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.

 

Courses Offered

COURSE

DURATION

STREANGTH

BA ENGLISH/ HISTORY DUAL CORE

3 YEARS

55

 

Faculty Profile

NO Name Designation Qualification Email Phone
1 Seeja H Assistant Professor M A BEd, NET Seejaanamithra@ gmail.com 9744910246
2 Chithra T J Assistant Professor M A BEd, NET Chithrarajeev@ gmail.com 8113005800
3 Sivasankar S Assistant Professor M A NET, Mphil Evoorsankar@ gmail.com 9946507697
4 Sasikumar P Assistant Professor M A BEd, NET Skmanissery@ gmail.com 8089897778
5 Smitha G Assistant Professor M A BEd, NET,Mphil Smithabunglowil@ gmail.com 9895787142

 

Students Profile

  1. Qualification for Admission: Plus Two/ Equivalent course
  2. Present Number and categories :

 

Class UG I UG II UG III PG I PG II
Sanctioned Strength 56 47 43
No. Of Students Admitted 55 47 43
No of present students 55 47 43
Boys 8 6 7
Girls 47 41 36
SC 9 12  9
ST 2  1  0
OBC and Minority 32  25  26
General 12  12  8

 

Learning Resources  & Facilities

The students of this department are provided with the following resources for  enhancing their academic, research, and employability skills in association with various departments and General Library including manuscript Library. .

Learning Management System (LMS)

Online Education Portal

Mobile App for  LMS

IT Hub for enhancing IT skills

General Library with extensive collection of Books, ebooks, research journals and books for competitive examinations

 

Highlights of the Department

The department offers BA English/ History Dual Core which is a unique course with two main disciplines. As the the students are allowed to pursue History,  English or a number of interdisciplinary subjects for post graduation after completing the course, enhances attraction of this course. The course is also tailor made for state and central civil service examinations as major part of the syllabus are covered by the course which is great benefit for those who are seriously preparing for such examinations.

The department  conducts Seminars, Lecture series, and Webinars as part of faculty development programmes which are useful for the students also. Besides, it  organises various programmes for students such as  quiz competitions, essay competitions and debates. Faculties of the department functions as members of major committees, convenors as well as organisers of of various clubs and in members of various university and state level bords and academic bodies.

Programme Outcome & Course Outcome

 

The Department of English offers BA English/ History Dual Core which consists of  9 courses:

Semester 1: READING POETRY

Semester 2: READING PROSE

Semester 3: READING DRAMA

READING FICTION

Semester 4: MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE

Semester 5: INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH

LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS

Semester 6: LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY

WORLD CLASSICS IN TRANSLATION

The courses are designed in compliance with the stipulations of the UGC and the Calicut University of Kerala. The programmes aim to facilitate the wholesome development of the students. It also seeks to equip them to take on the challenges of future with confidence. In keeping with the vision of the college, the aim is to provide quality education to youth from all sections of society, especially the deprived and disadvantaged, and to mould them into responsible citizens capable of serving the nation.

All the courses offered by the Departments mandatorily include course objectives as part of the introduction. At the very outset of each semester, the teachers discuss and familiarize the students with the course structure of their respective courses. Copies of the entire syllabi are also kept in the individual Department staff rooms for the student’s reference.

 

On the successful completion of any graduate programme, a student is expected to achieve the following attributes:

Semester 1:

READING POETRY

To enhance the level of critical thinking and critically interact with poems from social, political, economic, historical and national contexts.

To introduce the students to t he basic elements of poetry, including the stylistic and rhetorical devices employed in poetry and to various genres of poetry. To train in various perspective reading in poetry like gender, race, caste, ethnicity, religion, region, environment and nation etc.

Semester 2:

READING PROSE

To enhance the level of  critical thinking and critically interact with prose writings from   social, political, economic, historical and national contexts.

To enable to identify the specificities of various modes of prose writing and to equip them to write prose in different modes and to develop the critical thinking ability of the student to respond to various modes of prose writings .

Semester 3:

READING DRAMA

To develop a taste for reading drama with a theoretical basis, and to enter imaginatively into other worlds, and to explore relationships from the different point of views.

To develop a critical understanding of drama and various kinds of theatre and dramatic skills and techniques. To familiarize with the cultural diversity of the world, to provide a meaningful context for acquiring new language and developing better communication skills, to foster a strong sense of involvement to learn through active participation, to facilitate exploration of attitudes, values and behavior and creation of roles and relationships, and to develop confidence and self-esteem in students’ relationships with others and sensitivity towards others.

READING FICTION

To inspire a love of fiction in students, to open up their minds, to stimulate the sympathetic/empathic imagination.

