Dr. A. Shahin Sultana

Designation : Professor
Nature of Employment : Regular
Qualification : M.A.,B.Ed.,M.Phil., Ph.D
Phone : 044 22759221 Ext:221(Office)
Email ID : shahin@crescent.education

Teaching

Educational Background

Programme Discipline Year of Passing Institution
Ph. D Teaching writing to the students of engineering – An Integrated approach 2003 Anna University, Chennai
M. Phil English Language Teaching 1989 Mother Teresa Women University
B.Ed. English and Natural Science 1985 Annamalai University
M.A. English Literature 1983 S.I.E.T Women’s College, Chennai
B.Sc Zoology 1981 Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Experience

Institution Period of work
B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology From 31.10.1984 – till date
Valliammal Matric Hr. Sec. School January 1984 – July 1984

Courses Taught

Course Code Course Name Programme & Semester
EN 101 Technical English B.Tech – I
EN 102 Communication Skills Laboratory – I B.Tech – II
EN 201 Communication Skills Laboratory – II B.Tech – III
EN 121 Communicative English – I B.Arch – I
EN 122 Communicative English – II B.Arch – II
EN 611 Communication Skills Laboratory MCA – II
EN 605 Communication Skills – I MBA – I
EN 615 Communication Skills – II MBA – II
ENB2181 Oral communication B.Tech
ENB1282 Written Communication B.Tech
EN1182 English B.Tech
ENB1181 Confidence Building and Behavioural Skills B.Tech
GE202 General English II B.Tech

Publications

  • Co-authored a paper titled “An Indian ESWL :A Pedagogic Tool to Improve the Lexical Competency of Students in Horizontal Diversity”: Asian EFL Journal, Vol.20, 4, pp.23-38, April 2018.
  • Co authored an article titled ‘‘Learners’ Culture & Target Language : Language Transition from Literature”. Language in India. Vol.7-9, pp .40-49, September 2017.
  • Co authored an article titled ‘‘’An Interdependence of Materials,Teaching Practices Policy &:A Study ”.Theory and Practice in Language Studies,Vol.6-5.pp.907-908’May 2016.
  • Co authored an article titled “Tripolar Synergies: Instructional Materials, Tasks and Methods ’’.Man in India (Scopus Indexed Journal), Vol. 96-9, pp. 2873 -2893,2016.
  • Co authored an article titled “Integration of Multimedia for Teaching Writing Skills”. CALL- EJ (Scopus-Indexed Journal) Vol.7- 2, pp. 55-84,2016.
  • Co authored an article titled “Impact of Web-Based Intervention in a Writing Classroom” Man in India (Scopus Indexed Journal) Vol.96-5, pp.1543-51,2016.
  • Published an article titled “Linguistic Violence Against Women: A Psychosocial Perspective” in the Proceedings of NCMR (National Council of Medical Research) Sponsored National Conference on “Women & Mental Health: A Psychosocial Perspective” organized by the School of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2016, pp. 27-36.
  • Published an article titled “Socio-economic Variables Associated With Education: An Academic Remedy For Challenges Faced By Indian Muslims” in the Proceedings of ICSSR Sponsored National Conference on SEPMI (Socio-economic & Political Status of Muslims in India: Challenges & Development) organized by the  School of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2015, pp. 206-212. 
  • Co-authored a paper titled “Fostering Learner Engagement through Web Based Instruction: A Qualitative Approach”.Language in India, Vol. 15- 7, pp. 353-363, July 2015.
  • Co-authored a paper titled “To What Extent Writing Instructors Apply the Process Approach at Tertiary Level? A Survey”. Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL). Vol.3.3. pp.353-363, July-Sep 2015.
  • Published an article “Developing Technical Writing Skills-An Eclectic Approach”. International Journal of Research & Humanities, Arts & Literature ( impact factor 1.3648) Vol. 2-8, pp 35-40 ,August 2014. 
  • Published an article titled “Glogster & Edraw as Educational Tools for Teaching Writing to ESP Learners”. Journal of Technology for ELT,Vol.2. pp.45-48,August2014
  • Published an article titled “Design of Materials and Tasks for Making ESP Classes Interactive” in the International journal “English for Specific Purposes World” ISSN 1682 – 32 57, Vol.13-37, 2013.
  • Co-author for the paper titled “Harnessing the Power of Multimedia Instruction in a Multilevel: 81 923661 Class – A Practical Approach” published in the proceedings of the National Seminar TILT 2012 ,pp24-32,March2012.
  • Published a paper titled “Preparing ESP Learners Towards Professional Writing” in the proceedings of the 6th National Conference SMILE 2011 organised by SRM University, ISBN 978-81-908-397-7-8 ,pp.169-170, April 2011.
  • Published an article titled “Writing Reports Using Technology” in the International journal “Voices”, Vol. 217, pp.8-9, Nov- Dec 2010.
  • Published an article titled “Teaching Vocabulary to ESPLearners –A Task-based Approach”.The Journal of English Language Teaching,ISSN 0973-5208, Vol.XLVII-2,pp.32-35.

