Infrastructure
The department has an excellent infrastructure of spacious class rooms and also a well- stocked department library. Our college houses a computerized Central Library having a collection of 800 text books and reference books in English. In order to give practical exposure to students in language skills, a language lab is essential. Understanding its significance, we are planning to install a language laboratory that will indubitably serve as a meaningful tool.

About the Department
The Department of English was formerly a part of the Department of Languages. It was established as a separate entity when BA English Literature course was introduced in the year 2011 as a humble beginning with  four students in the first batch. Well-qualified and highly competent staff members mould and motivate the students to channelize them according to the demands of the day. We provide a pleasant learning ambience to impart language skills, literature and moral values through intelligible teaching.

  


GUEST LECTURE:
A Guest Lecture for BA English students was organized on 28 th Jan 2017. Mr. M. David Wesley, M.A., M. Phil Assistant Professor, Madras Christian College, delivered a lecture on “ Reading Practice and Review Writing”. Nearly 80 students were benefited from the program .

A Guest Lecture for I B.A English Literature was organized by our department on 4 th March 2016 in our Seminar Hall. Mr. V. J. Kolachuvar- Asst.Prof. of English, Patrician College of Arts & Science, Chennai was the resource person who gave a lecture on “Literary Forms”.

  

LITERARY VISIT:
The Department of English with 60 students and 3 staff members visited The British Council on account of the Literary Visit, on 28 August 2015 between 9am and 4pm to explore British Literature and Phonology. Mrs. Catherine and Mr. Naveen presented the paper on “The Orientation of Database Service”. The screen show fascinated “The Taming of the Shrew” to explore Shakespeare's eminence.

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:

On 17th March 2018, students of III BA ENGLISH along with the class tutor (Mrs. R. Sakthi Tharani) visited the orphanage “NEW HOPE NEW LIFE” at Perumbakam. Together the students and the tutor offered various items like Rice, Dal, Oil, Soap, Powder, Toothbrushes & Paste, Boxes of Pencil and eatables like biscuits, cakes and chocolates. As the summer vacation is fast approaching students gave them 2 sets of Tennis bat and Cork.

On March 11, 2017, III BA English Literature students along with staffs Mrs. Indra Balini Jacob, Ms. S. Bhuvaneshwari and Mr.Irwin Selvan. S visited ‘Kaakum Karangal', an orphanage in Palavakkam. Food and bedspreads were distributed to the children and senior citizens. Games were conducted and prizes were given.

Our Faculty Mrs. Ruby Frederick and III B.A students embarked a visit as an extension activity to the ‘Bethania Foundation', Injambakkam on March 24 th 2016. The students' association and interaction with the orphanage kids was memorable and moving. And it was a socially useful and productive work.  

 
  
Staff Achievements

Mrs. Sandhiya published two papers with the ISSN: 23498684 and ISBN 9788179664711 and Mrs. R. Sakthi Tharani published a paper in the online journal with ISSN: 2394-9333.

Mrs. Indra Balini Jacob, Ms. S.J. Cleeta and Mrs. J. Jabeela Shirlin presented papers at  ISRIL ’18 organised by HITS.

Mr. Jeyas. T presented a paper on “ The Portrayal of Tradition and Culture in Shashi Deshpande's Roots and Shadows” in a National Conference on “Development of Literature with the Societal Changes” organized by Joseph college of Arts and Science , Thirunavallur on 28 th Jan 2017.

Mrs. R. Sakthi Tharani presented a paper on “ Women's Struggle for Life and Survival in Shashi Deshpande's Roots and Shadows” in a National Conference on “Development of Literature with the Societal Changes” organized by Joseph college of Arts and Science , Thirunavallur on 28 th Jan 2017.

Mr.C. Vimal Raj & Ms. S.V Saranya presented a paper on “ An Eco- Critical reading of select poems of D.H Lawrence in an International Conference on “Social Perspectives in Contemporary English Literature” organized by Mangayarkarasi College of Arts and Science for Women , Madurai on 10 th Sep 2016.