To develop a critical understanding of fiction, to familiarize students with the cultural diversity of the world and to extend various perspective readings, to provide a meaningful context for acquiring and memorizing new language and developing oral skills, to cultivate a sense of involvement which motivates students to learn through active participation.

Semester 4:

MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE

To introduce the general characteristics of the literature and culture of the period and to promote an interest in and knowledge of the literary productions of the age.

To understand the political, religious, social and cultural trends of the Modernist and the  Post  modernist periods, to understand how the literature of the period relates to the important trends of the period, to develop an ability to read, understand and respond to a wide variety of texts of the period, to appreciate the ways in which authors achieve their effects and to develop skills necessary for literary study, to develop the ability to construct and convey meaning in speech and writing matching style to audience and purpose.

Semester 5:

INDIAN WRITING  IN  ENGLISH

To inspire students to approach and appreciate Indian literature in English, to explore its uniqueness and its place among the literatures in English, to motivate students for a critical and comparative study of other literatures in English and to examine the similarities and differences in attitudes, vision and idiom of expression.

To provide an overview of the various phases of the evolution of Indian writing in English, to introduce students to the thematic concerns, genres and trends of Indian writing in English, to generate discussions on the constraints and challenges encountered in articulating Indian sensibility in English, to expose students to the pluralistic aspects of Indian culture and identity.

LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS

The course studies what is language and what knowledge a language consist of, which is provided by basic examination of  internal organization of sentences, words, and sound systems. The course assumes no prior training in linguistics. Students of Linguistics begin their studies by learning how to analyze languages, their sounds(phonetics and phonology), their ways of forming words (morphology),their sentence  structures (syntax), and their systems of expressing meaning (semantics).

To lead to a greater understanding of the human mind, of human communicative action and relations through an objective study of language, to familiarize students with key concepts of Linguistics and develop awareness of latest trends in Language Study, to help students towards a better pronunciation and to improve the general standard of pronunciation inevery day conversation and in reading, to help the students develop a sense of English grammar, idioms, syntax and usage, to improve writing and speech skills.

 

Semester 6:

LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY

To familiarize the students with the literary terms and introduce the various streams in literary criticism, to make them aware of the inter-disciplinary nature of contemporary criticism and to develop in skills for literary criticism.

To make the students aware that all readers are critics, to familiarize them with the factors involved in criticism like interpretation, elucidation, judgement and appreciation, to introduce the students to basic texts in criticism, relating to various movements and schools of thought, to develop critical thinking by introducing various tools of criticism-analysis, comparison, theoretical approaches etc.

WORLD CLASSICS IN TRANSLATION

To develop sensible response to great classics in translation and fine tune analytical skills with a view to achieving a broad, wholesome vision of life.

To introduce students to the world’s best classics in translation, to generate a broad vision  on of life  by making the students to come to grips with universal problems and varied life situations, to make the students to have a feel of excellent classics in translation in various genres-Poetry, Fiction, Short Story and Drama-by a judicious selection. It should instill in the students a spirit of enquiry and further exploration.

 

ANNUAL REPORT 2015-16

             A two-day UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Diasporic Reflectios: An Intermingling of Cultural and Subaltern Perspectives”  was conducted by the Department of English on 29 October 2015 and 30 October 2015. Prof. Anitha Kumari P.N (Principal, Sree Neelakanta Govt. Sanskrit College, Pattambi) delivered the Presidential address and seminar was inaugurated by Dr.E.V.Ramakrishnan (Professor Emeritus, Central University of Gujarat). Keynote address was given by Dr.K.M.Sherrif (Associate Professor,Dept. of English, Calicut University) on “Rethinking Diaspora and Diasporic writing”. The department organised Literary Club And Theatre Club in association with other departments of the college.Various competitions like Quiz competition, essay competition and debate was conducted as a part of the club activities. The faculty members have attended orientation,refresher course, presented and published papers in various seminars

 

ANNUAL REPORT 2016-17

            English Department, consisting of  six faculty members (five permanent and one guest), organised various curricular  as well as extra curricular activities in 2016 – 17. A two-day UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Nation, Body and Performance”  was conducted by the Department of English on 12/01/2017 – 13/01/2017.  The department guided the Literary Club And Theatre Club of the college and organised various competitions such as  like Quiz competition, essay competition and debate.  The faculty members attended orientation and refresher courses, participated and presented  papers in various seminars.  Students of the department participated in college and university level competitions and won prizes in various categories.

