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2104, 2022

KSOL organized first on-campus competition on poster presentation titled ‘Shuffling Shakespeare’

KIIT School of Languages (KSOL) organized an on campus poster presentation competition entitled Shuffling Shakespeare on 19th April, 2022. This event was organized in April to mark the birth anniversary of William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon. The competition preceded by an exhibition of the posters.

The event was graced by Dr. Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty, Hon’ble Registrar of KIIT Deemed to be University, who appreciated the efforts of the organizers and the choice of the theme for the event.  Shuffling Shakespeare was organized by Prof. Debanjali Roy, Asst. Professor, KSOL, and Ms. Shatabdi Mishra, student of M.A. in English,(Fourth Semester), KSOL. The event was arranged […]

Event: Virtual Induction Meeting For 4th Session of Language Proficiency Certificate Courses

Date: 22 October 2021

KIIT School of Languages (KSOL) organized 4th Virtual Induction Meeting to formally welcome 113 students from different Schools & Departments of the KIIT Group of Institutions to nine different Language Proficiency Certificate courses of the Fourth Session (October-December, 2021). The event was graced by Dr. Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty, Registrar, KIIT-DU; Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar, Director General-R&D; Prof. (Dr.) Harekrishna Satapathy, Former Vice Chancellor, KISS DU; and Dr. Biswajit Das, Dean, KSOL. The session was initiated and moderated by Mr. Sameer Kumar Das, Deputy Director, KSOL.

The fourth session registered a total 113 enrolments from 14 different Schools of KIIT Group including KISS, KIMS, Faculty Members, Staff and their relatives. The Schools of Computer Engineering, Law and Electronics Engineering are the biggest contributors for the fourth session admissions with 28, 21 and 12 enrolments respectively. French, Japanese and German become the top three language preferences with admissions of 23, 22 and 19 respectively. Spanish, Communicative English, IELTS Preparatory and Odia had enrolments of 14, 12, 9 and 11 respectively.

All the 9 language trainers – Dr. Trupti Mishra (Sanskrit), Ms Sally Saleh (Arabic), Ms Amrita Chhotaroy (Communicative English), Ms Suchismita Bastia (IELTS Preparatory), Ms Prajna De Nandi (Japanese), Dr. Pramodini Jena (Odia), Mr Pravin Kumar Gupta, (German), Mr Asit Swarnakar (Spanish) and Mr Subhrangshu Mohanty (French) welcomed their respective students for the upcoming session.

Event: Online Panel Discussion on IELTS Preparatory

Date: 07 October 2021

KIIT School of Languages (KSOL) organized an Online Panel Discussion and Q&A Session titled “IELTS Preparatory-Ask the Experts” on 7th October 2021. The IELTS Orientation event is organized by British Council Certified IELTS Trainers, Suchismita Bastia and Amrita Chhotaroy, in association with Venkatakrishnan Karthik, a student of Mechanical Engineering and an IELTS (Academic) Achiever. Dr Biswajit Das, Dean, KSOL gave the welcome remark by highlighting the significance of taking on-time preparatory classes from experts to score good grades in IELTS, the highly on-demand English certification test required by almost all prominent Universities worldwide. The session was initiated by Mr. Sameer Kumar Das, Deputy Director, KSOL.

Panel Discussion was moderated by Amrita Chottaroy who started with a power-point presentation on IELTS followed by 30 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the panellists. Karthik who got an impressive 7.5 Band Score in the IELTS (Academic) Exam held this September, which qualifies him to every reputed Universities globally, answered most of the questions on requisite mindset and preparedness for sailing across IELTS. He attributed his success to the rigorous and personalized IELTS coaching he received from KSOL.  Q&A session with the audience was highly enriching, interactive and informative with satisfactory responses to all the queries asked by interested students.

Event: Orientation Lecture on ‘Opportunities in Japan’

Date: 05 October 2021

KIIT School of Languages (KSOL) in association with NEC Japanese Language Academy (NJLA), New Delhi organized online orientation lecture “Japan – A Window of Opportunities” on 5th October 2021. Dr. Biswajit Das, Dean, KSOL gave the inaugural address about benefits of learning Japanese and welcomed the guest speakers from NJLA and the student participants.

The orientation event helped the audience to know how learning Japanese Language can improve career prospects.

