Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University,Kottayam,Kerala.Re-accredited by NAAC with A grade.Celebrating the Golden Jubilee in 2013-14.
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Features
Established in 1964, the Dept of English offers two Undergraduate courses, BA English Language and Literature and BA Communicative English, and a PG course, M.A English. The Head of the department is Ms. Lincy Joseph.
Our core values are inspired with a mission to create successful, humane, world-class citizens. We hope to build up leaders who inspire a vision, winners who set positive paradigms of action and achievers who have the will and the strength to make a small difference to the larger cause of humanity. The world has been reduced to a global village and so the teaching of the English language and the development of the communication skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening are considered of utmost importance. Our students are mostly from rural, socially and educationally backward areas who are the first generation learners who get higher education in their families. To equip them to be competent in the global community is our aim.

Practice
     We focus on supplementing the curriculum prescribed by the University by enriching classes on developing proper attitude and mind sets in the learners. The advanced areas of study not covered in the syllabus are taken up and specialized lectures are given on them. Quality maintenance is a key concern. Teachers update themselves with current information and knowledge of their respective subjects through Internet, journals and attending seminars, workshops and refresher courses.
A learner-centered teaching method is adopted. Audio-visual aids like OHP, TV, LCD, and CD player are effectively used for various subjects by the faculty.
     Maximum use of the Digital Language lab that uses latest software, digital technology catering to the needs of students in developing spoken English and communication skills is assured.

      There are 300 books in our department library. Three dailies are in circulation in the departmental reading space. The students are motivated to read more by frequent quiz, book-review, news-review and such other activities. Every year a manuscript is also released during the time of the Inauguration of the English Association containing articles by our students.
            Our students are provided with opportunities in event management. Every year they conduct FEST O ICE - a festival of information, communication and entertainment- an inter- collegiate event organized by the students of Communicative English. 
       The Department of English aims at empowering women, making them self reliant and self sufficient in handling life situations. We conduct regular tutorial sessions in which the teacher functions as a guide or a friend trying to inculcate social, moral and cultural values so that they may develop a positive approach to life.
 Most of our students are active members of NCC, NSS, Tourism club and other clubs of our college. 

The Department has an Old Student's Association - FESTA - the Former English Students Teachers Association - functioning very efficiently. Every year, the annual meet of the association is on the Second Saturday of October.

Visits to old age homes, orphanages, and institutes for the mentally retarded are arranged occasionally. Our students and faculty visited the Tsunami affected sites. Voluntary service was rendered to redress the trauma of the victims. This confrontation with the hard realities of life sparked off their team spirit and service mentality and they realized the need for unified action in society.

Best practices observed among the Dept. faculty like celebrating each one's birthday together, having departmental get-togethers on festive occasions, and departmental tours and outings foster better interpersonal relationships.

Thus the Department of English strives to promote the holistic development of the student community and ensures that they are well equipped to face the challenges of their lives with confidence.

Faculty

1.  Ms. Lincy Joseph                       - M.A., M.Phil, B.Ed.

2. Ms. Milon Franz                          - MA, M.Phil, B.Ed, PGDJC, NET, Ph.D.

3. Dr. Lima Antony                          -M.A, B.Ed.,Ph.D.

4. Ms. Mini V.S                        - M.A, M.Phil, B.Ed, NET

5. Ms. Sruthy Francis M              - M.A.,M.Phil, NET

6. Ms. Saumi Mary M                  - M.A.,B.Ed., NET

7. Dr. Liss Marie Das                       - M.A.,M.Phil, NET,Ph.D.

8. Ms. Jasmine Gonesalvez            -  M.A.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.

9. Ms V. Sreeja                                 - M.A., M.Phil, NET

10. Ms. Camilla Diana B. H.             - M.A.,B.Ed., SET, NET

11. Ms.Sheeba V. Rajan                   - M.A., NET

12. Ms. Renjitha Raghunath           - M.A.,B.Ed., NET

ENGLISH ASSOCIATION
2013-14

The English Association was inaugurated by the writer and journalist Shinie Antony on 10th January 2013.  She also gave a Golden Jubilee Lecture on Contemporary Indian Writers.  The manuscript magazine prepared by the students of the English department was released by her.  The UGC national seminar proceedings "Literature and Environment: Deep Ecological Perspectives" with ISBN was released by her on the same day.

 

                                                         Association Inauguration

Proceedings of National Seminar

UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR

The Department of English and Association for Environmental Protection conducted a UGC sponsored National Seminar on 11th and 12th of July 2013 on 'Literature and Environment: Deep Ecological Perspectives.'  The seminar was formally inaugurated by  Dr. V.S. Vijayan, Chairman, Salim Ali Foundation, Trichur. 

                                                         UGC sponsored National Seminar

2012-2013

             The English Association of the college was inaugurated by Dr. Ancy Eapen, Associate Professor of English, U.C. College, Aluva. The manuscript magazine prepared by our students, Lustrare 2012 was released by Dr. Ancy Eapen. There was an enactment of Macbeth by 3rd year Literature students.

              The Department of English observed the Environment day on 5th June 2012. As part of the programme 4 saplings were planted in the garden by teachers and students.  For the improvement of language skills and acquisition of self confidence, the Department of English offers a 25 hours ICT ENABLED ENGLISH ENHANCEMENT COURSE which includes 15 hrs of theory and 10 hrs of practical from January 2013 to March 2013. Together with the language lab sessions and the theory classes, the students become equipped to face the challenges of present day interviews and group discussions gaining self confidence to enter into the thresholds of the extremely competitive world. As part of Community Outreach Programme the II M A English students celebrated the Christmas with the kids and members of 'Snehakoodu' Aluva. They give free English tuitions to the girls in the orphanage.

