Jan 2019 – Vol 1, Issue 1

Dr. A. Anitha Raj


Millions of graduates pass out of our universities every year, a rich vein of talent and resource for the industry to tap it. In this globalised world, there is always a demand for skilled work force to convert growth prospective into jobs and stable incomes. With millions of new job seekers entering the job market every year, skill development has become one of India’s burning priorities. Education is supposed to develop an integrated human being and prepare young people to perform useful function for society but when the society is changing from day today, it is difficult to know how to prepare and what to aim at. Education is more important, whereas skill based education is most important. Knowledge is something we acquire from reading and learning from books within classrooms, but skill-based education is learnt from experience. For a skill to be executed successfully knowledge is just the base. Indian universities and professional institutions send out millions of degree and diploma holders, most of them are unemployable because they lack the skills. This paper attempts to focus the significance of skill based learning in the curriculum. It also high lights the future scope of the skill based learning.

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A Critical Appreciation of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Eolian Harp

Mr. Arul Darwin


Abstract

The poem The Eolian Harp was addressed to Sarah Fricker whom the poet was about to marry. An Eolian harp was considered an indispensable possession for every poet. It was usually placed in a casement. The poets loved and valued it greatly. The music draw from it by the breath of nature was identified with the natural genius of the poet. In this poem, Coleridge says that the lute is lying length wise in the window. It is lovingly touched by the wayward wind and is producing a sweet musical sound. The music is sometimes low and sometimes loud, depending on the force of the wind. The music is as sweet and charming as the one produced by the fairies in the evening, when they glide on gentle winds from fairy land. The poem shows the wayward nature of the poet. The poet’s mind wanders and he says that all the objects of this living universe may be regarded as organic Harps of different shapes and designs. They are moved to think when they are stimulated and inspired by the all-pervading spirit of God. The poet confirms his faith in the orthodox Christian doctrines, and closes the poem by expressing his feelings of gratitude to God for giving him peace and all desires.

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Female Discrimination- An Investigation of Mahesh Dattani’s Tara

B.Thangamarimuthu


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The play Tara of Mahesh Dattani deals mainly with the theme of gender discrimination. The present paper attempts to argue and analyze the issue of discriminate upon women in the play. It story narrates about the twins, a boy, Chandan, and a girl, Tara, who is surgically separated to in favour of the boy. In fact, Tara becomes unable to survive and disadvantaged in every way and passes away. Tara is a tragedy of female discrimination. In most of the cases, twins have been recognized to have a touching connection that transcends other siblings. In the case of Tara, the emotional bond similarly exists, but is shattered forcibly separated by her mother Bharthi and her grandfather. She has been offered a worst type of oppression instead of giving equality even in the stage of a child. That leads her to utter oppression and finally she succumbs and dies. Hence, the paper studies some glimpses of gender discrimination in the play to bring forth awareness

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Tragic Pattern in Earnest Hemmingway’s For Whom The Bell Tolls

R. Malaichamy


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If For Whom The Bell Tolls is a kind of epic, it is above all a tragic epic. Like the Iliad, it may be seen as a study of doom. Madrid, like Troy, was fated to fall. Seventeen months of hindsight on the Spanish affairs helped to mature in Hemingway a feeling that the Republican defeat had been virtually inevitable. “The Spanish Civil War was really lost, of course,” wrote Hemingway in 1940. The paper delves to study the tragic pattern designed in the novel and killings in war.

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Richard III- A Machiavellian

R. Ganesh Kumar


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Richard III is undoubtedly the most villainous character in Shakespeare. He dominates the play, and all other characters are subordinate to him. Always in the center of the stage, he is the cynosure of all eyes. He is ambitious, and to fulfill his ambitious designs he is always ready to go to any length. His career is a series of horrors and crimes. That is the impression we carry about him but an astute critic like one can understand Richard’s rich intellect, his resources, his wit, he buoyant spirits, his vast knowledge and insight into characters, the poetry of his part, his lofty genius, his vast capacity, and accomplishment, all of which have been hidden by his crimes, haunting us all the while. The paper probes to identify the Machiavellian spirit of Richard III of Shakespeare.

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Assessment of English Language Teaching in Institutions

V.Pavithra


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English is a Universal language. It is the language of international business, international traffic control and the official language of many professional and international organizations. The present study attempts to know the level of English Language Teaching (ELT) in educational institutions, in addition it also aims at give some idea to institutions about the development of language among students. The data for the study was collected from twenty English literature and language teaching faculties. I hope this study will help the institutions to develop the language of their students.

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