The presenters of the orientation lecture were Ms. Srishti Arora, Manager and Sales Head, NJLA and Ms. Kazue Khurana, Deputy Head of Academics, NJLA. Ms. Srishti Arora is a Japanese language expert with more than 10 years of experience working in a Japanese organization. Ms. Kazue Khurana is a Native Japanese Language and Cultural trainer with more than 25 years of experience in Japan, India and the United States.

An elaborate presentation on NEC Group’s activities in India and Indo-Japan business engagement with scope of career avenues was done by Ms. Srishti through slides and quizzes. She highlighted the demand of Indian talents in Japan and the prerequisites to get job opportunities in the Japanese industry. Ms. Kazue Khurana, the native trainer, presented on some key aspects of Japanese language which is similar to Hindi and how it is easier for Indians to understand and learn the language and culture of Japan.

More than 200 participants joined this highly informative and interactive Japanese orientation lecture.  Audience asked several questions to the experts from NEC Academy and got satisfactory replies. The session was initiated and moderated by Mr Sameer Kumar Das, Deputy Director, KSOL.

Event: Valedictory Meeting for 3rd Batch Students of Language Proficiency Course

Date: 02 October 2021

KIIT School of Languages (KSOL) organized an online Valedictory Meeting for the 3rd Batch (July-September, 2021) students of Certificate Course in Language Proficiency & Skill Development on successful completion of their course on 2nd October 2021. The meeting was graced by Dr. Samaresh Mishra, Director-Student Affairs, KIIT Deemed to be University and Dr. Biswajit Das, Dean, KSOL.

All the eight foreign language trainers- Ms Suchismita Bastia (IELTS Preparatory); Dr. Pramodini Jena (Odia); Ms Sally Saleh (Arabic); Ms Amrita Chottaroy (Communicative English); Mr Subhrangshu Mohanty (French); Ms Prajna De (Japanese); Mr Asit Swarnakar (Spanish) and Mr Pravin Gupta (German) – shared their valuable teaching experience and the development imparted to students in a short span through interactive sessions and comprehensive syllabus.

Several students expressed gratitude to their respective trainers for excellent teaching and guidance and commended the efforts of the School of Languages while sharing positive feedback on overall course delivery. The staff and faculty members who opted for various language courses like Prof. Dipanwita Sinha, Assistant Professor, KIIT Law School; Prof. Bibhudatta Sahoo, Assistant Professor, School of Yoga; Prof. Ganaraj PS, Assistant Professor, School of Electronics Engineering and Sumanta Parija, Executive Trainee, ICT Cell also shared their comments and feedback.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Samaresh Mishra congratulated all the students and their trainers for successful completion of the course. Dr. Biswajit Das encouraged the students to pursue excellence in building language and soft skills which are required globally for a successful career.

Event: Webinar on ‘Relevance of Sanskrit in Contemporary Society’

Date: 25 September 2021

In order to promote learning of Sanskrit Language among students and youth for attaining personal and professional excellence, KIIT School of Languages (KSOL) organized an orientation webinar titled “Relevance of Sanskrit in Contemporary Society and its Scientific Dimensions” on 25th September 2021. A team led by Prof. (Dr.) Harekrishna Satapathy, Former Vice Chancellor of National Sanskrit University Tirupati and KISS Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar made the presentation for the webinar.

Prof. Satapathy is a renowned educationist and eminent scholar and an expert in Ancient Indian Literature, Ancient Indian Ethics and Jurisprudence with over 40 years of experience in teaching and educational administration. Dr Biswajit Das, Dean, KSOL graced the session with the welcome remark and encouraging words for the aspiring students.

During his one-hour talk, Prof. Satapathy covered the whole gamut of subjects involving Sanskrit as a medium of communication since the advent of humanity which also marked its influence on early European language of Latin and Greek. Projecting Sanskrit beyond the purview of religion, he cited examples of Vedic chanting by Sanskrit scholars to initiate proceedings in the U.S. Senate to explain to explain the universal appeal of the language. He also set examples of how the ancient Indian Jurisprudence of Dharma and Satya has dominated today’s system of Governance and Justice through their motto of  Satyameva Jayate (Truth alone triumphs) and Yato Dharmastato Jayaḥ (whence justice (dharma), thence victory) respectively derived from Upanishads written in Sanskrit. He stressed on the pursuit for learning of Sanskrit along with professional studies to enrich our day-to-day life for attaining a healthy lifestyle as well as spiritual, intellectual & economical well-being.