VIVACE ERA 2012 

             The III year B.A Communicative English students organized an inter-collegiate media and culture fest- as a part of the curriculum. The two-day fest, in which nearly twenty five colleges participated, was conducted on the 11th and 12th of October 2012. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Anwar Saddath, M.L.A, Aluva. Cine actor Mr. Asif Ali was the chief guest. Face Painting, Dress like a Painting, Short Film, Photography, Group Dance, Pair Dance and Western Band were the competitions conducted. A DJ Party by DJ Ryan was also held.

             Goan Institute conducted campus recruitment in our college for the post of Communicative English Faculty on 30-01-2013. Six candidates were selected from the English department. A workshop on short film and feature film titled Mise-en-scene was organized by the Department of English On 15-02-2013. Mr. A. Sahadevan, Associate Editor, India Vision discussed the grammar of movie making - shot, scene, sequence. Students from various colleges participated in this one day workshop.

 

2011-2012

The activities of the English Literary Association for the year 2011 took off on 28 September at 10:30 am in the College Auditorium. The Chief Guest of the day was Dr. P. M. Chacko, Retd. Professor of English, Union Christian College, Aluva. In his Inaugural address, Dr. P. M. Chacko exhorted the students to nurture their language skills through reading literary works. Later in the afternoon, the cultural programmes  performed by the students of the English Department were staged.

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2010-2011  

 

The English Association was inaugurated on 20th Dec 2010 by the Prof. P.J. Joseph, the Chairman of the To-cH Group of institutions.  He spoke on the importance of English in the present day world.  The manuscript 'Srishti' was also realeased on the 1st of December 73 students along with Dr. Molly, Ms.Lima and Ms. Bindu visited 'Aakashaparavakal', a rehabilitation centre form old age women.  It was a very enriching experience and a confrontation with hard realities of the time for everyone.  The time was spent in entertaining the inmates, a sum of Rs 2000 was also donated.

 

English Literary Association Inauguration By Prof.P.J.Joseph

2009-2010 

The English Literary Association was inaugurated by Mr. Manoj K. Das, the Resident editor of The New Indian Express.  He also released the manuscript magazine entitled 'Rivulet'. Ms.Anju Unni of III B.A. English secured IST Prize in Elocution as part of Wild Welfare celebrations. She was also chosen as the Best Allrounder of our college. 

Chakoram '09 

           The final year B.A. Communicative English Students organized  'Chakoram'09, an inter-collegiate short film fest on 25th September 2009.  Renowned cine artists Shri Jayaram and Shri Sasikumar inaugurated the event.  It was followed by the screening of short films.  An open forum was conducted in which Director Mr.Ashiq Abu, Prof V.N.Vinod, Mr. Sreejith, Film Editor and Ms. Indu Rajasekharan answered to students queries regarding the techniques of film making.  Carmel College, Mala secured the first prize.

Magazine release

Shakespearean Drama Fest

 

2008-2009

The Activities of the English Literary Association was inaugurated by Prof Bruce Miller 21st October 2008.  the Association conducted a film talk by the journalist Mr. Vijay George.  A film review session with the support of 'Chitrasala Film Society', Angamaly was also organized in which two movies 'No Man's Land' and 'Getting Home' were screened.  'Nature With Literature' was the vow taken by the students of the English Department in connection with the World Environment day which was celebrated with various awareness campaigns by students.  The II Communicative students secured the second prize for a silent movie competition held at Bharatmata College, Thrikkakkara.

 

English Association Inauguration

Prof. Bruce Miller

In tune with time......

2007-2008  

The English Literary Association was inaugurated by Dr. Varghese John, Principal U.C. College, Aluva.  On the Alzheimers's dau a film review inter departmental competition based on the film 'Thanmathra' was conducted.  The Teacher'd day was celebrated on 5th September.  

III B.A. Communicative students secured the first prize in the inter-collegiate Mock Advertising Competition conducted by the Department of English St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam.  

The III C.E. students prepared a documentary film 'Sameeksha' which was released on July 22nd.  It won a lot of appreciation from the media and the public.

2006-2007

The English Department organized a UGC sponsored national seminar on 'Ideology and Society'.  The seminar was inaugurated by Dr. U.R. Anathamurthy, former president of Sahitya Academy, New Delhi and former Vice-Chancellor of M.G. University.  Dr. V.N. Vinod, Lecturer School of Drama, University of Calicut, Dr. V.C. Harris, Director School of Letters, M.G. University, Dr. Muralidharan, Reader and Head of the Dept. of English, St. Aloysius College, Trichur were among the eminent resource persons for the seminar. 

The English Association conducted an IT aided Literary Quiz competition and an Inter-Departmental Film Review competition .  

40 students along with three teachers visited the rehabilitation centre named 'Akashapparavakal'. The final year Communicative English Students  prepared a documentary on 'Kottayil Kovilakom'.A certificate course in Journalism was conducted.  

The FESTA(Former English Students and Teacher's Association) meeting was held. 

 The English  Association was formally inaugurated by Dr. Mercy Williams, the Hon. Mayor of Cochin Corporation of 17th October 2006.  The manuscript magazine 'Incandescent Dreams' was also released.

UGC Sponsored seminar