Department of ENGLISH

Year of establishment – 1970

          BA  ENGLISH – 1972

 

          M.A.ENGLISH-2013

 

 

The Department of English has highly motivated staff who endeavor to prepare students for the future by inculcating an interest in literature and to learn the nuances of the English language  through practice of LSRW skills.  With 3 Doctorates and 2 staff pursuing Research,  the Department is gearing to establish itself as a Research Department in the near future.The Department has designed a well thought out syllabus to balance interest in literature and   develop a competency in spoken English            

Journalism, an elective subject has been introduced to hone their creative skills and also a prepare  them for a career in journalism after their post graduation

·         Making optimum use of the autonomous status in evolving a syllabi that will upgrade the knowledge of the faculty and students.

·         Introducing a paper in communications skills that will enable them to effectively communicate – the need of the hour.

·         Increasing the number of job-oriented subjects -- Translations and Journalism.

·         Creating an awareness of women’s problems with a paper on Women’s Writings, which will also inspire them to strive for higher goals.

·         Providing them with views of feminists and adopting a positive approach to the gender issues.

·         Combining theoretical knowledge with practical training.

 

The Department will thus reach the goals set by the Institution –

·         Quality Education

·         Career-Oriented skills

·         Personality Development

·         Social Awareness.

 

Courses offered

B.A English

M.A English

Ph.D (Part-time)

 

Special papers

          Introduction to Journalism

          Mass media and advertising

          Film studies and literature

          Literatures in Translation

 

Skill based paper – Public Speaking

Facilities - Language Laboratory, Smart Classroom

Staff Profile

 

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

Experience

1

Mrs. R.Mangayarkarasi, 

         

M.A, B.Ed., M.Phil.,

Head, Associate Professor

 

28

2

Miss.S.Ezhilarasi

 

 M.A

Assistant Professor

 

14

3

Miss G.Thilakavathy

 

 M.A M.Phil

Assistant Professor

 

 

4

Dr.P.Beena

  

M.A, M.A (Hindi), B.Ed (Hindi)  M.Phil,  PGDJMC

Assistant Professor

ELT

16

 

5

Dr .K.Kanthimathi

 

M.A M.Phil., Ph.D PGDJMC

Assistant Professor

Linguistics

16

6

Mrs. P Hema

MA MPhil PGDJ

Assistant Professor

 

10

7

Dr. S. Sharmila

MA MPhil PhD

Assistant Professor

Indian Writing in English

12

8

Mrs. C. Gandhimathi

MA MPhil

Assistant Professor

 

4

9

Ms. P. Divya Prabha

MA MPhil MA(translation Studies), PGDELT, PGDPR, DTTM

Assistant Professor

 

2

10

Mrs. C. Ponni Devi

MA MPhil

Assistant Professor

 

1

11

Ms. M. Mebitha Lordlin Kiruba

MA

Assistant Professor

 

 

 

Self Supporting:

 

S. NO

 

NAME

 

QUALIFICATION

 

DESIGNATION

 

SPECIALIZATION

 

EXPERIENCE

1.

A.Arundhathi

M.A., M.Phil

Asst.Prof

Short Fiction

15

2.

K. Sivashankari

M.A., M.Phil, B. Ed

Asst.Prof

Children Literature

5

3.

S.Sankari

M.A., M.Phil, B.Ed

Asst.Prof

Canadian Literature

3

4.

S.Hemamalini

M.A., M.Phil, B.Ed

Asst.Prof

Indian Writing

2

5.

V.Gayathri

M.A., M.Phil

Asst.Prof

ELT

2

6.

P.Divyasaraswathi

M.A., M.Phil

Asst.Prof

Indian Writing

2

7.

H.Catherine

M.A., M.Phil

Asst.Prof

American Literature

6 months

8.

R.S.Abisha

M.A., M.Phil

Asst.Prof

 

6 months

 

 

M.A.English :

S. NO

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

Experience

1

Mrs. A.D.REKHA

M.A.,M.Phil.,NET

Associate Professor

American Literature

10

2

Mrs.R.ARCHANA

 

M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil.,SET

Assistant Professor

Eco Feminism

4

3

Mrs.M.SRI LALITHA

 

M.A M.Phil.,NET

Assistant Professor

Indian Writing in English

8

4

Mrs.V.Shantha

M.A M.Phil.,NET

Assistant Professor

American Literature

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborations

          Shakespeare Institute

          News Reel Media Services Pvt Ltd -  Online Paper

·         Prakriti Foundation

Dept Activities

LIT-INVENTIVA
( A forum for Innovation, Enlightenment & Creativity)

English Literary Association & Debate Club -  2015-2016

          Inaugural Lecture on communicative English by Dr. Gopalan Ravindran, Professor & Head, Dept. of journalism and Communication,University of Madras, Chennai, on 11th August 2015.

          Inter and Intra Departmental competitions were conducted

          A guest lecture on “Attitudes of English Second Language Learners towards corrective feedback " was given by Mrs. Malathy Bakeerathan, Lecturer, University of Jaffna, Srilanka on 5th January 2016.

          One day workshop was conducted under the banner of CLF (Chennai Literary Fest) on “News Reading and Comparing”  by Prof. Abul Faiz, Founder and Director, AF School of News Reading and “Copy Editing and Publishing” by Mrs.Nalini Olivannan, Director at Chennai Centre of Training and Development on 18th February 2016.

          Valedictory  Guest :  Dr. Lazar Selva, Loyola College Chennai

          Valedictory Address : Communication development in class room 

 

Students Strength

          UG - 130

          PG – 45

          Ph.D – 4 (part time)

Conferences/Seminar Organized

          2014-15 -Modern Feminist Voices and Visions , 6 & 7 Feb 2015