Around 200 people attended the seminar. The Q & A session was very interactive where many students asked their genuine concerns.

Event: Online Lecture on the title “An Introduction to Romanticism”

Date: 24 August 2021

School of Languages, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar organized a virtual lecture on “An Introduction to Romanticism” on 24th August 2021. Dr. Nishi Pulugurtha was invited as the resource person for the lecture. Dr. Pulugurtha is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, West Bengal.

Dr. Pulugurtha presented an audio-visual lecture on the central tenets of Romanticism, starting with a talk about Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria, as well as about the great contributions of female artists, poets, and writers like Anna Barbauld, Charlotte Smith Mary Robinson, Hannah More, Anna Seward, Helen Maria Williams. She talked about how romanticism is based on the principle of organic growth, and is characterized by imagination, expression of emotions, feeling for nature, new interest in external nature, an interest in man and the relation of man to God, and interest in the human soul. The lecture came to an end beautifully by discovering one of the lesser-known works of romanticism that we all knew as a child, ‘The Star’ rhyme by Jane Taylor.

The lecture was followed by a Q & A session moderated by Ms. Akankhya Sahu and Ms. Simran Das, students of B. A. in English. Questions comprised discussions of the concepts integral to German and British romanticism. The vote of thanks was gracefully delivered by Ms. Simran Das.

The event was organised by a team of students from UG and PG programmes of English, namely, Ms. Ranjita Majumder, Ms. Vaishali Gupta, Ms. Akankhya Sahu, Ms. Esther Olive, Ms. Pratyushi Priyadarshini, Ms. Sarbani Sengupta, Ms. Simran Das and Ms. Naazia Gulnar. The lecture was a result of the guidance of Hon’ble Dean, KSOL, Dr. Biswajit Das and coordination of Prof. Debanjali Roy, who conceptualized and curated the academic event.

The lecture was graced by the presence of Dr. Sahel Md Delabul Hossain, the Academic Coordinator of the School of Languages and other faculty members of the School. Attended by students, scholars and academics across the country, the event garnered appreciation and highly positive response from the audience.

Event: Online Lecture on the title “World Literatures and Web 2.0” 

Date: 17 August 2021

 KIIT School of Languages (KSOL) successfully organized an online lecture on the title “World Literatures and Web 2.0” which was delivered by Dr. Koel Mitra, Assistant Professor, The Neotia University, Kolkata.  The lecture aimed to explore the relationship between the interconnections among different literary fields and cultures and the interactive platform of Web 2.0.

Dr. Mitra began the lecture by defining Web 2.0 as a multidirectional model where the server and the user both can contribute, as opposed to the unidirectional model of Web 1.0. She clarified that instead of discussing the digital archives and digitization processes of literary and non-literary texts which are few of the common research areas in the field of digital humanities, she would be focusing on digital writing and how it changed the notion of authorship and copyright, as it has been understood by conventional market.

The lecture addressed the issues of collaborative authorship and the way it challenged the traditional method of reading and readership, where the typicality of context-text-supplement is questioned and reversed. Dr. Mitra used the example of the multilingual platform of Wikipedia, where multiple authors contribute to creating a text, the language is standardized and the readers are allowed to modify the content.

The lecture was followed by a lively interaction session and many from the audience asked questions on field literature as well as digital humanities. To answer a question on the availability and accessibility of digital media to the indigenous communities of different countries, Dr. Mitra acknowledged the existence of the digital divide and said that the divide existed even before the advent of the internet. However, she expressed her hope that one day, people would overcome the divide and welcome Web 3.0. She also addressed questions on the issues of surveillance and moderation in Web 2.0.

The Online Lecture was attended by people from different Educational Institutes from India and abroad and all of them expressed their willingness to attend more of such lectures and webinars. The event was moderated by Ms. Prerna Guha, a student of M.A. in English, KIIT-DU. The poster of the Webinar was designed Ms. Vaishali Gupta, M.A. English and logistics were handled by Ms. Shatabdi Mishra, M.A. English.

