cadres as administrators, lecturers and teachers. They often come to the college and meet the present students and share their views with them with regard to the subject and institution. They express happiness about the performance of the department. The Correspondent of the college, Sri P.L.N. Reddy makes it a point to visit the department and monitor the progress of the department. He is happy with the performance of the department.

           In a nut shell, the department is a reputed one in the college. There are opportunities for the department to expose students to guest lectures and interaction with eminent teachers from various colleges. The department has plans to conduct a National Seminar, to get a special Hindi course in B.A.

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