English Research


  • The Department of English was recognized as a research centre in Nov 2012. It was inagurated by our honourable Vice Chancellor Dr.Kumaraguru. Dr.Nirmala Manuel,the Principal of the college is also the head of the Research Centre. She took her doctoral degree from the Insitiute of English,University of Kerala in the Year 1996. Her area of interest is poetry and her thesis has been written on the poems of Marianne Moore, an American Poetess. She has a fine poetic sensibility and her poems have been published in the book titled "Indian Women Writting in English". She has presented and published both in the English language and Literature. She has guided 15 M.Phil scholars. At present 8 Ph.D Scholars are pursuing research under her guidance.

  • There is a good Library in the research with Internet facility.

  • Research guides

  • Dr. Nirmala Manuel, Principal
  •    Dr. Nirmala Manuel, Principal, Women′s Christian College took her post-graduate degree from Scott Christian College, Nagercoil and Doctoral degree from the University of Kerala. She joined the Department of English, Women′s Christian College, Nagercoil in the year 1981. She was appointed as Principal in the same college in September 2012.


       Dr. Nirmala Manuel is the Head of the English Research Centre and presently 8 students are pursuing Ph.D under her guidance. She has published many papers in both language and literature. Her area of specialization is American Poetry. She has also published 10 poems in "An Anthology of Indian Women Writing in English". She is a member of several National and International Organizations like IACHE, IAPCHE, IWPG, ICTACT and CUAC. She was a member of Professional bodies like Board of Studies and Standing Committee on Academic Affairs in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. She is also a member of the Senate from 2012 onwards.