The event was graced by Dr. Biswajit Das, Dean, School of Languages and other faculty members from the School. The Online Lecture was organized and curated by Dr. Gourab Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, School of Languages. The lecture commenced with a Welcome Address by Honorable Dean, followed by an Introductory Speech by the hosts, and the introduction of the speakers. The programme was well-curated and managed by a team of students.

Event: KIIT School of Languages organized wellness webinar on OM Chanting for Stress Management

Date: 06 August 2021

KIIT School of Languages (KSOL) successfully organized a wellness webinar on “OM Chanting and its impact on Stress Management” for students, faculty members and staff of the University. The talk was presented by Dr Biswa Bandita Kar, Dean, School of Yoga, KIIT who explained the healing effect of Pranayam particularly OM Chanting on the human body and mind through cosmic vibrations and awakening of Kundalini Chakras to overcome stress & physical ailments.

While mentioning the transcendental effect of OM Chanting, Dr Kar elaborated the physiological influence of Pranayam and meditation due to which secretion of the body’s stress hormone, Cortisol, gets reduced to 85% if a person chants OM 108 times a day. OM chanting helps in generation of B-Cell and T-Cell which builds the immune system and minimizes the harmful effect of stress hormones.

She said the Yogic mental therapy of OM chanting, meditation and sound vibrations helps in improving cognitive functions like memory, concentration, perception and learning efficiency. Due to OM chanting secretion of Melatonin hormone increases which results in good and stress free sleeping with proper circadian rhythm and synchronizing effect of Delta waves from brain in less amplitude. She also explained how the vibrational aura of OM chanting arouses  consciousness and helps in realizing the Turiya state of Sleeping i.e. pure consciousness as mentioned in Mandukya Upanishad which is a combination of earlier 3-states of awake, dream-filled sleep and deep sleep.

Dr Kar suggested the therapy of pressing each finger tips 20 times a day to get relief from stress, sleeplessness, high blood pressure and sugar related problems.  She said OM chanting creates vibrations in the 5 –points of the spinal cord which has a healing effect in back pain, ageing issues, ailments related to spinal cord.

The session was initiated and moderated by Mr Sameer Kumar Das, Deputy Director and Dr Biswajit Das, Professor & Dean, KIIT School of Languages gave the welcome remark by highlighting the immense contribution of Dr B. B. Kar for research and projects in diversified fields of science, spirituality and yoga.

Dr Sahel Md Delabul Hossain, Assistant Professor and Coordinator, KSOL concluded the session with his observations and responses towards the far-reaching benefits of meditation and OM chanting for maintaining the  physio-neuro-spiritual  order of life. He extended a vote of thanks to the speaker and audience on behalf of the KIIT School of Languages.

Event:  Welcoming & Orientation Programme on the 2nd Year (3rd Semester) Entry of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

Date: 26 July 2021

School of Languages, KIIT (Deemed to be University) organized the Students’ Orientation Programme for the Undergraduate (B.A. English Hons.) and Postgraduate (M.A.) courses of Third Semester (Autumn 2021-2022) on July 26, 2021.

KSOL dedicates the first day of the session to welcome the students to the beginning of their journey to a new academic session and encourages for the specified necessity of maintaining a positive attitude towards learning, compassion for humanity and for overall wellbeing. The programme deliberates on the academic course plans of the semester, the course curriculum, pedagogy, course outcomes and the activities students will be engaged in across the semester.

The programme helps clarify the nuances of the course and the pedagogic practices, students’ expectations and observations. The timetable, syllabus, course plan and activity calendar were circulated on the same day. The students shared their experiences of the last academic session and thanked the combined, meticulous efforts of all the members of the school for their contribution to their academics, co-curriculars and overall well-being.

The programme ended with vibrant interactions among students, staff and faculty members of the school.

Event: Virtual Academic Audit (2020-21) organized for KIIT School of Languages

Time: 23 July 2021

Online Academic Audit (2020-21) for different programs at the School of Languages, KIIT-DU was organized on 23nd July, 2021. The purpose of the academic audit was to ensure qualitative measures for Online Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation followed at the school. The expert auditor, Dr. Prafulla Chandra Rath, Associate Prof of English, Principal, Kamala Nehru Women’s College Bhubaneswar, Odisha was welcomed by Prof. Tanmoy Putatunda, Assistant Professor, School of Languages.

