The School of Languages plays a pivotal role in the curriculum design and development at VISTAS. It provides ample opportunities for the Under-Graduate students of all disciplines to hone their communication skills and develop their positive personality traits. The main objective of this School is to complement the core skills offered by various disciplines at VISTAS by adequately equipping students with effective communication Skills and Soft Skills which are essential to ensure a bright future for the students in today’s highly competitive job-market.
Further, this integral division of VISTAS gives utmost importance to the teaching of Life Skills to students by enhancing their language competency and literary sensibility in various languages in general and English, the lingua franca of the world, in particular. In sum, this School plays a crucial role in imparting Communication Skills to the young learners aided by the dedicated members of the faculty, innovative programs and adequate library resources. Personalized coaching and remedial classes for the slow learners outside the working hours are the hallmarks of this Division.
The School of Languages comprises of the Department of English, Tamil, Hindi and French which provide a wide choice, when it comes to the selection of the second language.
The Department of English facilitates the acquisition of English Communication Skills and Soft skills with ample scope for personality development and employability skills for the students. Students are trained to articulate and express with a view to enable them to meet the challenges of today’s competitive environment and emerge to be highly employable to prove their mettle in their respective careers.
The Department of English offers Soft Skills course (two semesters) for Post-Graduate students (M.Sc Chemistry,Bio-Chemistry and MCA) and for all Under- Graduate students during the third and fourth semesters.
The English Department also offers (a) M.A., English , (b) M.Phil., and Ph.D., English. Particularly, the M.A., English programme is a comprehensive course covered in four semesters with a great deal of employment potential. Almost all the important aspects of the literatures of various countries in English are included in the curriculum. The Syllabus also includes job-oriented subjects like English for Business Communication and English for Competitive Examinations.. The main focus is on honing the communication skills and Soft Skills of the students with a view to make them job-ready. The course provides the students with an opportunity to equip themselves for Competitive examinations such as UGC, SLET, UPSC, TNPSC & Bank examinations.Beside the UG ,PG,M>Phil and Ph.D programmes, the department also offers a Certificate Course in Spoken English as a value added course and admission to this course is open to all students both from within and outside.