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Vimala College (Autonomous), Thrissur in association with GAD-TLC, MHRD  & Jean Monnet Module, Centre for European Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi is organizing a 7 day inter-disciplinary  National Level Faculty Development Programme on “SKILLS FOR NEXT GENERATION TEACHERS" under the scheme of PMMMNMTT.

1st to 7th December 2020
3.00 to 6.00pm

XML is a markup language for documents containing structured information. This theory paper covers basic concepts of XML, XML document structure, generating an XML document and other dominant features of XML.


The course covers basic ideas of Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurship , Enterprises and Project Management.

The course aims to learn building web pages/ web sites using the popular Java Script frame works - Angular JS, NodeJS and ReactJS.  

This is a Course work for the PhD scholars of Dr Minimol K Jose (Research Guide)

To learn basics of  statistics.



AIM OF THE COURSE: This course aims at preparing undergraduate students to learn how to use language
with a proper knowledge of the nuances of structure and usage of English. It aims at a recapitulation of English
grammar and usage that learners would have acquired at the lower levels
a. To familiarize the students with the key concepts of English grammar and to use them more sensitively
in their day-to-day communication needs.
b. To help students towards a better language use through the understanding of the sentence patterns in
c. To help the students develop a sense of English grammar, idioms, syntax, semantics and their usage.
d. To develop the logical and analytical skills in the use of language for communication.
e. To familiarize students with contemporary English usage
Module 1: 18 hrs
Module 2: 10 hrs
Module 3: 15 hrs
Module 4: 15 hrs
Module 5: 20 hrs
Evaluation: 12 hrs
Total: 90 hrs
Module 1: Basic Grammatical Units:
1. Form class and Function words
2. Identifying the Grammatical labels and Functional labels of words
3. Verb in Function—Gerund , Infinitives, Participles—their uses
4. Synonyms, Antonyms, Precise Use
5. Mood and Modality
6. English Morphology – Compounding, Affixation, Inflexion, Derivation
7. Phrasal verbs and idioms
Module 2: The Sentence
1. Word order and Sentence Pattern
2. Coordination and Subordination
Module 3: Sentence Transformations: A Relook at Traditional Categories
1. Tag questions
2. Active passive
3. Direct and indirect
4. Simple, complex, Compound
5. Movement – Collocation
Module 4: Important Grammatical Concepts:
1. Time, Tenses and Aspects
2. Lexical Verbs and Auxiliary verbs: Their uses
3. Anomalous Finites
4. Subject—Verb agreement in sentences
5. Degrees of Comparison
Module 5: Practical Exercises:
1. Reorder jumbled sentences
2. Correct the given sentences according to accepted Modern usage and justify the changes made
3. Paragraph Editing (with more focus on grammatical corrections)
4. Translate a passage from Mother Tongue to English
CORE TEXT: A text containing the above lessons will be made available
Gleason, H. A. Linguistics and English Grammar. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc. 1965.
Leach, Geoffrey & Ian Savaitvik. A Communicative Grammar of English. ELBS.
Murphy, Raymond. English Grammar. Cambridge University Press, 2005
Quirk R. & Sidney Greenbaum. A University Grammar of English. ELBS.
Swan, Michael. Practical English Usage. Oxford University Press, 2005.
Thomson, A. J. and Martinet. A Practical English Grammar Combined Exercises Vol. 1 & 2. . Oxford
University Press.
Quirk, Randolph. The Use of English. Longman, 1968.
Sailaja, Pingali. Indian English. Edinburgh University Press, 2009.

