The Department of Humanities comprises disciplines such as English, Economics, Management, Counselling and the two federal departments of Placement & Training and Physical Education. It addresses skill gaps between academia’s output and organizations’ requirements by making the graduating engineers competent in communication and interpersonal skills. The department consists of well experienced faculty members who are highly rated in their own respective areas.
Faulty communication, skimpy etiquette and scanty team skills have ruined the chances of many an engineering student in clearing placement interviews. Realizing how vital soft skills are for selection and promotion, the Management of the College has appointed two full-time faculty members for Communicative English – another unique feature of Amal Jyothi. The Language Lab with a capacity of 66 consoles and the dept library, consisting of self-help and placement-related books and CDs, go a long way in honing the soft skills of students.
Apart from regular classes and tests the department also organizes training programmes for the faculty, staff and students. One of the focal points of students’ training is Good Manners.
Counselling of students is effectively taken care of on a regular basis. One-to-one counselling strengthens the unsteady and fickle-minded ones and makes them systematic and confident.
Physical Education includes regular coaching in sports, chess and group games such as Shuttle badminton, basketball and football. ARENA, an all-Kerala inter-engineering college basketball tournament is an annual programme of Amal Jyothi. Competitions in sports for both students and staff, is yet another attractive feature.
Interests within the Department range from Discrete Mathematics and Applicable Analysis in Mathematics to the development of Nanomaterials in Physics and Chemistry. There is a rich variety of problems of vital importance in the development of the science of polymers, biomedical materials, composites and other materials awaiting solution.
The College has a vibrant Placement Assistance Cell. Several companies visit our campus every year as part of their milk rounds. Placement-related trainings also are organized to equip the job seekers in aptitude tests, interviews and group discussions.