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 equip young women with the wisdom of the English literary world and foster sensitivity and creativity towards the betterment of future generations.
The mission of the department is to train students in the study of literature by acquainting them with established classics as well as significant new works in the English language and literature, and by familiarizing them with various critical tools and precepts from early times to the present age
The principal aim of our teaching is to provide students with expert support and to encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning with the assistance of the extensive research resources at their disposal.
Students are encouraged to explore a range of future work opportunities from creative and cultural industries to public and private sector employment.
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
B.A. Communicative English
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. Renuka S., M.A., M.Phil, PhD
Dr.Anitha Devasia, M.A, PGDTE, M.Litt., Ph.D
Dr. Sr.Vinitha, M.A. Ph.D
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. Communication, UGC NET
Miss. Surya Thamban MA. B. Ed
Miss. Soumya John MA in International Studies
Smt. Soumya Nair M.A
Smt. Agnes Antony M.A
Miss. Geethu Johny M.A
Miss. Janis Josy M.A, B. Ed, SET
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
DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES 2012-13
An inter-collegiate/school literary and cultural fest organized by the Department of English of St.Teresa's College was inaugurated by cine artist Ms. Poornima Indrajith who was accompanied by her daughters. Being a former student of the college, she was glad to come back to her 'home' for an official ceremony after fifteen years.
The college Newsletter Teresian Reveille was also officially released during this function.
Panache defined as 'style confidence and elegance' offered a plethora of events for the young participants to display their talents. Students from various colleges performed with great zest and enthusiasm.
'Trends in New Media' by John Brittas
On 11 the December 2012, the English association organised a talk by the noted journalist John Brittas, Business Head of Asianet Telecommunications. He spoke on the topic 'Trends in New Media'.
DEPARTMENT AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
The activities of the English Association for the year 2012-2013 were inaugurated on July 16, 2012 by Ms. P. Jayanthi, former HOD of the department of English. The formal inauguration was followed by a cultural extravaganza by the students of the department. Shwetha Vipin of III English and Henu George of III CE were elected as the Secretary and Assistant secretary respectively for the academic year
The department organised
National Seminar on REMAPPING OF REALITY THROUGH VISUAL TECHNOLOGY: INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGAGEMENTS on 28th-29th June 2012
Hosted the 'OBAMA SINGH 21ST CENTURY KNOWLEDGE INITIATIVE' an Indo-US Institutional Partnership Programme
National workshop on Research Methodology & Literacy Practices in Academic writing
Eight students of the department participated in a workshop conducted in Bharat Mata College,Thrikkakara by Kochi FM Rainbow 107.5 on June 28,2011. The participants were Jincy Jose,Parvathy V.(III Eng), Priya Antony,Urmila M.G., Elizabeth Jain, Reshma Rose Tom, Krishna V.P. and Brinda S.Menon(II Eng).
Jincy was awarded the best performer award at the function.
Mahima Roselin(III C.E.) and Sancia Marium I.L. (II C.E.) participated in Vivace 2012, the inter-collegiate cultural fest held at St Xavier's college on September 12.
Jini Felix of III English won the best dancer award for on the spot choreo at the cultural fest organised by Amrita College of Arts and Science in December.
Subi Alex and Annie Isabel Jaison of III English won the first and third places respectively for the painting competition conducted by the Taluk office in connection with the voter's day on 22 January, 2013.
DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES 2011-12
STUDENT & FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS 2011-12
Shakespeare Fest -Sonetto Shakespeareano and street play competition Vazhiarike on 20th January 2012
The inter-college/school fest, Panache, was conducted on the 21st of July, 2011 by the English Association of the Department of English at St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam. It was a one day program which consisted of a variety of events, all under a literary theme. The fest was conducted to promote sportsman spirit and teamwork, as well as to increase the awareness of literature and literary characters among the masses. Dr. Tessy Anthony C. who is charge of the English association coordinated the event.
The event commenced with the inauguration of the English Association 2011-12
The over-all winner of the fest was given the Sister Therese-Marie Trophy. The winner was selected by a point system based on individual prizes.
Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology won the Fest by 43 points. The runner-up was Bharata Mata College, Thrikkakara with 40 points
Sr.Mary Rose's Navathy Celebrations
Navathy Celebrations of Sr.Mary Rose was conducted on 2nd December 2011 by the STARS and faculty of the English Department with gaiety and galore. The chief guests were Sr.Mary Rose, former HOD of the English dept, Lida Jacob IAS, Dr.Jancy James, Vice-Chancellor of Central University, Kasarkod and Mrs. V.P. Vilasini Devi, STAR of the English department.
POETRY FESTIVAL 2011
The Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC) organised a National Level English Poetry Festival and General Body Meeting at the college on 17 and 18 September 2011. The festival was hosted and coordinated by the DEpartment of English, St.Teresa's College.
Paper presentations on Indian English poets and Indian English poetry, reading of poems and poetry writing competitions were held as a part of the event.
THEATRE WORKSHOP 2011
The Department of English organised a workshop on 'Behavioral Therapy through Theatre' on the 16th and 17th of June 2011. It was conducted by Dr. K.S.Vasudevan, Ashitha Varghese, Mrs. Sindhu Sajan and Mrs. Mithu Thimothy. The workshop was inaugurated by the eminent Malayalam movie director, Mr. Priyanandan. Rev. Sr. Teresa, Principal of the college, presided over the function, Dr. Renuka S, Head of the Department offered felicitations. Dr. Latha Nair was the coordinator of the event.
- English association activities
- Faculty achievements
- Student achievements
TROP ACTIVITIES 2011-12
This year (2011-2012) we decided to focus on activities that will help the students to improve their vocabulary since its mastery is essential for effective communication. A committee consisting of four teachers (Ms. Jeena Ann Joseph, Ms. Ann Mathew, Ms. Mincy Mathew and Ms. Soumya Nair) had been formed to work out the proposed plan.
On the 28th of September twelve students along with three teachers from the department of English: Jeena Ann Joseph, Soumya Nair, and Ann Mathew, visited the Nayaramblam school for the extension activities. The students who accompanied us are: Swetha Vipin, Annie Isabel, Sarika Das, Nazidha Khan, Neha Anne Varghese from II Literature; Pooja M and Greeshma Joseph from III Literature; Mischelle Tony and Treesa Sruthy from II Communicative; Brinda S. Menon and Gayatri Varma from I Literature.
The class was divided into groups with one tutor each in one group to guide and instruct them during the activity round. The main tutor started with the storyline which was followed by vocabulary based puzzles and games. Secondly we dealt with homonyms, words which are pronounced the same but have different meaning and different spellings) like: Accept/ Except; Advice/ Advise; Hair/ Heir etc After pointing out the differences the students were asked to use those words in their own sentences to analyze whether they have understood it. Finally we conducted a word game in which the word EXAMINATION was given to them and were asked to use the alphabets in it to form other words from it. This helped us to analyze their word power. The students actively took part in the games and the group with maximum points was given a special prize to encourage their efforts. Sweets and pens were distributed to all the children to acknowledge their cooperation which made the event a grant success. The positive feedback that we received from students of Bagavathi Vilasam High school inspired our student tutors a lot. It was a unique experience for our students as well as teachers who got an opportunity to interact and understand the underlying capabilities of the students of Nayarambalam.
The Department of English selected the Bhagavathy Vilasam Government School at Nayarambalam to conduct its TROP (Teresian Rural Outreach Programme) activity. It was decided to impart training in the four language skills of English viz Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Student tutors were trained to conduct classes in batches. The emphasis was on imparting language skills in such a manner that the target group would be able to continue the learning activity as an ongoing process independently.
More on TROP activities......
Old Age Home Visit
Visit to Grace Old Age Home by students and faculty of the English department as a part of Christmas Celebrations
A Save Energy Campaign- A PR Campaign by the III yr Communicative English Students
Mother Digna Ever Rolling Trophy Intercollegiate Debate Competion on 12th March'12
Proposition: "The Resurgence of the Peoples' Movements against corruption in India questions the efficacy of the Parliamentary System"
First prize: Anagha lakshmi, Anjala Parween (NUALS, Kalamassery)
Second Prize: Bhavya Shah, Govindraj Kamath (Chinmaya Vidyapeed)
Best Speaker: Noor Ameena (NUALS, Kalamassery)
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