English
 

The Department of English was started in the year 1995-96. This department takes care of teaching Part-II English to various under-graduate programmes offered in our College. B.A. English literature was started in the year 2010-11 with an approved intake of 50. The department offers M.Phil. (Part-time) English programme.

A language laboratory is functioning to develop the communication skills of the students. The lab is equipped with 12 systems, headphones and mic, a three-in-one audio system and a 5KVA UPS. The Department conducted a seminar on Teaching English to Socially Disadvantaged Learners in March 2002.

  FACULTY
  • Dr. K. A. Agalya, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
  • Mr.M. R. Santhanam, M.A., M.Phil.
  • Mrs. S. Annie Cutie, M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed.
  • Ms. N. Yamuna, M.A., B.Ed.
  • Ms. S. Punitha, M.A., M.Phil.
  • Ms. P. Devipriya, M.A.
  • Mr. P. Ramesh, M.A.
  • Ms. S.Suganthi, M.A., B.Ed.

 SELECT PUBLICATIONS
  • K.A.Agalya, Innovations in Teaching Methodologies, in: Ilango Ponnuswami(Ed.), Professional Social Work – Best Practices and Innovations in Teaching, Research and Extension, Authors Press, New Delhi, 2011, pp. 351-356, ISBN: 978-81-7273-510-4.
  • K.A.Agalya and Dr.S.N.Mahalakshmi, Realities and Redemption in Anita Nair’s Lessons in Forgetting, The Journal of Indian Writing in English, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2012, pp. 1-2.
  • K.A.Agalya and S.N.Mahalakshmi, Invoking the Past through Present in Anita Nair’s Ladies Coupe, in: K.Vijayalakshmi(Ed.), A Study on the Works of Contemporary Indian Writers in English, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, 2012, pp.101-106, ISBN: 978-93-82062-55-4.
  • K.A.Agalya and S.N.Mahalakshmi, Search for Self in Anita Nair’s Novel, in: K.A.Agalya(Ed.) Culture and Consciousness – A Study on the Novels of Indian Writers in English, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, 2012, pp.54-55, ISBN: 978-93-81361-85-6.
  • S.Jothi and K.A.Agalya, Relationship and Reality in Anita Nair’s Novels, in: K.A.Agalya(Ed.) Culture and Consciousness – A Study on the Novels of Indian Writers in English, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, 2012, pp. 99-100, ISBN: 978-93-81361-85-6.
  • K.A.Agalya and S.N.Mahalakshmi, Emerging Women in Anita Nair’s Novels, Indian Journal of Scientific Research, Special Edition, 2013, pp. 1-3.
  • S.Annie Cutie, Disintegration of old values in Aravind Adiga’s Last Man in Tower, The Journal of Indian Writing in English, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2012, pp. 5-7.
  • S.Annie Cutie and S.N.Mahalakshmi, Sin and Redemption in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger, Indian Journal of Scientific Research, Special Edition, 2013, pp. 9-11.
  • S.Annie Cutie and P.Malathy, Aravid Adiga’s Last Man in Tower – A Study of Struggles and Crime, in: K.A.Agalya(Ed.) Culture and Consciousness – A Study on the Novels of Indian Writers in English, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, 2012, pp. 24-26, ISBN: 978-93-81361-85-6.
 SEMINARS / CONFERENCES ORGANIZED
S.No. Date Details
1 Mar. 01, 2008 National Conference on Task-based Learning for Communicative Competence
2 Jan. 20, 2012 National Conference on Culture and Consciousness: A study on novels of Indian Writers in English in 21st Century
3 Jan. 24 & 25, 2013 International Conference on Post Colonial Aesthetics in Modern Indian Fiction

 ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

The English Literary Association (ELA) aims at improving the language efficiency of the students. It conducts periodic seminars for the betterment of the students. The department is bringing out an annual bulletin Vasavi Literaria with editorial contributions from students and staff.