Conventional syllabi emphasizing exclusive study of classics should be ready to accommodate communication skills and creativity in language to be relevant in the contemporary time, said Sri. T P Srinivasan IFS, former Indian Ambassador to the UN in Vienna, while inaugurating the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of PG and UG programmes at the Dept. of English, Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla. Rt. Rev. Thomas Samuel presided over the function, and Dr. Icy K John, Dr. G Koshy, Dr. A P John, Dr. K V Thomas, Dr. Annie Susan Mathew and Prof. Susan Thomas spoke on the occasion. Students of the pioneer BA English batch of 1967 were honoured during the function.