Department of English

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 with a sanctioned strength of 24 students. 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. The course is intended to introduce the students to the interrelationship between paradigms of social formation, to know and appreciate literature and establish connections across frontiers of disciplines. The students become competent to critically engage with culture, gender and marginality and become acquainted with narration and representation. They are also put on track to become potent and effective teachers and pass on their linguistic and cultural skills onto the coming generations with the firm foundation they receive from the department.

STRENGTHS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

The effervescent faculty of the English Department is renowned for their unfeigned love for students and literature. The commitment and dedicated faculty has been successfully moulding generations of sensitive and humane citizens who are socially inclined. Two teachers arePh.D holders, One teacher has submittedthe Ph.D thesis, two teachers are currently pursuing research and three teachers have M.Phil degrees. Five  teachers have completed Minor Research Projects funded by UGC. All teachers attend seminars,workshops, present papers and has published around 25research papers in authorized academic journals in the last four years. The department co-ordinates the activities of various clubs like Literary Club, Debate Club and Dance Club. The PG students also attend seminars, present papers in National and Regional Seminars and publish them.AnupaReji secured 9th Rank in the University for U G examinations. Lakshmi Anil of II MA received  the ‘EloquenzaSignificato Ever Rolling Trophy’ for the Paper Reading competition held at Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara in February 2017. NeethuRajendran 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. Our students bagged the Overall Championship Award ‘Espirito 14’ in an intercollegiate competition conducted by St.Xavier’s College for Women in 2014. Some of our students got admission in universities of national and Internatinational repute like EFLU and many are successfully placed in different firms across the country and abroad

METHODOLOGY OF TEACHING LEARNING

  • 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.
  • Role play is used as an effective way of teaching for better comprehension.
  • Students are encouraged to appreciate, interpret and critically evaluate literature.
  • Creative ways of responding to a given topic, like doodling, cartooning,poster making,poetry writing etc., is encouraged.
  • The students are given ample opportunities to build their conversational skills through interaction with the real world through various activities and events.
  • Formation of Google groups for transacting academic content
  • Regular submission of assignments.
  • Mandatory submission of projects by UG and PG students
  • Tests and evaluation held regularly.
  • Remedial classes held for students needing extra attention.
  • Advanced students given extra tasks.

INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES

Classrooms with LCD projectors, Language Lab,Department Library and 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.

  • Department Library

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.

  • Language Lab

Well equipped language lab which has 32 desktop computers  with inbuilt language learning software’s to enable students to acquire exposure to listening, speaking and reading in the correct manner of pronunciation.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

  • Amaara,an Extension activity which gives hands-on academic training to students
  • Academic seminars conducted every year.
  • Peoples’ skills of students developed to equip them for jobs.
  • Mega annual intercollegiate Fest- Chrysalis.
  • Pro-life outreach programmes like Chrysalis Care – A charity venture from the proceeds of Chrysalis, a Mega event to help inmates of orphanages, houses for the differently-abled and old age homes..
  • Advantage to interact with all students of the college
  • Vibrant and committed faculty and students
  • Wall magazines on topics of literary and social relevance are regularly published
  • A well written and artistically illustrated manuscript magazine, a platform showcasing the literary and artistic skills of the students , is unveiled every year .

COURSE OFFERED

  • BA English Language and Literature
  • Core : English
  • Complementary I: History of British Colonialism
  • Complementary II: Roots of the Modern World
  • Choice Based Course: Regional Literatures in Translation
  • Open course: English for Careers ( Semester V)
  • Add-on Courses : Graphic Designing (2017 onwards)
  • MA English Language and Literature

Faculty Profile

LALY MATHEW

Associate Professor
PhD, M A

JOJY K. V.

Assistant Professor
M.A., M. Phil

LISSY KACHAPPILLY

Assistant Professor
MA. English, M.Phil

MINI M ABRAHAM

Assistant Professor
MA English, B.Ed English

SABITHA ZACHARIAS

Assistant Professor
M.A, B.Ed English

MERIN JOSE

Assistant Professor
M A English, MPhil English
Sneha S

Sneha S

Guest Faculty
M.A. English
Mincy Mathew

Mincy Mathew

Guest Faculty
MA
Arya M. P

Arya M. P

Guest Faculty
M. Phil, M A
NIKITHA BASIL

NIKITHA BASIL

Guest Faculty
MA, MPHIL

ASSOCIATIONS AND EVENTS

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 activities which enable them to inculcate social commitment and charity.The students are moulded to be more sensitive to the needs of the society through various association activities like ‘Read and Recuperate’wherein the students  go for hospital visits and anganvadi visits on a regular basis.’Reading Week’ is conducted with much aplomb every year  to enlighten the students about the therapeutic effects of reading. 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.

EVENTS

  • 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.Within 2 years of its inception it has evolved into the most sought after event which is attended by more than 80 colleges from all over South India.
  • Purple Patches: Annual staging of Shakespearean plays by the students of the department for the college community.

WORKSHOPS/SEP(STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME)

Student Enrichment Programmes are conducted regularly for PG and UG by renowned subject experts in the field.

  • 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)
  • AMAARA 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 on wards.


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