The Instructor: Amrit Amlan Pattanaik joined St. Mary’s College in 2013 with nearly a decade of experience in teaching Communication & Media Studies at different institutions. He has a Masters degree in Communication & M.Phil in Comparative Literature (Film Studies) from the University of Hyderabad. He is interested in cross-media explorations, visual art, alternative discourses and critical humanities.

This course offers a theoretical overview of the concepts, isms and the cases associated with development communication. The primary aim is to study the thematic linkages between media and development and their functional implications for less developed countries. Navigating through key strategies, issues and barriers, it also allows the study of development paradigms through the usage of media tools. The engagement is on the basis of dialogue and delivery while we explore the topics together through focused lectures, readings, screenings & group discussions.

Course Outcome: By the end of this course, the student should-

1.        Acquire in-depth knowledge about the theories and models of development, and the critical concepts of development communication.

2.        Evaluate the impact of active media tools on the evolution process of development in developing countries.

3.        Reflect upon the works (reportage, research papers, books and documentary films) of critical practitioners in the sector for a holistic understanding of issues & contexts through a development diary.

4.        Deliver written and audio-visual presentations in terms of student term papers & short documentaries to effectively justify their engagement with the course of studies.

5.        Develop an understanding to compare & analyze the theories in different socio-cultural and political contexts to create further scholarship in future.


Student & Instructor Responsibilities:

Student: (Guidelines on Class Participation):

Ø  To promote respectful learning environment, students are expected to conduct themselves in a professionally appropriate manner. Any kind of distracting or disruptive behaviour, engagement in profanity or offensive commentary is prohibited and would be reported to the higher authorities.

Ø  Use of cell phones and Internet other than valid academic purposes is prohibited unless permitted by the instructor, in case of emergency.

Ø  Actively engage in classroom, lab and other instructional spaces.

Ø  Attend all class sessions with no more than two absences on a row.

Ø  Participate in group discussions, seminar presentations and group projects.

Ø  Submit term papers, reviews & other written assignments on or before the deadlines for periodic internal assessments.

Ø  Readings must be completed before the sessions for more discursive engagement and must be referred to in assignments, if required.


Ø  Establish & maintain a stimulating learning environment with lectures, demonstrations & classroom activities.

Ø  Must communicate the course objectives and explain the nature of assignments/participation directed towards the fulfilment of those objectives.

Ø  Should evaluate student performance with reference to course outcomes, review and document periodic assessments.

Ø  Should complete the course on time and conduct revision sessions prior to the exams.

Ø  Should discuss scholastic dishonesty in details and share the methods of source citation for term papers and reviews.

Ø  Accommodate legitimate student absences and exam related conflicts in accordance with the college policies.

Plagiarism: Using someone else’s ideas/words without proper attribution results in plagiarism and submission of the same in an academic setting amounts to literary theft and ethical violation. To maintain academic integrity and self- accountability, any case of plagiarism will result in loss of internal marks. Ignorance will not be considered a defence or justification for plagiarism. The student may use plagiarism detection applications available online to make timely corrections before the submission of assignments.

Instructor:   Mr. K.T.Srinivas , (Assistant Professor , Political Science) M.A, M.phil, UGC( NET).  Since 2003 , teaching Political Science for under - graduate  students at ST.Marys. Expert in guiding students for UPSC and TSPSC  exams. total 27 years of teaching experience guiding students preparing for UPSC ,TSPC  exams and under-graduate 

·       Objectives of the study:

·       To help students prepare their concentrations of sub-fields, i.e. Political History, International Political Economy, Regional Studies, International Politics and Security Studies, Public Law, International Law, and Foreign Policy Analysis.

·       To raise them as competent individuals conscious of their ethical responsibility in terms of social rights and civil liberties.

·       To help students prepare for successful careers in the academy, national and international institutions (public, private and/or non-profit), non-governmental organizations, governmental bodies, and the media.

·       To be employed as specialists, managers and entrepreneurs with utmost respect to lifelong learning.


CO1   : Understand the various definitions, given by various authors on International Relations.

CO2    : Understand the various stages of evolution of  international relations.

CO3    : Understand the causes responsible for the first and second world


CO4    : Understand the consequences of the first and second world


 CO5     : Understand the various phases of cold war.

 CO6     : Understand the impact of cold war on  international relations.

CO7     : Understand the impact  Power, unipolarity, bipolarity and  multipolarity on                                international relations

 CO8   : Understand the functions of organs of UNO. 


The Class and the Instructor

Name of the Faculty: J.Michael Preetham,

Head-Department of English and Languages

Subject:  Professional Writing Skills (Discipline Specific Elective)                 

Class: BA -III

No of lectures per week: 4                                     Branch:  BA Vocational

No of Credits:4



Section II: The Course

The course addresses the core skills of English language. It caters to the demands of Business English, Writing to succeed and also some competencies, which need specific training and practice. The units are prepared in alignment with the CBCS English curriculum with an objective to enable youngsters to excel in all forms of English Communication in the professional world. The Course trains them in purpose driven writing. It also strengthens the writing skills for specific purposes. It aims at helping students achieve proficiency in writing.


Course Description

The syllabus focuses on process of writing. Topics such as topic specific language, transfer of information from graphs and pie charts and understanding organization of texts help in this regard. Kinds of letters and nuances in this form are also dealt with in detail. Writing Project Proposals and Statement of Purpose are means to master writing for specific purposes as these. Writing different types of reports- the purpose and methodology involved in writing too is very much emphasized.


Course Outcomes:


The students will be able to:

·       Identify and use topic specific language to improve the style and quality of writing.

·       Understand the organization of texts and create diagram and outline.

·       Transfer information from graphs and pie charts.

·       Analyze the information from graphs and pie charts.

·       Differentiate between different types of letters and understand their significance.

·       Write descriptions and specifications.

·       Write project proposals and SOPs.

·       Write different types of Reports.

·       Understand the clear demarcation, similarities and uses of each of these reports.


Process of Writing-Identifying the topic-topic specific language

Understanding the organization of texts-creating diagram an outline

Transfer of information from graphs and pie charts




Letters/ e-mail writing- Kinds of Letters

Order Letters, Complaint Letters

Inter Office Memos


Unit -III


Writing descriptions and specifications

Writing Project Proposals

Writing for Specific Purposes- SOP


Unit -IV


Technical Writing- Elements of a formal Report

Types of Reports- Progress Reports, Completion Reports, Review Reports and Feasibility Reports