LITERATURES IN ENGLISH:Course II: American & Post Colonial

A) Introduction to Postcolonialism –
(Colonialism, Imperialism, Post-colonialism, Diaspora, History, Nationalism)
B) Leading 20th century Post Colonial thinkers
1) Franz Fanon (National Consciousness, Identity)
2) Edward Said (Concept of Orientalism)
3) HomiBabha (Hybridity, Ambivalence, Mimicry, Diaspora)
4) Gayatri Chakravarty Spivak (Subalternity, Representation)
Gabriel Okara: Mystic Drum
Margaret Atwood: This is a Photograph of me
Kamala Das: Nani
David Diop: Africa
Nissim Ezekiel: Goodbye Party to Miss Pushpa TS
(blogginginparis.com/2004/08/22/afrique-africa-by-david-diop-1927-1960/ -)
Drama: Vijay Tendulkar- Silence! The Court is in Session – Act I
Story: O V Vijayan- After Hanging
A brief historical survey of the movements and concerns of American Literature
(Transcendentalism, American Romanticism, Civil War, Beat Generation,
Confessionalism, Womanism)
“Success is counted Sweetest”/ Emily Dickinson
“Anecdote of the Jar”/Wallace Stevens
“My Papa’s Waltz”/Theodore Roethke.
Anyone Lived in a Pretty How town”/E. E. Cummings
“Tulips” / Sylvia Plath
“Dream Deferred” Langston Hughes
Fiction and Drama
“Gift of Magi”/ O. Henry.
“Old Man and the Sea”/ Earnest Hemingway.
The Hairy Ape”/ Eugene O'Neil
Further Reading
1) Colonialism/Post Colonialism – AniaLoomba
2) Colonial and Post Colonial Literature IInd Edition – EllekeBoehmer
3) Literary theory (The basics) – HansBertens
4) Beginning Theory by PeterBarry
5) Empire Writes Back: Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin.
1. Bonglke, Rangrao (Ed) Contemporary American Literature: Poetry, Fiction, Drama and Criticism.
New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers, 2002.
2. Iyengar ,Sreenivasa K.R. Indian Writing in English, Delhi: Sterling, 1984
3 Naik, M.K. A History of Indian English Delhi: Sahitya Literature Academi, 1982
4. Naik,M. K.(Ed). Perspectives on Indian Poetry in English. New Delhi: Abhinav
Publications, 1984.
5. Mathiessew, F.O. American Literature upto Nineteenth Century
6. Collins-An Introduction to American Literature.

ENG3C10 Literary Criticism and Theory: Part 2 (5 credits)

1. Structuralism: An Overview
Major theorists: Ferdinand de Saussure, Claude- Levi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, Gerrard Genette
Key concepts: Structure, Sign, Signifier, Signified, Semiology, Semiotics, Langue and Parole,
Mythemes, Structuralist Narratology.
Text for Detailed Study: Roland Barthes: “Structuralist Activity”

2. Post-Structuralism/ Deconstruction: An Overview
Major theorists: Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, The Yale School.
Key concepts: Deconstruction of Sign, Decentering, Logocentrism, Aporia, Supplement, The Death
of the Author, Knowledge, Power, Discourse.
Text for Detailed Study: Jacques Derrida: “Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of Social

3. Psychoanalysis: An Overview
Major theorists: Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan.
Key concepts: Id, Ego, Superego, Dream Mechanism, Oedipus Complex, Unconscious, Mirror Stage,
Imaginary, Symbolic and Real, Ego Formation and Constructions of Selfhood, Jouissance,
Unconscious is structured like a Language.
Text for Detailed Study:
Jacques Lacan: “The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I”

4. Feminism: An Overview
Major theorists: Virginia Woolf, Kate Millet, Elaine Showalter, Helene Cixous, Adrienne Rich.
Key concepts: Gynocriticism, Eccriture Feminine, Womanism, The Language Problem in Feminism,
Marxist Feminism, French Feminism, Lesbian Feminism, Black Feminism, Dalit Feminism, Postfeminism.
Text for Detailed Study: Elaine Showalter: “Towards a Feminist Poetics”

5. Cultural Materialism/ New Historicism: An Overview
Major theorists: Raymond Williams, Jonathan Dollimore, Stephen Greenblatt, Louis Montrose.
Key concepts: Neo-Marxism, Culture: New Definitions, Thin and Thick Descriptions, Textuality and
Historicity, Texts, Contexts and Co-texts, Rereading the Renaissance and Shakespeare, The Politics
of Representation and Power.
Text for Detailed Study:
Louis Montrose: “Professing the Renaissance: The Poetics and Politics of Culture”