Research

  • Ph.D. Supervisor
  • Produced a Ph.d scholar (Dec-2017).
  • Produced an M.Phil Candidate Miss Jennathul Firdous who was awarded the degree during the first convocation of B.S Abdur Rahman University held on 9.1.12.
  • Guiding Ph.d scholars
  • Submitted a project proposal titled “Training Technical Learners & English Language Teachers of Rural Schools to Develop their Communicative Competence” to AICTE under MODROBS scheme in February 2011.

Presentations

  • Presented a paper titled “Linguistic Violence against Women : A Psycho-social Perspective”at the ICMR sponsored National Conference on “Women and their Mental Health:A Psycho -social Perspective ” organized by the School of Social Sciences and Humanities in February 2016.
  • Presented a paper titled “Socio-economic Variables Associated with Education- An Academic Remedy for Challenges faced by Indian Muslims” at the ICSSR sponsored National Conference on “Socio-economic and Political Status of Muslims in India: Challenges and Development” organized by the School of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2015.
  • Presented a paper titled “Harnessing the Power of Multimedia Instruction in a Multi level Class –A Practical Approach’’at the National seminar “Technology Integrated Language Teaching” organized by B.S. Abdur Rahman University in March2012.
  • Presented a paper titled “Teaching Writing to Technical Learners through Process Approach” in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Applied Linguistics & Language teaching” organized by the University of Madras on 15 & 16 March 2011.
  • Presented a paper titled “Teaching Writing to ESP Learners through Tasks” at National Seminar on “Teaching of General & Technical English” organized by Anna University on 5.2.2010 & 6.2.2010.
  • Presented a paper titled “Teaching Report Writing by Adopting the Integrated Approach at the International Conference held by ELTAI at our college on 9.2.2007 & 10.2.2007.

