Department of English

Courses offered

  • BA English Language and Literature

    Complementary – Evolutionn of Literary Movements, Roots of the Modern World

  • Open course     – English for Careers ( Semester V)
  • MA English Language and Literature

Add-on Courses conducted

Media Writing (2012)

Transactional Analysis (2013)

Neurolinguistic Programming (2014)

Journalism and Media Writing (2015)

Courses Conducted as Extension Activities

BETA (Bharatamata English Training Academy) conducts English Training courses for Self help groups and other needy sections.

Basic English Training Course for Kudumbasree  (2013, 2014)

Basic English Training Course for Anganwadi teachers (2017)

Students of the department conduct Learning Inspired Programme, an English and Soft Skills Training Course imparted to government school students in association with AMAARA, an NGO from 2012 onwards.

History

The Department started functioning on June 16, 1965, with five Pre Degree batches along with the founding of the College. It was conferred the official status of The Department of English when the degree course in  English started on July 28,  1970. Rev. Dr. C A Abraham was the first Head of the Department. On October 17, 2013 the department was upgraded to the status of Post Graduate Department of English with the commencement of M A Programme in  English.

Student Strength

For UG – 24(Sanctioned) + Marginal increase

For PG – 15(Sanctioned) + Marginal Increase

2016-17

Class Total no. of students No. of Boys No. of Girls No. of Minority students SC/ST Students OBC Differently abled
BA 87 30 57 44 17 3 2
MA 28 3 25 Nil


Staff Strength

12 Permanent posts

5 classrooms with LCD projectors, a Language Lab, a Department Library and one Staff room on the top floor of the main block of the college. The department has 2 Desktop computers, a laptop, CD players, microphone and speakers.
An offshoot of the main library functions in the staff room of the department with 2125 books. Out of these, 360 are under UGC Remedial category. The library also has a collection of 130 educational CDs.
  • A judicious combination of lecture method, elicitation and ICT enabled input and interaction.
  • Seminar presentation by students enabling them to locate, arrange and present information on various topics.
  • Script-writing and dramatization of content leading to the students developing confidence, literary skills and spoken and enunciation skills.
  • Formation of Google groups for transacting academic content
  • Regular collection of assignments
  • Tests and evaluation held regularly
  • Remedial classes held for students needing extra attention
  • Advanced students given extra tasks
  • Mentoring of students in need by advanced students and peer groups formed for group studies
The English Association is a vibrant forum of the students to promote leadership, entrepreneurial, creative and team building skills of the students. The Association conducts and takes part in various inter- departmental and intercollegiate events as well as engages in programmes of social commitment and charity. The teachers of  the English Department are the co-ordinators of the Literary Club, Dramatics Club, College Union Arts Advisory duties, Debate Club, Reader’s Forum of the College.
Chrysalis, an Intercollegiate Literary and Cultural Fest conducted annually by the department is the front-runner among the intercollegiate fests of Kerala. This is the first intercollegiate fest started for a cause for reaching out to the underprivileged sections of society. The department annually conducts academic seminars of contemporary and literary significance. The following seminars conducted by the department were the pride of place among the academic community:
Title Geographical area Funding Agency Date & Year
Re-reading Classics in Children’s Literature International UGC 19-20 Nov 2010
Beyond Footlights: Theatre and Texts Regional 7 Mar 2012
The Pleasure Principles: Theorizing Popular Texts National UGC 5, 6 Dec 2013
Book to Box Office: A Journey Of Storytelling International 25 July 2014
Changing Genres in Trending Cultures Regional 14 Jan 2016
Adapting Shakespeare: Veeram v/s Macbeth Regional 23 Feb 2017
One teacher is a Ph.D, One teacher has submitted Ph.D thesis, 2 teachers are currently pursuing research, 3 teachers have M.Phil degrees. 4 teachers have completed Minor Research Projects and 1 has an ongoing Minor Project. All teachers attend seminars and workshops and present papers and publish them in authorized academic journals. The PG students also attend seminars, present papers in National and Regional Seminars and publish them. Laxmi Anil of II MA received an “Excellent Paper Reading Award’ from Bishop Moore College Mavelikkara in February 2017. Neethu Rajendran won the Best Project Award 2016 conducted by DevaMatha College, Kuravilangad. Students are encouraged to participate in collegiate and intercollegiate competitions and regularly win prizes.
  • Advantage to interact with all students of the college
  • Vibrant and committed faculty and students
  • Academic seminars conducted every year
  • Peoples’ skills of students developed to equip them for jobs
  • Mega annual intercollegiate Fest- Chrysalis
  • Extension activity Amaara, which gives hands-on academic training to students
  • Pro-life outreach programmes like ChrysalisCare – A charity venture from the proceeds of Chrysalis Mega event to help inmates of orphanages, houses for the differently-abled and old age homes..
If Research department  The department has applied for a research Centre to the MG University and is awaiting recognition. Research guides Details also: Dr. Laly Mathew has applied for Research guideship with the M G University.

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