6. Postcolonialism: An Overview
Major theorists: Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, HomiBhabha, GayatriSpivak, Benedict Anderson.
Key concepts: Crtique of Eurocentrism and Universalism, Decolonization, National Consciousness,
Critiquing Nationalism, Postnationalism, Imagined Communities, Orientalism, Strategic
Essentialism, Subaltern Studies, Hybridity, Ambivalence, Mimicry.
Text for Detailed Study: Edward Said: “Jane Austen and Empire”

7. Ecocriticism: An Overview
Major theorists: Jonathan Bate, CheryllGlotfelty, Laurence Coupe, Patrick DMurphy, William
Key concepts: Anthropocentrism, Shallow Ecology vs Deep Ecology, The Crisis of Humanism,
Nature/Culture, Green Studies, Environmental Imagination, Ecofeminism.
Text for Detailed Study: Cheryll Glotfelty: “Introduction: Literary Studies in an age of
Environmental Crisis” (From The Ecocriticism Reader)

8.Critiquing Theory: An Overview
Text for Detailed Study: Graham Good: “Presentism: Postmodernism, Poststructuralism,


  • To familiarize the student with the critical tools used in the reading of literature


  • To instill a broader and holistic sensibility in the student with the aim of eventually equipping him to approach, analyze and assess literary discourses through a host of complementary as well as conflictingly different theoretical frameworks.


  • To form an idea of the complex nature of literary studies and how they are entangled with other aspects of the social body.
  • To unveil the constitutive elements and cultural specificity of literature along with the intricate process of cannon formation.


  • To help the student gain perceptive insights into the socio-political dynamics, the structuring points of view, the dominant ideology, hegemony, the prevailing common sense and communal underpinnings that mediate the writing, production, reception and survival of a work.
  • To familiarize the student with other media, popular literature and emerging trends




  • To introduce and discuss the evolution of literature


  • To sensitize the student to his own readings, to develop a critical sensibility, to inculcate a love of literature, and to instill a serious approach to literature.


  • To enable the student to read literature using critical and theoretical


schools viz. textual approaches - New Critical, psychoanalytic, gender based, ethnic , subaltern , post-colonial, cultural, archetypal, postmodern, ecological perspectives.







Traits of Literature: What forms literature? How is literature different from other discourses? - Canon Formation: Who determines taste? How are certain works and authors marginalized? – English literatures: British, American, African, Indian, Canadian, Australian etc.




Textual approaches: New Criticism, Formalism, Close Reading, Deconstruction, Reader response – *Psychoanalytic: Freud and Lacan (not the heavy jargon but reading possibilities) – Archetypal:Unconscious and universal patterns of repetition




Gender: Marginalized genders – Ethnic: Marginalization of aboriginals, how their culture is demolished and specimens? – Subaltern: A unique Indian phenomenon, Dalit literature, marginalization




Post colonial: How texts are reread? Quest for expression, assertion of nationalism with special reference to India and Africa – Cultural studies: Cultural Materialism, New Historicism, Marxism, Postmodernism – Eco-critical: Awareness of nature and environment, eco-feminism




The approach has to be open and flexible in sensibility, avoiding judicious judgments. Instead of offering rigid definitions and descriptions, the teacher is to stimulate thinking process and help students form positions through familiar examples. A few poems (or stories) are to be selected and read from different theoretical frames so that the student can grasp how one contrasts with the other.


Classes may be devoted to simple explication of the methodologies followed by practical illustrations of the application of the methodologies on short works and finally, student assignments on these lines.