 

ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18

         English Department organised various curricular as well as extra curricular activities in 2017 – 18. A two-day UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Auto Fiction and Local History” was conducted by the Department of English in association with department of History from 14/12/2017 to 15/12/2017.  The department convened class PTA meetings for creating a strong bond with the parents and to create awareness about the current teaching  – learning process in the college.  The department in association with department of  history organised study trip for final year students.  The faculty members attended orientation and refresher courses, participated and presented  papers in various seminars. The department  organised various competitions such as  like quiz competitions, essay competitions and debates.   Students of the department participated in college and university level competitions and won prizes in various categories.

 

ANNUAL REPORT 2018-19

The College reopened on 01/06/2018 after the summer vacation. One of the faculties joined in the department from psc list. One guest has also appointed. A two day national seminar on Theorizing Theory: Postmodern and After was organized by the Dept of English, on 25th and 26thOctober 2018.The inaugural session began with the welcome speech delivered by Seeja.H, Asst Professor (Head, Dept of English), followed by the presidential address of Dr.Sheela.S ,Principal, SNGS College, Pattambi. Prasanna.P.K, Vice Principal, Dr.Thanuja.G, PTA Secretary and Arif, Union Representative felicitated the function.Dr.Sherin.B.S, Asst.Professor, Dept of Comparative Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad inaugurated the seminar. In her keynote address Dr.Sherin.B.S spoke for the need for the re-reading of nation. Her topic was writing the Nation.Dr.Kunhammad.K.K, Head, Dept of studies in English, Kannur University gave the talk on New Theories in Post-Postmodernism. Dr.Lal.C.A, Associate Professor of English, School of Distance Education, University of Kerala spoke on the topic Sustainability Imperatives and Higher Education responses. Dr. Abida Farooqui, Asst. Professor, Dept of English, PTM Govt college, Perinthalmanna chaired paper presentation. Papers were presented by faculties from various colleges which were followed by discussion and interactions. Next talk was delivered by Dr.Ajay S Sekhar Asst.Professor, Dept of English, SSUS Tirur Centre, Tirunavaya on the topic Caste, Gender and Marginality: The Kerala Experience.

 

ANNUAL REPORT  2019 -20

  A two day national workshop on Literary Theory: Designs and Methodology was organized by the Dept of English, on 11th and 12thNovember 2019. The inaugural session began with the welcome speech by Seeja.H, Asst Professor (Head, Dept of English), followed by the presidential address of Dr.Jothiraj.M, Principal, SNGS College, Pattambi. Haridasan.V, PTA Secretary and Union Representative felicitated the function. Dr.Gopakumar.V,Librarian,The University of Goa inaugurated the programme. Dr.Hariprasad Athanickal, Associate Professor & Head, Dept of Film studies The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, Rajesh V Nair, Asst.Professor of English, School of Letters, MG University, Dr. Babu.P.K, Associate Professor of English & Principal, MES Mambad College(Autonomous) Kerala were participated as resource persons. 30 teachers, 10 research scholars and 15 students from various colleges took part in the workshop. The Department also conducted an invited lecture in The Lecture Series Programme this year. The Department functions as UG English valuation camp of Calicut University in Palakkad dist. Smitha P, Asst Professor of English; joined in the department. One guest faculty has also been appointed in this year.

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 PLAN OF ACTION

 

                      ACTION PLAN 2015-16

Finalise project submission date on June

Decision to conduct internal Exams

Proposal to conduct PTA meeting before December

To invite an external RP to interact with students

 

                     ACTION PLAN 2016-17

Finalise project submission date on June

Decision to conduct internal Exams

Proposal to conduct PTA meeting before December

To invite an external RP to interact with students

To conduct National and Class seminars

 

                           ACTION PLAN 2017-18

Finalise project submission date on June

Decision to conduct internal Exams

Proposal to conduct PTA meeting before December

To invite an external RP to interact with students

To conduct National and Class seminars

To observe Days- Women’s Day, Independence Day, Earth Day

 

            ACTION PLAN 2018-19

Finalise project submission date on June

Decision to conduct internal Exams

Proposal to conduct PTA meeting before December

To invite an external RP to interact with students

To conduct National and Class seminars

To observe Days- Women’s Day, Independence Day, Earth Day

To conduct study tour before 31St December

       

ACTION PLAN 2019-20

Finalise project submission date on June

Decision to conduct internal Exams

Proposal to conduct PTA meeting before December

To invite an external RP to interact with students

To conduct National and Class seminars

To observe Days- Women’s Day, Independence Day, Earth Day

To conduct study tour before 31St December

To conduct Project presentation and compilation of Literary Terms

 

 

 

Ranks

Name Year Rank/Position
Priyanka Aravind 2015 -16 First Rank
Ramsheena P 2015 -16 First Rank
Faseeha Hannath 2015 -16 First Rank
Vineetha B Nair 2015 -16 First Rank
Sandra Nair 2015 -16 First Rank

 

Research Projects & Publications