The department of English, was started as a service department in 2003, teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and General English (GE) to Undergraduate Engineering, Nursing, Catering and Business Administration Programs of the University. It has spread its wings to be a full-fledged department, as B.A. English was started in 2016, M.A English in 2019, M.Phil and Ph.D in 2018.
As part and parcel of the premier university in the Indian sub-continent catering to the lingua-franca need of the heterogeneous Indian communities and the students from other Asian countries, the department of English keeps the University's motto of imparting quality education in a cross-cultural ambience, intertwined with extensive application-oriented research. English language instruction in the department aims at the students learning to use English for academic and professional purposes (EAPP) that they join international academic and professional discourse communities.
Our vision is to provide a viable and credible learning experience for aspiring student community and inquisitive researchers who seek to expand their current body of knowledge pertaining to English language and literature across diverse fields of study.
Knowledge dissemination through a need based curriculum and syllabus.
Integrated Language Skills Approach through Technology Integrated and Interactive methodology.
Developing Autonomous Learners for an effective Learning Outcome.
Facilitating experiential research in English language and literature.
B.A - English
M.Phil - EnglishPh.D
PARTICIPATORY LEARNING IN THE COMMUNICATION LAB
The department has taken adequate measures to stock books for primary and secondary sources that help gathering material for researches in English literature and books on English language and linguistics for researches in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching. These apart, teachers make use of the Department and Campus Libraries to prepare for their classes. There are more than a thousand books exclusively for English language and literature studies.
LIBRARY WITH ITS AMBIENCE AND STUDENTS AT STUDY
The Ph.D. and M.Phil scholars whether part time or
full time, are given opportunities to interact with experienced department
faculty to enhance their knowledge and know more about preparing for thesis.
They give seminars regularly that their development is assessed in the doctoral
committee meetings and appropriate suggestions are given to transform them into
scholars in their field of research. So far, the department has produced four
Ph. D. scholars (three in Applied Linguistics and one in Literature) and six M.
Phil. scholars (five in American Literature and one in Technology Integrated
The first batch of B. A. English (2016-2019) and M. Phil. (2018-2019) students are our pride of alumni. B.A students have already set out their wings to join professional courses like B.L and B. Ed. M.Phil students have become assistant professors in different universities.
M. PHIL. (2018-2019) B. A. ENGLISH (2016-2019)
Every year both teachers and students are awarded Certificate of Excellence for their outstanding contribution to teaching and learning respectively and also for 100% attendance. Sports and Cultural events are organized for both teachers and students for better understanding and cooperation among them for a peaceful academic environment. Two of our faculty members have Scopus Author ID: Dr. M. Chandrasena Rajeswaran: 56737043400; Dr. Mary Thomas: 57206668649
ASSOCIATIONS & ACTIVITIES
Language Enhancement Club (LEC): to facilitate and foster English language learning among students.
YACE (Youth Association for Cultural Excellence) Celebrates National Youth Day in the month of March every year with Intra-University students participation in various competitions organized in different campuses and publication of YACE magazine.
Melange’ Club: to develop students’ potential for learning English Language and Literature.
Carpet of Dreams : to showcase students’ knowledge of English Literature.
Theatre Club : to develop students’ acting skills & oral proficiency.
Debating Club: to develop students’ argumentative and persuasive skills
CSR & ISR EVENTS AS THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS PARTICIPATE
TRAINING SESSIONS FOR THE NEWLY INDUCTED TEACHERS
Faculty Development Programs are conducted every now
and then, to update the faculty knowledge for a better classroom teaching and
managing the students and programs effectively. The newly recruited teachers
are given all the support they need, in their initial period of a teaching
Teaching Learning Process
Need based teaching.
Understanding learners’ multiple intelligence.
Understanding learners’ individual differences.
Triggering learners’ cognition with technology integration.
Giving learners opportunities to hone their communication skills for a successful career.
The department has highly qualified faculty, who with their exceptional potential for observation and critical thinking have been periodically contributing to the International Journals on English Language and literature. The department has contributed to eight Scopus indexed journals and more than thirty UGC approved journals. The faculty are on the editorial Boards and Reviewers panels of different International Journals.