(A text containing the above lessons will be made available)




















S. Ravindranathan

Chennai,  Emerald,














A   Handbook



Wilfred L. Guerin, Earle

Delhi, OUP, 2006


Approaches to Literature

Labor, et al




Criticism: An

V.S. Sethuraman (ed)

Chennai, Macmillan,










This is a core paper of Fifth Semester BA English

The course is designed to expose the learners to some of the key issues facing the Indian economy both at national and regional levels. In this process, as young adults, students are expected to be sensitised about these issues, appreciate and learn to critically assess the role of the government in various economic spheres. The learners are also exposed to numerical information relating to various aspects of Indian economy and India‘s economic policies. They are expected to develop analytical skills, interpret the economic events and visualise the economic future of India.

History as Complementary Course for BA English 


The expected course outcomes:

  • Knowledge about the structure and functions of central banks
  • An understanding about  commercial banks ,specialized financial and investment institutions
  • An awareness on the banking sector reforms in India since 1991
  • An understanding about international banking and multinational banking 


This is a core course for 3rd semester B Com students.

The process in which the perishable food materials are given a suitable physical or chemical treatment to prevent their wastage, spoilage and to retain their nutritive value for longer period is called food preservation.
To make students understand about the mechanism of spoilage and deterioration in foods.

The basic food preservation principles

To understand the principles behind the various methods of food preservation

Research means search for knowledge
To understand the methodology of research its principles and techniques.

Developing and understanding research from a report writing

This is a compulsory paper for M.Sc Physics programme in Semester 3. 

This course is intended to provide students with the basic ideas in classical and Keynesian macroeconomics. With this course, students are expected to learn the relationships and ideas in the measurement of national income, Theory of income determination, fiscal and monetary policies, the government and its role in the functioning of the economy, etc.

This is a core core of III Sem Functional English

This is the main paper for Third semester PG 

This is a core paper for Fifth Semester English Language and Literature students

Ecology and Ethology for MSc first semester students

A database-management system (DBMS) is a collection of interrelated data and a set of programs to access those data. A relational database is a collection of data organized into a table structure. MySQL is a popular Open Source SQL database management system developed by Oracle Corporation.This theory paper covers basic and advanced database concepts and working with a database system using MySQL.

XML is a markup language for documents containing structured information. This theory paper covers basic concepts of XML, XML document structure, generating an XML document and other dominant features of XML.


5th Semester BSc Degree Physics (2017 admission)

This is a core paper prescribed for fifth semester B A English students 

This is a complimentary paper prescribed for third semester Functional English Students. 

This course is designed to introduce fundamental market concepts and structures. The emphasis of the course is to give conceptual clarity to the student coupled with the use of the principles Micro economic analysis to the decision making of firms and market. After completing this course, the student will be able to apply the principles of micro economics, to the decision making of firms and the functioning of the market.

trial course

introduction of income tax. Residential status, income from salary, HP, Business or profession, Capital gains, Other sources.


4 stories

1 Novel

4 Memory

1 Drama

 VMAT5 BO7- Basic Mathematical Analysis for V sem BSc Mathematics students.


  • To attain familiarity with Django application
  • To understand the functionalities
  • To learn main building blocks of a Django application.

Learning outcomes:

  • To learn Django web application framework and get started building Python-based web applications.


  • To learn client side and server side scripting.
  • To learn how to develop dynamic websites.
  • To learn how to interact with databases through internet.

Learning outcomes:

  • Better knowledge in developing javascript  applications
  • Better Understanding of the Web development using PHP

This course deals with the concepts of version control illustrated using Subversion and elaborates the process of managing the software versions.

An introduction to the Victorian era and the various genres of the times

In this course, we will be discussing the basic syntax of Python Programming and develop the skills required to write your own programs in Python. 

Course: Green's function

Duration: 3 weeks

Participants: Any S2 PG Physics student

Content: What are Green's function? - 1-D Green's Function and its properties - 3-D Green's Function - Symmetry of Green's Function - Solving Eigen value problems with Green's Function - Assignments - Quiz


Course: VZO5B07, Cell Biology and genetics (Fifth semester)                                                      

Credits: 4.5 (hours- 3L:0T:3P)

Instructors : Dr.Honey Sebastian and Sr.Freny Jacob

  • CO1 Understand some basic concepts of research and its methodologies 
  • CO2 Identify appropriate research topics,  select and define appropriate research problem and parameters and  write a research report,  thesis and research proposal
  • CO3 Define the principal concepts about biostatistics and identify convenient sampling methods
  • CO4 Collection and interpretation of data and apply hypothesis testing via some of the statistical distributions
  • CO5 Apply the knowledge to collect various Biological data
  • CO6 Familiar with Digital knowledge


Pediatric nutrition deals with the nutrition ,growth and development of infants.

