Department of 

English

Year of Establishment:

1978

About

The Department of English was started in 1975 and B.A. Branch XII English was started in 1977. The Department is also responsible for the Part II: General English courses mandatory for all undergraduate programmes.


Since its inception, the Department has aimed to train and equip students of the college with language skills to enable them to communicate effectively in their work spaces. To this end the Department has planned its lessons to incorporate requisite elements essential for communication in English like grammar, LSRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) skills and vocabulary exercises. The department is also aware of the changing trends in the industry and has introduced courses in English for Communication as theory and practical classes. This makes the syllabus contemporary and relevant. Students leave the college equipped with language skills and the confidence to participate in group discussions, personal interviews and written tests.


The Department comprises a dedicated team of faculty members who seek to instill a love for the language and effective communication skills in their students. They use a variety of teaching methodologies to ensure that students come to be confident users of the English language. Role play, seminars, individual and group paper presentations, quizzes, debates and group discussions are some of the activities conducted in class to encourage student participation and interaction.


The Spotlight
  • Language Lab courses planned and offered for practical training and exposure

  • A two-part soft-skills course on English Communication Skills with a Language Lab component for all undergraduate students

Programmes Offered

Programme
Shift
Government-Aided
Sanctioned Strength
B.A. English Literature
Shift I
Yes
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Courses Offered

Course
Category
Offered to
Shift
General English (4 semesters)
Part II: General English
All UG Programmes
Shift I
Allied English Society, Literary Forms & History
Part III: Allied
B.A. English Literature
Shift I
English Communication Skills (Theory & Laboratory) (2 semesters)
Part IV: Soft skills
All UG Programmes
Shift I
Introduction to World Literature
Part IV: Skill-based Subject
B.A. English Literature
Shift I
Intellectual Property Rights
Certificate Course
B.A. English Literature
Shift I
Effective Writing Skills
Certificate Course
B.A. English Literature
Shift I
Communication English
Part II: General English
All UG Programmes
Shift II
Essentials of Language and Communication Skills (2 semesters)
Part IV: Soft skills
All UG Programmes
Shift II
Essentials of Spoken and Presentation Skills (2 semesters)
Part IV: Soft skills
All UG Programmes
Shift II
Professional English for Arts and Science (2 semesters)
Part IV: Soft skills
B.A. Economics
Shift II
English for Physical and Social Sciences (2 semesters)
Part IV: Soft skills
B.Sc. Mathematics
Shift II
Professional English for Commerce and Management (2 semesters)
Part IV: Soft skills
B.Com. (General)
Shift II
Professional English for Commerce and Management (2 semesters)
Part IV: Soft skills
B.Com. (Corporate Secretaryship)
Shift II

MoUs

  1. Intellectual Property Rights Attorney Association

Faculty

Dr. Usha Sadasivan

Assistant Professor & HoD

Dr. Priya P.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Muthu Lakshmi D.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Jhansi Rani M.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Subapriya K. R.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Jayanthi S.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Akila Devi V.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Annammal S.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Sunitha S. Rao

Assistant Professor

Ms. Geetha U.

Assistant Professor

Recent Events

  • Student Seminar was organized on 4 March, 2022 on the topic "The Furure of English Language in the Digital World". Dr. Shrimathy Venkatalakshmi , Head, Department of English, Anna University, was the Chief Guest.

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