English Department

History of the Department

The PG Department of English was established in the year 2006 with eleven students and two staff members. In the year 2013 the number of student enrolment has risen to 30. The department is offering quality education in a good way to make students employable. The department was upgraded with BA English Literature during the academic year 2020-2021. Presently three staff members work in the department.

Vision

To send into the world, young English scholars who are sound in mind, body, spirit and spread the love of God.

Mission

Enlightened by God, we the teachers of Department of English instruct the young women of our department to enlighten other fellow beings and create new literature.

Objectives

  1. To introduce the students to new areas of literature.
  2. To improve the quality of the scholars.
  3. To create an ability to express themselves clearly.
  4. To impart in them, a love for literature and language.
  5. To enhance the employability skills of the students.

Highlights

  1. Our department has a very good academic record with university ranks.
  2. Net coaching classes are conducted to PG students.
  3. Students are encouraged to participate and present papers in various seminars, workshops and conferences.
  4. Weak students are identified and given special coaching.

Programme Outcomes

  1. To appreciate the lively poetic languages of English poems.
  2. To introduce the various literary genres, movements and forms of literature.
  3. To analyse and critically appreciate the dramatic techniques of the dramatists.
  4. To understand the significance of literary works in their cultural and ideological contexts
  5. To explore the incredible diversity of the English Language and Literature throughout the history of the world.
  6. To analyse how writers have reacted to the social challenges of their contemporary period.
  7. To express the hermeneutic engagement of creative texts with gender, race, region and identity across various significations.
  8. To study Post-Colonial Literature and cultures with a nationalist perspective.
  9. To develop comprehensive reading, writing and research skills.
  10. To guide the students to understand academic and literary profession.
  11. To help the students adapt themselves to the changing aspects of academic professionalization.

Programme Specific Outcomes

  1. To understand the historicity and textuality of World Anglophone Literatures.
  2. To appraise the diversity of humanist discourses as delineated in the texts.
  3. To enhance vocabulary and usage of English through reading and writing.
  4. To use appropriate language skills for various communicative functions in different socio-cultural contexts.
  5. Torelate the texts to convey and construct cultural values and ideas.
  6. To foster and articulate the intercultural dialogue with social empathy.
  7. To periodize the formation of knowledge with a significant paradigm shift.
  8. To validate the text with dominant critical theories, methodologies and contemporary practices in the field.
  9. To develop proficiency in critical thought and creative writing.
  10. To learn professional skills related to translation and media.

Faculty

Designation Photo Name & Qualification Description
Head of the Department English Department Mrs. L. EzhilPrafula M.A., M.Phil., PGDCA.

Mrs. L. EzhilPrafula has 7 years of teaching experience. Her area of interest in Diaspora Literature with specific emphasis on Canadian Literature. She has attended seminars and workshops in her area of interest and has actively participated and helped organize seminars.

Assistant Professor English Department Mrs. J.D. AbraJasly M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil.

Mrs. J.D. AbraJasly has 4 years of teaching experience. Her area of specialization is Canadian Literature.

Assistant Professor English Department Dr. V. Sumitha M.A., M.Phil., NET (Eng), SET (Eng), Ph. D.

Dr. Sumitha Victoria is an Assistant Professor in English since 2012. She holds a doctorate in English literature in the year 2015. Apart from being a University Rank holder in UG from ManonmaniamSundaranar University in 2007, she also cleared NET and SET exams. Her area of specialization is Post-Colonial Literature. She has published research articles in UGC CARE LISTED journals. Attended more than 100 seminars and webinars, she encourages students throughout their programs so as to enable them to progress expeditiously to theirdegrees. She provides education of the highest quality in the English Language in literature judiciously combining breadth with depth. To know more about her kindly click the following Youtube Channel of her: https://youtube.com/channel/UCEv6sc2fRL4tn-aSQV7GpA

Awards

  1. Mrs. Arul Bai Fells Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the best outgoing student who get the highest mark in all the three semesters in M.A English.
  2. Management Scholarship is awarded to the best student in I M.A English.

Alumnae

The Department of English conduct Alumnae Meet every year. These alumnae meet bring old friends together and they cherish their valuable memories with others. The day will be filled with fun, memories and nostalgia.

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Activities of the academic year 2020-2021

  1. An International Conference on Paradigm Shift in Teaching Language, Literature and Culture was conducted from 30.10.2020 to 01.11.2020.

Activities of the academic year 2019-2020

  1. A Regional Seminar on Literature and Literary theories was organized by the Department of English on 19th September 2019.
  2. A Regional Seminar on Modern British Literature was organized by the Department of English on 23rd September 2019.
  3. A state level one day workshop on Aspects of Modern English was organized by the Department of English on 4th October 2019. Dr. John Sekar, Professor of English, American College, Madurai, served as the resource person.

Activities of the academic year 2018-2019

  1. To promote learning among students an extension activity was held on 24-01-2019 in Home Church Nursery and Primary School, Nagercoil.

Activities of the academic year 2017-2018

  1. Two staff members and 28 students of II M.A. English has actively participated in the Intercollegiate Seminar on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and Antony and Cleopatra held on 8-08-2017 at Muslim Arts College, Tiruvithancode.

Activities of the academic year 2016-2017

  1. Two staff members and 29 students of PG English has actively participated in the Intercollegiate Seminar on Feminism held on 20-09-2016 at Muslim Arts College, Tiruvithancode.