This includes drawing and rendering techniques, croquis, Fashion figures... 

The course covers Financial Management course for S3 M.Com Students

This course provides fundamentals of the subject "Econometrics"

Biochemistry is the branch of science that explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms.Biochemistry focuses on processes happening at a molecular level. It focuses on what’s happening inside our cells, studying components like proteins, lipids and organelles. It also looks at how cells communicate with each other.

Cytogenetics is essentially a branch of genetics, but is also a part of cell biology, that is concerned with how the chromosomes relate to cell behaviour.

Immunology is the study of the immune system and is a very important branch of the medical and biological sciences. The immune system protects us from infection through various lines of defence. If the immune system is not functioning as it should, it can result in disease, such as autoimmunity, allergy and cancer. 


   Vitamins & minerals : types, functions, sources, metabolism, deficiency & toxicity

[54 hours] [3 hours per week] [3 credits]

What is Food. Different food groups, etc.

Basic principles ,types & functions of food packaging

Open Course offered by Department of Botany


By the end of the course, students are expected to:

  1. Understand plant tissue culture as a rapid propagation method.

  2. Explain the steps involved in tissue culture.

  3. Realize the applications of plant tissue culture

Course includes the following topics

1.Introduction to food science and nutrition.

2. Properties of Food.

3. Quality evaluation of Food.

4. Effect of cooking on Food.

5. Food pigments and Additives.

6. Food  preservation.

7. Food groups and Food pyramid.

8. Nutrients .

9. Clinical nutrition.

10. Food microbiology

This course includes TAXONOMY, BIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY & ECOLOGY  of fishes

This course  will  help the student to acquire 

  • knowledge of important discrete and continuous distributions such as Binomial, Poisson, Geometric, Negative Binomial and Hyper-geometric, normal, uniform, exponential, beta and gamma distributions,
  • acumen to apply standard discrete and continuous probability distributions to different situations.
  • Plots of distribution functions for some important discrete and continuous distributions
  • Fitting of binomial, Poisson, geometric, hypergeometric and negative binomial distributions and computation of expected frequencies, mean variance, m.g.f.
  • Fitting of normal, exponential, gamma,and beta distributions and computation of expected frequencies, mean variance, m.g.f.
  • Use the normal probability distribution including standard normal curve calculations of appropriate areas.


1. To understand the applications of theoretical discrete distributions
2. To equip the students with the theory essential for the estimation of unknown parameters.
3. Understand various sampling distributions and the related concepts, criteria of good estimators and interval estimation

The Course is about the origin, history, growth and relevance of the Literature of the Post Colonial Period

Geoffrey Chaucer : “The General Prologue to Canterbury Tales” (first 100 lines)

John Dryden : “Mac Flecknoe

Webster : The Duchess of Malfi

Henry Fielding : Joseph Andrews

A course for S3 MA Economics

Organisational Behaviour is directly concerned with the understanding, prediction and control of human behaviour in organisations.

Online hands-on training will be offered, to help participants develop and shape their prowess in designing and conducting MOOC courses through a MOODLE platform.

This course is intended for the Fourth  semester M Sc Students of  Vimala College

Dietetics (Practicals) is the practical session of Dietetics theory paper. the session deals with planning, preparation and evaluation of diets for different diseased conditions.


American Literature is a Literature written and produced in the United States of America and its precedding colonies.

