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English

About the Department

Introduction

English, a bridging liaison across the globe, occupies a prime spot in widening the avenues of career for an individual. The ever expanding and all-encompassing, flexible features of both English language and Literature make it a thoroughly knowledge-oriented course that appeals to one’s aesthetic and intelligent sense.

Courses Offered

Objective

The Department of English persistently endeavours to equip the students with quality communicative and personality skills through literary and linguistic pursuits to foster personal growth and face the challenges of the contemporary global society.

Scope of the Course

  • Students are provided with an environment to love the English language and Literature and equip themselves with quality learning of the subject. The well-experience faculty provides hands-on learning, teaching spoken English and Soft Skills training to face career prospects and employability.
  • The students are screened movies related to literature to make the learning process effective and fruitful.
  • We highly encourage and facilitate the students to participate in Workshops, Seminars and Conferences on various facets in literature.

Infrastructure

The Department comprises an excellent infrastructure of capacious classrooms and an updated, resourceful department library. Our college also renders a computerized Central Library which has a collection of over 800 text books and reference books in English. We also have a well equipped Language Lab which gives practical exposure to students in Language Skills through interesting exercises and interactive applications.

About The Department:

The Department of English was established in 2011, with BA English course. Our well qualified and competent staff members passionately mould and motivate the students to channelize them to the demands of the day. Even though, we had a humble beginning with four students in the first batch, the department has now a strength of more than 130 students. The continuous committed endeavours of the staff members helped to secure two university FIRST RANKS both in Foundation English and BA English Literature. The study of World Literature from a multi lingual and multi cultural dimensions helps the students to evolve into global citizens. We ensure a pleasant learning ambience to impart language skills, literature and moral values through intelligible teaching.

Syllabus

B.A. English

I Year II Year III Year
Semester - I Semester - III Semester - V
Language-I Language – III Shakespeare - I
English –I English – III Indian Writing in English
British Literature- I British Literature- III American Literature – Prose and Drama
Indian Writing in English Modern English Language & Usage An Introduction to General Linguistics and Communication
Background to The Study of English Literature Myth and Literature Post colonial Literatures in English
Personality Enrichment – I Computing Skill - I Value Education
English for Competitive Exams – I
Semester - II Semester - IV Semester - VI
Language-II Language – IV Shakespeare - II
English –II English – IV American Literature – Poetry and Fiction
British Literature- II American Literature- I English Phonetics and Phonology
Regional Indian Literature in Translation Film and Literature ( or) Green Studies Indian Literatures in Translation
An Introduction to Literary Forms Introduction to the Study of Language & Linguistics Journalism
Personality Enrichment – II Environmental Studies Extension Activities
English for Competitive Exams – II Computing Skills - II

Add-On Courses

Photo Journalism

The Department of English offers an Add-on course on “Photo Journalism” to the III B.A English Literature students during the final semester. It is a twenty hours programme through which students acquire a brief knowledge about the basics of Photography, Lighting Techniques, Composition Techniques and Image processing.

Duration: 20 Hrs

Timing: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Course Fee: Rs. 500

University of Madras Rank Holders

Rank Holder
Rank 1 Radhika Rajeev

2014-2017
Rank Holder
Rank 1 Shekina Miraculine

2013 - 2016

Alumni

Alumni
MR. S. SIMON(2015 – 2018)
TRANSACTION PROCESSING REPRESENTATIVE JOULESTOWATTS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD.
Alumni
MS. R. SOWNDARYA(2014 – 2017)
TEACHER ST.FRANCIS DE SALES MATRICULATION SCHOOL, KELAMBAKKAM.
Alumni
MS. AMULYA. C(2014-2017)
TEACHER ST.FRANCIS DE SALES MATRICULATION SCHOOL, KELAMBAKKAM.
Alumni
Ms. KIRUTHIKA(2014-2017)
STUDYING M.A ENGLISH ALSO HOSTS SHOWS AT VELICHAM TV, PODHIGAI TV, VISIT TAMIL NADU (YOU TUBE CHANNEL) & CONTENT WRITING
Alumni
MS. A. SOWNDARYA(2014 – 2017)
NEWS ANCHOR SATHYAM NEWS
Alumni
MS. TAMDIN DOLMA(2014-2017)
CABIN CREW/FLIGHT ATTENDANT INDIGO
Alumni
MR. A. KILUR MOHAMMED(2014-2017)
SUB-EDITOR Q7TV NEWS
Alumni
MR. JEBARAJ(2013-2016)
DATA ANALYST AMAZON
Alumni
MS. B. ANGEL JESSY(2013-2016)
PROCESS ANALYST ACCENTURE SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED
Alumni
MS. R. RAJESHWARI(2011-2014)
TEACHER MRS. ELLEN SHARMA SCHOOL, SHOLLINGANALLUR.
Alumni
A. ARUNBHARATHI(2011 – 2014)
MANAGER NO BROKER TECHNOLOGIES SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD
Alumni
MR. K. SATHISH KUMAR(2011-2014)
ENTREPRENEUR MKB TRANSPORT, WEDDING HALL, PETROL STATION & RICE MANDI

Frequently Asked Questions

Bachelor of Arts in English course covers the history and works of various authors from Old English period to 20th century. It also covers the writings and history of world literature. Technical Papers like Translation, Journalism are also offered under BA English course. Interest towards the language is a basic eligible criteria for taking up BA English major.

Taking up BA English develops a student’s language and literature knowledge. Language aspects such as vocabulary , writing, reading, speaking and listening skills can be improved. Literature on the other side introduces them to English culture and also to Ancient Greek, Roman, American, African and many other world cultures through the works of various writers. An enjoyment of literature will help students to read vast number of books, which can eventually lead them to become a writer. In this way English degree can provide you a great opportunity to test and refine your skills.

HCAS being one of the reputed institutions offer BA English course from the year 2011. With skilled and talented teachers the department has grown in a successful way over the years. BA English is a 3 year degree program with 6 semesters. The syllabus covers a wide variety of literary works from British Literature, Indian Literature, Myth and Literature, Film and Literature, Post- Colonial Literature, Literary Theory etc.., the department also offers an Add on Course in Photo Journalism. The Department encourages and supports the students to get internships in various institutions and also to participate in seminars, conferences and workshops. We have a Reading Club were students are given the opportunity to read books and write reviews. With the help of smart classrooms students are taught with Audio Visual aids. Syllabus related movies are telecasted to students. Within a short span of time the Department has produced.
TWO UNIVERSITY FIRST RANK HOLDERS.

It is a degree that can give you too many options in employment. With a BA degree and passion towards teaching and with the Master degrees you can opt teaching. You can also obtain jobs in the fields of writing, editing, publishing, technical writing etc... The field of Journalism and Media has various job opportunities for BA English graduates. If you are interested towards arts and culture then Arts and Culture industry has many jobs. NGOs & social service organization look for people with good communication and writing skills, so a degree with BA English will naturally make a good choice. You are also eligible for any kind of administrative jobs.
MOU – nil

Department of English is conducting an Add on Course in Photo Journalism to the students of BA English.