Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 48, Pages: 1-6
S. Subha1 , K. Abirami2*, M. Ambikavathy3 , M.K. Durgamani2 and N. S. Yoganantha Rao2
1 Department of Science and Humanities, M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Thalavapalayam – 639113, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
2 Department of English, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur – 613401, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
3 Department of English, Periyar University College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri District –636905, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Department of English, Periyar University College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri District –636905, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
Objectives: The study is to make a critical analysis of the existing syllabus of the non technical programmes. A survey on the second language syllabus of the non technical learners of a university was conducted and has incorporated useful suggestions for the improvement of the syllabus. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The research used random sampling method and studied the response of the learners through questionnaire. Likert’s scale was used in the questionnaire on a five point scale. SPSS software has been used for the analysis of the data and the observations and conclusion were made thereafter. Findings: The study found that most of the universities recommend updation of the syllabus with respect to the change in job scenario. The students feel that syllabus have to be updated often and the teachers also to be trained to handle and teach the syllabus. Application/Improvements: The survey can be extended to any other syllabus of the subject and can be taken as a catalyst for improvement of the syllabus.
Keywords: Language, Need based Syllabus, Non Technical Syllabus, Syllabus Design, Technical
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