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Friday, May 14, 2021

Centre For English Language and Communication Skills

P.D. Hills, Kottayam: 686560, Tel:0481 – 2732949. email:

Hon.Director :

Dr. K.M. Krishan
Associate Professor,
School of Letters,
Mob: 9447179486.

The role and status of the English language in the international context has changed radically over the past two or three decades. While English was the language of the bureaucracy in the colonial days and enjoyed the status of an elite language used by members of the higher echelons of society, it has, in the age of globalization, become the international medium of communication for all its sections. While English has always served as a link language in the multi-lingual polity of modern India and has been recognized as one of the official languages by the Union Government, it has, among the younger generation of the Indian people, acquired the unique position of the language of success and material prosperity. It has become the single, most important criterion for success in the job-market too. Communication skills in the English language thus become an important target for planners and administrators in the field of higher education. It is in this context that Mahatma Gandhi University has instituted the Centre for English Language and Communication Skills (CELCS) aimed at developing and upgrading communication skills in the English language among the students, researchers, employment seekers and the general public in the areas that come under the jurisdiction of the University. The Centre deals with all aspects of English Language Teaching and Communication Skill Development.


  • Post Graduate Certificate in English Communication (PGCEC)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in English Communication (PGDEC)
  • Other short-term courses in English Language and Communication

Eligibility: Graduation

The Post Graduate Certificate in English Communication (PGCEC) course is open to graduates from any discipline interested in developing their communication skills in the English language.


  • An Open Course/Elective in English communication under CSS will be offered to the post graduate students of the University Departments in the semester beginning December 2010.
  • A Post Graduate diploma course in English communication will be offered from 2011 onwards.
  • Workshops/Seminars are proposed to be conducted periodically. Details will be posted on the website.
  • The course is a full-time course of eight weeks duration, 5 days a week. Student intake is restricted to 20. Graduates of any discipline from any recognized Indian or foreign university are eligible to apply. Rank list will be prepared on the basis of the percentage of marks obtained in English at the +2 level or equivalent examination. University rules regarding reservation will be followed.
  • The second batch of the Post Graduate Certificate in English Communication (PGCEC) course is scheduled to begin in October 2010. Applications for the course will be invited shortly.