Wave mechanical model of atom, schrodinger wave equation, particle in 1 D Box, Concept of Orbitals, Quantum numbers

 Basics of nanotechnology, Different types of nanomaterials, synthesis and properties of nano materials. Learn about the broad applications of nanotechnology in engineering, medicine and science

Different types of commercial  polymers - Sythesis, Properties and uses

To understand bootstrap programming concepts and the basics of  auto responsive environments in web site design .

Analysis of Position and status of women through history- problems faced by women- feminist perspectives on the status of women - Legislative measures 


This course aims to understand the Kerala culture through a critical approach.  

Appreciate literary legends as well as social reformers through their contribution to Sanskrit Literature.


TO  develop the skills to create webpages

Introduction to Domain Name System Terminology and Web hosting facilities.

Unit I: Basics of DNS

Unit II: Zone files and record types

Unit III: Web Hosting

Unit IV: Fundamentals of Web Security

Unit V: Web Hosting server configuration


Food Processing Technologies

Mass media communication include whether written or broadcast or spoken-that attracts and reaches the audiences.

1.acquire basic knowledge of component,system and coherent system 

2.Understand the concepts of reliability and maintainability

This course gives a comprehensive view of the Children's literature from its inception to the present. it discusses various aspects of the area through representative examples from different periods in the history of literature.

Statistical mechanics is a pillar of modern physics used to explain the thermodynamic behaviour of large systems. It employs a theoretical approach based on statistical methods, probability theory and the microscopic physical laws. It connects macroscopic thermodynamic quantities to microscopic behavior.

Course Duration: 8 weeks

Course content: Basic idea on Statistical Mechanics & Statistical distributions - MB, BE and FD




Course outcomes 

1. To identify an appropriate relationship between two variables using scatter plot and fitting the same by the method of least squares- straight line, second degree polynomial, power & exponential curves.

 2. Describe the concepts of correlation & regression and perform regression analysis for the given data.

B Sc 5th semester Quantum mechanics ----first two chapters

Course module for the 4th Sem UG Maths and Chemistry Students


Introduces the Basic concepts in the emerging Field of Particle Physics. A journey through fundamental particles of matter.Describes the evolution of Particle physics  from the classification of elementary particles based on interaction and spin ,basic quantum numbersand conservation laws and through the eightfold way model to the ultimate quark structure. It also  introduce the field bosons responsible for the interactins.Higg's Boson the God's own particle and its significance is also included . It also deals with the quarks with different flavors and colors and the theory of color charge -Quantum Chromodynamics. A small description of Feynmann Diagram is also given .



Leptons –electron and positron-neutrinos and anti-neutrinos-other leptons, Elementary particle

quantum numbers-baryon number- lepton number strangeness-isospin-electric charge-hyper

charge-basic ideas on symmetries and conservation laws, Quarks -color and flavor, Fundamental

interactions-field bosons-basic ideas of quantum chromo dynamics-Higg’s boson,

Module I: Analytical Chemistry - II

Module IV: Inorganic Polymers & Non-aqueous Solvents


Health and Fitness Awearness Class

Nutrition, Fitness Assesment


Learning Objectives

    1 To develop an understanding of Social Group Work as a method of Social Work
    2 To acquaint with the process of Social Group Work to enable them to work with individuals in Groups
    3 To develop the necessary attitude and competence to practice Social Group Work in various settings.

This course is designed to give an exposure to the students of economics to the changing world of financial markets and to give the  opportunity to familiarize with the basic concepts related to capital market which they read  in newspapers and hear and see through electronic media in their daily walks of life, and to understand the economics of capital market. 

This Course aims in the understanding of the detailed study of Indian Kavya Literathue, major poets and their works.

This course is aimed to familiarize students with the expansion and consolidation of colonial rule and changes it engendered in Indian society.

To provide a basic information about the statistics and its uses in real life problems

This course is designed to enable students to appreciate Indian English literary works. The students will explore issues of contemporary Indian English and trace the changes in style, themes and its ideologies in the contemporary Indian English Writings. 


 relationship of of environment and living things

Systematic study of language

  1. To teach the students the basics principles, and interpret and analyze complex


  2.   To enable students to create their original designs on a three dimensional form

       using draping method.