Dr. Sahel Md Delabul Hossain, Assistant Professor & Coordinator, School of Languages introduced the School and its programmes and courses to the auditor. Prof. Rath had an inquisitive session with Dr. Biswajit Das, Dean, School of Languages; the presenter of the School’s Academic report Dr. Sahel Md Delabul Hossain; and the other faculty members of the school. Dr. Rath was very much appreciative about the teaching-learning methods the School has adopted and savoured during the academic session 2020-2021.

Dr. Rath also emphasized on refreshers courses and workshops for the faculty members of the school and also suggested to map them as in regular academic activity. He also stressed on the need for research culture. He also made constructive suggestions for modular course structure and pyramid style department functioning.

Prof. Debanjali Roy, Prof. Tanmoy Putatunda, Prof. Subhrangshu Mohanty, Prof. Pravin Gupta and Dr. Gourab Chatterjee also engaged in the interaction and discussed the innovative practices in the School. Mr. Sameer Kumar Das, Deputy Director elaborated on the Language Proficiency Courses (quarterly programmes) that the school offers. Dr. SMD Hossain was assisted by the team of the faculty members in compiling data. The session ended with a final audit report compilation and a Vote of Thanks.

Event: Talk Show Organized by School of Languages and School of Humanities

Title: The Truth of Writing: Let Our Stories be Told

Date:  17th July 2021

School of Humanities, and School of Languages KIIT (Deemed to be University), together organized a Talk Show on “The Truth of Writing: Let Our Stories be Told”with two contemporary Indian English Authors Ms. Jashodhara Chakraborti and Mr. Durjoy Choudhury. The interaction intended on sharing of experience by the speakers as contemporary writers, and also on notes of inquisition from the students and the audience.The Talk Show was full of lively interactions among the speakers, hosts and the audience.

The event was graced by Dr. Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty, Registrar KIIT (Deemed to be University) Bhubaneswar; Dr. Biswajit Das, Dean, School of Languages; Prof. A K Sen, Dean in-Charge, School of Humanities and Dr. Sukanta Chandra Swain, Associate Dean, School of Humanities.

The Talk Show was organized and curated by Dr. Sahel Md Delabul Hossain (Convener), Assistant Professor of School of Humanities, and Coordinator, School of Languages, and Dr. Gourab Chatterjee (Co-Convener), Assistant Professor, School of Languages. The talk show commenced with Introductory Speech by the hosts, and the introduction of the speakers. The programme was well curated and managed by team of student from the School of Languages.

Event: Virtual Induction Meeting Organized for Students of 3rd Session Language Proficiency Certificate Course

Date:  14th July 2021

KIIT School of Languages (KSOL) organized a Virtual Induction Meeting to formally welcome 129 students from different Schools and Departments of the KIIT Deemed to be University to its eight different Language Proficiency Certificate courses of the Third Session (July – September 2021). The event was graced by Dr. Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty, Registrar, KIIT-DU; Dr Biswajit Das, Dean, KSOL and Dr. Saranjit Singh, Director-IEC & Placements. They encouraged the newly joined students with their remarks and insight on industry perspectives of foreign language learning.

The Third Session registered a total 129 enrolments from 15 different Schools of KIIT-DU, faculty members, staff and their relatives. The Schools of Computer Engineering, Law and Electronics Engineering are the biggest contributors for the Third Session admissions with 34, 28 and 17 enrolments respectively. German, French and Spanish become the top three language preferences with admissions of 28, 27 and 22 respectively. Japanese, Communicative English and Arabic courses had enrolments of 13, 11 and 3 respectively. Two new courses did fairly well with enrolment of 9 for Odia language and 16 for Advanced English (IELTS Preparatory).

All the seven language trainers namely Ms. Amrita Chhotaroy (Communicative English & IELTS Preparatory); Ms. Sally Saleh (Arabic); Dr. Pramodini Jena (Odia); Mr. Subhrangshu Mohanty (French); Ms. Prajna De Nandi (Japanese); Mr. Asit Swarnakar (Spanish); and Mr. Pravin Kumar Gupta (German) welcomed their respective language students with encouraging words.