THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
The English department offers a wide range of courses, covering traditional core subjects and innovative new studies. The department of English is the biggest department of the college with fourteen permanent faculty members and six guest lecturers. Students of English are constantly inspired and intellectually stimulated by researchers and academicians who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge.
To be a premium centre for learning that nurtures graduate and postgraduate students into accomplished and competent young women who can contribute effectively and responsibly to society.
Provide suitable curricular support to the students through remedial programmes, mentoring, tutoring, focus on research and academics and innovative teaching methods to facilitate employability.
The Department has a strong research profile, and much of the research is of national and international renown. We aim to provide a supportive working environment, where the research scholars will receive expert tuition as well as flexibility and choice in their area of study.
COURSES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT
Post Graduate Course
M.A. English language and Literature
The English department offers postgraduate students, specialized teaching and supervision from experts in their field, research resources and an intellectually inspirational environment.
Under Graduate Courses
B.A. English language & literature
Under graduate courses in the English department offer a range of traditional core subjects and innovative new studies. The students will be part of a dynamic graduate community and will be introduced to key theoretical approaches and pioneering inter disciplinary concepts.
BA Programme Syllabus/Course Outline-Click here
Add-On Courses for career enhancement
Certificate course in Functional English
The course concentrates on four language skills- listening, speaking, reading and writing. It enables students to communicate effectively and appropriately in real life situations and to use English for special purposes and specific careers.
Certificate course in Graphic Design and Animation
The course is designed for careers in multinational companies, corporate and even individual undertakings. On completion of the course students will be capable in the areas of Web Design and Animation, Copy Writing and layouts in the Printing and Publishing industry and in the field of Advertising.
LIST OF FACULTY
Head of the Department (Ph.No: 2350523)
Dr. Tessy Anthony, M.A., B.Ed. M.Phil, Ph.D
Dr. Beena Job,MA. M.Phil., Ph.D
Smt. Arthasery Magdalene, M.A., M.Phil
Dr. Latha Nair. R., M.A. Ph.D. M.A. IELT & ALS (UK) CELTA (Cambridge)
Smt. Preethi Kumar, M.A, UGC NET
Smt. Maria Theresa Chakunny, M.A., M.Phil, UGC NET
Smt. Tania Mary Vivera, MA., M.Phil, UGC NET
Smt. Jisha John, MA, UGC NET
Smt. Jeena Ann Joseph, MA, MPhil, UGC NET
Dr. Priya K.Nair, M.A., UGC NET, PhD, Diploma in Journalism & Print Media, CELTA (Cambridge)
Miss. Vidhu Mary John, M.A., UGC NET
Miss. Athira Babu, M.A., UGC NET
Miss. Anju James, M.A., UGC NET
Late. Sr. Therese Marie
Smt. V.P. Vilasini Devi
Smt. Aleyamma Samuel Koshy
Smt.Betty Elizabeth Kurien
Smt. P. Jayanthi
Smt. Mary Teresa Fernandez
Smt. Jessy Job
Smt. Aparna Menon
Smt. Monica Thomas
Smt. Annie Jacob K
Smt.Lakshmi Devi Menon
Dr. Renuka S, M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D.
Dr. Anitha Devasia, M.A., PGDTE, M.Litt, Ph.D.
Dr. Celine E. (Sr. Vinitha), M.A., Ph.D.
DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES 2014-15
The department collaborated with the Department of Communicative English to conduct a one-day seminar titled Glimpses into Travel Narratives on 30 July 2014. Dr. Babitha Justin, Reader, Humanities, IIST, one of the resource persons spoke on the theoretical aspects of travel writing while the other resource person Mr. Thomas Chacko spoke of the practical aspects. Dr. Tessy Anthony C., Head, Dept. of English was the coordnator.
Panache 2015, the annual inter-collegiate competition for the Sr. Therese Marie Ever-Rolling Trophy organised by the Dept. of English, was held on 16 January 2015.
Mr. Sachin Warrier, the popular playback singer, was the chief guest of the event and inaugurated the same. Dr. Tessy Anthony C., the Head of the department, presided over the inaugural function.
Over 100 participants from 30-odd colleges participated in the events. A total of 8 competitive events were held. Chinmaya School, Thripunithura won the prestigious Sr. Therese Marie Ever-Rolling Trophy.
Shakespearean play staged
The First and Second year students of the department presented the Shakespearean play The Tempest at the bequest of the Changampuzha Samskarika Kendram, Edapally on 29 January 2015 at Changampuzha Park. The event marked the celebration of the 450th birth anniversary of the great English dramatist.
The Department organised a session on 'Creative Writing'. The celebrated writer Ms. Jaishree Misra delivered a lecture and partook in the interactive session that followed.
A lecture on Writing Projects: Texts, Contexts and Pretexts was organized on 29 December 2014 for the second and year degree students. The speaker was Dr. P. K. Sreekumar, Assistant Professor at Government Sanskrit College, Thripunithara and an eminent scholar in English Literature. The four main topics mentioned were Translation, Children's Literature, Traditional toxicology and the challenges in the usage of English.
A lecture on Intertextuality and Cultural Studies was organized by Dr. Tessy Anthony C. on 10 January 2015. The speaker for the day was Dr. JyothiMol, Faculty, St. Baselius College. Dr. Jyothi started off the session by introducing the concept of intertextuality and its applications before dealing in depth with the different schools of and approaches to culture studies.
The Department, in association with UGC Area Studies Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Kerala, organised a National Conference on Life and Literature in the Post 9/11 World on 23 and 24 September 2014.
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The students of the school were given training in functional English with special thrust on their oral and written communication skills. Hand-outs, reference materials and worksheets were distributed to the students of all the schools in order to make them practice what they had acquired in class.As part of the Teresian Rural Outreach Programme (TROP), the students of the department of English had volunteered to teach the students of five government schools. Classes on English for Communication was taken for the students of the five government schools- Government Girls High School Thripunithura, Mar Athanasius School, Kakanad, Edapally Government School and Govt. School Padamugal. This year the Outreach activities have been organised in collaboration withe the Amaara Foundation.
The TROP volunteers were also part of the Ende Kochi project.
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