The two day conference entitled‘english studies: skill development for sustainable growth’,shall explore and enquire into the multi-layered outreach of the english language, through rigorous and robust brainstorming. In a global market a product or a service is more likely to succeed when it is customized not only for its immediate milieu but also for global usage. Will not the same be true for the skills in regard to the english language?

It is an established fact that there are three groups of skills taught by any university degree.the first is key skills,the basic transferable skills taught,these are: communication skills; numeracy; the use of information technology and learning how to learn. The second group of skills is cognitive skills common to any humanities degree and the third group is subject specific skills, which one learns only from a specific subject.

Studying english literature tutors one to scrutinize multifaceted information with the help of sophisticated and urbane ideas and theories. That facility to comprehend, replicate, critique and assess and then merge one’s conclusion evidently is indispensable to many varieties of jobs, as is the skill to construct and defend an argument.literature through its myriad activities expands writing, communication, and management skills. The investigative and communiqué abilities that an english degree provides are called‘transferable skills’: they’re constructive in almost any profession.

The need of the hour demands a reassessment and a reconsideration of the three-tiers of english studies: literature, language and communication leading to sustainable skill development.

This conference seeks to find out strategies and dwell upon methodologies that revolutionize the teaching learning process to assist skill development by reflecting on practices, to stimulate independent thinking, teamwork and co-operation.

Call for paper

Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2016-12-25

Topics of submission

The conference would invite scholarly papers and deliberations on the following areas:
1. Global trends in soft skills development: challenges and common forces
2. English studies: blurring boundaries (theatre, media: print, electronic and social, film studies, social sciences,)
3.Culture studies
4.English as a language of skills: from “text” to “world of work”
5. English in the classroom: theory meets practice
6. Leadership traits and soft skills
7. English studies: agents of change
8. English language, literature and communication: retrospect and prospect
9. English and environment: eco-critical perspectives


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  • Dr. Anupriya Roy Srivastava