Tata Institute of Social Sciences
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Centre for English Language and Development


Centre for English Language and Development

The English Language Cell (ELC) was conceived and established in 2017 and it was renamed as Centre for English Language and Development (CELD) in the year 2020. The CELD works with a specific aim and objective of providing continuous English language support for socially and educationally marginalised students. CELD seeks to do this in a manner that draws on the previous social and academic experiences of the students to strengthen and complement their academic learning and social skills at the Institute.

CELD designs and delivers courses that engage students in classroom tasks that systematically nurture and hone their academic, social communication and professional skills in English.  It adopts a multi-pronged approach to capacity building and enhancement of students’ confidence and competencies through English language in order for them to confidently handle academic and social demands based in classroom and campus interactions as they are proven to be pivotal in determining marginalised students’ success in academics. 

With these objectives and vision set out clearly, CELD encourages and supports its Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Research students with a range of language-related programmes. Considering the diverse academic and social backgrounds of our students, CELD aims at building independent, competent individuals with enhanced linguistic and communicative knowledge. 


Dr. Murali Krishna, Asst. Professor, TISS-Azim Premji School of Education


Dr. Sajida Sultana, Asst. Professor, Centre for English Language and Development

Dr. Mohan Dharavath, Asst. Professor, Centre for English Language and Development