HSS courses are offered during the preparatory year, semesters 3, 4, 5 as well as 8. Only preparatory courses are compulsory.

Course Number Course Name L-T-P-C
EN 001 Preparatory English 1 3-2-0-10
EN 002 Preparatory English 2 3-2-0-10


Preparatory Year

Preparatory English I

English communication skills; Basic aspects of language skills, modes of writing,comprehension & composition, pronounciation, vocabulary extension, word order
and structure of words; The fundamentals of grammer; textual pieces for literary appreiciation, non-traditional material; newspaper articles and advertisements.


1. K. Mohan and M. Raman, Effective English Communication, Tata McGraw Hill , 2000.

2. Wren and Martin, English Grammar and Compositions, S. Chand & Co. Ltd., 2001.

3. A. K. Mishra, Avoid Errors, L Bharathi Prakashan, 1998.

Preparatory English II

Forms of literature: drama, poetry, prose, essay and short stories; critical appreciation; letter writing, note taking, communicative skills; idioms and phrases;

1. G. Orwell, Animal Farm, Signet, 1988.

1.- P. M. Roget, Rogets International Thesaurus, Oxford University
Press, 1978.

2. R. Palgrave, Palgrave-s Golden Treasury, Palgrave, 1994.


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