- Dr. Geeta Ajit
- Dr. Pooja Kundu
- Dr. Sushil Dhuldhar
The Language Lab was set up in 2012 at VESIT to improve the communication skills of the students through the use of various innovative techniques and strategies while using the advanced software available in the lab. As Brian Tracy has rightly emphasized about the importance of communication in one’s life, “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life”. To enable the students to attain this expertise in the use of language, integrated skills of ‘listening’, ‘speaking’, ‘reading’, and ‘writing’ was strengthened and reinforced through special sessions conducted by the faculty in charge to empower the students to use it efficiently and effectively in their daily lives. There are two offshoots of Language Lab VESLit and VESLang Circle.
The sessions conducted in the language lab especially benefited students who lack competency in English language as it fostered confidence-building for interviews and intra and inter collegiate competitive events.
VESLit Circle, was established as an extension of the language lab, to give further impetus to students who have great love and interest in English language and literature. While the activities in the Lab focused on improving the communication skills of those students who required assistance at enhancing their competency in the language, VESLit Circle was formed to engage those students who wished to engage ardently in literature and language activities and competitions at both intra and inter college level. Since its inception in 2015, every year, VESLit Circle holds Annual Literature Fest, The VESLit Week, which marks a week-long extravaganza, that includes online events like story writing, micro-fiction, poetry competitions etc. to offline competitions like skits, debates, elocution, quiz, mock parliament, films, etc. This fest has become one of the most popular events in the institute, and probably among the very few bodies which have events held in collaboration with establishments like The Union Bank of India and The Times of India . The popularity of VESLit week can be witnessed by the huge number of students who participate actively in all the competitions. These events help the students to not only build their courage to speak in public with confidence and poise, but also develop their critical thinking and nurture leadership skills.
Many students of VESIT have felt the need to improve their proficiency in English language as the time for placements draws near. Because of their inability to express their thoughts and views in English confidently, they fear that they would not be able to secure their dream job, despite having the requisite subject knowledge and exam score. They feared that they would be left behind in the race to find jobs in the dream companies that came to the institute to recruit fresh graduates.Thus there was a dire need for these students to find a source to build and work on this shortcoming. The VESLang Circle was founded to address this void felt by students.
Reports:VESLang 21 Report