EXTENSION – CONFERENCES/SEMINARS/TRAINING PROGRAMMES/GUEST- LECTURES ORGANIZED

  • Organized a training programme on “Communication skills” for the benefit of the laboratory technicians of our university for 3 days from 3.7.2018 to 5.7. 2018 and conducted sessions to them.
  • Attended a workshop on “Writing Articles, Proposals and Patents” organized by the university from 20.7.2018 to 22.7.2018.
  • Delivered a lecture to the students of I year B.Tech. on 18.7.2018 during the induction training programme organized by the university.
  • Organized and Conducted Business English Certificate Course Exam (Preliminary Level) in collaboration with  exam cell in November 2017.
  • Conducted a coordination programme to the speaking examiners of the department for conducting the Business English Certificate Course exam in November 2017.
  • Trained the faculty member,Mr. Sahidul Islam  for conducting the speaking exam of Business  English Certificate Course .
  • Organized and Conducted Business English Certificate Course Exam (Preliminary Level) in collaboration with  exam cell in February and November 2016.
  • Organized a two day ICMR sponsored National Conference on “Women and their Mental Health- A Psycho –Social Perspective in 2016.
  • Organized a workshop on “Preparing Technical Teachers for Optimal classroom Delivery through English  Language” in 2015.
  • Organized a guest-lecture on “Economics for Engineers ” in  2015.
  • Organized a guest- lecture on “Law for Engineers”in 2015. 
  • Organized a two day  National Conference on “Socio-Economic & Political Status of Muslims in India:  Challenges & Development.”in 2015. Organized a five days Training Programme  on Communication Skills for the Laboratory Technicians of the  University in 2015.
  • Organized a guest lecture titled “Importance of Law for Engineers” for the benefit of the students of IV semester B.Tech on 25 March 2015.
  • Organized a guest-lecture on “ Social Sciences for Engineers ’’ in 2014.
  • Organized the programme for the renewal of Mou with Cambridge English on 9.11.2014.
  • Organized the Business English Certificate Course exam(Preliminary level) in collaboration with exam cell in November2014.
  • Organized the Business English Certificate Course exam(Vantage level) in collaboration with exam cell in March 2014.
  • Organized the Business English Certificate course exam (Preliminary) in September 2013.
  • Organized BEC(Preliminary level) exam in June 2012.
  • Organized BEC(Vantage level) exam in November2012.
  • Organized an orientation programme for handling the textbook, Cambridge Business Benchmark – BEC Preliminary effectively for the faculties of the Department on 24.01.2013. Mr.Prakash, ELT Coordinator, Universtiy of Cambridge ESOL Exams conducted the programme.
  • Organized the Computer based Business English Certificate Course exam in May 2011.
  • Organized a training programme for the faculty members of the Department to qualify themselves as oral examiners and to conduct the speaking test of BEC (Preliminary) exam in 2011.
  • Organized a training programme for training the faculty members on 19.5.2011 to conduct the BEC exam as test administrators.
  • Organized training the trainers’ workshop for the faculty members of the Department on 11.7.2011 & 12.7.2011 to prepare them to conduct BEC course (Vantage level) for the students of III semester B.Tech.
  • Organized a training programme for the technical staff of the Department of English, IT, MCA & CSE on 7.4.2011 to conduct the computer based test of Business English Certificate Course (Preliminary level) for the students of II Semester B.Tech.
  • Organised training the trainers’ programme to the faculties of the Department on 22.10.2010 in order to give an orientation on Business English Certificate Course (Preliminary level).
  • Organized a State level seminar – Crescience in 2010 for the students of I year engineering of Tamil Nadu.
  • Conducted the State level seminar “Crescience” for the students of I year B.E./B.Tech of engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu in 2000, 2004, 2007 .
  • Organised a one-day workshop TILT 2008 (Technology Integrated Language Teaching) at State level for the teachers of Engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu.
    B.Tech. 
  • Organized a one-day workshop TILT 2008 (Technology Integrated Language Teaching) at State level for the teachers of Engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu.
    B.Tech. 

Memberships

  • Academic Coordinator – Business English Certificate Courses
  • Team Leader – Cambridge English Language Assessment Editorial member of the International Journal :TESOL
  • Member of the Editorial board of the Online International Journal : English for Specific Purposes World.
  • Academic editor of the National journal :Asian ESP
  • Member of Chairman Board of Studies, School of Social Science and Humanities.
  • Member, Quality Assurance cell Member, Board of Studies, Department of English.
  • Member ,Research Board ,B S Abdur Rahman Institute of Science &Technology.
  • Member of Doctoral Committee meetings of Ph.D scholars of the Department of English of our University and other Universities.

SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/TRANING PROGRAMMES ATTENDED

