Department of English

The department of English was established in 1966, immediately before the launch of the pre-university course. The department offers B.A. English— History, in equal partnership with the department of history, in addition to engaging the common course of all undergraduate programs except BBA.  Thirty students are admitted to the graduate program. The department has a library, computer, printer and internet connectivity. In addition to a language lab with 10 computers, OHP, LCD and some CDs.

Faculty

 No  Name  Designation  Qualifications  Email   Phone  

 1

Seeja H

Asst. Professor

MA ,NET

seejaanamithra@gmail.com

9744910246

 

 2

Chithra.T.J

Asst. Professor

MA ,NET

chithrarajeev@gmail.com

8113005800

 

  3

Sasikumar.P

Asst. Professor

MA ,NET

skmanissery@gmail.com

9446670531

 

 4

Sivsankar S.

Asst. Professor

MA ,NET

evoorsankar@gmail.com

9946507697

 

 5

 

Asst. Professor

 

 

 

 

6

 

Asst. Professor

 

 

 

 

 

Student profile

a. Qualification: Candidates with a pass in the plus two or equivalent examination with any optional subjects are eligible to apply for B.A. English-History.  The rank or index mark is calculated by adding twice the mark of English with total; with this is added 25 each paper on history at the plus two level to the ceiling of 50; if the student has had English as optional at the plus two, 20 is added, subject to the maximum of 40.

b. Present number and categories:

Class

UG I

UG II

UG III

Sanctioned Strength

50

50

30

No.of Students Admitted

     

No of present students

     

 

c. Most of the studying joining undergraduate program in English-History do so after pursuing plus two with arts/humanities combination.

d. The vast majority of candidates are from the socially, economically and educationally disadvantaged families.

 

e. Ranks:

No

Student

Class

Rank

Year

01

K.V.Sheriffa

B.A. English-History

III

2007

 Recent curricular changes

The UG program has been converted into credit and semester system from 2009 admissions onwards.

Learning resources:

  1. The department has a library that possesses three hundred books. More books are bought through Plan and UGC funds. There is a teacher in charge of the library.
  2. The department conceives and organizers regular classes, remedial coaching, tutorial sessions, monthly test papers, seminars and interactive activities to help the student fare well in the examination and, more importantly, to instill a strong scientific sensibility in them.
  3. Modern teaching methods:  In a bid to modernize education, seminars and assignments are given the highest priority. In addition, there are projects which help the student become self-reliant and gain research perceptions. Project works are assigned on the basis of student aptitude and interest, after taking into consideration factors like viability, feasibility, relevance and availability of materials.
  4. Counseling: Teachers widely interact with and counsel student as part of the tutorial and mentoring system. The department maintains highly interactive and congenial environment. Students are encouraged to approach the faculty members as and when they come across academic and personal crises. The teachers, on their part, are always willing to address and help them tide over the crises.
  5. Details of faculty development programs and teachers who have been benefited during the past two years: mentioned in the profile
  6. Participation/contribution of teachers to the academic activities including teaching, consultancy and research:
  7. Formed English Literary club to nourish the literary tastes of students.

Plan for action of the department for the next five years:

  •  Start independent English undergraduate program
  •  Convert the department into a source of communication
  •  Integrate technology with teaching-learning
  •  Frame alternate curricula
  •  Explore the possibilities of starting postgraduate program.
  • Maintenance of full-fledged language lab.
  • Form various clubs such as Theatre club…
  • Celebration of various days which have importance in English language and Literature.
  • Talk of eminent persons.
  • Literary competitions under literary club.