CKM ARTS & SCIENCE COLLEGE, WARANGAL
DEPARTMENT OF TELUGU
The Department of Telugu of this college was started in the academic year 1968 as a second language for Degree courses and as modern language for B.A I, II, III year students. Spoken language of Andhrapradesh predominantly is Telugu and development of this language in our universities need not be over emphasized.
The Department initiators were eminent personalities like
Professor Perwaram Jagannadham
(Principal of this college who later distinguished himself as Vice chancellor, Potty Sree Ramulu Telugu University for a term).
Dr.P.Varavara Rao (former Head of the Department is a renewed progressive poet of the state).
Dr.G.Venkataratnam (Author of many books , has done research in encyclopedias and the same is prescribed as reference material for post graduate students).
Dr.Vanam Madhusudhan (Has done research in one act plays and the same is prescribed as reference book for PG students. He is very popular as a writer, Director and Actor and has produced many TV Serials).
The Department provides excellent learning through its highly qualified and dedicated faculty members, abundantly supported by library, catering to the needs of students. At present the Department has 5(Five) experienced lecturers all of whom are Ph.D holders. Gradual development in the Department is reflected vide the following aspects.
P.G course was started in 1991 with Encyclopedia, Nataka rangam and journalism as special papers and so far 500 students have passed out of this department.
Research students are guided by the staff members of the department And 11 Ph.Ds, 3 M.Phils have been awarded so far.
About 100 literary books are written by staff members of the Department.
Most of the staff members are working as resource persons in Open University SDLCE, Radio and TV stations.
Dr.K.Vijaya Laxmi Reader and Head of the Department is member, Board of Studies, Department of Telugu, Kakatiya University, Warangal.
Dr.K.Vijaya Laxmi Reader and Head of the Department is Research Supervisor for six Research Scholars.
Four P.G students of the department being topers of the University were awarded gold medals.(1991-93,1994-96,1995-97,2000-2002).
Several Alumni are working as Lecturers/Teachers/Journalists and T.V anchors.
Refresher course was conducted by Telugu department with other language departments, the subjects being “Linguistics and Culture” from 24 September to 14 October 2001.
In addition to the regular teaching work the department has been actively engaged over the years in conducting state level seminars to the benefit of the students.
The Department has conducted the following State Level Conferences.
State Level Seminar on “Telugu Natakarangam Rachana-Prayogam” in 21,22 March, 1987.
“Pathrika Rachana- Parinama Vikasalu” 23,24 Feb 1996.
“Telangana Samakalika Rajakiya, Sanskruthika Udyamalu” 13,14 November 1998.
“Patrika Rachana-Varthamana Dhoranalu Charcha Gosti” 28-08-2002 (Sponsored by UGC).
“Adhunika Telugu Sahity Vimarsha” (Sponsored by KU) 18 June,2004.
The department also is actively involved in Assessing the students progress from time to time by conducting periodical
tests, giving assignments on various topics. The department organizes Padhya Pattanam and Quiz competition under the supervision of faculty members to improve their communicative skills. Student’s seminars are also conducted to improve the student’s presentation skills. To the benefit of students extension lecturers are also arranged by inviting University Professors and eminent scholars. Rallies were also organized by students on AIDS for better awareness of one and all. The college cultural committee is always coordinated by staff members of Telugu Department and Inter collegiate drama competitions are conducted periodically.
The Department has conducted a study tour on literary aspects of thousand pillar temple and Amaravathi temple and the students are able to observe the inscriptions and the monuments.
In conclusion the department is actively engaged in all developmental activities of Students to give an impetus for their appreciation and understanding of not only discipline in life but also for attaining knowledge so essential for their becoming enlightened citizens.
As per the almanac issued by the Kakatiya University, Warangal the academic schedule is prepared and followed strictly. The staff regularly maintains the teaching diaries, synopsis and attendance registers. All these academic records are regularly scrutinized by in-charge of the department and the principal.
All the Universities of Andhra Pradesh are following common-core syllabus and as there is no flexibility to change the syllabus, the Department of Telugu has included some additional curricular inputs to give extra information to the students.
Depending on the performance of students, they are classified as slow learners, medium learners and advanced learners. For slow learners remedial coaching for medium learner’s assignments and for advanced learners some project works are assigned to improve their skills.
Student’s seminars are conducted every year for all the students to make them learn the subject along with presentation skills. Unit tests and assignments are regularly conducted for all the students for assessing their subject knowledge. A separate register is maintained to record the marks. Half-yearly and pre-final examinations are also conducted to train the students for university examinations.
Remedial classes are conducted to make the weak and failed students catch up with other students.staff members are actively involved in creative writing.
Project work have been taken up by the UG &PG students under the supervision of the faculty members.Involvement: Our Faculty members have been actively involved in organizing students educational tours, acting as N.S.S pos as students union advisors and in serving on other communities of the college.
Women Empowerment cell is established 5 years-ago, and 45 day vocational training certificate course is organised by the lady staff members of our department. The girl student’s beneficiaries of the cell have been taught to carn while you learn.