  • Attended a one day workshop on Commercialization of Intellectual Property  and Quality Assurance in Higher Education held in February 2017.
  • Attended a ICSSR sponsored workshop on “Virtual Learning” organized by the in 2017. Attended the team leaders meeting organized by Cambridge English on 16.1.2016.
  • Attended a one day Colloquium on “Emerging Technologies and Applications in English Literature and Language Teaching organized by the Department of Department of English English in February 2016. 
  • Participated in the two day ICMR sponsored National Conference titled “Women & Mental Health: A Psychosocial Perspective” held on 18.2.2016 and 19.2.2016 organized by the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Attended the Cambridge English Partners’ reception organized by Cambridge English on 20.9.2016.
  • Attended the Centre Exam Managers’ Conference organized by Cambridge English on 21.2.2016.
  • Attended the team leaders meeting organized by Cambridge English on 3.12.2016 and 4.12. 2016.
  • Attended the team leaders meeting conducted by Cambridge University Press in January 2015.
  • Attended a panel discussion on “Skills development Quality and Reach” organized Cambridge University Press on 14-9-2015.
  • Participated in a two-day workshop on ‘Mobile Enhanced Language Learning’ organised by ELTAI in collaboration with B.S.Abdur Rahman University on 21st and 22nd August 2015.
  • Participated in a one day programme –Headspace conducted and sponsored by Coal & Oil Group & Sanmathi group on the eve of World Mental Day on 10.10.2015.
  • Attended a Panel Discussion on “Skill Development Quality and Reach” organized by Cambridge University Press on14.9.2015.
  • Participated in a one day workshop on “Women Academic Managers:Challenges and Approaches” organized by Women Empowerment Cell on 29.4.2015.
  • Attended a one day workshop on “The Impact of Communication Skills on Delivering World Class Series ” organized for a select group of HR Leaders by Cambridge English and Madras Association on 23.4.2015.
  • Attended a one day wokshop on “’Preparing Course objectives and Outcomes” organized by our university on 27.1.2014.
  • Participated and chaired a session on “ESP Materials”at the National Seminar on ESP – A Reappraisal organized by Anna University on 7&8 March 2014.
  • Attended a one day workshop on “Investigating Professional Practice- Exploring Teachers Metaphors and Learning Styles –Multiple Intelligences” in July 2014.
  • Attended the International workshop on “Building Capacity in Educational Leadership ” Organized by Deakin University , Australia and Education Matters on 11&12 August 2014.
  • Attended a one day workshop “Drafting an Effective Lesson Plan- An OBTL Approach” on10.10.2014 organized by the department of English of our university.
  • Attended the launch of “Train Chaired a paper presentation session during the national Conference “Instructional Methods and Materials for Outcome-based Education in English Language Teaching” organized by the the Trainer” program organized by Education Matters in collaboration with University of Bradford and Gordon University held in October 2013.
  • Attended the Centenary celebration reception organized by Cambridge English Language Assessment (part of University of Cambridge) on  27-11-2013 at the Leela Palace,Chennai and received a copy of souvenir released by them.
  • Participated and judged a session on paper presentation in the seminar on “Environmental Awareness” organized by the Department of Civil Engineering in March 2011.
  • Participated and chaired a session in the National Conference on “Strategies, Methodologies & Innovations in Language Education” organized by the Department of English at SRM University in March 2011.
  • Participated and chaired a session in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching” organized by the University of Madras in March2011.
  • Participated in the 5th International & 41st Annual Conference on “Learning to Learn English: A Way to Mastery” organized by English Language Teachers’ Association form 5.8.2010 to 8.8.2010.
  • Participated in the one day workshop on “Writing & Publishing Articles on National & International Journals” organized by Loyola College in 24.9.2010.
  • Participated in the 5th International & 41st Annual Conference on “Learning to Learn English: A Way to Mastery” organized by English Language Teachers’ Association form 5.8.2010 to 8.8.2010.
  • Participated in the International conference on “Enhancing Graduate Engineers Employability by Developing their English language Skills” organized by the University of Cambridge, ESOL Exams on 18.11.2009 in Chennai.
  • Attended the one-day International Symposium on “Women Empowerment and Technical Education” conducted by the National Institute of Technical Teachers and Training & Research on 13 March 2009.
  • Attended the Heads of Institutions & HR Managers’ Conference on ‘Identifying English language Standards for a Job & Developing Appropriate Skills in the Classroom’ organized by the British Council, Chennai on 19 September 2007.
  • Attended the International Conference on ‘New & Emerging Technologies in ELT’ organized by IATEFL Learning Technologies – SIG, Loyola College from 3rd to 5th September 2007.

Extension
Guest – Lectures

  • Delivered a guest- lecture on “Product & Process-based Approaches to Writing” to the students of M.Phil (English) at Anna University on 6.11.2010.
  • Gave a guest- lecture on “Effective Communication” on 4.2.2007 to the students of II year B.E/ B.Tech as part of Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp organized by EDC cell.

Sessions Conducted

  • Conducted sessions on “Technical Communication” to the supporting staff of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Workshop organized by the Society of Mechanical Engineers from 16.7.2007 to 20.7.2007.
  • Conducted sessions on “Technical Communication” to the supporting staff of the college at the Workshop organized by the Alumni Association of College

Seminar/Workshop/Training Programmes

  • Member of the international journal-TESOL
  • Member of the international journal-ESP World
  • Academic Editor for the journal : Asian ESP Journal 
  • Member of the steering committee of IIPC
  • Centre Exam Manager for conducting BEC Exams in June 2010.
  • Nominated as Expert member of the Syllabus Committee constituted by Anna University for English & its related subjects (2008 & 2009)
  • Coordinator for foreign languages
  • Coordinator for Business English Certificate Courses (University of Cambridge ESOL Exams)
  • Member of the editorial board of the Online International peer reviewed journal titled “English for Specific Purposes”
  • Academic Editor for the National journal “Asian ESP Journal”
  • Member of organizations such as ELTAI & IATEFL
  • Awards:

    • Won the research incentive award for the book titled “Technical writing for engineers”
    • Was awarded “Best staff of the year 2015 – 2016 – All Rounder” award by Cambridge English Language  Assessment , University of Cambridge, London.