Ms. S. Bhuvaneshwari presented a paper on “ Kitchen- A Cage – An Analysis of Ambai's A Kitchen in the Corner of the House” in an International Seminar on “Literature Explores Impediments in Society”organized by Urumu Dhanalakshmi College , Trichy on 4 th March 2017.

BOOKS PUBLISHED:

Mr. T. Jeyas, Mrs. Indra Balini Jacob , Ms. S. Sandhiya, Ms. S. Bhuvaneshwari, Ms. Sharanya have published four books titled “ Students's English Digest” for I and II year UG students.



 Students' Achievements
  

Ms. R. Jeziah Bani and Ms. Ciju Silpa of II BA English published papers on 16th February 2018 at Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science.

Mr. R. Ranga of II BA English secured first place in story writing competition held at Dr. M.G.R Janaki College of Arts & Science for Women, Chennai on 9th December 2017 at the 5th Chennai Literary Festival 2018.

Students of III BA English were elected in the Student Council 2016-17.
Ms. N.Krithika (Cultural Secretary), Ms. Priyadharshini.R (General Secretary ) and Mr.Pasupathi (NSS Secretary )
Ms. N.Krithika of III BA English won the title “Ms. HINDOTSAV 2K17” in HINDOTSAV Inter-Collegiate Cultural Meet 2017. She received the award ARIVU KATHIR in the 15 th Arivukkalanjiyam Award Competitions 2017 for the Youth jointly organised by MTS Academy, Nehru Yuva Kendra and NSS University of Madras during the National Youth Day Celebrations 2017 on 28 th Jan, 2017. She also won First Prize in RJ Competition in FRAMEZ, organised by the Department of Media, HCAS.
Ms. Priya. A of II BA English presented a paper on “ Social Conditions and Feminity” in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice” in a National Conference on “Development of Literature with the Societal Changes” organized by Joseph college of Arts and Science , Thirunavallur on 28 th Jan 2017.
Ms. R. Jeziah Bani of I BA English presented a paper titled ‘Spoken and Presentation Skills' at the International Conference on Innovative Methodologies in Teaching and Learning English Language and Literature on 3 rd March, 2017 at Alpha Arts and Science College.
Ms.P.Sai Pooja of I BA English attended a Training programme on “Human Rights” sponsored by National Human Rights Commission, Govt. Of India, New Delhi, at Anna Institute of Management, Chennai on 8 th Febraury 2017.
Mr R.Ranga of I BA English won the first prize in Poetry Writing Competition organised by Chennai Literary Fest at JBAS College for Women, Chennai on 7 th January 2017. He also participated in a One Day Workshop on “Copy Editing” , organised by Chennai Literary Fest, at Ethiraj College on 6 th January, 2017.

Students of II & III BA English Literature- Priyadharshini, Benlin Anand, Shekina, Dharshana, Santhoshini, and Ramya enacted the play “ The Dear Departed ” in a competition held at Vidhya Sagar Women's College, Chengalpet and bagged the I Prize. Krithika of II B.A was awarded with an individual championship by Vidhya Sagar Women's College on 22 nd Sep'2015 for her unparalled performance. Krithika, Priyadharshini, Deborah Blesse, Benlin Anand, Kilur Mohammad, Pasupathi, Shekina, Dharshana, Santhoshini, and Ramya took part in various curricular and co-curricular competitions held at different colleges like Stella Marris College, Vidhya Sagar Women's College, Presidency College, Alpha College, and Dhanabalan College of Arts and Science. They added laurels to our department as well as our College by reaping I Prizes. A. Mohammad Yunus of III B.A participated in the debate in Tamil on 3 rd Sep'2015 conducted by Sigaram Tamil Association, Thuraiyur and secured II Prize.

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